THURSDAY APRIL 2: ANYTHING GOES WITH DJ SPINNA @ REVIVAL!

ALWAYS AN HONOUR TO ROCK OUT WITH ONE OF THE SUPREME SELECTORS OF THE PAST COUPLE DECADES, DJ SPINNA! HIS SOUND TRANSCENDS HIP-HOP, SOUL, HOUSE, AND FUNK. SO IT’S NATURAL THAT AT THIS PARTY…ANYTHING GOES!

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STAR-STUDDED LOCAL LINE UP OFFERING THEIR SUPPORT. BUT DON’T COME WITH THE STUSH FACE, BUT RATHER YOUR SNEAKERS LACED. WE FINNA DANCE TONIGHT!

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United Soul, Footprints & The Main Ingredient
proudly present…

ANYTHING GOES
featuring…

✦✦ DJ SPINNA ✦✦ (NYC)

http://www.djspinna.com/

Buy online: http://djspinnarevival2015.eventbrite.com/

Our favourite DJ from Brooklyn, NYC is back for another EPIC night of musical madness! And what better night to welcome him back than Easter Thursday! This time ’round expect a mix of soul, funk, disco, house, hip hop and more as DJ Spinna turns it out on Easter Long Weekend at Revival!

Thursday, April 2, 2015
REVIVAL BAR
783 College St.

alongside Toronto DJ’s:

✦ JASON PALMA (Footprints)
✦ SEAN SAX (The Main Ingredient)
✦ DJ MENSA (The Main Ingredient)
✦ GENERAL ECLECTIC (Footrprints)
✦ GROOVE INSTITUTE (Solid Garage)

Hosted by:

✦ wan luv (The Main Ingredient)

Doors: 10pm

Admission: $15 early bird / $20 reg (online only) / more at door

✦ $15 / $20 Tickets at:

http://djspinnarevival2015.eventbrite.com/

NOTE: $15 early bird tickets end Sunday, March 22nd at midnight (while quantities last).

RSVP / Info:
unitedsoul@gmail.com

http://www.unitedsoul.ca/

http://www.facebook.com/themainingredientparty

https://www.facebook.com/groups/footprintstoronto/

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THURSDAY MARCH 19: DJ MENSA x SXSW, AUSTIN TEXAS!

MY FIRST TIME ENTERING THE AUSTIN AREA. VERY EXCITED TO CONNECT AND BE CONNECTED!

SHOUT OUT TO MY GUY ROIAL1, ACRYLICK APPAREL, AND THE WHOLE CRITICAL BEATDOWN MASSIVE!

IF YOU IN TOWN, COME THROUGH! WE’LL GET RIBS

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SAT APRIL 2: LITTLE SIMZ IN CONCERT @ MOD CLUB!

THE CANADIAN DEBUT OF THE NEXT STAR COMING STRAIGHT OUT THE UK!

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GET IN ON GROUND LEVEL WITH THIS AMAZING TALENT!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

The Academy and
The Main Ingredient present…

Little Simz (London, UK)

http://littlesimz.co/

Buy Online: http://LittleSimzToronto.eventbrite.ca/

* 21 year old, North London hailing rising hip hop icon
* Winner ‘Breakthrough Act Of The Year’ at Gilles Peterson’s 10th Annual Worldwide Awards
* 2014 MOBO Award Nominations for Best Hip-Hop Act and Best Newcomer
* VEVO DSCVR Ones to Watch 2015
* i-D Magazine Class of 2015
* Only UK emcee on Complex 25 New Rappers To Look Out For In 2014
* Performed at Roberto Cavalli’s flagship store during Milan Fashion Week
* Performing at New Look Wireless Festival 2015 w/ Drake, Major Lazer, A$AP Rocky + more

with support from Toronto’s own:
Junia-T + Juice Money Collective
DJ Mensa

Hosted by:
Crossword + Wan Luv + Tika Simone

Virgin Mobile Mod Club
722 College St.

$15 early bird tickets (only 100 available online)
$20 Advance . $25 at the door
Tickets Available at Soundscapes . Play De Record . Livestock (available starting March 12)
Buy Online: http://LittleSimzToronto.eventbrite.ca/
EARLY SHOW
Doors at 8:00pm | Show at 9:00pm | 19+ event
Info: events.theacademy@gmail.com

TWO AFTER PARTIES:

#1: CRSB * COMEDOWN * GET HOME SAFE
Vrigin Mobile MOD CLUB
feat. CRSB . HappyBoyTona . Teo Nio
FREE w/ concert | $10 cover party only

#2: THE MAIN INGREDIENT (A Tribute to Pharrell)
Studio Bar (824 Dundas St. W)
feat. DJ Mensa . DJ Agile . Sean Sax . Wan Luv
$5 w/ Little Simz concert wristband

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FRIDAY MARCH 27: SHUFFLE @ REVIVAL

BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, BUT I’M VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE I’LL BE TOUCHING THAT SHUFFLE STAGE.

