Our sound is sick. Steamworks house DJs produce our exclusive testosterone fueled sounds live in our clubs across North America. See and hear our DJs perform live every weekend and during special events. Learn more about the music, and the men behind it:
DJ Cesar Murillo
Not very often do we have the opportunity to enjoy to the sounds of an artist that engineers and produces his own music and remixes that are tailored specifically to the needs of his GIGS. DJ Cesar Murillo is currently signed to HMSP and Selectance Records with over 90 mixes released in the past 4 years are available on Beatport, iTunes and all major web music stores. His solid reputation has giving him the opportunity to work alongside talents like: Peter Rauhofer, Eddie X, Victor Calderon , Abel, Tony Moran , Paulo, Manny Lehman, Tracy Young, Chad Jack, David Knapp, Issac Escalante and performers like July Black , Kristine W, Ultra Nat, Inaya Day, Flava, Kevin Aviance, Alan T, Zelma Davis, etc , rocking the dance floors of Clubs like Circa , Koolhouse, BOA , Sonic, FLY, Sound Emporium , Latin Fever (Mex) headliner, NYE Puerto Vallarta, Mexico headliner, Toronto’s Brazil Fest headliner, Sky (Montreal) , Montreal Pride and a yearly presence during Toronto Pride Events and Prism Festival (headliner of Squirt/Aqua 5 years in a row), as well as holding a residency at Steamworks Toronto for the last 8 years, were he experiments with his sexier dirtier underground sounds before launching them to the world. This exclusive approach have proved useful in creating rich layered sets filled with moments of passionate euphoria and a great sense of vulnerability and drama , an unforgettable experience. “Steamworks is the playground for my music and I love it!” Follow Cesar on Facebook and listen to his music on MixCloud.
DJ Shawn Riker
For over 20 years, Shawn Riker has worked hard to become one of Toronto’s top DJs as well as providing the best in nightclubs to the city. From residencies in his early career at Boots, Aztec and Colby’s to current top-tier parties like the BBCM and Prism, Riker has always been the DJ that Toronto took for granted. But with residencies in Montréal Parking, now Apollon, BBCM events, an SPG Music compilation called Pure Xtacy, Riker can satisfy any crowd and easily takes on the big name talent. As both the resident DJ and founder of the now 13 year old Fly Nightclub and of course Steamworks. Listen to DJ Shawn Riker on MixCloud.
DJ Danny White
Toronto based Canadian Danny White is a local & rising international DJ/producer in the progressive circuit scene. With releases in labels worldwide like HMSP Music Society, Deepsound Records, Bearlin Records, Worldwide Exclusive Recordings-etc. With Support from artists such as Edson Pride, Manny Lehman, Bryan Reyes, Stephan Grondin, Randy Friess, DJW etc the list goes on. Danny is also a regular at Fly Nightclub, Pride Toronto. Some of the main events Danny has been featured at are Mister Leather Toronto Leather Ball, Mister Leather Toronto Ressurexxion, Nation Club and Deelay Club in Leon, Mexico. Danny’s passion for the music has become something that is out of this world, he lives and breathes dance music, ever since he was a child he has always had those old school and new school beats pumping, but it was until the past few years he realized that his love for DJ-ing was going to take over his life, so if you want to see one very solid and talented DJ. Be sure to check him out at Steamworks. Follow Danny White on Facebook or listen to his music on MixCloud.
DJ Sumation’s current club and bar residency includes FLY2.0 Saturdays, Zipperz, Anthem on the 2nd Saturday monthly, FML on Monday rotation, College Night at the Marquis of Granby on a Wednesday rotation. Church on Church on the 1st Friday monthly and of course at Steamworks. You can connect with DJ Sumation on his Twitter page.
Legend has it that Detroit is the birthplace of techno. If that’s the case, then it’s no surprise that Karmin quickly climbed the ropes of success, beginning his career in the Motor City a decade ago. Using mixes, mashups and collabs, Karmin delivers a sound that is different from other electronic artists in the biz, resulting in high demand performances all over the country. Karmin’s DJ career, while rooted in Detroit, originated in Windsor-Canada and expands to the underground club scene of Toronto and Montreal. Fast forward twelve years later, and Josh has performed at some of the premier nightclubs festivals and events in North America, including stops in Detroit, Miami, Chicago, Windsor, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, London and Columbus, alongside some of the worlds most respected dance music DJ’s and producers.
Karmin flawlessly blends the sounds of vocal, progressive and tech house, infused with bright techy stabs, beautiful melodies, climbing buildups and driving bass lines. His versatility in the DJ booth helps bring the party from ordinary to extraordinary. Now based in Toronto, Karmin has taken his musical abilities from the decks to the studio, as he works on producing his own unique style of original tracks, collabs, mashups and remixes. Catch his sets on MixCloud.
DJ Chez (aka Cesare Napoli) is an up-and-coming electronic musician based in the Toronto underground scene. With releases on labels like Guareber, Stimulus and EPride, Chez’s music is played regularly by top international DJs like Ivan Gomez, Paulo, Alain Jackinsky, Isaac Escalante, Hector Fonseca and more. Chez’s music career began at an early age when he studied piano and first developed an ear for music. Later, he discovered electronic music at local raves and instantly connected with the innovative after-hours rhythms. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to develop his own sound, combining tribal shuffles with sexy vocals, and is now well-known for his expert mashups and bootlegs. DJ Chez now plays high-profile venues such as Cielo (New York City), fly (Toronto) and Enter (Puerto Vallarta). You can follow him on Facebook.
DJ Leo Franco
DJ Leo Franco is an artist whose absolute passion for music and drive for creative advancement resonates with each and every set he plays. Growing up in Cali, Colombia, music, art and culture became an essential part of his life. Upon his arrival in Canada in 2008, Leo found himself intrigued by the variety of musical culture that thrived in Toronto. His interest for electronic music grew quickly and at a very young age he immersed himself in listening to and acquiring as much music as possible. When he was 16 Leo started learning how to DJ on Vinyl and it was then he knew what his true calling would be.
Since then, Leo has focused his creative energy on producing music that best expresses his style, sound and personality. Leo’s minimal and deep tech productions still maintain a groovy, sexy sound with lots of energetic bass and idiosyncrasy. Toronto’s underground music scene has allowed Leo to grow amongst a number of extremely talented local natives. Gaining support from artists such as Nathan Barato, The Junkies, Ricky Syfer, and Chris Larsen it has been an incredible journey with a number of opportunities for Leo, thus far.
Leo Franco has played alongside the likes of leading international artists Blond:ish, Damian Lazarus, The Junkies, Nathan Barato and Nitin. He’s headlined one of Toronto’s most influential underground summer parties Cherry Beach and played top venues such as Coda, Comfort Zone, Nest and many more.