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  • Known for getting crowds off their feet, local favourite DJ Your Boy Brian seamlessly blends all genres into a feel-good party mix. Part of the More Proof collective, DJ Your Boy Brian takes having fun very, very seriously. Check out his mix from the White Light Series before stopping by the Lounge for a night of carefree fun.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Oct. 3, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • www.GOODKIDS.ca has brought up a massive party from Chicago for you: Y2K: The Millennial Dance Party w/ DJ PHNM (Chicago) A Party devoted to the best JAMS of the early to mid 2000s! Guilty Pleasures One Hit Wonders Chart Toppers and everything in between! Come see why Y2K was recently announced as a nominee for Time Out Chicago's Best Dance Party of 2013!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Oct. 3, 2014, 11 p.m.
  • Gradient test patterns, 8-bit visions and playback glitches. As the digital becomes more pervasive in our everyday lives, it seems as if we’re increasingly nostalgic for the analog. For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014, Safe Space will be a series of site-specific performances and installations that will evolve through the night, with artists’ leading a communal exploration for guests into physical and virtual natures, delving into the graphic artifacts from a pre-bits and bytes world.

    D R A K E H O T E L (1150 QUEEN ST. W.)

    SARA LUDY + NICOLAS SASSOON - WALLPAPERS

    Wallpapers is a collaborative on/offline project founded in 2011 by artists Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Sylvain Sailly, where artists create digital patterns that are shown online as well as offline as site-specific installations. For the Drake Hotel’s facade, Ludy and Sassoon will be creating a time-based, large-scale video projections featuring a series of animated GIFs playing with the monumentality and materiality of the architecture, turning the facade into an otherworldly and psychedelic landscape.

    [TRAILER] HOLODECK @ DRAKE UNDERGROUND from Analog Preservation Network on Vimeo.

    ANALOG PRESERVATION NETWORK W/PETRA GLYNT, PALE EYES, ZONES + DOOMSQUAD

    If you stopped by the Drake Lab in August, you probably encountered Analog Preservation Network during its “PRECURSOR” residency, developing their site-specific installations for Nuit Blanche. Founded by Damien Lebiedzinski and Peter Rahul, the local collective strives to revitalize analog aesthetics with a journalistic lens. Expect a DTV Takeover of their analog visuals, a special Sky Yard projection by members Katie Switzer and Paul Moleiro, and Holodeck, an Underground installation that will feature intergrated live feedback visuals and performances from 7PM until 10:45PM.

    VANESSA RIEGER - TARP GHOST

    Since 2009, Rieger has been working on Tarp Ghost, an ongoing project exploring our relationship with the temporary shelter that lasts forever. “One ­day tarps and plastic mediums such as acrylic paint will be altered or banned for healthier, biodegradable materials. But what happens to these current plastics today? How long will they lie in our landfills?” explains Rieger in her artist statement. “What does this say about our future, right now? What does it mean to paint such a subject matter, with such a chemical mean? Will it be obsolete tomorrow?” Rieger will transform the Drake Cafe’s north patio into an immersive environment where guests can come, sit and relax under a tarp canopy, and watch a projected image of the Tarp Ghost conducting a ritual surrounded by seemingly redundant plastic materials like VHS tape, CDs, old computer parts.

    D R A K E L A B (1140 QUEEN ST. W.) OLIVER PAUK + MICHAEL VICKERS - SPECTRA LOGIC

    AKIN Collective will be our Drake Lab artists-in-residence from October 1-15, so it seemed appropriate for members Pauk and Vickers to show Spectra Logic, an ongoing series of site specific works centred around a process involving digital feedback projection loops and accompanying sculptures created for one-time performance. The work is grounded in the relationship between man and digital machine and the successes and failures that result.

    • Venue: Common Spaces
    • Type: DJ, Live, Art
    • Cover: FREE / $10 AFTER 11PM
    • Time: Oct. 4, 2014, 6:53 p.m.
  • 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.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: Free
    • Time: Oct. 4, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Never Forgive Action is a monthly dance party that began in 2004 to pay tribute to the golden age of hip-hop, spinning classic jams from the sweet spot of 1986 to 1994. Whether it's popular old school favourites from A Tribe Called Quest to De La Soul or obscure ditties by the Wascalz and Y'all So Stupid, NFA's resident DJs Numeric, Ted Dancin', Dalia + host More or Les are here to keep the party going, bridging together generations of hip-hop fans one Friday night at a time.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Oct. 4, 2014, 11 p.m.
  • Known for getting crowds off their feet, local favourite DJ Your Boy Brian seamlessly blends all genres into a feel-good party mix. Part of the More Proof collective, DJ Your Boy Brian takes having fun very, very seriously. Check out his mix from the White Light Series before stopping by the Lounge for a night of carefree fun.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Oct. 10, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Known for getting crowds off their feet, local favourite DJ Your Boy Brian seamlessly blends all genres into a feel-good party mix. Part of the More Proof collective, DJ Your Boy Brian takes having fun very, very seriously. Check out his mix from the White Light Series before stopping by the Lounge for a night of carefree fun.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Oct. 17, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Known for getting crowds off their feet, local favourite DJ Your Boy Brian seamlessly blends all genres into a feel-good party mix. Part of the More Proof collective, DJ Your Boy Brian takes having fun very, very seriously. Check out his mix from the White Light Series before stopping by the Lounge for a night of carefree fun.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Oct. 24, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • It's Friday night + also happens to be Halloween. You know the drill. Show up in the most memorable monstrosity and win our annual $500 Prize for Best Costume.

    Your Boy Brian hits the Lounge @10PM + Diggy the DJ will get things freaky in our Underground @11PM.

    • Venue: The Drake Hotel
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10.00
    • Time: Oct. 31, 2014, 9 p.m.