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Friday March 17th, 2023 with Trevor Walker

Happy Friday Drivers! Welcome to this week’s show. Was kind of at a loss of inspiration to bring you all something fresh this week so I’m falling back on a bunch of favs from over the years and was pleasantly surprised at how much has never been featured on the show. So it looks like there will be some new goods for you all after all! Hope you enjoy this week's offering and happy listening.
Samba De Uma Nota
Nico Gomez - Ritual Album RE - Mr Bongo
Latin Brother
Una Mas Trio - Single - Agogo Records
Celestial Blues
The Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire Album - Strut Records Canadian
Keep It Up
Milton Wright - Complete "Friends and Buddies" Album RE - Athens Of The North
Portrait Of A Soul On Fire
Maracuja - Unreleased - Unknown
Raw Wonder
Emanative & Liz Elensky feat. Rocketnumbernine - The Volume Of The Light Album - Home Planet Recordings
bottom of first broadcast hour 17h30 EDT
Joe Armon-Jones - Single - Aquarii Records
Music Takes Me Up
Mr. Scruff feat. Alice Russell - Single - Ninja Tune
Survival Of The Freshest
The Poets Of Rhythm - Define / Discern Album - Daptone Records
Party Time
Roy Porter - California Soul v/a Album - Luv N' Haight
Welcome New Warmth
Michel Sardaby - Bilongo v/a Album - Comet Records
Jungle Music
Kelenkye Band - Bilongo v/a Album - Comet Records
Going Galtactic
ATA Records - ATA Records: The Library Archive Vol.2 - ATA Records
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
N.E.S.T.A. '75
Antibalas - Talkatif Album - Ninja Tune
Nemoy - Second Intro / Flywheel Single - Bonzzaj Recordings
Gimme The Grass (Bosq Rework)
Barrington Levy - Unreleased - Unknown
Sunny Sky
Afrobeat Makers - Crazy Afrobeat Vol. 2 v/a Album - Comet Records
Céu de Sangue
Guinu - Palagô Album - Razor-N-Tape
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Urlaub In Berlin
Siriusmo - MiniRock EP - Grand Petrol Recordings
Step Up
Sarah Linhares - Messages From The Future Album - Public Transit Recordings Canadian
Eight Bars
Kalabrese - Let Love Rumpel (Part 2) Album - Compost Records New
Orange Thievery
The Mardi Bump Society - Tick Up In Jewel Street / Orange Thievery Single - Stereophonk
Noah Coinflip - God Is Love Album - Unknown New
The Beaujolais Files
Afronaut - Shapin' Fluid Album - Bitasweet Records
end of broadcast 19h EDT
Extra curriculars:

FRIDAY MARCH 17, 2023 AT 10 PM – 10:15 PM
GetDown Friday's @ the Underground
56 Byward Market

is a Booty Bouncin Headknockin Journey through the many shades of House music ..
Funky Girly Jazzy Jackin Techy POZATIV Guetta Free Dancefloor Vibes!!! Expect Unreleased bombs , edits, remixes and time tested anthems
All Night long!!!
Curated & Blended by
Balu & Friends
The Warm up 10-1115ish


DJ Balu’s funk-infused, soulful jackin’ house sound has been a driving force in Ottawa’s underground music scene for decades .
His passion and ability to take a Dancefloor to another level with his mixing talent , and extensive music collection has allowed him to be the resident dj at legendary local nightclubs such as: Atomic, Helsinki, Surface, Heaven, Bar 56, 27 Club, Mercury Lounge lounge as well as clubs and events across the country.
CEO of Pozativ Music Group, Balu and partner Jeff Dougler have collaborated and produced on over 50 dance music releases . Their tracks are consistently being played by prominent dj’s like Derrick Carter , Mark Farina, Heather, Honey Dijon , Luke Solomon Jason Hodges and in 2021 started their own label Pozativ Music (available at all digital download stores).
Balu’s internationally known and respected by some of the biggest dj/ producers and yet locally focused to push underground house music to new and experienced music fans .

