Weekly Featured DJs September, 5th 2012 by Billco

Amber Long and Ryan Labelle Sep 7th, 8th

Amber Long followed by Ryan Labelle this week on Fresh Beat. This House Music DJ Mix will be aired Friday at 9PM EST on CJFO FM 94,5 Ottawa, Saturday 6PM EST on, CFAI FM 101.1 and 105.1 + stream at 11PM AST or 10 EST, and CFBO FM 90.7 12 PM AST or 11 PM EST.


If it were possible to make her a new word in the Urban Dictionary, Amber Long would be defined as such: Amber Long adj: driven, persistent, dreaming. (1) to do something that would inspire someone. (2) to go big or go home. (3) to revitalize…” – Indie Seen, Echo Weekly Magazine

In a relatively short time, Long’s career has smashed into over-drive, including two nominations at the Toronto Independent Music Awards in 2010, and performances that have scaled across North America‚ performing as far as New York City, Boston and Chicago. She maintains her name locally throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

With four, full length albums under her belt, the most recent, XXX, released October 10, 2010, was voted #5 in the Top 10 Albums of 2010, Indie Seen, Echo Weekly Magazine. Amber adds Producer, Creative Director, Author and Visual Artist, to her extensive resume, constantly honing her craft.

Currently releasing tracks on, along with remixes, as she takes yet another different fork in the road.

RYAN LABELLE Sound Syndicate)

Like most DJs of his calibre, DJRYANL has always been passionate about music. At a young age he dove into the art form with infamous hip/hop mixtapes taking local house parties to the limit. At age 17 Ryan got his first taste of the afterhours scene and was taken to a new high with the sound of Trance. This fast paced electronic genre quickly led him deeper into the craft of developing sets and mixing music. With a diploma in computer engineering, Ryan quickly adopted the newly introduced digital mixing that was slowly making its mark on the scene. Apart from the unquenchable love for music, the electronic dance scene offered something that Ryan as a person and a dj truly believes in, a philosophy of open minded thinking. Influenced by such masters as Armin Van Buuren, and Ferry Corsten, RyanL knew hed found his home and occupation behind the decks and serving the dance floor.

It’s been nearly 7 years that Ryan has been taking his dj sets all over his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, through all the big and small venues the city has to offer. MTL & Co was the club that took Ryan under its wing and provided him his first residency but it wouldn’t be long until his skills were in high demand all over the city. Major events including Beach Club, Bomba Fashion show, and local celebrity afterparties such as that of Mario Lopez and Lady Gaga have all helped shape his experience. With Gigs in London, Amsterdam, Ibiza, Bangkok and Hong Kong under his belt, Ryan continues to evolve and incorporate new experiences and sounds into his own distinct sets. A member of the already renowned Sound Syndicate team, he currently holds a weekly residency with Guess Canada at one of their flagship locations as well as Peterboroughs Splice nightclub.

In 2010, Ryan will be spending time in Mexico shadowing two very prominent producers Ansuz & Kromatic as well as Vancouver to focus on working with another up and coming producer, Right Hand Barber. Always seeking out opportunities to take his talent to the level, keep your eyes and ears open for events and tours happening in these major cities as well as other stops around the globe.

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