Dustin Nantais (Toronto)
Some people’s energy is just right. Their vibe jives perfectly with what they’re meant to do. This is exactly Dustin Nantais when it comes to house music.
An artist from the start, Dustin began playing guitar and piano at the age of ten, and by 16 he was producing music and performing in bands. For two yearsbeginning in early 2002, Dustin traveled throughout Ontario and the northeastern United States with an indie outfit, before falling head over heals inlove with electronic dance in ’04.
It didn’t take long for Dustin the DJ toappear in some of Toronto’s coolest underground booths, including those insideBeba, Hotel, Comfort Zone and the legendary Limelight. His mixes have been hosted on radio shows andpodcasts worldwide and he’ll be a featured resident in the bringthebeats /Groove Garden monthly event series debuting this summer at Toika Lounge.
Where Dustin’s truly finding his niche iswithin his production. He’s compiling animpressive catalogue of deep, emotional house that’ll be set for dance-floorconsumption in late 2012. This includesan in-studio collaboration with the Toika series’ other featured talent, CesarCaballero.
You’ll be hard pressed to find someone aspassionate and enthusiastic as Dustin. His positivity is infectious and he’s thankfully transmitting it to theworld through his music. It’s in yourbest interest to stay on top of his funky treats, because Dustin Nantais tunesare the definition of fresh beats.