Last night saw another installment of one of our favourite little Torontonian secrets: the DJ Summit.

Like a DMC battle sans competition, the DJ Summit features some of Toronto’s best taking turns spinning 15-minute sets, one after the next.

Last night’s event featured heavy hitters Mensa, Makem, Diggy the DJ, and Sanga Genesis, amongst others, but the highlight was the legendary Skratch Bastid performing his global sensation David Bowie Tribute Mix live. You’ve seen the video (you and 11 million others at this point), but there’s something about live performances in an intimate venue. 

Next installment will be late April/early May, once again at Track & Field bar. Cheap drinks, promo-ed Jack Daniels, no cover, and 20-plus DJs spinning means we’ll see you there.

Keep an eye on the event co-ordinator’s Instagram DJ George Thoms for details.

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RIP David Bowie.Late night in the studio… took a break from working on a new mix to check my feeds… only to find it flooded with news that the legendary David Bowie has passed. Lots can be said & written to eulogize prolific artists like him, but I think the most appropriate way for a DJ to celebrate my favourite artists is by sharing their music. So how about a little routine? 1983's "Let's Dance" was produced by David himself & Nile Rodgers (from Chic, recently featured on Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'), and was Bowie's biggest song to date, 20 years into his career. The guy never stopped creating — he stayed recording and collaborating with artists like Arcade Fire & LCD Soundsystem over the last decade, and even put out an album two days ago, before his untimely passing. If that's not motivation as an artist, I don't know what is. So this one's for you, David — a tribute, just having some fun with a dancefloor smash that has always been a favourite to double copies of while keeping people moving. Don't mind the smilin', I can't help it. Rest easy…#GoProMusic

Posted by Skratch Bastid on Monday, January 11, 2016

Photos by Troy Tobey