Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bump In The Hump: November 29 (Season 5, Episode 9)

Tracklist
  • Slander ft. Wavz - Love Again (Pairanoid Remix)
  • Vanrip - Music Sounds Better With You
  • Boombox Cartel & Quix ft. Anjulie - Supernatural (L5K Remix)
  • The Killers - Mr. Brightside (Fahjah Bootleg Remix)
  • Mako - Smoke Filled Room (Future Magic x Jilbare Remix)
  • Thomas White ft. Ryan Playground - Drunk Mind, Sober <3 (Hitmane Remix)
  • Hannah Georgas - Waste (Obeson Remix)
  • Paper Lions - My Number (Ramzoid Remix)
  • Flume ft. George Maple - That Look (Vincent Flip)
  • Belly - Ballerina (Dropwizz Remix)
  • Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane - Black Beatles (PhatCap Remix)
  • Knoxa ft. Georgia Ku - Something More (CRaymak Remix)
  • Zeds Dead x NGHTMRE ft. GG Magree - Frontlines (Cherney Remix)
  • Dr. Ozi & Midnight Tyrannosaurus - Evacuation
  • INF1N1TE - Dab On Em (Konus Remix)

Bump In The Hump Sneak Peek: Black Beatles (PhatCap! Remix)

Remixer and beat-maker extraordinaire, PhatCap has lent his unique abilities to the viral sensation of the moment, Rae Sremmurd's collab with Gucci Mane, "Black Beatles." There will be no standing still when this drops tonight on Bump In The Hump; the bass is so big, it will not only physically move you, it will alter your entire being. The remix works so well, that it comes as a surprise that PhatCap did not originally set out to remix "Black Beatles," but rather built a beat, before stumbling across a DIY acapella of the first 16 bars. The resulting combination works perfectly, leaving little to be desired. Hear this remix on Radio Humber tonight and download it for yourself free, via toneden, here. The trap will be run big time tonight on Bump In The Hump, alongside other remixes from Ramzoid, Vincent and Dropwizz. Those and more, including another psy-trance track from Fahjah, as well as, a flourish of four dub tracks b2b, rounding out the night. Live on Radio Humber, from 6-7 PM EST.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MssingNo - M1 Personal Trainer [Mixtape]

Enigmatic DJ and producer, MssingNo just dropped a brand new 23+ minute mixtape, filled with tracks all coloured in his dark, atmospheric and orchestral club idiom. Think of this as a mix of Cashmere Cat and Hudson Mohawke, if they were playing a dimly lit stage in an almost empty club, while people just went about their business, chatting about their days, relaxing and enjoying some libations. Now picture this all in a digitized anime landscape, and you've got "M1 Personal Trainer." The movement and atmosphere MssingNo creates is simply sublime. The contrasting waves of bright and dark sounds, through post-club remixes of Zara Larsson, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, firmly situate MssingNo in a shortlist of producers, pulling back the curtain, showing us what the future of music sounds like. This is the kind of mixtape I could easily listen to dozens of times, in part due to the smooth, cyclical repetition MssingNo has so brilliantly brought forth, as the mix begins and ends with versions of Daft Punk's "Technologic." Immediately enamouring, each of the tracks play an essential role in this expertly crafted virtual reality ride into the future of music. Usually I'd say do not sleep on MssingNo, but I think it's highly likely that his music will weave its way into your dreams, even if you are in fact sleeping. This truly is the material dreams are made of. "M1 Personal Trainer" is available entirely free, via mediafire.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

