DJ MENSA IN THE BIG APPLE!

SPENDING THE LONG WEEKEND IN NYC CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS BUT ALSO MAKING FUN WITH MUSIC AND PEOPLE. IF YOU’RE IN THE AREA, STOP BY WHERE I’M AT AND ROCK OUT WITH THE KID!

FIRST OFF, I’M IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE WITH THE PEOPLE POON, PAULTRIZZ, AND THE WHOLE FAT BUDDHA GANG

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AND THEN ON FRIDAY CATCH ME UPTOWN WITH THE BIG HOMEY DJ MOMA FOR HARLEM NIGHTS @ GINNY’S!

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HIT ME UP IF YOU NEED FRIENDLY CONSIDERATIONS. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND Y’ALL!

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FRIDAY AUGUST 15: TO BE ANNOUNCED @ LOST & FOUND!

REUNITED WITH SCOTTY SCRATCH AS WE GET MONOCHROMATIC ON YOUR ASS!

Friday August 15th, 2014

BOOTHS & GUESTLIST AVAILABLE FOR ALL! INFO@LOST577.COM

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SATURDAY AUGUST 16: ALL VINYL EVERYTHING FT. GRANDGROOVE DJ’S!

BIG JACKS & ROYALE ARE KNOWN ACROSS THE CONTINENT FOR THEIR MIXES FOR RETAILER ARITZIA AND ON THE AIRWAVES WITH ‘BACKROAD RADIO’ ON CHRY 105.5FM. BUT THIS SATURDAY, #ALLVINYLEVERYTHING IS GIVEN A DOSE OF DOUBLE TROUBLE AS THE INFAMOUS GRAND GROOVE DJ’S BLESS US WITH THEIR POTENT PARTY ROCKING FASHION.

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

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

This month, ALL VINYL EVERYTHING is excited to present two of the most versatile and creative DJ’s in Toronto, that as a collective make up the group Grand Groove.

Ladies and Gentleman, we present DJ’s BIG JACKS & ROYALE

Your residents Agile, and DJ Mensa will be locked and loaded, putting down their Mac’s and mp3′s, in favour of wax : 45′s & LPs!

As always we encourage everyone to proudly display their love for the format with our new All Vinyl Everything T-shirts! Available in men’s & women’s sizes. Cop yours now!

This is ALL VINYL EVERYTHING.

Ballet, 227A Ossington Ave.
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Doors open @ 10PM | Free On Guestlist b4 11PM.
$10 Cover b4 Midnight | Style Code in Effect.

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Guestlist – info@browneyesentertainment.com
Bottle Service – jane@balletossington.com / 647.528.8253

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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 AUGUST 9: THE MAIN INGREDIENT SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

WELCOME TO THE SIX.

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WE HAVE SIX OF THE CITY’S BIGGEST SOUNDS THROWING DOWN THE BEST OF EVERYTHING THAT EMBODIES OUR PARTY, AND THEN SOME.

OUR ESTEEMED GUESTS:

THE EMPRESS SELECTOR OF TORONTO, INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DJ LISSA MONET

THE ENERGY GOD, AND THE HOUSE RENEGADE. ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES: DJ DIRTY DALE

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE HAVE THE LEGEND OF SOCA IN THE CITY, DR. JAY, GIVING YOU THAT DOSE OF THE ISLANDS IF YOU COULDN’T GET ENOUGH FROM CARIBANA.

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DON’T GET IT CAUGHT UP IN SOME BRAND NAME HYPE.

TRUST THAT YOUR LOCAL DJ WILL BE THE GUIDE TO PURE VIBES.

GET YOUR VERY AFFORDABLE EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW.

TMI HAS HELD YOU DOWN FOR SIX SUMMERS, DAMN.

#TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6 #TMI6

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The Academy & Shaman present…
THE MAIN INGREDIENT

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Join The TMI Fam as we CELEBRATE 6 YRS!!!

Cost: $10 advance tickets online only
100 tickets available
Buy here >>> https://tmi6.eventbrite.ca/

This month we bring 3 special guests to play alongside our home team. Check the pairings.

MENSA (http://djmensa.com/) meets DIRTY DALE (@djdirtydale)

SEAN SAX (http://djseansax.com/) meets DR JAY (@SocaPrince)

AGILE (http://djagile.com/) meets LISSA MONET (http://lissamonet.com/)

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

Hosted by:
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REVIVAL
783 College St.
(at Shaw St.)
Doors 10pm | 19+

Cost: $10 advance tickets online only
100 tickets available
Buy here >>> https://tmi6.eventbrite.ca/

More at door…

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

Stay Tuned for more news.

