Monday, December 15, 2008

NYE with Osunlade, Jason Palma, Dirty Dale & More

A special NYE event for the Toronto people brought to you by Solid Garage & Footprints (if you're wondering, I am part promoter/DJ of Footprints)... Featuring:


(Yoruba Records, Greece)

Samba Elegua with the Uma Nota Ensemble

Dirty Dale

(Twisted, Warehouse Jacks)

Footprints DJs:

Jason Palma
(Higher Ground)

General Eclectic
(Uma Nota)

DJ Stuart aka Basic Soul Unit
(Deep Transmissions)

Groove Institute
(Solid Garage Residents)

Hosted by Lybido

$25 Limited Earlybird tickets (Until Dec 19th)
$30 Advance tickets More at doors

Tickets available at:

Play De Record, 357a Yonge St

Rotate This, 801 Queen St W

Soundscapes, 572 College St

Cosmos Records, 607 Queen St W

Online tickets:

info: Facebook event page

facebook groups:

united soul


The organic and soulful deep house don from Greece (via New York) helps us ring in the new year. Osunlade is the head of the acclaimed Yoruba Records exploring Soul, African, Latin, influences with a modern palette. As a producer, He has worked with renowned artists such as Patti Labelle, Roy Ayers, Salif Keita, and Cesaria Evora. Osunlade has provided us with dancefloor classics like Cantos a Ochun et Oya, Don't Change, April among many other original and remix works. Besides Yoruba, he has released music for many top dance labels like Strictly Rhythm, Defected, Soul Jazz, & BBE.


(Led by Dave Arcus & Jonathan Rothman w Scott McCannell, Ty & Kensington Horns)
A live Brasilian Percussion Ensemble with live horns and band. They've been in part responsible (along with General Eclectic) for hosting the amazing Uma Nota events fusing live music and DJing together into a rhythmic body movement inducing experience.

Always a local favourite. His dance background gives him the insight into what make people move on the floor. Dale has played along side some of the biggest names in house music and is currently at Toika every Thursday night.


The Footprints crew of Jason Palma, General Eclectic & DJ Stuart have been bringing the funk as well as jazz, soul, latin, afrobeat, ska, house, hip hop and whatever else their fancy to the dance floors of Toronto for 6+ years. Over the years they've brought distinguished guests like Mr Scruff or Bobbito but really, its all about the 3 local DJs giving it to the loyal crowd they know best!


The trio of Yogi, Anand and Mark behind Solid Garage recently celebrated their 10th year anniversary proving their status as one of Toronto's solid foundations of the house scene. All have a deep knowledge of soulful dance music from boogie & disco to house that gives their sets a timeless quality. They've held regular events over the years bringing in top talent to the Toronto crowds like Byron Stingily, Robert Owens and Kenny Bobien.

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