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Scarborough, ON seems to be the breeding ground for many a DJ talent. DJ XTC who also hails from this musically and culturally diverse borough of Toronto has his earliest influences rooted in the music of Percy Sledge, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, and Kenny Rogers that used to transcend from his mother's stereo (read as "old school ghetto blaster"). He earned his gold stars as a popular house party DJ in west end parts of the city including Brampton, Malton, and Mississauga where he eventually set up his tent.
In the 80's, DJ XTC made his mark (prologue to X Marks the Spot) through regular deejaying gigs at Astrolight (Mississauga), Superstars (Mississauga), The World (Mississauga), NRG (Burlington), Barracuda (Toronto), and The Concert Hall (Toronto). Later on, the 90's were defined by one of the longest-running radio shows on 89.5 FM CIUT with "Project Bounce" which featured "Red Light Radio" – a segment that focused on Old School, Funk, R'n'B, Vintage and slow jams. From 1995 to 2000, XTC took a hiatus from club and party deejaying to focus on his family life; however, he remained relevant on the airwaves through "Project Bounce". His knowledge of music was not limited to just the turntables, XTC was also the owner of the popular all-ages Club 404 in Brampton where old-school favourites like Maestro Fresh-Wes and Redhead Kingpin blessed the stage. Having affiliated himself with one of the most celebrated urban event promoters, XTC has had a hand in bringing several U.S. artists to Canada for your listening pleasure.