Saturday August 11th, 2012
10:00pm - 4:00am @ XS Toronto
Republik (Main Room):
Prok & Fitch
Tipped by the national media as ‘One’s To Watch’, Beatport’s Artist tip in 2010, and rave reviews throughout 2011, Prok & Fitch have more than proved the journalists’ predictions right. The hottest DJ/producer pairing in house music have chalked up an impressive array of achievements over their 6 years working together, with annual worldwide tours from Brazil to Australia alongside their full international DJ diary.
Now focusing on their original productions, Ben Prok and James Fitch’s works have been signed to some of the biggest names in the business: Axtone, Great Stuff, Toolroom Records, CR2, Stealth, 303Lovers and more. With serious and diverse support from the likes of Carl Cox to the Swedish House Mafia, Pete Tong to Tiesto there’s few clubs worldwide which haven’t witnessed the Prok & Fitch reaction.
The boys have also been remixing for some heavy duty names including Laidback Luke, Moby and Strictly Rhythm. Their own imprint, Floorplay Music continues to sign strong projects too, notably a smash from ATFC & David Penn – there’s no doubt that Prok & Fitch is becoming the byword for superior skills in quality house music. As 2012 kicked off the label approached 30 releases & some great new music releases scheduled throughout the year.
Floorplay Music is much more than a record label though – it’s a way of life! Floorplay parties have quickly become stuff of late night legend. What started off as a small label showcase night has turned into regular roadblocks and sell outs in Brighton, Dubai and London. The Guardian, Mixmag, IDJ and DJ magazine have all proclaimed Floorplay to be the ‘best night in the South’ and it’s easy to see why – guests have included Dirty Vegas, Chris Lake, Mark Knight… the list just goes on.
In the DJ booth, it’s all about the groove with these guys, whether they are on a line up with the underground crew keeping it deep and dark or playing in the big main rooms for the masses, their versatility and acceptance across genres has been key to their success to date! Having rocked the main stages at the infamous Sunburn Festival in Goa & many other festivals and playing at some of the most prestigious clubs in the world: Amnesia in Ibiza, Sankeys in Manchester, Pacha in Sao Paolo and Circus in Montreal, it’s difficult to find a country that they haven’t visited in the past 12 months.
2012 is shaping up very nicely, with there’s busiest DJ diary to date, hotly anticipated releases on Floorplay, Great Stuff & Toolroom in the first quarter of the year. Expect collaborations with Filthy Rich, Rene Amesz, Marco Lys & more all the ingredients are in place for 2012 to be their best year yet…..
Provoke | Canada
Bass Room (Upstairs):
Since 2006, Dr. Ozi have been breaking moulds. From Chris and Nix’s humble beginnings in Brampton, Ontario, the duo have been making bigger waves and bigger noises than any that have been heard before in the Toronto Electronic scene. A loyal following of young fans had formed around the pair of innovators right out of high school; Dr. Ozi started producing with exciting Electro pouring out of their speakers, and as Chris and Nix evolved their sound, so did the genres around them. Bringing across their screeching highs and intricate basslines, the pair moved their focus to a just-blossoming Dubstep and, within no time, their sound was being heard in clubs and bars across Toronto with an online presence that grew with every drop. Releasing tracks with unprecedented speed, whole features on music websites and Dubstep forums were being dedicated to the unique sound of their original work. It seemed that every day they were unleashing some kind of unstoppable horror upon the Electronic music world – Dr. Ozi has come to be a revered name and a proud force, a trademark of Toronto’s talent. Armed with their iconic Red Cross and a hard drive full of noise, Dr. Ozi continues to push boundaries and lighten dimly lit clubs with a flashing, fast paced sound.
Hugs Not Drugs
Aurum (Side Room):