Electric Island Civic Holiday Edition [NAS MEDIA REVIEW]

Monday, August 7th – Electric Island returns once again for its Civic Holiday edition but this time at the Portlands, which was also a great location for this event that happens a few times throughout the summer in our city. This third summer edition brought an amazing line up of talented DJ’s with two stages for guests to watch them on. Hitting up the main stage was Irish DJ Mano Le Tough, Dâm-Funk, KiNK, Jonathan Rosa, and Nina Kraviz. These DJ’s brought incredible tunes to all of the excited fans who were ready to dance it out again at their favourite Toronto summer event.

Jonathan Rosa, a Toronto local DJ took the main stage to warm up the crowd, and brought the good vibes and great tunes to get fans in the right mood to enjoy the start of their Monday. As guests were entering, there were several food vendors that had guests nourished throughout the day eating delicious local food to fuel up for all the dancing they were going to do throughout the day and evening. At the second stage, Toronto house-hold names such as Greg Gow, Addy and Jeremy Stott were also in attendance to open the stages and bring the warm vibes to the start of the festival.


KiNK made his appearance on the main stage and brought the house and techno tunes, the way he delivered left a memorable performance for all the electric islanders.

Modern funk DJ Dâm-Funk began his set right after Mano Le Tough, and began bringing over the smooth modern funk music to the crowd and, boy did he deliver. He put the crowd in a great mood and had everyone feeling cheerful and overjoyed.


Photos by Ramzi Khalil for Nas Media.

Nature Of Music played an hour and a half set towards the evening of the event, until about 5:30PM on the second stage with a packed crowd full of guests happily dancing and enjoying the sounds of this local Toronto duo.

Later on as the sun began to set, Nina Kraviz took the stage and left fans speechless with her techno beats. The crowd was going crazy from the mesmerizing tunes she was hitting the crowd with. Needless to say everyone was on their feet dancing and grooving!


The second stage had Swiss-DJ producer Deetron, that brought the warm techno beats with the touch of Detroit in his music. Fans were ecstatic all day as they were grooving with their friends and enjoying the holiday and their day off, listening to their favourite music and seeing these talented DJ’s. A few guests were lining up to get glitter on them by a makeup vendor that was on site. Each guest left the vendor feeling beautified and radiating with positive vibes, ready to dance it out to the great techno music.

Needless to say, this was yet another successful edition to Electric Island, festival-goers were beyond thrilled that they got to spend their Civic Holiday with all of their friends enjoying the great techno music and talent that continues to take place in our beautiful city of Toronto. We’re already looking forward to the next Electric Island!






Electric Island, August 2017 Civic Holiday edition is hitting the Toronto Island’s once again this year! With major headlining artists such as Nina Kravis, Mano Le Tough, KiNK and more. Electric Island is one of those events in Toronto that doesn’t disappoint and leaves fans coming back again and again during the summer. This past July Electric Island’s Canada 150 edition brought hundreds of fans to enjoy techno music while celebrating their love and pride for their country with a stunning end of fireworks to the festival.

The event will take place at Hanlan’s Point and Toronto Island on Monday, August 7th, what a great way to start off your Monday, am I right? There will be two stages set up again for this years third edition of Electric Island, as well as an array of food trucks and vendors on site to fulfill all your hunger needs. The vibes at the third edition of Electric Island for the Civic Holiday will be nothing short of electric.

Stay tuned for Nas Media will be covering this event and we are sure to bring you some awesome photos + coverage! See below for more information on the event + ticket details!





TIME: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM


This past July 1, thousands of Toronto’s electronic music lovers gathered at The Portlands to ring in Canada’s 150th birthday at Electric Island! The day saw mind-blowing performances by industry heavy-weights including Canadian techno-pioneer Richie Hawtin, who closed off the night backed by a dazzling display of fire works across the city’s skyline. It was a celebration we’ll never forget.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the third summer edition; Electric Island Civic Holiday will take place on Monday, August 7 with another colossal line-up. The main stage welcomes the incredibly versatile and energetic Jackmaster. This Glasgow-native is notorious for hashing up the most surprising records – whether it be a forgotten disco track or bumping techno – Jackmaster can pull just about anything from his sleeve. Joining him will be another legend from across the pond – Irish-born Mano Le Tough. The Maeve label owner is a true sound wizard with an impeccable ear for melody, deep emotive basslines,  and live instrumental breaks. After witnessing a Mano Le Tough set, you’ll be left in awe. Bulgarian live-act KiNK also joins the bill. Another name who is known to embrace experimentation, KiNK expertly weaves listeners between house, techno and broken beat to deliver a memorable performance for all. Taking festival-goers into nightfall will be Russian techno vixen Nina Kraviz. Nina’s success is unparalleled — from her successful label Trip (трип), to her mesmerizing performances behind the decks, she is a force to be reckoned with! And let’s not forget our astounding locals — Jonathan Rosa and Toronto’s illustrious duo, Nature of Music will each be on warm-up duty.

