It's the most wonderful time of the year. The days begin to get a bit longer, and the weather a little warmer. It is still -6 degrees outside but for us Canadians we might as well be in shorts. The months between November to March seem to be dedicated to raver hibernation. We all stay locked in our condo's through the cold winter, listening to mixes, downloading all the new tracks that our favourite producers have been working during their own studio hibernation, and we eagerly begin to look forward to the spring when the touring kicks off and we get to hear our new favourites live! The Destiny family has been laying low through the winter not out of fear of the cold, but in preparation for what is easily on the greatest weeks of the year... BASS WEEK.
Heading into our 4th consecutive year, Bass Week has become the destination for all the bass heads in Toronto and beyond. With revelers traveling across the country, from the US, and even from the UK, Bass Week has become one of the biggest parties of the year in terms of Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Breaks and beyond. Past guests to Bass Week have included High Contrast, Netsky, Delta Heavy, Toddla T, Mystical Influence, Ed Rush and Optical, Grooverider and many many more, including a stacked group of local talent.
One of the aspects most loved about Bass Week is that we have been able to maintain a set group of nights, that way you all have at least some idea of what to expect. Since the first year we have always offered Projek: Hospitality one night and Projek: Ram on another - bringing two of the most powerful record labels in Drum and Bass to two separate parties. These two events have become THE parties of Bass Week and are easily the most anticipated and attended. We have always offered other events throughout the week as well. Once upon a time we used to pair with the late Bassmentality *RIP* and throw down hard inside Wrong Bar and we have also thrown events with our partners in crime, Embrace, to throw events at The Hoxton such as Dillon Francis last year. This year we are sticking to our roots and are of course bringing back the Hospitality and Ram nights. However to change things up a bit, instead of having the nights back to back they are spread out on separate weekends with a week full of events in between.
Friday March 21st: Projek Hospitality
Saturday March 22nd: Projek: Circus
Friday March 28th: Projek: World of Drum and Bass
Saturday March 29th: Projek: Ram
Hospitality. Always a personal favourite of mine. This night will be happening on March 21st at Toronto's Sound Academy. This year the Hospitality tour is featuring: S.P.Y, Danny Byrd and Fred V & Grafix with the support from Dynamite MC as well as Toronto's own Marcus Visionary and DJ Lush. Riding high on the release of the compilation 'We Are 18' from Hospital Records in celebration of their 18th Birthday, the Hospital fam has a huge collection of new releases and remixes that they are going to unleash on us inside Sound Academy. Fred V & Grafix are preparing to launch their new album so we can expect heaps of new goodies from this talented duo.
Making a stop in Toronto as part of their 'Grand Central Tour' Circus Records are going to bring the grime with the labels main man, Doctor P alongside the crude and talented Cookie Monsta and the newly acquired Mizuki. Toronto's Hydee will also be there to support. Doctor P has played as part of Bass Week before (2012) and Cookie Monsta was in the city last fall, but could this tour bring the united revival of Dubstep to Toronto? We can hope. This night is going to be a sweaty, grimey, wobbly night and will be happening Saturday March 22nd at one of Toronto's newest concert venues, Adelaide Hall.
One of the worlds most notorious Drum and Bass tours will be touching down at Product Nightclub on Friday March 28th as part of the World of Drum and Bass' North American Tour. The line up this year is absolutely ridiculous and is guaranteed to be an absolute roadblock. DJ SS, Bailey, Mampi Swift and Greenlaw will be bringing the skills that only true veterans of the scene have and with local talent such as Mr. Brown, Everfresh and Rick Toxic there as support we know this night will be one for the books.
Ah, Ram Records. Always THE BEST night of Bass Week. This year this magnificent night will the finale to what is sure to be a week to remember. This year the Ram Records tour will be coming to Sound Academy on March 29th. With it? Toronto's own contribution to the Ram Records camp, Rene LaVice. Wilkinson will be making his return to Toronto and following on the heat from his recently released debut album: Lazers Not Included. This man is on absolute fire and his single 'Afterglow' has skyrocketed this dude to international mainstream fame. An all time favourite to Toronto Loadstar is back after their appearance at last years Bass Week and with the success of their debut album, Future Perfect, we can be certain to hear all their famous anthems and a kick ass selection of new dubs. Last but not least we have that dude, that is kind of like.. the greatest DJ in all of Drum and Bass. The Executioner himself, Andy C. After keeping us waiting for far too long, he finally released his latest Nightlife installment, Nightlife Six where he showcases his favourite tracks and debuts three new mixes. Andy C is no stranger to Destiny Events and we always love having him out so we can expect nothing but the best when he throws down inside Sound Academy on the 29th of March.
WRIST BANDS NOW AVAILABLE
The BEST way to attend Bass Week is by purchasing a wristband which are available online HERE. The current cost for a Bass Week Wrist Band is $116 incl. service fees. This cost if you go to each of the four shows brings the total cost to under $30 a show. This is HIGHLY recommended as once individual tickets become available they will be more than this cost and are also subject to availability. Meaning, if we sell enough wrist bands that will make an event sold out, individual tickets will not be available so act fast before they sell out or the price goes up.
All BASS WEEK info is available through our Facebook Pageas well as through each events embedded links above.
All events are 19+.