Deadly Vanity is comprised of Joel Waznicky and James MacGregor. A DJ and production duo based out of Toronto, Canada. They first crossed paths in their hometown located just outside of Toronto while each pursued music through playing guitar. Each played in various different bands over the years but it wasn’t until 2008 that they reconnected and started writing music together for the first time. Digging the musical ideas that were coming to life they decided to form a band with a few friends to expand on what they were creating and to bring it to a live audience.
Out of a necessity of growth they naturally gravitated towards electronic dance music, constantly finding themselves on dance floors across the city. The music’s emotional expressiveness and vast sonic possibilities drove them to pursue DJing and to the production of their own dance music.
In the short time since their incarnation they’ve had the fortune of sharing the stage with some of the world’s biggest DJ’s: Tale of Us, Robert Babicz, Russ Yallop, Justin James, Joy Orbison, Chaim, Nitin, Ray Okpara, and Satoshi Tomiie. And with the inception of the Electric Island festivals this summer they found themselves on the season’s closing event. A definite highlight of their DJing career thus far. Outside of this they also throw various events of their own around the city with some of the great local talents that Toronto possess.
They recently signed their debut release, “World Stop Turning EP” with Bohemian Yacht Club Music and will be available December 9th 2013, including stellar remixes from Jamie Kidd and the White Lions.
1. Clockwork (C/W) – Second Floor [Life and Death]
2. Ankaris – Ten Walls [Life and Death]
3. Baikal – Why Don’t Ya (Ripperton Remix, Dixon Edit) [Maeve]
4. Atlant – Mind Against [Life and Death]
5. DAVI – Rebel Heart (Mark Jenkyns Remix) [Rebellion]
6. Rej – Ame [Defected]
7. Bastien, Jose Wated, Gomita – Agrrrgghh (Inxec Remix) [Audionumb Music]
8. Johan Ilves & Migova – Masquerade (Ahmet Sisman Remix) [Highway 420]
9. Henrik Schwarz, Ame, Dixon – Chicago (Live Version) [Innervisions]
10. Butch feat. Hohberg – Horus [Visionquest]
11. Bad Business – Trouble Me (Mario Basanov Remix) [Escapism Musique]
12. Clockwork (C/W) – Second Floor [Life and Death]