ABOUT DJ RITZ
Some people just know from the beginning of their life’s journey where they are headed and where they want to go. DJ Ritz, one of Toronto’s most booked deejays is one of the few that may have been born with music coursing through his veins. Canada boasts many signature exports; Hockey, free health care, and deejay extraordinaire DJ Ritz.
As a product of after-school programs where Hip-Hop was the tie that bound young kids together, DJ Ritz developed a deep love of the penetrating beats and intricate wordplay that permeated the music that changed music’s course for ever. DJ Ritz developed his own style that has, through years of practice and determination, rewarded him with over 200 gigs a year in various types of parties which makes him one of the hardest working and diverse deejays in the city.
DJ Ritz has been a significant part of Toronto’s urban nightlife due in large part to his affiliation with many of the top promoters of nightclub entertainment for over 10 years. DJ Ritz got his start as many deejays did; attending house parties and watching his predecessors shape and mould an entire culture. Not allowing himself to become distracted by the abundance of temptations surrounding the Entertainment industry, DJ Ritz focused solely on the development of his skills, and now with several residencies on radio and nightclubs, DJ Ritz is living the life he always knew he would.
DJ Ritz has entertained crowds coast to coast and beyond including Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary, Detroit, NYC and more.
His efforts have been rewarded with Ten Stylus Spinfest nominations over the years (5 years straight nominated for Toronto Dj of the Year), a 2008 win as Stylus Toronto DJ of the Year, as well as Request Pool DJ of the Year in 2004 and 2006, 2004 Nominee for Dj of The Year at UMAC Awards .
DJ Ritz has also had successful radio runs including an 8-year tenure on 89.5 CIUT with “Project Bounce” before moving to commercial radio on Flow 93.5 where he spun for another 3 years, WBLK in Buffalo from 2012-2013. Now can you catch Ritz on 105.5fm CHRY hosting and mixing on FTL Radio.
From clubs to radio to mixtapes and more Dj Ritz continues to put it down.