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A Jaded Birthday at Sunday Sessions

  • Mercury Lounge 56 Byward Market Square Ottawa, ON, K1N 7A2 Canada (map)
A Jaded Birthday at Sunday Sessions

Join us at Mercury Lounge on Oct 13 as we celebrate Sunday Sessions resident DJ & Co-founder Return of the Jaded's birthday!


Relief | Kittball | Suara | Enormous Tunes | Repopulate Mars | Great Stuff

Support from:

Tone A


OPEN DECKS from 8pm to 10pm

8 - 10pm = Open Decks
10 - 11pm = Badi
11 - 12:30 = Tone A
12:30 - close = Return of the Jaded

FREE COVER from 8 - 10pm, $7 from 10pm - 12am, $10 after midnight | 19+ w/ ID | Mercury Lounge - 56 Byward Market Square

Return of the Jaded bio:

Launched in 2013, Return of the Jaded rapidly made a lasting impression upon the aficionados of deep, quality underground house music.

Jaded with the existing state of affairs in the world of electronic music at the time, Zoltan Kontes created ROTJ as a counterculture movement with a desire to offer a fresh alternative to current trends.

No less than 8 of his productions have charted in the top 100 on Beatport. Further releases on Relief, Suara, Kittball and well received remixes on Enormous Tunes are a testament to the critical appreciation he has received in such a short time.

A plethora of respected DJ’s have been dropping ROTJ tracks in their sets namely the likes of Green Velvet, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Tube & Berger, Franky Rizardo, Manuel De La Mare, Boy George, Tocadisco, Gorgon City, amongst others.

He presently hosts a monthly boiler-room type event in his hometown of Ottawa, Canada called Sunday Sessions.

ROTJ is also busy in the studio concocting new original productions that will further distinguish him as a trendsetter in a rapidly evolving music industry.


Sunday Sessions has always been a grassroots underground dance community event, so to help warm up the night we're hosting: OPEN DECKS!


For most every locals and residents nights at Sunday Sessions, we will have 3 x 40min time slots (8:00-8:40pm, 8:40 - 9:20pm, 9:20-10:00pm), designated as "Open Decks" for Ottawa Underground Dance Community dj's. DJ's are selected by a RANDOM DRAW. DJ's who wish to participate need to arrive at Mercury Lounge for 7:50pm. We'll invite all DJ's present at 7:50 to come up and throw their name in the hat for a random draw. Whoever's name is picked first gets their first choice of the 3 available time slots listed above, 2nd gets 2nd choice and 3rd name picked gets what is left. Any DJ's who have been previously for Open Decks and DIDN'T get picked, will get an additional ballot so we can give everyone a chance to play (ie, 2nd visit without playing gives 2 ballots, 3rd visit without playing gets 3 ballots, etc. Reset back to 1 ballot after they've played).

Whether your name gets drawn or it doesn't, we still encourage you to come out to the next Open Decks and throw your name in the hat again. We love to see that enthusiasm and look forward to seeing you often and getting to know you better.

REQUIREMENTS: We must still respect the musical style of the event, and the flow of the evening, so this is NOT OPEN FORMAT.

This opportunity is for *underground house music* DJ's - sorry, no hardcore, techno, EDM or commercial dance, trance, dubstep, jungle etc. Any genre that falls under the "house music umbrella" is acceptable: deep house, funky, Chicago, jackin' house, progressive house, tech house, etc.

NO OUTSIDE EQUIPMENT please. We're keeping it simple and DJ's must play off USB's (or CD's, if anyone still uses those), using the CDJ2000nxs and DJM2000Nxs mixer already set up in Mercury Lounge. No laptops. controllers, etc.