Photo by Media Eater.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 years since DJ Shadow dropped his groundbreaking debut, Endtroducing …. Since then, the Bay Area DJ has helped form the respected indie hip hop label Quannum Projects and released a couple of lesser acclaimed albums including 2006’s hyphy influenced, The Outsider. Since then, DJ Shadow has been working with fellow crate digger and former Jurassic 5 DJ, Cut Chemist. The pair will be spinning together on Wednesday at The Opera House to support their Hard Sell collaboration. If there wasn’t enough star power at this show, Montreal’s Kid Koala will be opening. Expect to get stupid at this show.
Every year it seems like there’s a new indie band from New York City that’s poised to take over the radio. This year, it’s The Virgins. While the band makes its Toronto debut playing at the El Mocambo on Saturday, they’ll also be doing some spinning at the afterparty. Get ready to hear some funky indie at the Levack Block that night as The Virgins are joined by Huggs and Lucie Tic.
Anyone that went on an Amigo’s boat party this summer has undoubtedly done some booty shaking to the electro house remix of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ By the Way. On Saturday, one of the DJs responsible for the remix will be spinning at Footwork. The latest in a long line of acclaimed Dutch DJs, Rene Amesz has been building up a big following in the past year. Here is a video of him spinning in Russia last year.
Full listings below.
Friday, January 25
Beniffer Editions @ Teranga with DJ Free I-Pod and DJ Duffs.
Nocturnal Magazine @ The Harbourfront Natrel Rink with Andy Reid, Simon Jain, and Matt Shaw. Free. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Rehab @ Footwork with Vinyl Junkies, Sydney Blu, and The Roaches (Nathan Barato and Carlo Lio).
Non Stop @ Drake Underground with Cosmo Baker, Graemzilla, and Fistfight Andrew. $5.
Soho Fridays @ This is London! with Mauro Picotto, Manzone & Strong, and Greg Gow.
Purplelectricity@ Ultra Supper Club with DJ doctor BAGGIEand Chris La Roque. $15.
Randomland @ CiRCA. Main Room: John Acquaviva, Thomas Schumacher, and A.D/D; Mirror Ballroom: K.I.M. Aviance and DJ Jamal; SKYY Cinema: The Beatfreakers, Special ED, Fawn Big Canoe, and Justin Tyce; Bathroom Bar: Matt Sims, ViVi Diamond. and Cobra Cut. $15.
Saturday, January 26
Fascination @ Andy Poolhall with Mike Tull and Andrew Allsgood. $5.
Do Right! Saturdays @ Super Market with John Kong, Circle Research, and Abdominal. $5 before 11.
Shut Em Down: King of New York Edition @ 751 with Kaewonder and JC. $5.
Vanderpark @ Revival with The Sea Inside and USS. $10 adv.
The Virgins Afterparty @ Levack Block with The Virgins (DJ set), Huggs and Lucie Tic.
Apples @ Slack’s with DJ doctor BAGGIE and DJ Delicious. No cover.
Shake a Tail @ Clinton’s. $5.
Rene Amesz @ Footwork.
Contact @ The Guvernment. The Guvernment: Markus Schulz, Menno De Jong, Rank 1, Blake Jarrell, and Mark Oliver; The Drink: Paul Harris and Manzone & Strong; Orange Room: DJ Aristotle; D’Luxe Lounge: 4 Korners; The Gallery: Nathan Barato, Sydney Blu and Jason Myles. $25 adv.
Sunday, January 27
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Go Loco Sundays @ Funhaus with DJ Rudee, Paranoid Jack, Flipside, El Duran, Mute & Laki, and more. 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, January 28
Manic Mondays! @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Make it Mondays @ Raq n’ Waq with Viper Crew. No cover.
Tuesday, January 29
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Wednesday, January 30
DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist @ The Phoenix with Kid Koala. $29.50 adv.
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall with Rock Steady Drew. No cover.
Hump Day Bump @ Gladstone Melody Bar with May and Shane. No cover.
Flop House Wednesdays @ TOI Bar with Alicia Hush,Jason Myles, and DJ LT. No cover.