Vinyl Vs Digital 3

Vinyl vs Digital 3 Venue:
Sat Oct 31 2015 5:00PM
656 College st.
Type: Limited Reduced Admission, Price:$20.00 Sold Out
Type: VIP Booth + Bottle Service for 4, Price:$250.00 Sold Out
Type: Advance General Admission, Price:$25.00 Sold Out

Saturday October 31st 2015  Renaissance presents Vinyl vs Digital 3

Renaissance returns to the City of Love with an extra special night of ghosts and ghouls getting down on 2 floors. This is not a TRICK but it sure will be a TREAT!

As always we have put together a fantastic line up of artists who will mix their sorcery of magical music using vinyl and digital weapons.

Are you afraid of the BOOGIE MONSTER?


CHRIS SHEPPARD (Dogwhistle Sound System) Returning to the decks after a stomping session at Vinyl vs Digital part 1, he was also part of Torontos original rave scene where he used the name Dogwhistle. In addition to his work on CFNY 102.1, Energy 108 and Pirate Radio, he formed the Juno Award-winning dance group BKS, and the equally successful Love Inc. He released several very successful CD compilations under both names as well as occasional releases under a pseudonym. He has recently done remixes for Bjork and Booka Shade. Often imitated but never duplicated, Shep is on the warpath.

DEADLY HEDLEY (CFNY, 1 Groove, Energy 108) Wheeeeel n come again…So nice we have to play it twice…if you want to get up, you got to get down…. Hedley Jones aka Deadly Hedley hosted the All Night Dance Party on CFNY. Broadcast live-to-air on Saturdays, midnight-to-6 a.m. from 1990-1994, the program was the only one on commercial radio to explore the intersection of house, hip-hop, reggae and rave. A Toronto legend.

CRAIG BEESACK (CFNY, Cotton Club, Catch 22) Saturday nights on CFNY started with Craig Beesack Warming Up The House. “Craig was a totally unique DJ who combined industrial and heavier four-on-the-floor techno into a seamless mix that gave his night at Catch a unique flavor, and also made it very different from his weekly alt-rock night at The Cotton Club in Markham. His knowledge of the music, selection, and skills in playing it were the reasons I hired him to create Warming Up The House. -Don Berns

ANDY ROBERTS (Mixed Signals Music) Andy Roberts, has been a member of Canada’s House Music movement for more than 20 years, a fixture, whether upfront or behind the scenes since the age of 17. From his beginnings as a regular guest [alongside Nick Holder] on Mitch Winthrop’s Legendary Radio show “Rhythm Method” in 1990, to present, Andy has been at the forefront of Canadas talented Dj pool, and is recognized as one of Canada’s top Dj’s.

MEDICINE MUFFIN (Original Junglist, 23 Hop) Original badbwoy junglist, Medicine Muffin is a pioneer of the Toronto Jungle scene. He has graced the decks at legendary clubs such as 23 Hop, Majic Mondays@ Catch 22, Oz and raves presented by Syrous, Delerium, Pleasure Force, Utopia and so much more. 

GIO (Dj Takeover, Renaissance, Catch 22) Gio has a long history in the Toronto music scene. He has been an active dj for over 35 years playing at Toronto hotspots such as The Living Room, Joker, The Drink, Phoenix and Club Max as well as being an owner of two clubs. (Catch 22 and Gypsy Co-Op)  He has released music under the moniker G.A.S.P. thru his label DMT and currently directs The DJ Takeover which airs on as well as Lion 90.7fm. Gio is also a senior partner in the Renaissance Group. 

JOHN E (Pleasure Force, Renaissance) The man who introduced breaks to Toronto. John E is a veteran dj who has spun at landmark clubs and events such as Catch 22, System Soundbar, Turbo, Limelight, KicKit, Pleasure Force, Betterdays, Atlantis, Sykosis, the list goes on forever. John E is also a resident for Renaissances Vinyl vs Digital events.

PETER THE GREEK IVALS (Pleasure Force, Renaissance) Peter Ivals has been a staple in the Toronto dance music scene for decades. He has played at countless clubs and raves and including the infamous Pure night at Limelight which he produced alongside John E and Craig Pettigrew. His musical selection and knowledge of dance music is vast and he is sure to get any dancefloor rocking when he is on the decks. The Greek is a Renaissance resident.

DAVE BIANCHI (Pure, Limelight) The oldschool heads know the the score: Wednesday nights… 3rd floor… Pure… Limelight 

JAMES K (The Guvernment, Renaissance) Anyone who enjoyed the Toronto nightlife of the late 80s and 90s will remember James. He has held residencies in some of the cities premier venues including The Guvernment, Ultra, The Living Room, Paparazzi, Ivory, Scorpio, Stilife… the list goes on. James is a Renaissance Toronto resident.

