April 20 - New School Deep ft. KYLE HALL + B.U.B.B.A + BASIC SOUL UNIT @ 279 Yonge St
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FRIDAY • APRIL 20th • 2012 ☮ CELEBRATE 4/20
Boogie Inc. & The Deep North proudly present…
✜ NEW SCHOOL DEEP - respect the past • embrace the future! ✜
Veteran house music heavyweights, Boogie Inc., team up with Toronto’s hottest new promoters, The Deep North, to bring you a night of cutting edge deep house and techno served up by some of the finest local & international talent in the game today. Get ready for an eclectic night of electronic music at a spacious brand new location with state of the art sound, beautiful hard wood dance floor and spectacular upper level view of Yonge & Dundas Square in the heart of downtown Toronto. No bottle service. No dress code. No fancy lights. No douchbaggery. Just big sound, dope DJs and YOU! LET'S DANCE!
10pm – 4am
279 Yonge Street | Overlooking Yonge & Dundas Square
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✜ KYLE HALL • Detroit, USA - Kyle Hall is quickly rising to the level of the greats he studied under in his hometown, Detroit, including his mentors: Theo Parrish, Omar-S, Carl Craig, Rick Wilhite and Mike Huckaby and is fast becoming on par with some of the most defiant, innovative DJs and producers in electronic music. The only thing that separates him is a handful of years - a decade or two in most cases: he’s still under the age of 20. 19-year-old wunderkind Kyle Hall has been actively involved in Detroit’s house music scene since age 11!
Hall’s first break as a producer came at age 16, when he was approached by deep house luminary Omar-S, whose FXHE label released his debut record and introduced his music to a much wider audience for the first time. Since then, Hall has enjoyed continued support from Omar-S, whose recent Fabric radio mix consisted solely of Kyle Hall productions. Thus, having enlisted the support of the Motor City’s house elite, the stage was set for Hall to gain recognition as a respected artist in his own right.
Despite being rooted in the lineage of Detroit deep house, Hall’s productions look resolutely forward and refuse to be constrained by the established formulas of the genre. This versatility has been showcased on Hall’s own Wild Oats imprint, launched in 2008. Hall’s releases on Wild Oats have met with wide critical acclaim and placed him squarely on the radar of those interested in the future of electronic music. His most recent reworking of Dennis Ferrer’s “The Red Room” single for Objektivity shows Hall’s versatility as a producer reaching all corners of the electronic music market.
With releases on labels as diverse as Warp, Clone Records, Hypercolour and Objektivity it is clear that Hall is not simply a Detroit hometown hero, but an internationally renowned producer with a bright future ahead of him. Moreover, Hall is also in demand for his prowess behind the decks, and has graced the decks of at world-class clubs and events including Fabric (London), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Circo Loco @ DC 10 (Ibiza), Warehouse Project (Manchester), Tenax (Florence) and Melkweg (Amsterdam) as well as internationally renowned festivals including Coachella, Timewarp, Bloc, Outlook, Stop Making Sense and Source Festival to name a few.
With a sense of intuition that spans far beyond his age, Kyle brings an energy to the decks that harks the generation before him, the real deal: strictly vinyl, and as gritty and raw as it gets. Most importantly, Kyle Hall continues to expand the sound of Detroit through his own Wild Oats imprint, which acts as a platform for his prolific productions and captures the spirit of the city he represents. As he puts it himself:
"I want the label to represent the shit from Detroit, the feeling that I get when I’m here. A non-corrupted, and not a scene-oriented, feeling of creating music. That feeling of just doing the music that you love without all the frills. Wild Oats is about what works for Kyle Hall, the music that I think is good, filtered through me. It’s my life."
Join us as we welcome Kyle Hall to the New School Deep stage on 4/20. NSD - respect the past... embrace the future!
✜ B.U.B.B.A • Belfast, Northern Ireland | UK - As a kid Jonny 'Bubba' Smyth started bashing out sounds on a drum machine and keyboard in his bedroom trying to emulate the sounds he was hearing down at his local club. Developing a love for electronic music, disco and house he started putting together tracks. Scoring a massive release on Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon's Classic label, Scoper & Bubba "I'm Satisfied" which has seen a remastered reissue for the Classic back catalogue for 2011.
With production partner T-Bone his re-edit of Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle's 'Baby Wants to Ride' for the legendary TRAX label has been getting amazing plaudits and support from many heads. The end of 2011 has seen massive releases on labels Hot Creations, Pets Recordings, Dogmatik, ALiVE, Batty Bass and Extended Play with support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Richie Hawtin, Ivan Smagghe, Ewan Pearson, Soul Clap, Lee Foss,Robert James, Trevor Jackson, Hannah Holland, Tom Budden, Droog, Seth Troxler, Catz N Dogz and more.
Christmas 2011 Bubba gained support from Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Annie Mac scoring the Essential New Tune with ‘Dance with Me’ on Hot Creations. 2012 is set to see Bubba release more of his killer Chicago bass influenced productions and remixes and the launch of his own label Runnin’ Wild with Chris ‘Coat of Arms’ James (Culprit/Futureboogie/OFF). He played at the Belfast MTV EMA’s along side Azari & III, Batty Bass and Aeroplane which was one of the wildest parties the city has ever seen! Bubba runs his own night, 'Nightlife' in Belfast and has amassed a fan base stretching from the the UK to the USA, Canada,South America, Australia and back again.