My Mixtape featuring Eff That


Tracklist
  1. Scooby Doo Phantom Intro
  2. Don Rimini - Hold Up
  3. Chris Lake & Anna Lunoe - Stomper (WWRD Remix)
  4. Eff That - ID
  5. Eff That - ID
  6. SCNDL - The Munsta (Aaron Jackson Remix)
  7. Autoerotique - Slew Dem
  8. Autoerotique & Hunter Siegel - OTF
  9. Datsik & Barely Alive - The Blastaz
  10. Eff That - ID
  11. Lamont Dex - Judgment
  12. Eff That - ID
  13. Jimm Deezle - It's Hot (Eff That Remix)
  14. Zeds Dead ft. Omar LinX - Cowboy (Torro Torro Remix)
  15. Black Tiger Sex Machine & Lektrique - Religion (Far Too Loud Remix)
  16. Pairanoid - Heavy Trash
  17. Kayliox vs OptionAvailable - Von Deeper
  18. Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light (Pairanoid Remix)
  19. Snails & HeRobust - Pump This (Ghastly Remix)
  20. Hatiras & Nathaniel Knows - Dun Dun
  21. Eff That - ID
  22. Eff That - ID
  23. Eff That - ID
  24. Eff That - ID
  25. Tre Mission - Gang (Lamont Dex Remix)
  26. Darien Night & Wil - Move
  27. Slips & Slurs - Divided VIP
  28. Droptek - Rupture
  29. Nero - The Thrill (René LaVice & The Ooh La La's Live Version)
  30. René LaVice - Some Things Never Change
  31. René LaVice - Richter Scale (D&B Mix)
  32. Muzzy - Crescendo (ft. MYLK)
  33. Calvin Harris & Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love (Eff That & Nati Remix)
  34. Eff That - ID

Bloqshot - Lightning

File this one under furious fire, and Friday freedom, Bloqshot's latest release on Wolv Records, "Lightning," is like a combination of The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, and Flosstradamus. It's rocky metal beginning, followed by rap and hip hop references, convalescing into an especially turnt and twisted drop, makes this release extra appealing. It's fresh and nostalgic all in one.  The groove grabs you immediately, filled with the riveting design of Bloqshot's percussion and growling, electro licks. The squeaking lead synth sets up the salacious drop, that upon its arrival urges even the most straight laced listener to lose their shit. There's no question, in my mind, that this track can command a crowd, garnering some of the best stank faces and hysteria, when that dirty drop infiltrates their eardrums.
It seems Bloqshot has found a way to capture "Lightning" in a bottle, and is now selling it to the masses. Get your bottled bolt via Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, Tidal or Napster.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lumacid - Kiloscum

Perfect for Thanksgiving, New York's Lumacid has just given away "Kiloscum," a gamer-friendly track, as thanks for reaching 600 soundcloud followers. "Kiloscum" begins with an interstellar backdrop, exemplified by the StarCraft 2, Terran Advisor quotes throughout. Sticking with the StarCraft theme, the dubstep warbles, explosions and technological tuning of the entire track make it perfect for gamers. I think what I like so much about Lumacid's production, is the clearly crafted soundscape and sound design - from the precise percussion, to the synth that sounds just like a warning alarm. He's done well to craft a track that progresses seemlessly, telling a story, and one that, to me, is reminiscent of Nero's futuristic, doomsday vibes. Add "Kiloscum" to your gaming playlist, absolutely free, here. FOLLOW LUMACID: FACEBOOK SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bump In The Hump: November 23 (Season 5, Episode 8)

Tracklist
  • Tiga - 3 Rules (Deewee Unreleased Mix)
  • Jesse Zimmerman - My Eyes (ft. Jenny Mayhem)
    • Unreleased
  • MSTRKRFT - Runaway (Patrick Stump Remix)
  • Deadmau5 - Let Go (ft. Grabbitz)
  • Slander ft. Wavz - Love Again (Adam K Remix)
  • Eytan Tobin ft. Kare & Veles - I Feel Light (Fil Jackson Remix)
  • Whipped Cream - U R Not Alone
  • Thomas White - Mantra (Robert Robert Remix)
  • Robotaki - Right Time (ft. Ari)
  • Adventure Club ft. Elea - Dreams (Nightowls x Francis Derelle Remix)
  • CCIV & PRZM - Mindmelt (Fahjah Remix)
  • CRaymak - Tesseract
  • My Mixtape Pre Show Interview:
  • with Aaron and Akeem of Eff That

Bump In The Hump Sneak Peek: Robotaki - Right Time (ft. Ari)

After seeing Robotaki open for Madeon and Porter Robinson at The Danforth Music Hall a week and half ago, I became overwhelmed with excitement for the local producer, and the music he had in store for us. Flash-forward to this past Friday, when he dropped his single, "Right Time" and as a member of his mailing list I was not only treated to Ari's sensational vocals, but a 'deluxe' remix of his track "Ghostboy." I'm not sure whether he's going to release it, but I've certainly urged him to. In the meantime, I'd highly recommend joining his mailing list in hopes of being able to hear the brilliance he's achieved with his remix of "Ghostboy." Join the list and enjoy the exclusive benefits at www.robotaki.net This week's episode of Bump In The Hump is also special, in that it is the first episode directly linked to companion show, My Mixtape. As announced last week, the first episode of My Mixtape will premiere this week, with Eff That dropping off an hour of music Friday at 11 PM EST. Now each week's episode of Bump In The Hump will end with an interview, in advance of that artists' mix for My Mixtape. However Bump In The Hump will continue to bring the best in new Canadian electronic music. This week includes remixes of Adventure Club, MSTRKRFT and Tiga, as well as originals from Jesse Zimmerman, Deadmau5, Whipped Cream & CRaymak. Hear it live from 6-7 PM EST on Radio Humber.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

