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This summer, MUZIK was thrilled to have Waka Flocka Flame as a special guest. Known as one of the great innovators of the current time, his dedication to redefining music is unparalleled. His unconventional approach has broken sound barriers that many didn’t know were in existence. His body of work, along with all the other artists in this issue, has inspired us to broaden our own scope. To discover all forms of talent, regardless of where they come from, how much money they have or how popular they might be. As much as Toronto is seen as an incubator of culture, our thriving city also hungers for that periodic surge of non-conformism. As a new season descends upon our city, our team at MUZIK is more dedicated than ever to break sound barriers of our own. To commemorate this, we’ve featured Waka Flocka Flame in this issue. We hope that his words resonate with you as much as they did with us. As always, we look forward to partying with you at MUZIK. Until then...


CONTENTS CEO’S NOTE....................................................................2 MASTHEAD......................................................................5 INTERVIEW: WAKA FLOCKA FLAME.........................6 SCENE & HEARD............................................................8 BEHIND THE SCENES ................................................16 INTERVIEW: DJ COLLEEN SHANNON.....................18 FALL FRAGRANCES......................................................20 CITY GUIDE - MUZIK FESTIVALS ............................21 STYLE ............................................................................25 MUZIK GIRLZ.............................................................35 INTERVIEW: DJ DAVID MORALES ...........................39 EDITORIAL: WE LOVE STACEY ...............................40 INTERVIEW: DJ ENFERNO ........................................48 CITY GUIDE: PRIVATE CLUBS ..................................51 TASTE..............................................................................54 INTERVIEW: BRODY JENNER ...................................56 COCKTAILS....................................................................57 CORPORATE..................................................................58 INTERVIEW: TIESTO....................................................60


PUBLISHER Generation of Dance Inc. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Lulu Vibert CO-EDITOR Iain Christiansen ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cora Kouchak GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jessica Cheng PHOTO CREDITS Cover (c) 2013 AOL Inc. Photo by Gino DePinto for AOL Music Scene & Heard Leib Kopman Chris Reign George Pimentel Jessica Cheng Aran Raviandran (416) 595-9998 15 Saskatchewan Rd. Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3


WAKA FLOCKA FLAME, the American Entertainer from Atlanta sits down with us to talk new music, favorite drinks, and his first experience at MUZIK.

W Waka Flocka Flame loves MUZIK! Pictured on right page at MUZIK BEACH this summer, photo by Aran Raviandran.

Q: Did you always know you wanted to be a rapper? No, I still don’t think I’m one. I’m an Entertainer. I started rapping because I had no other choice. Q: As a kid, which musical artists did you look up to? Has that changed now? Who is inspiring you AT this moment? Funny thing is I wasn’t into music until later on in life. But always the greats: MJ, James Brown ... artists who had great stage shows. Q: You are set to release an EDM-based hip-hop album. Can you tell us a bit about this collaboration with some of EDM’s greats? What can we expect and when can we expect it? The album will come after my official album. The EDM album will be mixture of remixes and originals afterwards for the summer. A lot of the EDM DJ’s are great friends of mine and we’ve been collaborating heavier because they love my energy and what I bring different to their tracks. Also, all of the producer and DJ’s I will be working with include Steve Aoki, DJ Flosstradamus, DJ Borgore and and DJ Chuckie just to name a few. And of course, I like to work with up-and-comers to give them a shot. Q: Track that changed your life? O Let’s Do It - [by Waka Flocka Flame]. Q: One of your favorite verses of all time? Anything from DMX’s first album. Q: Favorite city to party in and favorite city to relax in? Amsterdam and Barcelona. Q: How do you pump yourself up before a big show? By listening to my music and having a drink. Q: Drink of choice? Dom P, Ciroc and Hennessy. Q: Top three favorite cities to perform? That’s very hard to say, I just came off my Europe tour and every city had such great energy - it was incredible. But the U.S. are also as turnt up. I’m going on tour in the winter with Steve Aoki and I know it’s going to be crazy, so I can’t pick just three. Q: Favorite producer of all time? Why? 808 Mafia, because that’s my team. Q: Any new ink? Who does most of your work? Just got two crosses on my leg in Amsterdam. I don’t stick to just one person, I like to go to the best around the world. Q: Artists of any genre you’d love to work with? I would like to do a rock song, I think I’m one of the only rappers that would pull that off next to Lil Wayne. Q:Up and coming artists/rappers to look out for this year/for 2014? Big Krit. Q: We had the pleasure of having you at MUZIK this summer, how was your experience? It was GREAT. The energy and vibe had me in another world. @wakaflockaBSM



MUZIK BEACH Presents A Star MUZIK thanks Justin Bieber, Drake, A$AP Rocky and everyone else who came out with us this hot summer!

This past summer at Muzik Beach was an exciting one. The people of Toronto inspired us to create a summer getaway in the city that was bigger and better than ever before, complete with breezy luxurious cabanas, a crystal blue pool, white sands, a sculpture garden, and of course mouthwatering food and thirst quenching cocktails. We are proud to say the experience was extraordinary, and offered anyone that stepped in a feeling as if they were transported into a different place, or a separate continent entirely! Not to mention, some of MUZIK’s celebrity friends that dropped by over the course of the summer included A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, Drake, Lebron James, Amir Johnson and Wiz Khalifa to name a few. Sunset to sundown, this was a summer we will never forget.…

PHOTOS: Chris Reign, Jessica Cheng, George Pimentel, Leib Kopman, Aran Raviandran THIS PAGE: Sunset Sundays - view from the DJ booth of MUZIK BEACH, the stunning lineup of MUZIK GIRLZ ready to serve you each weekend OPPOSITE: MUZIK’s Swim Fashion Weekend models showcasing the WHITE SANDS swimwear collection, our one-of-a-kind MUZIK BEACH sand sculpture, Drake, aka Champagne Papi DJ-ing at the MUZIK Official MMVA After-Party


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SCENE& HEARD MEdia Launch, June 13, 2013 FROM LEFT TO RIGHT STARTING FROM THE TOP THIS PAGE: Stavros Trougakos and John Burdo enjoying appetizers, radio personality Todd Shapiro, Degrassi star AJ Saudin, Aldo Salerno of Marel Contractors, Alex Muzzo, President Marel Contractors, Felix Valdez, Vice President of OBN Security, Steve Nijjar of OBN Security, William Valdez, professional boxer Logan McGuiness with Ralph Lean, MUZIK Chairman and Counsel of Heenan Blaikie LLP. OPPOSITE PAGE: Zlatko Starkovski, owner of MUZIK with one half of The EC Twins, Cleveland Cavalier draftee Anthony Bennett, mermaid lounging in MUZIK’s pool


SCENE& HEARD SAturdays FROM LEFT TO RIGHT STARTING FROM THE TOP THIS PAGE: Justin Bieber’s personal tour DJ, Tay James spinning in MUZIK’s Veuve Lounge, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, and crew chilling at MUZIK after the A$AP concert, garden fairy sitting in swing, happy blondes at MUZIK Beach, A$AP Rocky giving MUZIK BEACH a shoutout from the DJ booth OPPOSITE PAGE: Body painted dancers at MUZIK’s ‘Dreamz’ event, Wiz Khalifa walking up MUZIK’s red carpet, Toronto Raptors player Amir Johnson, singer Massari and female guest



SCENE& HEARD SUnset sundays FROM LEFT TO RIGHT STARTING FROM THE TOP THIS PAGE: MUZIK GIRLZ lined up by the pool, Anthony DiPietro, Angelo Civitareale of Inquattro Fashion Group, and Michael Civitareale, Marcus Banks, formerly of the Toronto Raptors OPPOSITE PAGE: Fashion blogger Jay Strut with friend, Pos from hip-hop group De La Soul with supermodel Stacey McKenzie, Jay-Z’s DJ, Young Guru in our VIP Vegas booth at MUZIK BEACH




BEhind the scenes FROM LEFT TO RIGHT STARTING FROM THE TOP THIS PAGE: Food Dudes cooks smile for the camera, flame throwing busker at MUZIK’s ‘Dreamz’ event, DJ Christina Cruise and friend goofing off with the megaphone, Zlatko Starkovski delivering his birthday speech, Zlatko Starkovski inspiring the MUZIK GIRLZ with a pre-event pep talk, oyster shucker hard at work in the Veuve lounge.

Behind the scenes Ever wonder what goes on behind the curtains at MUZIK? Between corporate events, fashion shows, and calender photo shoots, MUZIK is always a whirlwind of people and events.


SWIM FASHION WEEKEND: BACKSTAGE PASS We kicked off the Grand Opening of MUZIK Beach with three days of Swim Fashion Weekend! Backstage was a flurry of activity as a team of stylists, makeup artists, dressers, and hair stylists worked together to prep the models for the runway.

SNEAK PEEK: SUNSHINE GIRLS CALENDAR The ever-popular Sunshine Girls Calender is an annual publication by the Toronto Sun. The bikini-inspired 2014 edition was shot by Jack Boland at none other than MUZIK Beach! Thirteen girls were shot, the models pictured are Megan, Nadia, and MUZIK’s very own Danisha.

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Colleen Shannon

Playboy Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Playmate is still as hot as ever. Gracing the covers of the July/August 2013 issue of MAXIM Serbia, model, actress, and DJ Colleen Shannon remains “the world’s sexiest DJ.”

Q: How did your career in music begin, and when did you start Djing? I started playing musical instruments in grade school - wind, strings and percussion. It was my love for music that eventually lead me to DJ’ing. I’ve been touring internationally as a DJ for 7 years. Q: Who are some of your influential musical inspirations? Musical influence... every artist that has left a foot print in the sand. I keep my goals high so I am inspired by the best - Afrojack, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold and Daft Punk. I am in this for life because it is a strong passion for me. Q: You live a jet-set lifestyle touring across the globe, what are your three travel essentials? Moisturizer, a cocktail dress, and a US Weekly mag! Q: Tell us a bit about your experience being a part of Hugh’s Mansion and Playboy’s 50th Anniversary Playmate. I am so thankful to Playboy for selecting me to be their 50th Anniversary Playmate. Hef is super sweet and he still drinks Jack n Cokes which reminds me, I should go pay him a visit up at the mansion soon!! Q: Signature scent? Flowerbomb, thanks to my sexy Canadian boyfriend. Q: What makes you feel sexy? I feel sexy in lingerie and Louboutins.

Q: What do you love most about your career? My fans! I love the people I’ve met all around the world. I also have a very supportive and strong team working behind me which makes it all that much more awesome. Q: Name some of your favorite cities/nightlife hot spots in the world to play in/party in? Love love love St. Tropez ... Lebanon ... South Africa and Toronto!! Q: International music festivals you make a point to visit for work and/or pleasure? BOTH! Music festivals are a great place to discover and listen to new music and to be around like-minded people who enjoy the same music as I do. Q: Favorite cocktail? All or nothing. Q: Biggest vice? Shopping. Q: You can judge a man by his... ... shoes! Q: What is in store for Colleen Shannon this Fall? Any special projects music or non-music related? This fall I will be dropping my 1st single written from the heart....Break Free. So excited! @djcolleen50




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Sziget Festival, Budapest



1. SZIGET FESTIVAL The Sziget Festival, Hungarian for “Island,” is one of the largest rock music and cultural festivals in Europe, held every August in norther Budapest. Over 1,000 performances on 40 stages take place each year, this week-long Paradise City is a rock-lover and festivalgoer’s dream nestled on Obuda Island. Visitors flock from around the world, year after year for a week of bands, bars and attractions. Radiohead, The Killers, The Kooks and Snow Patrol are among some of the biggest headliners to grace Sziget’s legendary stages.

3. BONNAROO This four-day, raw multi-stage camping festival is held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Taken from the French words “bon” meaning “good,” and “rue,” meaning “street,” translating to “the best on the streets, Bonnaroo literally means “a really good time.” Which is exactly what you experience over four days taking in the diverse array of music from Indie-rock, to hiphop, electronic and country. Bring a large tent and catch everyone from Jay-Z to Willie Nelson at this self-sustaining hub of festivalglory.

2. COACHELLA Soak up the laid-back vibe and West Coast sun at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This annual three day event held in Indio, California draws over 70,000 people, who flock to the Empire Polo Fields to catch some of the most epic musical performances of every genre. Some of the most notable appearances include Madonna, Kanye West, Stone Roses, Rage Against the Machine, Oasis and Daft Punk, to name a few.

4. GLASTONBURY A hippie-influenced, free festival movement is what sparked the start-up of Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts in Somerset, England. Bring your rubber boots and circle multiple stages as you take in comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and bohemian lifestyle. This is only some of what you can expect to experience trailing through the grass and mud. Glastonbury is the largest green field festival in the world.


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5. TOMORROWLAND Sink into dreamland and escape to Boom, Belgium, 10 miles South of Antwerp and the heart of the global EDM scene to experience the most notable, (and mythical) electronic music festival in the world that is Tomorrowland. Their massive 16- stage setups and draw-dropping crowds are what really pulls over 180,000 visitors over 3 days. Not to mention some of the most epic DJ performances of our lifetime including but limited to Calvin Harris, Axwell, Avicii and Above & Beyond.

MUZIK hunted down the best international music festivals that occured this summer and came up with its top list. Whether you love indie, rockand-roll, or EDM (electronic dance music), any of these epic summer events will keep your ears ringing well into the Fall! Wherever in the world you may be, keep in mind these festivals don’t guarantee sunshine, but what they do guarantee is an unforgettable experience. So don’t forget to grab your converse and wayfarers, and keep your tents in tow. Music fans should take an annual pilgrimage to any of these five hot spots.


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Jillian – “Hold on We’re Going Home” by our Toronto boy, Drake. Victoria – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by the one-and-only, Bob Marley. Jessie – “Same Love” by Macklemore. Such a strong message! Diana – “I Ain’t Worried ‘Bout Nothing” by French Montana. I’m trying to live by this mantra! Melissa – A tune called “Something ‘Bout a Truck”. Yes, I’m a country girl! Fall is around the corner and I have my… Jillian – High heel thigh-high leather boots polished and ready to go! Victoria – Scarves ready to wrap. Jessie – Leather leggings! Diana – Brand new iPhone 5S. Melissa – Treadstone horse-show boots! To stay fresh, healthy and beautiful, I swear by… Jillian – Sleep and water. Always get plenty of rest and hydrate! Victoria – Coconut oil. Such an easy and natural solution. Jessie – Never leaving my house without wearing sunscreen! Diana – The very timeless mantra of “Less is more”. Melissa – Staying inspired. My horse-show membership gives me that! MUZIK GIRLZ from left to right: Jillian, Jessie, Diana, Melissa, Victoria




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is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy award-winning DJ, and a vanguard in the world of dance music. This NYC house legend has shaped house music into what it is today.

“I’m very passionate about music. It’s been my life. I think it’s amazing what you can do today with new technology. It also helps to listen to other artists, You have to EVOLVE as an artist.” - DAVID MORALES

Q: You’re a Grammy-winning DJ who has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, U2, and Mariah Carey. How did you first get started? I first got started by editing other remixers’ mixes. Then I got invited into a studio session and eventually I ended up buying a drum machine, a sampler and a keyboard. I started doing remixes in 1986. In 1987 I was working in a record pool where I met many record promoters. I ended up remixing a single for Imagination called “Instinctual”, it was my first big record. Q: Favorite cities to play in? Tokyo, Japan. Athens, Greece. Montreal, Canada. Many cities in Italy and of course, Ibiza. @ DJDavidMorales

Q: You’ve owned nightclubs in Montreal and Toronto. What is your take on the Canadian club scene? I love the scene in Montreal, it’s my home away from home. The people really love their music and are very friendly. Q: Tell us a bit about your ink. Is there a particular person you go to? Hahaha... I love ink. I don’t like the pain though. Every few years I get new ink done. Neil Ahern from Inkadelic in Ibiza has done most of my ink. I normally get new ink when I go through changes. Q: Name the song you last played on your iPod. “Hit and Run” by Loleatta Holloway. Q: In addition to being a DJ, you have also worked as a model for Italian clothing label Iceberg and appeared in magazines such as L’Uomo and GQ. How would you describe your personal style? My style is casually funky. I love my Adidas trainers, no suits for me. I love my jeans and my t-shirts. Q: Do you have a fitness regime? It’s important for me to workout and to eat properly. I usually just do whatever I feel. I usually don’t train for more than 30 minutes. Q: If you weren’t a DJ, what other industry would you immerse yourself in? That’s a very hard question to answer. I can cook, haha. So maybe a chef. Q: Best old-school DJ and best up-and-comer? I know a few old school DJ’s. My favourite right now is Luciano. Q: Your ultimate accessory? My gold skull necklace. Q: Signature scent? It’s a mixture of two scents by Creed. Q: What projects are you currently working on? I just finished a few remixes. “Paper Aeroplane”, “I Wanna Be With Somebody”, and “Dance Release.” I’m also working on my own projects to be released on Def Mix Records. My first one will be D-Tribe “Chapter One”, which is a four track EP. I also have a collaboration with Cevin Fisher called “House Muzik.” Q: Last but not least, what is something we don’t know about David Morales? I’m a very emotional person.


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DJ Enferno is renowned for his creation of “The Live Remix Project”: playing and sampling synths, drum controllers and turntables to create live music. This got him noticed by MADONNA, to which he was invited to be her personal DJ on her 2008/2009 Sticky & Sweet World Tour. Enferno also graced MUZIK’s stage in June with his LRP.



Q: How did you get started in the music industry? I started as a mobile DJ at the age of 16 after getting a loan from my parents for the equipment. I was hauling turntables, crates, a mixer, amp, speakers, and lighting equipment to every gig all through my last 2 years in high school and 4 years of college. Q: You are most famously known for creating the Live Remix Project, how did this creation come about and was their a first song that influenced it? I was always into the idea of performing on turntables as instruments since 1998 when I started getting into turntablism and DJ battles. I already had a number of years of experience in classical and jazz piano training. I was in Paris at a Virgin music store in 2004 and I saw an artist perform in-store using different equipment and keyboards to loop himself live and create music. I was really into DJ Q-Bert and Z-trip, who were really pushing the boundaries as performers on turntables. I felt like I could apply my skills as a musician with turntablism and DJ’ing to create music in my own way. Q: The LRP got you noticed by Madonna herself, who invited you to be her DJ on her 2008-2009 Sticky & Sweet world tour. what was that experience like? It was a life-changing experience to get a chance to work with Madonna, as well as all the extremely talented people on the that tour. Unexpectedly, I was asked to help with the music arrangements for the show, which opened me to getting serious with my music production skills. I grew as performer after playing stadium after stadium, as many as 70,000 people at a time. A bonus was getting to see so many different countries and experience different cultures throughout the world. Q: Which other artists would you like to do a future collaboration with? I have been focusing on my own development as a producer, as well as a performer. If it’s a collaboration on a record, I’d love to work with Disclosure. If it’s in a touring setting in the pop world, then Justin Timberlake would be up there on my list. If it’s in the dance world, then Laidback Luke would be a guy I’d love to collaborate with. Q: You live a jet-set lifestyle touring across the globe, what are your 3 travel essentials and what music do you make sure you stock your ipod with before taking flight? 3 travel essentials: track pants with zippered pockets, a hoodie, and ear plugs. Right now on my Ipod I’m listening to some AlunaGeorge, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, and Jakwob. Also anything that DJ Snake touches usually turns to gold.

Q: If you weren’t a DJ, what other industry would you immerse yourself in? I always joke around that if I weren’t a DJ, I’d probably be an engineer since I’m always coming up with better ways to do things. I’d probably invent a million dollar product. In fact, I’ll make sure to do all that once I’m done with my DJ career. Q: How do you recharge and stay inspired? I recharge by spending quality time with my family. I stay inspired by finding music and performers that move me. Q: Who are some of your influential musical inspirations? Michael Jackson is the biggest. I was a huge fan of him as a child and still am. Stevie Wonder is another. I came up on soul and R&B. Q: What is your pre-show routine? I always warm up on my live performance routines in my hotel room before my shows. I also go through all the new music from that week and pick out what music I want to break that night. I usually sneak a nap in there somewhere as well. Q: The LRP essentially turns you into a one-man-band, and as the creator of the next progression in live DJ performancewhere do you see the DJ movement in the next 5 years? It’s funny because I’ve been doing this type of performance since 2006, and I still don’t feel like there’s enough people out there doing the same type of thing. I don’t think there are enough DJ’s out there that want to take risks. I hope that in the next 5 years, the general public will really appreciate and crave a true “live” performance from a DJ, as opposed to a guy that jumps up and down and waves their hands in the air while taking no real risks at all. Q: What’s next for you ENFERNO? Any music and non-music related projects planned for the future? I’m working on a mix featuring some of my own remix work, as well as an EP that I plan to release late October or early November 2013. And of course, I’m preparing for my next live remix video. Q: We had the pleasure of having you play at MUZIK. What was your experience like with us? Great energy from the crowd there! And such a beautiful and amazing venue to perform. Thank you MUZIK for having me! @djenferno


city guides



In this edition of our City Guide, Muzik reveals the most clandestine Private Membership Clubs around the world.



CORE: club, New York

CORE is a real-time snapshot of The Zeitgeist brought to life in an intimate and provocative setting in the centre of New York City. Members include the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton and designer Tory Burch. Watch out for a $50, 000 initiation fee and $15, 000 in annual dues, and that only comes after an exclusive invitation!

02 MUZIK has been a fan of this underground, former luxury bordello turned cabaret since its’ exclusive, resident DJ Fabrice Dayan graced our stage. You must know at least two other members of this joint to be even considered to becoming a member of the ‘Ra Ra’ Raspoutine Paris. French celebrities Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfield are considered regulars.


Chez Raspoutine, Paris

M1nt, Shanghai

City Guide MUZIK shares a glimpse into some of what are famously known as the most exclusive Private Membership Clubs across the globe. From Paris, France to New York City, these nightlife city guides may not be the most easy-to-access haunts, but what they do show is that luxury, sophistication and membership-envy is stronger than ever before.



This private members club and restaurant, built in 1913 and remodeled in 2008 is London’s exclusive hotspot and known for the array of celebrities and icons that are members/or have passed through their understated, inconspicuous entrance in Berkeley Square. Frank Sinatra being among the first to join, and since then, their illustrious clientele include everyone from supermodel Kate Moss to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth, Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.

Annabel’s, London

Located on the 24th floor, this club of choice for Shanghai’s elite is a membership-only shareholder hotspot known for hosting the most well-dressed guests. Whether you are there to enjoy their fusion grill, cocktail lounge, night club or the 360 degree view of the Pudong skyline on their rooftop terrace, there is something for everyone.



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Photo TED CHAI - Food The Food Dudes The food experience at MUZIK is unlike any other. Come dine with us and order from our new gourmet late night menu that will satistfy any craving, courtesy of The Food Dudes.

The Food Dudes

The Food Dudes is a full-service catering company that creates food-driven entertainment experiences. Their long list of impressive clientele ranges from the likes of Facebook to BMW to Hugo Boss. MUZIK’s partnership with The Food Dudes ensures that our guests will never go hungry again. OPPOSITE PAGE: AHI TUNA SPOON with smoked mozzarella, candied tomatoes, basil puree CORN SOUP corn and jalapeo bisque with a crispy pakora and coriander crema THIS PAGE: GRILLED PIZZA DOUGH with smoked mozzarella, candied tomatoes, basil puree





You may have seen this American television personality and model on shows such as ‘The Hills’ and ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’ MUZIK catches up with Brody Jenner to see what he’s been up to. @BrodyJenner

Q: You just celebrated your 30th birthday RECENTLY at Hyde Nightclub in Vegas. What words of wisdom do you hold after turning one year wiser? 30 is the new 18. Q: Besides Las Vegas, what cities do you regularly visit that have the best nightlife? The places that I love the most are Toronto, San Diego, Cabo San Lucas and my hometown LA. Q: You’ve been around the block when it comes to reality TV; first with Princes of Malibu, then The Hills, Bromance and now Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Do you enjoy being in front of the camera, or was it a case of being in the right place at the right time? It has been a bit of both, but I do not mind being in front of the camera whether it’s scripted or reality. Q: Name a past-time/hobby you do off-camera that viewers have yet to see? I love to mountain bike, surf, skate, snowboard, skydive and golf. Q: Top three places to relax? Where is your ideal travel destination? My top three places to relax would be Malibu, Cabo San Lucas, and Indonesia and my ideal travel destination would have to be Indonesia. Q: Top three most important qualities that attract you to a woman. Confidence, a sense of humor and loyalty. Q: Biggest vice? I do not really have any. Q: Latest splurge? Just bought a new home. Q: What are you listening to right now? I listen to a bit of everything, but my boy Shwayze has a new album out that is really good. Q: Favorite drink? It depends on the night. If it’s going to be a mellow one I choose to drink wine, red or white. If i’m going to go big, I do Fireball shots or Jagermeister. Q: What are your plans for the Fall? Work and traveling.

at Muzik

Stoli Moskow Mule INGREDIENTS 2 oz. Stoli Premium Vodka 3 dashes of bitters 1 oz. fresh lime juice 3 oz. ginger beer Garnish with lime and a mint sprig.

Grey Goose Cherry Collins INGREDIENTS 1 ½ oz GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Flavoured Vodka ½ oz fresh lemon juice ¾ oz simple syrup Top with club soda Fill glass slightly above rim with cubed ice. Pour first 3 ingredients in order listed and then top with soda. Stir through gently to chill and blend the flavours. Garnish with a cherry.

Stoli Gimlet INGREDIENTS 3 parts Stoli Premium Vodka 1 part fresh lime juice 1 part simple syrup (or agave nectar) Garnish with many lime wedges.

Grey Goose Le Fizz INGREDIENTS 35 ml Grey Goose vodka 25 ml ST GERMAIN elderflower liqueur 20 ml Fresh lime juice 70 ml ice cold soda Combine all but the soda in a shaker. Add cubed ice shake and double strain into a chilled flute. Top with ice cold soda and garnish with a stirrer.

Stoli Elit Classic Martini DIRECTIONS Pour a few drops of dry vermouth into a chilled martini glass. Swirl to coat the inside of the glass, then dispose of the excess vermouth. Gently stir elit by Stolichnaya in a shaker full of ice, then strain into the glass. Garnish with an olive or a lemon twist.


corporate MUZIK

Since its’ inception, muzik has developed a reputation for luxury, style and unsurpassed service. With the ability to host over 3000 guests, muzik provides a first class experience every single time. To enquire about a corporate booking, contact Mirela Davis at 416-595-9998 or email at

Muzik Beach

Your guests will enjoy the resort-like setting at MUZIK Beach, showcasing a spectacular pool feature, exclusive cabanas, comfortable sunbed suites, and white sands dotted with with hand-carved stone sculptures by E.B. Cox. With the ability to host groups of 20 to 2000, accommodate grand events of up to 3000 guests, or transform into an intimate space for a 100, MUZIK Beach can accommodate any group’s needs. A relaxing oasis minutes from the downtown core, Muzik Beach stands among the finest destinations in North America and beyond.



Relaxing in a 1907 building under a 60 foot-high classical glass dome is an experience that one could describe as “a Canadian in Paris”. The interior space houses multiple full-service bars, luxurious leather suites and elegant decor. MUZIK is able to morph its shape and size into an event site perfect for any occasion. Boasting over 41,000 square-feet, the venue is equipped to host groups ranging in size from 100 to over 3000. muzik’s atmosphere has made it an ideal destination for hosting premiere galas, concerts, product launches and photoshoots. muzik has become the landmark of Toronto’s historical exhibition grounds and the city’s most innovative special event and entertainment venue.

Veuve Lounge The Veuve Clicquot Lounge at Muzik is an intimate space that is a destination in itself. Dressed in white modern banquette seating with colorful accents of Moroccan-inspired throw pillows and lanterns, the aesthetic is opulent yet warm. A stunning custom bar anchors the space and conveys a luxurious atmosphere that draws those who appreciate the very best. The unique outdoor function space is ideally suited for groups of up to 120.




Since the launch of his career in 2001 with his first solo album, In My Memory, Dutch-born Tiesto has gone on to become the highest-paid DJ and record producer of electronic music in the world, and was the first DJ to play live on stage at the Olympic Games. MUZIK got the chance to catch up with the global phenomenon and ask him a few questions. @tiesto


Photo By: Ishmil Waterman


Q: Voted ‘The Greatest DJ Of All Time’, your name is recognized even to those not a part of the EDM scene. How did you transition from being Tijs Michiel Verwest to ‘Tiesto’? I was introduced to DJ-ing at age 12, my older brother and cousin were bedroom DJ’s and I was fascinated by the technology and the sounds. Q: YOU RECENTLY RELEASED A MIX TAPE ENTITLED ‘CLUB LIFE VOLUME 3: STOCKHOLM. Can you speak a little of the influences and processes that went behind the production? There are so many radio shows and podcasts out there these days so to me, this compilation had to be very special. As such, I wanted it to be heavily about my own original productions, collaborations and remixes. There’s so much on there that was unavailable anywhere else. Q: CURRENT FAVORITE DESTINATION TO RELAX? Stockholm is one of my favorite places to work and relax. It has a perfect balance. Q: You dedicated much time to Ibiza for work in the past, and now moved your residency to Hakkasan Nightclub in Vegas this year. How many days of the week do you play? I play select weekends. Usually there’s a party at the Hakkasan club and then an outdoor afternoon party at Wet Republic. Q: What do you do to recharge and stay inspired? I travel a lot so I’m really inspired by the places I visit and the people I meet. I like to collaborate with artists as well because I find that to be very inspiring. There’s always time to learn and that never stops. Q: Out of all the big music festivals you headlined and played at this year, which was the most memorable? I thought that Ultra Music Festival and EDC Las Vegas were really incredible along with some of the typically great festivals in Europe.

Q: Do you have a pre-show routine/regime? Not really. I get to the venue and hang out backstage for a little bit. Maybe have a drink and meet with some local friends. Q: MOST MEMORABLE FAN EXPERIENCE? There’s not one experience. I find that my fans always surprise me by bringing me all sorts of homemade art, etc. Most recently I actually married a couple in Las Vegas which was really fun. Q: We’ve seen your collaboration with the fashion brand, GUESS. Describe your personal style. Smart and comfortable. Q: Who are some young, up-and-coming DJs we should keep our eyes out for? I like a lot of the guys I collaborated with on my new mix album. Artists like DJ Punish, Moti and Dyro. Q: Where do you see the EDM movement in the next few years? It’s only getting bigger and better. There’s so much enthusiasm and great music out there. Q: Do you have any non-music related projects planned for the future? Sure. But I can’t say right now. As you’ve seen with my Guess collections and AKG headphones I’m own to collaborate with products I love. Q: You have played at Toronto venues in the past, will you consider dropping by MUZIK for work or play in the new year? Sounds like fun!

see you soon!

MUZIK Magazine - Fall 2013  

The fall issue of MUZIK Magazine features interviews with: WAKA FLOCKA FLAME DJ TIESTO BRODY JENNER DJ DAVID MORALES DJ COLLEEN SHANNON and...

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