4 Jun
2013

Wiley & Freeza Chin ‘The Ascent Toronto Mixtape’

See Freeza Chin plays the game, but he always keeps his cards close to his chest. We happen to know that for the last few months he has been keeping an ace on deck in his back pocket, waiting for the right time to shut down the rest of the table.

That time has now come. In addition to his role as the number one Grime DJ outside of the UK, he is also a professional recording engineer by day, working the SSL board at key Toronto studio, Phase One.

Its in his day job that he was able to meet up with and record with arguably THE key figure in all of Grime, The Eski Beat pioneer, Pay As You Go Cartel member, Rinse FM original and Roll Deep and Boy Better Know don: Wiley. While in the process of recording his current album “The Ascent”, Wiley came to Toronto to quietly record in privacy and gain inspiration. After meeting with Freeza he invited him to one of his sessions and decided to bless the mic for an entire mix tape helmed by Freeza behind the decks.

The result? A blazing half hour of Wiley lacing his never ending flows and bars over Freeza’s selections in the same pirate radio style that made Wiley the undisputed legend that he has been for over 15 years.

“The Ascent” is out now and in true Wiley style after much drama and controversy between his label and management over what he releases, Wiley is still the same enigmatic figurehead for the entire scene that he has been since creating the whole genre on Rinse FM all those years ago.

Catch Freeza Chin this summer as the official tour DJ for Toronto’s Grime phenom, Tre Mission in performances alongside Kendrick Lamar and Joey Baddass, leading up to September when Freeza and Tre will embark on their first tour of Australia.

If there was ever any doubt about who was the most important figure in Grime music on this side of the world, maybe this mix will convince you. Nobody is testing Freeza Chin!

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14 May
2013

Marcus Visionary – Underground Source

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Lets just get this straight right off the top so you know where we stand.
There is no such thing asFuture Garage. There is also no such thing as “Future  Jungle”, “Future House” or any other attempt at creating a genre out of revisiting old ideas and vibes in new ways.  Whatever music you make or play is either music for right now, or music from the past. Stop making up new names to try and compartmentalize music so that you can lay claim to a new genre.

That being said our latest drop highlights our views perfectly.  At Channel One we make no secret about our love affair with all things “Garridge” related.  Who better to step up to the plate with a blazing hour of brand new Garage leaning House music than the DJ who pioneered the sound in this country in the first place: Marcus Visionary.

We have documented the history before but to sum up Marcus alongside DJ’s Sassal’e and T Step introduced Toronto to the sounds of UK Garage in the mid nineties via their weekly Flirt parties, their individual mix tapes and threw their radio shows.

As Garage morphed from New York style stomping 4/4, to two step and then faded into dark garage, Grime and then Dubstep, lovers of original UK Garage have been searching for tunes that had that “feeling” that made them fall for the sound the first time around.

Lately more and more tunes are popping up from new UK producers and labels alongside new tracks from re-inspired pioneers of the style that have “that feeling”.  Always on the pulse, Marcus gets to work and selects brand new tracks from scene innovators like MK alongside young producers inspired by the sound like Terror Tone and Huxley.

The warm weather is just about here. Get that summer vibe going with this mix of upfront Garage House music from one of the most important and influential  DJ’s to ever walk the earth on this side of the world.  There is nothing “Future” about it. This is “Right Now Garage“.

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8 Apr
2013

Lush – The Silent Killer/Bassweek Wrap Up Mix


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Finally.  Its been 18 months since our boy Lush dropped anything for us.  We would egg him on, tease him, send him messages: “Where’s your next mix bud?“ ect ect but the whole time we knew it really wouldn’t matter. He would always respond with: “I’m Busy Eh!” or “I recorded some shit but deleted it cause it sucked”.  Lush just does Lush, and when he is ready he delivers, and blows you away. The guy doesn’t make “podcasts” he makes classic mixtapes that you can go back to again and again.

This time he did what alot of people have been waiting for, a mix that properly captures the dance floor destruction the man has consistently been laying out to Drum & Bass parties for years and years and years. He recorded it exclusively for Destiny’s Bassweek festivities as a “sum up” of the electricity and energy of Drum & Bass right now and Destiny and TorontoJungle.com’s scene leading events.

From Destiny:

“Long time Destiny resident and Toronto DnB/Jungle/Bass music torch bearer DJ Lush gets to work and turns in this exclusive mix to wrap up an incredible week of epic parties and amazing sets.

This is the sound of Bassweek at 1 am on the dancefloor mixed with Lush’s trademark ferocity.  120 minutes of three deck technical precision and goosebump inducing vibes.

