4 years later, Toronto’s Coda nightclub can easily be considered one of the top pedestals for underground electronic music in Canada. In the shadow of the now departing Honest Ed’s, this 2nd-story nightclub has continually contributed to Toronto’s techno and house music community with nearly half a decade of weekly dance parties. One of the most sought-after sound systems in the city, praise from international DJs, and a thankfully affordable food menu instantly helped this successor to Footwork carve out a heavenly reputation in The Annex.
This weekend, Coda invites shufflers, shape-cutters, and head-bobbers to its dimly-lit dancefloor to celebrate this mighty milestone alongside Berlin’s techno duo Format:B on Friday and Chicago House veteran Honey Dijon on Saturday.
CODA Partner Joel Smye says: “Four years in our new home has flown by in an unbelievable way. Since our move from Footwork there’s been a great evolution in the Toronto scene and we’re thrilled to be a part of it. So much heart and soul, so many vibes and tribes, all coming through every weekend keeps us motivated to constantly be improving our home, continuously trying to tweak every detail.
Format:B has been our of our favourite acts for years so it was a perfect pairing to get the energy started for our anniversary weekend. They’re flawless live! And what more can be said about the legend herself Honey Dijon! She graced the cover of Mixmag recently, made pretty much every credible list as one to watch (though Toronto has know this for 20 years already!) and plays regularly at Berghain/Panorama in Berlin- the Holy Grail of nightlife culture around the world. When she gets a hold on a room, no one leaves the dancefloor. I can say without hesitation her game is as good as anyone doing it now or ever. We’re blessed to have her back pulling an all night long (7hr) performance for round 2 of our anniversary celebrations!!
Thanks everyone for the love and support…Looking forward to making many more outrageous memories in the years to come! xx”
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