G Jones - Pull Up

There's no other way to describe G Jones' latest track "Pull Up," as anything other than bass. With riddim, dubstep and trap influences throughout, "Pull Up" is a confluence of the all the best, bass-focused genres has to offer. It's menacing, rattling the very core of the listener, with sound design reminiscent of the best bass producers known to this world. Somehow he's channeled Flux Pavilion, Excision, Bassnectar, Rusko and RL Grime, and combined them all, in a cohesive and killer fashion.
I cannot help but envision an interstellar space battle, as ships careen through explosions, with lasers and rockets blasting all around. In fact I think it should be the soundtrack for the latest installment of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The real magic and guiding force behind "Pull Up" is the percussion; resisting it is futile as G Jones grabs listeners by the scruff of the neck, dunking our heads in toilet bowls, brazenly bullying us with his bombastic bass throbs. From its ravey beginnings through its domineering and derelict devolution of dance sentimentalities, G Jones succeeds in delivering his vision for bass tracks of the future. "Pull Up" is the lead single from his forthcoming EP, Visions, set to be released "early 2017," for which he is also touring North America from December 30th through April 22nd. He makes a stop at Toronto's Velvet Underground February 1st, tickets at gjonesbass.com

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

New Show: "My Mixtape" on Radio Humber

As you've likely heard by now, I've got a new show called "My Mixtape," set to premiere this coming Friday, November the 25th, at 11 PM EST on Radio Humber. It is an hour long guest mix show, that will compliment Bump In The Hump, giving Canadian DJs and producers an outlet to show off their favourite tracks, in their particular mixing style. Further marrying the two programs, an interview with that week's guest DJs will air at the end of Bump In The Hump, giving some insight into the creation of their mix as well as some background into who they are as DJs/producers. Bump In The Hump will continue to air live on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM EST, but will now be rebroadcast Fridays at 10 leading right into My Mixtape. As soon as My Mixtape hits the airwaves, it will also be available for download, allowing you to take this hour of masterfully mixed Canadian music with you wherever you go.

As I announced earlier this week, the first guests DJs to grace the My Mixtape airwaves are London veterans Eff That, who are primed to explode with banging bass house tracks. They've recently played alongside SonReal, Machine Gun Kelly, Shad and Snoop Dogg, and they've got a massive amount of brand new music set to be released in the coming months. You can expect their hour to be jam packed with amazing unreleased material and some dope demos. For a taste of what a mix from these two might entail, I'd recommend any one of their "That's An Effin' Banger" series. Stay tuned to this page, my facebook, and twitter accounts, for more information about My Mixtape.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Cashmere Cat and SOPHIE at The Hoxton Tonight!

