SoulSkank – Summer Time Madness

Double K : July 20, 2015 3:36 pm : Events & News

Soul Skank Aug 2015


Madness, madness, they call it madness
It is plain to see, that is what they mean to me
Madness, madness I call it gladness

We’re turning up the heat once again at The Handlebar inside of Kensington Market on Friday Aug 7st. Kick off the weekend with SoulSkank’s brand of deep funk, hot buttered soul and vintage reggae and ska.

DJ Gramera
Parkdale Funk
Dennis P on the Sax

Only $5

SoulSkank can’t stop and won’t stop! Unlike Summer.

Friday, August 7
Handlebar – 159 Augusta Ave

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Double K : July 11, 2015 3:53 pm : Events & News


We’re back with another edition of your favourite 50s and 60s Soul and R&B dance party!

With resident DJs General Eclectic, Splattermonkey and Parkdale Funk!

Spinning vintage Soul, R&B, Garage Rock, Rockabilly, and Ska on 7″ 45 rpm vinyl records at The Piston all night!

Make the last party you attend in July the best one!

Free before 10 p.m!

Friday, July 31 – The Piston 937 Bloor St W, Toronto

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SoulSkank Julliet

Double K : June 24, 2015 3:40 pm : Events & News


I’m starting to feel like the constant reminders about the first Friday of every month at Handlebar is starting to get redundant. How many years now have I been telling you about

DJ Gramera
DJ Double K(Parkdale Funk)
Dennis P on Sax

Live at Handlebar…

Friday, July 3
10:00pm – ???

You already know, whether I put up an event page shouldn’t make you more aware. Its sole purpose is to show you how cool our newest flyer is! Haha!

You don’t come because you’ve been invited, you come because you know we got those records! Because we got that live sax! Because its a chance to unwind yourself!
AND because you get all of this for only $5!!

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Shindig! 5th Annual Beach Party

Double K : June 11, 2015 3:50 pm : Events & News


In case you haven’t been to one of our “Beach” parties before, “Beach” is a theme not a place and in keeping with the theme we will transform the space in the back of The Piston into our own little Honolulu style Tiki paradise! Beach wear is highly encouraged but not mandatory. We want you all to be comfortable so wear what ever clothes you like to dance in!

Resident DJs Splattermonkey, GeneralEclectic and Parkdale Funk will be spinning your favourite Beach party music from the 1950s and 1960s. So, expect to hear a ton of Surf Rock, Ska, Calypso, Mambo, Rocksteady and Reggae alongside our usual amazing selection of Soul and R&B music for you to dance your ass off to!

Friday, June 26 at 10:00pm – 2:30am

The Piston 937 Bloor St W, Toronto

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Double K : December 15, 2013 1:45 am : Events & News


We’re back again this month with two (2) nights of sweet vintage Soul, R&B and early Rock n’ Roll!

On Friday December 27th we’ll be back at our home at The Piston, 937 Bloor Street West with a very special guest Dj Misty Rock n’ Roll! Free before 10:30. Only $5.00 after.


On Saturday December 28th we’ll be throwing a very special party at The Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Ice rink!, 235 Queen’s Quay West! Also featuring DJ Misty Rock n’ Roll!

From 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Free for all ages!

Alongside Shindig!’s resident 7″ 45 rpm record selectors DJ Splattermonkey, General Eclectic and Double K!

So, get ready for a whole weekend of vintage tunes for you to dance AND SKATE too!

See you there

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Double K : December 1, 2013 1:43 am : Events & News



I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it
Know that you were doing wrong
I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it
Know that you were doing wrong”

Okay but what happens when the temperature drops?? “You aint got the answers, Toots!” “You ain’t got the answers!!”

Fortunately the good people from the SoulSkank crew do! When the temperature drops gather around the heat to stay warm! We got that good sun for your soul its SoulSkank…!!

You already know the math…

Handlebar 159 Augusta Ave. In the heart of Kensington Market.

DJ Gramera and DJ Double K on the wax all night!

Dennis P on the sax most of the night(for the rest its Ornithology)


Free before 11:00pm
$5 after

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Double K : November 14, 2013 1:40 am : Events & News


On Nov 29th  we bring you THE BEST Vintage R&B and Soul music for you to dance your ass off too!

Last month we brought it back to the Nitty Gritty, this month we’re gonna give you some of that down and dirty slow and sexy Blues and R&B that will put you in the mood for those long winter nights ahead.

With resident DJs General Eclectic, Parkdale Funk and Splattermonkey, providing you the sexy sweet vintage Soul and R&B soundtrack on 7″ 45 rpm vinyl records from 10:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.

At the best sounding small venue in Toronto The Piston! 937 Bloor Street West!

Friday November 29th, Free B4 10:30p.m. only $5.00 after!

See you there!

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Double K : October 21, 2013 1:34 am : Events & News


As the cold weather crawls in we at SoulSkank are ready to blast ya with some heat. Deejays Gramera and Double K (Parkdale Funk) playing delicious vinyl while the mighty Dennis P blasts is sax on top for some instrumental toasting.

Funk / Soul / Ska / Rock Steady / Reggae / Rockers

HANDLEBAR – 159 Augusta Ave – Kensington Market

with DENNIS P (Northern Soul Horns, Rebel Hop)
& DJ Gramera (Rebel Hop, Stolen Souls CHRY 105.5FM)
& DJ Double K (Parkdale Funk, Shindig, CIUT 89.5FM)


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SoulSkank – October Edition

Double K : September 26, 2013 1:40 am : Events & News

Here we go again! Its SoulSkank Toronto’s best dance party back to give you more.

This month we welcome back (DJ Gramera) Graeme Mathieson to the fold. Word on the street is he’s hanging with Ben Johnson for a month or so. Expect him to come home with huge arms, a small dick and a speech impediment. (have I gone too far?) Nah! all roid jokes aside, it’ll be good to have the brother back!

Back with who you ask? well none other than the always consistent (DJ Double K) Parkdale Funk! and the not so consistent Dennis P (stargazer one week shoegazer the next)

We got that Soul music for ya.
We got that Deepfunk for ya.
We got that Rockers reggae for ya.
We got that Dancehall for ya.
We got it all… Musical Flea Market in Kensington Market.

Come by, welcome a brother back! Who knows he may even bring his new buddy ole 9.79 with him.(I get the first race if he does)


Its at Handlebar and its ongle $5 you must can manage that!

This is strictly a Stolen Souls – Northern Soul Horns – Parkdale Funk production.

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Shindig presents… A Tribute To Northern Soul

Double K : September 15, 2013 1:33 am : Events & News

We’re back with another edition of your favourite 50s and 60s Soul and R&B Party!

This time we’re paying tribute to the rare uptempo sounds of Northern Soul!

Break out your Baggy Pants and your Fred Perry shirts because it’s time to get down!

With resident DJs, GeneralEclectic, Splattermonkey and Double K (Parkdale Funk) and a very special guest DJ BjornLate from Ottawa!!!

At The Piston, 937 Bloor Street West!

Free before 10:30 only $5.00 after!

See you on the dance floor

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