FRIDAY MARCH 17, 2023 AT 7:30 PM – MAR 19 AT 10:30 PM
Fire & Ice Winter Festival 2023
Centretown - Downtown, Ottawa

Get ready to venture out of the ordinary!
Centretown is once again transforming into a magical street with stunning illuminations. Bank Street will be filled with captivating lights and sound installations for you to interact with.
This year’s Fire & Ice Winter Festival will be the most exciting yet!
You’ll not want to miss this free 3-day event spanning over 4 blocks. End the night by dancing your way over to the silent disco.
This event will sure to be Fire... or will it be ice?
What you can expect...
● Custom-designed installations - Never Seen Before!
● Various performances throughout the street
● Silent Disco - Bigger & Better
● Live DJs
● Outdoor Bar
● And more!!
The festival will take place on Friday, March 17th from 7:30 pm to 12 am, Saturday from 11 am to 12 am, and Sunday, March 19th from 11 am to 10:30 pm.
Ignite the flame of wonder this winter at the Fire & Ice Winter Festival!
For more information, visit our website:
*Please bring your ID for the bar
** It will be a paid bar
Préparez-vous à sortir de l’ordinaire!
Le centre-ville se transforme de nouveau en une rue enchantée, décorée avec de magnifiques illuminations. La rue Bank débordera de lumières captivantes et d’installations sonores avec lesquelles vous pourrez interagir.
Le festival Feu & Glace 2023 promet d’être le meilleur jusque-là! C’est un événement gratuit à ne pas rater.
Il se déroulera sur 3 jours et s’étendra sur pas moins de 4 pâtés de maisons. Vous pourrez finir la soirée en vous rendant en dansant jusqu’à la disco silencieuse.
Cet événement n’enverra que du feu… ou de la glace?
Voici ce qui vous attend :
● Des installations sur mesure, du jamais vu!
● De différents spectacles dans toute la rue
● Une disco silencieuse encore plus impressionnante que la précédente
● Des DJs en direct
● Un bar en extérieur
● Et plus encore!
Le festival aura lieu le vendredi 17 mars de 19 h 30 à minuit, le samedi 18 mars de 11 h à minuit, et le dimanche 19 mars de 11 h à 22 h 30.
Allumez la flamme de l’émerveillement au festival d’hiver Feu & Glace!
Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur notre site Internet :
*Veuillez apporter votre pièce d’identité pour le bar.
**Le bar sera payant.

SMELLOSHIP - Live Funk + Soul at Kaffe 1870
Kaffé 1870
715 Riverside Drive, Wakefield, Qc

Come help us melt the snow with live instrumental funk + soul at Kaffe 1870 (Wakefield).
Chris Elms - Guitar
Garett Barr - Bass
Kim Jackson - Keyboards
Andre Ferraton - Drums
Brady Leafloor - Saxophone
Chris Burling - Percussion

SATURDAY MARCH 18, 2023 AT 5 PM – 10:30 PM
Sober The Fuck Up!
@Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.
20$ at the door
+19 event.

We are proud to announce that Step Zero will be hosting our SECOND event!
**ATTENTION to everyone attending**
**Step Zero Productions is founded on basis and principle of sobriety we are bringing back the rave scene with a new twist with dry raves and sober events.
We ask everyone who would like to participate or attend our events in and outside of the recovery community to * show up clean and sober and leave clean and sober** !!!
This is a substance abstinence based community event
We still love to party and go hard and no we are not saints.
Please respect our concept and our mission , we do have rights of refusal to admission of entre if we don 't see fit for our events.
All ravers come on down and have fun bring your glow sticks and dancing shoes for the love and passion for electronic music and our amazing and talented Dj's in the Ottawa scene.
We do have a non alcoholic bar at our event serving a Varity of drinks
Lets support each other and have a blast!

Dj XD3SIGN vs Dj Steph Solar
Dj Sporadix vs Dj SPACER
Dj D.Mize vs Dj Darken
Dj Kaytaro
Dj I.D.E Projekt

Happy raving
Sincerely, Step Zero crew!

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: Ryan Labelle & Disko Dave, Sean Vincent
City At Night
222 Slater
Tickets · $15 - $

Some of Ottawa's best dance music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night.
Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events), 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

This week, White Rabbit celebrates the double birthday of co-headliners Ryan Labelle & Disko Dave!
Our featured DJ dropping the house grooves for #HoppyHour is Sean Vincent!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


w/ Trevor Walker & Dystoh
164 Laurier Ave W
Tickets · $12 - $

“Fuego En La Cocina” is the brainchild of Phil Motion & Trevor Walker consisting of the duo performing in a jam session combining DJ running tunes enhanced with live percussion.
Resurrecting those few high energy DJ/live perc 'Fuego en la cocina' hot/sweaty nights back in 2019, Trevor Walker + Dystoh (Phil Motion [perc, vox] and Ray Tabana [bari sax, perc, vox] bring back the heat for a solid night of
You won’t want to miss this heat!

