Events Archive

Nov 20: K-OS w/ Saul Williams @ The Danforth Music Hall

Posted by: noble savage on 19/11/2015 in Events

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On Friday, November 20th, Toronto hiphop legend K-OS is taking over The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave, Toronto) for a special live performance in support of his new album, Can’t Fly Without Gravity. And, as a bonus, he’s bringing along thought-provoking New York emcee/musician/songwriter/poet Saul Williams to perform as well! If you’re a fan of hiphop and good vibes, this is going to be a concert you don’t want to miss! Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster, Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Tiny Record Shop.

CONTEST: We are also giving away a pair of FREE tickets (that’s right, FREE), to one lucky winner! Head over to our Facebook page to enter the contest – winners will be announced later tonight (November 19th)!

K-OS (Toronto)
Saul Williams (New York)

Doors @ 7pm | 19+ Event

For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

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Nov 17: Michael Imperial “Saviour / No More” EP Release Party w/ Michael Imperial & ΛV

Posted by: noble savage on 16/11/2015 in Events

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Tomorrow night, our brother-in-arms Michael Imperial is taking over Toronto’s new hipster playground, Apt. 200 (1034 Queen St W), to debut his brand new EP, Saviour / No More, which will be released via Netherlands-based record label Armada Music. Joining him behind the decks will be ITZSOWEEZEE’s own ΛV, who is fresh off the release of his latest mixtape, ΛV SOUND 002. It’s going to be a night to remember, because when these two best friends join forces for a B2B set, the vibes are always incredible. In addition, there will be some yet-to-be-announced special guests who will be assisting the Toronto troublemakers in presenting their musical madness. We’d like to preemptively congratulate Michael on a successful release, and hope to see you all in attendance and dancing the night away.

Michael Imperial (Armada Music / Rare Beef)
♪ Surprise Guests

Doors at 10PM | 19+ Event
Free Guestlist w/ RSVP on Facebook

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Nov 26: The Hustle w/ OSIYM, SeT, Johnny Active, Haviah Mighty, DJ Ken L Jones

Posted by: noble savage on 16/11/2015 in Events

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TORONTO – Capping off a year of showcasing talented independent music from Toronto (Keita Juma, Adria Kain, The Extremities, Above Top Secret & many more) and abroad (Little Simz, Post Malone, Waldo, denitia and sene, Tiffany Gouché, Ms. Charm Taylor & others), The Academy presents the 11th Edition of The Hustle with an all-Toronto lineup showcasing a diverse range of emcees putting on for the 416.

OSIYM have been heavy in the game, with group members Charlie Black and Nova having released several projects as solo emcees prior to joining forces as ratchet-condoning duo OSIYM. Since the collaboration began, they’ve released two EPs including 2015’s Spirits, and performed at international music festivals A3C, Pop Montreal, CMW and NXNE.

SeT, representing CReW and the SmashMouth Music Group, is an up-and-coming emcee specializing in spitting rapidfire flows while balancing head-spinning metaphors. Since the release of his debut LP AuRA in 2014, he’s been delivering a consistent stream of videos, key features, singles and performances. Get familiar with the young grinder at The Hustle.

Johnny Active was active on YouTube before even releasing his debut single. He had amassed over 150,000 views with strategic covers and remixes before dropping the eye candy laden lyric video for his turn up banger “Guest List.” Just don’t take advantage of his liberal use of the guest list.

Haviah Mighty does it all – rapping, producing, DJing, multi-instrumentalizing, singing, awesoming. With a tendency to touch on real topics while boasting a tight flow over heavy bass, Haviah’s versatility is evident all over her debut LP Bass Loud, which was released earlier this year.

DJ Ken L Jones is a familiar face to regulars of The Academy events, having spun at a couple previous events including Chicago group The Palmer Squares’ concert at Revival Bar last month. With an ability to play classics, turn up bangers and rare gems, he’s a safe bet to make his name known in many Toronto party and DJ circles in the coming years.

Johnny Active
Haviah Mighty
DJ Ken L Jones

The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St West)
Doors @ 9PM | Show @ 10PM | 19+ Event

$10 Advance Tickets (Eventbrite)
$15 @ Door

For more info, visit the Facebook event page

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Nov 13: Back To Basics w/ ITZSOWEEZEE

Posted by: noble savage on 12/11/2015 in Events

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On Friday, November 13th, the ITZSOWEEZEE squad infiltrates NEST (423 College St, Toronto) for a unique edition of Back 2 Basics. This is the inaugural event in the #B2B series at their new location, and we’re stoked to be a part of the action. Music for the night will be provided by our own Soundbwoy, ΛV, and DeMiggs, who will be rocking the place all night. If you’ve ever experienced our selectors live, you know that you are in for something special. No bullshit, just boogie. See you all there.


Doors @ 10PM | Free Before 11PM | $10 After

For more information, see the Facebook event page.

P.S. The party doesn’t stop until 5AM (!!!) with JoJo Flores closing out the night.

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Oct 31: ITZSOWEEZEE Halloween w/ Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, ΛV

Posted by: noble savage on 26/10/2015 in Events

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On Saturday, October 31st, we are throwing a special HALLOWEEN EDITION of ITZSOWEEZEE at our not-so-secret hideout, Drake Underground (1150 Queen St W, Toronto). The night will be in conjunction with The Drake Hotel’s Horror Story, which will see the entire hotel become a haunted house party with cash prizes for best costume and more surprises to be announced. Over the past five years, we’ve done a number of Halloween events, and this is easily the best spot to be if you’re in for some spooky good times. Music for the night will be from our residents, Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV, so you know the vibes are going to be right. Check out pictures from last month’s party, as well as our previous Halloween Edition to see what we have in store. You already know we throw the best jams in the city, so we expect you all to come out and get wild. As always, get on the guestlist and arrive early to avoid being left out in the cold.


