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New market for electronic music fans coming to Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 5, 2014

Beat BazaarPerk up, dance fans and audiophiles: summer in Toronto will now be capped off by Beat Bazaar, a day-long community music market specifically for electronic lovers, though promoters say anything goes.

From vintage and used audio equipment at the gear swap to a dedicated vinyl section, anyone can show up at Geary Lane on August 30 to buy, sell, ogle, and barter for synths, stereos, DJ gear, and records, records, records while eating, drinking, and dancing to eight live DJs including a headline set by Basic Soul Unit. It's like the old world spirit getting a techno facelift.

Table rentals for the bazaar are $25-40, but if you're just bringing a few items you can sneak in as a regular attendee for the flat $5 entry fee (a crate of vinyl counts as two items). Whether you're stopping by to dance, unload your treasures, or hoard, each entrant is encouraged to donate a buck to Musicbox Childrens Charity. OmNomNom Catering and homemade foods and baked goods will be on sale, and the event will be licensed. Goodie bags and a raffle will further sweeten the deal.

The Deep North and Mislead Madness's Beat Bazaar will join SummerDaze, Cherry Beach, and Electric Island in offering Toronto's dance music fans unique experiences in Toronto's warmer months (with OTHERLAND continuing into the fall). Thankfully this one's indoors, so rain or shine, your Moog scores will stay dry. Keep your eyes on the Facebook event for more DJ announcements.

Photo via thevinylfactory

Note: a previous version of this post said the event was at Spazio Del L'arte, but it has been relocated to Geary Lane.



EDMSucks / August 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Can you buy E and party drugs apparently what with all the OD's at every crappy festival, that seems to be the only way to enjoy this "music"
KevinN replying to a comment from EDMSucks / August 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Unfortunately because of kids who can't seem to 'party' properly our scene will always have a black eye on it.

The quality of dance music is probably relative to the type of people partying and messing things up. They have no idea of quality/substance in music and have no idea what "underground" or "the underground" means.

dubs / August 5, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Come see me play my laptop! LIVE!
poo poo / August 5, 2014 at 01:33 pm
I too shall whine about others in another failed attempt to gain attention and perhaps redeem the poor long-term choices I've made for myself.
mike in parkdale / August 5, 2014 at 02:45 pm
sorry, but keeping the location of a garage sale secret doesn't make the event more appealing. Quite the opposite in fact.
Aubrey replying to a comment from mike in parkdale / August 5, 2014 at 02:55 pm
You know it's at Spazio Del L'arte, right? / August 5, 2014 at 03:49 pm
From the title I thought it was going to be an electronic, as in mp3, music market.
JerryRiggs / DickDiamonds / August 5, 2014 at 04:38 pm
Wow you people need to find better things to do than attack an honest attempt at bringing something new to the city.

We are glad you all won't be attending. As for those who are attending, it's going to be a blast!

Looking forward to seeing what comes of this!
Toronto / August 5, 2014 at 05:25 pm
I don't see what good comes of hating on an event trying to promote

1. Bringing people in the city together (AWAY from their laptops).

2. The promotion of TORONTO ARTISTS.

Majority of these comments seem to be cynical and of no value. It's fine. Live in your bubble. The world will evolve around you.
Toronto replying to a comment from EDMSucks / August 5, 2014 at 05:26 pm
LOL EDM.... wrong thread buddy boy
Mammolitti / August 5, 2014 at 06:47 pm
I, Giorgio, will stop you!
tommy / August 5, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Why do people argue so much about EDM?
EDMSUCKS the big one replying to a comment from EDMSucks / August 5, 2014 at 08:13 pm
EDMSUCKS the big one replying to a comment from EDMSucks / August 5, 2014 at 08:14 pm
Beats supreme / August 5, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Anyone else noticing a distinct lack of date mentioned? When is this hootennany?
applejacks / August 5, 2014 at 10:47 pm
its not edm ....its DEEP NORTH .... You must not live DT
JerryRiggs / DickDiamonds / August 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm
AUGUST 30th!

Event Page:

All your questions are answered there. And if not, you can feel free to email the organizers. They will be responding to the flood of emails tomorrow morning.

Thanks for the love
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