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023 AT 9 PM
80's DANCE PARTY: w DJ Remi Royale + The John Hughes Orchestra (80's New Wave Tribute)
House of TARG
1077 Bank St.
$12 | 19+

Presented by: House of TARG
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm / 19+ (Physical ID Required)
Cover: $12
Everyone’s invited!! Dance the night away to all your 80’s favourite tunes brought to you by our very own wizard and DJ REMI ROYALE!! Singalongs, lasers galore PLUS LIVE bands performing the greatest hitz of the era. ***DANCE PARTY***
Performing selected hit singles from some of John Hughes' most iconic teen films of the 80’s including Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off & more. Expect to hear New Wave classics by The Psychedelic furs, OMD, Simple Minds, The Thompson Twins, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church, Modern English, Erasure.

11:30pm - 2am - DJ REMI ROYALE
Plays all your fave 80's hits - all you gotta do is keep up with stellar dance moves. Dance Party! Dance Party! Dance Party!

Saturday March 25, 2023 AT 10pm - 2am
Loose Joints Part III
with Trevor Walker Jose Palacios
164 Laurier Avenue

Tickets: Ltd. $10 Early Bird, $15 adv. $20 door (cash)

Jose Palacios and Trevor Walker back for our third mission to bring some dance floor joy to music lovers needing joints to be loosened.
Trying to push some boundaries and broaden minds with an open format melange of music to move and lose ourselves in hypnotic exotic grooves.
Let’s close our eyes, dance like no ones watching, be free, feel alive, connect and smile!
Brightening the dark glowing to grooves that move!
Love Dancing?
Let’s go “Loose Joints”!

Jazz Night Out with Fred Hersch Trio - Live Auction & Benefit Concert
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St.

The Ottawa Jazz Festival's much anticipated annual benefit concert and live auction returns this year with Jazz Night Out. This year's event, at the National Library & Archives building on March 30th will feature a concert by the trailblazing and legendary Fred Hersch with his trio.
Auction highlights include... Stay And Play packages for Kingston and the Fairmont Chateau Montebello, VIA Rail business class tickets, plus many more...
Tickets are $75, with a portion supporting Bruce House. Tickets include the concert, auction, delectable canapés from Coconut Lagoon and other exquisite Ottawa restaurants, Mystery Martinis, a tax receipt for $50 and lots of fun.
Doors open at 6pm, with the auction at 7pm and concert to follow.
A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist.
With some fifty albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, he’s a 15-time Grammy Award nominee who continues to earn jazz’s most prestigious awards, including distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and being named Jazz Pianist of the Year three times from the Jazz Journalists Association.
Proclaimed “a living legend” by The New Yorker, Hersch has long defined jazz’s creative edge in a wide variety of settings, from his breathtaking solo recitals and exploratory duos to his extraordinary trios and innovative chamber settings. He has had duo partnerships with such diverse artists as vocalists Renee Fleming and Norma Winstone; clarinetist Anat Cohen; saxophonist Miguel Zenon guitarists Bill Frisell and Julian Lage and trumpeter Avishai Cohen; As a composer, he is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship– and his recent releases Breath By Breath with trio and the Crosby Street String Quartet; Live In Europe with his celebrated trio, the 2020 solo disc Songs From Home; and The Song Is You with trumpet legend Enrico Rava are definitive statements.
His acclaimed memoir Good Things Happen Slowly is now available from Crown Archetype Books.

THE HUMAN RIGHTS + Ras Lee & The Vibes Band & DJ Chocolate
Rainbow Bistro
76 Murray St.