"Playing and making music is totally compulsive" says Bubba, "I'm happy jackin’ it out at 1am getting people going crazy or warming peoples souls with some disco/house re-edits on a sunny afternoon getting the pool party started!" Join us as we welcome Bubba to the New School Deep stage on 4/20. NSD - respect the past... embrace the future!
✜ BASIC SOUL UNIT • Toronto, CAN - Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Stuart Li‘s interest in club music started as a teenager in the late 80's listening to Toronto's independent college radio stations (House, Hip Hop, Electro, RnB, Freestyle and even Reggae and Soca could usually be heard even on the same show). By the early 90’s he was hanging out in the multicultural city's thriving after hours scene where DJs would be playing a cross section of house music from New York, Chicago, Detroit and Europe. Stuart grew up on labels such as Trax, DJ International, KMS, Nervous, Strictly Rhythm, & Nu Groove. Working at the Cosmos Records store during the late 90's led Stuart to dig further into Disco, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin & Brazilian music. With this wide spectrum of interest in music, Stuart's strength as a DJ is his versatility. Depending on the night and the crowd, he can throw down Detroit influenced Techno, Jacking Chicago style sounds, soulful and deep House, minimal tracks, disco, and sometimes even a combination of these.
2012 promises to be an exciting year for Basic Soul Unit as it will see the release of his first long player on Chicago’s Still Music. As with his Djing style, Stuart's music can swing from lush and soulful Detroit inspired numbers to crunchy jacking beats or smokey deep house (with hints of above aforementioned influences). He has released music on respected labels such as Dolly, Philpot, Mathematics, Mule Electronic, Versatile, Ostgut Ton, Créme Organization & New Kanada. His remix work has also garnered some critical praise including his rework of the classic Arnold Jarvis song “Take Some Time Out” or his remix for Jacob Korn on Panorama Bar reisdent Steffi’s Dolly label. Basic Soul Unit has been getting played and charted across a spectrum of music enthusiasts from deep house heads to techno aficionados.
Stuart’s journey as a DJ has taken him to places like Berlin (Panorama Bar), Tokyo (Yellow, Loop), Stockholm, Barcelona, Madrid, Oslo, Glasgow, St Petersburg & New York. We are very fortunate to be able to snag this formidable homegrown talent for a rare Toronto appearance in between his busy international touring schedule. Join us as we welcome Basic Soul Unit to the New School Deep stage on 4/20. NSD - respect the past... embrace the future!
✜ THE SNO-MEN • Toronto, CAN - The Sno-Men, DJs Mark Kufner & Steve Primiani, hail from Toronto, Canada. Mark & Steve have been friends since childhood and have been DJing together for over a decade. In early 2008 they were discovered by Toronto promoter, Pat Boogie, and soon after became Boogie Inc.’s Resident DJs. Since then, they have been blowing us away on dance floors all over the city with their unique blend of deep house and techno for your mind, body and soul. House music phenoms, The Sno-Men, have played alongside the crème de la crème of local and international talent. They consistently deliver technically perfect sets with impeccable programming in a style that is truly their own.
Hard at work in the studio, The Sno-Men recently dropped their highly anticipated production debut titled, 'Dreams of Drums' which is to be the first single on their forthcoming debut EP. The Sno-Men show no signs of slowing down and we can’t wait to hear what’s next. Join us as we welcome The Sno-Men to the New School Deep stage on 4/20. NSD - respect the past... embrace the future!
✜ THE HERMANS • Toronto, CAN - The Hermans are a Canadian production and DJ duo from Toronto, Canada, which consists of members Max the Fax and Dick Diamonds. The duo was formed sometime in 2011 as they naturally gravitated towards each other over shared musical taste and complimentary strengths that ultimately made it obvious that the pair should work together. With a focus on Techno and quirky house music that resides on the deep end of the spectrum, the duo aims to produce original material that moves bodies, minds and souls without incurring severe bouts of dejavu in the process. The two artists consider themselves to be co-founders of The Deep North blog and crew, which has quickly grown to be a powerful player in Toronto's thriving EDM community, throwing infamous parties under the Late & Deep brand, which has been embraced by the city's active club culture.
Max the Fax is a lover of Techno and Deephouse, but is a fan of music in general. Producing with a incessant fervor, Max the Fax has come a long way in the past two years, releasing an EP on Thoughtless Music as Phantom Ambulance and following it up with two official remixes of Deepchild's The Suffering Ones" as both Max the Fax and Phantom Ambulance. Max has also been DJing since early 2010.
Dick Diamonds began his journey in the world of house and techno in 2009 as a promoter, having a natural affinity with the activity despite previous lack of interest and even disdain for the word "promoter". Quickly realizing that he had a knack for organizing events, he helped form the successful Major Rager and Large Marge events in Toronto before leaving to begin his own project: The Deep North. Dan has recently begun producing and has forthcoming releases on Zoo:Technique, Runnin Wild and 530 techno (with max), while continuing to DJ for this second year. Join us as we welcome The Hermans to the New School Deep stage on 4/20. NSD - respect the past... embrace the future!