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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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15: BACK IN THE DAY AT &CO RESTO!

MISSISSAUGA WILL BE GOING WAY WAY BACK IN THE CENTURY. ME AND THE HOMEY R2 GIVING Y’ALL THE GREAT JAMS OF OUR CHILDHOOD. HIT US UP SHORTY, IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY, AND WE’LL PARTY LIKE IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!

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Back In The Day

A Tribute to 90′s & 2000′s Old School

&Company Resto Bar

Sunday February 15, 2015

Family Day Long Weekend

DJ Mensa & DJ R2

2 Floors, 2 Sounds, & Rooftop Patio

Dinner Reservations from 6PM & Nightlife Commences at 10PM

Bottle Service Available

19+ Strict Style Code

Bottle Service & Guest List:

Marquee Media
416-904-9993
info@themarqueemedia.com
www.themarqueemedia.com

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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 JANUARY 17: ALL VINYL EVERYTHING APPRECIATION PARTY!

Cheers to an amazing first year of #ALLVINYLEVERYTHING, with the city’s best DJ’s coming out in droves to reaffirm their love of wax, and to the crowds that got reacquainted with music in its best form.

Thank you all for your support.

As a token of our appreciation, we would like to give back to you, while you give back to our fellow Torontonians in need. For a canned good, you get to party with us at Ballet for a price you can definitely appreciate. Everyone wins at #ALLVINYLEVERYTHING!

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

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

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

Ballet Lounge, 227A Ossington Ave.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Doors open @ 10PM |
FREE BEFORE 11PM ON GUEST LIST
$5 ALL NIGHT WITH A CANNED GOOD
$10 ALL NIGHT WITHOUT

Style Code in Effect.
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Guestlist – info@browneyesentertainment.com
Bottle Service – reservation@balletossington.com / 647.528.8253

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SATURDAY JANUARY 24: THE MAIN INGREDIENT *NOW AT STUDIO BAR

A NEW YEAR MARKS A NEW BEGINNING. WE BID ADIEU TO AN AMAZING 6 YEARS AT REVIVAL, AND LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEW DIGS AT STUDIO BAR! INTIMATE VIBES, BUT NO SHORTAGE OF AMAZING TUNES AND POTENTIAL OF PARTY. WE INVITE EVERYONE TO OUR HOUSEWARMING.

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WE ALSO HAVE SPECIAL GUEST BIRTHDAY BOY IN THE PLACE TO BE! (P.S. It may or may not be his birthday…) COME COMMEMORATE THIS SPECIAL EVENT WITH US!

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The Academy & Shaman present…
THE MAIN INGREDIENT
Saturday, January 24, 2015

DEBUTING AT OUR NEW VENUE
STUDIO BAR

featuring special guest:
BIRTHDAY BOY

and residents:
DJ MENSA
SEAN SAX

hosted by:
wan luv

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:
$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:

Theophilus London “Cold Pillow”
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/the-main-ingredient-crew/sets/dj-mensas-seal-of-approval

Promo “So Fine”
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/the-main-ingredient-crew/sets/ohtake-likes-music-too

J-Louis “Can’t You See”
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/the-main-ingredient-crew/sets/wan-luv-selects

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 18: JUNIA-T ‘EYE SEE YOU’ RELEASE PARTY

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Eye See You – Album Release Party The Drake Hotel

Junia-T performing joints from Eye See You with The Juice Money Collective

Also a set from TassNata
+Special Guests!

Vibes will be provided by DJ Mensa & Silver Fox!

Hoted by Wan Luv

Download the album at www.Junia-T.com

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SAT DECEMBER 20: #ALLVINYLEVERYTHING with SPECIAL GUEST DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG!!!

Wrapping up an amazing year of #ALLVINYLEVERYTHING with our gift to you! All the way live from New York City with an extremely rare vinyl set, we are honoured to present the mixtape god: DJ Neil Armstrong!

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

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

Your residents Agile, DJ Mensa and Mista Jiggz 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, 227A Ossington Ave.
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Doors open @ 10PM | No guestlist
$15 Cover b4 11:30pm | Style Code in Effect.

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Bottle Service – info@balletossington.com / 647.528.8253

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 13: THE MAIN INGREDIENT @ STONE LOUNGE!

WITH THE WEATHER GETTING COLDER, ALLOW THE TMI CREW TO GIVE YOU THAT COZY CABIN HOUSE PARTY VIBES DOWNSTAIRS INSIDE STONE LOUNGE!

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GET LOGJAMMED WITH WITH US! CONTACT THE KID FOR BOTTLES AND GUESTLIST!

The Academy & Shaman present…
THE MAIN INGREDIENT
STONE LOUNGE EDITION
(the vibe was so nice we’re doing it again)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

featuring:
MENSA (http://djmensa.com/)
SEAN SAX (http://djseansax.com/)
AGILE (http://djagile.com/)

hip hop / R&B / reggae/ / house / new & classics / more…

Hosted by:
wan luv

STONE LOUNGE @ REVIVAL
783 College St.
(at Shaw St.)
Doors 10pm | 19+

Cost:
$5 before 11pm w/ RSVP
$10 before midnight w/ RSVP
$15 without RSVP and after midnight

RSVP (reduced guestlist / large groups / b-days)
themainingred@gmail.com

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

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2015: DJ MENSA @ THE PARKDALE DRINK!!!

Very excited to be ushering in 2015 in one of my favourite rooms in the city. Every Friday & Saturday, The Parkdale Drink always been known to be strictly about the party, and I’m up to the task of providing the tunes for the biggest of occasions!

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BE SURE TO PUT YOUR TICKETS ON YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST!

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