The BEAT Network, CHUO 89.1 FM and Present
Live in Ottawa!
with special guests Ras Lee & The Vibes Band
DJ Chocolate
Thursday March 30
@ The Rainbow Bistro (76 Murray Street)
8:00 pm doors
$16.50 advance at Eventbrite | $20 door
The Human Rights
When it comes to reggae in Canada, few bands do it better—while remaining true to its founding principles—than Toronto’s The Human Rights. Since forming in 2007 around one of the scene’s true lions, Friendlyness (previously of Culture Shock, Truth And Rights and Big Sugar), The Human Rights have developed a modern, high energy sound that blends Roots Reggae with jazz, funk and R&B influences, courtesy of a blazing three-piece horn section and the soulful lead vocals of Juno award nominee Tréson. On their new album Reggae Strong, The Human Rights more than live up to its title following an extended break since releasing their 2016 self-titled album and the 2018 single “I Need You.” Recorded with producer and former band member Patric McGroarty, and mixed and mastered by renowned Canadian reggae artist Dubmatix, Reggae Strong finds The Human Rights coming as close as they have yet to achieving a truly Canadian reggae sound, with guest appearances by Toronto’s Ras Yunchie, Caddy Cad, I-Sax, and Carol Brown.
Ras Lee & The Vibes Band
Ras Lee is a true reggae warrior, born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica and currently residing in Ottawa. He is a Canadian Juno award nominee and is well known for his album and single “Who Killed the Lion” which is a tribute to Bob Marley. In 2012 he was crowned Ottawa Reggae Ambassador in recognition of his work over the years in the Ottawa community as a reggae artist. In 2018, Ras Lee released the song “Don’t Give Up”, a track produced by CanJam music. Ras Lee continues to perform in various venues and music festivals throughout Ontario and Quebec as a lead vocalist and with his band The Vibes Band. Ras Lee is actively working on his next album.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2023 AT 7 PM – 10 PM
Art Battle Ottawa - March 30, 2023
Overflow Brewing Company
2477 Kaladar Ave.
Tickets · $23.73 - $

Come watch as artists compete with open materials to create their masterpieces in 3 rounds of 20 minutes.
Watch the creative process unfold before your eyes and help vote for the Winner; it's a sizzling experience of creation and community!
Be a part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists by applying online at
This is an All Ages event.
Follow us on Instagram @ArtBattleOttawa!

Art Battle® is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home. Art Battle happens in more than 50 cities worldwide, check for local listings!

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023 AT 10 PM
City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $12.50 - $

Join us for a FACTORY FRIDAY featuring Techno at City at Night with Lost in BAss host T-23 warming things up for SyvyL and ViRL who is closing out the show.
Come out connect with your community and get down to the darker beats offered at FACTORY FRIDAY at CITY AT NIGHT, 10PM Friday Mar 31st.

DiscoLab “Disco Fools”
w/ Trevor “lifeboogie” Walker & Alex “DJ Magnificent” Edwards
1319 Wellington St W
Alex & Trevor are back to help you all act the fool April 1st at Parlour with another 100% vinyl throw down of 1975 - 1983 funky Disco Boogie Soul.
Dress to impress and get in front of that mirror to practice those boogie moves!

North Moovment Szn 4: April to June 2023
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.

North Moovment Szn 4 is here and open for registration and auditions!
What is morning Moovment?
North Moovment is Ottawa/Gatineau's only 12 week Street Dance training program for teens & adults created by Moov Ottawa Dance. With Artistic Directors of Moov, Alea & Arnaldo will be guiding the three groups through Hip Hop and House training, skill building, cypher and battle opportunities, cultural and historical learning, confidence building, performance opportunities and simply learning how to dance!
Check out the 3 group options for Szn 4:
Thursdays 6-8PM: Introductory/Beginner Training Group
Thursdays 8-10PM: Advanced Beginner Training Group
Mondays 6-9PM: Training & Performance Hybrid Group
How to register (Thursdays groups)? & get 10% off with code "NORTH10"
How to audition (Monday group)? & put in your video submission!
Questions? Join our live Q & A on Feb 20th & March 7th
Follow us on social: @moovottawa @northmoovment

The Prime Rib Big Band ~ Swinging with the Easter Bunny!
Irene's Pub
885 Bank Street

Come and join the mighty Prime Rib Big Band as we swing our way in to the Easter season! The finest players in the City grace the stage at Irene's Pub so don't miss out on this show. A big shout out to our beer sponsor 'Beyond the pale' brewing company.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2023 AT 10 PM – 2:30 AM
Skratch Bastid at BERLIN
56 Byward Market sq.
Tickets · $20via Eventbrite