Doors @ 11PM. Guestlist closes at 12AM sharp!


For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Oct 14 & 15: The Academy Presents The Palmer Squares & The Hustle w/ Ms. Charm Taylor

Posted by: noble savage on 11/10/2015 in Events

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On Wednesday, October 14th, and Thursday, October 15th, the good folks at The Academy are gearing up for some back-to-back concert action. The first event is in conjunction with Union Events, and features rising Chicago hiphop artists The Palmer Squares and Psalm One, with support from Toronto’s own Fresh Kils and Rez Raida alongside New Orleans representative Ms. Charm Taylor. The next night is a special edition of The Hustle in conjunction with RISE EDT, featuring a headline set from Charm Taylor with support from homegrown talent, Chris Castello, Scott Ramirez, and DJ Lewy. If you’ve ever been to The Academy’s events in the past, you know that they always deliver great nights filled with good people and awesome music. Make sure you check these out as well. Detailed information on locations and tickets can be found below.

Wed. Oct. 14: The Academy & Union Events Present The Palmer Squares
Featuring: Psalm One | Fresh Kils | Rez Raida |Charm Taylor
Location: Revival Bar (783 College St, Toronto)
Doors @ 8:30 PM | All Ages & 19+ Licensed
$15 Advanced Tickets @ EventBrite
More info: Facebook

Thurs. Oct. 15: The Academy & RISE EDT Present The Hustle w/ Charm Taylor
Featuring: Chris Castello | Scott Ramirez | DJ Lewy
Location: The Piston (937 Bloor St W, Toronto)
Doors @ 9:00 PM | 19+
$10 Advanced Tickets @ EventBrite
More info: Facebook

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Sep 26: ITZSOWEEZEE 5 Year Anniversary w/ Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, ΛV

Posted by: noble savage on 25/09/2015 in Events

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Five years ago, we were a group of creative individuals that craved good music and went to great lengths to soak up all that we could. We made our decision on where to go with music first in mind – everything else was secondary. We became known as “those dudes” or the “are you guys in a band?” crew you’d see out on the street. Very few people rolled like we rolled and dressed like we dressed back then. That philosophy was reserved for individuals who had style but for onlookers seeing it as a collective, it spoke to something different.

We were then presented with an opportunity to do a monthly party called ITZSOWEEZEE at Andy Poolhall and we took it! Why not? We could play what we like and enjoy ourselves to the fullest! We did it well and people would pay us to do it!

Soon after, we moved to the Drake Underground and then came this very website. We wanted to be able to reach as many people as possible with our taste and it completely exceeded our expectations. We’ve received compliments from random people who don’t even know who we are and have never been to our parties but love this site. It’s also enabled us to have international reach, connecting with music lovers all over the world.

From the day we made our signature t-shirt (which was really a super-limited-for-ourselves batch), we were soon forced to make a couple hundred along with the uber coveted sweater.

The truth is we never said “let’s start a crew”, much less start a crew called ITZSOWEEZEE, as we would have probably chosen something easier to spell! We are just really good friends with common interests that became a crew naturally because people started to refer to us in that way.

So thank you to everyone who has supported us! But you haven’t seen the full movie yet! Come join us for our FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY this Saturday, September 26th and witness the movement that we’ve created. Get on the guestlist and arrive early – you already know it’s going to be insane.

♪ Special Guests

Doors @ 11PM. Guestlist closes at 12AM sharp!


Fore more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Honorary mention goes out to:

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Aug 29: ITZSOWEEZEE w/ Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, ΛV

Posted by: noble savage on 27/08/2015 in Events

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On Saturday, August 29th, we return to the Drake Underground (1150 Queen St W) to close out the summer with the monthly madness that we call ITZSOWEEZEE. Providing music for the night will be the unstoppable trio of our own Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV. Summer is coming to an end, so make sure you spend your time wisely AKA sweating the night away with us while we blow your minds with some incredible music. If you’ve ever been to one of our events before, you know why we continuously claim to be kings of the Toronto party scene. Check out the photos from last month’s party, and make sure you come prepared to DANCE. Get on the guestlist below, arrive early, and end off the summer in style.


Doors @ 11PM. Guestlist closes at 12AM sharp!


For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Aug 28: Soulection – The Sound Of Tomorrow w/ Joe Kay, AbJo, LAKIM, Da-P, DeMiggs

Posted by: noble savage on 27/08/2015 in Events

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If you follow ITZSOWEEZEE at all, you know that we are huge supporters of the Soulection team. So it’s a pleasure to announce that our own co-founder, DeMiggs, has been selected to play alongside them at their Toronto edition of The Sound Of Tomorrow, presented by Embrace and Galapagos. Joining him on stage will be Soulection’s California representatives Joe Kay and AbJo, rocking with their Virgina and Montreal counterparts, LAKIM and Da-P. The past two Soulection events in Toronto have been amazing, and this line-up promises to be nothing less than insane. It all goes down on Friday, August 28th at The Hoxton (69 Bathurst St) – we’ll be in the building for sure, so come through and build!

Joe Kay (Soulection)
AbJo (Soulection)
LAKIM (Soulection)
Da-P (Soulection)

10PM | 19+ Event

$15 Advance Tickets (TicketWeb)

For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

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Aug 22: ΛV x YUKNODIS @ The Libertine

Posted by: Λnthony V on 18/08/2015 in Events


This Saturday, August 22nd, ITZSOWEEZEE’s ΛV alongside YUKNODIS are playing B2B at The Libertine (1307 Dundas St W). Come through your favourite Dundas West speakeasy this Saturday and get fed audible flames.


NO COVER all night long. Doors @ 10:00 PM.

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