GRIMACE vs UNIT 42 (Babylon FM, Dont Look Productions) What happens when you mix one part Mike OHowe. An award winning producer and label boss for Dont Look Productions with several charted tracks and remixes of the likes of Deadmau5, Sydney Blu and club legend Charles Feelgood. Whos first track was signed to Carlo Lio’s legendary label Rawthentic, and you mix him with long time friend and Rave Warlord Mark Grimace. A 30 year pro DJ that began his career in the late 80s watching dance music and the underground scene grow from its infancy while playing some of the biggest original rave parties, and to this day you can catch him playing old school sets across the country. What happens when you mix these two together???….you get UNIT 42.

ROB DABOOM (FM808, Renaissance, Utopia, Liquid Groove) Rob DaBoom first started as a dj back in the late 80s at the age of 14. By the time he was in high school he was already hosting and producing an overnight underground radio program on CHRY 105.5fm in Toronto.  His musical journey has included witness of the rave culture in the early 90s, which he fully immersed himself in, both through event and music production. His true love is and always will be house music yet his appreciation of musical expression has given him the opportunity to experience all types of dance music including techno, jungle, hardcore, trance and hip hop. Prior to taking a brief hiatus from the dj circuit DaBoom has played events in Canada, America and Italy, playing alongside international talents such as Carl Cox, Masters at Work, Misstress Barbara, Victor Calderone, Joey Beltram, Harry Romero, Eric Morillo and even Eminem.

IRON MIKE (Dogwhistle Sound System, Funk n Deep, Consumed Music) Iron Mike has toured across Canada alongside Chris Sheppard, playing raves as the infamous DogWhistle Sound System and was also the official tour DJ for the dance group – Love Inc.  He was also the first DJ in Canada to ever mix a CD for the hugely popular UK label, Minstry of Sound, which was produced exclusivly for Canada. Collectively, Iron Mikes involvement in CD compilations has sold in excess of over 1,000,000 copies – Diamond status in Canada!

OVI M (Octopus Recordings, Funk n Deep, Consumed Music) Born is Romania Ovi discovered the art of music making in 2004 where he experienced vinyl on the original Technics 1200s. He played whatever gigs he could wiggle his way into the DJ booth for, in order to get his name out there. This is where he honed his skill for programming and proper production. Ovi M is supported by Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Marco Carlo, Gary Beck, Erphum, Subfractal, and Paco Osuna. Exclusively signed to the well-known techno label Brood Audio. Under the moniker Ovi Milos he is on the roster of Sian’s label OCTOPUS Records. He has releases under: Fracture Audio, Sketchbook Music, Nervous NYC, Roots & Wings, Datagroove, PBR and DBR Recordings. He is signed to the highly respected techno booking agency, Re-Konstrukt. Ovi has developed his signature sound of pounding, chugging techno fuelled by rich rolling baselines combined with mean build-ups with smack down delivery, taking his dancefloor on a dark musical journey.  He has manipulated the DJ booths at: Montreal’s Circus Afterhours, New York City’s Static Afterhours, and Toronto’s The Guvernment, Footwork, and the infamous Comfort Zone. 

DAVI MELLO (Dj Takeover, Renaissance) Davi is unique to his style because he doesn’t have only one sound. He has played Vinyl Nightclub in Guelph, The Loft in Guelph, Revolution Nightclub AKA Pearl Nightclub in Kitchener, O Lounge in Hamilton, and Lily Lounge in Toronto. In these clubs Davi played alongside The Sour DJ’s, DJ Jace, Benny Knox, Jermz, Deejay Chaotic, DJ 4 eyez, Uncle J, Bee Bee, Sandro Pacitti and many others. Davi has also played live on Pure EDM radio,, and 

BIOTRANS (MPE Project) Biotrans was formed back in 1993 by Marc Pompeo and Oliver Barkovic and signed to Stickman Records who released a number of tracks including the classic rave anthem Celeste. Marc was a partner in the original Happyface Productions cre and now produces and deejays under the BIOTRANS moniker incorporating his own productions with the latest selections of deep house.

PAUL ALFANO (MPE Project) Managing Director of A&R, Paul Alfano is also the Co-founder and Senior member of The MPE Project. Originating from Toronto Canada, Pauls involvement in the music industry spans over 25 years. He entered the deejay platform in the late 80s quickly picking up residencies at various nightclubs as well as many guest spots. After a brief hiatus he has returned to the scene as a dj and has also took on a promoter role with various events throughout Toronto, raising thousands of dollars for charity.

DEVOTED SOUL (MPE Project, fm808) Devoted Soul aka Candyman aka Remedi spun jungle/d&b in the early 90s and founded Happyface Productions in 1993. He has released a number of tracks thru the MPE Project/Devoted Soul and currently specializes in funky soulful house music. He is also a regular contributor on fm808 and


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