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Friday June 2nd, 2023 with Trevor Walker

Happy Friday Drivers! Wasn't sure where to take you for this week's trip so I got lost in some familiar grooves and picked out some new ones that haven't yet been featured on the "Drive". It's always a bit of a challenge to keep the show sounding fresh and interesting while offering music that's engaging and inspiring. That being said this week has releases crossing styles and genres and mixed up in a way to hopefully keep you all engaged. You can expect a decent mix of the usual Jazz Funk with a couple of Drum & Bass favourites in our first hour and taking to a more dance floor head nodding focus with some House, Bruk & Nujazz in hour two. Featuring music from Don Pascal, Marc Decho Quartet, SAULT, Lance Ferguson, Koop and LCD Soundsystem to name a few. Happy listening and hope you enjoy this week's offering!
Calle 23
Marc Decho Quartet - AAAAUM EP - n/a Canadian New
In The Air
SAULT - 11 Album - Forever Living Originals
Outra Vida (DJ Patife Remix)
Les Gammas feat. Nina Miranda - Single - Compost Records
Summer Sun (Carlito Remix)
Koop - Remixes Single - Compost Records
Marathon Runner
Hip Horns Brass Collective - Thunder / Marathon Runner Single - Rocafort Records New
Mellow Magic
Blank Zulu - Jazz&Milk Breaks Vol. 2 - Jazz&Milk Recordings
bottom of first broadcast hour 17h30 EDT
Mystic Beauty part 1 & 2
Jéraboam - Freakshow Single - Space Grapes
Praia Da Laginha
Don Pascal - The Mindelo Experiment - R2 Records
Lucid Lucia - Ever-Changing Light Album - Sdban Ultra
Soul Investigators Theme
The Soul Investigators - Single - Mit-Wit Records
Grand Funk
Jackie Mittoo - Jamaica To Toronto - Soul Funk & Reggae 1967 - 1974 v/a Album - Light In The Attic Canadian
Better Place
Mr. Bird feat. John Skweird - Single - Tangential Music New
Sueno Con Mexico
Lance Ferguson - Rare Groove Spectrum Vol. 2 v/a Album - Freestyle Records
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
The World Is A Ghetto
Tony Lavorgna & The St. Thomas Quartet - Chameleon Album - Jazz Room Records
Losing My Edge
LCD Soundsystem - Single - Output
Tribute To My People (L'Aroye & Kÿ Remixes)
Erik Rug feat. Dynamax - Single - Les Disques Du Télégraphe
Flashback (Jazzanova's Breath Easy Mix)
Fat Freddy's Drop - Single - Sonar Kollektiv
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Everybody Wants To
Africaine 808 feat. Blind D. D. - Single - Golf Channel Recordings
Look What You've Done
Matt Masters - Single - Lazy Days Recordings Canadian New
Escravos De Jo (Remix)
Dom Um Romao - Floorplay Volume 3 EP - Floorplay
Sao Vincente
Don Pascal - The Mindelo Experiment Album - R2 Records
Exotic Other
Animanz - Exotic Other Album - Tru Thoughts
Don Pascal - The Mindelo Experiment Album - R2 Records
end of on air broadcast 19h EDT
Extra Curriculars:

FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2023 10 PM
THE 2000’s Party w/ DJ Magnificent
@The 27 Club
27 York St.

Birdman Sound Pop Up
270 Catherine Street

Next level vinyl!

SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2023 AT 12 PM – 2 PM
Capital Sessions at the NAC - Indigenous Edition!!
NAC - National Arts Centre
Free all ages welcome!

This month we are proud to present the Indigenous Edition of Capital Sessions featuring DJ Poptrt who is Kanien’kéha/Mohawk Based In Kahnawá:ke & Tiohtiáke/Montréal, and dancer Makhena Guerin who is Anishinabe-Cree artist based in Ottawa.

Disco Night @The Rainbow!
Rainbow Bistro
27 Murray Street

Bust out your pantsuits, polyester and platform shoes git ready to git down! The Electric Company will be powering the party at The Rainbow on Saturday, June 3rd.
Also featuring Kingston’s Dead Root Revival!

