First of all, I know I’m a horrible blogger for barely posting anything in the past month. But what can I say? I was super busy from hearing all these crazy festivals hitting Toronto this summer! I hope my readers will be stopping by to this beautiful (and crazy) city to check out the numerous concerts that are brought to you by fellow music promoters.
Within just one month, four major new festivals were announced through social networks with some of the biggest international DJ’s and Producers headlining it. Toronto is used to having to accommodate weekly EDM events throughout the city, but having a two day, 12 hour festival featuring various genres of the EDM community? Never. That’s why I’m more excited than ever to be living in Toronto this summer to experience all four hometown shows, I hope all of you have the same opportunity as well.
To celebrate these announcements and welcoming, as well as promoting international to local DJ’s, I have compiled a list of mix tapes of DJ’s that will be hitting Toronto this summer. Because believe it or not, this summer will be all about the EDM Festivals.
Enjoy these mix tapes, it will keep you hyped until you see these guys live!
The 2012 SXSW has come to an end. I’ve heard nothing but great things at this year’s festival/conference. So to celebrate it.. and hopefully one day I’ll get to attend this. I’m posting a special mixtape that is SXSW themed – produced by DJ Benzi himself. This is probably my third time posting his mixes as they’re always great to listen when you need one long track to pre-drink to. Checkout the tracklist.. how can you NOT give this a listen?!
01 | Laidback Luke, Arno Cost & Norman Doray “Trilogy (GTA Remix)”
02 | David Guetta & Sia “Wild Ones (Basto Remix)”
03 | Afrojack & Shermanology “Can’t Stop Me (Benzi Edit)”
04 | LMFAO “Sorry For Party Rocking (Diggz Trolled Out Edit)”
05 | Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know (Hyper Crush Remix)”
06 | Steve Aoki, Chiddy, & Lil Jon “Emergency (Clockwork Remix)”
07 | The Cataracs “Synthesizer”
08 | Iggy Azalea “PU$$Y (Jason Smith Remix)” [DOWNLOAD]
09 | Martin Solveig “Night Out (A-Trak Remix)”
10 | Bailey Smalls “Baby, I Love You” (Get Right Records)
11 | Ingrosso & Alesso “Hands Free Calling (Benzi & Spryte Remix)”
12 | Clinton Sparks & Pitbull “Watch You”
13 | Skeet Skeet “Stand Again”
14 | Dev & Timbaland “Don’t Hurt”
15 | Das Racist “Booty In The Air”
16 | Hyper Crush “Chead”
17 | Willy Joy “I’m Losing You” (Get Right Records)
18 | Dillon Francis & Kill The Noise “Dil The Noise”
19 | Mike Posner “Looks Like Sex (Aylen & Drunkmaster Flex Remix)”
20 | Diplo “Set It Off”
21 | Codes “World Rulin”
22 | Wolfgang Gartner & Bob Marley “The Way The Sun Is Shining”
23 | Example “Changed The Way You Kissed Me (Black Cards Remix)”
24 | Iggy Azalea “My World (Bailey Smalls Remix)”
25 | Siver Medallion & DStar “Stars” (Get Right Records)
26 | The Partysquad & Alvaro “Wataah (Black Cards Remix)”
27 | Sofi & Skrillex “Bring Out The Devil (Enferno Remix)”
28 | Schoolboy Q & A$AP Rocky “Hands On The Wheel”
29 | Donnis “Hello Kitty”
30 | Mike Posner “Chameleon (Prod. Diplo)”
31 | W.E.E.D. (Shwayze & Sky Blu) “Summertime”
32 | Nina Sky “Day Dreaming”
33 | Adele “Set Fire To The Rain (AYB & That Momemt Remix)”
34 | Zak Waters “Fadeaway”
35 | Solidisco “Hooked (Boson Remix)” (Get Right Records)
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One of my biggest regrets was not discovering Bag Raiders until early last year. I must say that their self-titled album is still one of my top 5 favourite albums of all-time. If you haven’t heard their name before, I’m sure you’ve heard their single, ‘Shooting Stars’ in commercials to the ending credits of How To Make it in America (RIP). Earlier this week these Australian duo’s released their monthly mixtape. Enjoy and definitely check out more songs from these guys!
More – Nils Frahm
Baby I Got It – Miguel Campbell
I Can’t Sleep At Night – Daniel Bortz
U Got Me – Lee Foss
Tobago – Jonas Rathsman
Akabu – Life Is So Strange
Rock Me – Russ Yallop
Want You In My Soul (Hot Toddy dub) – Lovebirds
See Blind Through (Mic Newman remix) – Canyons
Love In Me (Maceo Plex remix) – Laura Jones
Mhm, Yeah Yeah – Lazaro Casanova
Home (Tim Green Remix) – M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade
Snooze 4 Love – Todd Terje
Nightwish – BS1
Space Ballad (TEED Remix) – Fur Coat
Better (Arto Mwambe Remix) – Viadrina
Hurting (Tensnake Dub Remix) – Friendly Fires
Get Together – Rene Amesz
Whipped Cream – Homework
Just yesterday A-Trak released his January 2012 mix from his live recording on Sirius XM Radio. Make sure to keep an eye out on him as he is currently doing a North American tour – stopping in Toronto at the Hoxton on February 9.
