Discogs is excited to once again team up with Toronto’s premiere Boogie Funk collective, Love Handle, to present Live Convention ’18! What is Live Convention ’18? It is six incredible vinyl-centric events spread over 3 days and nights, featuring some true legends in the crate digging game! For anyone in the general vicinity, this is not too miss! Check the full line-up below.
Jazzy Jay: A Retrospective – Friday Sept. 21, 5 PM, #Hastag Gallery
Rare and unseen memorabilia from one of Hip Hop‘s most important pioneers: The original DJ Jazzy Jay from the Bronx. Jazzy Jay was a key member of Zulu Nation and Soulsonic Force, one of Def Jam‘s original three employees (along with Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons), co-founder of Strong City Records, and instrumental in the careers of LL Cool J, Brand Nubian, the DITC crew, and many more. On showcase will be never before seen vintage clothing, flyers, vinyl, personal photos, and more – all from Jay’s personal collection. Presented by Discogs and In Vintage We Trust. There is no cover for this event. 19+ entry.
45 Kings – Friday Sept. 22, 11 PM, Tennessee Tavern
In continuing the celebration of the Jazzy Jay retrospective at #Hashtag Gallery, Live Convention ’18 has put together some of the true masters of the game in presenting 45 Kings. Mr. Hot Peas and Butta himself, Skeme Richards (Nostalgia King, Philadelphia), DJ Koco aka Shimokita (Scratchvision, Tokyo), and the original Jazzy Jay (Soulsonic Force, Bronx) team up for an evening of breaks, classic Hip Hop, and park jams – all spun on 45s. Cratery.com‘s DJ Serious opens the festivities.
Gospel Charity Brunch – Saturday Sept. 22, 11 AM – 3 PM, Thoroughbred Food & Drink
Not 9 to 5 is hosting Gospel Brunch: come hungry, bring friends, and raise money for mental health and addiction. Get your ticket now for an experience filled with food, drinks, and vinyl music entertainment. Not 9 to 5 is Toronto’s first mental health initiative for the food and beverage industry. There’s going to be so much creative talent all under one roof. Artistic talent by 5 chefs, and music by Chicago DJ’s Al Bumz & Tone B. Nimble of Al-Tone Edits along with local DJ Big Jacks. All proceeds will go to Not 9 to 5 to offer and support mental health workshops and resources for the food & beverage industry being developed with Mind Matters.
Love Handle with DJ Spinna & Supreme La Rock – Saturday Sept. 22, 10 PM, One Loft
Toronto’s longest running Disco and Funk party returns with a heavy hitting lineup of DJs digging deep into their crates for a night of dance floor fun. World renowned selector DJ Spinna (WONDER-Full, NYC) makes his Toronto return with a bag packed full of vinyl goodies specifically for Love Handle. Accompanied by the man with the golden crates, Supreme La Rock, local legends Jason Palma (Higher Ground, Footprints), DJ Serious (Cratery) and Love Handle capo Famous Lee, attendees can expect a blissful night of deep Disco, Boogie and Modern Soul vinyl spun in a perfect blend and set across the entire two room space of One Loft.
Cratery Record Exchange – Sunday Sept. 23, 12 PM – 6 PM (Early Entry 10 AM), Airship 37
Local and international sellers. Bargain beats and premium pieces. Featured dealers including Gene Brown, Records By Mail, Brewerytown Beats, Al-Tone Records, and many, many more. General admission $15, early bird $25. Food by Imanishi Japanese Kitchen and Smoke Signals BBQ
Lord Finesse Live – Sunday Sept. 23, 10 PM, Revival
Live Convention is excited to present D.I.T.C. member and legendary producer/MC Lord Finesse, live in concert, along with special guests J Scienide, John Rogers & Solar-C, plus music by Kaewonder (Cratery).