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 AT 12:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Fiesta Cubana Fest 2023
@Horticulture Building, Landsdowne
1525 Princess Patricia Way
Tickets · $15via Eventbrite

A festival to highlight the best of Cuba in Ottawa. A beautiful day filled with Cuban music and arts.
Join us on June 4 for a beautiful day filled with activities that highlight the best of Cuban culture. An artistic myriad of Cuban shows, including amazing salsa bands, dance workshops, visual arts, literature, and lots of dancing. We will have food and cocktails for you to taste the best flavors of this Caribbean island. A special time for friends and family to enjoy the best of Cuba in the heart of Ottawa.
$15 Early bird tickets available until April 6, General admission $20 until June 1st, Door tickets available at $25.
Doors open at 12:30 pm, with free entrance to children up to 16 years old.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 AT 1 PM
4-Week Intro Level Hip Hop & Waacking Classes
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave

Hey #Ottawa #Gatineau! New class alert!
We sold out of our Intro Level Waacking classes for May but because you’ve shown so much interest, we’re adding another 4 weeks AND bringing back our highly rated Hip Hop classes!

Sundays June 4, 18, 25 & July 2 (skip June 11)

Intro to Waacking 1-2PM w/ @aleadecastro

Intro to Hip Hop 2-3PM w/ @aleadecastro
Registration closes May 31st!
Limited spots so don’t wait until last minute.. we’ve sold out in the past!
Please note that we’ll be away for a chunk of the Summer (July & August) so we will not be running any classes then!
Register @ (Link in bio)

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2023 AT 7:30 PM
NAC - National Arts Centre

Legends of the Caribbean recognizes Jah Cutta, a.k.a. Carlton Williams, a name that reverberates in the hearts and minds of reggae lovers. For over 50 years, this legendary Canadian musician has graced stages across Canada with his magnetic presence and soul-stirring music. Revered as Canada's King of Reggae, the Montreal reggae sensation will play at the National Art Centre (NAC) on June 6th, 2023, at 7:30pm along with Jonathan Mclean, Indigenous and Vox Dei Populi bringing the vibes alive. Admission are $40 online, $20 for community organizers and business giveaway

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2023 AT 8:30 PM
The Prime Rib Big Band - Jumpin' June Party! Irene's Pub
Irene's Pub
885 Bank Street

Woooo! Come and join the hottest big band in Town for our monthly residency at Irene's Pub on Wednesday 7th June! These nights are so popular that you'll need to arrive early to grab yourself a good spot or order your tickets in advance.
We'll have more brand new music to debut and some special guests sitting in with us! DO NOT MISS IT!!!

Pique summer edition / Open House Party 2023
Arts Court/Cour des arts
2 Daly Avenue
Tickets · $27.96 - $

Pique is back with its largest edition yet! Join us for a joint-birthday bash to celebrate Debaser's 10th anniversary and SAW's 50th anniversary with groundbreaking performances, art exhibitions, screenings, workshops, and more.
The occasion triples as the Arts Court Open House Party, bringing together the building's resident cultural organizations to animate every corner of Ottawa's most vibrant cultural hub for an afternoon of free building-wide family-oriented activities.
Pique summer edition features 30 artists across 10 stages and multiple exhibition spaces, indoors and outdoors. The outdoor Art Market returns to Daly Ave with 25+ artist and food vendors, and for the first time at Pique, we are bringing live music back to the neighbouring Jail Hostel (the site of Debaser's first-ever show 10 years ago)!
Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN with a suggested contribution of $25-$50.
To purchase a ticket below or above the suggested sliding scale, please register for our pay-what-you-can ticket program:
The event is ALL AGES and licensed.
Visit for more info.
Lido Pimienta
Bear Witness (of The Halluci Nation)
Frost Children*
Aïcha Bastien N'Diaye
Anaïs Cardot
Jairus Sharif
OK Naledi
Hug Mosh*
Bonnie Doon
Matt Miwa
Kathryn Patricia
Go Long
Backseat Dragon
Fireball Kid*
Siaka Diabate
Everett Rama*
13assa & Shaye A
and the music of Raven Chacon performed by Quatuor Bozzini
* curated by Many Place Money Party
Many Place Money Party
We Are The Medium
For more information, including our health and safety policies, and accessibility information, please visit

Ottawa, ON: Atlantis Jazz Ensemble at Irene's
Irene's Pub
885 Bank St

The Atlantis Jazz Ensemble take over Irene's Pub in Ottawa for the first time ever! Expect a night of deep, funky, soulful jazz, featuring special guest Phil Charbonneau on double bass. Limited capacity, get your tickets early!
Ed Lister - trumpet
Zakari Frantz - alto sax
Pierre Chrétien - electric piano
Philippe Charbonneau - double bass
Mike Essoudry - drums

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: Martin Villeneuve, Brink, Anthony Dunn
City At Night
222 Slater Street
Tickets · $15 - $

Ottawa's best house 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!

