BOX OF KITTENS (BOK) 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY PREVIEW @ SECRET QUEEN WEST WAREHOUSE, TORONTO
Ten years ago, four techno-loving DJs in Toronto came together “to fill a hole” in the Toronto music scene. The idea was for proper underground music in unique locations, with good sound and good friends who just want to lose themselves in the music. Those DJs were Hali, Jamie Kidd, Mike Gibbs and Fabio Palermo who soon became known as the events company, Box of Kittens (BOK).
What was the reasoning behind a name like that? “We wanted a name that would encourage a different crowd to come and check out some techno, not the usual dressed-in-black chin-strokers,” Gibbs shares. “And it appears to have worked.”
Box of Kittens became synonymous with bringing choice underground techno from abroad to Toronto at all-night sexy, hidden warehouse parties. After Hali relocated to Berlin around 2011, Box of Kittens expanded internationally to throw parties across Europe, North America and Thailand. They continue to partner with other like-minded promoters and DJs to produce excellent underground music events, including the popular Sunday Social (in partnership with Alien InFlux), which launched its first boat cruise this past summer after a successful run of sold out steamy Sunday afternoon gatherings.
This Saturday, November 25, 2017, Box of Kittens celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Manning the decks are Box of Kittens founders Hali (visiting from Berlin), Fabio Palermo, Jamie Kidd and Mike Gibbs. During a BOK event, attendees are gifted collector BOK pins that could be used to gain reduced admission at future parties. It’s going to be meowy good. Cat-inspired wear, BOK pins and shirts and wild techno fans encouraged.