Browsing the "Show Recaps" Category

Istolethesoul FM signal-boosts women artists in Toronto

Istolethesoul FM @ International Women’s Day The choice is always yours — you can tune into Istolethesoul FM from home or you can join the buzz of the live broadcast on location. For the International Women’s Day marathon broadcast, DOPE HAUS editor Chanel Klein hopped on the streetcar to DAIS on 1196 Queen St West to join the action. As [...]

March 13, 2018 Events, Featured, Show Recaps 0

How to DJ: Intersessions teaches Toronto’s next wave of selectors

INTERSESSIONS: TORONTO (PHOTOS) The music workshop series known as Intersessions was created for people who are often excluded and underrepresented in the old boys club of DJing and producing electronic music. Created by co-founders Chippy Nonstop and Rhi Blossom, the workshop has spread to different cities across Canada and beyond. After a panel discussion with the [...]

March 11, 2018 Events, Featured, Show Recaps 0

Lost in S O U N D: Toronto’s best kept secret

LOST IN S O U N D The walls of 187 Augusta gallery are sweating at 9:00PM on a Wednesday. The space is packed with an intimate crowd of about 30 people that vibed like a pack of good friends blowing off steam on a weekday night. The floor was slick with melted slush and salt from [...]

February 13, 2018 Events, Featured, Features, Show Recaps 0

Pride is for Everyone: Alternative Pride in alternative spaces

Alternative Pride in Alternative Spaces Artist collective Vancouver Art and Leisure (VAL) makes a triumphant return to the underground nightlife scene after being pushed out of their former location. VAL rented a 10,000 square foot warehouse space known as “The Villa” on Railway Street to host their marathon of Pride programming and events known as the “Alternative Pride [...]

August 21, 2017 Events, Featured, Festival Recaps, Show Recaps 0

EPROM lit up for Lights Out in Brooklyn

EPROM (interview) + Hedawn (mix) Bass producer EPROM chats with DOPE HAUS host Chico Mendez at Lights Out in Brooklyn. He opens up about his collaboration with Alix Perez as SHADES, his festival plans for Bass Coast and what it’s like performing in the dark for the Lights Out party. Small town Minnesota producer Hedawn [...]

June 26, 2017 Events, Featured, Mixes, Radio, Show Recaps 1

Red Bull Music Academy Festival throws 12-hour queer warehouse party

Trade Show USA – Red Bull Music Academy Festival Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) spared no expense throwing Trade Show USA, a 12 hour queer warehouse party in Brooklyn. RBMA Festival featured talents such as Honey Soundsystem, Needlxchange, Wrecked, Men’s Room, Chris Cruse, Honcho, DJ Holographic and The Carry Nation. Despite the rainy weather, RBMA [...]

June 13, 2017 Events, Featured, Festival Recaps, Show Recaps 0

Sequential Circus 20: live-PA snow day at Open Studios

Sequential Circus 20 @ Open Studios Sequential Circus is a bi-annual live PA multimedia showcase featuring visual and performing artists at Open Studios. Snow flurries and bad weather did nothing to deter the crowd of live electronic music fans who gathered to enjoy the sights and sounds of novice and veteran artists alike. DOPE HAUS [...]

February 16, 2017 Events, Featured, Show Recaps 1

Femme Fatale @ MIA (Review)

FEMME FATALE @ MIA (October 1, 2016) Music: Queensyze – No Sleep (East Van Digital) Femme Fatale – noun, plural femmes fatales a mysterious and seductive woman, whose charms ensnare. An archetype of literature and art; siren. MIA hosted four Vancouver ‘Femmes Fatales’ for Saturday nights’ Deep Down Inside, an evening of bass and deep house beats. [...]

October 5, 2016 Events, Featured, Show Recaps 2

Summertings – Doctor Jeep & Sinistarr @ VAL (Review)

Summertings @ VAL – July 16, 2016 Shimmering with gold, Vancouver is still feeling the magic of Bass Coast all around the city. Summertings went down at Vancouver Art and Leisure on Friday July 16, 2016 with a stacked line up that included some fine acts from this year and last years’ Bass Coast lineup. The [...]

July 20, 2016 Events, Featured, Show Recaps 3


Big booty little booty, queer booty straight booty, BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY rocking everywhere! Prancehall is the queer dancehall experience from the minds of organizers Marcus Marshall and Camille Heron. The very first Prancehall event was held at Vancouver Art and Leisure (VAL) on Friday May 27, 2016.  “Vancouver Art and Leisure is a queer based [...]

May 30, 2016 Events, Featured, Show Recaps 2