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embryus in general

beaker

TRIBE Member
tonight was actually pretty dead compared to the other two times i've been there. but i have to reiterate on what a great place this is:

1. kickass djs
2. variety of music on three floors (house/techno, breaks, jungle/dnb)
3. cheap cover ($5 before midnight)
4. variety of crowd (not too clubby, not too ravey, not too sketchy, a bit of everything)
5. very comfortable setting (fireplace lounge upstairs, good comfortable furniture on all floors)

it's everything you could ever want, all at the same time.

be sure to get there before the couches have all been ripped apart and puked on. oh no, wait, that's limelight.
 

jungalicious

TRIBE Member
I'd have to agree with beaker....friends and I got there about 11:30pm and it was kinda dead, but I must say the breaks room was where it's at!!!! It was the most fun I've had in probably 2 years. There was a good mix of people and no one was sketched out (from what I saw). Embryus has something for everyone, minus the tranceheads but such is life....

Good job Eastern Bloc for having a wicked saturday night if you don't want to go to a party.....drunken fun for all


$5 cover, I mean come on, you can't go wrong with that....

The breaks room was ggggggreat!! So many people goin' off and having a good time made my evening...

Sleepy time now


Jungalicious
 

alchemy

TRIBE Member
This night offers the most diverse musical range in the city for a single night. Breaks floor, DnB floor, House/tech/progressive floor. Pretty damn cheap as well.

For the rest of the night refer to the Tiga@Life thread.


Peace & love. D
 

Shann

TRIBE Member
I was there last night... It was pretty dead but I must say that it's a REALLY nice club... I didn't leave the fireplace area... SOOOOOOOOO COMFY!!!!!!!!

I will definitely attend again
 

JuNiOrR

TRIBE Member
I spent my 19th birthday there in style... amazing music on all floors chill'n space... great bartenders that gave me soooooooo many birthday drinks... great friends... nice people who tolerated my... "it's my 19th birthday and I've never been soooo drunk!" ranting. awww... memories that would last a lifetime(well they would have had it not been for all the alchohol). thanx to dj syke for iviting me to the loft party after... i was still too drunk to get home and it was great fun... sorry to hear about the front window of the store but i'm glad the "newfies"(not meaning to be discriminative, that's just how so many people referred to them last night)fixed the glass in 3 hours...
thanx again!

Justin!
 

JuJuHound

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by alchemy:
This night offers the most diverse musical range in the city for a single night. Breaks floor, DnB floor, House/tech/progressive floor. Pretty damn cheap as well.

For the rest of the night refer to the Tiga@Life thread.


It is a beatifull club, I have been there a couple of Sat ago, but it was dead, left like at 1:30am, went to System. Here is an idea....Book some "big names" at the venue, and let's get Embreyss happenin...

Peace & love. D
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D-Monic

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JuJuHound:
Book some "big names" at the venue, and let's get Embreyss happenin... </font>
See, this is the exact mentality that we are trying to break this city out of.

We see people in the shop every day looking at flyers. We overhear the same comments over and over.

We are under the impression that the average nightclub goer wants a quality venue with an affordable cover with quality music. Then, the rest of the people want to 'support our locals & up and comers'.

We've done just that. The people that play on Saturdays either work in the store (ie: Deko-ze, Jelo, Tim Patrick, Paul Walker, D-Monic, Mystical, Sniper, Slip, Unknown Souljah, Locuss), or regularly shop at the store and are hand picked by us to play.

A world class city like Toronto doesn't need big name, out of town DJ's to throw a rocking party. This Saturday was good, even if the crowd was a little thin. Pumping music all night long on all floors... and, as usual, the breaks floor rocked right to the end.
 

imposter

TRIBE Member
I have to say it again... this was an incredibly fun night, I think it was even more fun than the first time I went two weeks ago.

A great mix of people, excellent music on all floors. Breaks room was kickin' right to the end!

I am torn when I talk about this night - part of me wants to tell everyone I know, and part of me wants to keep it a secret!

One small detail - my friends and I were discussing this - please, please, please don't book any headliners. I love that the crowd who goes to this is there because it is a good time no matter who is spinning. Besides, I don't think the music could get that much better!

