Since early 1999, McTwist has evolved a sound over the years to one distinctly his own. His musical background has allowed him to pick up djing easily and he is taking his gift and running with it.
He has held residencies all over Calgary and most recently a monthly event named “Pistol Whip” with one of the best female djs Calgary has to offer, Molly-Fi and has played shows over all over North America. He has djed along side the likes of The Freestylers, Deekline, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Aphrodite, A-Track, Robb G and many others. This guy sure knows how to make your booty shake. Having been a very big part of the scene in Calgary, he has been able to help pave the way for the newcomers in the underground music scene.
For the past 6 years, Ryan (McTwist) has hosted an internet radio show on www.NuBreaks.com which has now also expanded towww.the-lost-art.com. This show is broadcast all over the planet and has recently received recognition from the world breakbeat community by being nominated for Best Radio Show in the Breakspoll awards. His work in the studio has produced several of his own releases and remixes on Breakz R Boss records, Crux, Rapid Fire Records. McTwist is constantly working on new material and has new music coming out all the time. Things are about to blow up and you will want to be near this cat when they do.
From hip hop to drum and bass and hitting most genres in between while focusing on his true passion of Breaks, McTwist’s flow from one style to another is undeniably smooth. There is never a dull moment when watching or listening to one of McTwist’s set. Since 2005, he has hosted an internet radio show on www.Nubreaks.com which has since moved to www.preservingthepitch.com and ended July 2014. His work in the studio has produced some serious tunes. With the release “Petrol” produced with Dj fixx and Keith Mackenzie on Illeven:Eleven, which hit #11on the beatport top 100 breaks chart, along with his solo work, the Here with Me EP, which was released on Breakz R Boss Records in December of 2013. His most recent Beatport Breaks top 100 charter “Here it comes” which was released on Breakz R Boss Records. He has played many venues in Canada, the US at the Winter Music Conference, the Dominican Republic and has been spotlighted on Dj Mag Canada’s website. Most recently you would be able to catch McTwist rubbing shoulders and sharing decks with the likes of The Stanton Warriors, The Freestylers, K+Lab, Keith Mackenzie, Elite Force, Dj Dan and Featurecast to name a few.