The second stage will see Swiss DJ-Producer Deetron. Deetron owes his expert mixing skills to his early days as a Hip-Hop DJ. Strongly influenced by the sound of Detroit, ‘four-to-the-floor’ became his motto and today he’s best known for producing warm techno with the soul of Detroit. We look forward to his Electric Island debut! Joining Deetron will be the forbearer of the modern funk movement- Dâm-Funk! The American DJ-Producer affirms that funk is a way of life, “a feeling of struggle and staying cool through it all.” Toronto house-hold names Greg Gow, Addy and Jeremy Stott will have the honours of warming up festival-goers at the second stage. It’s going to be another sizzling weekend in the city this Civic Holiday.

Tickets for the Civic Holiday edition of Electric Island may be purchased here. 

For more information, please visit http://www.electricisland.to 

View the Electric Island Canada Day Photo Gallery Here 
[Photo Credit: Ded Agency]

⚡️ LINE- UP ⚡️


Nina Kraviz
KiNK (live)
Mano Le Tough
Nature of Music
Jonathan Rosa


Jeremy Stott
Greg Gow

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Bud Light Dreams Festival 2017 [NAS MEDIA Review]

Friday, July 7 – The day that we have all been waiting for has finally come, Dreams Festival 2017! The festival doors opened at 4PM with a line up of excited fans waiting to enter back into the place where their hearts are stolen every year. The sun was shining down bright on all of the dreamers and they were ready to get their groove on. We headed over to the Dream House stage to watch DJ Hydee put everyone in the Drum and Bass mood. While Hydee was delivering all the DnB, Ryan Shepherd and Jamie Kidd were bringing over some great techno and house vibes to the Echo Beach and Waterfront Stage.

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As the day continued more and more great acts began to hit the stage, such as What So NotSteve AngelloThomas JackBaauer, and many more!

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When the evening began to hit, the clouds started to get darker and sounds of thunder were approaching. Unfortunately rain took over the area for about an hour and 45 minutes, and all stages had to shut down briefly while this weather warning took place. Guests began to find cover and everyone was allocated to the Budweiser Stage area to wait out the weather warning.

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Shortly after, the sun decided to make its entrance once again, and the music started right back up. A little rain won’t stop these dreamers!

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As the guests made their way back to the main area, the headlining acts took over the three stages, Loco Dice, Andy C, and Above and Beyond. Each stage held different sounds but nonetheless the hype and the fun was definitely present all throughout RBC Echo Beach. Day one closed off with fireworks in the sky, which left Dreamers counting down the hours until they can get their dancing shoes back on for day two.

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Saturday, July 8 – Day two is here, with the doors opening earlier at 2PM, Dreamers are already pumped and looking forward to the days activities. As Dreamers are entering the grounds, there are a bunch of different vendors, jumping castles, Bud Light Living stations and much more! There were also beautiful art installations on the hills where guests can lounge and hangout with their friends when they needed a little break from all the grooving. Now, let’s get to the music! Day two started off with openers such as Saad Ayub, Mark Oliver, House Yoga, and more!


Dreams Fest 2017

Toronto decided to bless us with some incredible weather and gave us blue skies and full shining sun throughout the day. Not a drop of rain was in sight, thank you 6ix God! We headed over to the Dream House stage where Infected Mushroom were playing their electronica beats, leaving the crowd raging and wanting more. If you’ve ever seen Infected Mushroom play live, you know what we’re talking about. They truly bring the energy to another level during their sets.