See you next year.”

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Tracklist:

> The Shaman – DC Breaks
>>>> The Beginning – Moving Fusion
> So Inspired To Fail- Rene LaVice
>>>> Bass 2 Dark – Asylum
> Mind Control- Artificial Intelligence
> Fighter – Unreal remix
>>>> Bleeps Tune – Photek
> Regrets – Rene LaVice
> Hit The Ground – Loadstar
> Everyday – Andy C Remix
> Sabotage – Metrik & Futurebound
> Vice Cream – Rene LaVice
> Black & White (Hamilton rmx) – Loadstar
> Shadows – Artifice
> Go With The Flow – S.P.Y
> Thorax – Rene LaVice
> Diffused (S.P.Y remix) – Upbeats
> The Creator – Dub Phizix
> Black Light – Artifice
> Hot Box – Mind Vortex
>>>> Dark Stranger – Origin Unknown rmx 2
> Get Free – Andy C remix
> Love So True – Break
> Analysis Paralysis – Krakota
>>>>She Brings Me – Jaydan
> Unknown – Dubplate
> Do Without You   – Hazard
> More Wore – Rene LaVice
> Keep Steppin’  (Unreal rmx) – A Sides
>>>> Metropolis – Adam F
> Air Guitar – Hazard
> Purple Gates – Fred V & Grafix
> Bass Finger – Marcus Visionary
> Understand – Optiv & BTK
>>>> Set Up The Set – Octane & DLR
> Crime Rate – Artifice
> Cold Sound – Marcus Visionary (Blue Note remix)
> Phantom Force  - Fracture remix
>Arc VIP – Mind Vortex
>>>>Mad One – Artificial Intelligence
>Bomber – Loadstar
>Outro:  The Killer/Words From The Juiceman
21 Mar
2013

Freeza Chin – Warm Up mix

Fresh off shelling down our Face / Off party last weekend with our good friends at Last Planet, the kid Freeza Chin steps up with his “Warm Up” mix

We are not going to lie, Freeza made this mix as a promo leading up to the event but because we were all really busy we didn’t put it up until now. (Shrugs) We are our own bosses so we get away with things like that.

None the less Freeza sets a vicious pace deftly mixing some fierce Grime, Rap and 140 ish Bpm party beats together to get you hyped up for whatever task you need psyching up for.

As always with Freeza, this mix is chock full of exclusives and Dubplate specials that will have you watching the tracklist like a hawk.

Big shouts to everyone who came out and got extra messy with us at Face/ Off and watch out for more event collaborations with Last Planet coming soon.

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Tracklist:

  1. Wiley – Rubicon [Freeza Chin Special]
  2. Kid Ink – Bad Ass (Instrumental)
  3. Whistles – Fumando
  4. Merky Ace – 3 CDs Freestyle (prod. by Rude Kid)
  5. Skepta – 2 + 2 x 2 feat. K.J, Frisco, JME, Shorty & Jammer
  6. Barrington Levy – Murderer (J-Lah Remix)
  7. Kano – Get Wild feat. Aidonia & Wiley (Redlight Remix)
  8. Spooky – Coolie Joyride
  9. Slew Dem – Playground
  10. Collie Buddz – Phone Call (Gravity Remix)
  11. Kanye West – Mercy feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz (Schlachthofbronx Edit)
  12. UZ – I Ain’t Got No Patience feat. Trinidad James
  13. Kendrick Lamar – M.A.A.D. City feat. MC Eiht
  14. Tre Mission – Dollar Bill
  15. Collie Buddz – Ganja Pipe
  16. Sevn Thomas – CoCo (Battle Mix)
  17. Flava D – Sickman
  18. UZ – Turn Up feat. Casey Veggies & Iamsu!
  19. Mark Knight – Alright (J-Lah Remix)
  20. Shanay Holmes – Worth The Wait (Preditah Remix)
  21. Prowla – Xplosive Refix (prod. by Freeza Chin)
  22. Preditah – Overdose
  23. Submotion Orchestra – Thinking (Maths Time Joy Remix)
  24. Baxta – Whateva
  25. SWV – Rain (Two Fresh Remix)
  26. Ms. Dynamite & Labyrinth – Neva Soft
  27. Skepta – In A Corner feat. MC Trigger
  28. Ms. Dynamite – Your Eyes feat. Gappy Ranks, Sweetie Irie, Nathan, J2K
  29. James Blake – Retrograde (Vlsonn Bootwork)
  30. Kixnare – Gucci Dough
14 Feb
2013

Jeremy Sean – Into The Forest

We make no secret that we are on a never ending quest to find what we think is the FLY shit musically, so when Channel One co founder Tasc told us about how he had Jeremy Sean’s BlogTO mix on repeat we knew we had to take notice.  Jeremy was already on our radar under his Mr Mandelphant guise while he was part of the excellent Plugged Not Thugged Blog and the always on point Major Rager parties. Whenever we would attend their stellar events and heard some quality House music being played we would look and sure enough it was Jeremy behind the decks.

