Part of what makes techno music — and the people that follow it, dance to it, and create it — so universal is what inspires it.
For some, they’re born into global hotbeds like Berlin, surrounded by the music that speaks to them. For others, like Weska, they find it through a more circuitous path. Growing up in midtown Toronto, Weska was first attracted to what he and his friends called electronic music after hearing it used in the bike, skate, and ski/snowboard movies they watched.
Artists like Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, and M83 buzzed through his speakers as Weska, then a talented mountain biker, snowboarder, and skater, watched the professionals stomp tricks to those enticing sounds.
From there, his musical journey quickly brought him past extreme sports (though he still shreds from time to time) and into the more rarefied — and refined world — of what he later discovered as progressive house. By the time he was 16, Weska was focused on the music. His desire to create underlined his discovery, producing sounds through university and onward.
He drew inspiration from the melodies from the likes of John Digweed, Steve Angello, and Eric Prydz. Although his sound hasn’t always remained the same, his mission has: to make people dance. First, for his friends at house parties, then in small clubs in the university town of Kingston, Ontario, and on to big rooms in Toronto, and then around the world.
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Saturday, 28 March 2020Die RaketeNuremberg /Germany