We decided to make our way over to the Waterfront stage, where a completely different vibe took place throughout this area. The stage was covered with a variety of leaves representing a type of jungle/forest aesthetic. There was a little hill that guests could sit/lounge on while watching their favourite DJ’s perform in front of them.


As we arrived to this stage, we were lucky to see the one and only DJ Hanzel (aka Dillon Francis) head onto the stage dressed in his German persona, wearing Ray Ban sunglasses and a buttoned up black dressed shirt.


He brought all of the deep house vibes and literally left the fans screaming for more. There were signs that fans made of DJ Hanzel throughout the crowd and a lot of die hard fans ecstatic that DJ Hanzel made his first appearance in Toronto. [We’re definitely the lucky ones, here.]


We grooved over to the Echo Beach stage where DVBBS was performing and without surprise, they already had the crowd going wild within just a few minutes of their set. CO2 cannons blasting and the heat of fire blazing out from the stage was more than enough to have fans even more ecstatic while listening to DVBBS big room house tunes. Watching DVBBS perform live is always a fun time because the energy they bring to the stage is always at level 100.


As the evening hit, the headliners came through… MalaaMarkus Schulz, and Dillstradamus entered onto their stages. Malaa brought the dance and electronic music to the Waterfront stage where guests were packed side to side waiting to see the French producer. Moving on to the Dream House, Markus Schulz brought the trance vibes and had the Dream House tent full to capacity with fans raving to their favourite tunes from this German-American DJ.

Dreams Fest 2017

Last but not least, over at the Echo Beach stage was Dillstradamus, where two incredible DJ’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus paired together for an unimaginable trap/house set. It was the duos first time performing together as Dillstradamus in Toronto and boy, were we in for a treat. The main stage was packed with ravers chanting for their favourite trap and Moombahton DJ.

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Their entrance to the stage was unlike no other, with deep bass vibing through the speakers and lines of fire repeatedly covering the front of the stage, both of the DJ’s entering the stage separately on two risen platforms. As soon as they stepped up on the platforms the crowd went wild, the fire was still blazing throughout the stage and the trap beats began to come through.


They were playing songs from hip hop artists such as Lil Uzi VertDrake, as well as some original songs by Dillon Francis and by Flosstradamus. The two DJ’s of the hour ended their set with fireworks in the sky and a lot of big thank you’s to their Toronto fans.


Dreams Festival continues to show that year after year, the City of Toronto continues to stand out with their events and nightlife. This was only the first festival of the summer and there are still many more to come. We may be biased, but nobody holds a festival like our city does. Toronto ravers and fans will forever go hard for their favourite artists and our music scene is still stronger than ever. Thank you Dreams Festival for having Nas Media out once again and we are already looking forward to next year!


For the full album of photos from Dreams Festival, click here.



Bade Records returns with ‘USER EP’ from BinaryFunction

Bade Records returns this June with ‘USER EP’ from UK-based BinaryFunction.

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Veteran producer BinaryFunction has been honing his craft since the mid-90s. He has delivered an expertly produced three-track EP consisting of exquisite acid techno that draws upon his 90s influences.

He kicks off the release with ‘ACKF1N’, a breakbeat acid banger sure to send any dance floor alight. C0ntr0l follows, a deep hypnotic track with harsh industrial tones and fidgety percussion, perfect for bringing out those ‘eyes closed’ moments of the night. ‘C0NF1GERR0R’ is a raw acid jam with high resonance stabs and free moving bells, skilfully executed to create a tense track to round off the EP.

BinaryFunction’s ‘USER’ EP will be out on 5th June 2017.



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Electric Island, May 2017 edition is back and bigger than ever. With major headlining artists such as Ben Klock, Joris Voorn, Eats Everything, and more! This event is projected to be one of the biggest Electric Island events thus far, with tickets selling out quickly, this is an event that local Torontonians do not want to miss.

The event will take place at Hanlan’s Point and Toronto Island on Monday, May 22, what a great way to start off your Monday, am I right? Not only will there be a SECOND stage on the island this year but there will be an array of food trucks and vendors, as well as a station that allows you to get sparkly body paint if you choose to! The vibes this year at Electric Island will be nothing short of electric.

Stay tuned for Nas Media will be covering this event and we are sure to bring you some awesome photos + coverage! See below for more information on the event + ticket details!