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


SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 AT 10 PM – 2:30 AM
Sashay presents: Bring on the Summer Edition
@27 Club
26 York Street
Tickets · $20 - $30via Eventbrite

Sashay Ottawa Events is back for the Bring on the Summer Edition!!
Expect to be bedazzled as we meet up again for a hot dance and for juicy performances. for reduced online admission!!
Saturday June 10
Doors open at 10PM
The 27 Club
27 York Street, Ottawa
Featuring djs:
△ Ashley Gauthier & Tanner Castro (Sashay, Throb)
Featuring drag performers:
△ Jade London, Jasmine Dymond & Markida Brown for reduced online admission!!
Sashay Ottawa Events est de retour pour l'édition Amène l'été la!!
Attendez-vous à être ébloui lorsque nous nous retrouverons pour une danse hot et des performances juteuses. pour une admission en ligne à prix réduit !!
samedi 10 juin
Les portes ouvrent à 22h
Le club des 27
27, rue York, Ottawa
Avec des DJ :
△ Ashley Gauthier & Tanner Castro (Sashay, Throb)
Mettant en vedette des artistes de drague :
△ Jade London, Jasmine Dymond et Markida Brown pour une admission en ligne à prix réduit !!

JUN 15 AT 7 PM – JUN 25 AT 10 PM
Ottawa Fringe Festival 2023
2 Daly Ave

Ottawa Fringe Festival 2023 - A Show For Every Taste

Join the Ottawa Fringe as they usher in the summer with the 26th Ottawa Fringe Festival. This year, they return to Arts Court and University of Ottawa with a variety of exciting shows from new artists and Fringe favourites alike. Whether your favourite flavour is comedy, drama, stand-up, musicals or dance, this festival has a show for every taste.
This year 45 shows will sprinkle their work across 6 venues in Downtown Ottawa. Autobiography, physical theatre, comedy, and circus - whether you have a favourite or not, try a different flavour and let your tastebuds discover something new! From Ottawa, to Portland, to Berlin, to Wellington, these incredible artists are bringing ten days of fresh performances for you to enjoy.
Finally, join us for our FREE programming throughout the festival. Check out the Fringe Patio, located at 67 Nicholas in the SAW Courtyard! Featuring karaoke, a silent disco, and a games night, our FREE programming is sure to satisfy your cravings. Grab a drink between shows, or stick around at the end of the night to catch up with artists, staff, and community members.
As always, tickets for each show are $12 plus applicable service fees when purchased online or by card at the Box Office. Tickets and online listing information are available as of May 17th, 2023 at 5 and 10 Show Passes are also available so there are more ways to save and catch all the shows. Passes can be purchased at the Box Office or over the phone between 1-5pm June 5th-14th. You can also buy passes at the Arts Court Box Office on any day of the festival June 15-25. Passes are not available online for purchase. More information can be found at
Finally, don’t forget to buy your $3 pin which is required for admission to the festival! Big Fringe Fan? Pick up one of our Legacy Pins for $12 to get access to all future festivals!

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: Manüman, Quake b2b Rick Laplante, Joe Rowe
City At Night
222 Slater Street
Tickets · $15 - $

Ottawa's best house 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!

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


Thank you to everyone in this community for your ongoing support.

FRIDAY JUNE 23, 12 PM - FRIDAY JUNE 30, 10:30 PM
Confederation Park
National Arts Centre
Marion Dewar Plaza
Info / Tickets:

Some shows that might be of interest:

Saturday, Jun 24
-Youth Series 10 AM

Sunday, Jun 25, 12:00 PM
-Atlantis Jazz Ensemble

Mon., Jun 26:
-Mary Ancheta Quartet, 6:30 PM
-Marc Decho Quartet, 10:30 PM
-Sun Ra Arkestra, 10:30 PM

Tues., June 27:
-Prime Rib Big Band, 12:00 PM
-Kokoroko, 10:30 PM

Wednesday, June 28:
-The Jivewires, 12:00 PM
-Leon Phal, 6:30 PM
-Rommel, 7:30 PM
-Cimafunk, 10:30 PM

