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DJ NaNa believes that the art of Turntablism is a science. The same precision and dedication scientists put into research and experiments, is what NaNa is known for putting into his own artform. His influences range from the common (Wu Tang Clan, Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z). to the not so obvious (Zamfir, Portishead, Lamb, Fleetwood Mac), and everything else in between. A true music connoisseur, his knowledge of diverse genres of music is almost as impressive as his knack for combining them.
Residents DJ FASE & DOUGIE BOOM throw a no-holds-barred, anything-goes, sky's-the-limit, all-out dance-a-thon. They'll play hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new -- whatever is fun and is gonna make you move.
Come out and party like you just don't care.
Every week Drake's art concierge Betty Ann Jordan explores the galleries and project spaces along the Queen West strip with an eye out for the best of the best. Whether you are an art aficionado or culturally curious, Betty Ann is sure to show you something a little unexpected. For updated tour information and weekly schedules please check out Art InSite.
Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology - which she uses to sample her cello onstage - and for her DIY approach, selling at last count 60,000 copies of her self-released albums without the help of a record label.
A cellist since the age of eight, Zoë obtained a liberal arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and spent her 20's working at a software startup while moonlighting as a cellist in rock bands. She eventually combined the cello and the computer, developing her signature style of live-layered music while improvising for late night crowds at her Francisco warehouse. In 2003 Zoë quit her tech job to focus on making layered cello music.
Advance tickets are available online now.
Playing a combination of hip-hop, reggae, jazz, soul, funk and R+B, DJ FASE has been a full-time DJ/producer for over 8 years, having performed with acts such as Africa Bambaata, The Roots, De La Soul, Nas and countless more. With credentials like these, DJ Fase is well versed in keeping crowds moving.
Racks & Bands is a monthly party focused on one thing and one thing only, bringing booty back to the Underground.
Turn up with resident DJs Johnny Hockin and Vanity Muscles as they motivate the winin’ and grindin’, playing only the hottest in current Rap and R’n’B.
Dress 2 Sweat.
This past November, the Philippines was hit with Typhoon Haiyan that devastated whole towns and cities killing thousands and ultimately affecting millions. 100% of all proceeds from this event will be donated amongst four reputable charitable organizations: Global Medic (Focusing on water purification in affected regions), UNICEF (Life-saving essentials and emergency supplies to children affected by the typhoon), Doctors Without Borders (Frontline medical services to survivors), and Canadian Red Cross (Assisting in all aspects of relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan.)
Performers will be:
THE PLAITWRIGHTS w/ THE CHARLESTON RELAY
An up and coming Toronto mainstay, The Plaitwrights and their live band, The Charleston Relay have lit up stages across the city and have garnered a unique following that represents their musical style of hip hop, R&B, soul, and jazz.
A solo New York City based artist with over 20,000 youtube subscribers specializing in a R&B, Soul, Pop, and Alternative sound.
THE MUSO PROJECT
A Toronto-based collaboration of artists combining their passion for blues, jazz, soul, R&B, and funk music.
Get your hands dirty every 86D Monday night with some artful food fun:
Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back + sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.
Leave it to the wonderful guys at Beau's to throw a wild Christmas party complete with a Canuck-inspired buffet, tons of Canadian beer + awesome Christmas tunes curated by DJ Dougie Boom to celebrate the holiday season in style.
Elvis Monday is Toronto's longest running indie showcase. Now in its 30th year, at least 3000 bands have played Elvis Monday including Cowboy Junkies, Blind Melon, Treble Charger, Lights, Sum 41, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Austra, Peaches, Diana, JackSoul, Ron Sexsmith, Doldrums, Moon King, and BECK!
Acting as a launching pad for many Toronto bands, Elvis Monday continues to champion emerging talent and play an important part of Toronto's music scene.
THE ELECTRIC ANTS
MIKE BUTLIN BAND
JAMES CLARKE INSTITUTE
MAYOR PHAT FUCK