Pendulum was formed in 2002 by three musicians from Western Australia with similar visions and musical backgrounds. Pendulum’s mission has always been to pull together their production resources, ideas and influences from various styles of music, to create a new sound that they felt was missing from dance… music! The individual members behind Pendulum had been active in Perth’s live music scene for several years: producer / vocalist / keyboardist Rob Swire and producer / bassist Gareth McGrillen played together in the acclaimed Perth band Xygen, while Paul ‘El Hornet’ Harding was a veteran of the Perth DJ scene.
For two decades, Calyx & TeeBee have forged an unprecedented path at the forefront of Drum and Bass. They had already amassed an astounding back-catalogue spanning all of the genre’s seminal labels, before they came together to form a duo 15 years ago.
In the years that followed, Calyx & TeeBee reached new heights with chart-topping singles, prestigious awards, a revered BBC Essential Mix and their acclaimed LPs: ‘Anatomy’, ‘All Or Nothing’ and ‘1X1’.
By 2020, Calyx & TeeBee had built up yet another incredible body of work and once again they returned with new beats – and a brand new concept.
The concept? ‘Plates.’ Taking it back to the days of acetate, ‘Plates’ is a series of releases themed around original dub-plate culture, both musically and aesthetically – culminating in an album of the same name.
This has proved to be yet another welcome return from one of the most revered double acts in drum & bass. Having released a spectacular run of individual ‘Plates’ tracks which have garnered huge support across the entire spectrum of DnB’s biggest names, the duo are about to drop the full LP. Enthusing the concept, Calyx & TeeBee say: “Having released 2 albums and countless singles since we joined RAM Records, we’re excited to be nearing the full release of our third LP and we’ve loved switching things up with our ‘Plates’ series. It takes us back to our DnB roots – both musically, and in terms of how the music disseminates to our peers, fans and ravers”.
Toronto mainstay Lush is widely known and revered as a pioneering Jungle/Drum & Bass DJ in Canada. The DJ’s DJ, as he is continually referred to by his peers, has been a “student” of the art of DJing and a follower of the Hardcore Continuum from Hardcore thru to Jungle, and Drum & Bass for nearing 30 years. His love affair with playing new and exciting music, and a burning desire to share it with people led Lush to start and run Inner City Dance with Toronto icon Marcus Visionary to push their shared taste and aesthetic further, growing in the last 10 years to incorporate four sister labels and represent all facets of their Jungle rooted sound and vision to the world.
With a firm history and foundation already behind him, Lush’s unbridled passion for the music that he plays is as strong today as it has been since the day he started, fueling a legacy that continues to be written.
For over 20 years, Toronto DJ Mr. Brown has helped set the drum-n-bass pace in our city's historic scene. As a promoter with Soul in Motion, Compound, Church Sundays, Forward DnB, and more, he's had his hands on some of the city's most memorable events. As a DJ, he's played across North America and Europe, been hand picked by Hospital to mix the Future Sound of Canada, been featured by DJ Mag, and emerged as one of the continent's foremost selectors. And his broadcasting pedigree as chief host of the longest running radio show in North American DnB, The Prophecy, he's one of the genre's most important taste makers.
If you mix high energy and a whole lot of soul, what do you get? Remedy. Growing up in Toronto, Remedy quickly fell in love with the underground rave scene. After attending her first jungle party, she knew she was here to stay. Outfitted with a set of Tech 12’s and a modest vinyl collection, Remedy was determined to teach herself how to mix in 2009. She relied on her classical music training and her eclectic range of musical influences to guide and inspire her as she learned to command the decks. Remedy has proven herself to be one of the most requested and hardest working DJ’s in the Canadian Bass scene. She has played alongside artists such as Pendulum, Ulterior Motive, Netsky, Phibes, Koven, Shabba D, Harry Shotta, Critical Impact Nu:Tone, Logistics, Muzz, Ray Keith, Kenny Ken, Mampi Swift and MC Funsta to name a few. She’s got a rep for her deep crate, coining the title “Queen of the B Sides” by her peers. With an ear for melodic mixes and complicated break beats, Remedy weaves a narrative through every set. Be prepared to move and be moved.
With 25+ years under his belt in the scene Hydee has built a fanatical fan base through his tireless hard work, impeccable dj skills and the high energy he brings to his sets. He has quickly become a fan favourite in Toronto and brings his music selection, on point mixing and dj skills only a true veteran can bring.
HISTORY is Toronto’s newest live entertainment venue that was opened in the fall of 2021 by Live Nation in collaboration with Drake. HISTORY is a 2,500-person state-of-the-art live music and entertainment venue that sets a new standard for the live experience in Toronto.
HISTORY is conveniently located at 1663 Queen Street East (just east of Coxwell Avenue) in The Beaches neighbourhood.
Freakout has multiple ticket types available for this show!
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