Nov 13, 2014

MOJO WORKOUT - All-Star Edition!

True Fact: Nights like these are the reason I wanted to become a DJ. 

I would go to people's vinyl DJ nights when I was in my late teens and early twenties and watch in awe as the cool kids compared killer record and 45 collections while simultaneously setting the dance floor on fire with their perfectly timed selections. I wanted to be part of that cool club so bad....

And now here I am. I don't think I'm any cooler than I ever was but there aren't very many parties in this city anywhere near as cool as DJ Chico's, MOJO WORKOUT. Friday night, I'll be bringing my own killer selection of 45's and joining 6 of my favourite DJ's and record collectors to nerd out behind the decks and make a room full of the best people dance the night away. So make sure your plans include popping by The Yukon on Queen St. W. because everytime I've ever been there the night has turned into a house party where everyone at the bar becomes friends. 

The first time I DJ'ed MOJO WORKOUT w/ DJ's Chico and Sean Dean

Records, killer DJ's, dancing and the best people becoming the best friends. Sounds like a pretty perfect start to the weekend!! RSVP: here

Nov 6, 2014

THANK YOU for voting!

Best news! Thank you SO much for voting, I'm the runner up for Best DJ in NOW Magazine's #NOWBestOf Reader's Choice Awards! I was honoured to be nominated alongside some of Toronto's best and am floored to have made it.

So thank you again, Toronto. I love you! 


Nov 4, 2014


So, it kinda goes without saying but yeah. The annual Silver Snail Comics party was massive and filled with the most epic costumes in the whole city. Here are a few of my favourites but you can find the whole gallery right here!

Oct 27, 2014

SNAILOWEEN 2014 is Coming!

For the past two years, Silver Snail Comics and GEEKPR0N have teamed up to throw the most epic Halloween party in the city, and this year, we are doing it again! 

You can buy your tickets in store on online and RSVP here. Check out some of my favourite costumes from last year (via the Silver Snail website) and be ready to outdo yourselves for 2014!

Sep 16, 2014

DJ Misty Returns to the Ontario Science Centre for ScienceROCKS!

I had a blast DJ'ing the first 19+ installment of ScienceROCKS! at the Ontario Science Centre in July, and now I'll be back on September 18th from 7pm-12am for this month's adult only night with a theme of, "Just the Hits." 

I'll be joining special guests Steve Cropper (Stax Records legend, founding member of Booker T and the MG's and songwriter of hits like 'Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay', 'In The Midnight Hour', and 'Knock On Wood') and Jonny Rosch (Original Blues Brothers lead singer) to explore the Science of Rock n' Roll and have a fun night out while having a licensed beverage or two and eating treats like Fleetwood Mac n' Cheese and Iggy Popcorn. 

DJ Misty & Neuroscientist/Electric Violinist Stephanie Hutka
More fun for this month's lineup includes: 

-Watch The Rolling Stones in concert on IMAX (@7:30pm)
-Drum, strum and sing your way through The Science of Rock n' Roll exhibition
-Transform your inner rockstar with complimentary hair and makeup by The Beauty Team stylists
-Play Johann Sebastian Joust in the Great Hall
-Join in the Ukulele Jam!
-Play an instrument? Go beyond plastic video game guitars and drums to perform onstage with the League of Rock band, or just sit back and enjoy the performance
-Curious about the Anatomy of a Hit Song? Join the experts to dissect so ngs from rock, pop, hip-hop, and jazz to find out what makes a song reach the top of the charts. Alan Cross, Dalton Higgins and Orin Isaacs reveal the secrets of songs that are crowd favourites
-And LOTS more!

Get your tickets and learn more right HERE

Sep 8, 2014

DJ Misty at #TIFF14

WHOA! What an awesome, awesome experience. This year, the Toronto International Film Festival went above and beyond to bring the first ever, "Festival Street" which transformed King St. into a giant party. I got to be part of the party and keep festival goers shimmying and shaking this past Saturday before and in between acts, choir! choir! choir!, Buck 65, The Dears and DJ Sven Love on the Rdio & Steve and Rashmi Gupta Festival Stage.

Thanks for the picture, Kevin!
I may not have gotten a chance to fangirl over Robert Downey Jr. in the flesh but I did meet lots of rad friends and DJ for a lot of new faces. Here's to another successful TIFF, and I'm so happy I could be part of it!

