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2015 Toronto Pride DJ Guide

An essential list of turntable masters you need to see and hear during the festival

Thursday, June 25

Montreal performers/DJs Mado Lamotte and Speakeasy Electro Swing throw down an eclectic mix of pop and dance at Starry Night. 6pm. Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church St. greenspaceto.org

DJs Micke Hi (Sweden) and Sumation spin house, remixes and dance faves at Prism College. 10pm. Fly 2.0, 6 Gloucester St. prismtoronto.com

DJ and Drag Race alum Mimi Imfurst spins house and a few of her cover versions of pop favourites at Realness: The Drag Ball. 10pm. The Opera House, theoperahousetoronto.com

DJ Neill MacLeod spins hard house and techno. 10pm. Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com

Friday, June 26

DJs Ralphi Rosario (Chicago), Sandy Rivera (NYC) and Deko-ze make up three house music powerhouses to spin at One World. 5pm. Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church ST.  greenspaceto.org

DJs Hydee, Love Hz, Remedy, Maddi Qwikstepp and PVP spin bass music at Pride‘n’Bass. 6pm. River Gambler, Pier 31, 333 Lakeshore Blvd. pridenbass.ca

DJ Alex spins J- and K-pop, house, top 40 and remixes at the AX Pride Party Cruise. 7:30pm boarding. Empire Sandy, Lower Spadina and Queens Quay dock, meetmeatax.com

The gorgeous DJ Amita spins Bollywood and bhangra tracks at Bend it Like Bombay. 7pm. TD Wellesley Stage, intersection of Church and Wellesley Streets. pridetoronto.com

DJ Eddie Martinez (NYC) spins house, tribal and progressive with a definite NYC flavour at Burlesque a Go-Go. 7pm. Bud Light South Stage, pridetoronto.com

DJs Sydney Blu, Alyson Calagna, Joel Smye spin house, electro and tribal beats at 50 Shades of Blu. 7pm. OLG Central Stage. pridetoronto.com

DJs Paulo (LA) and Erez Ben Ishay (Miami) go large with hard house, tech, tribal and circuit sounds at Boot Camp. 10pm. Maison Mercer, prismtoronto.com

DJs Brian Maier (San Francisco) and Gordon John (UK) get into sexy harnesses while spinning circuit beats at Pitbull: #Leatherlove. 10pm. The Opera House. pitbullevents.com

DJ Aman spins Bollywood beats at Rangeela. 10pm. Club120. club120.ca

DJs Warmuffin, Davide Ferrara, Shok and Audi Étoffe spin hard dance beats at Drop: Pride Rave. 10pm. Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St W. facebook.com/velvetundergroundtoronto

DJs Kraak & Smaak (Netherlands) spin dance funk and electronic disco. 10pm. Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com

DJs Grind (San Francisco) and Geoff Kelleway spin house tech and vocals. 10:30pm. Fly 2.0, 6 Gloucester St. flyyyz.com

Sat June 27

DJs Micky Friedmann (Berlin) and Eddie Martinez (NYC) spin house and tribal beats at Aqua. Noon. Muzik, 15 Saskatchewan Rd. prismtoronto.com

DJs Colette & Heather (Chicago), Evalicious, Delicious, Mizz Recklezz and Ticky Ty show what women can do on the decks at Lipstick Jungle. 1pm. Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church St greenspaceto.org

DJs Phil V and Quinces add a bit française (pop, disco and house) and a lot of strut at Community Cabaret Saturday. 2pm. TD Village Stage, pridetoronto.com

DJs Kate Moennig (The L Word), Camila Grey (Uh Huh Her), Irene, Ana Paula and Ana Rezende spin house and dance beats at #Dykeversity. 2pm. Bud Light South Stage. pridetoronto.com

DJ Kitty Glitter spins house with a down-under flare at Drag On. 2pm. Molson Canadian Stage, Yonge-Dundas Sq, pridetoronto.com

DJs Ana Paula, Tiago Vibe, Ana Capella and William Bhall throw down house and Latin dance beats at PanAmericano. 2pm. TD Wellesley Stage, pridetoronto.com

DJs Paolo, Dave Audé, Nick Bertossi, Neill MacLeod and Brian Maier spin house, tribal and tech at Bear Garden. 2pm. OLG Central Stage, pridetoronto.com

DJ Boy Pussy spins dance beats at the trans-rich Northern Lights. 5pm. North Stage, pridetoronto.com

DJs Phil Romano (Italy), Renato Cecin (Brazil), William Bhall, Deko-ze, Chez, Manzone and Strong spin high-energy circuit dance beats at Matinée Klubberdome. 9pm. The Carlu, 444 Yonge St. prismtoronto.com

DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Mark Falco spin the New Orleans-esque circuit sound at Pitbull Mardi Gras. 10pm. The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. pitbullevents.com

 

DJ Nate Nightcall spins house, tech and nu disco at Crush TO Pride Party. 10pm. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. thesteadycafe.com

DJs Cozmic Cat, Denise Benson, Nix and Fawn Big Canoe spin house, hip hop and top 40 music at Cherry Bomb. 10pm. Mod Club, 722 College St. facebook.com/cherrybombtoronto

DJ Ted Kasprow spins deep and tech house. 10pm. Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com

DJs Hey!DW, Fawn BC, Aeryn Pfaff and Dwayne Minard pump up the bass house at Juicy Früt. 10pm. Club120, 120 Church St.  club120.ca

DJs Produzentin, Das Hussy and Toronto dance darling Jeremy Glenn spin house at Hotnuts. 10:30pm. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. We. garrisontoronto.com

Sun June 28

DJs Nik Red, Carma, Craig Dominic and Blackcat spin house, hip hop, funk and top 40 remixes  at Blockorama. Noon. TD Wellesley Stage, pridetoronto.com

DJs Kerri Chandler, Phil V, Kris Steeves, Diego Armand and Horse Meat Disco bring out the classic and nu groove at Disco Disco. 1pm. Barbara Hall Park 519 Church St.  greenspaceto.org

DJs David Morales, Hector Romero, Isaac Escalante, Alain Jackinsky and Cindel spin house, tribal and circuit sounds at Green Space Festival. 1pm. Ryerson Quad, 350 Victoria St. greenspaceto.org

DJ Dani Toro spins house and dance tracks at the Final Play. 2pm. Molson Canadian Stage, Yonge-Dundas Sq, pridetoronto.com

DJ Jelo, Deko-ze, Ticky Ty and Jerome Robins spin house, tribal and nu disco at Dirty Disco. 2pm. Bud Light South Stage, pridetoronto.com

DJs Tom Stephan, Soundsyster, John Caffery and the hunky Josh Karmin spin house and dance tracks at The Last Dance. 2pm. OLG Central Stage, pridetoronto.com

DJs Abel (Miami), Kitty Glitter and Mark Falco spin big room circuit beats at Revival. 9pm. Muzik, 15 Saskatchewan Rd. prismtoronto.com

DJs John LePage and Steve Sherwood bring the hairy San Fran club flavour to Hogtown. Bearracuda. 10pm. Fly 2.0, 6 Gloucester St.  flyyyz.com

DJs Blackcat, Lissa Monet and Pleasure spin hip hop, house, funk and soul at Go Hard: Swagg 2 da Roof. 10pm. Club120, 120 Church St.  club120.ca

Mon June 29

DJs Tom Stephan, Cidel, Del Stamp and Jeremy Khamkeo spin the afterhours circuit beats at Après. 5am. Nest, 423 College St. prismtoronto.com

DJ Joshua Reid spins house, tech and tribal at Trade: Daytime Pride Underwear Party. 3pm. Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com