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Space Ibiza Touches Down in Toronto This Saturday

A brand known throughout the electronic music industry, Space Ibiza has graciously decided to bring the ruckus this Saturday, May 28 to Toronto’s Sound Academy.

With a lineup sure to please the house head in you, TVD‘s more than a little excited about it. Including DJs like M.A.N.D.Y, Adam Beyer and Camilo Franco, as well as Toronto debuts from Oliver Ingrosso, Jay Lumen and Chrispy, it’s bound to test your partying skills to the fullest.

So leave a bottle of water on your nightstand and have an Advil tucked under your pillow – you’re gonna need it.

Check back on Monday for a review on what you might’ve missed!

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What’s Happening in Toronto? May 5 – 7

THURSDAY, MAY 5

Burner Thursdays w/ Barletta, Ghaleon and Doll Parts @ Andy Poolhall

Parkdale Ting w/ Pho and Freeza Chin @ Parts and Labour

FRIDAY, MAY 6

BFF w/ The FranDiscos, DJ Jonesian and StillTricky @ Andy Poolhall (the ONLY party you need Friday night!)

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Slowed w/ Torro Torro and Lucie Tic @ Blondie’s

Motown Party w/ Caff and Fawn BC @ 751

Nastymix Saturdays w/ Grandtheft, Kolt 45 and  DJ Whatif @ Wrongbar

Faktory Saturdays w/ Damian Lazarus, My Favorite Robot and Terence Kissner @ The Social

Major Rager w/ Mickey D, Billionaire, Ballistik and O-God @ Andy Poolhall

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What’s Happening in Toronto? Apr 29-Apr 30

FRIDAY, APR 29

ITZSOWEEZEE w/ Tom Wrecks and DeMiggs @ The Drake Underground

Steam Whistle Unsigned #18 w/ The Darcys, Wildlife, Freedom or Death and Make Your Exit (DJ set) @ Steam Whistle Brewing

Synchro Fridays w/ Pho, Denise Benson and Poppin’Fresh @ Andy Poolhall

Melting Pot w/ Nasty Nav, Ali Black, Pooyan and Isosceles @ The Supermarket

SATURDAY, APR 30

Lick A Shot w/ Andrew Roti, Geoff Snack and 84.85 (DJ set) @ Red Light

Devin The Dude (early show) @ Wrongbar (event link)

Treasure Fingers @ The Social (event link)

NastyMixx Saturdays w/ Rynecologist @ Wrongbar (after Devin The Dude)

Airhorns w/ Maysr, DJ Linterna, Caff and Adam Bomb @ Augusta House

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NXNE 2011 Has TVD Toronto All Giddy

As we inch closer and closer to those warm months Torontonians desperately look forward to each year, one thing stands out as a definitive summer kick off – North By North East.

And with a preview of their lineup being posted just a short time ago, it’s easy to see why. With a blend of acts to suit just about everyone’s musical tastes, a few legendary performances to check out (Descendents! The Pharcyde!) and extended liquor licenses thrown around town, it’s no wonder why we’re just so excited.

Keep your eyes on the NXNE website for further updates on who’s playing where, and be sure to get your wristbands and passes ASAP. And we mean ASAP. It’ll be worth it, guaranteed.

The week-long festival runs June 13th-June 19th.

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Record Store Day in Toronto – Apr 16

Record Store Day 2011 – the vinyl collector’s Christmas, so to speak. A day to truly appreciate what your local record store is doing to the community, and skip from sale to sale basking in some fresh vinyl at some extra-low prices. TVD Toronto couldn’t let you forget what’s really going on, so hit the jump for a short list of what some of our record store friends have let us know about…

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What’s Happening in Toronto? Apr 14 – 16

THURSDAY, APRIL 14

Burner Thursdays w/ MDMK and Barletta @ Andy Poolhall

We See You Japan w/ The Turnstylez Crew (DJ Grouch, D Scratch & Lil Jaz) and more @ Wrongbar

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

Raekwon @ The Opera House (event link)

Synchro Fridays w/ Andrew Allsgood, Denise Benson, Pho, Lucie Tic and Mandelephant @ Andy Poolhall

Sydney Blu @ Footwork (event link)

Edumacation w/ DJ Fase and DJ Kariz

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 – RECORD STORE DAY!!!

