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Mix-Tape Wednesdays: Düzi – THRILLA


THRILLA Mixtape by duzimusic


As usual, when someone from Toronto sends me their track, I’m more than happy to help them promote it. But when it comes to anything mixed by Düzi, I have to share it with everyone.

It’s great to hear something that’s constantly upbeat…with a well selected tracklist. Check it out.

Bart B More & Drop The Lime – The Bass (Original Mix)
Congorock – Sirius (Original Mix)
Denzal Park – Militia (Original Mix)
Johnny Love – The Switch (Torro Torro Remix)
Autoerotique & SonicC – KMA (Original Mix)
Botnek – Bring The Heat (Original Mix)
Lorcan Mak – Acid House (Original Mix)
Harvard Bass & Bart B More – Listen to This (Original Mix)
Mercurius FM – 1997 (Valerna Remix)
D.I.M. & Tai – Ion (Original Mix)
Shermanology – Ring The Alarm (Original Mix)
Sgt Slick – Like This (Angger Dimas Remix)
Apster & Nicky Romero – Bootcamp (Original Mix)
Munchi feat. Mr. Lexx – Shottas (Shaun D & Master D Remix)
Tommie Sunshine feat. Tiffany Roth – Tonights The Night (Elektropusher Remix)
The Dove – Girl At A Party With Siren (Preacherman Version)


Mix-Tape Wednesdays – Arcade Friday DJ Contest


For those who live in the GTA and are a huge fan of EDM, then you’ve must been or at least heard of Arcade Fridays at MOD Club. One of the best venues and bookings for international to local DJ’s and producers to play at. I’ve been a huge fan of this weekly event and this time I’m showing my support to two fellow Toronto DJ’s that have made it to the Top 20’s in the current contest that Arcade Fridays are holding. Check out the two mixtapes below and to vote, just click “like” on the direct Facebook link!


Duzi – ACIDIC Minimix

Swagger (Original Mix) – Dem Slackers
Freak (Sound Of Stereo Remix) – Autoerotique
House Music (SonicC Remix) – Benny Benassi
Mush, Mush (Original Mix) – Bassjackers
Traction (Club Mix) – Bart B More
Zzafrika (Light Year & The Finger Prince Remix) – ZZT



Thursday July 7 @ Andy Pool Hall for Burner Thursdays


Adam Martignetti – Arcade 2.0 Mix

Dovregrubben (Original Mix) – Zedd
The Kitchen (Darth & Vader Remix) – Sheff
Jaws (Original Mix) – Gregori Klosman
Sugarland (LBCK Mellowdisco Remix) – Kamei
Shoes (Mr. Oizo Remix) – Tiga
Running Up That Hill (Alesso Remix) – Erik Holmberg & Niko Bellotto Ft. JB
Cry (Just A Little) – Bingo Players
Tonton Funk (Les Petit Pilous Remix) – Teenage Bad Girl
Waiting – Pance Party
Goody Two Shoes (Viceroy Edit) – Duck Sauce
Careless Whisper (Van O Remix) – George Michael


LOCAL TORONTO: Harlan Pepper


Once again my apologies for not updating in a while! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks since I started my new internship. I wanted to make sure I had enough time to make this important post – Local Toronto.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to work with some talented classmates of mine in my advance audio production course, our assignment was to record two singles with a local Toronto band. We were very lucky to be able to work with Harlan Pepper. I was speechless when I first checked out their single “Reefer”. Let’s just say these guys are young and very talented. Our recording session was two days straight and these guys knew exactly what they wanted and they sounded…flawless. At that point I’ve learned to ignore the idea of age and music. In the short amount of time I’ve spent with these guys in the recording studio, I was still so amazed at how they sounded, the originality and the true happiness they got out of doing something they love. I find it so important for artists to continue feeling passionate about something they love doing. As for Harlan Pepper they are exactly that, four friends who work hard at what they do while also having a great time. During the recording session, we also had a chance to film the two nights in the studio, the video shows exactly who these guys are in person. Keep an eye out on these guys, they’re just gonna get bigger. You can check out Harlan Pepper on July 9th at EdgeFest in Downsview Park.

Jimmy Hayes (guitar, pedal steel, harmonica), Dan Edmonds (banjo, keys, vocals), Thompson Wilson (bass, vocals), and Marlon Nicolle (drums, vocals) were barely out of high school when they formed in 2008 in the town of Hamilton, Ontario.

