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…

23 Apr

Guest Mix – Sylvermayne (CAN)


Deep down, all of us at Channel One are really just a bunch of music nerds. When we come across someone that we recognize as a fellow obsessive beats and bass head we let them know that there is a place for them at Channel One. Sylvermayne is one of those people.

For a while there it seemed like every time we would go out this dude would be playing where we would be partying, from Blondies to Bassmentality. We love the guys taste, be it in experimental boom bap Hip Hop beats, dancefloor warming Deep House, facemelting Dubstep or that grey area morphing in between, the man plays with soul and passion. We like that.

For his debut Channel One mix Sylvermayne goes into house mode. Rolling out everything from murky late night grooves and futuristic Disco, to soul drenched afterhours favourites paired against harder, darker mutant funky. This mix is almost as big as the man himself, like seriously, homeboy is at least twice the size of anybody in our circle, so it’s a good thing his mix is dope cause we would have had a hard time turning the man down!

Check his productions on Soundcloud and follow his movements on Twitter.


Title – Artist – Label

  1. Moan – Trentemoller – (Poker Flat Recordings)
  2. What You Need – The Weekend – (Cdr)
  3. Summers Gone Winters Here – Mood Ii Swing
  4. It Is What It Is – Fred P. – (Strength Music Recordings)
  5. Stronger Than Pride (Karizma K2 Mix) – Sade – (K2 Edits)
  6. I Need Your Love – Robin Hannibal & Jullian Gomes – (Red Bull Music Academy)
  7. El Musica – Kb – (Ith Records)
  8. Square One (Greena Remix) – Mosca – (Night Slugs)
  9. Predator Mode (Roska Remix) – Ghosts On Tape – (Wireblock)
  10. Like That – Amenta & J-Wow – (Redbull Music Academy)
  11. Pride (Yoruba Soul Mix) – Osunlade Presents Nadirah Shakoor – (Strictly Rhythm)
  12. Disco Mecca – DJ Funsko – (Total Wipes)
  13. Green Gal – Actress – (Werk Disks)
  14. Keppra – Roman Lindau – (Ostgut Ton)
  15. The Underground – Celeda
  16. Track 101 – Grant Nelson – (Nice ‘N’ Ripe)
  17. Revisit – Crst – (No Hats No Hoods)
  18. In My Mind – Exotope – (Cdr)
  19. We Got You (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix) – The Score – (Coast Music)
  20. Soon (Kink Remix) – Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras – (Marco Recordings)
  21. Dama’s Salon (Main Mix) – DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson Feat Damas – (Ith Records)
  22. Snow & Taxis – Gold Panda – (Ghostly International)
  23. Yuya – Killamu – (Akwaaba Music)
  24. Deadly Rhythm – Doc Daneeka – (Pattern)
  25. LoveShy (ThinkingAboutYou) (CrazyCousinsRemix) – Platnum
9 Apr

Marcus Visionary – Funk, Soul, Boogie vol.2 – PODCAST

Marcus Visionary returns to his roots once again with a 2 hour and 11 minute mix of Funk and Boogie music!

Big thank you to everyone who downloaded the first mix! Big up the Laminate Radio crew and all of the Funk and Boogie lovers worldwide!


4 Apr



Channel One is very pleased to welcome Toronto legend Sassa’le and his long standing Version Xcursion program to our roster, showcasing the finest in all things Dub and Bass orientated. Watch for the Version Xcursion podcast exclusive to Channel One on a very regular basis.

Sassa’le emigrated from Bristol, England to Toronto, Canada in the early 1990s. Inspired by the evolution of the Bristol music scene he witnessed during his youth, Sassa’le conceptualized and created VERSION XCURSION (VX) sixteen years ago. VX began as a community radio show in downtown Toronto and over the years has established itself in both the local and international community as a source for reggae inspired music and for promoting new and exciting Canadian sounds.

Sassa’le was one of North America’s first promoters of UK garage, formed FlirtCanada with T-Step back in ‘99 and was the only North American DJ to open for Craig David on his American tour. Sassa’le has also worked as an opening DJ for Smith&Mighty, Portishead, Tricky and numerous times for Massive Attack (most recently in 2010). Today he continues to produce, promote, DJ and host the Version Xcursion radio show with partner Aram Scaram who joined him in 2003.

VERSION XCURSION continue to break boundaries and concepts in pushing the music they love.

