17 Jan
2012

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!

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4 Jan
2012

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.

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Tracklist:

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)

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9 Dec
2011

Guest Mix – SNIPER- “HIGH FOUR” (CAN)

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: the.sniper@gmx.com,

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

Just close your eyes and listen……

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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
2011

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.

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Tracklisting:

  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]
22 Nov
2011

Tasc – Fall Podcast

Tasc – C1 Podcast – Nov 2011 by Channel One on Mixcloud

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The man of a thousand nicknames gets down to business with what he does best; putting on a clinic in low down underground four to the floor party groovers.  Tasc is one of our all time favorite DJ’s for two reasons; selection wise he always finds and plays the flyest shit there is in the house music spectrum.  His style is matched by none in our city.  Secondly we love the fact that the competitiveness he used to employ in his DMC championship days still shines through in his DJin’ today, making his mixing and technical skill hard to match.  Basically its that WAVY shit, get on the download.

Tracklisting:

Martin Dawson – Think About It
Alain Ho – Into A Deep (Hot Toddy Remix)
Mano Le Tough – From The Start
Matthias Vogt – Stillach
Matt Masters – This & That (Pol On Remix)
Max Chapman – Don’t Go
Tigerskin – Torn into
Tahloula – We Play House (M.A.N.D.Y.’s Sweatbox Remix)
Pillowtalk – Soft (Life and Death Remix)
J Phlip – Big Ass Party Hat
The Littlemen – Decked Out (The Lawnchair Generals Remix)
Audiojack – Polka Dot Tree
Tasc – Across The Bridge
Christophe – The Force (Julio Bashmore Piano Mix)
Inxec, Droog (LA) – Westbound
Michael Mclardy – Oslo Nights (Bubba Remix)
Eats Everything – Whatever Whatever
Julien Chaptal – Sun Goes Down
15 Nov
2011

Guest Mix – Rene LaVice (CAN)

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Anybody who follows Drum n Bass would know that Rene is one of the brightest up and coming producers not just from Toronto but in the entire genre with possibly THE biggest most sought after dubplate in the game this year.

The insanely massive Headlock, battered in every single set for the last 6 months by Andy C which has drawn the attention firmly on Rene and his heavily “Golden era Drum n Bass” leaning productions. With music dropping very soon on Rubiks, Future Thinking, and DCI4, as well as colabs with Gremlinz and NC 17 on the way, Rene laced us with his debut Channel One mix.

Keeping true to our fashion of doing things different though we challenged Rene to dig deeper and show the other sides to his musical pallet. “Here Kids, Have Some Drugs” is the name of the mix he submitted and it’s his first released mix showing his take on Dubstep and 140 bpm bass music, featuring some of his own productions at the tempo.

The name of the mix tells all, as Rene draws for the jugular with some big room rave selections that shows he is a more than capable DJ who is here to stay. Recognize.

tracklist:

1. U Don’t Like Me – Lil Jon
2. ???
3. Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch rmx) – Little Jinder
4. So Vexed – Funtcase
5. Go Around (Rene LaVice Remix) – Nenna Yvonne
6. Hangover (Caspa Remix) – Buraka Som Sistema
7. American Trash (Starkey Remix) – Innerpartysystem
8. Tell Me (Rene LaVice Remix) – Kerry Greenaway
9. Coming Closer (Hard Mix) – Sub Focus
10. ???
11. When I Look at You – Emalkay
12. Fat Cap – Rene LaVice
13. The Ghost – XI (Orca)
14. This is it – Addison Groove
15. Crusader – Emalkay
16. Dread (ft. Ruckspin) – Jack Sparrow
17. The Rogue – Emalkay
18. Fragile Bird (Rene LaVice Deep Mix) – City and Colours
19. $keleton – Rene LaVice (dub)
20. Bleeper – Ramadanman

1 Nov
2011

Marcus Visionary live on Rinse FM

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Special treat for those that missed it, The General Marcus Visionary live from The Digital Soundboy Show on Rinse FM with Shy FX last month.  When we initially started Channel One Station one of our main inspirations and points of reference was leading London UK pirate radio station Rinse FM.  We wanted to create our own similar hub for all things Bass related and represent the full spectrum of cutting edge electronic underground music.  With our Channel One figure head Marcus Visionary appearing on the now legal radio station for the second time this year we feel good knowing that we have come full circle in such a short amount of time.

Marcus was invited to play Rinse as part of his second 2011 UK and Europe tour which included high profile stops in Leeds, Manchester and Belgium.  With new music in the pipeline for Benny Page’s High Culture imprint, as well as the imminent launch of his Inner City Dance label with DJ Lush, more releases to come on Lion Dub and the re launch of his ragga jungle labels Dance Rock and Rock Steady very soon. It is now 20 years in and Marcus shows no signs of slowing down for 2012 and beyond.