WHEN: MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
TIME: 1:00PM – 11:00PM 


On MondayMay 22, come celebrate Victoria Day on the island, as Toronto’s Electric Island concert + picnic series kicks off their fifth season! Without a doubt, Electric Island has quickly become the #1 music program for Toronto’s underground dance music community. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the season five opener will feature today’s most prolific DJs including Berlin’s techno ambassador Ben Klock, the incredibly diverse Joris Voorn, House icon Eats Everything, Brooklyn-based duo Bedouin, Britain’s master of chill Leon Vynehall, the eclectic disco-infused duo Red Axes and Kompakt frequenter Rebolledo. As always, the day will also see our favourite locals who will gladly warm-up the dance floor; Night VisionAndrew ChoeGera and Alberto Jossue will be holding it down.

Following the recent announcement of a second stage, a new addition to this year’s program, attendees will be able to wander about the lush, green site while taking in the sounds that seep from two stages. While music is the heart of Electric Island, fans can enjoy so much more. Whether it’s the delicious array of our city’s finest food trucks, vibrant, sparkling body paint, or lounging on a blanket with Toronto’s iconic skyline hovering in the background, Electric Island offers a chill vibe for music lovers to congregate.

To purchase tickets to the Electric Island May 22 show, please follow the link here, or get more bang for your buck with a seasons pass for $169 + HST, which will get you into all five events. Please note that ferry tickets are not included and must be purchased separately. To avoid long line-ups at the ferry terminal, Electric Island highly recommends purchasing your ferry ticket ahead of time, which will allow you to by-pass the line. Ferry tickets may be purchased here.

For more information, please visit www.electricisland.to

⚡️🍃LINE UP 🍃⚡️


Ben Klock
Joris Voorn
Eats Everything
Night Vision
Andrew Choe


Leon Vynehall
Red Axes
Alberto Jossue

Will Clarke & BOT Release ‘Techno (Not Techno)’ EP

Will Clarke & BOT Release Collaborative EP
Techno (Not Techno)

Out Now via Food Music
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TechnoiTunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TechnoSpotify
Stream via Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/TechnoSoundcloud
Watch Music Video for “Techno (Not Techno)”: http://smarturl.it/TechnoVideo


Producer Will Clarke teams up with BOT for their highly-anticipated collaborative EP, Techno (Not Techno). Out now via Food Music, the two-track release fuses the best and brightest aspects from both rising producers, effortlessly melding both of their unique styles to create a harmonious showcase. Kicking things off, the pulsating and rhythmic “Techno (Not Techno)” serves as the title track, while its B-side release “Lil’ Mami” is a slinky and atmospheric cut with a seductive bass line and tech house inspired synths. With forthcoming remixes from Solardo and more, Techno (Not Techno) serves as Will Clarke and BOT’s most exciting project to date.

Having quickly established himself as one of electronic music’s newest talents, Will Clarke has built his reputation upon his signature beard and bass-driven productions. Launching onto the radar with his 2014 single “Big Booty,” Will continued to gain traction through various releases, including the release of his EPs The Boogie Woogie and Turn It Up on Claude VonStroke‘s  DIRTYBIRD label. Last year Will continued to reach new heights, earning a nomination at the DJ Awards as Best Newcomer, launching his mix show The Barber Shop, and releasing his acclaimed follow up single “Booty Percolatin’.” With forthcoming releases on DIRTYBIRD and Green Velvet’s Relief Records, alongside his current Hot & Lathered Global Tour and the launch of his own record label this summer, Will’s list of accomplishments only continues to grow.

Andrea Fratangelo, otherwise known as BOT, has since forged a successful solo path for himself since departing legendary duo Crookers. With a slew of releases across Dim Mak, Blood Music, Southern Fried and more, BOT has carved out his own unique sound of futuristic techno and club rhythms, wielded together alongside hip-hop influences. In addition to releasing various EPs across Main Course, his label formed alongside fellow producers Astronomar and Neoteric, BOT has crafted remixes for Diplo and Wiley and collaborated with the legendary Robert Owens.

1. Will Clarke & BOT – “Techno (Not Techno)”
2. Will Clarke & BOT – “Lil’ Mami”

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On the Beat with the CDJ Show & Conference 2017


Friday, March 11 – The CDJ Show & Conference began on a high note with back-to-back seminars taking place with high industry level representatives educating aspiring artists and producers on how to make it to the top. The first seminar of the day that we attended was from director/co-founder of Toolroom Academy, Stuart Knight. His seminar educated guests and artists on how to get from a demo to a record deal.

