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!


30 May

Marcus Visionary – Mix Mag Spotlight

A few weeks ago, Channel One figurehead Marcus Visionary was given the honor of doing a mini mix for the “bible of Dance music”  Mix Mag Magazine. Marcus was humbled by the invitation, and decided to unlock his golden chest of unreleased dubplates for the occasion.

some of the hottest Ragga Jungle forthcoming on Necessary Bass, Inner City Dance and Lion Dub International, with a few huge treats from the likes of Serial Killaz and Benny Page for good measure.

grab it exclusively from Mix Mag HERE

17 May

Freeza Chin live at 40hz April 28 2012

Freeza Chin, Toronto’s Grime and Funky dubplate don is back with another mix of high powered 140 bpm selections.  This is  a live recording of Freeza at our good friends 40hz last packed out party which featured original Dubstep crusader Silkie on April 28 2012.

As with all 40hz events, the sound is THE most important attraction, always featuring the full destructive bass weight power of the now legendary 40hz soundsystem.  Freeza took full advantage of the massive rig, pushing it to its limits with a rib crushing set of classic 80′s Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Grime, and 140 bpm dance floor riddims.

Experience the full 40hz soundsystem at their next event,
and catch Freeza Chin on his weekly Grime show on Nasty FM 7-9 pm est


Barrington Levy & Beenie Man – Under Mi Sensi
Million Stylez & John Holt – Police In Helicopter
Mad Cobra – RIP
Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (No No No)
Marlon Asha – Ganja Farmer
Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
Shy FX feat. Donae’o – Raver (Shy’s Guinness Punch Mix)
2562 – Enforcers
Gappy Ranks – Stinkin’ Rich (Tmsv Remix)
Dizz1 feat. Royalston – Decay
EL-B feat. Wiley – Romp VIP
Megalodon feat. D-E-Velopment & Badness – Not Commercial (Original Mix)
Jon E Cash – Cash Beat aka Hoods Up
Maxsta – East London Is Back
F1 – Dot
Plastician – Shallow Grave
Splurt – Bang
Blacks – Just Do You
D Double E – Let It Blow
6Blocc – Ganja (Dub Mix)
Hitman Hyper – Dead Battery
SirisBeatz – DDF
Skinnz – Eurphorbia
Littlefoot – Sell My Soul
Swindle – Mood Swings
Darq E Freaker – Turbo Kids
Swindle – Ignition feat. Footsie & Nadia Suliman
Breakage feat. Newham Generals & David Rodigan – Hard
Woogie D – The End Dub
Admiral Bailey – Jump Up (Terror Danjah Remix)
Fire Camp – No! (Instrumental)
Mz. Bratt feat. General Levy – Selecta (Remix)
Preditah – Overdose
Kelly Rowland – Motivation (Jacques Greene Remix)
Spooky – Curry Chips (Danny B-Line Remix)
Lil’ Silva – Flex vs Pulse
So Solid Crew feat. Ms. Dynamite – Envy
Deeco – Purple Lights
DOK feat. Sir Spyro – Missing Step
Emvee – Powerful Leg
Royal-T & Butterz – Royal-T Is The King
Tre Mission & Preditah – Rate Me A Bit
Chris Brown – Look At Me Now (Instrumental)
Freeza Chin – Xplosive Refix
Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me (Breakage Remix)
Plastician – Hard Kore
Plastician feat. Shizzle, Fresh & Napper – Cha!
Ghetts feat. Mercston – Red Pill
J-Sweet & Alias – Spartan (Remix)
Newham Generals & Badness – Merked Again
The Weeknd – Initiation
Ding Dong feat. Flow Dan – Badman Forward, Badman Pull Up (The Bug Remix)
17 Apr

Ice One – ‘Seasons’ – April 2012

Back again for another journey into the deep murky depths of the underground is one of our absolute favourite DJ’s, the mysterious Ice One. We are not going to lie, he submitted this mix months ago but then decided to our dismay that he didn’t want to put it out.  Recently he realized like we knew already, that this mix was full of timeless music and needed to be released.  So while the tracks are a few months old, they still sound fresh as mountain dew.

What we love about Ice One is that no matter what  tempo he chooses to rock, from the coldest metallic Drum n Bass to the most introspective late night house music, he ALWAYS delivers with the flyest selections from across the spectrum.  We never know what he is going to come with but its guaranteed we will be hunting him down for a track ID or two everytime he blesses us with a new mix.

Our boy is currently residing in Alberta and flying the flag firmly for Channel One out there, catch Ice One playing in and around the province spreading the gospel of low down Bass music to the uninitiated.  Stone Cold.