Twitter & Instagram: @TMIPARTY #TMI6

http://facebook.com/themainingredientparty

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SUNDAY AUGUST 3: BACK IN THE DAY @ &CO RESTO BAR!

SPENT MY DAYS IN THE 90′S IN THE WEST, SO IT’S ONLY RIGHT THAT I GET NOSTALGIC FOR THE 90′S IN THE WEST!

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NEW YEARS, ME AND THE MARQUEE MEDIA BOYS KICK IT OLD SCHOOL.

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Back In The Day

A Tribute to Old School Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, House, Reggae, & Pop from the 90′s

&Company Resto Bar

Sunday August 3, 2014

Civic Long Weekend

DJ Mensa & DJ R2

Dinner Reservations from 4PM & Nightlife Commences at 10PM

21+ Strict Style Code

Bottle Service & Guest List:

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

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SATURDAY JULY 19: ALL VINYL EVERYTHING @ BALLET LOUNGE!

SADLY I’LL BE ABSENT FOR THIS EDITION, BUT MY FELLOW WAXSLINGERS JIGGZ & AGILE WILL STILL BE IN THE SPOT. ALONGSIDE ONE OF THE CITY’S BEST.

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

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

This month, ALL VINYL EVERYTHING is excited to present one of Toronto’s most accomplished selectors. From Roxy Blu to the Rivoli, he has blessed dancefloors all over Toronto with some of the deepest and most diverse crates in the business. He is also one of the integral parts running the city’s most beloved DJ shop, Play De Record.

Ladies & Gentlemen, we present DJ Jason Palma!

Your residents Agile, and Mista Jiggz will be locked and loaded, putting down their Mac’s and mp3′s, in favour of wax : 45′s & LPs!

As always we encourage everyone to proudly display their love for the format with our new All Vinyl Everything T-shirts! Available in men’s & women’s sizes. Cop yours now!

This is ALL VINYL EVERYTHING.

Ballet, 227A Ossington Ave.
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Doors open @ 10PM | Free On Guestlist b4 11PM.
$10 Cover b4 Midnight | Style Code in Effect.

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Guestlist – info@browneyesentertainment.com
Bottle Service – jane@balletossington.com / 647.528.8253

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JULY 14: BLACKLIST MONDAYS @ THOMPSON ROOFTOP w/ ERIC THE TUTOR!

TAKING A BREAK FROM GROUND FLOOR LIFE AND GETTING LIFTED WITH THE KLEEN MEDIA BOYS AND THE BIG HOMEY ERIC THE TUTOR.

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TO QUOTE THE GREAT RON BURGUNDY… “LET ME OFF AT THE TOP!”

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FRIDAY JULY 11: TO BE ANNOUNCED @ LOST & FOUND!

PARTY DURING THESE DOG DAYS WITH TWO OF YOUR FAVE DEE JAYS!

Friday July 11th, 2014

BOTTLES AND LIST ON DECK. YOU ONLY NEED TO ASK.

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SATURDAY JULY 12: THE MAIN INGREDIENT @ REVIVAL!

CELEBRATING THE OG BBOY BENZO’S BDAY DOWNSTAIRS!

DON’T FORGET THAT THE SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS AROUND THE CORNER!

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The Academy & Shaman present…
THE MAIN INGREDIENT
JULY 2014
Saturday, July 12

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

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

Hosted by:
wan luv

In STONE LOUNGE…

BIG CHUNE
featuring…
DJ SERIOUS
ANDY B BAD
hosted by: BENZO

hip hop / funk / breaks / boogie

Saturday, July 12
REVIVAL + STONE LOUNGE
783 College St.
(at Shaw St.)
Doors 10pm | 19+

AT DOOR:
$5 before 11pm w /RSVP
$10 reduced before midnight w/ RSVP | $15 without
$20 after midnight

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

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SATURDAY JULY 5: DJ MENSA @ SWITCH!

YOUR BOY TAKING HIS TALENTS TO THAT HOT SPOT TUCKED AWAY AT KING AND CHURCH!

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LOVE PLAYING HERE, GET YOUR FITS AND HAIR DID AND ROCK OUT WITH THE KID!

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