Canada's record-digging community has always had an affinity for The Beautiful Swimmers, who are as keen to play strange, funky tracks as DJs like Invisible City.
Beautiful Swimmers, Invisible City Sound System, Club Fitness
Invisible City Presents:
Beautiful Swimmers (FUTURE TIMES / PPU Peoples Potential Unlimited)
"If you’re ever feeling down on dance music, go to a Beautiful Swimmers gig. Andrew Field-Pickering (AKA Max D) and Ari Goldman have been going back-to-back since the late ’00s, and they’re among the most animated DJs in the game, hammering home the fun and physicality of their selections by dancing and wearing ear-to-ear smiles. They’re also serious record collectors—when they’re not traveling, Goldman and Field-Pickering work in record stores, and their time spent in the bins shows in their sets. Over the years, the duo have used house music as a foundation to explore Baltimore club, jungle, post-punk and other unclassifiable delights. Goldman and Field-Pickering also both run labels. Field-Pickering’s Future Times began as an outlet for the tightknit DC scene, but as his reputation as a DJ and producer has developed, so has the label’s scope, with respected acts like Magic Mountain High, Jack J, Shanti Celeste and Steve Summers all appearing in recent years. Goldman’s label, World Building, only launched last month, but through the excellent Mark Seven single The Fatal Flaw In Disco it’s hit the ground running. “World building” could easily be applied to what Field-Pickering and Goldman have achieved. They seem to operate on the fringes of the dance music circuit, taking an impulsive approach to making, releasing and playing music. On their RA podcast, they turn to bumping UK garage and house, mixing the likes of R.I.P. Productions with new music by Flørist and L.M.Y.E." -Liason
Invisible City Sound System
"Both as a DJ and via his impeccable Invisible City reissue label, Gary Abugan brings new life to the disparate forgotten curiosities. Keen to give these unknown and inaccessible records airplay, Invisible City Sound System's sets are as much about celebrating the overlooked music of the past as they are about just straight up having a good time." -Moony Habits/Restless Nights LA
"With beginnings in radio, Club Fitness is a budding DJ, playing regularly at some of Toronto’s best spots. Not defined by any particular genre, her selections are dynamic, eclectic and always hi-energy."