Message from the collective:
Rude is turning TWO.
TWO years of MUSIC, ART, COMMUNITY, CULTURE & RUDENESS.
For our One Year Anniversary, we brought you Dai Burger with all of her flare, rhymes, beats and performance.
This year, we are EXTREMELY EXCITED to bring a fierce RAPPER, FILMMAKER, VISUAL ARTIST AND DESIGNER whose music has recently been a staple on Issa Rae’s hit TV show Insecure on HBO. Making moves in Baltimore, New York and LA, she gives you beats that draw from raw hip-hop, electronic, Baltimore club and more. Her performances are honest, visual, energetic and promises to serve you RUDENESS ALL NIGHT!
Rude’s Second Year Anniversary headliner is TT The Artist!!
Rude Performances by:
// TT- The Artist //
From sketchbooks to rhymes performer, filmmaker, creative director, community artist and designer, Tt The Artist prepares to paint the world with visual language. Through art and music, this artist creates a well-blended sound of hip-hop, pop, club and EDM .
At the peak of 2010, TT The Artist alongside Dj Devin Byrnes, Boston bred electro producer, opened up for dance, DJ and musical performer Dan Deacon and psych-rock, synth-pop, hip-hop duo, Phantogram. Soon after, she teamed up with the well-known dance DJ and producer, Will Eastman, and opened up for the electronic duo, Thunderheist at the trendy and hip performance venue the BLACKCAT, in Washington, DC. Following her collaboration with Eastman, she performed for a massive crowd of hype, young, dance partygoers at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, as a part of the Blisspop dance party series featuring International superstars Tittsworth and Nadastrom.
TT The Artist has performed alongside high profile hip-hop musical acts such as Oj Da Juice Man, Rich Boy, Cali Swag District, Trina, Teyana Taylor, Yo Gotti, Angel Haze and Ab-Soul. She was also the opening act for a Wale and Lyfe Jennings episode of “HIP HOP RAW AND UNCUT” that aired nationwide on the STARRZ IN BLACK network. As a multimedia artist, she caught the attention of executive producers of CW networks "Keepin It Real Tv," and was selected to be a regular host on the television show. Tt's experience in production behind the scenes also led her to co-produce a Baltimore based radio show "Off The Edge Radio." As a rising talent, both internet media and press such as VICE, V magazine, The Baltimore Sun, Fader, Complex, Fact Magazine, Pitchfork, The Baltimore Citypaper and more have highlighted Tt's work. Today, TT The Artist's music can be heard in regular rotation on local and international radio. She has rocked crowds with her fist pumping and high energy performances sharing stages nationally and globally with artists such as Big Freedia, Peaches, Crystal Waters and more. In the Spring of 2013 Rusty Lazer, New Orleans Dj and manager to hot Indie musical acts such as Nicky Da B and former manager of Big Freedia, reached out to her to spark off a major collaboration with the Grammy award winning producer Diplo. Her vocals were featured on "Dat A Freak," and released under Diplo's Mad Decent record label as a single. Following her collaboration with Diplo, pop icon Jennifer Lopez reached out to Diplo for her single "Booty" sampled from Diplo's collaboration on the Dat A Freak record earning the self-proclaimed Club Queen her first songwriter credits and a major artists album.
// myst milano. //
myst milano. is a multidisciplinary artist, focused on rapping, DJing, and producing. They excel in creating off-the-cuff-yet-familiar soundscapes and exploring topics ranging from police brutality to late night hookups while allowing room for their background in visual art and lifelong interest in styling and design to shine through. They organize parties as one-third of up and coming Toronto-based DJ collective Raven’s Vision, in addition to being a key member of RUDE Collective’s creative direction and music curation team.
Rude DJ sets:
// Blackcat //
”This funky dread” got his start working in Toronto & has been a DJ/Promoter, entertaining the LGBTQ masses for more than 25 years. He has been on TV, radio,Magazines like CBC, City TV, Fab & X-tra, Honey & in such papers as NOW, The Globe & Mail & The Toronto Star.
You want it he can play it. This Toronto Canada native is of Jamaican descent & knows his way around all kinds of Music such as Dancehall, hip hop, R&B, dance, soca & his 1st love House (ballroom) music. Along with spinning for College Night Wednesdays, Big Primpin, Birthday Sex, & Yes Yes Y`all, he also has his own regular monthly party in Toronto called “GO HARD” a Hip Hop, Dancehall, Soca, R&B underground type party. He has also started a new night called "OVAH" with Mark Chè (a night dedicated to the House & Ballroom music) which also takes place @ Club 120 n Luanda House
He has opened for Canadian R&B Superstar & friend Jully Black & hard-hitting superstar DJ`s like Vjuan Allure, Mikeq & Bambii.
This year's recipient of the Inspire Awards “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions to his community & single-handedly bringing the urban sound to Toronto`s LGBTQ scene, this Black Cat never sleeps and neither will you if you're at one of his functions & dare to cross his path.
// Ace Dillinger //
Ace Dillinger is a self-taught, Toronto DJ that has quickly become a regular fixture in Toronto’s music and art scene. Her sound, limitless from a specific genre, blends and bridges eras while her love of music and ability to read and work the crowd has providen why she’s work with such clients as Soho House Toronto, Embrace, Manifesto, AGO, Blank Canvas & played such iconic parties like JERK, RUDE & Baregyal
// Chanlmarshl //
CHANLMARSHL is an up and coming D.J that has already become a staple in the Underground Toronto music scene. Debuting her first gig in 2016, she was inspired to D.J by the safe spaces created by those who've made it possible before her. Hoping to also add to creating more inclusive spaces for people to express themselves freely, she draws her inspiration for each set from afro, baile funk, dancehall, reggae, soca, house, funk and hip-hop/r&b. Her sets always surprise you by doing the unexpected, thanks to her wide range of genres and keen eye for reading the crowd’s energy. CHANLMARSHL has had a great time playing for events such as Manifesto's High Power, Racks & Bands hosted at Drake Underground, iQ Food Co’s King St. West/ Yorkdale store openings, Moose Knuckles Yorkdale store opening, The Rude Collective's Fried Plantain Soca Fete and the Mercedes-Benz stage at Pride. She has also played and formerly established residency for bars/restaurants such as Weslodge, Macho Radio Bar, Hapa Izakaya and iQ’s Bookfield Place location.
// Bliptor //
Bliptor is a well known, up and coming DJ, established singer, producer and artistic concept generator. In the business for just over a year, making waves in Toronto's queer scene at events such as BB Hump Day at the Beaver, Mango Heat Thrussy, Pride Toronto and at any Raven's Vision event.
Working with the likes of TiKA Simone, Unbuttoned, and Zaki Ibrahim. Theatre has shaped their use of sound and storytelling to always leave the audience not at all where they started.
Visual Installations by:
Rude Collective Visual Team
LIMITED/REDUCED Early Bird: $10
$20 After midnight.
Venue is not wheelchair accessible.
The RUDE Collective:
RUDE reclaims space, highlights racialised queer artists and artwork and aims to constantly de-center oppressive structures while creating immersive artistic experiences.
Through these processes and by prioritising marginalised queer people, we hope to create environments where there is room to explore our multiple identities, and share important narratives through artistic expression.
The RUDE Collective thanks and acknowledges the land on which we live and work, which is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River.
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While we aim to create and curate spaces where racialised queers can exist, we acknowledge that we will always have learning to do and things to improve on and welcome criticisms and comments.
The RUDE Collective does not tolerate any racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, or transphobic comments on our page and event and those who do so will be banned.