You know that surreal feeling after finishing an event and you think to yourself “did that just really happen?!”
I walked out of Toika floating on cloud 9 and barely made it back to earth in one piece. Indecent Noise made his return to Toronto on February 15th and yet again completely put everyone on their knees. I seriously cannot believe how good a night I experienced.
Ozmozis Resident DJ Shelley started off the night with some dark and groovy tech, setting the tempo perfectly for the destruction waiting to happen. Arriving roughly around 11:30 p.m. to the recently renovated Toika Lounge, the dance floor was already crowded with dancers and I could feel the excitement in the air. The renovations put the bar behind the crowd, which opened up the dance floor nicely. A huge LED projection is now placed behind the DJ booth, and displays varies mesmerizing backgrounds. There were bottles popping and people raging all over the place and when you’re greeted by several people as soon as you walk in the doors; how can Toika not feel like home?
The moment of the hour hit and Indecent Noise stepped in, picking up where Shelley left off. He kept the tempo steady and slowly but surely, as each hour passed, the BPM increased. Before we could even catch our breath we were already way down deep into that rabbit hole and we barely made the half way mark yet. My feet wouldn’t stop moving, everything Indecent Noise played kept me going and going, no end in site. The room eventually became scorching from all of the body heat but it was too damn good to sit down for even a split second. Honestly, if you weren’t there, you missed out on one of the best sets he’s played in our city.
Soon enough in the wee hours of the morning, the night had succumbed to dark and dirty psy-trance. The moment I was seriously waiting for. There wasn’t one person in the room who wasn’t grooving now, glovers were spread around the room giving light shows and crazy shufflers were going nuts. The energy in the room was endless; Indecent Noise was feeding off everyone’s energy and we were feeding off of his. He was constantly jumping up and down in the DJ booth through the night and he shook hands with anyone who reached over. I don’t know where his energy came from, but I loved it. One of my favourite moments of the night was when he played Aly & Fila’s track Without You. The whole crowd had their hands up and were screaming the lyrics out, it was such a beautiful moment. And, just when I thought the night couldn’t get any better, he dropped two of my favourite tracks of his: Disorder and Super Charge (Acid Remix). I completely lost it.
I patiently wait for his next triumphant return to the city. Rage on my friends.
Jenny Liang – EDM TOR