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

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25 Aug
2011

Guest Mix – Sean Roman (CAN)

Special treat just in time for our anniversary party we bring you an exclusive mix from one of our favourite producers, Toronto’s own: Sean Roman.

We’ve been following Sean’s productions for many years. Be it thru his soulful drum n bass output under his much heralded Mutt alias, Or from his journeys into slow burning house both on his own and as one third of the White Lions.

The term “Nu Disco” is often thrown around to describe his music, and while we are not mad at that we just prefer to look at it as just really good House music. Others are taking notice as well with respected labels like Hot Waves, Fabric, Top Billin, My Favourite Robot, Act Natural and Assembly Music all putting out his sleek future/retro paradise garage in a spaceship productions. Jamie Jones featured the White Lions track “DePalma” in his upcoming Fabric London mix, and more tracks are on the way for My Favourite Robot.

The world has already embraced Toronto artists like Azari & III, Art Department & James Teej; trust us when we tell you that Sean Roman is the next name to take his sound global. His mix features alot of his new material and is the perfect soundtrack to seedy hot summer nights in the city…

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1. Sean Roman – Sarah’s Song – Forthcoming Hot Waves
2. Hot Natured – B4 The Bentley – Hot Creations
3. White Lions – DePalma – My Favourite Robot, Fabric
4. Who Made Who – Every Minute Alone (Tale Of Us Remix) – Life And Death
5. Soul Clap – Lonely C ft Charles Levine – DJ Kicks
6. Timos & Paris Liamis – Hey Hoe ft Julien Smith – Sonido
7. Sean Roman – Bocuse – Forthcoming Act Natural
8. Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix) – Third Ear Recordings
9. Sean Roman – Chemists – Forthcoming My Favourite Robot
10. Sean Roman – Moan – Forthcoming Act Natural
11. White Lions – Untitled – TBD

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22 Aug
2011

Guest Mix – Ice One (CAN)

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We don’t accept demos for Channel One at all, but for some reason this kid just came correct and slipped thru the cracks and we are glad he did. He was sending us mixes not one some “hey man, I made a mix for Channel One, you should put it up because I’m so and so..” (We get that all the time, its corny.. don’t do it.) but instead he was on some “yo, here is some beats for your car..” he ended up sending us three or four mixes in the span of a couple weeks, ranging from straight 130/140 bpm Gutter shit that you all know we love thru to gritty house and techno and on to 170 bpm underground jungle steeze.

Most importantly, the mixing and skills on them combined with the obvious work ethic and passion the kid was displaying really impressed us. We’ve been DJing along time and we have seen many people come and go, we knew that we wouldn’t be able to look ourselves in the mirror if we let this dude fall to the wayside and go unnoticed when we had the ability to put him on.

So welcome to the newest soldier in our squadron: the stone cold Ice One. Formally known as King, Ice One has been quietly perfecting his craft and purveying the full spectrum of that good underground shit for a number of years now. For his debut Channel One drop he lays down an intricate mix of Jungle Gutter Soul, smokey afterhours House and filthy bass bin Techno all rolling steadily around the 130 bpm mark.

This is the first of many more Ice One mixes to come from us… some of you “established” DJ’s better step your game up cause this dude is coming for your spot…
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16 Aug
2011

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.

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

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3 Aug
2011

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

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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
2011

Lush Podcast

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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..

TRACKLIST:

  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

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27 Jun
2011

Marcus Visionary – Live from Respect L.A 2011

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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
2011

Freeza Chin – PODCAST

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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
2011

Tasc – Podcast

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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.

TRACKLIST:

  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)

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