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Toronto DJ Diaries - Chapter 5

Toronto DJ Diaries - Chapter 5

Michael inside the 89.5 CIUT studios.

Michael inside the 89.5 CIUT studios.

Chapter 5 - 89.5 CIUT “Worldwide”

Paul and I got word that the University of Toronto radio station, 89.5 CIUT was desperate for volunteers.  So, we threw our hat in the ring and started volunteering at the station on St. George.  We started off as receptionists.  I would handle Monday’s, Paul would handle Wednesday’s and our job was to answer the phones and do whatever menial jobs the station staff needed.  We did that for about 6 months, and through that time we got to meet and connect with the station manager, the sales team and most importantly the program director, Mopa Dean.

One Wednesday afternoon, we got word that someone could’t make their show the following Monday morning.  We immediately told Mopa that we could fill in, and he said yes.  So the following Monday, we got there early, carrying our turntables and records up three flights of old creaky stairs, and set-up in the studio.  I was attending Seneca Collage for Radio and TV Production, so I was already comfortable running the board and speaking on the mic, and I knew what to say and when to say it.

Once the show was done, we were extremely happy with how we performed, but we could have never even imagined what happened next.  Mopa Dean stepped through the door and said “that was amazing!  One of the best shows I’ve ever heard!  We’re in the process of changing the the schedule and want to add some more shows, and your one of them.”  

Paul and I were shocked!  We were getting our own show!  It was like a Made for TV Movie; we couldn’t believe! it  About a month later, we where on-air and “Worldwide” was born.

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WedLuxe Wedding and Fashion Show

WedLuxe Wedding and Fashion Show

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Honoured to be the offical DJ for the first ever WedLuxe Fashion Show taking place inside the WedLuxe Show on January 14, 2018 at the Carlu in Toronto.  Blessed to be working with the producers of World Mastercard Fashion Week, Monarch Events.  This is going to be one event you don't want to miss! 

For more information and tickets click here.

2017 - The Year in Photos

2017 - The Year in Photos

2017 was filled with so many exciting private events and weddings and I was so blessed to work with so many gifted photographers who specialize in capturing the magic, especially on the dance-floor.  

A BIG THANK YOU to 5ive15ifteenBarbara Ann StudiosCorina V PhotographyDanijela Weddings, Elizabeth in LoveIkonicaMango StudiosSamantha Ong Photography,  Tara and Barb of Tara McMullen Photography and When He Found Her.  I'm humbled to get to work with such talented people.

Can't wait to see what 2018 has in store!  Get ready to Be Moved.

Top 10 Most Requested Songs Of 2017

Top 10 Most Requested Songs Of 2017

Every year around this time I post the most requested songs from the past 12 months and below are the top 10 of 2017, so here we go!

10.  Mi Gente - J Balvin, Willy William, Beyonce - This song came out late in the year but came out with a bang!  Dance-floor masher!

9.  Shape of You - Ed Sheeran - Ok, a little off topic but I've seen this guy perform live and he brings it each and every time.  To watch him do what he does, just him and his guitar, is worth the price of admission.  Plus, this song always gets the floor moving.

8.  Pony - Ginuwine - This is a late, late, late night song.  We'll leave it at that.

7.  Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G. - "It was all a dream...".  No song has a greater intro!

6.  Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys - There are very few songs that people remember the dance-routine from, and this is one of them.

5.  Don't Stop Believin' - Journey - Some may be sick of it, but it's a classic.  Period.

4.  THE TRAGICALLY HIP.  Canadian Icons.  I had so many requests, not for specific songs, but just for "The Hip".  So I picked my favourite "Bobcaygeon".

3.  Ignition (RMX) - R. Kelly - "Now usually I don't do this but ah..."

2.  24K Magic - Bruno Mars - The title says it all, it's MAGIC.

1.  Despacito (RMX) - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber - Like 2013's "Blurred Lines" it started off HOT but like any amazing song, got played out fast.  Regardless, when the song comes on...Tengo que bailar contigo hoy.

To enjoy all these tracks, click play on the Spotify link below.  Parental Advisory.  Spotify account required to hear the whole track.