He has since dropped the Mandelphant moniker and is moving forward as a DJ under Jeremy Sean. His sound leaning even further and deeper into House and Techno terrain as a selector, event promoter and soon to be unveiled productions.  His first event “Forest of L.I.E.S” with special guest Ron Morelli will be happening at the newly minted Black Box theater on Feb 23rd.

His mix reflects perfectly his new direction, just looking at the track list you know this is quality from the moment the needle hits the record. That’s right “record“,  Jeremy has blessed us with an all vinyl mix which we really appreciate because it shows us his level of passion and dedication for his sound and his craft as a DJ.  A meticulously crafted journey from start to finish perfect for getting you through these dark winter days and dancing the cold nights away.  Deep, soulful, introspective yet at the same time moving and uplifting,  Jeremy Sean is a name to watch for intently in the months and years to come.

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1. Keith Worthy – Emotional Content
2. 808 Mate – Untitled
3. Genius of Time РTuffa trummor med r̦st
4. JTC – Beats in Space
5. Steve Summers – Analogous Desires
6. William Kouam Djoko – Day Break
7. Levon Vincent – Speck’s Jam
8. Maximillion Dunbar – Cassette Arabic
9. Adalberto – Let Love Come Home
10. Olin & Co. Processing – Oslo
11. Paranoid London – Paris Dub 1
12. Marshall Jefferson – Mushrooms (Trevino Remix)
13. Brooks Mosher – Nimbus
14. Xosar – Rain Day Juno Jam (Legowelt Remix)
15. Omar S – Triangulum Australe
16. Obsoletetechnology – 909 Test
17. Frank & Tony feat. Bob Moses – Worked

18 Jan
2013

Guest Mix: Artifice (CAN)

C1-Artifice_cover2013 is now officially in full swing and for our first drop of the year we are introducing you to a name that you might not have heard before unless your ear is fully to the ground of what is happening in Toronto’s storied and ever present DnB scene. Artifice (Bogart Shwadchuck) began producing in the early 2000′s, first releasing industrial dance music as Epsilon Minus and remixing dozens of artists in the genre. He disbanded this project in 2004 in the interest of exploring more of the full spectrum of electronic music, in particular his growing interest in the deeper, more minimal side of Drum & Bass.

Burying his head in the studio, Artifice has quietly been honing his sound and stacking up releases on labels such as Stride recordings and Melting Pot records. A seasoned DJ, he keeps his skills sharp via his weekly “Artificial Selection” web stream and as a part of DJ collective “Full Code Soundsystem” alongside contemporaries Statistic and C -10.

His meticulous productions, boast a precise attention to detail, building the atmosphere and tension. His clinical mix downs terrorize big rigs catching the attention of many who are starting to pass Aritifce’s name around the underground. Recently he has caught the ears of Marcus Visionary and Lush who signed a 12 inch to their burgeoning all things Bass label Inner City Dance. Watch for his label debut in the first quarter of the year followed by more releases and remixes for the steam gathering imprint.

This mix showcases Artifice’s DJ style perfectly: uncompromising, darker leaning underground Drum & Bass, stacked with his own impeccable productions. In a city and a scene that is quietly bursting with new and old talent getting recognized the world over, we promise you that Artifice will soon be a name on the minds and in the play lists of anybody into real deal Drum & Bass. As we always say: Remember where you heard it first!

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Tracklist:

Artifice – Shelter
Data – Torn
L 33 – Voices
Lynx, Hellrazor – Locked On The Low feat. Naomi Pryor (DNB Mix)
Ibunshi, Kodama – Fragments
Statistic – Drunken Sailor
Enei – Trainchaser
Artifice – Blacklight
Artifice – Airlock
S.P.Y – Back Again
Able Danger – Psirenz
Marcus Intalex – Cabal
SPKTRM – 2319
Fade – Insider
Artifice – Scorpion
Livewire – Tiger Claw
Thing – Boomskank
Cursa – Connections (Edit Remix)
Artifice – Breakneck
Krakota – Block Breaker
Elbowstrike – Decapitator
Menace, Borderline – Murky
Nitri – Galaxy
Rido – Twisted VIP (feat. Thomas Oliver)
Dose – Face Your Fears
Audio – Leech
Artifice – Crime Rate
BTK – Drop It (Optiv Remix)

27 Dec
2012

Guest Mix: J-LAH (CAN)

For our final drop of 2012 we are pleased to introduce you to an artist who we guarantee you are going to be hearing a lot about in 2013. Toronto producer J-Lah has really been coming on strong lately with a steady stream of Trap leaning productions on his soundcloud and a growing DJ diary in and around the city.