Dreammind & Kapacity Entertainment is ecstatic to host Skratch Bastid back in the nations capital for his first time since 2017!
Dreammind Group & Kapacity Entertainment present
at BERLIN inside 56 ByWard
on Friday April 7th, 2023 @ 10pm
For the past two decades, Skratch Bastid has been rocking parties and wowing crowds all over the globe, becoming one of the world`s best-known and most-loved DJs. Known for his electric stage presence, technical prowess and versatile selections that span the complete musical spectrum—from hip hop to house, disco to dancehall, reggae to funk and back again—Bastid is a true crowd favourite with an unrivaled ability to create unforgettable moments with music. From humble beginnings in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Bastid cut his teeth in the battle scene of the late 90s and early 2000s, competing in the DMcs, ITF and Scribble Jam. The latter produced one of his most iconic moments, the "Imperial March" routine that became his first brush with viral fame, and has over 7 million views on YouTube alone (and countless others from before social media even officially existed). And while he`s clearly always had a knack for creating shareable videos, Bastid proved early on that he offered much more than just impressive tricks. His demanding touring schedule has brought him all over the world, sometimes playing up to 200 shows a year in over 50 countries. When he`s not keeping dance floors moving behind the decks, he`s also an accomplished producer with multiple Juno nominations, known for his collaborations with artists like Shad and DJ Jazzy Jeff. In addition to his genius as a DJ, Bastid has been expanding his empire into many other successful creative ventures, including his Skratch School DJ School, his eponymous line of hot sauces and of course, the infamous Bastid`s BBQ. This beloved traveling party has drawn sold-out crowds in a handful of global cities, and has played host to a who`s who of hip hop and DJ culture, with appearances by DJ Premier, Maseo, Brother Ali, A-Trak, Pete Rock, Lord Finesse and many, many more. With touring temporarily on hold, Bastid recently added Twitch streaming to his repertoire. Thanks to his high-energy sets, charismatic personality and unbound musical knowledge, he has quickly become one of the most watched and followed DJs on the platform. Even after two decades in the game, Skratch Bastid is showing no signs of slowing, and only continues to evolve and further cement his legend status.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023 AT 9 PM
THE SOUL MOTIVATORS: Ottawa + DJ Trevor Walker
Rainbow Bistro
76 Murray St

The BEAT Network Presents
Live in Ottawa!
76 Murray St., Ottawa
Doors @ 9pm
$16.50 advance | $20 at the door
The Soul Motivators:
The Soul Motivators are here to restore your faith in funk. A fresh take on a classic sound, they blend 1970’s funk and soul, psychedelic jams and hip-hop breaks. They’ve shared stages with greats like Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Lee Fields, Bernie Worrell and electrified crowds at major events such as the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, The PanAm Games, Sunfest, and Festival d'Ete. Their debut album, Free to Believe, was released on Do Right! Music in 2015, to national and international acclaim. 2017 saw the release of the Dirt on The Floor EP through Detroit’s Funk Night Records. A string of sold-out tour dates brought their high-octane live show to the masses. Their 2020 album Do The Damn Thing was the first recording to feature the power-house vocal stylings of Shahi Teruko – whose relentless fire and electrifying performances have been shaking up audiences since she joined the band in 2015. Having celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2022, the band returns with a brand new album Do It Together (coming out March 24 on Do Right! Music) and cross-Canada tour dates.
DJ Trevor Walker:
For more than 30 years, Trevor Walker has been one of Canada’s best kept secrets. But talk to anyone who’s danced to his sets, booked him or shared the decks with him and the word legend is often use to praise his work. Collecting and playing music since 1988, he spent 21 years as a resident at Ottawa’s Mercury Lounge, one of the longest lasting and most respected venues in the country, playing alongside DJs such as Derrick Carter, Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Gilles Peterson, Fred Everything, Quantic, King Britt, Dj Spinna, Osunlade, Roger Sanchez, Josh Wink, and the list goes on. He also shared the bill with bands such as Jamiroquai, The Roots, Gil Scott-Heron, Maceo Parker, Alice Russell, Souljazz Orchestra, The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Bembe Segue, Galliano, and many more.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023 AT 10 PM – 2:30 AM
The 27 Club
27 York St.