0. Intro
1. Dexter – Great Northern Diver
2. Dark Sky – Neon
3. Alfie vs. A1 Bassline – Slow Rush
4. Beastie Respond – Syncopy (Blawan Mix)
5. EQD – Equalized 003A
6. Phil Kieran -
7. Joy O – Jels
8. Inxec & Droog – Westbound
9. Martyn – Viper [London Arches Rhythm]
10. Maceo Plex – Your Style (Maya Jane Coles rmx)
11. Radiohead – Little By Little (Caribou Remix)
12. Inxec & Droog – Unhinged
13. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Satellites
14. ????????
15. Cosmin TRG – Want You To Be
16. Jacques Greene – What U R
17. Peshay – Piano Tune
18. The XX – Crystalized
19. J Majik – Kindred Spirit [Out to Ned]
20. Fatima ft. Floating Points – Innervision
21. Mosca – Tilt Shift (Swing Ting rmx)

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13 Mar

Tasc – Is it Spring Yet?

With a warm winter and spring right around the corner, its only right that our next mix comes from the been had Polo kid himself: DJ Tasc. A new Tasc podcast sets the mood perfectly for our journeys into late night trouble and blazes the trail forward with all things currently hot in House music.

As always with Tasc, championship DJ skills are on show. Pay close attention to the EQ’ing and the transitions, seamless…no synch button, no mixed in key, just a great ear for dope music and the pedigree of years of experience and good taste to present it to you properly.

Monsieur ‘Two Champagne’ himself speaks on it a little more nonchalantly:

“Woke up, got the coffee pot brewing and started recording. I didn’t want to get caught up worrying about the tracklisting, just good House beats, all across the board. I hope you all enjoy”

Also, make sure you check out his ‘Choke’ remix for “Damn Kids“, out now on Provoke. via Beatport.



01 DJ T – Opera Buffa (MANIK’s Paradise LL Mix)
02 Alexis Raphael – Kitchens & Bedrooms (Alexis Sunset Mix)
03 Paralell Dance Ensemble – Shopping Cart (Maxxi Soundsytem Remix)
04 FCL – More Then Seven
05 Shades of Gray – Dis This (Mic Newman Remix)
06 Frank Roger & Terrence Terry – This Is Now
07 Amirali – Beautiful World (Daniel Bortz Remix)
08 Lee Foss – Foxy
09 Claptone – Cream
10 Acos CoolKas & Nata Tomata – Don’t Fly Away (Jimpster Dub Mix)
11 Superfunk & Ron Carroll – Lucky Star (Solomun Remix)
12 Ben Hoo – Jasmine (App Remix)
13 H.O.S.H – What Do You Say feat Malonda
14 Jet Project – Alright feat Electric J (Homework Remix)
15 Laura Jones – Inner Place
16 DJ Wild – Last Summer (Kerri Chandler Remix)
17 Sek – If I Could Just
18 Robosonic – The Sweetness (J.Phlip Remix)
19 Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Vocal)
20 Tom Budden – Simplest Inhale (Denis Horvat Remix)
21 Guy Gerber – Nothing Can Be True
22 Nat Self – Looped Down
23 Claude Von Stroke & Jaw – Le Fantome
24 Toky – About You (Hot Since 82 Remix)
25 Danny Daze & Young Edits – Million

27 Jan

Freeza Chin – “Cold Grimey Winter” Podcast

Freeza Chin, Channel One’s resident master of all things Grime and Funky finally returns with a fresh podcast of the most exclusive dub plates and upfront selections in the game. The leading champion of Grime music on this side of the world makes up for lost time with a mix that represents Freeza’s statement of intent for 2012….. No playing around!

Over two hours of live cutting and blending mixed in one take covering the full spectrum of lyrical and instrumental Grime, 140 BPM riddims and Funky.

If its a clash you want, you DON’T want it with Freeza Chin!



