16 Aug

DRM 011: Tasc

Just in time for your WEMF come down, The Boat Shoe Kid, (but not after labour day of course) aka Tasc drops this podcast for our homies over at the excellent Deep North Blog. Illicit Murky Wharehouse grooves is the flavour on this one, perfect for the start OR the end of your late night adventures into debauchery. We personally bumped this mix in the whip all the way up to WEMF this last weekend in anticipation of the madness to come, and then again on the way home as the smooth honey chaser easing us back into normal society (and sobriety..). The perfect Journey music.

Head over to DeepNorth.ca to grab this and many other really dope mixes from some great DJ’s all leaning towards the deeper end of the House music spectrum.


DRM O11 – TASC’s Exclusive Deeply Rooted Mixtape For The Deep North

3 Aug

The VERSION XCURSION Show – UK Garage Special by Sassa’le


All this talk about “Future Garage” the last couple years we felt we should remind you about the roots of the music right from the source in this country. Sassal’le, Marcus Visionary and T Step were the original pioneers of the UK Garage and 2 step sounds in Toronto, spreading the music thru their DJ sets, Radio Shows, Mixtapes and there widely popular night “Flirt” at the now defunct Nasa night club from 1996 til 2002. Flirt was the home of Uk Garage in Canada, rammed to the rafters every week with a well dressed mature crowd popping champagne and skanking to the freshest UKG releases laid down by Sassa’le and Marcus Visionary.

For the latest show from Version Xcursion, Sassa’le brings you a ‘UK Garage Special’. This megamix is comprised of some of the biggest songs from the UKG scene (late 90s to the early 2000s) and is sure to take some listeners down memory lane, while at the same time introducing this music to others. Also in the mix are pieces from three major interviews including one with Craig David, one of the most successful UKG singers to date.

Track List (UK Garage MegaMix Special Channel One Hosted By Sassa’le 1)

  1. DJ Luck and MC Neat – A Little Bit of Luck
  2. So Solid Crew – 21 Seconds
  3. Interval: Craig David interview recorded July 23, 2001

  4. Craig David – Fill Me In
  5. The Artful Dodger – Re-Rewind
  6. Colour Girl featuring PSG – Mas Que Nada
  7. DJ Luck and MC Neat feat. JJ – MasterBlaster 2000
  8. Zed Bias – Celebrate Life
  9. Sticky feat. MS Dynamite – “BOOO!”
  10. K2 Family – Bouncing Flow
  11. Richie Dan & K Warren – Temptation
  12. Topcat – Promo
  13. The Streets – Has It Comes To This?
  14. Interval: Zed Bias interview recorded 2002

  15. Zed Bias – Neighbourhood
  16. Promo – Gunshot
  17. Crissy D & Lady G – Girls Like This
  18. Mis-Teeq – One night stand
  19. TJ Cases feat. Kat Blu – You Bring Me Joy
  20. Gerideau – Masquerade (MJ Cole vocal mix)
  21. David Howard feat. Jhay Palmer – U&I
  22. DJ Zinc – Promo Bingo
  23. Wookie – Scrappy
  24. Sia – Little Man
  25. Suburban Lick – You’re mine
  26. DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies – ‘Do You Really Like It’
  27. Interval: TJ Cases interview recorded April 4, 2000

  28. TJ Cases feat. Kat Blu – “Do It Again”
  29. MJ Cole – Crazy Love
  30. Sidewinder – Life Is What You Make It
  31. Promo – Flowers
  32. Tubby T – “Tales Of The Hood”
  33. Wookie feat. Lain – Battle
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20 Jul

Lush Podcast


Lush is crazy, so when he goes on and on about “Gutter Bass Soul Music” we just smile and nodd cause to be honest sometimes its just not worth arguing with the dude. With his latest drop though we think we are starting to understand just what he is talking about now.

The kid goes in playing future ghetto steppers from Boddika and Addison Groove alongside sleazy garage flavored house from Jacques Greene and Deadboy, party starting sub-soca from Marcus Visionary and dancefloor crushing bass from Redlight. Throw in some Juicy J, Project Pat and The Weeknd for good measure and now its all starting to make sense …..Gutter Bass Soul Music. Don’t be Late..


  1. The Weeknd – The Morning
  2. Juicy J – Stunna Do
  3. Boddika – When I Dip
  4. A1 Bassline – Falsehood
  5. Scuba – Dance 4 Me
  6. Canblaster – Triple Ring
  7. Katy B – Broken Record (Jacques Greene rmx)
  8. Addison Groove – Work It
  9. Jamie Woon – Lady Luck (Star One 2step rmx)
  10. Canblaster – Clockworks
  11. A1 Bassline – Shockheaded
  12. Koreless – MTI
  13. Jacques Greene – Another Girl
  14. Deadboy – Wish U Were Here
  15. Boddika – Soul What?
  16. James Fox – New Jack Swing
  17. Roska – Abrupt
  18. Jamie XX – Far Nearer
  19. Teeth – CNT
  20. Blawan – Getting Me Down
  21. Marcus Visionary – Beyond Next
  22. SBTRK feat Sampha – Living Like I DO
  23. French Fries – Senta
  24. Redlight – Source 16
  25. Project Pat – Pills, Weed & Pussy
  26. Juicy J – Bombay Gin Dance
  27. The Weeknd – Birds part 1
27 Jun

Marcus Visionary – Live from Respect L.A 2011


Every good movie usually comes with a sequel, or at least some bonus features on the DVD with like an alternate ending or something. What if Scarface actually didn’t get shot and murked off all the crazy Bolivians and drove the porsche off into the sunset? Think of this live DnB and Jungle mix from Marcus Visionary as the alternate ending to his Carnival Ragga Jungle Special from a couple weeks ago. Yeah is starts the same, but it goes in a totally different direction once its done.