More Info:


  1. Michael Prophet – You Are A No Good
  2. Barry Brown – Give Another Israel A Try
  3. 2 Kings – Lords Prayer
  4. Dubateers – Cdr
  5. Dubateers – Cdr Dub
  6. Skitz – Born Inna System (feat. Buggsy)
  7. Agape – She Really Like It (Eric Dubstepper Vocal)
  8. Bonjay – Stumble
  9. Elleny – Life Turn
  10. Mrk 1 – Cardiac Arrest
  11. LaidBlak – Red (CS Dubstep Mix)
  12. Top Cat – You Never Know
  13. DeekLine – I Don’t Smoke (feat. Ragga Twins & Darrison)
  14. Aswad feat. Sweetie Irie – City Lock (Breakage Remix)

Aram Scaram’s Guest Mix

  1. Channel 1 intro / Jahdan Blakkamoore – VX Dubplate
  2. Alpha Steppa feat. Gregory Isaacs – Crucial Steppa
  3. Dub From Atlantis – Silly Little Things (Cymatic remix)
  4. Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Cyntax remix)
  5. Don Carlos – Favourite Cup (Juju & DJG remix)
  6. Henry & Louis – Everyman Different (Mungo’s Hi Fi remix)
  7. Mafia & Fluxy – Forever Loving Steps
  8. Prince Fatty feat. Hollie Cook & Alcapone – That Very Night In Dub
  9. Resonators – Sweet Dub Affair
  10. Perfect – Reggae Music
  11. Million Stylez – Mind Travelling
  12. DJ Vadim feat Sabira Jade & Kwasi Asante – Hidden Treasure
  13. Down Tones – Short Man’s Soul
  14. Skophom – The Move


25 Mar

Freeza Chin – Live at the Channel One Party (Feb2011)

Freeza on fire lately with mixes all over the site recently. This is live from our last Channel One party at Toika, getting you in the mood for our Bass Week event this saturday.

Plain English hosting up properly while Freeza lays down heavyweight Funky/Mutant House selections in his trademark fashion. Big bashy grinding basslines and Tribal beats which had the whole crowd heaving, this set came almost as raw as that new Skepta video…

Beats from Roska, Lil Silva, Seiji, Major Lazer, Brackles & Shortstuff, Donaeo, Doc Daneeka, Champion, Justin Martin, Toddla T, Fuzzy Logic and more…

If your in Toronto don’t be late on our Bass Week party this saturday night at Calisto. Its going to be messy…


22 Mar

Guest Mix – Gremlinz (CAN)

Gremlinz, the head nod bass specialist, returns to Channel One with another journey into his side of 140 bpm territory. Deep, moody, soulful and rugged all at the same time, we know Gremlinz rolled out this mix in his scarf, sippin chinese milk tea while having a Facebook chat with some scandalous girl and ordering a pair of japanese sneakers off the internet all at the same time… effortless!

Featuring across the board selections from: Breakage, Sukh Knight, Skream, JME , XI, Loefah, Flowdan, Mr Fowl, Joy Orbison, Wiley, Lethal Bizzle, Bug, Breach, Autechre, and Icicle. Essential!


17 Mar

Freeza Chin – Grime Mix – PODCAST

We’ve been patiently waiting for Freeza to come with an all Grime mix for Channel One for months. In addition to being one of the leading Funky DJ’s in this country, Freeza Chin has been the THE preeminent Grime DJ in North America for years. Spreading the sound with his right hand man Plain English and their UKC crew, their 4 year tenure on Fusion Radio was the first all Grime show in Canada.

Currently they hold down Friday nights 7-9 pm on their current show on Nasty FM, founded by leading Grime DJ/ pioneer Mak 10 of the legendary Nasty Crew. (Marcus Nasty, Griminal, Lil Nasty, Kano, Jammer, Footsie and D Double E)

For the uninitiated, to dismiss Grime as simply being “UK Rap” would be to overlook its foundations which are as deeply rooted in Garage and Jungle as they are in US Hip Hop. On this mix Mr Freeze showcases all the core elements of the music by combining the uniquely London slang based lyricism with the spastic bass heavy energy of the beats and riddim tracks themselves. Chock full of huge dubplates and exclusives we guarantee you nobody on this side of the pond is holding these tunes.

Check out www.Nasty.fm to get your weekly Grime fix…


13 Mar

Guest Mix – Spyne (CAN)

We have a theory at Channel One: Anybody who takes the time to painstakingly build, maintain and invest in their own soundsystem designed to produce chest shattering bass automatically gets our respect. Spyne and his 40hz crew is one such person.

His 40hz Soundsystem is one of the most in-demand rigs in his hometown Toronto, and his 40hz parties feature some of the most diverse undergound lineups of the Dubstep/140 bpm beats world all playing on his rib crushing set. Silkie, Eskmo, Datsik, Joe Nice, Sukh Knight, XI, and Marcus Visionary are some of the Bass worlds elite to have filled the selector role on his system and at his events.

First and foremost, however, Spyne is a seasoned DJ who made his name playing the blueprint “original” dubstep sound. He has since continued to champion the more “dub” influenced strain of the genre while exploring other tempos and styles in his bass laden sets.

For his debut podcast Spyne lays down a rumbling dub heavy groove of reggae infused steppers and chugging smoked out riddims.

Check www.40hzsoundsystem.ca for pictures and specs on his rig and to get all the info on his 40 hz parties.