17 Oct
2011

The VERSION XCURSION Show

The mighty Version Xcursion is back! Specializing in all things dub…and beyond. This month Aram Scaram steps up to the decks for the crew.

Aram Scaram is the other half of Version Xcursion. Joining the radio show as co-host in 2002, he has shared co-hosting and production duties with the shows founder Sassa’le ever since.

Along with their long standing Saturday night radio show (formally on Toronto’s CKLN 88.1 FM), the two hosted popular club nights in the city and released 2 Albums and 3 EP’s under the VX umbrella. Currently, Scaram is releasing music under the moniker of Citizen Sound, with records out on Balanced Records and the Irie Ites label.

“Forward this version”…

Track List -

  1. Sly & Robbie meets Bunny Lee, Legalize The Dub
  2. Lorenzo feat. Chezidek, Mr. Dub Officer
  3. Lorenzo feat. Chezidek, Mr. Officer
  4. Aldubb meets Big Finga, Road Ting Dub
  5. Don Corleon, Dread In Dub
  6. Ky-Mani Marley feat. Protégé & Da Professor, Rub A Dub Soldier
  7. See I Dangerous
  8. Maria Tanase, Ciuleandra Dub
  9. Bra Sello, Soul Time Nzimande Go
  10. Captain Planet, Ningane
  11. Thievery Corporation, Vampires (remix)
  12. Hakan Libdo, Trinity
  13. Sierra Leones Refugee Allstars meets DJ Logic, Maluma
  14. The Mgababa Queens, Maphuti
  15. Thievery Corporation, El Pueblo Unido (Jeremy Sole feat. Quantic remix)
  16. Farm Fresh Soundsystem, Roots Once Again

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29 Sep
2011

Guest Mix – Ice One (CAN)

The stone cold Ice One returns just as the weather starts to change with the perfect fall selection of moody, razor sharp samurai Drum & Bass. We told you this kid doesn’t play, representing the full spectrum of good underground steeze like a true soldier. This mix is also the perfect warmup for our exciting collaboration with the mighty AUX and Futura as we combine like Voltron to bring you the return of DnB innovator D Bridge (Exit/Autonomic) this Friday in Toronto on the rib crushing sound system of the Basement Nightclub. Join Us! Don’t Be Late….

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18 Sep
2011

Guest Mix – Star One (UK)

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In our ongoing mission to always be bringing you that NEXT shit we are pleased to introduce to you Star One:

2011 has seen the rise of these two brothers from Kent (UK) who have quickly built a reputation for providing hit remixes with their unique brand of British Bass driven music. Their unofficial remix of Jamie Woon’s ‘Lady Luck’ has been a smash hit in Ibiza this year and has been a strong favourite out of our box all summer long. With their debut EP featuring a collaboration with UK heavyweight Toddla T dropping in September alongside official remixes forthcoming on Ministry of Sound, Star One are being hotly tipped as ones to watch.

This mix serves as an introduction to the Star One sound and features some of the many tracks and artists that have influenced their musical style. Expect classic garage, house and hip hop mixed alongside some of Star One’s previously unheard new material. Strictly party starting selections!

Also make sure and grab their excellent “Freemixes EP” off their bandcamp page. Essential!

http://staroneuk.bandcamp.com/

STAR ONE: THE INTRODUCTION MIX:

1. Star One feat Sarah Lillie – Respect
2. M Dubs – Bump n Grind
3. Oxide and Neutrino – Shoot to Kill
4. Star One feat Faro – Sex, Drugs Rap n Roll (Visions)
5. Zed Bias – Neighbourhood (El-B Remix)
6. Yogi feat Ayah Marar – Follow U (Star One Remix)
7. KP and Envi – Shorty Swing My Way
8. Agent X – Rhythm and Gash
9. Fallacy – The GroundBreaker
10. Architects – Body Groove
11. Pay as You Go Cartel  - Know We
12. Maxwell D – Serious (Jameson Remix)
13. S.X – Woo Riddim (DJ Q Remix)
14. Burial – Archangel
15. Jamie Woon – Lady Luck (Star One Remix)
16. Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay
17. Dizzee Rascal – Brand New Day
18. Dizzee Rascal – Stop Dat
19. Musical Mob – Pulse X
20. Unorthodox – No Help or HandOuts
21. 2000f – You Don’t Know What Love Is
22. Lil Silva – Seasons
23. Doc Daneeka and Gatto Viola – BackStabbin Angie (for a ten bag)
24. Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Perempay and Dee Remix)
25. Star One and Toddla T – Power Riddim
26. Rosie Gaines – Closer than Close
27. MJ Cole – Crazy Love
28. Pete Rock and C.L Smooth – T.R.O.Y
29. Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything
30. 2pac – Do For Love
31. Warren G – I Shot the Sheriff
32. In Essence – You Will Never Find
33. Nas – Shoot Em Up
34. Durrty Goodz – Beautiful