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Sydney Blu mixed and matched on Valentine’s Day

Submitted by on February 21, 2014 – 7:53 pmNo Comment

Sydney BluThis year’s Valentine’s Day offered Torontonians with a different love affair for their due satisfaction.

This heart day celebration gave way to a special kind of treat that comes outside of the box. Not only was the night spent among friends, they were also dosed with the harmonious house beats of Canadian DJ diva Sydney Blu and The Scumfrog.

The show was a great example of the dichotomy between Canadian and European turntable styles, and the fans at Toronto’s Coda nightclub couldn’t get enough of the good vibes._MG_2904 _MG_2836Stephan Philion and Joel Smye are seasoned nightlife entrepreneurs who owned the 35th best nightclub in the world called Footwork. Now they’ve moved into new digs called Coda.

Upon arriving at Coda the security and guest list host were very cheerful, and accommodating, as you enter Coda you immediately get this warm, inviting feeling, some venues when you first walk in feel cavernous until it has bodies in it, this one not so much.Sydney BlueAs I perused the venue I was stricken by awe at how amazing this venue is. There is seating, but not n excess to the point of being cumbersome. The dance floor is graciously spacious and there are bars at both the front and back of the club for your libation needs. The DJ booth gives you a sense of intimacy and connection that a lot of venues lack. Also there is a very nice lighting rig installed.

Philion and Smye’s experience shines through in their thorough and meticulous layout and design, not a pertinent detail overlooked.Simon JainAs local opener Simon Jain was setting the stage for the night to come, the music emanating from the Coda’s sonically superior sound systems, delivering one of the best, if not the best of what Toronto’s larger venues have to offer.

The vibe of the night was everchanging, the crowd’s mood fluctuated up and down, and as the DJs switched, so did the styles. But they were interwoven so beautifully that no one would’ve dared to lament. Jain tagged in Scumfrog and he hopped on the ones and twos, delivering sensational heart pounding house beats that had the crowd fully engorged as they flailed their bodies to the beat.Sumfrog ScumfrogIt was time for true blue Sydney Blu to take over on the decks and the anticipation was boiling over in the audience. Scumfrog got on the mic asking if everyone was ready for her as the crowd erupted. She wasted no time in getting the crowd back to dancing like tonight was their last.

Clocking in at just over two hours, Sydney’s set was solid start to finish while fans and friends showered her with love and respect which the hometown house hero gladly returned. As the night drew to a dull roar, Sydney gave gratitude everyone for their love and support.Sydney SydneySydney Blu is known for her large venue vigor, but on this Valentine’s Day night she decided to keep it intimate. Sydney is a shining example of genre versatility. She’s able to use various styles intertwined in a way that she doesn’t lose sense of who she is. It takes a passionate and talented DJ to embrace genre diversity and be proficient at that.Sydney BluStory by Tee Onek  photos by ftfphotography 

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