Dems and Doll X Capital Jungle X Purple
Meadow Dispensary
This will be a wild one- A visual explosion
We are packing 10 years worth of deco from ALL our past parties into the The 27 Club for one special night -
Come celebrate this last call to our 420 parties
We also honour one of Ottawas finest -
DJ PETE SHREDZ - as this will be his last Ottawa show before he moves to BC!
Proudly sponsored by our friends at Purple Meadow Dispensary- expect lots of prizes and giveaways!
We will have a GIANT Colouring Book for guests to get creative

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 AT 5 PM – 10:30 PM
Soft Serve Waacking Dance Battle
Galerie SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas St.

From the Artistic Director of Moov Ottawa Dance, Soft Serve’s founder Didi is bringing you Ottawa’s Waacking battle!
Soft Serve, founded by Didi, but supported by the community, is a hub for the new generation of Waackers in the city to share, dance, learn and create a space where they can build!
The battle (and let’s be honest, it’s a party) is going to be one hell of an event! We welcome you to witness and participate in this celebration of this dance & culture to see Waackers/Waackers/Punkers battle it out on stage for the Win! Expect some drama, vulnerability, posing, story telling, extravagant outfits & more!
Soft Serve 1 vs 1 Waacking Dance Battle
Saturday April 22nd, 2023
MC: Didi (Ottawa)
JUDGE: Drama (Toronto)
DJ: Haze (Montreal)
Prize: TBA
Dancer check-in between 445PM-545PM (don’t be late!)
Doors open @ 5PM for the public spectators
Battles begin @ 6PM sharp (don’t be late)
Location: SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas st, Ottawa, ON)
-Early bird tickets (Purchase by February 28th): 22$ (*UPDATED MARCH 3RD - Extended until March 31st for anyone under 24 years old - supported by YAN Ottawa
-Regular tickets (Purchase between March 1st to April 21st): 27$
-At the door (Not guaranteed): 35$ cash only
*Tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite (link in description)
*Dancers & spectator prices are the same for the battle.
Dancer registration:
Dancers will register once they purchase their ticket via Eventbrite.
Dancers will also get a discount for Drama’s workshop on registration.
Important information:
This is a 18+ event but if someone who wishes to battle is underage, they must contact Didi first.
This a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ BIPOC community as the roots of Waacking are primarily through gay Black & Latino men. We welcome those from all backgrounds, but highly suggest those of the BIPOC LGBTQ+ community to celebrate this dance and event. Any acts that are unruly and go against MOOV Ottawa Dance’s Code of Conduct will not be tolerated.
Drinks will be available at the bar (cash & credit accepted). Please drink responsibly!
No refunds
We ENCOURAGE dressing FLY! Think funky, disco, flare, suave, hip, juicy, fresh, and everything else in between!
Extra opportunities to learn Waacking:
Drama will be running a workshop on Sunday April 23rd, 2023 (post-battle workshop)
Didi will be running a PWYC battle prep workshop in early April
Didi will also be running a 4-week program for Intro/Beginner and Advanced Beginner/Intermediate students in May 2023
Dancers Sign up (Register via Eventbrite):
1. Miss Triss (Ottawa)
2. Flo (Ottawa)
3. Robin (Ottawa)
4. Sunshine (Ottawa)
5. Lisa (Ottawa)
6. Missy (Toronto)
7. SCozz (Ottawa)
8. Q (Toronto)
9. Le Geek (Toronto - C'est Chic)
10. Krackle (Toronto
11. Joelle (Ottawa)
12. Ginko (Ottawa & Johannesburg)
13. Meatballs (Toronto)
14. Chawla (Toronto)
Questions? Hit up
UPDATE MARCH 3RD - With the support of YAN Ottawa, we've been able to extend the Early Bird Tickets for the youth (under 24 y/o) until March 31st! If this is a barrier to you, you'd like to attend out event and you are under 24, please reach out to us directly.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 10 AM – 5 PM
Ottawa Record Fair 2023
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
355 Cooper Street

20 + vendors with an emphasis on quality. Not a yard sale. New and previously owned records.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
School of Bass #64
Swizzles Bar and Grill
246 B Queen St.

