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Choppa Chop
Big Toe's HiFi is a reggae/dancehall sound system, record label and crew. Big Toe's was created and is headed up by John Farrugia (Choppa Chop) alongside Ben Rhodes (B Dawg) and Arron Juarez (Pappa Lucca), as well as Dangerman on the microphone. Big Toe's operates sound systems in the the United Kingdom, New Mexico and Canada. We pride ourselves in building and learning through the process of creating. We apply this approach to both our physical sound system as well as the music we make and release on limited edition pressings of 7" vinyl. Big Toe's collects and plays vinyl records. In the past we have worked with artists such as Robert Lee, Daddy Freddy, Max Romeo, Earl 16, El Fata, Don Angelo and Frankie Paul.
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Paul E. Lopes
Paul E. Lopes began DJing in 1983 at block parties in his Toronto neighbourhood. While attending Harris Institute of the Arts Lopes hosted and produced his ground breaking college radio show Vibes N’ Stuff on CIUT 89.5FM. Music naturally followed him throughout his career; journalist for Street Sound magazine, programming for Air Canada’s In-flight entertainment, releasing Whatnaut:House his DJ mix album for Virgin/EMI Canada as well as vinyl on his own Whatnaut Records. Lopes has performed for many events, tours and artists including TIFF, Pride, Do-Over, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Hugo Boss, Harbourfront Centre, Amy Winehouse, The Roots, Erykah Badu, and De La Soul. He is also the co-promoter of the legendary Bump N’ Hustle party, which recently celebrated 18 years of playing.
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Dutty Skate


Everyone: FREE
Saturday, January 3
Natrel Rink
235 Queens Quay West

Dutty is a monthly party dedicated to dancehall music that regularly fills the Piston bar. Dutty DJs Choppa Chop and Paul E Lopes join forces to represent both classic and modern dancehall sounds and this dynamic duo will bring their heavy vibes to the Natrel Rink for a night of Dutty skating.

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