Juan D. Casas a.k.a Cosmic JD is a Colombian-born Producer and
DJ based in Toronto, Canada. Highly regarded as a key player in
the underground house and techno community both in the city and
As the founder of Toronto’s Hypnotic Mindscapes collective,
JD and his crew organize intimate parties curated with advanced
house and techno, featuring groundbreaking international
bookings, often performing for the first time in Toronto or Canada.
With a unique blend of styles within the spectrum of atmospheric
house, dub infused techno – JD & The Hypnotic Mindscapes crew have
become a Toronto staple when it comes to all things deep. A key
focus on detail to selection and performance narrative has allowed
him to share the decks with cutting-edge international talent such
as: Gerd Janson, Mathew Jonson, Roman Flugel, Petre Inspirescu,
Edward, Vera, Fred P, Oskar Offermann, Christopher Rau, Tin Man &
On the production front, Cosmic JD’s tracks look to the future while
paying homage to classic house, techno, and dub, with ethereal
atmospheres grounded in driving rhythms. His dedication to the
studio has paid off, with forthcoming releases on the legendary Danish
dub techno label “Baum” and on his own imprint Payphone Records.
A talent behind the decks, in the studio, and behind the scenes as a
curator and event organizer, JD’s drive, skills and continued commitment
to the underground make him an artist to keep watch on.