DJ Depot equips disc jockeys with all the headphones, turntables, mixers, and amps necessary to create thrilling electronic soundtracks for house parties and nights on the town. Musicians amplify their mixes with powered and non-powered speakers and subwoofers, and spice up their sound with samplers, multi-track recorders, and monitors. Students can gain the basic skills necessary for a successful spinning career, or sign up for intensive 10-week courses to master the advanced techniques of mixing, scratching, or turning into a cyborg.
With a backdrop of Lake Ontario and the city skyline, Echo Beach ignites its sophomore season with the Sam Roberts Band, who the Montreal Gazette proclaimed “straight-on, loud rock n’ roll at its most crowd-pleasing.” The outfit’s live shows draw from a four-LP-deep discography in energetic performances that led Spinner.com to crown them a Can’t Miss Act. As dusk recedes into twinkling night, the outdoor stage's moody lighting adds atmosphere to early hits such as the folksy “Brother Down” as well as new material from last year’s Collider. Recorded in Chicago with producer Brian Deck, known for his work with Modest Mouse and Iron and Wine, the album marked new terrain for the chart-toppers and multi-Juno winners. Tracks such as “The Last Crusade” brew a soulful atmosphere by interweaving horn-fed funk with the needling guitar of Dave Nugent.
Shiatsu and LaStone therapist of Transense Healing Arts Holistic Centre employs two distinct therapy treatments to help clients reduce pain and discomfort. She uses her knuckles, thumbs, palms, knees, and elbows as instruments of relaxation, drawing from shiatsu techniques and Japanese-style acupressure to pinpoint and expunge stress. Alternatively, she uses heated basalt rocks formed from volcanic lava during LaStone therapy, loosening up knotted muscles.
Her experience stems back to the Aveda Institute in Victoria, B.C., where she graduated from in 1998 in esthetics. Since 2000, she has added LaStone therapy to her repertoire, which allows her to stimulated the autonomic nervous system and increase oxygen in the body. Her subsequent interest in shiatsu led her to Shiatsu School of Canada, which enables her to continue her journey of educational growth through her daily practice.