5 Dec

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.

download the mix from DnBCulture.ca HERE

21 Nov

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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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

14 Nov

Guest Mix – DJ Prime – November Tek Mix (CAN)

The word “soldier” is very often used especially in DnB circles as a term of endearment and respect for someone who has selflessly and tirelessly toiled away in the trenches of a scene that has seen its fair share of ups and downs over its 20 plus year history.

Ryan “DJ Prime” Whittington represents the epitome of what a true soldier is. Motivated only by a deep love for the music and the rich culture behind it, Prime has been on the front lines of DnB from day one, following and pushing the format from the heady days of Hardcore into Jungle and forward on to Drum & Bass.

His biggest contribution has been via his dedication to community radio. After a brief stint on CHRY 105.5 FM in 1994 Prime hooked up with none other than Marcus Visionary and the two started presenting their “Prophecy” radio show on CIUT 89.5 FM in the fall of 1995.

Now 17 years later and the Prophecy remains as the longest running weekly Jungle/DnB radio show in North America and has served as the entry point for generations of listeners to be exposed to the music and the scene behind it.

Through it all Prime has always stuck to his guns keeping pace with the constantly evolving underground and refusing to be pigeonholed by playing the full spectrum of Drum & Bass on radio and in countless raves throughout his career.

Here Prime steps up with over an hour of brand new beats selected and mixed with a veterans precision. According to him this is the first of many more mixes to come from a man who’s passion for DnB is re-ignited every time a batch of new fresh music lands in his inbox, the same way it has since he bought his first pieces of vinyl all those years ago.

A tip of the hat to a man who’s humbleness and cool demeanor is a testament to what the phrase “doing it for the love of the music” really means. Respect.



  1. Calyx & TeeBee (Feat Kemo)  –  Pure Gold
  2. Critical Impact and Komonazmuk  -Translation
  3. Black Sun Empire (Feat. Foreign Beggars)   – Dawn of a Dark Day
  4. A.I. & Command Strange   – Broken Ground
  5. Black Sun Empire  – Transmissions (Mindscape Remix)
  6. A.I. & Command Strange (Feat. Jamakabi)  – Mad One
  7. Cause4Concern  – Alchemist
  8. Break  – Submerged (Teebee & Calyx Remix)
  9. Emperor  – Smokescreen
  10. Villem  – Artifacts
  11. S.P.Y.   – Roll The Dice
  12. Ulterior Motive  – Featherweight V!P
  13. Black Sun Empire  – Extraction
  14. Future Cut (Feat. Jenna G)  – Obsession (Ulterior Motive Remix)
  15. Gridlok (Feat. Optiv)  – Time Goes By
  16. The Upbeats & Gridlok  – Krypto
  17. Konichi  – Sekund Fort
  18. Break    – Love So True
  19. Unreal   – Morning Sat
  20. Trex & Jaybee     – Ghosts
  21. DJ Devize & Shookz      – Coming in Stealth
  22. Wickaman ft Mavrik & Hoodlum     – One Scratch
  23. Charli XCX         – Youre The One (Dub Phizix Remix)
  24. Culture Shock      – Troglodyte
  25. S.P.Y.    -Torque
  26. Clarity   – Cold Blank
  27. Rene LaVice   – Headlock VIP
  28. S.P.Y.   – Kiss the Sky
  29. DRS      – Bun Ya
  30. Frankee    – Firethorn
29 Oct

Guest Mix: The Heatwave Guide To Hot Wuk (UK)

London’s The Heatwave are the UK’s number one bashment sound. Benjamin D, Rubi Dan and Gabriel Heatwave have been bringing their undeniable hype,energy and passion for dancehall to raves and clubs all over the world.  It’s an instant carnival wherever they touch down. Huge tunes, quickfire mixing, exclusive dubs, scandalous dancing everywhere and people banging on the walls for reloads.
Their extremely popular Sunday night Rinse FM slot is the bookend to many Londoner’s raving weekends. While their widely successful Hot Wuk parties are roadblocked every single week with a wide range of guests from David Rodigan, Toddla T and Jillionare to funky dons Champion and Marcus Nasty all playing the most raucous dancehall based sounds. Its a guarantee any and every English and Jamaican artist in town at the time will be featured on the mic as well.
The Heatwave sound serves as the starting point showing how Dancehall and Soundsystem Culture is at the root of Jungle, Garage, Grime, Dubstep, Funky and beyond. Their presence and popularity on Rinse FM verifies their position as the champions of connecting the dots between Jamaican culture and its influence on all forms of UK Bass music.
100 percent dancing, 100 percent smiling is their unabashed slogan for Hot Wuk. Watch the you tube clips on there website and you will see why.
Heatwave will be making their Toronto debut celebrating High Grade Productions 6 year anniversary. Get all the info Here.
Be there. Seriously.

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17 Oct

Guest Mix – DJ Naughty (UK)


When we first set up this station over 2 years ago we had a short wish list of DJ’s that we knew we had a shot at for contributing podcasts to us. Very near the top of that list was DJ Naughty.

