Cory de Groot

Founder, CEO, President of Operations

Hometown: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. 

Influences: Slipknot, Korn, Tool, Skrillex, City and Colour, Billy Talent, Avenged Sevenfold, Jinjer, Deadmau5, Skream, Headie One, Stormzy, Sir Spyro, Aitch and OWSLA.

Cory has always had a love for everything music. He began his music career at the young age of 14, learning to Produce and DJ but quickly realizing that being a well-known artist was not in the cards for him. He then discovered his interest & natural knack for business and networking. He is the acting CEO & oversees all of Tetrad Sound's day-to-day operations, business development, & HR policies.

His taste has changed quite drastically over the years, coming from a strictly metal and rock background, making the switch from Metal to Dubstep was one of great ease for him. Over the last 3 years he has found a new love for Grime, 140, Garage and UK inspired music. He truly believes that music is the key to all energy. There's nothing that good music can't do to someone.

Donald Gauvreau

Business Development, Director

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Influences: Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuren and many other DJs and Producers from the Netherlands.

Donald was introduced to music at a very early age through formal music lessons, which included guitar, bass, cello, violin and piano. Donald’s passion for music continued to evolve over the years and includes all genres of music, everything from classic rock to punk rock/alternative and eventually finding his ultimate passion for electronic music and especially progressive, tech and deep house.   

Donald is a highly successful entrepreneur and businessman and brings years of valuable experience and wisdom to the Tetrad Board of Directors. Mr. Gauvreau is a founder of many successful businesses and brands in the health and wellness space, including PHARMAFREAK™, SD Pharmaceuticals™, RIPPED FEMME™, Limitless Mushrooms™, Clinical Hemp Health™, Kaleidoscope Health™ and most recently, Conscious Mind Labs™, a mental health and wellness company.   

Lastly, creating a safe environment for music lovers at Electronic Music events, concerts and festivals (through harm-reduction initiatives) has also been important to Mr. Gauvreau and now through collaboration with TETRAD that vision can begin to take shape.

Nathan Smith

Business Development, VP Operations, Director

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

Influences: Zeds Dead, Ganja White Night, Virtual Riot, Jauz, Getter, Excision, MeSo.

Nate's love for electronic music started at the very young age of 13 years old when Dubstep really started to make it's mark on the world in 2010. Artists like Skrillex & Zeds Dead showed him a whole new world of music and ultimately what would become his absolute passion a few years down the road. After graduating high school and turning 18, he attended many of the music festivals and shows in & around his hometown of Calgary, Alberta (including Shambhala, PURE, Cemetery of Sound, and Chasing Summer) and quickly discovered not only his devotion for loud & heavy bass music, but his love for the ever so friendly & welcoming rave community as a whole. 

 Nate has been following this passion in more ways than one, joining Cory in building their collective "Tetrad Sound", as well as learning to Produce/DJ. He aims to build & contribute to the rave community in his position of Vice President of Operations & Business Development at Tetrad Sound by continuing to make connections with people who share the same fiery passion that he does. He can't wait to see you on a dance floor near you!

Tyler Boychuk

Co-Founder, Head of A/R, Director

Hometown: Lethbridge, AB, Canada 

Influences: Noisia, Deep Dark & Dangerous, Deep Medi Musik, Critical Music, Duploc, Artikal Music and World Music. 

Music has always been a part of Tyler's life from an early age. Starting as a drummer at age 5, metal and rock was his first genre's of choice. Over the years, the spectrum of music was expanded to include jazz, world music, progressive music, and most importantly electronic music. The first taste of electronic music was given by listens to Skrillex and Deadmau5, and from there his casual listening turned into a passion. Once reaching the age of 18, Tyler would attend club shows, festivals and everything in between to get a taste of the scene, before finally deciding to dive in himself and become a DJ. 

After a few years of gaining traction as a DJ and playing various gigs, Tyler has taken the step to produce his own tunes and has helped co-found Tetrad Sound from it's early days in Lethbridge, and has seen it grow into what it is today in Calgary. Known today by his stage name Mind of Gaia (or Gaia for short), you will see him throwing down sets of various styles, as well as quietly working behind the scenes on artist bookings and artist relations with the Tetrad Sound.