Sneak's Birthday Beats and Carnivale present Sneakin' N Freakin' 2011 photo gallery
SNEAK'S BIRTHDAY BEATS V.14 'SNEAKIN N FREAKIN'
Sneak's Birthday Beats event was started in 1998 by the 'Boomer Brothers' at Industry nightclub as a small surprise party for 850 heads. The special Thursday night featured a four turntable set up with Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk, Derrick Carter, Junior Sanchez, King Britt, Doc Martin and DJ Sneak taking turns smashing the decks. For many it was the most legendary event to take place at 901 King St. West, with people travelling from all over Canada, US and even Europe to be in attendance. Over it's 13 year history the legend has been built with several Toronto editions featuring Mark Farina, Basement Jaxx, Francois K, DJ Heather, J-Dub and Fries & Bridges to name a few.
This year's Sneak's Birthday Beats has been inspired by the large warehouse parties Sneak played for Dose in the 90's, and the large Ibiza events he has played with European techno ambassadors Luciano & Ricardo Villalobos. Check out their vibe at the closing party of Cocoon Ibiza 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfTTIx8FYsU
Back in the day the Dose 'Freakin' Halloween 'rave' events were the biggest of their kind, attracting 15,000 people. Check out video below from Dose's Connected event held on the CNE grounds which attracted 10,000+ people and featured Armand Van Helden, Carl Cox, DJ Sneak, DJ Dan, and Junior Sanchez, along with a jungle room with headlined by Roni Size.
Sneak's Birthday Beats, I'm a House Gangster, The Gerbz, House Magnet, Uniq, GGN, Cadenza & Cocoon
In Association with:
Platform, Embrace, GEM, Jazz Spinder, Jennstar, No. 19, Bosno, Locol, Mystery, Bounce and Earmilik.
TAG TEAM- LUCIANO-RICARDO VILLALOBOS & SNEAK (5am-close)
Cadenza Records (Swiss-Chilean)
Luciano is a single-minded artist completely devoted to music, and a performer whose charisma is an intrinsic part of his global appeal. The humble, Swiss-Chilean DJ, producer and boss of Cadenza Records is one of the biggest stars of the global electronic music scene. Born in Switzerland and raised in Santiago, Luciano fell under the spell of Detroit heroes like Juan Atkins and Model 500. â€œIn life always you have an easy way and a complex way,â€ he says. â€œThe complex way has more rewards.â€ Luciano left Chile at 21 and moved to Europe, determined to push himself to new heights. He gradually invaded the inner reaches of electronic culture, thanks in part to South American associations like Ricardo Villalobos and Pier Bucci. He formed a partnership with Ibizaâ€™s most notorious underground club, Circoloco at DC10, which gave Luciano a perfect platform and a passionate audience for his irresistible, mind-altering blend of barebones techno and hot-blooded Latin rhythms. His greatest achievement is founding Cadenza Records and its digital offshoot Cadenza Lab. As a DJ he has performed at virtually every major club and festival in the world, blazing a trail of music from Ibiza to every corner of the globe. Summer 2011 was Lucianoâ€™s biggest ever in Ibiza with the most-talked about show on the island, Cadenza Vagabundos. Luciano follows his passion for music and it led him to the pinnacle of success. His loyalty lies with his art and his fans, not to the fickle charms of fame. â€œI donâ€™t do music to be recognized,â€ Luciano says. â€œI do it because itâ€™s necessary for me. My only ambition is to stay close to what I love.â€ 'Sneakin N Freakin' will be Luciano's first Toronto appearance.
RICARDO VILLALOBOS (1-3am)
Cocoon- Cadenza (German-Chilean)
Ricardo Villalobos is well-known for his work in the minimal techno and micro house genres, and is one of the most significant figures in today's minimal techno scene. Ricardo was born in Santiago, Chile. When he was very young he moved to Germany with his family and at 10 he started to play conga and bongos. Though he loved music, surprisingly he could never see himself as a musician. He began making electronic music when he was young in the late 80s. From a very young age he has been a big fan of Depeche Mode, following their tours around Europe to listen to them. He started DJing as a professional in 1998. By the end of 2008 and 2010, he came 1st in Resident Advisor's Top 100 DJs of the year poll. His mystique has made him thousands of fans everywhere from Cocoon in Ibiza, to Toronto where he appeared for the first time at last year's Sneak's Birthday Beats. This year he returns again for DJ Sneak's birthday beats with his good friend Luciano.
DJ SNEAK (11-1am)
Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, and Armand Van Helden. Over the years he has developed his signature sounds, consisting of funky filtered disco loops and tough jacking drum beats, revolutionizing and evolving his craft over his 20 year career as an artist and DJ. One of Toronto's house musicâ€™s pioneers, Sneak has always had the passion and drive to keep the house scene evolving through his parties, productions and DJ sets. Sneak continues to be at the top of his game touring non stop, bumping sets in hot spots across Ibiza, Germany and Italy with the likes of fellow 'Sneakin N Freakin' headliners Luciano and Ricardo Villalobos. His legendary Sneak's Birthday Beats events in Toronto and abroad have always had people talking in anticipation of a memorable evening, and this year's Halloween installment will be no different. Toronto get ready for another birthday beat down from the 'Big Boss', House Gangster DJ Sneak.
