22 Sep
2014

Tasc – Lost In Time Vol.2

The autumn equinox, signalling the first day of Fall and the official beginning of change is upon us. For many this is a favourite time of the year, including our own Legend of the Fall himself, Tasc. Marking the occasion, The incomparable French James Bond steps up to the plate to drop Lost In Time part 2, a long overdue clinic of a mix to soundtrack the season in his patented style. His last outing for us, Lost In Time, was a masterful showcase of the kind of slow burning, murky House music that Tasc stands at the forefront of, each time he comes out its always met by a rabid base of train spotters eager to seek out every tune that he plays.

Tasc‘s unmatched ability to scan the deepest neither regions of low slung late night beats is on full display. Uncovering the freshest unheard of selections and weaving his seamless sonic tapestry, locking you in and taking you along for the ride. Each track building upon the last, taking you further and further down the rabbit hole of smoked out after party sleaze and reckless abandonment. Night turns to morning and morning to afternoon without any awareness of the time passing, the exact effect Tasc strives for with every drop. This is “garbage bags taped to the windows to block the day light” warehouse music. Yet all the tracks have a subtle detail and texture to them, making this mix equally ideal for headphone and car listening.

Perfect for long trips, both figuratively and literally, be it a train ride or an introspective journey through your mind. As we told you last time around, clear out your schedule for two hours and get ready to get “Lost In Time”.

17 Sep
2014

Lush – Cruel Summer – Destiny Warmup

One of the main reasons that Drum & Bass can often be misunderstood to the uninitiated is that it’s a music that needs to be heard and experienced in it’s intended environment: That is a massive sound system, in a big or small room, surrounded by lots of people.

Lush has made his career as a DJ who understands this experience and excels at creating it. Although he has proven over the years that he is a man of many hats and tastes as a DJ, Drum & Bass has always been his undisputed speciality and the foundation that his reputation has stood on. Truly the “DJ’s DJ”, Lush’s influence on the ever present scene musically and in the way other DJ’s in Toronto play around him is with out question at this point.

Capturing that “experience” most of the time has meant catching Lush do what he does live in any of the countless raves and parties he has played at over the years, as regulars to this site can tell, Lush puts out very few studio mixes. Every once in a while though, he drops a gem on us. In honour of the recent 21 year anniversary of Toronto party icons Destiny Events, long time resident Lush recorded an exclusive “Warm Up” mix to help get the party started. This is the sound of DJ Lush at 1 am on the dancefloor, replete with his trademark goose bump inducing mixing and diverse, genre showcasing selection.

From Lush:

21 years of DESTINY Events and possibly (hopefully not though…) the FINAL Destiny event in the main room of The Guverment. Young Lush was at the very first Destiny party way back in 1993 and I’ve been honoured to have been welcomed to there stage countless times over the last 15 odd years that I have been one of their residents. As a token of my respect I recorded this mix exclusively for Destiny as a warm up for the festivities. A snapshot of the way I play a “big rave” like only Destiny can put on and a great selection of the vibrancy and excitement of the current state of Drum & Bass. Here’s to another 20 years of Destiny! See you on the dance floor.

Tracklist:

- Dark Shadows – S.P.Y feat Rene LaVice & Total Science
- Are You Ready – Calyx
- Black Heart – Frankee
- Helium – Rene LaVice Remix
- It Aint Too Loud – Dillinja
- So Inspired To Fail – Rene Lavice
- Rudeboy VIP – Sigma
- Just Bounce VIP – The Prototypes
- Fire – Hamilton
- Age Of Empires – Photek
- Heavy Metal – S.P.Y
- M.I.R – Ulterior Motive
- Truth Hurts – Mampi Swift
- Fresh – Rene LaVice Remix
- Near Me – Decimal Bass
- Homage/ Back Too You – Stealth
- Drop Bombs – Callide
- Force Field – Optiv & BTK Remix
- Count On Me – Andy C Remix
- Regrets – Rene LaVice
- Want My Love – Metrik
- Bleeps Tune – Photek
- Individual – C.A.B.L.E
- Dirty Love – TC Remix
- Mucky Business – S.P.Y
- Killa Sound – Mikal
- Marka – Dub Phyzics & Skeptical
- After Dark (J Kenzo mix) – Gremlinz & Homemade Weapons feat Collinjah
- Lights – Prototypes
- The Legion – Total Science & S.P.Y
- Prometheus – Enei
- Status Low – Mikal & Break
- Could This Be Real – Sub Focus
- Da Bass 2 Dark – Asylum
- War Master – NC 17 & Soul Culture
- Fighter – Unreal Remix
- Neo – Audio Remix
- Dismiss – Artificial Intelligence & Command Strange
- Disco Ball – Command Strange
- Hotplate – Enei
- U – Alix Perez
- Spiritual Aura (Basher Remix) – DJ Rap
- Labyrinth – Slangbanger
- Gully – Frankee
- Mythos – Inside Info & Mefjus
- Tingz A Gwan – Voltage
- Soldiers – Mampi Swift
- Where My Ladies At? – Rene Lavice

