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Boxing Day with LITTLE LOUIE VEGA in Toronto!

Dancing Shoes only! Eat a huge Christmas dinner because you’ll be dancing it off the very next day!

Location: MARO – 135 Liberty Street, Toronto
Atmosphere: Upscale & Stylish
Attire: Casual Chic: fashionable attire is required.

Garage 416 in association with Uniq Lifestyle, Mystery, Milk. & Boogie Inc. present:

BOXING DAY – LITTLE LOUIE VEGA!!!

Born in the Bronx, “Little Louie Vega” is the Miles Davis of dance music.  During his nearly two-decade long career, Vega has crafted some of the most ground-breaking singles in dance music history – The “Nervous” Track, “It’s Alright”, “I Feel It”, “Beautiful People” & “I Get Lifted”. Don’t miss this opportunity so see Louie Vega at one of his rare appearances in Toronto.

Louie Vega (NYC)
+ dj’s:
Rude Jude
Felix & Gani
Marko Bongo (on drums)

Reserve a booth by calling: 416.361.1880 Ext. 233

Doors @ 10pm / 19+

Tickets here

To get on the GARAGE 416 “$15 before 11:30” guest list email them with your first & last name.

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December 22, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joey Negro at the Windsor Arms Hotel – Dec 20th, 2008

SMIRNOFF® is transforming Yorkville’s original boutique hotel (Windsor Arms) for a red hot night.  It’s all part of Smirnoff’s global series of events that have previously touched down in cities like Paris, Moscow, London, Shanghai and New York.  The normally off limit parts of the hotel – including the hallways and secret rooms – will be open for party-goers to explore.

This event features Joey Negro the UK’s most successful and longstanding soulful house DJ, plus the following guest artists…

• Pete Simpson
• The Colour Me Funky Orchestra
Felix & Gani
• Deepgroove
• Addy
• Neno
• Anthony D’Amico

Advance tickets are $20 + applicable service charges. Ticket price goes up to $30 at the door.

Date:  Saturday, Dec 20, 2008 9:00 PM

For Bottle Service Booth reservation email “Cazmier”, and a valid ticket to the event must be purchased first.

Crowd: House-music lovers with excellent fashion sense.

Will it be worth it? Watch the video and see for yourself.

CLICK ON THE FLYER BELOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS:

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Secret Rooms, Music, and a Red Night Experience

December 13, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Music That Moves Us…download it free!

What do we listen to?  Anything that has a really good beat, something we can dance to.  Not techno, not hard rock, nothing that requires the ingestion of large amounts of drugs (or even small amounts) to appreciate.  A mix of rock, rap, hip/hop, house, a little reggae, and perhaps even small doses of soca infused into a hot set by a knowledgeable DJ can really move a crowd.  And if it moves the crowd, it will move us.  Our favorite DJ’s who play these fabulous sets are DJ AM (Adam Goldstein), Samantha Ronson, and Toronto’s very own Chris LaRoque.  At the end of the night if we still haven’t gotten enough of a musical fix, there is always the afterparty for all the beautiful people at RAW UNDERGROUND from 2a:m until 7:30a:m on a Friday or Saturday.  At RAW you can hear everything we are giving you on our free download.  Yes, download 24 of our favorite tracks for free here, while the link lasts.

Happy listening!

November 18, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

July 12th – “Miami Sunset Sessions” with JoJo Flores and Mat Chrysdale

461 King Street West

Why have the CD launch party at Brassaii Resto Lounge?  I suppose so that partygoers could converge and chat in the front courtyard over cigarettes and libations with the faint sound of house-music over the loudspeaker.  The inside of Brassaii certainly wasn’t packed, and although there were some die hard housers on the floor, the ambiance and overall “it” factor was really lacking.

For starters the $20 cover price with a guestlist that was closed at 11:30pm was incredibly greedy for a place like this.  Even Ultra does not charge this exorbitant amount, and Ultra is so much more chic and fabulous.  After being corralled into the narrow confines of a line in which to pay in front of the courtyard, we were ungraciously shoved by not one, but two apparent drunken males as they exited the club. Immediately upon entering, we noticed the setup.  It was hard to feel festive when most of the “in” crowd was outside.   Which is why one would have to become intoxicated, or take some other type of stimulant.  The “in” crowd being those individuals familiar with the Toronto party scene all seemed to be at this event along with some local TV personalities.  The sound system was decent enough inside, but we got there at just after midnight and the DJ was spinning some really unfamiliar and unspectacular tunes.  At 1:45am we finally heard the kind of house we came to hear, was it JoJo perhaps?  Who would know, the inside of Brassaii was so dark and lackluster, it was hard to see what was going on beyond a few feet in front of you.  I also had no idea where the DJ booth was.  As a matter of fact we did not see any release CD’s or signage of what the night was even about.