Nitinâ€™s DJ career has already taken him across Canada, to Ultra Music Festival, WMC, and the BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen. As one of the men behind the No.19 label, Nitin has found himself at the helm of a ship bursting at the seams with new music. Today, Nitin is considered to be a key player in the recent explosion of the Toronto tech scene on the world stage. After the 2008 launch of No.19 with label partner Jonny White of Art Department, Nitinâ€™s musical concept saw critical acclaim with releases and remixes from legends DJ Sneak, Osunlade, Stacey Pullen and current whizkids like Jamie Jones, Soul Clap and Adam Marshall. Playing alongside many of the worlds top DJs, Nitin has shared the decks with the likes of M.A.N.D.Y, Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, and Audiofly. Though being referred to as â€œone of the most technically gifted DJâ€™s aroundâ€ it is evident that Nitin is on the cusp of something greater, and his step onto the international stage is destined. Regardless, he steadfastly focuses on his music and vibe, putting personality and originality over current trends. On the cards for 2011, Nitin begins tours of Mexico and Columbia - playing at the BPM festival in Playa del Carmen - with dates scheduled in the US (Get Lost in Los Angeles and Burning Man Festival) as well as Europe.
TAG TEAM- LUCIANO-RICARDO VILLALOBOS & SNEAK (5am-close)
This sound will be powered by THE BEAST; a 32 bass bin, 16 mid range, 2 horn top, 4 corner configuration inspired by the legendary Sound Factory and Twilo in New York City. The same person who helped build the mind blowing Sonic system will building and processing THE CARNIVALE BEAST on the fly during the party to ensure that that each track is matched perfectly. Proper lighting will also be in effect with lots of eye candy, props, performers and freaks adding to the 'Carnivale' theme vibe.
DOWNSVIEW PARK-STUDIO # 3
Large warehouse, with outdoor smoking area.
Capacity 2,000. Fully licensed for alcohol and occupancy.
Bottle service tables available for booking around the dance floor area. Several bottle Service table and ticket packages available below. All booking inquires should go to Andrew@uniqlifestyle.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We have three levels to choose from. Premium and tier 1 and 2 are on the dance floor and cruiser tables are also available for bottle purchases.
Stage VIP tables -$2000 Package
5 Bottles of Premium Vodka
15 Tickets (5 Comps)
Dance floor VIP tables-$1200 Package
- 3 Bottles Of Premium Vodka
- 10 Tickets
- 17% Gratuity
Tier 3 Tables
Cruise Tables $825 Package
- 2 Bottles of Premium Vodka
- 6 Tickets
- 17% Gratuity
Other available bottle service items: Jack Daniels, Tequila, Rum & Champagne
Advanced online tickets $50 available at lineBYPASS.com. Secured Pay Pal and Credit card. We have a certain allocation for $50 and then prices will go up.
Tickets outlets: Moog Audio (Queen W.) and Play De Record (Yonge St.)
Directions from Downtown to Downsview Studio #3 (40 Carl Hall Road)
Entertainment district: Gardiner expressway West to 427 north, to 401 east or DVP to 401 west. Exit at Keele North to Sheppard Avenue and turn right. west onto Sheppard Avenue and proceed to John Drury Drive (the entrance to the park) and turn left into Downsveiw park. At the three-way stop turn left onto Carl Hall Road. Look for the bright light for entrance to Studio #3 and enjoy the free parking in front the Downsview Park market. Please do not drink and drive.
15-20 minutes travel time
Mid-town: Keele or Allen Road North (use Lawrence exit) to Sheppard Avenue turn west onto Sheppard Avenue and proceed to John Drury Drive (the entrance to the park) and turn left into Downsveiw park. At the three-way stop turn left onto Carl Hall Road. Look for the bright light for entrance to Studio #3 and enjoy the free parking in front the Downsview Park market. 10-15 minutes travel time. Please do not drink and drive.
Fastest and most cost effective way. Travel north on the Spadina/University line to Downsview station. 15-20 minutes from bloor.
Downsview TTC bus to venue:
TTC #84 Sheppard west or #106 York University North bus. Both drop you 150 metres from the venue at John Drury drive . Look for the bright light.
All major taxi companies will be alerted of the large scale event at Downsview to ensure cars for people going home. Taxi service from the entertainment district is around $30 taking Gardiner. Midtown $15 taking the Allen Expressway to Sheppard. Get organized with your group of 4.
Nathan Phillips Square to and from Downsview Park Studio #3 running 12-7am.Located on Queen between Bay & University.
Calling all Freaks from..
ALL ROADS ON HALLOWEEN LEAD TO THE DANCE FLOOR @ CARNIVALE!
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