10 Mar

Guest Mix – DJ P-Plus (CAN)

The Voice of Channel One, Plain English, the ‘Funky Distributah’, brought us this dope as shit P-Plus UK Funky mix. Yes that’s right… P Plus. The same guy who did the midday mix on Flow 93.5 in Toronto and the ‘Real Frequency’ late night Hip-Hop show until the brass cleaned out most of the realness on the station and replaced it with robots… yeah we said it.

But if you really follow him you would know that P-Plus is more than just a “top 40” DJ and backpack hip-hop crusader. He is a certified music head and real DJ who has his fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in the underground, and for that he gets our respect.

Here P gives us a quick dose of soulful, vocal driven funky to help you get by this never ending winter we are suffering through. Trust us, this is going to be your girls’ FAVOURITE mix, so if all you disgruntled screwface dudes have any ounce of swagger left in you body, you need to get with this one as well…

Check the full lowdown on all of P Plus’s movements here: www.djpplus.com


7 Mar

Guest Mix – Mystical Influence (CAN/US)

A special treat from the crew at Channel One this week, an ultra exclusive studio mix from one of the single most influential and respected DJ’s in the history of the Canadian Drum & Bass/Jungle scene: The living legend, Mystical Influence. His long and storied career as a DJ, Producer, Label Owner (Vinyl Syndicate), Promoter (Syrous/Renegades) Record store purveyor (Eastern Bloc) and talent spotter has seen him consistently play main stage and prime time at all the biggest parties from the hey days of the mid 90’s Toronto Rave scene thru to current mega festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival and Bassrush.

Since his early days Mystical has always set himself apart from the pack thru his almost inhuman precision mixing and insistence on always playing the complete full spectrum of upfront DnB/Jungle music. Currently splitting his time between Toronto and Denver, CO. Mystical is just as relevant today as he was when he first appeared on flyers in the early 90’s, his passion for the music and the skill of djing unabated.

This mix is vintage Mystical Influence, a 2-hour journey, covering all the flavours, mixed live in one take on 3 CDJ’s with flawless perfection by a true master of the craft. No Ableton, no edits, no gimmicks, all you new jacks stand back and take notes!



  1. Love Goes Down (Doctor P Remix) – Plan B
  2. TCIA (DC Breaks Remix) – JLS -
  3. Doubts – Mutated Forms
  4. Heavyweight – DJ Fresh -
  5. Disco Dog – Phetsta
  6. No Problem – Chase & Status
  7. Freak Out – Terravita
  8. Mr Blonde – Dub Foundation
  9. Dreamworld – Mindscape
  10. Scaremonger – Total Science
  11. Bleeper – Nu:Tone ft. Logistics
  12. Dreams To Reality – Sigma ft. Logistics
  13. Shine In feat. Natalie Williams – Nu:Tone
  14. Warcry – Brookes Brothers
  15. Moonwalker – Wilkinson -
  16. Vega Ft. Pdigsss – State Of Mind
  17. Take The Stairs – Delta Heavy
  18. Space Time – Delta Heavy
  19. The Way Life Used To Be – Blokhe4d
  20. I Wanna Be You (Camo & Krooked Remix) – Night Bus
  21. Lose You VIP (ft.Cliff) – Lenzman
  22. Run Da Place – Nomadz
  23. One Of These Days – Fred V & Grafix
  24. Ice Cold Soul – Lenzman & Switch
  25. Niton – The Reason (Metrik Remix) – Eric Prydz
  26. T-1000 – Metrik
  27. Link To The Past – Loadstar
  28. Be The Music (Mutated Forms Remix) – Hoax
  29. Time To Burn (Drumstep Mix) – Dub Foundation
  30. Fool Yourself (ft.Plan B & Rage) – Chase & Status
  31. Inner Being – Heist & Haddow
  32. Break The System – Terravita
  33. Believe Me (Bop Remix) – Blu Mar Ten
  34. Lunar Bass (Commix Remix) – Origin Unknown
  35. By Your Side (Logistics remix) – S.P.Y
  36. Lubov Moya – Unquote & Molecular Structures
  37. Strobot (Netsky Remix) – Shameboy
  38. Vintage – Phace -
  39. Byrds Of Prey (DC Breaks Remix) – Bertie Blackman
  40. Simple Beginnings – Fred V
  41. Tear You Down – Brookes Brothers
  42. Disco Dodo – Lynx
  43. Road Rage – Subwave -
  44. Hocus Pocus – Chase & Status
  45. And The Beat Goes On – Terravita -
  46. Cascade (Cutline remix) – The Prototypes
  47. Think Again Fool – Modified Motion & Faction
  48. Outcast – The Prototypes
  49. Feel So Free – Smooth
  50. Uplifter – Muffler
  51. Ganja Farmer – Aries & Murda
  52. Price Tag (Benny Page Remix) – Jessie J feat. B.o.B
  53. Rig Basher – Modified Motion & Faction
  54. Short Out – Supreme Being
  55. Music Takes Me Higher – Smooth