Recorded Live from Respect in Los Angeles on May 26th 2011, this is the first time in years that a Live Marcus Visionary set has been released, giving you a small sneak peak into the full circumference of absolute dancefloor distruction this man has been bringing to raves for the last 20 years.

Hosted by San Diego’s MC Ridda and witnessed by a packed club of up for it west coast junglists, Marcus lays down a diverse set of DnB party flavours for the crowd at the longest running weekly DnB night in Los Angeles.

Big shout to DJ Machete and his crew for promoting this event and overall supporting the real shit for so many years and check out www.respectdrumandbass.com for all the info on their past, present and future.

13 Jun

Freeza Chin – PODCAST


Summer is upon us, and that means if your in Toronto then Caribana (or whatever ridiculous name it’s been changed to now) is right around the corner. Just in time, Freeza Chin drops this fresh dancehall podcast for ya’ll to get you ready for the festivities.

So if you’ve been keeping your new Clarkes, Jeans & Fitted stowed away all winter in anticipation, or you’ve been on YouTube secretly practicing all the latest dances all year long then this is the one you’ve been waiting for. Some daggering selections from your boy Freeza.

3 Jun

Tasc – Podcast


From the designer clothes of France to the designer drugs of the dance, the French James Bond DJ TASC returns to CHANNEL ONE after too long an absence.

Tasc spent the last few months supplying the soundtrack to the YACHT LIFEâ„¢ from the shores of the Mediterranean to the slums of Detroit (ask him how hard it was to find a docking slip for the 80 ft Feretti in the Detroit river during DEMF).

But these are not matters that concern us, what we care about is that the boat shoe kid is finally dropping a fresh podcast of his trademark brand of late night twisted house to get you faded.


  1. Solomun – Love Recycle 3
  2. Audiofly – 6 Degree’s feat Fiona Cutler
  3. David August – Hamburg is for lovers
  4. Stefan Esposito – Acid Groove
  5. Luca Lozano – Heaven & Hell
  6. Phil Weeks – Can We Ever Stop
  7. Catz N Dogz, Martin Dawson feat Nnaji – No Nights
  8. Terrence feat Henry Martinez – Addictiv
  9. Kaiserdisco – Lurin
  10. Ron Costa – Gin Aber
  11. DJ Sneak – Babylon Falling
  12. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Walking Song
  13. Noze – Dring Dring (Thomas Shumacher Remix)
  14. Munnibrotherz – Moon Chon Chayoh (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
  15. Jamie George – Flying Saucer
  16. Them Jeans – Balloons (Sharkslayer Remix)
  17. The Phantom – Night Game (Viadrina Remix)
  18. Ramon Tapia – Yeah Yeah
  19. Samuel L Session – The Organ Track
  20. Chappell & Alex Ventura – So Free (Klement Bonelli Dub)
  21. Eats Everything – Lakota
  22. Butch – Aerobic
  23. Den Ishu & Superlounge – This Is It
  24. Homework – The Street
  25. Maya Jane Cole – What They Say (Dyed Soundorom Remix)
  26. Julio Bashmore – Ribble To Amazon
  27. Dubbel Dutch – Trollsta (Round Table Knights Remix)
  28. Jesse Rose – Where Were You (Last Night)(Catz n Dogz, Martin Dawson Remix)
  29. B-Ju – Babble Net
  30. Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend (Ixec & Matt Tolfrey Falling Down Remix)
27 May

Marcus Visionary – Carnival Jungle Special 2011


Channel One figurehead and legendary ‘All things Bass’ pioneer Marcus Visionary returns off his European tour fully loaded with dubs and a renewed vibe to continue to push the Ragga Jungle sound that has been his trademark throughout his long career.

Last years Caribana Jungle special still remains as the highest downloaded podcast in our history with over 30,000 individual downloads. Now just in time for the start of summer, Marcus drops his Carnival Ragga Jungle Special 2011! Over 2 hours of exclusive dubplates you won’t hear anywhere else for a looooong time.

From Marcus:

“This mix was mainly inspired by the vibes and the music that I got from Benny Page and the Serial Killers who for me are at the forefront of this sound. I also included a number of my own new tunes that I have been testing out in my sets for the last little while which will all be dropping this year on Lion Dub International”

This is the essential summer time carnival party starter mix. Make sure you have your whistle, horn, lighter and a towel close at hand…

20 May



Check out this months’ episode of VERSION XCURSION as they continue to break boundaries and concepts in pushing the music they love.