Funky! Nu-Disco! House! Jackin' House! Electro! Breaks! Dubstep! Drum n Bass! And much more!
Dallas Dee (Toronto)
Sicario (Toronto)
Alongside local support:
Mimsey Demon
Baby Kat
I.D.E vs Mister Mystic vs Dubplate Professor
We are still accepting donations to the Ottawa Food Bank!
Saturday April 29th 2023
Swizzles Bar & Grill
246 Queen st (basement)
Pay what you can at the door.
+19 with valid photo I.D. required.
P.L.U.R. R.O.A.R.

SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2023 AT 7:30 PM
Kellylee Evans - The Rebirth of “Nina” at the NAC / au CNA
NAC - National Arts Centre

The inimitable Ottawa-based jazz musician Kellylee Evans brings to life her 2010 album Nina, in a spectacular one-night-only event. The album, a tribute to jazz and civil rights icon Nina Simone, won the Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the year in 2011, Evans’ first Juno award. Jazz Times wrote “… a master of fresh interpretation… so superbly rendered it could be considered definitive. “
L’inimitable musicienne de jazz Kellylee Evans revisite son album Nina à l’occasion d’un concert exceptionnel. Datant de 2010, cet album qui rend hommage à la grande Nina Simone, figure emblématique du jazz et militante des droits civiques, lui a permis de rafler en 2011 son premier prix JUNO dans la catégorie Album jazz vocal de l’année. Pour Jazz Times, l’Ottavienne livre avec cet album « […] une interprétation maîtrisée et inspirée […] le résultat est si majestueux qu’il en devient presque intemporel. »

Afterlight: weekly Tuesday-Thursday | 19h-late
129 Bank St
An underground lounge & listening bar curated by some of the Canadian Capital's most prominent DJs featuring different selectors weekly.
7pm until late
no cover

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Tuesday | 20h Open Format
Thursday | 20h | Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff
Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes

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Trevor Walker (host)
TGIF Drive! Happy listening!

10:51 AM, March 17th, 2023

5:15 PM, March 17th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Thank you, Trevor. If we didn't have you, we would be at a loss. I had to practice guitar, while my neighbour is away, so i will listen again on-demand. Noise is a problem here. A bit of a drag.

6:56 PM, March 17th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
Happy St Patty's hillbilly!

8:37 PM, March 17th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
robert p in gatineau, thank you for your comments and I'm sorry about the "noise" issue.

8:38 PM, March 17th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
It is an issue because i play the music too loud. Some people would prefer silence all the time... not me. Cheers.

9:08 PM, March 17th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Not enough hours in a day to hear all the good music.

9:52 PM, March 17th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host
robert p I agree completely! Sadly, I have more records than I'll probably have time left on this planet to ever listen to...

11:02 AM, March 18th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
It's nice to have a choice. Like now, i have chosen to listen to the show on-demand. Playing at this moment, is Milton Wright, whom i have heard about but, never heard his music. Thanks.

2:14 PM, March 19th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
I am going to put on headphones so i can turn the volume up a little...

2:18 PM, March 19th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
It was nice to hear Michel Sardaby. Another musician whose name comes up but i have never heard him play...

3:51 PM, March 19th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
I am going to get the Bilongo CD. I have the other 2 in the series. Fine music.

4:00 PM, March 19th, 2023
robert p in gatineau

4:03 PM, March 19th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Hi. If you are into it, there is an interview with Femi Koleoso in All About Jazz on the web. About his role as a drummer, taking lessons with Tony Allen...

10:22 PM, March 19th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
robert p thank you for your comments! It's very nice to know I'm introducing you to artists and music that's new to you. I too would love to hear Michel Sardaby and will look up the article you mentioned. Thank you.

10:54 AM, March 20th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Hi, Trevor W. Over time, i have been buying quite a few recordings that were played by you, on the air. Just today, i received the Whatnauts 12" that you played on New Soul Collective, during funding drive. "Help Is On the Way"... I have cassettes of the show that i keep. Your selections, then and now, have made a positive impression on me. Thanks.

6:50 PM, March 20th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Like Cannonball Adderley says in the outro, i have gotten a better understanding by listening in every time the show is on the air. Made me curious about a very important part of life. Can't thank you enough !!

7:24 PM, March 20th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Kerri Chandler, life and times, with Jamz Supernova, BBC 6 Music, Sat. March 18th. In the archive. Legend...

10:13 PM, March 20th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Kerri Chandler, interview, to be more precise...

10:13 PM, March 20th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
Thank you robert p!

6:31 AM, March 21st, 2023