This seminar brought invaluable information to many of the aspiring artists and DJ’s at the conference. Many guests left the seminar feeling inspired and ready to take on the next challenge as an artist and/or producer.

The next seminar was held by founder of Slideways records, Tim Penner. His seminar taught guests and aspiring artists on how to get their music in the right hands and strategies to get their music heard. The way that Penner lead this seminar was very motivational and was lead with a lot of passion towards the challenges and end goal rewards in the music industry.

There were many other seminars that took place throughout the day for mobile and corporate DJ’s and live performance DJ’s. Majority of these seminars were held by sponsors Pioneer, CDJ, and DMC Canada.

The ending of Day One (Friday) was done with networking at the Tundra Lobby Bar inside the Hilton Toronto where guests and label representatives were able to grab a drink and connect with guests in a relaxed atmosphere.

Saturday, March 12 – Day Two of the CDJ Show & Conference was when the entertainment really started. Several booths were lined up against the hallways with brand new industry standard DJ-ing equipment and sound decks. Many guests were able to try out the sound systems and create beats right on the spot. The most anticipated event of the weekend happened on day two, the Get Signed interviews where record label representatives sat down with the guests and aspiring artists/DJ’s of the conference where they were given a once in a life time opportunity to showcase their music face-to-face with the label reps.

A few of the artists left the event getting their tracks signed by the attending record labels and had the chance to create new networking and business relationships with industry professionals in the music industry. The next event that conference goers were looking forward to was the exhibit, where many vendors showcased their sound systems and music equipment that guests were able to try, up close and personal.

Pioneer DJ had the largest booth where they had over five sound systems and sound decks ready to be tested by guests and fellow artists. We had the chance to play around with the Pioneer DDJ-SR Serato DJ Controller and was taught by one of the Pioneer representatives on how to mix our first beat! (It was pretty embarrassing. We’ll be sticking to our day jobs).

After the exhibit was over, the next event on the to-do list was the official afterparty with DJ Funkagenda at Maison Mercer. This was a VIP event that full pass and guest pass holders were able to get into for free with their conference ticket.

Overall, the 2017 CDJ Show & Conference was a complete success. The conference was quite organized, very educational, and left guests from all over Canada and the States inspired and motivated to keep pursuing their dream of becoming an established artist and producer within the Electronic Dance Music industry.

For a full set of the photos that were taken by the Nas Media team, click here.








It’s hard to believe that Toronto’s Electric Island concert + picnic series is already heading into its fifth season! What began as a promising gathering of devout music lovers over the May long weekend back in 2013, has since grown into an internationally acclaimed music program. Over the past 5 years, Electric Island partners EmbraceFootwork and Platform along with the fans, have watched the series blossom. Whether it was a new location, adding more dates, or most impressively, developing their roster which now includes the world’s most sought-after DJs, Electric Island has quickly become Toronto’s most cherished music adventure.

Pleased to announce the 2017 dates, Electric Island is also excited to share that there will be a second stage, giving music lovers double the experience. Electric Island will host five shows at Hanlan’s Point, beginning on Monday, May 22 (Victoria Day). Things will continue to heat up on Saturday, July 1, as we celebrate Canada Day on the island, followed by a Civic Holiday to remember on Monday, August 7. Bringing summer to a close, Electric Island will host back to back shows on Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 for the Labour Day weekend. T’is truly the most wonderful time of the year!

If you’ve experienced an Electric Island before, then you already know that each event brings with it a stacked line-up of A+ artists, which in the past have included the likes of Sven Väth, Dixon, Sasha, Loco Dice and many more. Therefore, you can agree that a season pass is the way to go. This year’s passes will be sold for a modest $169.99 + HST, which will get you into all five events. Please note that ferry tickets are not included and must be purchased separately. To avoid long line-ups at the ferry terminal, Electric Island highly recommends purchasing your ferry ticket ahead of time, which will allow you to by-pass the line. Ferry tickets may be purchased here.