Barely out of his teens, Naughty took the urban London scene by storm as one of the original innovators of what would be known as the Funky sound, or “UK Funky”. Essentially the re emergence of the London take on House music that dominated the young London and Ayia Napa party scenes of 2008 – 2010. His seminal “Quicktime” EP is one of the most important records of that movement and stands the test of time as an all time classic of the genre. As a DJ, Naughty was drafted as the youngest member of the legendary Heartless Crew. His high energy DJ sets solidified his position as one of the leading Funky DJ’s alongside names like Marcus Nasty, Pioneer, Supa D and Roska.

Numerous releases later on Spoil Rotten and Roska’s Kicks & Snares and Naughty’s sound has progressed closer to Funky’s soulful House roots. This mix showcases the current deeper, darker more soulful take on House music that London’s Funky scene has gravitated towards. In a sense the scene has “grown up”. We just look at it as another stop along the never ending Hardcore Continuum of urban London influenced bass music. Where ever it goes we know Naughty will be right there on the cusp of it.

Big shouts to the voice of Channel One, Plain English for relentlessly trying to secure this mix for the last 2 and a half years!

Oh yeah, we have decided we are going to start throwing parties again, so stay tuned. See you on the dance floor!

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Q-Tip – Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit)
Azari & III – Manic
Will Monotone - Dem Mai Hoes
Heartthrob - Odyssey
Laura Jones - Love In Me (Maceo Plex Remix)
Rudimental - Feel The Love (Dusky Remix)
Jerah feat Thantaswa - Cry Kill & Die (Infinite Boys Spiritual Mix)
Fur Coat feat. Cari Golden - You And I (Original Mix)
Max Cooper - Darkroom (John Tejada remix)
Azari & III – Reckless With (Tiga Remix)
Nneka - Shining Star (Joe Goddard remix)
GusGus - David (Darren Emerson’s Underwater remix)
Martin Landsky - Morning Caffeine (Main Mix)
Jamie Jones vs Heaven 17 – Penthouses
Naughty – Tainted Soul
Truce – Bass Control
Apple & Jason Julian – Bring Me
Fur Coat and Argenis Brito - Space Ballad (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
Naughty – Transform It
GusGus - Over (Tale Of Us & Tennis Pic Nic In The Graveyard Remix)
Intruder (A Murk Production) feat Jei - Amame (Dyed Soundorom Downtown Remix)
Woodkid – Iron (Gucci Vump Remix)
Miguel Campbell ft Alex Mills - Something Special (Original Version)

16 Sep

Marcus Visionary – Carnival Special on Rinse FM

A lot of people asked us this summer if and when we were going to put out a Caribana Jungle Mix from Channel One figure head Marcus Visionary.  In our two year history this mix has become an annual and heavily downloaded drop for us.  Sadly due to his hectic studio and touring schedule Marcus was unable to record his Jungle mix this year, BUT, we have the next best thing:

The live archive of Marcus’s appearance on vastly influential London radio station Rinse FM, broadcast during his recent European tour. Marcus guested on label boss Shy FX‘s Digital Soundboy show on the Wednesday leading up to his appearance on the massive DSB stage at this years Notting Hill Carnival.

A full two hours of pre carnival warm up vibes showcasing Marcus’s signature Ragga Jungle and 140 bpm Sub Soca sound.  The play list is almost entirely exclusive dubplates from the likes of Benny Page, Aries, Chopstick Crew and Marcus Visionary himself.

“These are the tunes that would have been on my Carnival Mix if I had been able to record one this year.  Hope everyone enjoys it and watch for my upcoming releases on High Culture, Necessary Bass and Inner City Dance which are all played on this show” – Marcus Visionary

We know, you are welcome!


29 Aug

The Frandiscos – Roll Up, Pour Up, Turn’t Up

(Photo Taken by Conrad McGee-Stocks)

It’s been over a year since the brothers Francisco blessed us with a Channel One mix.   In that time The Frandiscos have continued to build their name all over the city with their effortless knack for stringing together different flavours into one cohesive party set.

This mix showcases their signature DJ style, taking the best of bass heavy music from across different tempos and seamlessly mixing it together PROPERLY. (Take note imitators)

A high energy roller coaster ride touching on Trap leaning Dubstep, Mid 90’s Jungle classics, Upfront DnB, 808 Gutter Bass, Parisian House and sleazy party time Electro.

Roll Up, Pour Up, Turn’t Up!

