Like many artists of his generation, the origin of Ryan Lamont’s style as a DJ and producer can be traced back to his exposure to the creatively fertile ground that was the Toronto warehouse party and rave scene of the mid to late 1990s. Incredibly moved by his first encounters with the culture and deeply inspired by the creative possibilities of electronic music in general, it wasn’t long before Ryan found himself behind decks dabbling with the sounds of progressive trance. Within a few short years, however Ryan’s style made of notable shift, gradually becoming more influenced by Toronto, Ontario’s flourishing, yet relatively unknown, techno scene and maturing into the deeper and darker sound he is most commonly known for today. His sly mixing and intuitive approach to track selection started generating a powerful response from dance floors, and it wasn’t long before the serious gurus started to take notice. At the ripe young age of 20 he got his first major break DJing for Dose/Lifeforce productions, and from there things only seemed to go up. By 2001 Ryan was already being booked at several highly esteemed clubs in Toronto such as Turbo and System SoundBar, and became a veritable household name in Ontario’s techno community, occupying several residences at such legendary venues as Space, D2, Felicity’s and The Purple Room. Soon enough he took on the world, playing at several premier events in Cyprus, Ukraine, England, Germany and all across the United States. Despite all his personal successes, though, it wasn’t until 2011, with the launch of Diverse Rhythms – his very own promotion company – that Ryan was able to fulfill his real dream of spreading electronic music to a new generation and drawing people’s attention to the hidden gems of the industry. After throwing several events focused on showcasing fresh talent in a variety of genres, Diverse Rhythms is generating a buzz and has become a real force in the world of house and techno.