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The top 5 dance parties in Toronto April 2014

Posted by Benjamin Boles / March 29, 2014

dance parties toronto april 2014The rain has washed the snow away and sunny days are coming soon, but festival season is still a long way away, so you'll be stuck dancing indoors at the clubs and warehouses for a little while longer. March's Foundry festival continues into the first weekend of April with highly anticipated appearances by Shed and Skudge on April 4 and by Carl Craig on April 5, but here's some other ideas for springtime partying this month.

DJ Spinna / April 5 / Revival / 10 pm / $15
Brooklyn's DJ Spinna has a long history rocking Toronto crowds with his wildly eclectic sets, which can span everything from underground hip-hop to vintage funk to deep house. Expect his approach to be even more freewheeling and unpredictable for this party, as the theme for the night is "Anything Goes."

Promise Garden Party / April 11 / The Lithuanian House / 10 pm / $40
It's not quite warm enough for real outdoor parties yet, but the annual Promise Garden Party helps you pretend that it is, as they turn a banquet hall into a whimsical indoor garden. DJs on hand for the night are Montreal's Seychelle, Ottawa's Brink, and locals Richard Brooks and Ben Cormier. Pastel suits and wispy dresses encouraged.

Mickey Finn / April 20 / Opera House / 9 pm / $40
Dance music has made a huge comeback in recent years thanks to the mainstream EDM boom, but that doesn't mean that the old school rave scene has disappeared. If anything drum'n'bass seems on the verge of a comeback. See for yourself when UK jungle pioneer Mickey Finn headlines this all-ages Easter Long Weekend party

Magda and James Holden / April 24 / Hoxton / 10 pm / $15
The Toronto stop of the Apex Tour brings Detroit techno star Magda and influential UK DJ/producer James Holden to the Hoxton for a night of sleek tech house and melodic bangers. Either DJ could headline this room on their own, so getting both on one night is a special treat.

Duke Dumont and Jimmy Edgar / April 26 / Coda / 10 pm / $25
Duke Dumont's Need U (100%) was easily one of the biggest pop-house crossover hits of 2013, which helped propel him to big room headliner status in the UK. If you're planning on checking him out though, make sure you get there early enough to catch Detroit rising star Jimmy Edgar opening up.

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Sonny / March 29, 2014 at 02:44 pm
You forgot about two proper rave legends - Sasha and Laurent Garnier!!!
Born Ready / March 30, 2014 at 02:47 pm
Queen West's massive queer party BORN READY is April 4th at Tattoo (567 Queen St West)

Regina the Gentlelady of LIGHT FIRES is the special guest DJ!

Mike / March 30, 2014 at 04:32 pm
Shouts to blogTO for listing #BLUNTHUNT2014 as one of the top 5 dance parties for #Toronto in April!

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KING BOBB / March 31, 2014 at 12:17 am
LAZER POP feat. elistening was the most fantastic dancegasm of my life
Jazz / March 31, 2014 at 12:34 pm
um how could you forget French legend LAURENT GARNIER's return to Toronto in almost a decade - April 11th!!
DetroitCat / March 31, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Magda does not play Detroit techno.
SlamminSalmon / March 31, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Magda is probably one of the most boring djs ive ever seen. And ive seen her thrice. Boring, average track selection, and the most dull, non interactive personality behind the decks. I can not believe she got the pick over laurent garnier.
Karen Millyard / April 12, 2014 at 10:55 am
Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Dance party! Dance like it's 1564! No partner or experience needed; just wear old running shoes and comfortable, layered clothes. $10 / $7 for students. All welcome!
JuLion / May 15, 2014 at 03:44 pm
The Lion's Den on DenDay (each and every Monday) @ The Cage 292... "Reggae Jam Session" for the players of instruments and DJs all night...
Monika / October 1, 2014 at 09:54 am
Greatest All-ages Party of the year in Woodbridge! (14-21 years)

Party with a 1000+ people, with Top 40 and latest Dance Music plus an awesome light show from DJ Emporium. With each ticket purchased before Oct 12 you receive 1 entry for a chance to WIN the NEW APPLE iPhone 6...

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