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Benga-I will never change
Birdy Nam Nam-Goin’ In (Skrillex Goin’ Down mix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs/A-Trak/Kid Kamillion-Heads Will Roll – (Kid Kamillon Trap Edit)
Kill The Noise-Roots (Brillz Remix)
Benny Page-Body Bumpin
Flinch-No Alarm
Girl Unit-Club Rez
Thugli-We Bout It
Mele- Beamer (Original Club Edit)
The Ganja Kru- Super Sharp Shooter
Afro Kid-Shooks
SCHLACHTHOFBRONX- One Hand (feat Puppetmastaz & Doubla J)
Cyantific – Infinity
Magnus- Summer’s Here (Break Remix)
Brookes Brothers- Snowman
Technicolour- Winter Rose (Original Mix)
Taxman- My House
Marcus Visionary feat Keon Love- Good Vibes (Dub Mix)
Canblaster- Timemaster’s Chronicles
Xilent- Clear Your Mind
Sky Juice- Lick It Back
Bambounou- Brawl
Juicy J- Nader – Bands Make Her Dance
French Fries- One Ting Dub
Addison Groove- This Is It
Myrryrs- Fantom Doze
Gregor Salto- Bouncing Harbour (Funkin’ Matt Rmx – Munchi Still Thinks
Funkin’ Matt Should Do Moombahton VIP)
Dirt Monkey-Little Soundbwoy
Steve Aoki-Earthquakey People (Alvin Risk Remix -Moombahton Remix)
Jack Beats-Epidemic (feat. Dillon Francis)
Craze & Heartbreak- Summer Riddim
Daft Punk-Da Funk
Milo & Otis-Siren (Just One)
Justin Martin-Hood Rich (DJ Version)
DJ Sdunkero-Choosing Love
Filtertypen-After Laughter
Julio Bashmore-Au Seve

Stream VIA Mixcloud: The Frandiscos – Roll Up, Pour Up, Turn’t Up

12 Aug

Freeza Chin – 3 Hour Vintage Reggae Mix

The August heat is blazing, Caribana just finished, summer is in full swing. We at Channel One have been thoroughly enjoying our bbq season.  Our last mix from TASC is the soundtrack to your late night excursions after the sun has gone down and the grill has been closed.  But what about the daytime selections? Don’t worry we GOT YOU.

Our boy Freeza Chin steps up to the plate with this massive three hour foundation reggae, roots and lovers rock mega mix covering all the angles of classic Jamaican music.  Enough music to cover you from prep work to grill to table.

Just put this on and leave it.  that’s all you need to do.

Plus catch Freeza playing more of this at his all things reggae monthly Double Dragons.

27 Jul

Tasc – Summer 2012

Yes. We know we haven’t been updating the site with new mixes with the frequency that we normally would, but hey it’s summer time. We have outside shit to do like drink beer in the street and take instagram pictures of sunsets over lakes.

Have no fear though, just like Hov the kid of a hundred nicknames aka Tasc has been holding us down for mixes for the last few summers guaranteed!  This time “Two Champagnes”  really takes us on a journey, effortlessly running through some of the finest deep dark and sexy house music around at the moment.

Knowing Tasc we can only imagine the amount of Pinot that was consumed at The Hazy Hotel while he recorded this mix.  Maybe he was upset that he didn’t get a ticket to Burning Man this year so he tried to recreate the experience musically. Regardless, this is your soundtrack for hot nights in the city, on the beach or driving up to your favorite festival this summer.

Also be on the look out for our site revamp coming real soon, and oh yeah, happy two year anniversary to us!  Cheers.  C1.


01 Wildkats & Tboy – Be An Example (Balcazar & Sordo Remix)
02 Yakine – Tight Ting (Nico Lahs Rmx)
03 Jay Shepheard – Fuzzy Boarder
04 Okain – O’Clock (Gerds Deep Mix)
05 Justin Martin – Don’t Go
06 Alfred Taylor – Anymore
07 Gorge – Dwtc
08 Alex Arnout – Movements In Soul (Laura Jones Rmx)
09 Vernon & Dacosta – You So Crazy (Rob Mello’s Inst
10 Martin Dawson – Drum Chord
11 Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
12 George FitzGerald – Lights Out
13 Tom Flynn – People Everyday
14 David Keno & Nico Stojan – Princess Of The Night (Acid Pauli Remix)
15 Tim Green – Stash
16 Steve Bug – Those Grooves
17 Uffe – I’ll Leave Soon (Catz N Dogz Talking Remix)
18 Simon Baker – Trust
19 Chase Buch – Eastenders
20 Gui Boratto – This Is Not The End (AME Remix)
21 Luca Agnelli & Marco Faraone – Tuscany
22 Alexis Raphael – The Message
23 Flight Facilities – With You f.Grovesnor (Danny Daze 5am Remix)
24 Digitaria, Funky Fat – You Bring Me Down
25 Martin Dawson & Jay Shepheard – Obey Your Aul

12 Jun

Marcus Visionary 4×4 90’s UKG mix

Ahhhh yes, spring cleaning. Living in this country a proper above and beyond the normal cleaning of your home, going threw all your stuff and purging the unnecessary after a long winter is some what of a tradition for us Canadians.

Lucky for us Marcus Visionary also subscribes to this practice, and once again, while digging through his storage locker he found another lost UK Garage mix from his days behind the decks at Flirt Sundays.

Judging by the tracks played this mix was recorded sometime around 1998. For many this was the “golden age” of UKG, before the “2-step” sound, when it was still heavily related to the 4×4 skip and swing of the style pioneered in the US by the likes of M.A.W, Todd Edwards and MK.
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Marcus couldn’t remember the exact tracklisting but tracks from Tuff Jam, MJ Cole, Ramsey & Fen, Grant Nelson and Dem 2 are all featured.  Summer time party music in its purest, rawest, sexiest form.  CONSTANT rotation!