Fresh Beats w/ Ricky Ryan & Cesar Caballero

On October 4, 2012, bringthebeats is officially 10-years old!

I can hardly believe it.  It’s absolutely surreal to think we’ve been around that long.  What we do here has definitely become a huge part of who I am; and I like to believe, who we are.  It’s been a truly remarkable ride up till now.

Fresh Beats w/ Ricky RyanBut for the sake of the entire crew, I wish I could say every minute of the past decade was great.  Unfortunately, it’s not always been that way. I seem magnetically drawn to drama, but in my defense, it’s always been in an attempt to make people dance.

Let’s face it; we’re not spending all this energy on a scene that’ll make us rich. On the contrary, if you dig through the archives, you’ll see we’ve done everything we can to protect the niche. We’re not promoting the flavor of the month and we’re not hosting mixes that’ll attract thousands (though one day they will… mark these words).

We’re growing this movement progressively, with music we love passionately, and by default, the creators who we believe in unequivocally. We have a plan and we’re sticking to it. Just like the best nights on the dance floor, our project is on a slow, steady build toward popularity. It’s a business for us; but we’re not it for the money.  bringthebeats is in business of good vibes.

Fresh Beats w/ Cesar CaballeroIf we can ever make it happen on a larger scale, then some cash is inevitably going to make it in our pocket. But if everything stays the same, at the very least, we’ll have these special times stored in the network to be remembered forever.  You can’t place a value on that.

What bringthebeats has lacked (and has probably always held us back) is a dedicated resident. We’ve needed somebody who’s not only in this to be a DJ, but someone who sincerely respects the power of music.  A talented dude opening the room will bring us credibility.  When he rocks rooms, that’ll put us on the path to making some money.

It took us ten years, but we finally found that guy; someone to pave the way for bringthebeats in Toronto and beyond. Cesar Caballero has been around the block and it’s led him to our dance floor. Our voice in the local club (and soon enough around the globe) is coming from the Groove Garden and man does it ever sound cool.

The magic moment where our momentum will most certainly pick up is on October 13th when Cesar performs alongside the man who represents the past, present and future of what we do. Whether we’re tag teaming on the GU board or working together to move people on the dance floor, Ricky Ryan has always been on our side.

He’s a producer in the booth and a DJ in the studio. Few have this electronic music thing figured out like Ricky. This deep, melodic birthday gift confirms, it was an absolute must he be here for our 10-year anniversary.

HUGE thanks to everyone who’s honoured us with their support since 2002. Sooo much appreciation goes to all who’ve hooked us up with beats, and those who’ve dug them as much as we have. The most love goes to Adriana for allowing this to go on as long as it has, and for her advice in the good times and the bad.

Once again, WHAT’S GOING DOWN IN OUR UNDERGROUND is about to get really, really good, and I’m super proud to say, we always knew it would.



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  1. Bonnie says:

    10 years is crazy G!! WOW. A huge congratulations!! Hard to believe I met you over 8 years ago – in Ottawa!

    So many good times, so much amazing music, so many awesome people, so many new discoveries. And such a huge amount of appreciation that goes out to you, Adri, and the whole crew for continually bringing us the beats time and time again with an unlimited passion for the music. Ricky is such a great mentor, musician and all around incredible guy and we can’t wait to have him back on canadian turf!! And Cesar is a perfect compliment to the South American family of treasures that we’ve been so privileged to find and adopt :) CAN NOT WAIT for Oct.13th!!!

  2. barney says:

    Thanks a million B!! You’ve definitely been a driving force behind our positive vibe. Soo looking forward to doing it again in two weeks… it gonna be epic!!

  3. ricky ryan says:

    thank u! much love and respects :).

  4. Diana says:

    That’s right it’s only gonna get better!!! Thanks to your dedication and true love for the groove G! you, Adri and the crew have made this movement reality and I’m honoured to be sharing this amazing times with all of you! BIG ♥

  5. barney says:

    Thanks Diana… you and Cesar will definitely take this thing to the next level. Can’t wait!!! xxoo

  6. André says:

    CONGRATS !!!

    <3 this set so much Ricky.
    Is it possible to get a tracklist ?

  7. ricky ryan says:

    we are in this together :)..

    01* System Of Survival – Lego (Original Mix / RR Intro) – BPITCH CONTROL
    02* Adana Twins & Doctor Dru – Juicy Fruit (Original Mix) – WOK
    03* Tom Flynn – White Drum (Original Mix) – CIRCUS
    04* Alex Niggeman – Dont Wait (e!t Remix) – POKER FLAT
    05* Mario Basanov – We Are Child Of Love (The Mekanism Remix) – NEEDWANT
    06* Tom Middleton – Cicadas (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – DEFECTED
    07* Guy J – Lost & Found (Original Mix / RR Edit) – LOST & FOUND
    08* Chelonis R. Jones – Pompadour (Gorge Remix) – WOK
    09* Thugfucker – Disco Gnome (Original Mix) – LIFE AND DEATH
    10* Alejandro Mosso – Cashmere (Original Mix) – MOSSO
    11* Jozif – Lady Bs Lullaby (Original Mix) – CULPRIT
    12* Sailor & I – Tough Love (Aril Brikha Remix) – ART OF VENGEANCE
    13* Tensnake – Congolal (Original Mix) – AZULI BLACK