Monday, May 22 (Victoria Day)
Saturday, July 1 (Canada Day)
Monday, August 7 (Civic Holiday)
Sunday, September 3 (Labour Day part I)
Monday, September 4 (Labour Day part II)


Tiësto Releases New Single/Vegas Names Jan 14th Tiësto Day


(Musical Freedom / PM:AM Recordings / Casablanca / Republic Records)

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Link to “On My Way”: http://tiesto.lnk.to/onmyway


(New York, NY – January 13, 2017) Today, Grammy Award-winning DJ/producer Tiësto released his new single, “On My Way,” featuring the exciting up-and-coming vocalist duo, Bright Sparks. The song is available now via digital retailers and streaming platforms, http://tiesto.lnk.to/onmyway.


“On My Way” is Tiësto’s first official single of 2017. The song, which makes use of flame imagery to suggest a cycle of rebirth and reinvention, serves as an anthem for anyone ready to seize the opportunity presented by a new year. Coupled with the track’s melody and simple message of following your dreams regardless of naysayers, Tiësto’s new release celebrates the individuals that stay true to themselves in pursuit of their ambitions.


The release of this new single marks an important moment in Tiësto’s career and will kick off an event-filled weekend for the dance music icon. Tomorrownight, Jan. 14th, Tiësto will celebrate his birthday with a special performance at Hakkasan Nightclub in Las Vegas. Earlier that day, Tiësto will be honored with a ceremony inside MGM Grand’s lobby, where he will be presented the Key to the Las Vegas Strip. County Commissioner Steve Sisolak will present the artist with the highly-coveted key and proclaim Jan. 14 as “Tiësto Day” in recognition of his dedication and success as an artist and his support of the City of Las Vegas.


This is only the beginning of what promises to be an exciting 2017 for Tiësto. He will continue touring worldwide, with 2 sold-out performances at Brooklyn Hangar on Feb 24th and Feb 25th, which mark the DJ’s first shows in the borough. With new videos and music releases in the pipeline, Tiësto fans have much to look forward to. Make sure to learn the latest by visiting Tiësto’s website, https://www.tiesto.com/, and check out his new single “On My Way” via the links below.

Link to“On My Way”: http://tiesto.lnk.to/onmyway

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About Tiësto:

With a remarkable career spanning over 20 years, Tiësto remains one of the top dance music acts in the world. Revered for his live shows as well as for his production and remix work, Tiësto is a globally celebrated DJ that has been named “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag and the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone. Through revolutionary moments such as being the first DJ to open the Olympic Games and headlining festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic, Tomorrowland, Ultra and more, he has helped pave the way for today’s modern music landscape. His 2014 album, A Town Called Paradise, yielded Tiësto his first platinum single in the United States with “Wasted” [featuring Matthew Koma] and his first gold single “Red Lights.” In 2015, Tiësto was awarded a Grammy® in the Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical category for his remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me.” This was Tiësto’s first Grammy® Award and second Grammy® nomination. 






@CodaToronto is the much-anticipated successor to Toronto’s legendary-and beloved- after hours destination, Footwork.” – @ThumpCanada

It’s a brand new year and CODA is kicking it off with a healthy lineup for the month of January. Beginning 2017 is an ode to Toronto talent with techno babe Jade alongside locals Simon Jain, Leo Franco, & Just B on January 6. Next, The Kids Want Techno Vol. 5 casts Jamie Kidd, Ticky TY, Andy Aires, Quim, & Oddio on January 7, and Spanish sensation Dennis Cruzbrings the heat on January 13. On January 14 Concept Vol. 3 returns withJeremey Scott, Guyus Grey, & more, plus Green Velvet brings down the (Chicago) house on January 20. Get wild with Jungle Funk featuring Deko-ze on January 21, then begin celebrating CODA’s 3rd anniversary withLaurent Garnier on January 26, and don’t quit dancing until YokoO closes out the party on January 28.

Friday January 6 – Jade

Saturday January 7 – The Kids Want Techno Vol. 5

Friday January 13 –  Dennis Cruz

Saturday January 14 – Concept Vol. 3

Friday January 20 – Green Velvet

Saturday January 21 – Jungle Funk with Deko-ze

Thursday January 26 – Laurent Garnier

Saturday January 28 – YokoO


Friday January 6: Jade

Jade has been on a steady incline since her first single, “Try Again,” made its sultry debut back in 2012. Advocating for her from the get-go, mentor andNo. 19 label-owner Jonny White (Art Department) has helped Jade to develop that sexy and organic sound which we’ve come to expect from this Toronto-native. Full-bodied bass lines and snapping high-hats define this edgy, flourishing talent, who you can catch live alongside locals Simon Jian,Leo Franco, & Just B on January 6.

