The Tawoos Initiative: Ahadadream ft. Raf Reza & Nino Brown

This Holiday Season join us at the Tawoos Initiative for an intimate night of eclectic sounds, hypnotic intersecting rhythms, groovy basslines and some hard hitting beats! We’re excited to welcome Ahadadream all the way from London to end the decade with a party that reminisces through it all.


Ahadadream (London, UK)
London-based producer and DJ, Ahadadream, represents percussive club sounds from all around the world and draws influence from UK Funky, GQOM, Kuduro, Afrobeats and much more. His own music also incorporates his own Pakistani heritage, often mutating traditional South Asian sounds into club weapons.
He is the co-founder of More Time records which has already gained regular support from leading tastemakers such as Ben UFO, Giles Peterson, Benji B, Jamz Supernova and more since it began in 2017. The label release drum-focussed club music from all around the world (Ghana, Trinidad, South Africa + more) and marry it with a rugged UK sound.

On opening duties will be our very own, Toronto based Raf Reza!

Born in Tokyo to Bangladeshi parents, Raf eventually moved to Toronto at the age of nine. However, the frequent visits to the UK sparked his interests in dance music. Particularly the late 90s sounds of french house, UK garage and electronica gripped his attention and never let go. These sounds consumed the bulk of his musical psyche at a young age and eventually led him to collect vinyl and build a music studio at age 17. Today, he is revered as a genre-fluid DJ who continuously pushes the sonic boundaries of the dance-floor.

Joining Raf is Nino Brown, our surprise guest DJ for the night!

Nino Brown is no stranger to making crowds from all hoods let loose on the dance floor. Her cheeky blends of dancehall, rnb and pop bangers ear marked her signature style, yet the incorporation of global electronic sounds equally make up her genre jumping sets. She is a founder of Canada's largest inclusive dance party series Yes Yes Y'all (YYY/Toronto) which has been voted one of the city's top jams since its birth in 2009. The YYY crew is known for their emphasis on diversity and inclusivity, and their event has become a Toronto institution, attracting both local and international talent. In 2012, Nino founded YYY's sister event in Montreal, Cousins Party. In addition, she provides resident DJ/promoter duties all over some of Toronto’s hottest events and helped spearhead an underground urban music movement that links music, style, politics and a proper rave.