Finally a great Saturday night out that doesn't cost a fortune (although I more than made up for the low cover charge by drinking far too much again)

Mer
 

mcbee

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D-Monic:
[B... and, as usual, the breaks floor rocked right to the end.[/B]</font>
well not right to the end cuz i left early


i agree with keepoing the talent local djs only. we are SO lucky in toronto with the amount of talent that surrounds us. we sometimes tend to forget this. we really are lucky and a nite like saturday nite at embryus helps us to remember how good we really have it!!

thanks eastern bloc.

sarah
 

headwinds

TRIBE Promoter
I totally agree with the top three posts! I tend to hit up the big clubs on friday nite..but the last three saturdays have been reserved for Embyrus because of the local vibe and pub-style atmosphere. Having headliners would only increase admission and our tdot guys are wikkid, nationally recognized professionals...hey what a sec...aren't there any female DJs out there??? Hmmm...I'm sure Eastern Bloc isnt sexist...but where are they? Don't Denise Benson or Terra shop there - I'm not sure if they are local - are they? There's a project ya Dr. Breakenstein...aka D-monic...build a girl breaks dj...I'm sure they are lots of spare parts lying around...maybe mcbee will let you use her brain.

Anyway, wonderful nite...so cheap! Breaks & Pints (pints! not cans!!! pints!) go so well together.

headwinds.
 

lexusboy

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D-Monic:
See, this is the exact mentality that we are trying to break this city out of.
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atleast someone is trying to break the city out of it.
how many times have i been to a party/turbo where mystical or one of the other vs/local boys have made the headliner look silly.

too much talent.
 

D-Monic

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by headwinds:
hey what a sec...aren't there any female DJs out there??? Hmmm...I'm sure Eastern Bloc isnt sexist...but where are they? Don't Denise Benson or Terra shop there</font>
Actually... no, they don't. However, you will be seeing some female DJ's touching down really, really soon inside the club. We've got a couple for the House/techno floor, and we've got a couple for the Jungle floor.

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by headwinds:
There's a project ya Dr. Breakenstein...aka D-monic...build a girl breaks dj...I'm sure they are lots of spare parts lying around...maybe mcbee will let you use her brain.</font>
As for the breaks floor... there's no one, really. There was one girl who bought a ton of records and looked promising, but she gave up and sold her records. There was another, but she's been promiseing to get me a tape for over a year now. I've got a couple other projects on the go... I'm working on it.
 

mcbee

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by headwinds:
I'm sure they are lots of spare parts lying around...maybe mcbee will let you use her brain.

</font>


thats funny cuz this weekend echo and i were talking and saying that she wants to learn how to spin breaks and i could mc over the breaks. get it? mc Bee. ya, dumb i know but we were drunk and it was funny.

girl djs are cool tho. however, i think i would stink.

sarah
 

Mark McC

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D-Monic:
This Saturday was good, even if the crowd was a little thin. Pumping music all night long on all floors... and, as usual, the breaks floor rocked right to the end.</font>
hats off to the Eastern Bloc crew for hosting a very sensible and civilized party concept.
this is going to sound retarded, but when I went last weekend i was really looking forward to the breaks room and, um, i couldn't find it. admittedly i was a bit intoxicated but i still feel pretty stupid for not being able to find a whole bloody floor in a club i'd been to before. how'd i miss it? can someone post a blueprint of embryus' floorplan for Yours Truly Brainless?
 

Mark McC

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by lexusboy:
how many times have i been to a party/turbo where mystical or one of the other vs/local boys have made the headliner look silly.</font>
and how many times have i been to a party where the fact that DJ Rich Bastard is headlining means that the dancefloor is undanceably rammed with tourists and sit-down kids?
big up the room-to-groove massive!
 

AVE

TRIBE Member
i agree totally........local DJ's, wicked venue, and a knowledgeable crowd that is out for the TUNES not the name of the DJ......went on opening night, and haven't made it back there since, but I will....for sure
 

AVE

TRIBE Member
Oh, and to find the breaks room, go back all the way to the front door of the club, and turn right, down some stairs.....you cannot miss it

EZ
 

headwinds

TRIBE Promoter
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mark McC:
how'd i miss it? can someone post a blueprint of embryus' floorplan for Yours Truly Brainless?