In the meantime, check out his mix below as well as a video preview of how his show went last year in New York at Madison Square Garden. Must of been a blast.
1. A-Trak & Zinc “Stingray” (A-Trak Intro Edit) (Fool’s Gold)
2. Hijack “Pudding”
3. Obi Blanche “72 Hours” (NT89 Remix) (Bang Gang)
4. Sacha Robotti “The Major” (Dirtybird)
5. George FitzGerald “Shackled” (Hotflush Recordings)
6. Beyonce “End Of Time” (Claude VonStroke remix) (Columbia)
7. T “Gangster” (Snapped)
8. CSY & Stripes “Speak Easy” (Body Work)
9. Jack Beats “Make The People” (Dubs for Clubs)
10. Bobble “Zefix” (Jan Driver remix)(Guys N Dolls)
11. I:Cube “Transpiration” (Versatile)
12. Para One feat. Surkin “Compute” (Marble)
13. Mount Kimbie “Before I Move Off” (Star Slinger Remix) (Hotflush Recordings)
14. La Fuente “Bang Bang” (Mixmash)
15. Bart B More & Tai “Nobody Canna Cross It” (TWR72 Remix) (Secure Recordings)
16. Astronomar “Back to the Beat” (Jeffries)
17. DJ Naughty “Dangerzone” (Kicks & Snares)
18. MJ Cole “Red and Black” (One-Armed Bandit remix)
19. Justice “On ‘n’ On” (Brodinski remix) (Ed Banger)
20. Drexciya “Water Walker” (Andrew Ross Edit) (Submerge)
21. Bazar “Hard To Find” (Maceo Plex Funk Drop) (Ellum Audio)
22. Gramophonedzie “Number One” (Guesthouse)
23. House Republic “Nuggetz” (Ego)
24. Little Boots “Shake” (Crazy P remix) (679)
Nominated as XXL’s 2012 Freshman Candidate, this 21 year old Australian model/rapper is about to become even bigger as 2012 starts. Check out her mix-tape, Ignorant Art, the two singles below are also featured in her mix.
Iggy Azalea – Hello feat. Joe Moses
Iggy Azalea – My World
This four minute minimix is just a sample of what to expect in January 2012 when the first EP from OLIVER drops on January 16.
Vaughn Oliver (U-Tern) is one of Vancouver’s top-tier purveyors of cutting edge disco sleaze. Oliver Goldstein (aka Oligee) is a San Fernando Valley native and lifelong beat whisperer, a virtuosic overlord of third millennium romantifunk. Together they form OLIVER (one duo-riffic title!) a group built to take arms against a sea of sonic trouble.
Oliver – Dirty Talk (Original Mix)
Oliver – Dirty Talk (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Oliver – Dirty Talk (Black Van Remix)
Oliver – Dirty Talk (Wax Motif remix)
Oliver – Walk With Me
Diplo is back at it again with another mix. Recorded off his live show on Sirius/XM Radio just four days ago, Diplo has chosen an interesting tracklist. While busy producing for other musicians internationally and touring non-stop, he’ll be making a nine-date tour in his home state Florida with Sleigh Bells in 2012.
Enjoy this one hour mix as well as a short interview with the duo DJ’s of Mixhell from Brazil.
Montagem – Treinamento do bum bum
MC SABRINA – tic toc
DJ woody – pockit rockit
As Tequileiras do Funk and DJ Gasparzinho – Surra de bunda (gregor salto mix)
DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto – Paris Luanda (franky rizardo remix)
Bingo Players/Wolfgang Gartner – Shrunkenheads Cry
Lazy Jay – Float my Boat
CZR – Do the Dance
Gaiolas de Popozuda – Quero de Tar (acca)
Duck Sauce – Big bad wolf (gasseflestien mix)
– MIXHELL INTERVIEW –
Mixhell – Antigalactic
DADA life – KOTEM / pick your poison edit
Zeds Dead – Ruckus the jam
Sandro silva – Mach 5
Schlacthofbronx – Chambacu
Manu Chao – Bongo Bong
Makina – Rafaga de Dub
Los Rakas – Abrazame (uproot andy mix)
Robin S – Show Me Love (morrisson edit)
Diplo Horsey (lazerdisc party edit)
Dirty Dance (alvin risk remix)
Bro Safari – The Worm
M83 – Midnight City (cousin cole edit)
In three weeks 2011 is about to come to an end – bringing in a new year of music, mix-tapes and remixes. There was definitely one thing that changed and came to my attention this year with mix-tapes.. and that’s BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mixes. If you go on the official site you can vote for your favourite essential mix of the year. Unfortunately, I cannot just pick one, so I’ll list my top 5 favourite mixes.
Throughout this year, these essential mixes have blown up. More and more DJ’s and producers are getting the recognition they deserve because of this one to two hour mix. I think these essential mixes are also a good judgement of how DJ’s and producers perform during a live event – as most of these are recorded through a concert event. And to be honest with my readers, I find these mixes to be 100% accurate of what their actual playlist will be like. So next time, if you’re unsure about checking out a DJ/Producer at a show, listen to their essential mixes to get a feel.
You can check out the rest of the set list and DJ’s/Producers featured on the show in 2011 on the official website.
More updates to come.
– Constance Chan