11 Sep
2014

Gremlinz & Lush – Radio Frontline

Radio Frontline is a UK based online station devoted to the sounds and culture of Jungle Music, from Acid and Hardcore through to Jungle and Drum & Bass. The stations impressive roster boasts a number of formative producers from the golden era digging deep into their vinyl collections alongside younger talent keen to push forward their love of all things “Old School”

Toronto heavy weight and world wide torch bearer Gremlinz holds down a bi weekly slot on the respected station, dusting off underground classics and seminal records from his deep personal collection. Last week he invited fellow Toronto DJ legend and unrepentant vintage Jungle head Lush in to come play some vinyl and roll out a mix.

Hopefully the track listing from this session will be added soon, for your You Tube and Discogs scouring pleasure.

8 Sep
2014

Uncle Dugs Interviews Marcus Visionary on Rinse FM

Uncle Dugs is some what of a “Peoples Champion” in Drum & Bass. An Unabashed lover of all things “old school” his Jungle show started on Rinse FM three years ago and quickly became one of the most popular shows on the trailblazing London station. His passion for and knowledge of all aspects of Jungle culture and history from Acid House and Rave, through to Hardcore and Jungle is backed up week in week out by his unrivalled record collection. The funny part about it is that as Rinse is know for always setting musical trends and showcasing the next evolution of British Bass Music, (aka The Hardcore Continuum) Rinse FM’s founders always maintain a commitment to the sound that initially captivated and inspired them to set up the pirate turned legit station in the first place, Jungle. A Sound that while constantly progressing for twenty years and spawning countless artist’s who went on to create their own offshoot genre’s has remained consistently out of favour with the rest of the greater electronic music world and press, until it seems recently. Jungle seems to be seeing a quite resurgence and almost trendy return among London’s ultra hip dance music connoisseur. Thanks in part to Rinse’s commitment to its roots, and former station manager turned in demand DJ/personality Uncle Dug’s Friday afternoon slot.

Dug’s has had an open door policy on his show since it’s inception interviewing virtually all of Jungle’s key pioneers with in depth and informative features that have become a badge of honour to have received. So when the call was placed for Toronto Icon and Jungle Godfather Marcus Visionary to appear on the show last week as the very first international guest, specifically to talk about his long career and to document Toronto’s rich history with in the genre, it was an affirmation of sorts not just for Marcus himself but for the entire long standing Jungle/ D&B contingent in this city. Here is the hour long interview covering a wide range of Toronto’s Rave and Electronic history and some of the key figures who helped shape it, as told by one of the most important figures in underground dance music in North America.

22 Aug
2014

Marcus Visionary & Lion Dub Live on Kool London

Channel One’s trailblazing figure head, Marcus Visionary is currently touring his signature Ragga Jungle sound all over Europe this summer, including high profile dates at Boomtown Fair and the DSB stage for Notting Hill Carnival. New York’s Lion Dub is also doing the same so it was only right that with both of North America’s premier Jungle DJ’s in the same place that they would link up and do a show on the legendary Kool FM (now known as Kool London).  

Lion Dub presents a weekly mix show on the pioneering station live from NYC but seeing as they were both in London at the same time they held court live at the station’s headquarters.  With Lipton MC in tow the two lay down an endless Dubplate assault of brand new Jungle, Ragga and Drum & Bass for the ground breaking pirate’s rabid fan base.  Watch for more exciting news regarding Marcus and Kool London very soon, in the meantime, Ragga Jungle heads sink your teeth into this.

