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DJ Taye

  • Round Venue 152A Augusta Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 2L5 Canada (map)

The Walmer Convenience crew is proud to bring you:

DJ Taye [Chicago] (Teklife RecordsHyperdub Records)

With outstanding local support from 


Chippy Nonstop b2b Vaughan

(Eytan Tobin/Fil Jackson/Walmer)

powered by Funktion-One (Official)


"Taye, real name Dante Sanders, was born on Chicago’s South Side before first moving to the southern suburb of Calumet City, and then to the suburb of Harvey, just a short drive west. He started making beats when he was 11, and picked up rapping around the same time. He came across footworking in elementary school, but didn’t learn the dance himself until around 2007. When he was 16, Taye went to Chicago’s famed footwork function Battle Groundz for an open tryout for Teklife, the production collective founded in 2011 by the late DJ Rashad as an international extension of DJ Spinn’s Ghettoteknitianz crew. Impressed with the young producer, Rashad and Spinn took Taye under their wings.

Still Trippin’ is Taye’s most accomplished work to date. The album spans many genres, drawing in listeners who don’t necessarily have an ear for footwork production, through its palette of current rap, R&B, and electronic music (specifically New Jersey and Baltimore club), while also raising the stakes of songwriting within the footworking genre. Before the release of his album, we caught up with DJ Taye—who was dressed head-to-toe in a black Teklife sweatsuit—to learn about his entrance into Teklife, how deeply Rashad impacted Taye’s music, and why it was important for him to bridge rapping, producing, and footworking..." - The Fader

Earlier Event: November 3
C’mon Sis
Later Event: November 3
SWEAT 2 - The Opulence After Party