NICOLA TORRIERO | IS MUSIC
Rhythm is Rhythm is the name of my unique radio show that I host alongside a great selection of my chosen guests and collectives. My show airs globally through this website on the listen page and 24SEVEN from our FREE APP. My radio show is the only one of its kind bringing this genre of underground electronic music Montreal radio. My show incorporates the best of local talented DJ’s, some of whom I have also played alongside in many of Montreal’s established club venues, and I also feature some of the most amazing international guest DJ’s some of which are long time friends and have been inspirational, others who are forging the way forward in this genre and whom I admire very much. To date we have had several international guests who have held the No.1 spot on Beatport.
I designed my show to be a platform that gives local Montreal DJ talents a place to be heard and also bring awareness to our listeners of the great internationals setting the pace in underground electronic music from all over the world. I didn't want to be a only podcast, I wanted to have an actual radio show that aired here in Montreal every week that listeners can hear not just on the web but in their cars or other venues where internet access may not be available. My show is the first and one of a kind on commercial FM here in the city of Montreal, its popularity is growing fast and I am extremely grateful to all the people that have supported and given the fantastic feedback on what myself and my team at RIR are creating.
Why did I choose the name RHYTHM IS RHYTHM?
Rhythm is Rhythm was the original name of my first production company from when I began to produce events many years ago. The name was inspired by one of my favourite tracks released in 1987, called The Dance by Rhythim is Rhythim. During my research I actually discovered that Rhythim is Rhythim was Derrick May’s artist name during that time. For me the name is self explanatory, it encourages us to focus on the music and rhythms that move us, rather then place them in genres or categories. This is why I decided to resurrect it as the signature name of this project, one that will encompass many styles of music I used to enjoy, woven in with the more present sounds of house, deep house, tech house and of course techno, which I have been more known for in recent years in clubs and on web radio.
I have also been the creator of many big electronic music events in Montreal I was the original creator of the Bal en Blanc in Montreal as well as The Electric Masquerade and Gaya.