</font>
Thats cuz its in Dr. Breakenstein's secret lab...you must actually walk past his two guardian henchmen...slide down the spiral staircase and knock...not once...not twice...but thrice on the oak door and then let yourself in...you should hear his electric breaks by then.
 

Mark McC

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by headwinds:
Thats cuz its in Dr. Breakenstein's secret lab...you must actually walk past his two guardian henchmen...slide down the spiral staircase and knock...not once...not twice...but thrice on the oak door and then let yourself in...you should hear his electric breaks by then.</font>
*LOL*
okay okay
thanks everybody, i look forward to the next Bloc shockin breakfest!
 

JuJuHound

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D-Monic:
See, this is the exact mentality that we are trying to break this city out of.

We see people in the shop every day looking at flyers. We overhear the same comments over and over.

We are under the impression that the average nightclub goer wants a quality venue with an affordable cover with quality music. Then, the rest of the people want to 'support our locals & up and comers'.

We've done just that. The people that play on Saturdays either work in the store (ie: Deko-ze, Jelo, Tim Patrick, Paul Walker, D-Monic, Mystical, Sniper, Slip, Unknown Souljah, Locuss), or regularly shop at the store and are hand picked by us to play.

A world class city like Toronto doesn't need big name, out of town DJ's to throw a rocking party. This Saturday was good, even if the crowd was a little thin. Pumping music all night long on all floors... and, as usual, the breaks floor rocked right to the end.
</font>

Oh please don't get me wrong I am all for local talent and have been supporting it for years.....when I said "big names" I don't mean Oken fold my laundry (lol someone's quote I read) or Sasha or $$$$ Dj's..I meant like names Dj Trippy, Quest, Garth, etc..names that people will recognize and respect new music and the DJ that bring them to the city and u don't have to book every Sat "headliner"...and still have the local talent there, it was just a suggestion.....
Please keep it up, E-block is all good
 

braykbeit

TRIBE Member
Between the store itself, the association with Fully Loaded Distribution AND the booking policy at Embyus, E-Bloc is poised to single-handedly rescue our city from the diminishing quality of local dance music outfits, outlets and promoters.

Good work boys (and maybe someday girls)!

genetically modified beit
 

JuJuHound

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D-Monic:
See, this is the exact mentality that we are trying to break this city out of.

We see people in the shop every day looking at flyers. We overhear the same comments over and over.

We are under the impression that the average nightclub goer wants a quality venue with an affordable cover with quality music. Then, the rest of the people want to 'support our locals & up and comers'.

We've done just that. The people that play on Saturdays either work in the store (ie: Deko-ze, Jelo, Tim Patrick, Paul Walker, D-Monic, Mystical, Sniper, Slip, Unknown Souljah, Locuss), or regularly shop at the store and are hand picked by us to play.

A world class city like Toronto doesn't need big name, out of town DJ's to throw a rocking party. This Saturday was good, even if the crowd was a little thin. Pumping music all night long on all floors... and, as usual, the breaks floor rocked right to the end.
</font>
 

JuJuHound

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D-Monic:
Huh? Not to my knowledge.</font>
posted May 07, 2001 02:28 PM
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It's official....after much runaround and thanks to the accomodation of Andy and the Eastern Bloc crew - we've finally landed a space for the launch of a series of events hosted by Format Recordings and Polaris Records of Round Table Distribution...
As we lead into the summer season, we offer a premature heat wave and invite you to join us upstairs @ THE BLOC PARTY and celebrate the much anticipated North American Premier from Malta of

- Sonic Mecca aka Owen Jay & Brian James (SØK records, germany)
with
- Jeff Cochran on 3 decks (format recordings, blue)
- DJ glitch & villa_straylight (polaris records)

//EMBRYUS NITELIFE (257 Adelaide St W across from limelight)Toronto
//$5 b4 12am $10 after | 10pm onwards
 
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