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Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre spins into summer with the return of DJ Deep Fried Fridays – June 27–August 29

TORONTO, ON (June 5, 2014) – Harbourfront Centre will cater to Toronto’s ear buds and taste buds this summer with the return of DJ Deep Fried Fridays on June 27. Kicking off at 7 p.m., you’re invited to the Redpath Stage to experience the perfect pairing of Toronto’s hottest DJs with some of the most decadent deep fried dishes in town every Friday until August 29.

This year, DJ Deep Fried Fridays will feature a variety of DJs from around the world, as well as some of Toronto’s very own turntable legends. With Harbourfront Centre hosting a variety of culturally specific festivals throughout its Summer of Wonder, both tunes and dishes at each DJ Deep Fried Friday event will reflect the curatorial theme of the weekend.

“Toronto has gained a reputation as being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world,” says Sergio Elmir, Harbourfront Centre artistic associate. “DJ Deep Fried Fridays is one of the most exciting ways Harbourfront Centre explores this reputation, and it truly brings the world to Toronto’s waterfront.”

Opening night will focus on the pairing of globetrotting DJ/Producer Uproot Andy – who returns to his hometown of Toronto with a suitcase of dance floor gems – with La Mexicana Restaurant’s delicious chimichangas. The good vibes will continue throughout the summer as the likes of DJ Paul E Lopes and DJ Jason Palma, DJ General Eclectic and DJ Breakdown, among many others, visit Harbourfront Centre Stages.

DJ Deep Fried Fridays are free and open to everyone, from foodies to music lovers, and anyone in-between.

For additional information the public may visit or call 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe.


Chrissi Forte
Office: 416-973-4342 | Cell: 416-523-0018


Deep Fried Global Bass
DJ Uproot Andy with Chimichanga from La Mexicana Restaurant
Friday, June 27, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Globe trotting DJ/Producer Uproot Andy returns to his hometown of Toronto with a suitcase of dance floor gems to kick off the DJ Deep Fried Fridays series.

Deep Fried Tabla
DJ kLoX: A Chana & Bach Project with Kachori from White Gold Sweets
Friday, July 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Gurpreet Chana and Mason Bach are kLoX, a new group that bridges the gap between organic and electronic South Asian sounds through violin, tabla and laptops.

Deep Fried China
DJ Rhythm & Hues with Spring Rolls from Taste of Asia
Friday, July 11, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Musical vagabond and inveterate crate-digger Park Mah (Rhythm & Hues) has been sharing his offbeat selections for over 10 years, first as a radio show host and producer, and later as a DJ. For China Now, the Montreal-based Mah digs deep into his collection for his take on the now sound of China.

Deep Fried Africa
DJ Nice T with Fried Fish from Caribbean Catering Services
Friday, July 18, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
DJ Nice T brings the best of Ndombolo, Rhumba and other Pan-African dance floor sounds to the RedPath stage as part of DJ Deep Fried Fridays.

Deep Fried Chords
DJ General Eclectic with Mushroom Croquettes from The Sausy Pierogi
Friday, July 25, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Local DJ extraordinaire General Eclectic pieces together a set of deep and dusty grooves inspired by the Classical festival’s theme of Voice and String.

Deep Fried Chutney
DJ Breakdown with Festivals from Nate’s Plate
Friday, August 1, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
DJ Breakdown brings the hottest Chutney sounds this side of the Caribbean to the RedPath stage.

Deep Fried Bloco
DJ Simba with Coxinha from Boteco Brasil
Friday, August 8, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Redpath Stage
The most famous Brazillian DJ in Toronto, DJ Simba brings the heat and flavour of Brazil to this edition of the DJ Deep Fried Fridays series.

Deep Fried Canadian Breaks
DJs Paul E. Lopes & Jason Palma with Cheese Empanadas from Mi Lindo Ecuador
Friday, August 15, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Toronto legends Paul E Lopes and Jason Palma team up to bring you an all-Canadian breaks history lesson that starts with funk, soul and R&B and goes right up to the current golden era of homegrown hip-hop.

Deep Fried Gypsy Cumbia
DJ Simja with Schnitzel Plate from The Saucy Pierogi
Friday, August 29, 2014 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Redpath Stage
DJ Simja travels all the way from Argentina and closes off the DJ Deep Fried Fridays series with his high energy Gypsy Cumbia dance party.
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