Toronto Drug Bust
Coma Stereo, Ian Green, It's Everyone Else, Kill Kenny, Milk Drinkers, New Wave Syria, N'toko, Toronto Drug Bust and Werefox. Presentation of Slovenia as a guest country was organised by SIGIC, Slovene Music Information Centre in cooperation with the Slovenian Music Week, and Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA) (Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna),
at the Waves Vienna Music Showcase Festival and Conference
at the Terraneo Festival
at the Sziget Festival
The band stopped performing for an indefinite period of time. A reunion may – or may not – happen in the future.
The Toronto Drug Bust project has its roots in 2007, when Izak met renowned Canadian musicians Neil Layton and Rich Ragany in Ljubljana. Upon recognising a promising talent, they took him to London where they recorded some ten songs; due to the circumstances, the collaboration did not evolve and they advised Izak to connect with Rami Helin, their fellow musician from Finland. Rami became the band's producer, and after gathering a diverse set of musicians from Slovenia, Finland, Sweden, and Australia, they produced the aforementioned album. Mixed and mastered in Helsinki, it was later released by Sedvex Records for Slovenia and by American Cauldron Soundwerx and Swedish Playground Music BAM labels for distribution abroad. Notably, they were featured in the BBC Introducing with Gary Crowley, where their The Dandy Song was introduced. Besides having two promotional gigs in Finland, for now Toronto Drug Bust have mostly played at different venues and festivals in Slovenia.
The line-up for Slovene gigs at the present consists of musicians from Slovenia. Besides Izak Košir on vocals, there are Vid Polončič-Ruparčič and Tamir Gostiša on guitar, Jernej Kržič on electric bass, and Dorian Granda on drums.
The video for the band's hit track The Dandy Song