It's quite simply ridiculous how many nights in November I've been waiting for with baited breath. First, Ryan Hemsworth, then the Hyperhouse Tour, Lemaitre and Chet Porter, the Shelter Live Tour, Lido and now this, Cashmere Cat and SOPHIE's stop at The Hoxton. Add to that Lane 8 Saturday, then Drezo and Booka Shade next week and this November may be the best month of music ever. It really proves that while festival season may be nice, the fall club scene cannot be topped. I've had my tickets for tonight since the presale, as I never miss a chance to catch Cashmere Cat. Add to that the enigmatic SOPHIE and tonight is the kind of night dreams are made of. While I beat all of my friends to the punch with Cashmere Cat, I was still rather slow on the uptake. It took a facebook post from AlunaGeorge directing me to his "With Me" (from his second EP, Wedding Bells) for me to finally come across the genius that is Magnus August Høiberg. After playing "With Me" on repeat for an hour, I decided I better check out more of this Cashmere Cat character, and I was not disappointed. Both of his EPs were absolutely gold through and through. Hear for yourself below or via Spotify here.I've truly yet to come across any artist that compares to Cashmere Cat and his production style. Yes, there are similarities with the likes of Ryan Hemsworth, Hudson Mohawke and Lido, but there's something about Cashmere's sound design and impeccable atmosphere that makes his tracks so alluring. It should also be noted that Cashmere Cat is not just a producer par excellence, but his DJing skills saw him represent Norway in the DMC World DJ Championships 4 years in a row. With that in mind, I'm hoping he throws in some of his newer releases too, and perhaps some stuff from his forthcoming album, that we've been patiently waiting for. To put a cap on Cashmere Cat, I'll leave you with an example of his incredible mixing style, and his new music video for "Trust Nobody."
Joining Cashmere Cat at The Hoxton tonight is the enigmatic SOPHIE. His (yes SOPHIE is male) most notable production "MSMSMSM" grabbed the electronic music scene by the family jewels. It is so aggressive and turnt, yet somehow beautiful and emotive, there's no way to quantify just how crazy people go when it comes through the club speakers. SOPHIE is shrouded in mystery, not having released an original production since 2015. In fact his most recent production credit comes from Charli XCX's Vroom Vroom EP, with whom he has toured, working closely to premiere several new productions. SOPHIE's cultivation of his enigmatic image is truly is a work of art. You'll be hard-pressed to find many live videos, or sets of his online, and the one you'll most likely be directed to, a Boiler Room set from 2014, features a hired performer behind the decks, miming the prerecorded set SOPHIE had already laid down. He does however appear in this video dressed as a security guard.
Tonight is sure to be one to remember. At the time of writing this, tickets are 90% sold out (online) but as per usual, there are sellers on the facebook event page, and there will likely be tickets at the door.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Benny Benassi & Chris Brown - Paradise (Alex Hobson Remix)

Deep house continues to dominate much of the popular portion of EDM's crossover into mainstream consciousness. It's tracks like Alex Hobson's remix of Benny Benassi and Chris Brown's "Paradise" (already a crossover in itself), that prove EDM (whether you like that title or not) is here to stay. People like music that they can feel, that they can move to, and that they can sing along with. While the vocals in Alex Hobson's mix are thoroughly manipulated, there's still the familiarity of the original, but in my estimation these dub vocals fit better with this deep house re-rub. And who can really be upset with less Chris Brown? Pitched up and down, the crooning is captivating, incredibly emotive and wholly melodic, harmonizing perfectly with the production, in an almost MK manner. This is truly the strength of this mix, and its tremendous crossover appeal; through artists like MK, the dub vocal ridden, deep house sound has found a home in the ears of electronic enthusiasts and top 40 followers alike. Alex Hobson has repackaged the original, with an inescapable groove, full of feels, dripping with dark, danceclub vibes. I love this one and think many more will too. Share it with your friends and make Chris Brown cool again.
"Paradise" is easily attained, entirely free of charge, here.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bump In The Hump: November 16 (Season 5, Episode 7)

Tracklist
  • Fahjah - Best Intentions (ft. Micah Martin)
  • Somna & Diana Leah - Fell For You (Ccold Rush Remix)
  • Love Thy Brother ft. Ariel Beesley - Love Me Better (Future Magic x E-VO Remix)
  • Lexy Panterra & Rob James - Deep End
  • CCIV - Lucy
  • Attlas - Blood Work (ft. Chelsea Jade)
  • Adventure Club - Firestorm (ft. Sara Diamond)
  • Ali X & Theus Mago - Vision
  • AD/D - Motorcity Sunrise (Art Department Renaissance Mix)
  • Tommy Trash & A-Trak - Lover (ft. Jesse Boykins III)
  • Flume ft. Beck - Tiny Cities (Smalltown DJs Remix)
  • INF1N1TE - Fatality
  • Festivillainz - E.T.
  • Calvin Harris & Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love (Eff That & Nati Remix)

Bump In The Hump Sneak Peek: Tommy Trash & A-Trak - Lover (ft. Jesse Boykins III)

