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Electro Swing
The eclectic lovechild of early 1920s/'30s jazz and modern electronic beats, electro swing is one of the most recent dancefloor hybrids to emerge from Europe. Four years ago, DJ medicineman created Electro Swing TO, and vintage, speakeasy parties. The genre blends elements from house to dub reggae to lounge to hip-hop with the original musical form. And the result is a multi-faceted sound that’s accessible to a wide range of ears. Electro swing is nostalgic, uplifting and downright infectious. With his eclectic cocktail blend, DJ medicineman promises to have you fully shaken and gently stirred. And not to worry, you don’t need to be a swing dancer to enjoy these beats. Just let the rhythm speak easy to you.

DJ medicineman
Richard ‘medicineman’ Martin is one of Canada's most highly respected global fusion tastemakers. His radio show, NO MAN’S LAND, on CIUT 89.5 FM has been instrumental in broadening the world music landscape for the past 15 years. He’s also been a key cultural ambassador in the city, having created many successful event partnerships within the GTA’s diverse population. From the back alleys of Kensington Market to the ballrooms of the Big Apple, medicineman’s unique cross-cultural mixology has earned a loyal throng of fans who crave a connection between ancient rhythms and progressive beats. His music sets flow seamlessly from Indo-Arabic beats to Afro-Latin grooves to Electro Gypsy dub, always challenging musical genres and boundaries.

Electro Swing on Ice



Saturday, January 10, 2015
Natrel Rink
235 Queens Quay West

DJ Medicineman introduced Toronto to electro swing sounds and the city hasn’t been the same. Most recently, Medicineman brought his electro swing sound to the Queen’s Plate at the Woodbine Racetrack and to the launch of Cirque de Soleil’s most recent run. Skaters are invited to dress up in their finest 1920s and '30s costumes for this fun night.

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