Twin brothers Dino and Terry's long DJ career began in the mid-eighties, when they were still teenagers, playing funk, disco and electro music for small local parties. But it was only in early 1986, when they got a taste of the first house sounds that things began to really take off for them. Drawing inspiration mainly from New York's music scene, they guest DJ'd at the now legendary Twilight Zone, which was outfitted with a state-of-the-art Richard Long sound system. The club boasted regular guests such as David Morales, David dePino and Frankie Knuckles, and introduced the city of Toronto to the sounds of garage and house music. Once the Twilight Zone club closed, Dino and Terry filled the void with the launch of Kola club, Toronto's famous original after-hours warehouse venue. With a residency spanning two years (1988-1990), they built up a very loyal following that supported them at a number of other clubs at the time: SOS, Rockit, Colours, Empire Dance Bar, Lizard Lounge, and many others. With the closing of Kola in 1990, Dino and Terry's hold on the house music scene in Toronto was unrivalled.
Throughout the nineties, Dino and Terry introduced house and garage music to underground and more commercial clubs alike. Whether alone or sharing the night with DJs like Tony Humphries, Frankie Knuckles or Louie Vega, they always made their presence felt. They went on to play all of the biggest clubs in Toronto, to growing audiences: RPM, Go-Go, Stilife, and of course, their infamous Sunday night residency at the Phoenix night club. By the mid-nineties, with their production and remix work soaring to new heights, Dino and Terry joined the jet-set DJ elite, bringing their unique blend of underground house and garage to prestigious international spots like the Ministry of Sound, Angels of Love (Naples, Italy), Back to Basics, Rex Club (Paris, France), and a host of other clubs and audiences that warmly embraced the Dino and Terry blend. Coming full circle, the last couple of years has witnessed a steady stream of gigs in their home town once again, with weekly residencies at a number of clubs in Toronto. Check the Event Listings for D&T nights in Toronto.
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