November welcomes an impressive grouping of new and returning talent to the decks at CODA. Kicking off the month will be British duo Camelphat on November 3, followed by All Day I Dream frequenter YokoO on November 4th. Techno masters Pan-Pot will take over on November 11 while Nick Warren and H.O.S.H. take control on November 12. Oliver Huntemann plays an extended set on November 17, and Paco Osuna returns to the CODA decks on November 18. The Anjunadeep North American tour will make two stops at CODA on the 23rd and 24th, and Pleasurekraft will round out the month on November 25.
Thursday, November 2: RS008 | re:set
The re:set series, started by Toronto imprint All Blak Records, has quickly become one of Toronto’s favorite weekly destinations for quality techno music. An intimate, intelligent gathering of music lovers has crowds coming back week after week (not to mention the free cover and drink specials!). Joining the residents this November 2 is Baby Joel, the man we have largely to thank for CODA.
Doors Open: 9:00PM
Friday, November 3: Camelphat
On November 3, we welcome Camelphat to the decks for their CODA debut! The British duo has a knack for creating timeless, authentic house music with a modern twist, enjoying releases on Jeudi Records, Nervous Records, Ultra Music and most recently Repopulate Mars with their incredibly groovy House Dawgs EP. Throw in Toronto legend Deko-ze alongside Simon Jain and Brian Moar and we’ve got a sure-fire classic house night on our hands.
Saturday, November 4: YokoO
YokoO is back! A frequenter of the beloved All Day I Dream label, YokoO is known for his eclectic, forward-thinking blend of house and techno. The night also commemorates Toronto imprint Equaria‘s 7-year aniversary, and opening duties will be held down by the agency owners Nature of Music. Also helping to warm up the room will be Toronto favourite Borzoo.
Friday, November 10: Pan-Pot
Returning to CODA on November 10 is Berlin based techno duo Pan-Pot! Their name is derived from a basic element of studio production, but their productions are anything but basic. Over the past decade, the Second State label bosses have continued to push the barriers of techno and relentlessly deliver top-notch performances to audiences all over the world. Two Toronto favourites – Terence Kissner and Jeremy Stott – round out this lineup for what is sure to be a solid night of deep, dark techno.
Saturday, November 11: Nick Warren & H.O.S.H.
It’s another Ozmosis takeover at CODA – this time with a double header of Nick Warren and H.O.S.H. Over the course of Nick Warren’s career, he has mastered the art of commanding a crowd, with his flawless balance of high energy, driving percussion and captivating melodies. H.O.S.H. has been a staple figure in theDiynamic crew for some time now – and for good reason. He has dedicated his life to creating and promoting house and techno music, constantly moving it forward into unchartered territory. This duo will no doubt take us on an unforgettable dance music journey!
Friday, November 17: Oliver Huntemann
Hailing from Hamburg, Germany is the great Oliver Huntemann! For over two decades, the techno-electro producer has been creating masterful productions, weaving together the two genres in a truly captivating way and sharing them with audiences all over the world. The Senso Ideal label boss has a sound that is reminiscent of early techno yet very forward-thinking, earning him a wealth of respect among the techno elite, including a well-loved partnership with Dubfire.Jeremy Stott will be on warmup duty – he has quickly become one of Toronto’s most anticipated local acts.
Saturday, November 18: Paco Osuna
Another techno heavyweight joins us the following evening on November 18 – this time it’s Barcelona’s Paco Osuna! With a techno career spanning over two decades, one that is filled to the brim with creativity and expression, he has become one of electronic music industry’s most sought after and renowned acts. Such achievements as earning a residency with Marco Carola’s Music On, becoming an ambassador for Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently mixer, as well as headlining countless festivals and nightclubs, Paco Osuna is a force to be reckoned with. You know what they say: ‘No Paco, No Party!’
Thursday, November 23: Anjunadeep North American Tour
Deep house mega-label Anjunadeep has been making waves all over the world with their incredible tours. Founded in 2005 in London, the label has risen to global fame with a knock-out roster of artists that are masters of deep, evocative house suited for both on and off the dance floor. On their current North American tour, they are making not one, but two Toronto stops! On Thursday, November 23, CODA welcomes 16 Bit Lolitas, David Hohme, Don Donnelly and Luttrell to the decks.
Friday, November 24: Anjunadeep North American Tour
If you can’t make it out to Thursday’s party, have no fear – the second night ofAnjunadeep‘s Toronto takeover goes down on November 24. Returning from night one are Dom Donnelly and Luttrell, alongside Jody Wisternoff. Each artist has carved out a unique style for themselves while keeping aligned with the classic Anjunadeep sound – soulful, meaningful and above all things, deep. Whether you hit night one, night two or both, this is sure to be a takeover that Toronto won’t soon forget!
Saturday, November 25: Pleasurekraft
Ending off an incredible month at CODA is the legendary Pleasurekraft! Describing ‘pleasurekraft’ as ‘a simultaneously visceral and cerebral experience, induced by seductive, deep, groove heavy underground music’ the duo has been a Toronto favourite for years now. There is a reason crowds keep coming back to watch them spin, time after time – they have perfected and solidified a unique groovy techno sound that you can’t help but move your hips to. A trio of hometown heavyweights round out the night – Simon Jain, Adam Kyron andJeremy Stott will all grace the decks.
“CODA is a very special place and its history didn’t begin with its opening last year. The Footwork family may have served up a fresh new spot for the city, but it’s one that undeniably took years of preparation both from the management and the community.” – @ThumpCanada