Overall, an overpriced, unspectacular event, terrible choice of venue, and not enough of the really good recent house tunes to move the crowd from the courtyard to the inside.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 7 People – 7 Ambiance – 3 Love factor -5

July 15, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ultra – Tribute to Prince Party – May 9th, 2008

314 Queen Street
http://www.ultrasupperclub.com

Ultra is still happening in a big way. Not only the the place still gorgeous to be in, promoters are working with Facebook and Myspace to keep this venue fresh enough to keep the crowds coming.

This event involved a “PurpleElectricity Party” tribute to Prince releasing his first album 30 years ago. That album was called “For You” and was released on April 7, 1978, two months shy of his 20th birthday. The most memorable single off the album was “Soft and Wet”. Thankfully, DJ Doctor Baggie, and Chris LaRoque didn’t play many tunes off this debut album in the first half of the night. The projector screen of rare Prince images was a nice touch, as was the purple glow of lights.

The warm up music prior to the main event was fabulous. A whole slew of tunes I had forgotten existed. Music I was only old enough to rollerskate to from the Mary Jane Girls “Candyman” and “In My House” ” and Chaka Khan’s “I Think I Love You”. Then there was an awesome 15 minutes of Madonna with “Lucky Star” “Borderline” “Get into the Groove” and “Holiday”. Every now and then the DJ’s would throw in some Prince sound teasers, but switch back, making your adrenalin flow in a good way. I absolutely adored the vocal house set that then turned into garage house. I give kudos to the DJ’s for really knowing how to move a crowd.

The time for Prince-a-mania had arrived and the set was started off with “When Doves Cry”. By now it was almost one o’clock and we had to get going to another undisclosed venue. I am sure we missed out on some great Prince remixes, but hey…we had a great time at the other venue too.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 9 People – 71/2 Ambiance – 8 Love factor – 8

May 13, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get this free Rock-Hop compilation

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Rock and the latest Hip-Hop mixed together. Yes, that is the latest trend in the club scene. Don’t miss out on this music download. The P.Diddy and Clinton Sparks collaboration will set fire to the feet of those with swagger.

April 2, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Muzik – Oct 21st, 2006

15 Saskatchewan Road

www.muzikclubs.com

Muzik has been built in the former Horticultural Building and boasts of new and innovative design while still retaining it’s 1907 demeanour. A venue located on the exhibition grounds that serves as a nightclub on Saturdays is an ambitious adventure. How is this space going to fare in the dead of winter? Even more of a feat is Muzik’s ability to draw so many youngish, trendy, and monied people to it’s mammoth realm.

We gained entry to Muzik after uncharacteristically standing in 9 degree Celsius weather for over 15 minutes. It was the Fashion Week closing night party, and we had arrived late. The lovely Kirstie, the “go to” girl for VIP tables, managed to guide us in after we had made her acquaintance.

The cost of admittance was $20.00. Muzik recommends that you pre-book a VIP area to have the best party experience. Once you are actually inside of the club proper, you can observe that there are many VIP areas, all with a view of the patrons who are not doing the VIP routine.

There were so many people at Muzik for this closing night party that it appeared as though it was packed to capacity. The place looked like there were at least two thousand people in there give or take a hundred. Ironically, the extremely high ceilings also gave it a look of empty expanse. The dance floor, or dance area in the middle of the room took a while to get to and that was for shuffling room only. The VIP areas in the back of the club felt like they were a different entity all together. They were exhausting to find, and then even more exhausting to try and enter one of the rooms to meet with a group of our friends. We were rejected by the goon assigned to “protect” the VIP area with the excuse that the area was” full”. Our friends pleaded with him to let us in, but to no avail.

We made our journey back to the front VIP area where we had some other friends. We got in there without a hitch. The view was also good to see those who were actually coming in the club, so that you could invite them up for a drink. Once situated, we were actually able to enjoy the fabulous garage house music emanating from the speakers. The sound system at Muzik is incredible. It would have to be for such a large space.

Later on a bouncer goon showed up to guard entry to our VIP area. A few tipsy people in our immediate area where using the club decorations for props, and the goon promptly grabbed them out of their hands. What was with the hired help? They were taking their jobs way too seriously.

We temporarily left our VIP area to check out the bar scene. Getting a drink in Muzik requires patience if you wait at one of the two well-appointed bars, it also typically requires a lot of money. As for the washroom situation for the girls, it’s not too bad with about 10 or so stalls. Nevertheless a line up persisted.

Overall, Muzik is a mature rave party experience in a more sophisticated setting. If that’s what you are looking for, then you will not be disappointed.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 8 People – 71/2 Ambiance – 8 Love factor – 7

October 23, 2006 Posted by | Clubs, L' Oreal Fashion Week Fall 2006, L’Oréal, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , | Leave a comment