David served the Toronto community as radio host, programmer and producer of Dave’s Dance Music on 88.1 CKLN for 21 years (1981 to 2002). Dubbed as “The Understated Daddy of the Dance Scene” by the Toronto Star (April 1996), David is widely regarded as being a driving force in bringing Dance Music to the airwaves of Toronto. As a pioneer on Toronto’s airwaves, he introduced the beat-mixing format and club-wise presentation of the Dance Music genres of Hip Hop, House, R&B and Electro-funk to his audience.
With a very unapologetic love for many genres of music, Intelx is no stranger to this business. Coming from a highly affiliated musical family and upbringing, Intelx began to exercise his love for the artform when he purchased his first pair of SL 1200 turntables at 14 years old. His love for vinyl allowed him to not only stay current with the music of the time but also pay homage to what was prior and expanding his ear. This lead him to have a keen desire for exploring the creative process where he found himself manipulating sounds and creatively crafting his own beats. The Build Co member is currently giving back to the beat community through his show, Sounds In The Hereafter/PTRN SLCT and various projects within the culture.
What makes DJ Jairzinho different is that his love for music goes far beyond the sound and lyrics. For him its all about the engagement and being at one with music, creating and giving good vibes to his audience. Being into all genres and listening to anything that is creatively good makes DJ Jairzinho a rounded and diverse DJ who can entertain any audience. Currently he heads the UK & Europe division of iLive Radio and is known for his Ladies Seduction Slow Jam Selection during his renowned Luvfreeness Radio Show right here on iLive Radio.
Known for his soulful, passionate voice Ray Robinson has been enticing listeners for the past 10 years. His musical expertise extends beyond his singing capabilities; he is a producer and songwriter and an established leader in the music community. Outside of his musical talents Ray’s interests extends to community work. It is his belief that we as a society can grow and change if we look outside our door and help our fellow neighbour.
Lucia Dee is a 19yr entertainment veteran and lifelong music lover. She began working in television for NUE-TV in Washington DC in 1999, while developing a solid freelance career. Lucia has directed, and produced short films, EPKs, documentaries, music videos, and live shows for artists such as Poor Righteous Teachers and Mobb Deep. It was her work behind the camera that lead her to CIUT 89.5FM where she focused her lenses on hip hop greats like Royce Da 5'9, Boot Camp Clik and Cappadona. The next step for Lucia was hosting the Friday night classic, Nocturnal Noize with DJ Law and nightly news for Project Bounce. She now serves as Station Manager at iLive, as well as Host of Honey Drop.
Darrel “Alize” Murray began his career at the young age of 13. Driven by his relentless passion for all types of music.Darrel Alize has played across Canada and even captured hearts of fans in New York, Atlanta as well as Los Angeles. He also spent three years on the legendary radio program “The Power Move Show” heard on CKLN 88.1 FM.
Wherever there is a microphone, and turntables (whether vinyl or CD Js), there will be entertainment provided by the master of ceremonies, Mixmaster J!
Sonny Dunn has been DJing for 10 years and is lucky to have been schooled by some masters in the art of mixing records.
Growing up in the culturally deprived suburbs dj gazza found escape in alternative radio (CFNY) and imported music magazines (The Face, Record Mirror) As an employee on the infamous Twilight Zone he picked the brains of the resident djs: The Assoon brothers and Don Cochran. He would compile their playlists and look for the records at various shops: Carnival , Starsound , Record Peddler and of course Goodwill
A lifelong music fanatic, Geoff began deejaying 25 years ago. Starting out in hip-hop, he soon moved over to house music. Both styles of music exposed him to the original soul, jazz, funk and disco samples that opened him up to deeper cuts from those genres.
Like many innovators before him, Kush Nubia refuses stay in one lane. Considered a tastemaker in Toronto’s Afro-House scene, the multitalented DJ/Producer has embarked on yet another journey with a series of EPs through his publishing company Motosimba Music. Today, Kush continues to deliver to the world the message of oneness through music.
Patrick O. Morris is an author (Soothe My Soul the Poetically Exposed series). A poet, public speaker, community worker, model and TV host. His involvement with a wide variety of people has given him a well-rounded view of the world around him