Already an accomplished live band Harlan Pepper has shared the stage with the likes of the Sadies, Born Ruffians, Two Hours Traffic, Lee Harvey Osmond, Huron, the Arkells, and Feist. With the AM radio crackling out a distant signal and a stack of instruments older than all of them in the back of the van, the band will be touring all through 2011 in support of their debut album, Young And Old.




As a student who is currently majoring in audio production, there are many projects which requires us to work with local Toronto musicians. In the past eight months I have had the privilege to work with various Toronto musicians, producers and DJ’s who had really inspired me. It is not easy spending various amounts of hours, days and nights doing something that you’re so passionate about and also trying to get the spotlight for it. Therefore, in return, I will feature some of the musicians that I have worked with previously because no one deserves more credit than these artists who put their lives into something that they love so much.

In the past four months I have worked closely with an artist, Paul Chin. Myself and group of other students from my program helped him and his bandmates (Jason and Sean) to get more exposure around the Greater Toronto Area and I was definitely happy with the outcome that we had with Paul. Many musicians that I have worked with before would be very egotistic and sometimes even greedy, but with Paul, Jason and Sean there was never a dull moment. These guys were the most modest musicians out there and enthusiastic about everything. In my opinion, doing something that you love – you must be optimistic, enthusiastic and always willing to learn and accept (even if the outcome wasn’t as expected).

Paul Chin’s lyrics fuse his love of language with his fascination of global culture to create a colourful style that is all his own. Growing up in the Cayman Islands, Chin was classically trained in piano and swing sax. And currently, he is a third year illustration student on full scholarship at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Chin’s creative process can best be described as synesthetic – he knows what a song will look like, and what a piece of art sounds like. With an original Mixtape of beats called invinciblemusic and The Pheobe EP under his belt, Chin’s working on his latest follow-up album, Age of Atlas. It promises to bring together the diverse musicians, influences, instruments and sounds that define Paul Chin’s internationally flavoured style to spread positivity, hope and art around his community and, by extension, to the world at large.

To support and see Paul Chin live on his birthday, check out this promo video!


Paul Chin – Let’s Get Some Tea

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Paul Chin – Heartbeat (Valentine’s Day)

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– Constance

Conor Cutz Drops in a Taste of His ‘New World’


These days, it’s rare to find a DJ who promotes themselves to just one end of the spectrum. Producing and DJing live, there seems to be an underlying argument towards what truly makes a DJ a DJ. While some suggest that all it takes is the ability to deliver live music at a “groovable” pace, others insist that it is essential for the DJs of today to produce independent tracks in order to maintain an upper-hand on the competition. In any case, Conor Cutz doesn’t seem to have a problem filling either category.

Although being on hiatus from the production side for a short period to tour across Canada with companies such as S-Trip and Mazda, Cutz is finally back releasing his fresh original track entitled, “New World.” While fusing a combination of Funk and House elements, this track fits nicely into either of the corresponding genres. The title, “New World,” definitely seems to be generated from the vocal sample of the track, but also compliments the irony that this particular piece differs from his previous releases which is appropriate for his comeback to the production scene.

Conor Cutz is widely known for his insane party antics and turntablism, but this release proves that there is still a side to him that we all have yet to see!  Stay tuned, and turn up your speakers!

New World – Conor Cutz

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– Shain Christian




Starting today all across the Greater Toronto Area begins one of the city’s best music festival. Therefore, it is only suitable that I promote some of the following events that I will be attending and some that I wish I attended. All of these are local DJ’s and some of them will be appearing in my documentary. I hope everyone has a great week in the city of Toronto. And for those who aren’t in the city, you should come one day to check things out. Things are going to get crazy here.

EVENTS: Click on the event for more information

Wednesday, March 10th:
Nadastrom at Cobra w/ GG, Nasty Nav, & Jedi – CMW party 4 am last call

Thursday, March 11th:
Keys N Krates, Donnis, Grandtheft & Piper Davis – CMW @ Wrongbar

Saturday, March 12th:
DMT, John Roman, Harvard Bass & Wolfgang Gartner – The Faktory & CMW @ The Social

Redbull Thre3style Finals @ Sound Academy w/ A-Trak, Klever, Skratch Bastid, Rynecolgist, Golden Gloves, Meech, Bordello

I’m also throwing in some great tracks done by Golden Gloves. I did an interview with them two weeks ago, nicest guys out there. Definitely check out their MySpace.

