Born into a family where art was a big part of everyday lifein the household, Ricky discovered his passion for music at a very young age.As a kid, he started off recording his own mixtapes on cassette players andteaching himself how to play instruments. The more his passion for musiccontinued to grow, he realized he wanted to further his DJ career by exploringother opportunities. It was at this time he made the move to Toronto, a citywhere talent and underground house music go hand-in-hand.
Ricky Syfer was quickly discovered in 2009 by one of the most prominent housemusic promoters in Toronto at the time. He began playing boat cruises and afterparties that summer and was instantly recognized by the underground scene asbecoming one of the city’s most sought after DJs. As the locals danced away tohis eclectic mix of groovy baselines and spanish-infused flavours, theywondered “where did this guy come from?”
That same year, he was invited to Beirut to play at the infamous club TheBasement. That was a an experience he would never forget. He began holdingmonthly residencies in Toronto’s favourite clubs including Footwork, TheGuvernment, and the world renowned afterhours club, The Comfort Zone. As theunderground scene in Toronto continued to explode, Ricky quietly made his wayfrom behind the decks to the studio. Toronto locals began following him toevery party, dancing away until the wee hours of the morning. Since moving tothe city, he has played alongside the likes of Davide Squillace, Tim Green,Barem, Luca Bacchetti, Coyu, Edu Imbernon, Carlo Lio, Paco Osuna, just to namea few.
His inspiration manifests from his ever-growing passion for music coupled withthe opportunities he has had to play alongside some of the most well-knowninternational artists in the industry. As of summer 2011, Ricky has decided tospend more time in the studio to focus on his production. Anyone can tell youRicky Syfer is one to watch out for.