RUN RED is a Marcus Visionary project, dedicated to spreading the gospel of underground Bass Culture music. Each week at the Thymeless reggae bar, Marcus features some of the best established and up and coming drum n' bass talent in Toronto. It's always a chill, social vibe, with interludes of energetic dancefloor business. The soundsystem is tight, the Red Stripe is cold, and the patties, like the DJs, are hot like fiya. Thursday night skankin' business at its best.
This will be my second time at Run Red, this time on the last minute booking tip. I'll be playing 10 pm - midnight at this week's RUN RED jam at Thymeless. I've been feeling a lot of ambient drum-focused tunes and liquid these days, so the set will likely feature a heavy dose of that... but y'all know by now how quickly I'll run through genres when I get excited. C'mon out and dance, say hello, and do your Thursday night properly!
Inner City Dance : Liondub International
0100 - ???
Soul in Motion : Forward DnB
2400 - 0100
Future Perfect Synergy : Konkrete Jungle
2200 - 2400
19+ / $5 on the door
10 pm - 2:30 am
Every now and then, I get a different kind of booking - a chance to reach out to an entirely new scene, and connect with a different audience. It's the type of opportunity that every artist appreciates most. This booking is one I'm particularly excited about.
FIGMENT is a grass-roots participatory art movement, that focuses on giving opportunity and exposure to artists in all media - sculpture, installation, performance, games, workshops - you name it. It's a volunteer-run organization, and its dedicated following has been built from the ground up.
FIGMENT's 2014 Art Party, titled "A Figment for your Jubilation" will be hosted at the Great Hall on Queen W. in Toronto. It will feature two rooms of Art, Performances, Music & Dancing, Circus, Fundraiser Games (Fish Pond!), Silent Auction, Four Play Shades of Conte (a participatory art experiment!), Variety/Cabaret show and more. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, interact, and be part of the canvas of the night.
The musical lineup is killer, and features:
Elixir (funky breaks)
dBoom (ghetto funk/glitch breaks)
JD Mack (party breaks/psy breaks)
Cynex (hard dance & house)
Alissa Vox Raw (live PA, loops)
Everybodies Daddy (liquid dnb)
The circus acts include:
... and the whole hot mess will be hosted by yours truly, MC Everybodies Daddy.
Tickets are $25 advance/$30 door. You can find them through the Facebook event page.
See you there?