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Once upon a time, sitting around a case of beer at Nocturnal Commissions HQ, a completely ridiculous idea was born (actually, many ridiculous ideas were born in those circumstances, but I’m talking about one in particular here). Against all odds, that idea was actually put into practice, and in November of 2006, Total Request Rave was born.

Now, seven years later, Total Request Rave is an iconic part of Toronto’s raving landscape, one of the many ways that Toronto contributes to the global hardcore community. It’s also still completely ridiculous – and still typically planned while sitting around a case of beer.

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom remains the homeland of Happy Hardcore to this day. They lead the world in the size and depth of their hardcore community, and many of the world’s best hardcore DJs live and work there - but they don’t have anything like Total Request Rave. The innovation, variety, and sense of community that is such a big part of Toronto’s raving culture always leaves our UK guests impressed and inspired.

So, in the spirit of global unity – oh, and also in the interest of creating the most kick-ass event we’ve ever done – we decided to join forces with some of our friends from overseas to present the biggest, most ridiculous, hardcore-iest rave in Nocturnal Commissions history.

So clear your calendar for November 10th, 2012, because for the first time, Nocturnal Commissions and Embedded are joining forces with Hardcore Underground to bring you…


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Total Request Rave is our marquee event, and we’re pulling out all the stops to ensure that you get the biggest, boldest Nocturnal Commissions experience ever! That’s why your ticket includes:

- Free glowsticks for the first 400 ravers through the door, so you can vote on what gets played!
- Free limited edition Hardcore Underground CDs – these CDs will never again be available from anywhere else!
- The first release on Nocturnal Commissions Digital, available here BEFORE going up for sale online!
- Word-class décor from our own Dream Builders!
- The brand new Nocturnal Commissions booth, selling Nocturnal Commissions and Hardcore Underground merchandise and music!
- The Go-karts and arcade will be OPEN for business during the rave!
- Fresh fruit and candy to keep your energy up all night!
- Free CD giveaways from the Nocturnal Commissions crew!
- And most of all: that one-of-a-kind, utterly-euphoric, globally-united, totally-requested vibe that YOU bring with you to every Nocturnal Commissions event!

Never been to a Total Request Rave before? Head on over to the voting thread at to find out how you can participate in making the music happen and get your favourite songs played!

Of course, the music is the heart of what we do, and you’re in for a night of the best! A world-class lineup of DJs - representing Nocturnal Commissions, Embedded Entertainment, and Hardcore Underground - spanning multiple genres and two rooms of slammin’ sound, will join forces to bring you one of the most incredible hardcore lineups ever to hit North America:

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Boom Room:

Gammer [UK] (Nocturnal Commissions, Muffin Music, Essential Platinum)
Al Storm [UK] *Hardcore Set* (Hardcore Underground, Raverbaby, 24/7)
Fracus b2b Darwin [UK] (Hardcore Underground, HU Breaks)
Chwynny [UK] (Hardcore Underground)
Dynamic *Total Request Set* (Nocturnal Commissions, Occupy Wall Street)
Opel (Nocturnal Commissions, Embedded Entertainment)
Kandie Kat (Awesome)

Fshoom Room:

Al Storm [UK] *Ravebreaks Set* (Hardcore Underground, Raverbaby, 24/7)
Entity [UK] (Hardcore Underground, CLSM)
Flyboy (Nocturnal Commissions, Daydream Productions)
Xphox  (Nocturnal Commissions,
ad hoc (Nocturnal Commissions ,
Fuzzboy (, Embedded)
Everybodies Daddy (Future Perfect Synergy, Ravers Only)
Lucy Ford b2b Mizz Lee (Nocturnal Commissions, Embedded Entertainment)

MCs: Obie [UK], Everybodies Daddy, Dynamic

Tickets can be purchased for $35 from:
Toronto: Shanti Baba (546 Queen Street West) and the Nocturnal Commissions booth
Ottawa: NRML (184 Rideau Street)
Rochester: Record Archive (33 ⅓ Rockwood Street)
Door price: $45


This year’s Total Request Rave will be held at
Grand Prix Kartways, located at 75 Carl Hall Road, Bay 3 Unit #9.

TTC: Take the subway to Downsview station. From Downsview, take the 101 Downsview Park bus. Get off at the Hangar, and follow signs to Grand Prix Kartways. The bus runs until 10 PM. After 10 PM, go to Wilson Station and catch the shuttle bus.

Driving: Take the 401 to Exit 362 - Keele Street North. From Keele, turn right onto Sheppard, then right into Downsview Park on John Drury Lane. Take a left onto Carl Hall Road and follow signs to Grand Prix Kartways. Parking is free.

Helicopter: Fly to Grand Prix Kartways, then rappel into the building. Be the coolest ever, yo.

Twitter: Watch for hashtag #TRR7 for live tweets all night long!

There will be a shuttle bus available between the venue and Wilson Station from 10:30 PM til 5:30 AM. Passes are $5 to cover the bus rental fee and may be purchased on-site. Passes are good for unlimited shuttle rides. From Wilson station, there are 24 hour bus routes in every direction.

This event is 16+, with licensed 19+ areas for our many, many drinkers.

Questions? Comments? Bored? Email the infoline at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or text to 647-520-1848


(Oh, and since it’s a Nocturnal Commissions party, there may be a surprise or two in the works….)