Mere months after the success of their last collaborative effort, "Lose My Mind," Tommy Trash and A-Trak join forces yet again, this time seeking out vocalist Jesse Boykins III, to craft the indomitable dance track, "Lover." Taken from Trash's forthcoming collaborative EP Group Chat, "Lover" is the first of five tracks to see its release. And what better way to tease the world than with the always awesome combination of Tommy Trash and A-Trak. In fact, it was nearly 4 years ago when the two first came together to craft "Tuna Melt," a track we'll always have a taste for. With both "Lose My Mind" and "Tuna Melt" receiving sensational music videos, we can only hope for the same with "Lover" (videos below). Hear "Lover" amongst an hour of the best new Canadian electronic music live on Bump In The Hump from 6-7 PM EST, on Radio Humber. It's a special week as the new companion, guest mix, show has finally been approved, and will be previewed before debuting next Friday (Nov. 25th) at 11 PM. Stay tuned to this page, my facebook, and twitter accounts for more details. Finally, I've got more new tracks this week from Fahjah, Rob James, Attlas, Adventure Club, Smalltown DJs and, the obligatory, more.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Easyfun - Monopoly (ft. Noonie Bao)

A.G. Cook's PC Music collective, continually churns out bright, captivating, and delightfully poppy productions. The latest release from this music making community is yet another shining example that, despite a Thump published op ed from Kyle MacNeill Is It Time to Pull the Plug on PC Music?, this record label is here to stay. Easyfun and Noonie Bao's "Monopoly" comes on the heels of GFOTY's Call Him A Doctor, a sensational 9 track EP that runs the gamut of styles and emotions, while maintaining an unmistakable PC Music sound. "Monopoly" however is a more direct and precise, stand alone, single. It can easily be enjoyed by itself, led by sharp synths stabs, wanton, wavering vocals, and magnificent melodies. At first it appears as a straightforward, poppy PC Music production, but Easyfun's creative brilliance shines through in progressive and delightful diversions. The main refrain, "I want it all," plays perfectly with the multitude of melodies and capricious combination of sounds. Play "Monopoly" by yourself or with friends, via Apple Music, Spotify or buy it via iTunes.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Madeon & Porter Robinson at Danforth Music Hall Tonight

Tonight's the night that the youthful genius of Madeon and Porter Robinson finally bring their highly touted Shelter Live Tour to the 6ix. They'll be performing at the Danforth Music Hall, alongside openers Robotaki and Danger. Of course the tour is named after their collaborative track "Shelter," but there's much more you can expect from this dynamic duo, and their live performance. If you don't mind spoilers, there's a full video of their set from their stop in Atlanta, two months ago.
If you'd rather not watch the concert twice in one day, but still want to get hyped for tonight, my recommendation would be to check out the brilliant anime Porter put together for their collab.
If that's not enough to get your motor running, I've compiled a list of my favourite five tracks from each Madeon and Porter Robinson, including some of their own remixes and remixes of their originals. Remember this is a live set at Danforth, but there is an after party, DJ set planned for The Hoxton, if that is more your speed. And to be honest, that's what caused me to really fall in love with Porter. His set for the Monstercat Showcase at Tattoo last summer, is still one of my favourite mixes of all time.Tickets are scarce for both events, but you may be able to snag one from a seller [live show] [DJ set]

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Justice's Essential Mix POSTPONED, Woman out Friday

UPDATE: Justice have postponed their Essential Mix, as a result of being too "busy." Regardless, the release of Woman is still slated for release Friday, therefore the rest of the post remains true and intact.
This is a big week for the french duo of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, otherwise known as Justice. Tonight they'll make their triumphant return to "the world's favourite mixshow" BBC Radio One's Essential Mix, their first since 2007. That will be followed by the highly anticipated release of their third studio album, Friday the 18th. With Woman's immanent release in mind, today is the perfect time to ratchet up the hype machine, by revisiting their first Essential Mix and giving the first three tracks of the album another round of plays. Depending on your preference of streaming sources, you have your choice from youtube, soundcloud or mixcloud, the latter you can find below.
I've compiled "Safe and Sound," "Randy" and "Alakazam," the first 3 tracks from Woman, in a spotify playlist below. Pre-order the Ed Banger and Because Music backed album from multiple sources here.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Vince Kaichan - Midsummer Days EP

New for your Friday consumption comes a jazzy, chiptune masterpiece from California's Vince Kaichan, called Midsummer Days. Its six tracks are all stunning examples of dynamic, flowing, mid-tempo jazz. Centered in a chiptune environment, it is a delightful depiction of a laidback, virtual reality video game; it's fluid and never ending, yet never boring. It can be yours now, for free on Bandcamp. Vince Kaichan's framing of each track with strong, distinct, identities and imbuing them with traveling, playful jazz rhythms makes for an incredible ride through Midsummer Days. Each track plays a role, placing the listener in a dazzling artificial landscape. The EP succeeds with its rich delivery of overwhelming nostalgia repackaged through jazzy manouvers, able capture our subconscious.