Friday, June 30:
-Herbie Hancock, 8:30 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023 AT 8 PM – 2 AM
Festa de São João 2023
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen St.
Early bird $15
2nd tier - $20
3rd tier - $25

Axé WorldFest & Saravah present
Evening of São João - June 24, 2023
Luciano Lu & Zé Fuá Band
w/ guests Riquinho Fernandez & Maninho Costa - Toronto
Spreading the culture and heritage of Brazil is our aim!
Old school Forró Pé de Serra: Expect Luiz Gonzaga, Cascabulhos, Gilberto Gil, Alceu Valença, Jackson do Pandeiro, Dominguinhos e Sivuca
Doors at 8pm Band starts at 9pm.
dress up in São João(San Jean) style - Examples will be given on this page, but think Urban cowboys and Modern Farm girls.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023 AT 12 PM
Ottawa, ON: Atlantis Jazz Ensemble at Ottawa Jazz Festival
Marion Dewar Plaza
110 Laurier Ave. W

Atlantis Jazz Ensemble takes over the Ottawa Jazz Festival on Sunday June 25th at high noon... Don't miss it!

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023 AT 3 PM – 5 PM
Moov Ottawa Dance Presents: Locking Workshop by Dizzylock
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.

We’re so excited to finally be bringing you another locking workshop!
Pre-pandemic we were blessed by @seektash and now we’re bringing down the funktastic homie from Montreal @dizzylock
Sunday June 25, 2023
3-5PM @ Bronson Centre
Open Level • Teens & Adults
$30 CAD + hst (by May 31st)
$35 CAD + hst (June 1st-24th)
$40 CAD exact cash only the day of IF we don’t sell out before (not guaranteed)
*Limited space*
About @dizzylock:
Born in Montreal, Dany "Dizzylock" Antoine has been practicing Locking for 10 years now. Beginning his learning of the style with Montreal dancers, he travels frequently and participates in competitions of all styles of street dance throughout Canada and elsewhere in the world.
Née à Montréal, Dany "Dizzylock" Antoine pratique le Locking depuis maintenant 10 ans. Débutant son apprentissage du style avec les danseurs de Montréal, il voyage fréquemment et participe à des compétitions de tous styles de danses de rue partout au Canada, et ailleur dans le monde.
About the workshop:
L'atelier sur le Locking est destiné à tous ceux qui cherchent une solide introduction à ce style. Les fondamentaux ainsi que l'histoire sont abordés. Le cours sera suffisamment stimulant physiquement pour donner un aperçu solide de l'entraînement et de l'apprentissage de la danse, qui servira au danseur pour d'autres styles.
A la fin de l'atelier, les étudiants peuvent s'attendre à acquérir suffisamment de matériel pour pratiquer individuellement et une meilleure appréciation du Locking. Aucune expérience au préalable n'est requise.
Winner 1st Place @up_mtl 2019
Register @ (link in bio)
Limited space! 15 spots only.
#MoovOttawaDance #Ottawa #Gatineau #Montreal #Locking

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2023 AT 7:30 PM
ROMMEL co-presented by Axé WorldFest | Ottawa Jazz Festival
Marion Dewar Plaza
110 Laurier Ave. W.

ROMMEL at Ottawa Jazz Festival
Jun 28, 2023 at 7:30 PM | Marion Dewar Plaza OLG Stage
Co-presented by Axé WorldFest
Rommel - voice and guitar
Andre Galamba - bass and vocals
David Ryshpan - keys and vocals
Andrew Ferderber - drums and vocals
Multiple awards winner, Rommel is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer who stands-out for his talent and versatility. Mixing elements of popular Brazilian music with Afro-beat, Reggae, Funk and Jazz, Rommel breathes and transpires authentic and upbeat music with compositions in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2023 AT 10:30 PM – 11:45 PM
Cimafunk | Ottawa Jazz Festival
 Marion Dewar Plaza - OLG Stage, 110 Laurier Ave W
Tickets · $23via Showpass