SHOUTS TO 1LOVET0, MARQUEE MEDIA, D-LUX, AND INTRINITY. LET’S BLOW THE ROOF OFF THIS SUCKER!

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Shuffle Party is back with Marquee Media to bring YOU the craziest party experience ever!

This months celebration kicks off with our world famous DJ’s: Mensa & DLUX along side Intrinity, playing your favourite Hip Hop, Trap, R&B, Reggae, Dance, and Remixes.

Join us on Friday March 27th and every last Friday of the month thereafter inside Revival Nightclub (783 College Street West).

For bottle service or guest list contact: shuffleparty@gmail.com or 416-904-9993 or info@themarqueemedia.com

For more info LIKE our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/shuffleparty

Shuffle 9 Year Anniversary Party from ShuffleParty on Vimeo.

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THURSDAY MARCH 26: RED BULL SOUND SELECT W/ BAS, JAZZ CARTIER & PLUTO!

VERY EXCITED TO SEE THE NEW WAVE OF RAP AND SOUL ARTISTRY TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT REVIVAL!

ALL FOR THE PRICE OF A ONE WAY SUBWAY FARE! INCREDIBLE STUFF.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU RSVP’ING AND GETTING YOUR 3 DUCATS READY. GONNA BE A TIME.

BIG UP REDBULL & THE ACADEMY ON THE INSIDE!!!

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Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto w/ Bas, Jazz Cartier, and Pluto

Curated by Manifesto.

$3 w/ RSVP $10 without

RSVP here >>> https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/03/red-bull-sound-select-presents-toronto

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED TO CAPACITY

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto is a series of live music showcases that highlight some of the citys most exciting emerging artists.

Join us at Revival on March 26, 2015 for Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto, curated by Manifesto.

BAS (Dreamville)

http://dreamville.com/artist/bas/

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Jazz Cartier

https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/artists/JazzCartier

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Pluto Music

https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/artists/Pluto

19+ doors at 8pm

Join the Conversation:

@RBSoundSelect #SoundSelect #BreakMusic

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SAT MARCH 21: ALL VINYL EVERYTHING W/ DJ J-CLASS + MY B-DAY!

My guy J-Class has been one of my legitimate peers for the past 13 years. One of my favorites to play with and listen to. Very very excited for his to tear down the set on my birthday! ROLL CALL FOR ALL TEAM ARIES TOO!

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Brown Eyes Entertainment In association with Prizefighter & DJAGILE.COM present:

ALL VINYL EVERYTHING
No Laptops. No Serato. Just Turntables & Vinyl.

As the resident sound behind Re:Fresh Entertainment, he has proven to be one of the city’s most consistent party rockers. He now takes his place on the Ballet stage to school the masses with the crates that have made him a top sound.

Making his #ALLVINYLEVERYTHING debut is the club powerhouse DJ J-CLASS.

Also celebrating the birthday of our very own DJ MENSA & all Aries!

Your residents DJ Mensa, Mista Jiggz and DJ Agile will be locked and loaded, putting down their Mac’s and MP3′s, in favour of wax : 45′s & LPs!

This is ALL VINYL EVERYTHING.

Ballet Lounge, 227A Ossington Ave.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Doors open @ 10PM | Free on guestlist before 10:30PM
$10 cover before midnight | Style Code in Effect
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Guestlist – info@browneyesentertainment.com
Bottle Service – reservation@balletossington.com / 647.528.8253

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NEW MIX! WHAT’S REALLY GOOD MIX SERIES V.14 FT. DJ MENSA!

Breaking off my WRG fam with the Autumn vibes for the latest installment of their acclaimed mix series!

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White sneakers stowed away ’til April.

Bare skin making room for flannel and denim.

Summer, we hardly knew ye. But we can’t dwell on what could’ve been, can we?

Originally titled “Dusk,” my latest sets the stage for a great transition from Summer to Fall.

