It’s May 24 long weekend, and you know what that means: clash of the mega-parties. On Sunday, the Guvernment complex will be hosting Freedom 08. Two-time DJ Mag anointed No. 1 DJ Paul Van Dyk will be rocking the Koolhaus. Electro lovers should not miss Chicago’s Felix da Housecat and local favourite Nasty Nav spinning at The Drink. The Guvernment will feature house icons Bad Boy Bill and Erick Morillo. For people that prefer their dance music in the 160 to 180 bpm range, the Orange Room will feature some of the city’s finest drum and bass talent.
While it may be the new kid on the block, CiRCA will be throwing the equally large Elevate party on Sunday. Progressive house DJ Danny Tenaglia will be bringing his assortment of dirty beats to the Main Room. Windsor veteran John Acquaviva will be headlining the Canadian showcase that’s taking place at the Ballroom, while hometown hero Kenny Glasgow will be spinning a set in the SKYY Cinema Lounge.
For people that like their dance music to incorporate guitars, the Earthroots Benefit at Wrongbar on Friday is for you. Taking a break from remixing Radiohead, Holy Fuck will be brining their milkshake to the yard, and damn right, it’s better than yours. They’ll be joined by glitch hop Montreal crew Megasoid, who will be opening that night and also throwing their monthly party at the Drake on Sunday.
Full listings below.
Thursday, May 15
Treasure Fingers and Kill the Noise @ Wrongbar with Vaneska. $8 before 12 a.m.
Cobra Cut @ The Social. $5 after 11 p.m.
Tainted Love @ Andy Poolhall with rotating DJs: DJ Ritz, Corey Dawkins, DJ X, and DJ Fase. No cover.
Friday, May 16
Earthroots Benefit @ Wrongbar with Holy Fuck and Megasoid. $12.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Dalia. $5 after 11 p.m.
Edumacation @ Drake Underground with DJ Fase. $5.
DJ Neno @ Mod Club with Kevin Harcourt and Pete Daris.
Yves Larock @ This is London with Manzone & Strong.
Randomland: Fake Birthday @ CiRCA. Main Room Boom Boom: Drop the Lime, Frankie Chan, Rory Them Finest, A.D/D; SKYY Cinema: SNIPER, PRiME, Crash, Animal, Caddy Cad & Soarbred; Bathroom Bar: Vaneska, Matt Sims.
Saturday, May 17
Make It Funky @ Revival with The Souljazz Orchestra, DJ Wood & DJ Soo. $12 adv.
Hip Hop Karaoke @ Gladstone Hotel Ballroom with Abdominal, More or Les, Dalia, Numeric, and Ted Dancin’. $6.
Solid Garage – 10 Year Anniversary @ Andy Poolhall with Groove Institute and Mike Cordeiro. $5.
Everyone’s a DJ @ Tiger Bar with a hella lot of DJs. No cover.
Mr. V and Taylor McFerrin @ Footwork.
base war 06 @ Z with Put the Rifle Down, Egyptrixx, John Caffery, Justin Tyce, and Errol. $7 or $5 each for groups of 3 or more.
Lipstick, Cherry @ Drake Underground with DJ Pammm. $5.
Spin @ Guvernment with Mark Oliver; The Drink: Manzone & Strong, Joee Cons; Orange Room: 4 Korners; D’Luxe Lounge: DJ Wristspect, MC Sir Lancelot; Acid Lounge: Explicit Sounds of YM.
Sunday, May 18
Elevate @ CiRCA. Main Room: Danny Tenaglia, Matt C; Ballroom: John Acquaviva, Adam K, Doman + Pettigrew; SKYY Cinema Lounge: Nitin, Jonny White, Kenny Glasgow, Mikel Curcio; Washroom Bar: Rynecologist, My Favourite Robot.
Thunderpussy @ Bovine Sex Club with ViVi Diamond and Guy Michael.
Get Riddim @ Drake Underground with Megasoid and Maysr . $5.
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Freedom 08 @ Guvernment complex. Koolhaus: Paul Van Dyk, Eddie Halliwell, Mark Oliver; Guvernment: Erick Morillo, Bad Boy Bill, Alex Peace, Manzone & Strong; The Drink: Felix da Housecat, The Roaches, Nasty Nav, Greg Gow; Orange Room: Chase & Status, Brekage, Frankie Gunns, Saigon, Mr. Brown, Carnage, Darksideflow, MC Caddy Cad; The Gallery: Sydney Blu, Vinyl Junkies, Deko-ze, Joee Cons, Jay Force, Alicia Hush.
Monday, May 19
Make it Mondays @ Raq-n-Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with Holly Rock and DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, May 20
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Wednesday, May 21
Remix This @ Andy Poolhall with Dirty-30 and Matt Medley. No cover.
Hump Day Bump @ Gladstone Melody Bar. No cover.
Flop House Wednesdays @ TOI Bar with Alicia Hush and YM. No cover.
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