Reminiscing because 25 years ago was the very first session of the MOVEMENT parties which originally started in the back room of the Rivoli #QueenstreetWest in 1998. And to our surprise a line-up of over 200 people showed up.
Feel blessed and grateful to have been part of this collective and looking back, to which in a very small period of time took #Toronto by a storm via the dancefloor, sharing vintage records with sounds of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Brazilian, Latin and African music to a large club crowd it was truly a rare thing, because at the time club music was definitely very different to what we wanted to present, so 5 young lads with some ideas joined forces each with special powers and with a few common beliefs, a love and passion for the music and a obsession for digging for old records to make people dance, and a belief that people wanted these sounds, it was the right time, it was a magical era that is hard to forget 1998 the internet was a few years young, pre 911 and Computers were still new to most, photoshop was a highly skilled program mastered by just a few, all DJs played records, and cigarettes could be smoked inside a club and everywhere and Queen street west was cool.
Here is 3 different flyers front and back to those early parties at the Rivoli, and as you can see the very basic graphic style of this time and the beginning of using the early photoshop program.
We will share another post PART 2 with more flyer designs, things progressed and moved forward fast and alot further than all of our expectations could ever imagine.
to be continued. . . . .