Be sure to like the WRG page to download the file!

sevnthwonder – Love The Way
Teedra Moses – All I Ever Wanted
Majid Jordan – Her
BB & Q – Dreamer (Hot 16 Edit)
Anita Baker – Rapture (King Most Redirection)
Fabolous – Thim Slick
Slum Village – Yes Yes
Pharrell – It Girl
MNEK – Every Little Word
Shi Wisdom – Lovespeak (Kutcorners & Big Jacks Remix)
Chris Brown – Loyal (PWRFNK Remix)
Promnite – Get It From Her Mama
Coaster – seeme
Mapei – Don’t Wait
Brand New Heavies – Dream On Dreamer (Satin Jackets Remix)
Gorgon City ft MNEK – Ready For Your Love
Husky – Circles (Remix)
The Dream – Outcast
Jhene Aiko – My Afternoon Dream
Majid Jordan – A Place Like This
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Bozack Morris Remix)

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NEW MIX! #ALLVINYLEVERYTHING PROMO MIX JUNE 2014

AS HEARD ON ELECTRIC TOUCH RADIO. 80′S SUMMER R’N'B & FUNK VIBES!

Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight
George McCrae – I Get Lifted
Indeep – When Boys Talk
Rick James – Cold Blooded
Fatback Band – Backstrokin’
Vaughn Mason & Crew – Bounce Rock Roll Skate
The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
George Benson – Give Me The Night
Change – The Glow of Love
The Jackson 5 – Can You Feel It
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Unreleased Version)

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NEW MIX! DJ MENSA PRESENTS ‘WEST WEST’

Switching up from my usual summer coolout vibes to showcase the resurgence of the almighty Left coast!

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While the ‘turn up’ has been all the rage as late, Californians have always continued to bop to the beat of their own drum, relying on their classic brand of brash, funky, head nodding beats as the base of their riding anthems. The movement has seen a revival by the likes of the omnipresent DJ Mustard on the beats (hoe), and artists like Tyga, YG, and Kendrick Lamar giving today’s generation a glance into the realness that is LA, the Bay & everywhere in between.

I decided to showcase the best tunes from the past 18 months just to get you up to speed on that SLAP. That real ish to set it off, and the new wave of R’n'B artists to close. Over 100 minutes of that ride or die!

*** PLEASE NOTE THE PARENTAL ADVISORY LABEL. THIS ISN’T A JOKE. MUCH VULGARITY & ADULT MATTER. BE ALERT JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO THE KIDS HOW IT’S “187 ON AN UNDERCOVER COP.” ***

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DOPEMAN INTRO
YG FT. SCHOOLBOY Q – I JUST WANNA PARTY
PROBLEM – LIKE WHAAAT
DR. DRE – BAD INTENTIONS (DJ MENSA BLEND)
TYGA – THROW IT UP
YG – BICKIN BACK BEIN BOOL
KENDRICK LAMAR – SHERANE
SAGE THE GEMINI – GAS PEDAL
THE GAME – HATE IT OR LOVE IT (DJ MENSA BLEND)
ERK THE JERK FT. IAMSU! – SHE READY
YG – WHEN I WAS GONE
YOUNG JEEZY – ACT RIGHT
SNOOP DOGG & NATE DOGG – NEXT EPISODE (DJ MENSA BLEND)
IAMSU! FT. 2 CHAINZ & SAGE THE GEMINI – ONLY THE REAL (DJ RUKUS REMIX)
WIZ KHALIFA FT. PROBLEM & IAMSU! – BOUT ME
KEEK THE SNEAK – AIR IT OUT
E-40 FT. TY DOLLA SIGN & JUICY J – CHIDDY BANG
KID INK – SHOW ME
E-40 FT. SNOOP DOGG – WATER (DJ MENSA BLEND)
SNOOP DOGG & DAM-FUNK – HIT DA PAVEMENT
SAGE THE GEMINI – RED NOSE
YG FT. DRAKE – WHO DO YOU LOVE
FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – HAROLD’S
E-40 – SNAP YA FINGAZ (BIG JACKS REMIX)
DJ MUSTARD FT. YG & QUE – VATO
RIFF RAFF – HOW TO BE THE MAN
KID INK FT. CHRIS BROWN & TYGA – MAIN CHICK
E-40 FT. CHRIS BROWN – EPISODE
YG FT. TEEFLI – DO IT TO YA
SNOOP DOGG FT. MADLIB – CADILLACS
E-40 – MONEY ON MY MIND
ERIC BELLINGER FT. PROBLEM – I DON’T WANT HER
T-PAIN – UP & DOWN (DO THIS ALL DAY) (DJ MENSA BLEND)
PLIES – F*CKIN’ OR WHAT
B.O.B. FT. 2 CHAINZ – HEAD BAND
LUDACRIS FT. NATE DOGG – AREA CODES (DJ MENSA BLEND)
TY$ DOLLA SIGN – PARANOID
TEEFLI – THIS D
TYGA FT. JUSTIN BIEBER – WAIT FOR A MINUTE
CHRIS BROWN FT. KEYSHIA COLE – LOYAL
KEYSHIA COLE – I CHANGED MY MIND
BIG SEAN FT. LIL WAYNE & JHENE AIKO (AUDIO1 EDIT)
JHENE AIKO – THE WORST (ILLO EDIT)
TINASHE FT. SCHOOLBOY Q – 2 ON  
SCHOOLBOY Q FT. SUGA FREE – GROOVELINE PT. 2
KENDRICK LAMAR FT. DR. DRE – THE RECIPE