Supported By: Simon Jian // Leo Franco // Just B
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Event Link

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Friday January 13: Dennis Cruz

Get out of the cold and onto the dance floor as Dennis Cruz heats up CODA with his fiery brand of tech-house. Madrid-native, Beatport top-charter, andLemon-Aid Music bossman—If anyone can help us beat the freezing temperatures, it’s this Spanish sensation. Nominated for “Best Spanish Tech-House Artist” and “Best Male Spanish Artist” at the 2015 Vicious Music Awards, Cruz is a name revered by fans and critics alike. Helping to ignite the evening are Toronto locals Jonathan Rosa, City Kid Soul, and BBLK.

Supported By: Jonathan Rosa // City Kid Soul // BBLK
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Event Link

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Saturday January 14: Concept [Beyond the Music] Vol. 3

On January 14 Concept [Beyond the Music] makes it’s third appearance at CODA, offering not only a platform for some of Toronto’s best talent, but also a chance to experiment with the lighting and decor at one of Toronto’s favorite venues. As the name suggests, the Concept showcase goes beyond the music by adjusting the space’s interior design, effectively making each event unique from the last. This volume includes Jeremy Scott, Guyus Grey,Roland Gozales, Sebastien Del Mundo and, as always, a fresh take on the club’s atmosphere.

Supported By: Ronald Gonzales // Sebastien Del Mundo
Event Link

Friday January 20: Green Velvet
Is Toronto ever not excited for a visit from industry icon Green Velvet? Originating from Chicagothe city that birthed house musicand active in the scene since 1991, Green Velvet is the epitome of seasoned talent. After a major tour last year with Claude Vonstroke under the unstoppable pairing Get Real, Green Velvet makes his first Toronto appearance in 2017 to showcase his solo talents. Mixing years of experience with modern sensibilities, this is one DJ not to be missed. Support on this evening comes from hometown favorites Addy, Jayforce, and Casualties of Sound.
Supported By: Addy // Jayforce // Casualties of Sound
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Event Link
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Saturday January 21: Jungle Funk with Deko-ze

They don’t call Deko-ze “Canada’s Hardest Working DJ” for nothing. With over 20 years of funky-house-music experience, the Jungle Tekk Recordingsco-owner will be highlighting some of his label’s premier talent during this special Showcase Tekk event. As a label head, Deko-ze searches for artists who produce high-energy tracks that serve one central purpose: to make a crowd dance. With this objective in mind, join Deko-ze, Joee Cons,Ouim,  & a ton more as they show off their wild and untamed style of house music. 
Supported By: Brian Moar // Snoman // Goose //  Matt Smith
Doors Open: 10:00PM
Event Link
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Thursday January 26: CODA’s 3-Year Anniversary with Laurent Garnier

Champagne, anyone? It’s CODA’s third year in the Toronto music circuit and they’re celebrating with an extended weekend of events, kicking off onThursday January 26 with techno veteran Laurent Garnier. Raw and eclectic in his approach, it’s no wonder Garnier has been internationally adored for the 25 years he’s been on the scene. From DJing, to hosting his own radio show, to composing scores for film, theatre, and televisionGarnier has done just about everything in his power to share his love for music. With so much experience behind him, and having likely celebrated a number of anniversaries himself, Garnier is just the man to help commemorate this milestone.
Supported By: Nitin
Doors Open: 10:00PM
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Saturday January 28: CODA’s 3-Year Anniversary with YokoO

What better way to celebrate three years of CODA than with a DJ who shares the same dynamic approach to music as the venue itself? Enter German house producer YokoO; who’s seductive sound has landed him on such major labels as All Day I Dream, Get Physical, and Plastic City. With a discography full of bright and earthy tracks, YokoO is the perfect pick to light up the dance floor on this special evening. Also making an appearance are two talented duos: Montreal pairing In2Deep and Dirtybird‘s Toronto team Talal & Zoi
Supported By: Talal & Zoi // In2Deep
Doors Open: 10:00PM
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