Ty Bonlando (formally DJ Anx) has been involved in Calgary’s underground rave scene since 1999, playing and throwing raves, festivals, and club shows. Over that period, he has survived fat pants, happy hardcore, sandstorm, and PLUR with the scars to prove it.
In any given set, his main goal is to take the listener on an ever-evolving ride–telling a story through techno. Achieving this involves skillfully layering, looping, and cutting across the vast spectrum of techno, spanning from deep and hypnotic to driving and pulsating, and everything in between.
You can expect a highly technical 4-channel techno set that averages around 30-35 tracks an hour—complete with loops, effects, samples and other wizardry.
Ty is the co-founder of I Love Techno YYC, an on-again-off-again love affair over the past 20 years. These shows have always been about showcasing talented local DJs, professional and unique lighting, and stage design while filling a demand for techno and techno-influenced music in Calgary in an underground atmosphere.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Affiliation: I Love Techno YYC
DJing since: 1999
Equipment required: Pioneer DJM-900 NX2 (or greater) or Allen & Heath XONE:96 (not XONE:92)