17 Jul
2014

Freeza Chin – BUMP 006 Mix

Summer in the city and it’s good vibes and party time everywhere. Perfect timing for us to throw our next edition of BUMP. If you have been to any of the previous BUMP installments than you know already this is currently one of the freshest party experiences happening and the only authentic UK Garage centric event in town. Vintage UKG, Contemporary Garage, UK Deep House and Bass is the strict music policy and BUMP’s core DJ’s always deliver. Main resident Freeza Chin steps up with another lashing dance floor mix covering all the styles mentioned with his trademark flare and energy. Get yourself down to Tota for BUMP 006 on Sat July 26 and come experience the vibes first hand, or just hear about it on the internet after the fact.

BUMP 006 info:   https://www.facebook.com/events/644716395622731/

Tracklist:

  •  Tinashe feat. Schoolboy Q – 2 On (DJ Q Remix)
  • Julian Cruz – February (Tre Mission Remix)
  • Tony H – Calling Me
  • MJ Cole – Attitude
  • Falty DL – Large Flash
  • Artful Dodger Vs Dreem Teem feat. Craig David – It Ain’t Enough (Dub Mix)
  • DJ Lewi – Hold Me Tight (VIP Mix)
  • The Drop – Looking To The Sky (CRST Remix)
  • Yasmin – Finish Line (The Mike Delinquent Project Remix)
  • Mista Men – Forget U
  • George Fitzgerald – Don’t You
  • Katy B – What Love is Made Of (Brackles Remix)
  • Sorrow – Wheel N Deal
  • Moony – The Reason
  • MJ Cole & The Wideboys – Nothing But Trouble
  • Groove Chronicles – First Time
  • Disclosure feat. Ria Ritchie – Control
  • Break – Jack (Operator S Deep Mix)
  • Stanton Warriors & Zac Toms – Bring Me Down 2014
  • The Weeknd – Crew Love (PVC Bootleg)
  • Tre Mission – On Road
  • Flava D – In The Dance
  • CUFT – Skin
  • Trey Songz – Foreign
11 Jul
2014

Ice One – Church

It’s been a minute for us, we know.  We had some “technical glitches”  which should really read “our server got hit with a DDos Attack”.  No worries though, we got up, dusted our shoulders off and are back on a new server, stronger than ever.  Now it’s back to the business of providing the soundtracks to your summer.

While this was happening the king Ice One passed through town to play at Toronto’s newest headz only (zero EDM) D&B weekly CHURCH.  He also dropped off this vicious mix to mark the occasion.  A 60 minute snapshot of uncompromising, raw underground Drum & Bass, further displaying Ice One’s top tier pedigree as one of the best DJ’s in the country.  While the wider electronic media has been snooping their noses around the always present wealth of amazing music  circulating in the 170 BPM template, Ice One now as he always has been, continues to be  a beacon of good taste for those looking to return to the tempo, or more importantly, those who never left.

Tracklist:

1. A Sides & MC Fats – Temperatures Rising
2. Ruffhouse & Clarity – Aphasia
3. Digital & Spirit – Redo
4. Dom & Roland – Freeze
5. Kendrick Lamar –  M.A.A.D City (Stranjah Version)
6. Alix Perez – Gully Halves
7. Antagonist – Flag
8. Rumbleton – Champion Meditation
9. Digital – Gateman
10. Heist – Great White
11. Dom & Roland – Unofficial Jah
12. Overlook – Digital
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15. Alix Perez x DJ Rashad x DJ Spinn – Make It Worth
16. Ivy Lab – Baby Grey
17. Skeptical Feat. Collette Warren – Desire
18. Seba – Science Fiction
19. Digital – Bitter Wind
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21. Sam KDC – Erogenous
22. Blocks – Moon & Stars

11 Jun
2014

Freeza Chin – Hybrid Gathering Mix Part 1

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Freeza Chin – Hybrid Gathering Mix by Channel One on Mixcloud

Track list:

  1. Special Request Feat. Camille – Hackney Parrot (Paul Woolford Basment Mix)
  2. Javeon – Intoxicated (DJ Q Remix)
  3. Sub Focus – Close (Friend Within Remix)
  4. Disclosure & Friend Within – The Mechanism
  5. Disclosure feat. Sam Smith – Latch (T Williams Club Edit)
  6. Lancelot – Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent (Meramek Remix)
  7. Ramadan Man – Your Words Matter (Marcus Visionary Edit)
  8. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Get Started ft Omar (Full Crate Remix)
  9. Terror Tone – Under Attack (Mr Rich Remix)
  10. Sister Nancy & Stylo G – Badd (Friend Within Remix)
  11. Friend Within – The Birth
  12. Chase & Status – BLK + BLU ft. Ed Thomas (Preditah Remix)
  13. Collabor8 – Work This Out
  14. Sigma – Nobody To Love (TS7 Remix)
  15. Disclosure – Stimulation
  16. TruStep – Be With Me
  17. Kelis – Rumble (Breach Extended Mix)
  18. Stylo G – Move Back (Grant Nelson Mix)
  19. Panteros666 – Baby F-16 (Cause & Affect Remix)
  20. Friend Within – Renegade Master
  21. MSXP – Clouds (Bollocks Deejays Remix)
  22. DubRocca – Pick You Up
  23. Tre Mission & xSDTRK – In The Air
  24. Mar & Full Crate – Man x Woman
26 Mar
2014

Jumpin Jack Frost – ‘Reggae Reggae Jungle’

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Jumpin Jack Frost – Philly Blunt Mix by Channel One Station

This week on Channel One we have the pleasure of presenting a mix from without a doubt the single biggest name we have ever had contribute to our little “station”.  The first words that spring to mind when describing this guest and his ever lasting contribution and influence on underground electronic  music are Legend, Icon, Taste Maker and Maverick.  South London’s Jumping Jack Frost has been at the forefront of British Bass Culture from day dot.  One of the first real big name Rave DJ’s to emerge from the  Summer Of Love in 1988, Frost injected his earlier Rare Groove, Funk and Reggae  influences into Acid House, becoming one of the main prognosticators of the shift from Acid into Hardcore and further into Jungle and then Drum & Bass.   One of the true cornerstones holding up the entire culture of the music , Frost has been responsible for introducing the world to most of Jungle and Drum & Bass’s most ground breaking tunes and artist’s via his dub plate heavy DJ sets, or via his landmark label V Recordings in partnership with the equally as legendary, Bryan G.

Always a DJ first,  in 1993 Frost caught the production bug and with the engineering duties being handled by a young artist Bryan and Frost had discovered named Dillinja, Frost produced one of Jungle’s most seminal classic anthems: “The Burial” under his Leviticus alias.  Bryan and Frost knew that the tune was way too hardcore and in your face for the cutting edge and experimental future classics that they were releasing from Roni Size, Krust, Die and Dillinja on V recordings.  So they decided to set up a sister imprint to focus on the more blatant, urban Jungle vibes  that the tune represented,  and so Philly Blunt Records was born.  The label’s  first ten releases from Leviticus, Fire Fox and 4 Tree (Roni & Die), Trinity (Dillinja), London’s Most Wanted (Ray Keith), Glamour Gold (Krust) and Suvivor (Suv) all went on to be among the most important  and vital Jungle anthems of all time.

Enter into 2014 and Jumping Jack Frost is still one of the most enigmatic and respected personalities with in Drum & Bass, continuing to DJ all over the world and break new sounds and artists.  With a steady resurgence of Jungle music being made, Frost and Bryan G are bringing back their iconic Philly Blunt label and brand after a dormant period, re energized with new tunes, new faces and a new energy, touching on the classic Philly Blunt sound of the past with a contemporary twist.  To celebrate the re launch, Frost has provided us with this brand new Ragga Jungle leaning Philly Blunt mix to wet your appetites for what’s to come.  Put your V signs in the air and salute the living legend Jumping Jack Frost. V Forever baby!

18 Mar
2014

Plain English BUMP Interview

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Plain English BUMP Interview by Channel One Station

We sat down with Plain English the unmistakable voice of Channel One, BUMP, Toronto Funky and UKC about his deep roots in UK music from Jungle to Garage, Grime and beyond, and his reflections on the new wave of UK House, Garage and Deep House currently taking the streets and ears of young urban London by storm.  Plain recounts his history and motivations as one of the main lynch pins for building the bridge between Toronto and London and creating a community for the music to flourish here, the same way Jungle, Drum & Bass and Dubstep have before it.

Catch Plain English this Saturday at BUMP 003 hosting the sets of Inner City Dance  (Marcus Visionary & Lush), Freeza Chin and Tasc playing the freshest new Garage, Deep House and Bass mutations mixed with essential UKG foundation classics.  If you have yet to experience a BUMP event, we urge you to come early to ensure entry and dress to impress, but ready to move!

Check the BUMP event page HERE