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Track List (Hosted by Aram Scaram)

  1. Jahdan Blakkamoore VX Dubplate
  2. Jahdan Blakkamoore, All Comes Back To One
  3. Stephen Marley feat. Melanie Fionna, No Cigarettes In My Room
  4. Nneka, feat M-1 & General Steele, Changes (J Period remix)
  5. Dub Pistols, Never Find Dub
  6. Prince Fatty feat. Horseman
  7. Mr. Benn, Police (Magic Fly remix)
  8. Ain’t My Fault (Nickodemus & Brian J remix)
  9. Mafia & Fluxy, War
  10. Treson, VX Dubplate (accapella)
  11. Freddie McGregor, No Defeat
  12. Candyman, Kill A Sound
  13. Stalag So Fresh (Scaram re-edit)
  14. Sade, Love Is Found
  15. DJ Catalyst, A Friend
  16. Early Worm, Mary’s Dirty Dub Farm
  17. Dubmatix, Inna Eden Dub
  18. Prince Blanco, Unify On The Hi-Fi
  19. Aldubb feat. Brother Culture, Praises In The Dance (Citizen Sound remix)

Sassa’le Guest Mix

  1. RSD – Rise Up
  2. Blue & Red – Worries
  3. Pinch – Battered
  4. DJ Fresh & Sigma – Lassitude
  5. Skitz – Born Inna System feat. Buggsy (RSD Remix)
  6. Skitz – Born Inna System feat. Buggsy
  7. RSD – Herbman Hustling
  8. Rusko – Woo Boost
  9. Magnetic Man – Fire feat. Ms Dynamite
  10. RSD – Jah Love
  11. Rusko – Hold On
  12. Shy FX – Raver (Shy’s Guinness Punch Mix)
  13. Povo – East On West
  14. Shy FX – Raver (B. Traits Breaking Bad Remix)
  15. Up Bustle & Out – Promo
  16. Ursula 1000 – Promo Remix
  17. Magnetic Man – Perfect Stranger feat. Katy B.


8 May

Lush – Golden Era Jungle Special – PODCAST


We’ve been patiently waiting for Channel One co founder DJ Lush to deliver a fresh podcast, but Lush marches to his own drum and with the exception of his mother, and occasionally his girl, nobody can tell him anything. He is a stubborn fuck but we still love the guy for it anyway.

He sent in this Golden Era Jungle mix with a typical 12 paragraph ‘Lush’ explanation email that basically summarizes to: “I was doing spring cleaning round my house and instead of putting these records away I ended up just hitting record and mixing them together…”

Fine by us, cause he went IN! Just under an hour of vintage classic 1994 Jungle that gears more towards the rare underground gems rather than the obvious CD compilation anthems. Just in time for the start of summer. We even squeezed a tracklisting out of him for all the vinyl junkies… so get on discogs but make sure you have lots of room on your credit card!


  1. Shy FX & Gunsmoke – Gangsta part 2 – SOUR
  2. Dillinja & Bert – Lionheart – Lionheart
  3. Rob Andrews – Length and Strength – Focus
  4. X Amount Crew – The Victory – X Amount
  5. Tom n Jerry – Air Freshener – Tom n Jerry
  6. Deep Blue – The Helicopter Tune – Moving Shadow
  7. Lion Of Judah – Outta Sound (Set It) – X Project
  8. Brockout Crew – Hardcore Romance – Slam!
  9. Krome & Time – London Talk – Tearin Vinyl
  10. Kings of The Jungle – Time To Move – Suburban Bass
  11. Leviticus – Burial – Philly Blunt
  12. M Beat – Style – Renk
  13. Sacred – Call The Cops – Pursuit
  14. The Brainkillers – Screwface – Kemet
  15. —Shy FX – Who Run Tings (T Power rmx) – Ebony—
  16. Fusion – Love for The World rmx – Kemet
  17. M Beat – Shuffle – Renk
  18. LTJ Bukem – Atlantis – Good Looking
  19. Roni Size & DJ Die – Music Box – Full Circle
  20. D Livin – Why – D livin
3 May

Guest Mix – The Frandiscos (CAN)


One of the things that we really notice that’s different between the current crop of young DJ’s from when we were starting out, (many, many late nights ago) is that the new generation isn’t waiting around for anybody to bring them in like we had to go thru. They have their own music, their own parties and have created their own scenes. We love that. That’s what keeps us excited and motivated to always be on the hunt for that next shit. These dudes are that Next Shit.

Toronto brothers Andrew and Jonathan FranDisco have been seamless blending thru a variety of genres and helming the decks all throughout the underground at everything from sleazy boozecans, and weeknight afterhours to established clubnights and industry events. From hip-hop to dubstep, drum and bass to disco, electro to house, the FranDiscos display a musical versatility that is indicative of the new generations genreless take on good music. That’s us all day.

Catch them dusting off past gems you might’ve forgotten about, and new tunes you’ve yet to hear at their monthly party at Andy Poolhall in Toronto, alongside their steady gig schedule. This is the first in what will be many more Channel One podcasts to come and many more years of rocking parties all over for these cats.

Remember where you heard it first…