14 Feb

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.


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

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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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

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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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
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


12 Dec

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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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

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!