**We’ll be posting up our RSD to-do list either later today or tomorrow!**

Get Slayed! EP Release Party w/ Robb G, The FranDiscos and Chiclet @ Andy Poolhall

Annie Mac @ Wrongbar (event link)

DJ Benzi and Willy Joy @ The Drake Underground (event link)

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What’s Happening In Toronto – April 1 – 3

As you can tell, TVD Toronto posts have been a little scarce as of late. With the Junos last week, Fashion Week this week, and the general busyness of our day-to-day lives, we’ve been pretty swamped over here. But we promise we’ll be back up and running very very shortly. In the meantime, here’s this weekend’s to-do list..

FRIDAY, APRIL 1

BFF w/ The FranDiscos, Jug E and Yo Ev @ Andy Poolhall (the ONLY party you need tonight!)

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Famous Players 5 Year Anniversary w/ Famous Players, Lucy ‘Lo, Andrew Roti, Geoff Snack, Coolin Cregg & more @ Wrongbar

Major Rager w/ Nights, O-God, Billionaire & Mandelephant @ Andy Poolhall

Mowgli @ The Social (event link)

Happy Endings w/ French Fries & Grahmzilla @ Forestview Chinese Restaurant

Steve Angello @ Guvernment (event link)

The Loft w/ Paul Revered @ Hotel Ocho

SUNDAY, APRIL 3

Magnetic Sundays @ Midpoint

Heat Street Beats w/ Douglas Carter, Dick Diamonds & Durt Stach @ Tota

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What’s Happening in Toronto? March 24-26

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

Burner Thursdays w/ Barletta, Doll Parts & StillTricky (oh hey, that’s me!) @ Andy Poolhall

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

Itzsoweezee w/ Tom Wrecks, Hedspin and Demiggs @ The Drake

Mount Kimbie @ Wrongbar (event link)

The Two Koreas Record Release Party w/ The Two Koreas, Uncut and Biblical @ The Shop under Parts & Labour

Spaceship 2 w/ Dick Diamonds, Bass Lightyear, Adu and Durt Stash @ Augusta House

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

Channel One Bass Week w/ Marcus Visionary, Tasc, DJ Lush, Freeza Chin and The FranDiscos @ Calisto

Plugged Not Thugged 2 Year Anniversary w/ SCHLACHTHOFBRONX and Dubbel Dutch @ 99 Sudbury

JunoFest 2011 w/ Holy Fuck (DJ set), Bonjay, Egyptrixx and Poirier (hosted by Denise Benson) @ Wrongbar

JunoFest 2011 w/ Skratch Bastid, DJ Sancon, and Your Boy Brian @ The Drake

No Shame w/ Ruby Coast, Modern Superstitions and Army Girls @ Now Lounge

Designer Drugs @ The Social (event link)

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What’s Happening in Toronto? Late Edition: March 18-19

Sorry for the delay on our WHIT post this week – we might’ve gone a wee bit overboard with the St. Patty’s Day celebrations. Nevertheless, here’s this weekend’s to-do list…

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

Nuff Said w/ 84.85 (live), Tom Wrecks and DJ Fase @ Wrongbar

Bad Table Manners w/ The FranDiscos, Gooffee and The Dirty Frenchman & Plan B @ Sneaky Dee’s

Plugged Not Thugged Presents: The Residents Edition w/ Mickey D, Billionaire, Mandelephant, Ballistik and O-God @ The Supermarket

Boogie w/ Riviera @ Salvador Darling

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

The Loft w/ Paul Revered @ Hotel Ocho

Nastymix Saturdays w/ Roska @ Wrongbar

Songs: A Dance Party Volume IV w/ Teenage Kicks (DJ set) @ Tiger Bar

Strictly Business w/ DJ Serious and Numeric @ The Red Light

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84.85’s Good Problems EP Out Now

"This ain't a good problem - it's the opposite."

As Toronto slowly returns to their regular 9-5 lives after one hectic week of late nights, loud music and one too many beers (thanks CMW!), this local duo aren’t ready to let you get too comfortable just yet.

After years of live performances that have made unfamiliar party attendees eager for something to take home with them, Jay and Cass of 84.85 have dropped their Good Problems EP – a collection of new tracks that will have you wondering why you hadn’t been exposed to them earlier. With a blend of dark, bass heavy production and bravado-laced lyrics that could put your favorite MC to shame, it’s easy to see why that anticipation is justified. However, their live show is what’ll truly satisfy the non-believers. 84.85 make sure everyone within eye sight gets involved, and it’s hard not to, as their performance provides an intensity that’ll leave your shirt damp and your feet sore.

This Friday is expected to be just that, as Jay and Cass have teamed up with Underdog Toronto to bring you their Good Problems EP Release at Wrongbar, alongside DJ Fase and Tom Wrecks.

You can pick up the EP for free (!!) here, and sample ‘Living The Dream’ after the jump.

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