The best dance studios to watch at your local dance festival are in a new CBC News series called Best Dance Studios.
In the first part of the series, CBC Toronto’s Kaitlin O’Connor examines which dance studios are best for people looking for something a little different, and which are just plain boring.
This week, we look at the latest in the genre of dance house, which combines dance music with hip-hop and EDM, and the more mainstream dance studio types.
For a more in-depth look at dance music in general, we turn to a little-known dance producer known only as Mr. Fuzz.
“I just love to make dance music, but I’m also into fashion, so I love the cool trends,” Mr. Furuzz says.
The 25-year-old’s label Mr. Basset Hops is part of a new wave of dance music producers who make music with a dance element, with producers like Zebra Katz, Fuse, and Fuzzy Boots making tunes for the dance floor and hip-hoppers like the likes of Mr. Muzz and Mr. Lulu adding dance-y elements to their songs.
In a world where DJ’s have become more mainstream, dance music is still a niche, but Mr. Niles is trying to break into the dance game, and he’s got a track on his new album called The Good Life.
“This album is about trying to figure out what my style is and how I want to make music,” he says.
“It’s my attempt to find something different to do in this world.”
What’s on the new album?
The Good Day is Mr.
Niles’ debut studio album.
“If I’m going to make a record, I want it to be good,” he explains.
“My record has a lot of good ideas and I want the listeners to love it.
It’s not just a dance album.
I want people to see my talent and to appreciate it, and I have to make it sound good.” “
Music videos are hard to make, because I have a lot to learn.
I want people to see my talent and to appreciate it, and I have to make it sound good.”
Mr. B.J. Thomas, a DJ who’s been in the industry for a few years, says he’s proud of the direction the industry has taken, and that Mr. Nas is an important figure.
“There are people that I think are a little bit out of step with the times,” Mr Thomas says.
As a DJ, Mr. Thomas has been trying to get his act together since the early 2000s, and says he still has plenty of work to do to catch up to the rest of the world.
“When I was younger, I was on stage a lot, and it was a great experience, but now I’m a little older and I’m still trying to do that, and a lot more people are trying to come up and take me up on it.”
The new album also features a guest appearance from another Toronto DJ, Sam Smith, who is also the head of Mr Niles label.
The Good Days album is due out on April 17, and is available for pre-order through the Mr.
For more on Mr. Nassir, check out our interview with the Toronto DJ.