Torin Edmond (US)
Artist - 2019
Torin has a knack for figuring out what people need, when they need it. This makes for a party experience that promotes the deepest groove and disperses a divine vibe. These keen sensibilities and his passion for house music were honed in the music’s birthplace - Chicago. Eventually integrating what would later be known as underground and deep house rhythms into his growing repertoire, he began playing small parties around the city. Building a larger and loyal audience throughout college where he was the host of a house music radio show, “Underground Audio”. In the 90’s production and remix experiences with Steve ’Silk” Hurley, including a remix for Janet Jackson’s hit Runaway helped to further shape Torin’s skill set. He also realized a dream of having his edits of popular songs played nationally on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Torin continues creating and remixing music on his own label as well as for Sophisticato Records (Vick Lavender) and Love4SouL Music (Dee Jay Cease). Torin was invited by Anthony Nicholson to promote and DJ a monthly Inner Sound System event at Sonotheque - a club known for its pristine décor and sound system in the mid 2000’s. Following Sonotheque’s closure, Torin continued to play various clubs such as The Shrine, while fostering community on the burgeoning DJ and dancer house-focused Deep House Page (DHP) where he has been a co-owner of the legendary website for 15 years. DHP was a hub for house music knowledge where DJ’s from converge to discuss house music and share knowledge about the industry. Several headliner, guest appearances and a stellar reputation led to a shared residency at Chant with Chosen Few DJ Alan King since 2012. Torin continues to curate sets with some of Chicago’s most well-known and loved DJs at Chant. He also enjoys performing extended (four hours or more) sets that allow him to connect with and musically journey with the crowd. Opening the 2014 Chosen Few Picnic, which welcomed an estimated 40,000 house devotees, garnered more fans and deepened his commitment to sharing this amazing music with even more audiences.