EDM TOR is a resource for electronic music fans to find DJ news, event photos, releases, interviews, reviews, and upcoming gigs in the Greater Toronto Area. We are a part of the EDM Around The Globe network founded in New York City by David Guzman. To learn more about EDM Around The Globe and its affiliates, like their Facebook page EDMATG and follow them @EDMATG.
David is the Founder and Creator of EDMNYC, EDMPENN, EDMDC, EDMMIA, EDMLA, EDMTOR, EDMPOL, EDMGUA, EDMITA, EDMGER, EDMENG and the EDMATG Network. EDM Music is this man’s life and passion, and he has spent many years building his EDM Family.
It was in ‘98 when she first heard productions by Brooklyn Bounce that Adele Desloges realized she felt a natural attraction to EDM. In no time, she had encountered tracks such as Mauro Picotto‘s Komodo (Save a Soul) and ATB‘s version of Olive‘s You’re Not Alone, and she realized her connection to trance music. Although she predominantly listens to Trance, she can be found on many a dance floor taking photos and dancing beside you. It was during Electric Zoo Festival 2011 when Adele met David Guzman, the head of the EDMATG brand. A friendship grew between the two of them due to their similarities and when David noticed the passion Adele had for dance music and combined that with her drive and skill for photo, video, and the media, he asked her lead the Toronto team.
It was love at first drop. Ashlyn became intensely drawn to rave culture after her first show, a passion which has continuously blossomed ever since. Attending Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival in 2015 was a magical, life inspiring experience. You’ll always find her dancing in the middle of the crowd, connecting with the music, the lights, and the atmosphere. Dream on little dreamers!
Jade, Editor & Writer
Jade is an editor and writer at EDM TOR. She moved to Toronto in 2015 and dove head first into the city’s rave scene. Drawn most strongly to trance, psytrance, and happyhardcore genres, she can be found on the dance floor at least once or twice a week in different venues across the city. When not playing with words on a computer or burning up a dance floor, she likes the outdoors, LARP, attending conventions and playing with her dog and cat.
Most of the EDM TOR team hails from the GTA, but for one. Luc met our Manager Adele on the same day Adele the man who gave us EDM TOR – at Electric Zoo 2011 in NYC. Luc writes for the team while living in the city of Chicago, IL, where he is a biomedical engineer by day and a musician by night. You may meet Luc on one of his trips to attend a trance event in Toronto or Montreal, or at a major music festival somewhere on earth.
Alysha grew up listening to trance and electro-house, so it’s no surprise that she jumped right into Toronto’s rave scene upon moving there in 2014. Drawn most strongly to trance, psytrance, progressive and deep house, you can find her getting her groove on at events all across the city. When she’s not at shows, she likes to read, work out, and chill with her cats.
Miss Raquel Richards has earned the title of Canada’s #WomanofHouse and “Queen of the Dancefloor”. She has spent over 15 years working in Canada’s Electronic Dance Music Scene and is a well respected artist interviewer, tastemaker, and music journalist.
She hosted Pride Toronto’s Bud Light “Dirty Disco” and OLG Central stages for seven consecutive years, and has produced and hosted events at nearly every Toronto venue.
She’s heard on “The Block Party” with host Lil’Jay on WhiStle 102.9FM and is a regular guest on The Shaun Proulx Show on SiriusXM – Canada Talks where she discusses her featured blog from The Gay Guide Network.com. She even has a regular Top 10 chart on Beatport.
She was the VJ for Canada’s national music video show “electronica” on bpm:tv. She owned, co-founded, and was the editor-in-chief of Scenester Magazine, and even produced and hosted “Scenester Channel“, Scenester Radio, and “The Miss Raquel Show“. Raquel Richards is truly the voice of Canada’s electronic scene.
Alix can be found dancing at Electro, Dubstep and other bass shows, no matter the scale. Her interest in EDM began in high school when she was listening to artists deadmau5, Tiësto and Armin van Buuren. During her years at Humber College, her taste developed into Dubstep and Electro genres more specifically. She has been hooked on the bass music scene in Toronto for a few years now, regularly in attendance at Bassmentality events, and she’s a dedicated WEMF (World Electronic Music Festival) attendee. She has never felt more a part of something than when she goes hard at an electronic music event, and she feels privileged to be a part of the beautiful chaos, whether it’s writing reviews, getting exclusive interviews, or dancing like it’s no one’s business.
Trance Mom, Above & Beyond button pusher, and dedicated trance enthusiast – Shannon joined EDM TOR in 2017 as a contributor because she likes being part of the full experience. Sharing musical moments with others has been an important piece of Shannon’s rave experience dating back to ’97 when Christopher Lawrence installed the beat in her soul. Whether she’s posting from underground locations in Montreal or a valley in San Bernardino, Shannon loves traveling for trance on behalf of #TeamEDMTOR. In real life, Shannon has a trance family of her own in her son DJ Fireboltz and dog Armin van Westie. Her professional experience and background in strategic development makes Shannon a wicked edition to our team.
Lindsay Cabrera, LCPR
Lindsay is an EDM enthusiast. It is her passion, lifestyle and motivator. It all started in 2010 and since then Lindsay has attended EDC Las Vegas twice, Winter Music Conference three years in a row, and had the opportunity to attend Tomorrowland 2013 in Boom, Belgium followed by Ibiza this summer. Lindsay is a publicist for EDM Artists Worldwide, and launched her own PR agency called LCPR in 2013. Although Lindsay likes many genres of the EDM subculture, Lindsay is in love with the sounds of Deep House with some of her favorites being Lee Foss, Jamie Jones, Dusky, Blond:ish, Toronto’s very own Art Department, and more. We are very proud to have Lindsay work in conjunction with Team EDMTOR.