I first met Mori Zuiten at a show I put on in 2010. At the time, she was quiet and the picture of classical training. You see, home girl is a classically trained singer.
Fast forward two years and here’s Mori, aka DJ Roiic, smashing my radio show with as blazing a display of degenerate dance music as I’d heard in a long time. Not many people have latched to championing Moombahton in Vancouver. The combination of Latin rhythms and dutch trance are an acquired taste, very much like being smashed upside the head with a pinata, you’re either into it, or you’re not.
But this is not what intrigues me about Mori. If you can count to four, you can learn how to mix. Look at Paris Hilton.
The thing about Mori was her immediate commitment to making sure the the 18+ market could actually have a chance to partake in quality music without being ghettoized to nothing but all ages shows. Most kids in EDM would go running to the hills, Mori’s taken up the cause.
The Kids Will Have Their Say (as much a Steve Aoki reference as to Boston hardcore legends SSD) looks like it’s going to turn into a series of all ages electronic dance music events focusing on giving Vancouver’s slightly untouched market, a better grasp on what’s going on. Lead by Roiic and local MC Rishi Brar, the first party took on Vancouver’s Wise Hall and won. Any time the youth rise up and make a statement, it’s a good thing and this could be the future of all ages EDM in Vancouver, right here.