DJ Skate Nights

SLOWED on Ice: bringing the futuristic sounds of moombahton and trap to the Natrel Rink

SLOWED, established in 2010, is Canada’s premiere moombahton (a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton) and mid-tempo global bass party and artist collective. Consisting of all-star talent such as Mission, BC, native DJ Lucie Tic, recently named best DJ in NOW Magazine’s annual Best of Toronto issue, and chart topping production duo Torro Torro. They’ll be on the Natrel Rink this weekend, January 11th, with Lucie Tic spinning below 115 bpm in zero below weather.

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Ring in the new year Brazilian-style

If having more fun was on your New Year’s resolution, Harbourfront Centre’s got just what you need. The popular DJ Skate Nights series continues in 2014 with more premier DJs turning the city’s most scenic outdoor rink into a dance party on ice.

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Shake a tail feather with Shindig and DJ Misty Rock n’ Roll

On the last Friday of every month at The Piston Bar — 937 Bloor St. W. in Toronto — there’s a little Shindig going down and we’re so excited to bring this party to Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink this Saturday! Shindig is Toronto’s only all-vinyl party dedicated to the sounds of 1950’s and 1960’s R&B, soul and rock n’ roll, and the one and only DJ Misty is going to be joining the Shindig crew with her selection of 45RPM records to make you shake, rattle and skate.

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1 LOVE TO return for their 4th annual holiday skating party

‘Tis the season. As a staple in our DJ Skate Nights series, Bryan Brock, Dean of the Academy of Creative Art for the REMIX project, and Much Music’s Rapcity host, T-Rexxx, are bringing their annual 1 LOVE TO holiday skating party back to the Natrel Rink for the fourth year in a row. Joined by their official DJ,  DJ DLUX, as well as DJ Lissa Monet, they promise an evening of hot mixes, hot drinks and holiday cheer.

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What is a DJ if he can’t Skratch?

DJ Skate Nights launches this week with one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs, and respected producers, Skratch Bastid. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia — home to notable hip-hop figures like Classified, Buck 65 and Ghettosocks — Skratch, Paul Murphy, started DJing in the nineties and was competing in major competitions not long after. He was also the first Canadian DJ ever to be nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year in 2008.

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Programmer Sergio Elmir warms up the rink

Last week, we officially announced our 2013/2014 DJ Skate Nights season. As you can imagine, excitement here at Harbourfront Centre was running high with the addition of exciting DJs like Starting From Scratch, Skratch Bastid and the Footprints DJ collective to the programme, and of course, the return of Soca On Ice.

We caught up with Sergio Elmir, the programmer responsible for curating this year’s line-up of turntable bullies, who shared his excitement — and a few impressive moves.

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DJ Skate Nights are back

Our annual DJ Skate Nights series on the Natrel Rink, featuring Toronto’s hottest DJs  — spinning their coldest mixes — is back for another season. We have an exciting line-up for you this year which includes names like Lucie Tic, who recently won best DJ in NOW Magazine’s Readers Poll, three-time Scribble Jam winner, and Juno nominated producer, Skratch Bastid and of course the world famous Starting From Scratch.

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Valentine’s Day jams with DJ Lissa Monét

Stylus Female DJ Award winner DJ Lissa Monét has a simple motto: “Good music is good music, no matter what your genre preference is.” She’s spun everywhere from New York to Africa and now we’re lucky enough to have “the go-to girl” for all things new, innovative and exclusive here at Harbourfront Centre for a V-Day Dance party on The Natrel® Rink. To …

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DJ Skate Nights Get Serious

Riding on the success of a full-length album (Dim Sum), critically acclaimed singles and a Juno Award, DJ Serious has proven himself a force to be reckoned with in Canadian music.

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A little Soca Therapy (served with ice)

It’s almost impossible to talk about soca music in Toronto without mentioning the name Dr. Jay de Soca Prince! How could we nothave the soca music ambassador back for another DJ Skate Night?

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