Aug 7, 2014

Vote DJ MISTY in Now Magazine's #NOWBestOf!

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HOLY MOLY! I've been nominated in Now Magazine Reader's Choice Best Of awards for 'Best DJ'! If you think I've got what it takes it would mean the world to me if you would take two seconds and vote 'DJ Misty' right HERE. Thank you!!

Jul 23, 2014


It's been 3 years today. RIP Amy Winehouse. I don't know why her death hit me as hard as it did (and still does) but her talent and voice were from an era well before her time. She made music that was raw, real and impacted me in the way I feel when I hear songs like Big Mama Thornton's 'Hound Dog' or Gloria Jones' 'Tainted Love'. Goosebumps.

Jul 21, 2014

ScienceROCKS! at the Ontario Science Centre

ScienceROCKS 19+ Adult only nights have arrived at the Ontario Science Centre! I'll be joining a scientist to DJ the Hot Zone Stage and play an updated version of "Name That Tune" as we explore the connection between music and memory. How cool is that?! 

You'll also be able to rock out to live performances, engage in innovative presentations, explore the new (and awesome!) exhibition, "The Science of Rock n' Roll" and enjoy the Rolling Stones at the Max on the IMAX screen. The night will be accompanied by cocktails and great food like, Iggy Popcorn and Fleetwood Mac n' Cheese.

July's lineup includes: 
-A live performance by singer/songwriter Tom Wilson (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse) and a conversation with him and music media personality Alan Cross.
-Drum, strum and sing your way through The Science of Rock n' Roll exhibition.
-Learn what's happening in your head while you listen to music with neuroscientist Stefanie Hutka.
-Jog your musical memory with DJ Misty as she spins a new version of 'Name that Tune'.
-Transform your inner rockstar with complimentary hair and makeup by The Beauty Team stylists.
-Perform with the League of Rock in a live version of Rockband.
-And much more!

The first of three nights kicks off July 24, 2014 from 7pm-12am and is $15 in advance or $18 at the door.

Jul 3, 2014

Bad Girls Club

Welcome to the club. Initiation goes down Saturday night at The Yukon w/ the three baddest bitches in town; DJ's Vivs, Rum Belle and myself. Get ready for your new favourite ladies night.


Feb 25, 2014

Nick Waterhouse at The Horseshoe Tavern

DJ Misty and Nick Waterhouse
When it was announced that neo-soul/vintage r&b musician Nick Waterhouse (who I've been gushing about for a couple of years now) was coming back to Toronto to play the Horseshoe Tavern this Feb 22, I thought I couldn't be anymore excited. But then I was invited to join DJ Chico to spin some records at the gig and I learned that yep, I could be even more excited! 

Happy and feeling at home behind the turntables at the Nick Waterhouse show at the Horseshoe Tavern Feb 22/14
Toronto's indie-garage group The BB Guns were also on the bill and they didn't disappoint, proving that Toronto can do dreamy, beachy pop music as well as our West Coast counterparts. DJ Chico and I played vintage r&b, soul and rock n' roll records and 45's to keep the energy up before, in between and after the bands. I have to admit, I was a lil nervous but when I saw people dancing I relaxed and when some of the members Nick's band were cutting a rug I knew we were doing just fine. :)

DJ's Chico and Misty
And of course, Nick Waterhouse killed it. He played songs from his debut album, "Time's All Gone" as well as off his upcoming follow-up, "Holly" and even peppered his set with some pretty incredible covers. Nick honored some of his favourite artists like Jackie Shane, Sky Saxon (The Seeds), Isaac "Red" Holt, Wayne Bennett and Ty Segall and drove the audience into a frenzy. After the show, Nick described the audience as being the best he's had all tour which came as a surprise (knowing this city), but made me beam with Toronto pride all the same. 

DJ Misty and Nick Waterhouse
If you missed the show, you can check out of some his performance featuring the title track from his upcoming sophomore album, "Holly" which comes out March 4th.

Jan 23, 2014

Patrick Krief - Simple Lives

A couple of months ago I was invited to be part of a music video for Patrick Krief (The Dears) and his new song 'Simple Lives.' Other than having to make funny faces and lip sync under some pretty groovy lights I kind of had no idea what to expect with the end result. It's finally up and looks amazing! 

I even got the beard I've always wanted!

Check out the video featuring yours truly and some friends:

A little bit of horseplay on set.