"Shangri-La Dreaming" begins the theme of reverie, painting a peaceful picture of a most heavenly waiting room; a loading screen you don't mind for a change. It's also our first insight into Vince Kaichan's fluid feel for not only combining multiple instruments, but playing them so wonderfully, laying down brilliant solos. The pan flute in this first track is the pièce de résistance, yet only a tease of the beautiful instruments and melodies yo to come. "Mirage" washes over you like a haze. More upbeat, it sweeps along with marching percussion and evaporating solos, dissipating into the hot air.

"Cruising Deep Pacifica" is my favourite of the bunch with its awesome MIDI bass, sparkling star guitar work and twisting, dreamy synth background. The combination of each soloing instrument and backing melody is breathtakingly beautiful, working together in such sonorous harmony. "Sunshower Meteorite" perfectly depicts the depth of space, with its seemingly barren, dark recesses. The brilliance of this track is however the piano work that lifts and lightens our soul, defiantly shining through the dark bass.

"Harvest Moon" really takes the weightless feeling to a higher level, so much so, that each bouncing melody sends you vaulting, dozens of feet into the sky. It leaves you with an overwhelming feeling peace and ease of mind. This transitions perfectly into the last track, "Hopscotch '97" which really drives home the ethos of the computer produced, pop jazz EP. It's fun, funky, and full of radiant joy. It may be the perfect track for surfing the internet, feeling unfamiliarly like a sea-based Mario or Mario Kart level. If you're still reading this, I'll let you in on a little secret, if you download the Deskpop backed EP from Bandcamp, you'll receive a bonus track, "Ice Tea Lemonade." Like the drink, Arnold Palmer, it is tremendously tasteful and easy to consume.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Lemaitre - Splitting Colors (Louis La Roche Remix)

Tuesday night was unbelievably busy on twitter, obviously as a result of the election, but I was tweeting almost exclusively about an incredible show at Velvet Underground, with Coucheron, Chet Porter and Lemaitre. The latter, I only came to know though one of my favourite remixes, from one of my favourite artists, Louis La Roche. His "Splitting Colors" remix features the classic touch that takes the Brit, Brett Ewels, and transforms him into the nu-disco/funk/French house producer that we know and love. It's bright, bleepy, poppy and powerful, and as a cherry on top it features steel pans. Those little riffs add another level of catchiness to the already earworming production; there's no denying its awesomeness. Of course seeing Lemaitre live is the impetus behind this post, and while I essentially went to this show because I never turn down a chance to see Chet Porter, I was beyond impressed with both Coucheron and Lemaitre. In fact it was Coucheron, who came out of the back corner, grabbing a guitar and absolutely shredding a solo on "Splitting Colors" in the video below.
Lemaitre themselves were an absolute joy to watch, as the duo of Ketil Jansen and Ulrik Denizou Lund went back and forth between multiple instruments seemlessly, showcasing incredible versatility. Their energy was immediately infectious, as they had the crowd jumping in unison, mere minutes into being on stage. They were tremendously positive despite the dark pretense of the American election results pouring in throughout the night, looming as a dark cloud in many minds. It didn't help that throughout his set, Chet came on the mic asking if Hillary had won yet, to which the crowd continually groaned, "No." That aside, it was an awesome night of music, from Coucheron's excellent opening set to the overwhelming love to and from local, Chet Porter, through to Lemaitre's powerful live performance. While there's no proper way to illustrate either Chet or Lemaitre's live sets, I've compiled a short list of tracks Coucheron played, with of course a few missing due to their unreleased nature.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Bump In The Hump: November 9 (Season 5, Episode 6)

