Fete! Bashment! Turn Up! Come party with us at Riddim Nights with a special appearance and performance by Freetown Collective. Followed by the duo Sound Curator and DJ Mendosa, giving us light afrobeats, Dancehall and Amapiano. Closing out the night is international sensation DJ Lambo, bringing her unique fusion of house music, techno, reggae fusion, afro pop and hip hop!
About DJ Mendosa
Introducing DJ Mendosa, the dynamic musical force behind the turntables. Born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the 22-year-old DJ has been making waves in the city’s afrobeats scene, known for delivering unforgettable performances that ignite dance floors.
With an infectious blend of African, Caribbean, hip-hop and electronic music, Mendosa crafts creative sets that push the boundaries of genres to create euphoric melodies. With each performance, Mendosa takes the crowd on a musical journey through time and cultural sounds.
As a young and upcoming DJ, Mendosa is eager to learn about old and new music, techniques and cultures to create a sound that is uniquely his. He has been showcasing his talents at his weekly club residency inside Come See Me (656 College St, Toronto), where he lights up the dancefloor every Saturday.
About Sound Curator
Curating music since 2015, Siné, aka Sound Curator, has played in a plethora of Toronto’s hottest venues. Still, his talents have also led him outside the Toronto borders, including Montreal, Dakar, Conakry and Geneva. As the official DJ of Excuse My French 416 parties, he is well known in the Francophone African diaspora for his energetic sets, mixing a wide range of music with a penchant for afrobeat sounds. He is a resident at Come See Me and has held other residencies in the GTA in establishments like Eighteen30, Scarlett and Stori Aperitivo Bar.
About DJ Lambo
Olawunmi Okerayi, known by her stage name DJ Lambo, is a self-taught multi-award-winning Nigerian disc jockey defining her sound as a fusion of afrobeats and afro-house. Influenced heavily by her father, DJ Tony Lewis began her professional career in 2008–2009 as a radio personality (OAP) on Raypower 100.5 FM, Rhythm FM 94.7 Abuja, and Love 104.5 FM She then went on to become the official DJ for Africa’s number one rapper M.I. Abaga and was signed to Loopy Music in 2013 before its merger with Chocolate City Music in 2015.
DJ Lambo was named the head and president of Choc Boi Nation (CBN), a record imprint of Chocolate City Music, in 2017. With this announcement, she became one of the major female record label executives in the music industry in Nigeria. In 2016, she launched her company, 707 Worldwide and started hosting a series of parties titled Lagos Party Animals. In addition, to drive house music culture in Nigeria, she started another series of parties, titled My House on the Beach, which has been hosted in Lagos and Abuja with support from Tiger Beer.
DJ Lambo’s career has been filled with many highlights, including being among the first few DJs invited to play at the Big Brother Naija House in 2017 and every year since then. She’s also a three-time winner of City People Entertainment awards in the DJ of the Year (Female) category for three consecutive years from 2015. She was listed as one of the Top Five Nigerian DJs to watch out for in 2015 by Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET). She tops this all by announcing her debut album, A Tale Of Two Cities, a project influenced by her experiences in Lagos and Johanessburg. DJ Lambo pulls both worlds sonically into one, featuring Ice Prince, Zanda Zakuza, Reminisce, Ckay, Lady Donli, Iyanya, Buju, Nizreen Toya Delazy and Nosa.
DJ Lambo was ranked number 18 on the Smirnoff Top Women Electronic Artists Playlist with her single “Motion” (ft Seyi Shay, Cynthia Morgan and Eva Alordiah Girl Power) when Smirnoff launched the Equalizing Music Initiative on behalf of the International Women’s Day to celebrate female DJs around the world in 2017.
About Freetown Collective
Freetown Collective is known for producing a sound that is riveting, relevant and authentic. As part of a wave of new calypso artists emerging from the Caribbean, the six-piece dynamic musical ensemble distinguishes itself through a unique blend of Caribbean rhythms and urban pop music.
The band has steadily grown its global reach within the last few years. After a brief international tour in 2015 that saw them grace stages in Rotterdam, Edinburgh, London and Toronto, their track Good Swimma was remixed and renamed Believer by Major Lazer and Showtek and released in 2016. The following year, Believer received Gold Certification in France and exceeded 40 million views on YouTube. Another collaboration with Showtek saw the release of Amen.
Freetown Collective released its debut album entitled Born in Darkness in 2018 amidst overwhelmingly critical acclaim. The band’s single with renowned DJ Private Ryan entitled Feel the Love occupied the #2 spot on Apple Music’s Top 100 songs (in Trinidad and Tobago) list for six weeks in February and March 2020. In 2022, the band released World on Fire with Soca superstars DJ Private Ryan and Patrice Roberts.
Dates & Times
10:30pm – 2:30am
Bar service ends at 2am.
A large room that can transform into many different types of spaces with movable chair seating.
235 Queens Quay W