As Smalltown DJs we began producing and releasing mash-ups, rap acapellas over top of well-known and unlikely instrumental versions. Mixing rap with dance music. Pressing them to vinyl. It seems archaic but we had to do that to be able to play the sound we wanted. Guys like DJ AM & Canada's own A-Trak continued to bridge the gap between pop, rap and dance music.
There's a good chance lovers of the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) spent at least one day in Toronto this summer. That because with over four new EDM festivals announced -- Digital Dreams, Identity Festival, Full Flex Express and VELD Music Festival -- Toronto was the place to be for fans of the explosive music genre with over 100 DJ's traveling to the heart of the city to perform.