Making and playing electronic music for 6 years his style is part 808 Rap swag and part Rave energy, slotting him in perfectly with the current wave of “Trap” music taking the dance floor by storm. This guy is no trend hopper though, his production pedigree is much farther reaching and his incendiary DJ sets ensure that J-Lah is a name that will be around for years to come.

This mix is full of his own tracks alongside some choice dubplates and remixes. Early in 2013 watch for J-Lah remixes appearing on Inner City Dance as well as a wealth of new originals and remixes stacking up on his soundcloud. This time next year when you look back on the waves this guy creates in 2013 don’t forget where you heard it first. Your welcome.

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tracklisting:

01 J-LAH – Ooo Baby Baby
02 Headphone Activist – Bad Man Condition 
03 Watapachi & Transcend The Masses – Let’s Get Ratchet 
04 Dj Fresh Direct – Mary-Kate ans Ashley
05 DVNNYSETH – Oh (Prod. BOSSTONE) 
06 Hight Powered Boys – Girly (SLEEPY TOM EDIT) 
07 Trillville – Some Cut (J-LAH Remix) 
08 Branchez – Treat You Right 
09 Key n Krates – Teat Me Right 
10 Footwork – Track-Wreka 
11 J-LAH – Real Thugs Get Down 
12 Trina ft. Ludacris – Get Blowed (Cobra Krames & Dirtyfinger Mix) 
13 A-Track & Zinc ft. Natalie Storm – Like The Dancefloor (Party Favor’s Remix)
14 Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean – Clique (Enferno Remix) 
15 J-LAH – ProwLER
16 Ookay – Hit Me 
17 King L ft. Juicy J & Pusher T – My Hoes They Do Drugs 
18 Serotonin & Cherry City – Shiva (Original Mix)
19 Santigold – Creator (Ookay Remix) 
20 Danny Brown – Lie4 (Kaytradamus Remix) 
21 Ti – BALL (Hippie Cent & Blitz Remix) 
22 Beach Club & Relic – Put Da Needle On It
23 Torro Torro – Knockin Boots (J-LAH Remix) 
24 B.o.B – Best Friend (Prod. Jamieson) 
25 Major Lazer – Jah No Partial ( Yellow Claw & Yung Relix Remix) 
26 Don Midass – I’m The Boss (We Bad Remix) 
27 Charlie Traplin – Puff with the Phillys 
28 J-LAH – Grimy 
29 Lil Scrappy ft. Young Buck – In The Bank (Cobra Krames & Yamez Mix) 
30 A$AP FERG – Work (J-LAH Remix) 
31 Barrington Levy – Murderer (J-LAH Remix) 
32 J-LAH – Morning Sunrise

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12 Dec
2012

Freeza Chin – Work Out Mix


Most people start hitting the gym AFTER the holidays but we promote taking care of your self at Channel One. We want you in top shape so you can come to our parties (we promise we are going to start doing those again) and download our mixes and catch our DJ’s in the clubs.

So with that in mind our boy Freeza Chin made this “Work Out Mix” to help you along and get you motivated to get in there and handle business.

High energy, dancefloor killing Gutter Bass/Funky/Bashment/Grime/Bass/ “Music that came out of London after Dubstep” or what ever else you want to call it. Just the way we like it.

Freeza leading the way in his trademark style as usual. If this one doesn’t get you up and moving, go see a doctor, you may actually be suffering from a common ailment most often referred to as “Death”.