01. Mr. K-Ro – Jelly 2012
02. Tre Mission – Writer’s Block
03. J-Beatz – Foundation Riddim
04. Neon Beats – Pulse Blood Roses
05. Zdot – River Seven
06. Frisco – Frisco vs Deshane
07. Teeza – No Hooks (Temix)
08. Darkness – Prawn Cocktail
09. Kid D – Cross
10. Stayfresh – Not On My Watch
11. Merky Ace – Lead feat. Ego
12. J-Sweet – Can’t Stop My Grime (Mr. Mitch Remix)
13. Darq E Freaker – Turbo Kids
14. Lady Leshurr x Neon Beats – Too Much
15. Little Dee – 16 Bar Remix ft. Ice Kid, P-Money, Blacks & Chipmunk
16. Dexplicit – Pirate Cave
17. Faze Miyake – Screwdriver VIP
18. Submerse – Need To Know
19. Rudekid – UFO Mode (Spooky’s Refix)
20. Faze Miyake – Bawse
21. Tre Mission – Can’t Be Controlled ft. Wiley
22. Jendor, P-Money & Little Dee – Taking It Old School
23. Sketch’e – Bar Raid
24. Terror Danjah – Morph 2
25. Terror Danjah – Morph ft. Double S, Griminal, Youf, Messy, S Kid,
Chipmunk, Little Dee, P-Money
26. Merky Ace & P-Money – Spring
27. Tre Mission & Prowla – Trust Me
28. Tre Mission – Super Smash
29. Preditah – Nosy Parker
30. J-Sweet – Tump
31. Joker ft Ghetts, Lil’ Nasty & Shadz – Back In The Days
32. Freeza Chin – Xplosive Refix
33. Plastician – Cha! ft. Shizzle, Fresh & Napper
34. Newham Generals & Badness – Merked Again
35. Marco Del Horno & DJ Swerve – Just Rewind (Dub Mix)
36. Big Narstie & Dexplicit – Gas Leak (DJ Myrikal Remix)
37. Lay-Z – No Manners ft. Skepta
38. 23Hz + Numaestro – Zumo
39. Zdot – Red To Green
40. Wiley – Scarper
41. Swindle – Ignition ft. Footsie & Nadia Suliman
42. D Double E, Kano, Footsie, Hyper, JME & Rapid – Pumpin’ It Out (Remix)
43. Mossmade Beatz – Grab That!
44. Gucci Mane & Ray J ft Wiley & Dream Mclean – Do You Remember
(Terror Danjah Remix)
45. Rebound X – Rhythm ‘N’ Gash
46. M.I.K – Rhythm ‘N’ Gash (Freeza Chin Dubplate Special)
47. Terror Danjah – Air Bubble (Exo Remedy Remix)
48. Neon Beats – Uppercut
50. Steel Banglez – Breakdown ft. Ghetts, Wiley, Big H & P Money
51. Deset – Nightmare
52. F1 – Dot
53. Wiley – Eskimo (Spooky Remix)
54. Plain English & Spooky – UK Garage Dedication
55. Redligh – Source 16 (Rusha Remix)
56. Doctor P – Sweet Shop (Spooky’s Sugar Overdose Refix)
57. Tre Mission – Goodie (Instrumental)
58. Tre Mission – Goodie
59. Sunship – Cheque 1-2 (Spooky’s Remix)
60. Marcus Visionary – Beyond Next
61. Flava D – Bumpa
62. Terror Danjah – East Village
63. Terror Danjah – Full Attention ft. Ruby Lee Ryder
64. Woogie – Chain Reaction
65. Neon Beats – Missing Oo Attention
66. Plastician – Retro
67. Vybz Kartel – Nah Let Go (Oo Aa Ee Bootleg)
68. Merky Ace & Flava D – Everytime
69. Tre Mission & Flava D – Poison
70. Teeza – Bullacake (Temix)
71. Teeza – Switch (Temix)
72. Kingdom – Let You No
73. Rustie – Surph
74. Pangaea – Hex (Freeza Chin Edit)
75. Kelly Rowland – Motivation (Jacques Greene Remix)
76. Dark Tone Sound – Club Magic
77. Flash G – Pearl
78. The Weeknd – Initiation

17 Jan

Marcus Visionary & Plain English UKG Mixtape

Anybody who has West Indian parents will be able to relate to the story behind this weeks podcast:  During the holidays last month Marcus got the phone call that sends panic through the heart of any child that was raised in a Caribbean household: His parents would be downtown doing Christmas shopping tomorrow so they are going to stop by and visit their beloved son. All studio work for that day was now over and bringing his place up to the strict standards of his Guyanese mother was his top priority for the rest of the day.

As a grown man living in his own house the last thing Marcus needed
was for his mother to walk in and say to him:  ” Oh lawd, mi neva raise
my son to be this dutty!… Crosses!!!”

so Marcus frantically cleaned every nook and cranny of his house in
anticipation of the inspection he knew his mother was going to perform
upon her arrival.  Just so happens that under his bed, covered in dust
Marcus found this old UKG mixtape that he had put out in 2001 during
his residency with Sassa’le at Flirt sundays.

We listened to it and knew we had to put this out. Of course at
Channel One though we had to take it to the next level. So we gave the
tape to Freeza Chin to remaster in pro tools and then we called in the
voice of Channel One, Plain English, to host over top.  End result?
This amazing mixtape of 2001 era UKG and 2 step featuring classics
from the likes of Wookie, DJ Zinc, Zed Bias, MJ Cole and more.