Tracklist

Bump In The Hump Sneak Peek: Future Magic x Wicka - Yeah

The premieres are coming fast and furious to Bump In The Hump. After last week's exclusive premiere from friend of the show Cosella, and his collab with FromDropTillDawn "No Boundaries," another hallmark of Bump In The Hump, Future Magic has gifted us with a brand new original. Truth be told I had a different Future Magic production already cue'd up but when he messaged me this morning proposing I premiere his collab with Wicka, "Yeah," of course that was my response, "uh yeah." This latest production from fellow Muskokan and Rochester's Wicka, sees a departure from their raucous trap flip of Flosstradamus' "Mosh Pit." "Yeah" is far more delicate and subtle in its style, playing with vocals and anime-esque soundtrack feels, surrounded by warm uplifting chords that would fit perfectly in any Porter Robinson track. This is affirmative future bass, not too hard hitting, but firmly fun and heartening. Like the vast majority of Future Magic's productions, it is available for free download.
Hear "Yeah" as a part of an hour of the best new Canadian electronic music on Bump In The Hump, live from 6-7 PM EST on Radio Humber. I've also got brand new tracks from Internet Daughter, Vincent, Adam Pearce, Dom Dias, AGNO3, and another exclusive premiere from WWRD as our #WeekendWarmup, ahead of her set Saturday at Studio Bar (details here).

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Glenn Morrison - Into The Deep (Ewan Pearson Remix)

For most DJs there is no higher honour than to have Pete Tong include their track in his Weekend Hot Mix. This past Friday, Toronto's own Glenn Morrison received that distinction when Ewan Pearson's remix of his track "Into The Deep" played across the hallowed BBC Radio One airwaves. Many a time, I've found myself ripping tracks right from the radio to include Pete's inimitable voice, that adds so much depth and intensity to the track. His delivery is simply legendary, and is a testament to his 20+ years as a staple on perhaps the greatest radio station our world has to offer. The fame of Pete may yet be rivaled by the two contributors to this track, as both Morrison and Pearson are legends in their own rights. This trifecta of techno gods combine to make an already hot mix, pure fire.Ewan Pearson's contribution to "Into The Deep" is pure perfection, sending Morrison's original further underground for an unreal, old school, never ending dance-off. The movement is a thing of beauty. It starts off with the atmosphere of a desolate wasteland, with ominous echoes in the distance. Pearson then transmutes those echoes into the melody, reverberating with more intensity. About halfway through, the vibes become less ominous and more uplifting, as the technologically created horn blips penetrate the atmosphere. This is where the track really excels, it becomes free, expansive, playful and utterly enjoyable. It is vibes like this, that always make me imagine the glory days of everyone in a club doing both, their own thing, but also moving in some strange unison. Like my post from two weeks ago about Bicep, it is the epic length and progression of this production that I cannot help but fall for.

Unbelievably, this track is available for free download (without Pete's voiceover), via hypeddit.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Elias Erlandsson - Sparks

Online for almost exactly 24 hours at the time of writing this, Swedish producer Elias Erlandsson's progressive house track "Sparks" is sitting just shy of 400 plays. I would venture to say that EE has named his track perfectly, invoking the inevitable glow that washes over listeners as his playful tickling of the ivories soars through the ears into their hearts. It's the kind of track that will have you reaching for the sky in ecstasy, even propelling to the stars with its gravity defying production. I would recommend lying on your back staring up at the stars while "Sparks" plays in your ears, warming your heart. "Sparks" is available now for free download, via The Artist Union.

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JRND & VMK - Make Dem (ft. Kédo Rebelle)

Fresh from Soundcloud labels Lowly Palace and FilthyDrops, comes a double Dutch collaboration between JRND and VMK. "Make Dem" features some live instrumentation from plucked strings, to the powerful horns the play at the forefront of the track. I can't help but draw comparisons to NGHTMRE and Boombox Cartel's "Aftershock," and while that might be a lofty resemblance, they both emote incredible energy and emotion. The groove of "Make Dem" is simply striking, following the direction of vocalist Kédo Rebelle's lyrics. I can easily foresee this track as a welcome addition and perhaps secret weapon (though not for long), for dozens of future bass DJs as well as becoming that go-to 'fire me up' track, that racks up play after play in your iTunes. Equal parts energy and feels, this one is fire. You can "Make Dem" yours via Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