LISTEN/STREAM ‘WEST WEST’:

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DOWNLOAD ‘WEST WEST’ www.djmensa.com/mixes/djmensa_westwest.mp3

Shout out to DJ Makem for the wicked cover!

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FOR THE DJ’S: LORDE – ROYALS (MENSA’S DOUGIE EDIT)

I made this a few months ago. Nothing complicated, I put the famous Dougie beat under Royals to give it more oomph in the club. Great curveball to throw at Becky!

Be sure to check out my other remixes and full length mixtapes soundcloud.com/djmensa


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NEW MIX! DJ MENSA PRESENTS “DOWNTIME”

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A coping mechanism for a never ending winter.

These are for times of insulation:

The huddled nap you take during the homestretch of your subway ride.
The hot breath that fills your cupped hands.
The tightness of the wool socks that wrap around your feet.
The radiator in the corner with your best interests in mind.
The comforter that seals off the last chill of the night.
The daily victory of coming home, and filling your personal space with anything you deem worthy.

Own those moments.

For tomorrow, and just a little while longer, winter awaits you again.

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DJ Mensa Presents “Downtime”

Quadron – Neverland
Nas – The World Is Yours (Kon & Ukey Remix)
Mack Wilds – Keepin’ It Real
Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix)
Summer Occasion – I Wanna Be
Daft Punk – Doin’ It right (Raw Coco Edit)
Snakehips – On & On (Kaytranada Remix)
Ezra – Flume
MJ – You Rock My World (Fourcolorzack Remix)
AlunaGeorge – Just A Touch
Mayer Hawthorne – Crime
PartyNextDoor ft. Drake – Over Here
MNEK – That’s The Way Love Goes
Ty Dolla $ign – Paranoid (Marvel & Kutcorners Remix)
Falcons – Sumbody
Majid Jordan – Hold tight
Yuna – I Want You Back
Quadron – LFT
Beyonce ft. Drake – Mine
Sade – Lovers Rock (DJ Pump Footwork Edit)
Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Sweater Beats Remix)
Alicia Keys – Feelin’ Me Feelin’ U (Seventhwonder Remix)
Durkin – Khaled’s Lament

PREVIEW & STREAM “DOWNTIME”

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DOWNLOAD “DOWNTIME” (right click, save as on PC | ctrl + click on MAC)

http://www.djmensa.com/mixes/djmensa_downtime.mp3
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NEW MIX! DJ MENSA IN THE MOMENT: LIVE FROM MANILA (TRAP, MOOMBAH, BOOTY, TW*RK)

My first mix back in 2014! And it’s a fun one!

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Last month, I was in the Philippines for an extended stay and befriended Kevin Ruiz, a mainstay in the Manila club scene for years. He was gracious enough to have me guest at his infamous Zero Mondays night at Imperial Ice Bar, alongside the amazing tastemakers Flex & Sanya Smith of the Zombettes.

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Kevin gave me the green light to go in on whatever I wanted, so I took the crowd on a hip-hop/EDM journey.

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The playlist is in the info of the file, but I wholly encourage to just take it in as you would live in the club, anticipating the DJ to select the next big tune.

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LISTEN/STREAM:

Enjoy y’all!

DOWNLOAD: DJ MENSA – LIVE FROM MANILA

(Right click save as on PC, CTRL+click on MAC)

http://www.djmensa.com/mixes/djmensa_imperial.mp3
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SATURDAY MARCH 14: THE MAIN INGREDIENT + I AIN’T NO JOKE COMEDY SHOW!

TEAMING UP WITH THE BIG HOMEY BIG NORM FOR A BIG COMEDY SHOW BEFORE THE BIG JAM!

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No hyperbole need. #BIG

Oh yeah, we’re also serving y’all with the remixes all night! That’s how we flip one hit into two!