Marcus’s pain is all of our gain!


4 Jan

Guest Mix – Poirier (CAN)

Our first podcast of 2012  is a special exclusive drop from Montreal’s favourite carnival bass selector:  Poirier.

We actually had to steal the first sentence off his artist bio because it describes the mans sound and approach so perfectly that we couldn’t even attempt to say it more slickly:

“ Drawing from a wide range of tropical riddims and urban electro, the power of Montreal-based DJ/producer Poirier’s bass blasts through any flimsy attempt to classify his music

Exactly.   Poirier connects the dots between dancehall/soundsystem culture and all forms of forward leaning electronic dance floor genres and fuses them with the unmistakable party time energy of Soca. His signature genre bending sets have made him a very in demand selector all over the world, whipping up a frenzy behind the decks from Montreal to Notting Hill Carnival to Australia.

For his start of the year Channel One mix Poirier turns down the bpm’s a slight touch giving you a soundtrack to reflect on your experiences of the past year and to map out your goals for the new one.

A few words from the man himself:

Here’s a mix showing my love of reggae/dub/dancehall thru electronic and club music. It’s a blend of exclusive tracks/dubplates with a few new tracks and some rare hard to find tracks. I wanted to do something deep, something to start the year not in mayhem, but in nice bass vibrations. ”

Happy New Year from everyone at Channel One, we will be here providing you with more of the same for 2012.



Thunderheist – L.B.G. (Bonjay Remix – Instrumental)
Poirier – Mangnen l’boulé feat. Nik Myo (Poirier’s Skream Refix)
Tayo and Acid Rockers – Vampayaa feat. Pupajim (RSD Remix)
Johnny Osbourne – Fally Ranking (V.I.V.E.K. Remix)
Mungo’s Hifi – Scream feat. YT (Bad From Riddim)
Black Warrior – Buffalo Soldier (Bad From Riddim)
Juakali – Bang Bang Slang
YT – Credit Crunch (Joker Smoker Riddim)
Africa Hitech – Too Late (Instrumental)
Dreadsquad & Lady Chann – Money Ah Dem God (Tv Tom Minimal Dub Remix)
Crookers – Arena feat. Poirier & Face-T (Warbox Dubplate Mix)
Jahdan Blakkamoore – All Comes Back To One (Nate Mars Remix)
Saul Williams – Black Stacey (Deadbeat Remix)

www.poiriersound.com / www.soundcloud.com/poiriersound

9 Dec


SniperWe find that the word legend is thrown around a little too liberally these days. For us there is a difference between a veteran and a legend, the latter referring to someone whose list of accomplishments and influence on the music game are set in stone.  This weeks guest is a DJ who transcends even the designation of legend.  Sniper is more than a scene legend, he is a scene builder, a scene cornerstone, a scene godfather whose foundation of influence in this city still stands strong today. Anybody who was into drum n bass in any capacity in this country for the last 16/17 odd years has been directly affected,whether they realized it or not, by his sphere of influence.

We are not going to go into fine detail about all the things that Sniper has done WITHIN and FOR drum  n bass in our city, maybe we will do that next time, or maybe if you weren’t there first hand then go and ask your older brother or sister about their memories from the epic rave days.

What we will say is that this mix is a return to the classic, signature Sniper sound that mesmerized an entire generation of DJ’s, producers and most importantly; people on the dancefloor at some of the most legendary large scale parties that have ever occurred on this side of the world.

We will let Snips tell it in his own words:

”  I can give you all a bio but what’s the point.  I’m a fuk’n dinosaur when it comes to DJing.

Atmospheric Drum n Bass isn’t really the type of sound you hear at the clubs or at bigger parties. The only chance I had to hear it is when LTJ Bukem was playing. Years ago, some rave promoters used to want me to play this kind of sound at 4 in the morning. It was the perfect time to really fuk up people and take them on a “Musical Journey” as M.C Conrad says.

Not to get to deep but, 2011 was a tough year for me.  This mix reflects on some of the struggles that were faced.

The next mix I do will be a nasty, dark, smash.

Enjoy,  Snips. “

For Sniper inquiries drop a request here: [email protected],

and check out a super rare DJ set from the man himself on Jan 6th at Lionhearts.