What to expect from Anna Lunoe's Hyperhouse tour stop at The Hoxton

Anna Lunoe's Hyperhouse tour is set to make it's Toronto stop tonight at The Hoxton. The taste maker and Beats 1 host, has Vindata and DJ Sliink by her side for this leg of the tour, adding local talent Cosella for their stop in the 6ix. I've already touted this tour as one of the best of the year, but I'm about to make the case why. First let me start with Cosella, who continues his rise, gaining attention from big names Destructo, NEST HQ, and premieres on Lunoe's own show. He's also a friend of Bump In The Hump, where he premiered his collab with FromDropTillDawn, "No Boundaries." While still relatively fresh on the scene, he can already boast a series of quality releases, to go along with his strong networking skills that give him incredible exclusive and unreleased content for his deep DJ sets.Joining, Cosella as the night moves forward is New Jersey's own DJ Sliink. Previously known as Huglife, he is a master of bootleg remixes transforming the likes of Torey Lanez, D.R.A.M., Flume, Gnarls Barkley, among others, into Jersey Club weapons. Perhaps his most popular booty came in the form of the undeniably awesome Weeknd track "Wicked Games." Don't let this deceive you, Sliink is also a formidable producer of original tracks. His library is almost endless but here's a small sampling. The final opener, is duo Vindata, who despite being veterans of the scene, has absolutely exploded in the last year. Starting with their unbelievable EP, Through Time And Space, their long list of remixes, and their many productions with vocalist Kenzie May, Vindata's future bass vibes have catapulted them into collective consciousness. Of course I'd be remiss if I didn't make mention of their game changing collab with Mija, "Better." Expect these guys to bring an incredible energy, setting the stage for Anna. Of course, the headliner Anna Lunoe is the only way to wrap up this post. Her connections in the industry are nearly unrivaled, except perhaps for Beats 1 head honcho, Zane Lowe. This means that in addition to Anna's quality productions we can expect a unbelievable amount of new music from bootleg mixes, to exclusives and unreleased tracks. She is a DJ extraordinaire, and I expect nothing less than an absolutely off the wall party when she finally gets behind the decks. This truly is going to be one of the most special night's of the year, with what I would argue might be the best 4 DJ lineup The Hoxton has seen in that span. I fully expect it to busy early because of this fact. As of now ticket are still available online, details and such can be found at the facebook event.

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Friday, November 04, 2016

Ryan Hemsworth - Absolut Night at Velvet Underground

Feels like I talk about Ryan Hemsworth all the time, so it should come as no surprise that I had such a great time last night at Velvet Underground for their special Absolut party. This event had been on my radar since mid September, when the call for RSVP's went out. Oddly the RSVP's didn't seem to play in at all, other than allow Absolut to email us. The initial online list only asked for first names, which they didn't confirm on the way in. This is all fine because it was free entry, which we were reminded of multiple times. "Arrive early to avoid disappointment." And early did people arrive, I've never seen such a long line (in proportion to the venue) 45 minutes after doors. Unfortunately I got there as the same time as everyone else; the line wasn't half as long any other time during the night. Once getting in I was treated to the wonderful surprise of two free drinks. Despite the long wait due to the complexity of the four different Absolut branded drinks, they were well worth it. Velvet was specially made up with installations by Adam Hummell & Shadi Assadin, creating VIP vibes. People were more dressed up than normal, drinking nifty drinks from crafty cups, listening to the coolest mix of music. On the floor the constantly flashing lights in our cups were joined by one of many little artsy touches that made the night so special, some kind of headgear covered in LED lights - a mix of deadmau5 and Rezz.
While I always really enjoy the crowd vibe at Velvet, last night's was extra enticing. People were talking to each other more, having freer fun, all while being warm and respectful. It took me back to the 'good old days,' filled me with nostalgia, and members as though this were South Park. Whether it was the free booze, the extra attention to the visual aesthetic, the incredible curation of the DJs sets, or a combination of all of those, it certainly felt like a night I'll remember fondly. The highlight for me is, as you would have guessed, Ryan Hemsworth's inimitable 'live' mixing style. While technically what he does probably isn't unique, Ryan's multi-track live mashup approach is tremendously enjoyable and well conceived. The constant mixing together of bright, happy, at times kawaii, beats with rap vocals creates an incredible, uplifting cacophony of sounds that shouldn't work, but always does. His sets dart back and forth between solo elements of the two, including many of his own productions, which, if you're like me hits you right in the heart. He mixes so quickly from element to element, you don't have time to get bored let alone shazam it. Not that it'd matter, shazam wouldn't be able to identify much anyway, due to the constant mashing up. Nevertheless, here's a few tracks I did identify last night. FOLLOW RYAN HEMSWORTH: FACEBOOK SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER