Everybody likes to eat. That doesn’t make us all chefs. There are a select few who are born with the gift of a musical ear, and more importantly the talent to share it with the world. This is the story of DJ XTC. From “connoisseur” to “guru”, Neal “XTC” McFarlane comes from the “old school” but can kick it new school and still graduate with honors. Educate yourselves.
old School – house – drum ‘n bass – jungle – reggae – classic rock – nudisco – top 40 – reggae – latin – country – freestyle – funk – soul – r&b –
Scarborough, ON seems to be the breeding ground for many a DJ talent. DJ XTC who also hails from this musically and culturally diverse borough of Toronto has his earliest influences rooted in the music of Percy Sledge, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, and Kenny Rogers that used to transcend from his mother’s stereo (read as “old school ghetto blaster”). He earned his gold stars as a popular house party DJ in west end parts of the city including Brampton, Malton, and Mississauga where he eventually set up his tent.