Cimafunk is an Afro-Cuban Rockstar. His namerefers to his heritage as a ‘cimarrón,’ Cubans of African descent who resisted and escaped slavery, as well as to the essence of his music that aims to subvert conventional sounds with rhythmic innovation.By bringing out the best in Cuban rhythms and traditions and infusing sounds and styles from Africa and the U.S.,Cimafunkhas created something unique and special, not only in terms of music but also with the values he stands for. He is redefining contemporary Cuban music as well as Afro-Latin identity and the fusion of black cultures. Cimafunk’s monumental second album El Alimentowas released in October 2021, receiving overwhelming praise.Rolling Stoneranked it #3 of theBest Spanish-Language and Bilingual Albums of 2021 and #23 of the 50 Best Albums of 2021. El Alimentowas also amongNPR’s Best Latin Music of 2021and #1 of Le Monde’s Latin Music favorites. Singles also made their way through2021 lists: Rómpelo ft. Lupe Fiascowas among NPR Alt.Latino’s best singles of 2021and Funk Aspirin ft. George Clintonin Remezcla’s 10 Best Indie Pop, Rock, & Chill Songs of 2021. Co-produced by Cimafunkand Grammy-award winning producer Jack Splash (CeeLo Green, Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys), the sonically dynamic collection masterfully blends Afro-Cuban sounds and rhythms with global funk, hip hop and soul—resulting in a progressive, head-bopping celebration of black music’s power to eclipse borders and cross-pollinate across cultures. Written and recorded over 2020, the album served as analimentofor the soul, a motivation to persevere through the pandemic, as Cimafunkspent countless hours studying decades of musical influences to help understand who he is musically and culturally, and thus, where he wanted this album to take him.

WHACKS, Eh? Block Dance Party (Whacks DJ, Akeem Oh, julzzz, Caligula, Kimya, and more)
Galerie SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas St.
Tickets · $

The Ottawa-Toronto DJ duo presents Whacks, Eh? - A block dance party at Club SAW on July 1st 2023 featuring DJ Akeem Oh and live drummer Mat Landry; with an impressive list of special guests!
The event will be a night of music, dancing, art, drag, drinks and much more. Joining Whacks Vinyl & Drums at the Club SAW courtyard are R&B-Pop artist julzzz, indie-pop artist Akeem Oh, Drag Queen and 2022 Mx Capital Pride winner Caligula, and rapper Kimya. Inside Club SAW is a second happening: Cicada Sound's Synth Pop-Up and Try, co-presented by SoFar Sounds Ottawa. More surprises to be announced!
7PM - Cicada Sound's Synth Pop-Up and Try, co-presented by SoFar Sounds (Inside Club SAW)
8PM - Julzzz (R&B-Pop)
8:30PM - TBA
9PM - Akeem Oh (Indie-Pop, Full Band)
9:30PM - TBA
10PM - Whacks Vinyl & Drums DJ Duo (Set 1)
11PM - Caligula (Drag Queen)
11:30PM - Whacks Vinyl & Drums DJ Duo (Set 2)
12AM - Kimya with Whacks Vinyl & Drums DJ Duo (Rapper)
12:30AM - Whacks Vinyl & Drums DJ Duo (Set 3)
Also on-site: Club SAW's Bar including Cameron's Brewing, Ottawa Bike Café, be proud productions, and more!
Produced by Eights Creative and Oh My. Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Cameron's Brewing, Cicada Sound, be proud productions, Steve's Music Store, Sofar Sounds, and Ottawa Bike Café.
*Schedule subject to change. If weather isn't permitting to host in outside courtyard, ALL shows will be moved inside.

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2023 AT 6 PM – 10 PM
Croisières Outaouais / Ottawa Boat Cruise
895 Jacques Cartier, Gatineau

Canada Day Long Weekend in the Nation’s Capital - Sunday July 2nd, 2023 aboard the Ottawa River Queen.
20 Year Anniversary Sunset Cruise
The most anticipated boat party on the Ottawa River is here to celebrate summer!
Jump onboard the SOCA BOAT and experience your Canada Day long weekend like never before. Feel the rhythm and sensation of the tropical music on a Sunday evening filled with sheer excitement while sailing into the sunset.
SOCA BOAT features a countless number of surprises and giveaways on board.


Ottawa River Queen
Quai Des Artistes (795 Rue Jacques Cartier, Gatineau, QC, J8T 2W1)

::: Boarding passes available APRIL 2023 | 21+ Event :::

Visit for all things SOCA BOAT!

