DJ Rick Laplante


Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Rick Laplante's involvement in the party scene began in London, ON in early 1992 as a partner of Prism Productions, a project committed to hosting intimate gatherings with good vibes and fresh music. Unable to resist the siren song of the turntables for long, Rick began basement DJing later in 1992, with his first professional gig the following year.

His main musical influences came through London's proximity to Detroit and Toronto, where frequent weekend visits to these cities exposed him to some of the most groundbreaking underground sounds heard in the world during the early 90's. Rick has now been professionally DJing for over 20 years.

Rick's preferred club style is anything that can be described as groovy and/or bouncy tech-house, yet he also draws influence from his eclectic music collection - with flashes of myriad genres, ranging from techno to disco, breaks to jazz and from latin to lounge. He hasn't forgotten his musical roots from running the Detroit-Toronto corridor for years, either... so you can always expect the unexpected while Rick blends several different auditory flavours into his Dj sets.

Rick has been active in the local scene of our Nation's Capital for over 15 years.  On top of various other club nights, most notably he promoted a weekly afterhours event, Sunrise, for its run of over 5 years, and now with his current promotions company "Framework Music", hosts a monthly party, Sunday Sessions, in Ottawa's legendary Mercury Lounge, and a bi-weekly all night dance event, "White Rabbit", at City At Night.

As well as promoting events, Rick has performed many out of town gigs, from Montreal to Toronto, Boston to New York City, and other cites across north eastern USA and Canada.