From Toronto house parties to exclusive soirees in Europe and the South Pacific, Daniel has DJed across the globe. Wherever he travels, he’s always listening, processing, taking in new music that will contribute to the holistic experience he believes crucial to any set. For Daniel, it’s an act of matchmaking, of marrying action and sound. Ever-present, he picks up on audio and visual cues and gets a visceral feel for the room so he can find the right track at the exact right time. Funk. Disco. Electronica. House. At the end of the night, when the dance floor is packed, Daniel wants to feel he’s held the crowd 1n suspense and taken them on a journey.
Elise LeGrow first became obsessed with singing at roughly the same age she began speaking, and by the time she hit her teens, she was working her way through the American songbook at nightclubs in her native Toronto and touring with an indie rock band on the side.
With a thunderous rasp, spellbinding style and elegant, dynamic mystique, Elise LeGrow is the Canadian powerhouse defying pop culture chronology wowing Questlove, Betty Wright and a crew of R&B legends along the way. She melds fiery passion and sophistication with just a hint of sandpaper grit in a voice that could only belong to a star, no matter the era or genre.
Being an integral part of the Toronto cultural scene for the last 23 years, Dr. Draw is known as the first violinist to venture from rock and classical into electronic music culture. and a Canadian heartthrob in the early 2000’s, though with ambitions and audiences reaching far beyond the borders of the city of his youth, Dr. Draw has seen much renewed success in the past 4 years. Internationally, he has performed for the opening of the Westfield World Trade Center 9/11 memorial in 2016, at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC representing Toronto’s culture and diversity in 2017, alongside members of the Gypsy Kings in Mexico, for TV appearances in Sri Lanka, and was once again invited to perform at the Sovereign Art Foundation’s Art Fund in Hong Kong in 2019. Dr. Draw has also opened for many star acts these past 4 years including John Legend, Mariah Carey, Shaggy, 2 Cellos, and Drake.
Miles is an accomplished Tenor and Soprano saxophone player based in Toronto. He studied classical saxophone at the University of Western Ontario and Jazz with numerous teachers in the Toronto scene, most notably Jane Fair. Miles’ passion lies in contemporary music, backing up and providing a strong presence on stage with many of Canada’s great performers and DJs. His career started with Mark Haines, led to work with Divine Brown, and many of the greats of the Canadian independent music scene. As of late, Miles has been touring with Sean Jones who is represented by Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment (Tenors) and contributes to the live music program of BELLOSOUND in the form of coordinating talent and performing with BELLO’s talented roster of DJs.
DJ French Thomas & Ami 8
“DJ French Thomas & Ami 8 are French DJs who bring the New York rooftop and Ibiza sunset house vibes to Toronto. Always carrying a narrative arc, their mixes take the listener on a house music journey – jazzy, deep, soulful, sunsoaked and atmospheric, drawing inspiration from classic New York and Chicago sounds, Brazilian rhythms and Balearic sunsets. The DJ duo – whose past geography includes Paris, Bordeaux, Prague, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Abidjan – bring their deep, soulful, atmospheric, Balearic back to back mixes to Chotto Matte and W Hotel on Fridays and Saturdays, while also sharing the Detroit/NYC/Chicago classic house sound at their Junction Underground monthly residency. Drawing inspiration from: Franck Roger, Atjazz, Next Evidence, Kerri Chandler, Mark Di Meo, Fred Everything, DJ Spen, Louie Vega, Manoo, Rocco Rodamaal, Ron Trent, David Morales, Kevin Yost, T.Markakis, B&S Concept, Delano Smith, Rick Wade and Satoshi Fumi; nights at Cielo in New York, Djoon in Paris, Lazy Dog parties in London and Akasha nights in Ibiza; and labels such as NRK, Nervous Records, King Street Sounds, Buzzin’ Fly, Oh! Records Stockholm, Unknown Season, i! Records, Salted Music and Personal Belongings.”