Just close your eyes and listen……


Track Listing:

01 – Expectations – Donnie Dubson
02 – All The Days – Calibre
03 – Closing Doors Feat DRS – Calibre
04 – Pushed – Command Strange
05 – Virgo – Marcus Intalex
06 – Apple Fingers – L.I.S.
07 – Echoes – Hamilton
08 – Daybreak feat. Tasha Baxter – Brookes Brothers
09 – Whos Singing – Calibre
10 – Ice Cold Soul – Switch, Lenzman
11 – Soul Patrol feat. M.C Conrad – Lenzmans Remix
12 – Solina – Peshay
13 – Feel Your Soul – B4sstee
14 – Passing Days –  Unknown
15 – Time To Fly – Mistical
16 – Lady Sing The Blues – Big Bud
17 – All One Call – Calibre
18 – Devotion – Grafix
19 – Bright Lights feat. William Cartwright – Lenzman Remix
20 – Euphoric – Fierce and Vicious Circle
21 – Square Of Pegasus – Getz

22 – I Remember – Kaskade, Deadmau5

1 Dec

Guest Mix – Terror Tone (CAN)

Our city just keeps bubbling with talent all across the electronic/bass heavy spectrum.  This week we bring you this dope party starter mixtape from yet another one of the names you need on keep on your radar for 2012, Terror Tone

Real name Luke D, Terror Tone’s path to where he is at now reads very similar to many in our scene: classically trained childhood musician, played in bands, then he got hit by THE BUG.  You know that moment when you first become aware and fall in love with underground late night dance music and decide to devote your entire existence to it?  For Terror Tone that bug bit him while on the dance floor of one of the legendary science center raves (Atlantis? Citrus? he never told us..).

He started producing Drum & Bass and presented a radio show at his university in Windsor. That quickly evolved into making and playing other styles across the spectrum; leading him to where he is at today: a multi – talented super technical producer who has really impressed us with the engineering and meticulous attention to detail in his beats.

Channel One is about DJ’s though, and with this mixtape Terror Tone lets y’all know that his ear for production is also well in tune to the dancefloor. A high energy blend of Garage influenced swing, Hip Hop/Grime and Dancehall attitude and gritty Dubstep and Drum & Bass, peppered with his own tracks and exclusive dubs from his current Toronto production contemporaries Bwana, Vlsonn and Bassmynt you NEED this in your life!

Check Terror Tone’s releases via his label STACKED Records on Beatport & stay up to date by checking his Soundcloud page.



  1. Vlsonn – Eye Droops (Terror Tone Remix) [Stacked Records] VS. Red Light ft Miss Dynamite – What u talkin about? (Acapella) [MTA]
  2. Boy Better Know – Too Many Man (Jamie Duggan Meets Da Booda Remix) [Insatiable]
  3. Redlight ft. Jenna G & Jammer – Pick Up The Phone [Lobster Boy Records]
  4. Kidnap Kid – No One Else (Tete De Tigre Remix) [Squelch and Clap]
  5. Bwana – Baby Let Me Finish [Dub]
  6. Terror Tone – Bad Love (Vlsonn and Terror Tone Remix) [Stacked Records]
  7. French Fries Feat Taiwan – Laquisha [Youngunz]
  8. Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay [Warp]
  9. Max Morrel – Backyard Riddim [Cheaper Thrills]
  10. Terror Tone – Bonehead [Stacked Records]
  11. Azealia Banks – 212 [Dub]
  12. Nguzunguzu – Got U (Canblaster and Berou Bonus Remix) [Silverback Recordings]
  13. Ms. Dynamite – Booo! (Medieval Hooligans Longshanks Remix) [Public Demand]
  14. Mosca – Bax [Numbers]
  15. MJ Cole Feat. Digga – Still Here [Prolific]
  16. Cardopusher – Tu Bizcochito [Enchufada]
  17. Acidkids feat. Marina – Big Foot (Schlachthofbronx Remix) [Acid Kids Records]
  18. Colombo & Kultur – The Good Times (Original mix) [Metamorph Muzik]
  19. Zeds Dead – Rumble In The Jungle [Mad Decent]
  20. Roulet – Kitamanda (Girl Unit Remix) [Enchufada]
  21. Tomb Crew ft Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D – Watch This [Black Butter Records]
  22. Terror Tone – Dreamer [Stacked Records]
  23. Terror Tone – Bad Love [Stacked Records]
  24. Urvah Khan – War Drum (Terror Tone Remix) [Stacked Records]
  25. Gooffee – Two is Better Than One (Terror Tone Remix) [Dub]
  26. Breach – Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZZ Remix) [Pattern]
  27. Vlsonn – Eye Droops (Bassmynt Remix) [Stacked Records]
  28. Fuzzy Logik feat. Jada Pearl – All My Love (Slick Shoota Remix) [Safe and Sound]
  29. Rameses B – Memoirs (Terror Tone DNB Remix) [Dub]