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  • Fri
    July
    29

    It's OVO weekend in Toronto so get down with infamous Toronto DJ-bro-friend duo Famou$ Players as they bring their energetic set dedicated to DRAKE to the Drake Underground.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: July 29, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Fri
    July
    29

    DJ DOPEY

    As a founding member of the Turntable Monkz, and a certified world champion (2003 DMC World Champion), DJ Dopey (born Jon Ryan Santiago) took the opportunity to tour the world a few times over sharing stages with artists such as Eminem, Hedley, Slum Village, Nelly Furtado, Kardinal Offishall, Dragonette, Steve Aoki and DJ’d for Dead Celebrity Status. He continues his globetrotting by carrying out his seasoned successes as a key group member of Notes to Self, a rap crew from Toronto. Dopey’s found time to be an integral part of their creative process, spending much of his free time off tour in the studio with Notes writing and recording, contributing a few years’ worth of hard work and successfully releasing two albums. As one of Canada’s premiere DJ talents, Dopey was also an integral part of the Gemini Award winning TV show MTV Live.

    In his 10 years as a DJ/Turntablist, Dopey has accomplished a great deal; he has “battled” his way to the top, he’s performed alongside the world’s best DJ’s and musicians, and has now taken to the studio portion of being an artist where he now perfects his recorded arts. Dopey is now poised to help present the world to Notes to Self, a rap group that will finally help realize his first official recorded contribution as a commercial release on their debut full-length. DJ Dopey is a rare and humbled talent that will continue to push the limits, not just as a DJ but as a recording artist as well.

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    HEDSPIN

    Hedspin, the man, is what the Wu-Tang Clan would refer to as one of "them Asian Niggas, knowhutimsayin - knawlege god supreme". The Wu-Tang, while undeniably one of the top 3 rap groups of all time, is confusingly ignorant and poetically misinformed. Hedley, the group, is a Canadian rock band that I, in my poetically ignorant and confusingly informed opinion, is "ca ca doo doo".

    Let's not confuse the two.

    Rewind.

    Hedley "Hedspin" Tuscano is a Vancouver based Philipino DJ. That is to say, both his parents are Philipno and he resides in Vancouver. I'm not implying that he plays Philipino music. Except all the Philipinos I know listen to rap music, and Hedley does too. Also, as I understand - there is no "F" in the Philipino alphabet. Do they have all the 26 other letters except for the "F". Hedspin ain't nothin to "F" wit? Just to confuse me more - Philipino is actually spelled Filipino yet Filipinos refer to themselves as Pinoy. I'm going with Filipino from here on in.

    Bring it back.

    Being a person of Filipino descent living in North Americian, Hedspin had two choices. Become a male Nurse, a Housekeeper, a Boxer, a Pool player, run a Karaoke bar, or become a DJ or a Breakdancer.

    As a youth he had terrifying nightmares of himself, draped in an endless supply of wristbands and headbands, spinning on his head for hours while desperately hot and horny dancing girls were pushed away as the break circle took over the entire club.

    His dreams, however, were vivid and bold - him in front of Graffiti, headphones around his neck, holding a Technics 1200 and a Serato record, poising for a promo shot that would be used countless times on shitty flyers. That's when he new he wanted to be a DJ.

    Plus he planed on eventually becoming chubby and realized that would never fly in the b-boy world. So our friend started collecting records and hanging out with people who could understand the jokes on Skratch Pickl Battle record covers. Hedley became Hedspin, a DJ. Hedspin's vinyl buying hobby, infatuation with scratching and the fact that he quickly become a really good DJ lead him to quickly become a really good DJ. Like really good.

    While his foundation is strictly and only rap, hip-hop, funk, soul, 80's, dancehall and reggae he has the versatility, know how and skill to rock in any genre (including, coincidently, rock music). He's generally considered a crowd pleasing party rocker and has a PHD in "making bitches dance". Of course I made that last part up (he only has a Masters degree) and I'm hyping him up for this bio, but truly, Hedspin can and will and does turn a party out.

    Let's brag on behalf of our humble hero. Hedspin runs Vancouver. Locally respected and internationally selected he wrecks decks and yes, I'm getting corny with the rhymes here so I'll redirect. He won the inaugural RedBull 3-Style Battle in Vancouver (it's like the DMC's of party rock). He's part of the Eh! Team Dj crew, which is Canada's premier 6 man multi-city squad.

    The crew is made up of Team Canada (DR.One and Grandtheft / Montreal), Jr. Flo (Toronto), Illo (Ottawa), DJ Pump (Calgary) and our boy. Skills. All of them got it.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ, Live
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: July 29, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Sat
    July
    30

    DJ Odario is the master of striking a mood with musical selection. Following his father's footsteps, a local DJ in the 80s, Odario tends to travel through many retro landscapes. Soul is the foundation, blending your favourite song with future classics.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: July 30, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Sat
    July
    30

    Itzsoweezee hits the Underground for a whirlwind of wall-to-wall music - prepare to dance, smile and holler. Itzsoweezee will make it easy - so easy - to get you on the dance floor.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: July 30, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Sun
    July
    31

    It's the long weekend, it's OVO weekend...it's time to party. DJ Richie Racks will be spinning all night long to keep your weekend going!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: July 31, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Fri
    Aug.
    05

    DJ TABS is a music lover and aficionado raised in Parkdale. He's been researching and digging for music since the age of 12, influenced by Parkdale's colourful new immigrants, working class people, and artists. He's an expert in hip-hop and R&B, and incorporates a touch of old school, reggae, soca, and house to complement his selection.

    He is currently the Saturday night resident DJ at The Parkdale Drink. His "Get Down Saturday Nights" started in 2007, and is presently the longest-running weekly urban party in Toronto. You can catch him around the city at local bars, night clubs, and special events. When he's not party rocking, he's playing basketball and seeking out his next favourite pair of kicks for his collection.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ, 19+
    • Cover: $10 Ticket
    • Time: Aug. 5, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Fri
    Aug.
    05

    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, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Aug. 5, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Fri
    Aug.
    05

    DJ Odario is the master of striking a mood with musical selection. Following his father's footsteps, a local DJ in the 80s, Odario tends to travel through many retro landscapes. Soul is the foundation, blending your favourite song with future classics.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Aug. 5, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Sat
    Aug.
    06

    Never Forgive Action (NFA) is a monthly dance party that's been running strong since 2004. Spinning quality Hip-Hop and R&B anthems from the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and beyond. Music provided by resident DJs Numeric and Dalia, plus special guests! Hosted by More or Les. NFA takes place the first Saturday of every month!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Aug. 6, 2016, 11 p.m.