Two of the impresarios behind The BPM Festival join forces with RYZE to turn their sights upon their hometown Toronto and unveil their latest nightlife venture NEST to open this May 2015.
The grand opening weekend will feature a special 3-night gala celebration with South African house music ambassador Black Coffee on Friday, May 15; Norwegian breakout artist Fehrplay on Saturday, May 16; and NYC dance music legend Danny Tenaglia on Sunday, May 17.
Veteran nightlife operator and BPM director Vito Tomasicchio behind Digital Dreams Festival, Kiwe, Maison, Century Room, Li’ly, The Crest and Nodo, BPM co-founder, director and Blue Parrot Beach Club (Playa Del Carmen) co-owner Phillip Anthony Pulitano, and local award-winning Toronto nightclub veteran and current RYZE owner Rob Oliverio are spearheading the club, along with BPM’s director of marketing and No.19 Music label co-owner Nitin Kalyan, who will be managing bookings and marketing. RYZE’s previous promotion teams, White Label Promo and Balance, will also be a part of the in-house team.
The newly renovated, 13,000 square foot club situated in Little Italy will feature a DYNACORD soundsystem with a main room capacity of 560 and secondary room capacity of 300. The club’s sound will be handled by industry veteran George Stavro of Sonic Lab Audio, a globally recognized, professional audio company that specializes in large scale audio production, system design, installation, and design consulting.
Friday nights will be dedicated to internationally renowned DJ talent and Saturdays will host local talent for house music nights. The adjoining restaurant will be serving a menu of tapas and small plates, and will be open late on weekends.
- Nest co-owner Phillip Anthony Pulitano
“I look forward to this new venture and collaborating with the team to start the next chapter of the Toronto nightlife scene,” – Nest co-owner Rob Oliverio
“We are bringing our collective experiences from past projects and expertise from operating eight editions of the BPM Festival to the NEST nightclub experience. There has been so much talent that we’ve witnessed in Mexico that we were truly inspired and excited to have a platform to showcase them on a weekly basis in our home city,” – Nest co-owner Vito Tomasicchio
Calling all DJs and producers! Alongside YourEDM + Splice, Mysteryland USA presents the “Collaborate with Bro Safari” contest. An opportunity of a lifetime for any aspiring DJ/producer, Bro Safari is asking fans to submit their best version of his work in progress. Judged by the Mysteryland team and Bro Safari himself, the grand prize winner will get a chance to work alongside Bro Safari in finishing the collaboration. The winner will also be flown with 5 friends to Mysteryland via helicopter arranged by BLADE to play the opening slot at the Boat Stage hosted by Bro Safari’s Animal House featuring Mysteryland USA artists iLoveMakonnen, TJR, Doctor P, ETC! ETC!, CRNKN, and Gents & Jawns on Sunday, May 24. To get started on your rework, download the stems from Splice, but before you do Bro Safari has a message for contestants:
“Hey there! So, this is a very rough concept. But hey, that’s the point of this. Let’s see if we can shape this thing into a song worth playing. I did some basic work to get some ideas rolling. As always, things improve with work and time, so let’s dig in. FEEL FREE TO ALTER / CHANGE / DELETE AND ADD!” – Bro Safari
To share this amazing experience with friends, the winner will also be given 5 Nomad Weekend & Holy Ground Camping passes to gift to friends plus a $300 travel stipend. In addition to the grand prize, one Community Pick from Splice will win 3 passes to Mysteryland USA. Submissions for this ultimate fan experience are now open through May 14, with the winning rework announced on May 20.
Now open through May 31st