Salsa Party with Fiesta Cubana
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen Street
Tickets · $

Join us at Queen St. Fare for a spicy Latin fiesta with live Cuban music by Miguel de Armas and Fiesta Cubana. Special guest Cuban singer Rusdell Núñez.

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023 AT 2 PM – 9 PM
Petrie Island Beach
795 Trim Road, Ottawa

A Caribbean inspired day Festival on Petrie Island featuring the very best in Tropical Cuisine, Tropical Drinks & Tropical Ice Cream. All mixed with sweet Soca, Dancehall, Reggae and Afro vibes!
Saturday July 22, 2023
2PM - 9PM
Petrie Island - 727 Trim Rd.
Ottawa, On (Orléans)
FREE with RSVP: Available on April 1st at
General Admission Tickets: & (Available on April 1st)
@carivibe on Instagram
Presented by
No long talk, just vibes.
Life is Sweet. Enjoy Real Ice Cream!
The original Jamaican white rum.
It’s the way we play.
*Please drink responsibly!
More information to come....
#carivibe #reachthebeach #rtb #caribbean #caribbeanfestival #goodvibesonly #carnival #soca #dancehall #reggae #Afro #joy #summer2023 #nolongtalkjustvibes #festival #ottawafestival #sooncome

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023 AT 8 PM – 2 AM
School of Bass #66
Swizzles Bar and Grill
246 B Queen St.

House! Electro! Techno! UK Hardcore! DnB! And more!
Dj Lazirus
Dj Kaytaro
Dj Optional
Dj Steph Solar b2b Dj I.D.E Projekt
Saturday July 29th 2023
Swizzles Bar and Grill - 246 Queen street (Basement)
+19 event. Valid photo I.D. required.
Pay what you can at the door!

House of Paint Hip Hop & Breaking Dance Battles 2023
Dunbar Bridge
(Off Bronson accross from Carleton U.)

House of Paint / HoP, Canada's longest running Urban Arts Festival, is back for it's 20th year and our very own co-founder Arnaldo "Effect" is the Dance Coordinator! So you know the battles are going to be fire!
"The House of PainT Festival is a FREE Outdoor HipHop Jam that showcases Graffiti, Breakdancing, Dj’s and MC’s from across Canada. It is one of Ottawa’s fastest growing community events. Since 2003, House of Paint has created space to exhibit and uplift hip hop culture in the Nation’s Capital.
House of PainT’s pillars are the elements of hip hop: Graffiti, DJ-ing, MC-ing (Poetry and Rap), and Street Dance are celebrated and elevated through concerts, competitions, workshops, and academic talks for all ages.
As an organization, House of PainT celebrates and elevates hip hop arts and culture in the Ottawa-Gatineau region by promoting artists practicing hip hop art forms, improving access to urban arts for people from all different communities, connecting artists with opportunities for professional development, and of course facilitating the creation and presentation of hip hop arts through the Festival and our other programs throughout the year."
He'll be taking care of the dancers, how the dance portion is run, and ensuring the event runs smoothly for the community.
MAIN DATE BATTLES (English & French)
Saturday August 12th, 2023
Time: TBA
Location: Dunbar Bridge
Price: Free to watch!
4 vs 4 Breaking (Winners flown out to France for surprise battle)
1 vs 1 Hip Hop
3 Dates between June 1st 2023 to August 11th, 2023
Time: TBA
Locations: TBA
Breaking & Hip Hop
Save the date and check back in the next week for full details but this is what you need to know:
-We are running qualifiers (battles) in three different cities leading up to the main event
-The winners from the main event will be flown out to a battle in France for Fall 2023
-There will be two categories this year - Hip Hop & Breaking
For now, all you need to know is that this year, we're getting HYPE! Start training & get ready to bring that Hip Hop to HoP! August 11 - 13th, 2023
More info to come..

Ottawa Psychfest III 2023
House of TARG
1077 Bank Street
$ 30. per night...$50. weekend available soon.

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

Catch me on
*when possible
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!

8:13 AM, June 2nd, 2023
nice trevor

5:35 PM, June 2nd, 2023
elvis p
Great vibes ! Thanks.

5:44 PM, June 2nd, 2023
elvis p
Sweet tunes !

6:28 PM, June 2nd, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
AG it’s nice to see you back thank you for the comments!

7:50 PM, June 2nd, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
elvis p thank you so much for the comments, glad to hear you enjoyed the selections! Cheers

7:51 PM, June 2nd, 2023