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Tracklist:

Rihanna x Funkystepz – Birthday Cake (Miami Bass Edit)
Blawan – Getting Me Down
The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Funkystepz Edit)
Jim-E Stack – Lemme
Roska – Gone To A Better Place (D-Malice Deep Vision’s Mix)
Alison Hinds – Roll It Gal (A Little Bit Funky Remix)
Beenie Man & Fambo – Rum & Redbull (Noah D’s Killsound Remix)
Gyptian feat. Big Zeeks – Hold Yuh (Eastwood Remix)
Donaeo – Party Hard (D’Bandit Doc Jones Soca Rmx)
Usher vs Donaeo – OMG (Jester Remix)
Freeza Chin – Papa Shango Riddim feat. K.Notes
DJ Cleo feat. Bleksem – Nisho Njalo
Kid Cudi vs Crookers – Day N Nite (Greenmoney’s Up All Nite Remix)
Hackman – Close
Drake – Make Me Proud feat. Nicki Minaj
Jeremih – Birthday Sex (Apple Refix)
The Weeknd – The Party & The After Party (Kastle Remix)
CDBL – I Need You [Kidnap Kid Remix]
Fuzzy Logik feat. Jada Pearl – All My Love (Arcade remix)
Wookie – What’s Going On?
Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Moony Remix)
Aly-Us – Follow Me (Full Intention Club Mix)
Lighter – Skanker (James Fox Work Vocal Edit)
Jamesy P – Nookie (MIA & Jabba Remix)
Zan – On De Road (Contango Remix)
Shockout – Bumpin’
Club Asylum feat. 8 Bit – Dirty Room (Dirty Dub)
French Fries – Yo Vogue
Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe

5 Dec
2012

Marcus Visionary – DnBCulture.ca Winter Mix


Channel One’s figure head is back again for a fresh mix of the most upfront Drum & Bass. This mix was recorded for our friends over at dnbculture.ca and came out a couple weeks ago but we had to share it with you as well, being that the holidays are getting close and that.

Revered the world over for his Ragga Jungle and Sub Soca productions, people outside Toronto might be quick to forget that Marcus Visionary is a foundation building pioneer DnB DJ in North America helming the decks at every single big rave in Toronto for 20 years. This mix is a snapshot of what you might hear Marcus play in a massive warehouse or dingy blacked out basement on any given weekend. No nonsense underground DnB mixed with Marcus’s seamless precision and flavour.

Fresh tracks from Dillinja, Break, Enei, S.P.Y, Total Science, Dub Phizix, A.I, Optiv & BTK, Rene Lavice,Wilkinson, Artifice, Serum, Potential Badboy, Need For Mirrors, and more.

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21 Nov
2012

Tasc – Cardigan Season – Fall 2012


It’s that time again, Tasc, the master of that wavy House sound returns to school us with his fall mix, bringing with him his unmatched style and precision behind the decks. This time Tasc takes it deeper and darker than ever before turning in this masterful journey through slow burning late night sleaze.

In addition to his extensive behind the scenes role with this very website the French James Bond has been keeping very busy locked away in the Hazy Hotel working on new music, new videos and new visuals in an endless quest to push HIS brand of House music further.

As with all Tasc drops, we guarantee this one will remain as the soundtrack to your after party for the Xmas season and beyond.  So pop the cork on your finest Pinot, get comfortable in your flyest shawl cardigan and get wavy to this one.

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tracklisting:
01 Oberhofer- Away From You (MANIK Retro Mix)
02 Rey & Kjavic – Animal VS Beast (Adriatique Remix)
03 Viadrina – Cellardoor
04 Last Magpie – Who Knows Where The Love Goes
05 Audiofly – I’ll Tell Ya VS Big Bully
06 Jazzanova – I Human feat. Paul Randolph (Mario & Vidis Redo)
07 Demarzo – Untouchable (Amine Edge Remix)
08 Raffa FL feat The Wows – Harlots House
09 Numero2 – Ghost Inside of Me (Martin Dawson Remix)
10 Maceo Plex – Future Musik
11 Fly o Tech – Gangstabot (Tigerskin Remix)
12 Justin Martin – Butterflies (Catz N Dogz Remix)
13 The Realbirds – Left, Left
14 Aki Bergen – Corn Flakes for Dinner
15 French Fries – Space & Smoke (Justin Martin Remix)
16 Worthy – Same Damn Thing (Nick Monaco Remix)
17 Hot Chip – How Do You Do (James Zabiela Remix)
18 Audio Junkies – Allright
19 Heiko Voss – I Think About You (DJ Koze Remix)
20 Francys – People (Nico Lahs & Ahmet Sisman Remix)
21 Kruse & Nuemberg, Vincenzo – Music Does The Talking
22 Tasc – I’ll Mon Provoquer
23 Slok – Lonely Child (2012 Mix)
24 Jonny Cruzv – Sex Rocket feat. Cali Lanauze (Fur Coat Remix)
25 Guy Gerber, Jaw – Steady (Midland Remix)
26 Marvin Zeyss – Keep On (Shur-I-Kan Remix)
27 Bartolomeo – Jean Is Not Death
28 Chris James – Song For Her feat. Ria Moran