Saturday May 11, 2024

10:00 PM - 3:00 am

Sat May 11th at Revival Bar

Solid Garage 26 Year Anniversary Party

Mark Farina (Chicago)
Groove Institute (Solid Garage Residents)

Hosted by Enza & Jay Nufunk


Group bookings: unitedsoul@gmail.com


Mark Farina has solidified himself in the world of Dance Music as a trailblazing DJ, Producer, tastemaker and bona fide House Music icon. After 3 decades of crisscrossing the globe, he shows no signs of slowing down remaining innovative, humble, and firmly rooted in the underground.

“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’ bringing new music to as many places as I can and exposing audiences to obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”

As an early House Music pioneer in the late 80’s, Farina’s history includes an impressive long-standing residency at Smart Bar Chicago and a job at the legendary Gramaphone Records. In the 90s, Mark pushed musical boundaries and blended hip hop with downtempo grooves to create an entirely new genre, “Mushroom Jazz”. Eventually, Mark made San Francisco his home as his legendary DJ sets sparked a constant demand in clubs and festivals across the US. The Bay Area proved to be a perfect match for Mark’s musical vision and he released a string of major mix compilations including his Mushroom Jazz series.

With a tireless passion for playing extended sets, B2B shows with fellow House Music icons, or playing both of his signature styles on 2 stages on the same night, Farina continues to entertain his incredible fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.


In 1995 YOGI, MARK & ANAND had their own radio show at the University of Toronto called the Groove Institute Mix Show. The show’s name was subsequently used by the DJ collective to signal their mission: to educate and entertain people with the music that they loved. The collective had paid their dues travelling around the U.S. digging deep through the crates for rare old gems and immersing themselves in the underground warehouse scene of the late 80s/early 90s. They learned their lessons well and began putting their knowledge to work by establishing their premier night Solid Garage in 1998. In their quest for the perfect beat, the Groove Institute cover a wide selection of music, dropping soul, jazz, latin, afro, disco, garage, techno and deep house into the pot for a constantly evolving musical flavor and richness …. the true garage vibe!

Saturday May 11, 2024

10:00 pm - 3:00 am


Cover: $50.00

Various Cover: 25-45

Cover Notes: $45Adv Tickets, More at Door

Roy Davis Jr & DJ YOGI at Revival Bar, Solid Garage 26 Party w/ Mark Farina & Groove Institute, Toronto