Schlachthofbronx – Ayoba (Golden Gloves & Bordello Remix)

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Popof – Shades (Golden Gloves Dubstep Bootleg)

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Lil Mama – L.I.F.E. (Golden Gloves Remix)

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John Roman and Ben from Golden Gloves remix of Latin Fever in the Beatport Remix contest right now.


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MARCH 2010: MixTape Wednesdays – Black and Yellow


Black and Yellow’s Official Website

Biography: Taken from their Facebook page

The duo DJ Black and Yellow (also known as Kempers and Ayo D) from Toronto, Canada are best known in the Greater Toronto Area for their creative and unique style of scratching with ‘House, Electro, Hip-Hop, and Mash-Ups’. Recently, the duo has been asked to perform at venues such as GUVERMENT, CIRCA, STRANGLEOVE, 69 Bathurst, Tattoo Rock Parlour, Rockwood & Grass Patio, Tryst, 5th Social, 6 Degrees Nightclub, Atlantis Pavilion, Burroughes Loft, State Theatre & Elixer.
For more information about Black and Yellow check out the following links:

Black and Yellow’s Official Website

Party Rock Mix

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1. Boom Boom Pow (Party Rock Remix) – Black Eyed Peas
2. You Used To Hold Me – Calvin Harris
3. Blau! (LA RIOTS Remix) – Laidback Luke
4. The Dutty Clem (Aniki Remix) – Will Bailey
5. Flashback (Will Bailey Remix) – Wolfgang Gartner
6. Im In Miami Bitch (Acapella) – LMFAO
7. Hey! (Foamo Remix) – Laidback Luke & Diplo
8. Put your Drinks Up Remix – Kardinal Official
9. Forever (Steve Aoki Remix) – Drake/Lil Wayne/Kanye West/Eminem
10. Better Run (Afrojack Remix) – Tocadisco
11. Cut The Mix (Hot Mouth Remix) – Aniki
12. Escape Me (LA RIOTS Remix) – Tiesto
13. Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix) – Kid Cudi
14. Let’s Go (Will Bailey Remix) – Sidney Samson
15. One Love (Chuckie Remix) – David Guetta
16. Get On The Floor (Nicky Romero Remix) + Leave The World Behind (Acapella) – Sidney Samson/Black & Yellow
17. On The Run (Ralvero Remix) – De Bos
18. Love You No More (Chuckie Remix) – Bob Sinclair
19. Make Her Say (Afrojack Remix) – Kid Cudi + In For The Kill (Acapella) – La Roux
20. Witch Doktor (John Roman Remix) – Armand Van Helden


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FEBRUARY 2010: Remix Fridays – Grandtheft



I first heard about GrandTheft in the summer of 2009 when I heard his remix of “Shove It” by Santigold, I couldn’t get enough of that track. It wasn’t till recently that I discovered he was a Canadian on Team Canada DJs, I checked out his MySpace and every single song was well produced and mixed.

Biography: Taken from his MySpace
Grandtheft is a Producer/DJ based out of Montreal, Canada and is one half of the Team Canada DJs duo. Known well for their live party-rocking and their acclaimed remix cd series “Classic Material”, GT and Team Canada DJs have rocked a bunch of the best clubs worldwide. In Montreal, Team Canada DJs opened their own indie dance club on St. Laurent called Blue Dog. In 2007, DJ AM signed TC to his elite Deckstar roster out of LA. That same year, TC also started their own management firm in Canada – The Eh! Team DJ’s.

In partnership with Last Gang Records (Metric, Death From Above, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, Tiga), Grandtheft has started a digital record label called Tremendous. He’s also produced/remixed a whole bunch of artists that you love – including a slew of tracks that have risen to the top of the Hype Machine popular 100 charts.

Mikey Rocks (Grandtheft’s Juke and The City Mix) – Cool Kids

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I’m In The House Featuring [[[zuper blahq]]] (Grandtheft Remix) – Steve Aoki
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Shove It (Grandtheft Remix) – Santigold
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Best I Ever Had (Grandtheft Remix) – Drake
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