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The Academy & Shaman present…
THE MAIN INGREDIENT
Saturday, March 14, 2015

THE REMIX
(remixes / refixes / flips / edits)

DJ MENSA
DJ AGILE
SEAN SAX

hosted by: wan luv

R&B / future soul / hip hop / reggae / house / new jack / classics

STUDIO BAR
824 Dundas St. West
(2 blocks West of Bathurst – beside Campagnolo))
Doors 10pm | 19+

$5 b4 11pm & $10 b4 midnight w / RSVP
$15 w/o RSVP and after midnight
RSVP: themainingred@gmail.com

+ special this month, before the party comes…

I AIN’T NO JOKE
feat. Big Norm and his funny ass friends
8 – 10pm
$10 entry OR $15 combo comedy/party ticket
Buy: tmicomedymarch.eventbrite.ca

Twitter & Instagram: @TMIPARTY
Facebook: http://facebook.com/themainingredientparty

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SATURDAY FEB 14: THE MAIN INGREDIENT – ODE TO BONITA @ STUDIO BAR!

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FAMILY DAY. VALENTINE’S DAY. THE LOVE IS EVER PRESENT ALL WEEKEND. COME THROUGH FETE THE BORNDAY OF OUR FAM WAN LUV THIS SATURDAY AT STUDIO BAR!

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The Academy & Shaman present…
THE MAIN INGREDIENT
Saturday, February 14, 2015

AT OUR NEW VENUE
STUDIO BAR

featuring our resident party rockers:
DJ MENSA
DJ AGILE
SEAN SAX

hosted by:
wan luv (the aquarian b-day boy)

playing:
R&B / future soul / hip hop / reggae / house / new jack / classics / more…

STUDIO BAR
824 Dundas St. West
(2 blocks West of Bathurst – beside Campagnolo)
Doors 10pm | 19+

Cost:
Ladies
The Bonita LIst (w/ RSVP) > $5 before midnight | $10 after
Fellas
$5 before 11pm w/ RSVP
$10 before midnight w/ RSVP
$15 without RSVP and after midnight

RSVP: themainingred@gmail.com

Twitter & Instagram: @TMIPARTY
Facebook: http://facebook.com/themainingredientparty

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TMI SoundCloud Playlists:

Keita Juma feat. Brendan Phillip “Come Over”
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/the-main-ingredient-crew/sets/wan-luv-selects

Mad Satta “Oh Lord”
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/the-main-ingredient-crew/sets/ohtake-likes-music-too

denitia and sene. “Casanova”
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/the-main-ingredient-crew/sets/dj-mensas-seal-of-approval

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20: STEPPIN’ OUT 2015!

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The annual tradition is back!

Back in 2010, DJ’s Mensa & Royale created their homage of amazing slept on R’n'B in the form of a series of mixtapes called Steppin’ Out! The best music during any party, they believed, was always at the beginning of the night, where mellower, more obscure tunes filled the time before the room populated and the hits were played. Four volumes later, Steppin’ Out has become a revered collection of mixes for the people.

The party that accompanied the mixes took on a life of its own, as it developed a reputation for being an oasis for the R’n'B connoisseur. Held in the intimate setting of Harlem Restaurant, the place was jumping from wire to wire as 2-step anthems and slow jams from the likes of:

Mary J. Blige, Faith, Jodeci, XScape, Donnell Jones, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, Casserine, Sweet Sable, Keith Sweat, R. Kelly, Lucy Pearl, and so many more.

In its sixth year, the party returns as it fetes its original celebrants: JILLICIOUS G & CHERYL JOY! But all are always welcome to partake in the revelry. Have a few drinks, slap a wall or two, and sing to your heart’s content.

Friday February 20, we are STEPPIN’ OUT.

PRIZEFIGHTER & GRAND GROOVE PRESENT

Steppin’ Out: The Party!

Based off of the popular mix series
With DJ’s Mensa & Royale playing R’n’B all night.
Quality Warm-Up | Blends & Remixes | Heavy Slow Jams
Celebrating the birthday of Jillcious G & all Pisces

Friday February 20 @ Harlem
67 Richmond St. E. (@ Church)
$5 all night | doors @ 11pm | free for ladies before 11: 30
19+ | No Dress Code | Be Easy

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13: I USED TO LOVE H.E.R. @ LOCUS 144!

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INVADING LIBERTY VILLAGE TO PLAY THAT ABSOLUTE REALNESS.

GOLDEN AGE HIP-HOP
TIMELESS R’N'B
HOUSE MUSIC TO JACK YOUR BODY.

THIS IS NOT SOME SLIDING SCALE DEFINITION OF OLD SCHOOL.

I’M TALKING ABOUT MY FORMATIVE YEARS.

AND THE BEST PART? NO COVER.

COME AND GET YOUR LIFE!

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