MARVIN CHAN: We’ve been blessed to have so many connections and opportunities from around the world, largely due to the export and touring missions of our artists. Samurai Champs toured to SXSW, and most recently, Singapore as the first SK band ever to play in Music Matters Live. LOA and VBRTR have toured from the UK to the Netherlands, performing in Europe’s largest hip hop industry festival, New Skool Rules. Our most recent artist additions, Denise Valle and Alex Bent + The Emptiness, have begun to tour across Canada, showcasing in Montreal, Halifax, and even the Yukon. We’ve been so lucky to tour the globe and share Trifecta’s story of SK-made culture to the rest of the world. Toronto has always been particularly special to us, because it was where this all started. In 2016, the last year of Trifecta Music Festival, Samurai Champs, LOA, & TEFRONDON, embarked on Trifecta’s first Canadian tour surrounding their performance at Toronto’s Canadian Music Week. From this first tour, Trifecta was able to start building connections to festivals and industry all over the world. Last year, during Canadian Music Week and NXNE, Trifecta had two full houses of +15 SK artists ready to perform in two Toronto festivals. From opportunities like these through Jayemkayem, NXNE, and ISO Radio, we were able to build our foundation in Toronto. This past February, after our 9th Toronto export mission, or “op”, as we call them, the city truly felt familiar, like our second home. We’re excited, once the pandemic dies down, to continue building the bridge between SK and Toronto. We can’t wait to return to Toronto for our 10th op, and to eventually relocate as a collective to Toronto, our second home.