Friday, November 29, 2013

Summæry Steel Drum Special - Now Downloadable

With winter on the horizon and the temperature dropping steadily I quickly found myself gobbling up tracks with a more summery feel. Originally, this gave me the urge to simply create a playlist compiling those types of tracks that I most yearned for. This, in itself, was quite the task and I ended up with upwards of 200 tracks, totalling nearly 15 hours of music; a hugely daunting playlist now sat in my library begging to be cut down to an appropriate and manageable size. I then set out to find a more clear sound and theme for this playlist that was quickly becoming more and more important to my daily music consumption, and therefore my happiness quota. I found myself unable to cut the playlist further than to 120 tracks and nearly 9 hours of music; still more than one could possibly jam into a two hour mixtape.

Luckily, I had been inspired by the rapid-fire DJing skills shown off this year's Red Bull Thre3Style DJ World Championships held right here in Toronto. The amazing talent and mixing made me believe that anything was possible in terms of what genres and styles of music could be jam packed into a small span of time (check out my favourite act of the finals Trentino among others). Following the inspiration taken from the RB3Style DJ World Championships and armed with the warm feeling from some of my favourite instruments (the steel drum, chimes, bells and so forth), I slowly began creating what is now called the "Summæry Steel Drum Special" invoking both the summer I most desired and the idea of a summary (year in review) mix.

As is the case with a free Soundcloud account, 2 hours is always my target length for a mixtape. As was also the case with RB3Style there were often audio clips strewn together so as to fashion an introduction as well as conclusion, and with all the great clips available from the infamous Rob Ford, mayor of this great city, I would have been remiss were I not to include and take advantage of our most beloved crack-smoker.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Early Influences Mix - Now Downloadable

This past Sunday I released a playlist I had kicking around my iTunes for nearly three years, in the form of a two hour mix. The "Early Influences Mix" is just that, it is a collage of some of my earliest loves from the world of EDM, created to imitate my favourite radio program and greatest influence BBC Radio 1's "Essential Mix." It ranges in styles from DNB, House, Tech-House, Dubstep, Trance, Bass and downright beautiful melodic tracks such as my favourite at the time, Erol Alkan's rework of Forever Dolphin Love.

This mix is the conflagration of all that influenced me into becoming more involved in the EDM world, and eventually pushed me into joining CFBU and becoming a radio DJ. I most certainly have changed immensely since this time as I would no longer be comfortable playing any Alesso track. The times have shown that he is not deserving of my respect (at least at the level of DJing, see his "faked" live sets). Nor would I feel comfortable playing many of Skrillex's tracks; although I do respect a certain number of his tracks, I find that because of his now worldwide success and fame, his productions have taken a downturn and people are too enamoured to think critically towards him. Apart from these few exceptions of artists I can no longer support, the rest of the artists, specifically Boy 8-Bit, Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Gesaffelstein, Clouds, Tiga & ZZT, Alex Metric and the now sadly defunct Carte Blanche, I still continue to love and have immense respect for their productions and artistry.

Unfortunately or not I decided to stick with the original form of the playlist I created so long ago (which at the time I felt to be my "best of" or "Essential Mix") which resulted in perhaps some unfavourable transitions, and playing out of some tracks in their entirety for mere ease of mixing. I justified this quality of mixing through something that resonated with me that Alex Metric said in his essential mix in 2011 that it is music first, an "anything goes genres, just good music." This is not to say that Alex's mix had poor transitions, as it is entirely the opposite, the emphasis ought to be on the artistry of the tracks and not myself, although I am showcasing myself through the tracks I chose. One such artist I could compare the transitions and mixing style to is that of Deadmau5 as he is no DJ, he is all producer; I do not think this is a slight towards the mau5, he too agrees that his role is that of producer and does not care for DJing. My thoughts are if Joel can get away with it I don't see why I cannot.

Regardless, this is truly my first attempt (from long ago) at creating an essential style mix and I intend to do more in the future as I am beginning to miss my weekly platform and the pile of new and great music continues to grow. Stay tuned to this page (as well as my twitter @OggieJames) for more information on upcoming mixes and more.

I now leave you with the link to my now DOWNLOADABLE "Early Influences Mix" and tracklist below:

1. More Than Parallax (Rynecologist Mix) -Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music vs Shadow Dancer
2. My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix) - Feist
3. Madrigal - Boy 8-Bit
4. Zzafrika (Gesaffelstein Remix) - ZZT
5. Jeffer - Boys Noize
6. I <3 U SO (Bowski Remix) - Cassius
7. Promiscuous Gyal - Dark Sky
8. Carl Lewis (Boy 8-Bit Dub) - Les Gillettes
9. Tonic - Russ Chimes
10. Bugle - Djedjotronic
11. Sucker - Clouds
12. Never Stop (Erol Alkan Rework) - Chilly Gonzales
13. Bronx Brooklyn Queens - Carte Blanche
14. Lemonade - Erol Alkan & Boys Noize
15. Black Satanic Mysticism - Boy 8-Bit
16. Armed 3 - Tommy Four Seven
17. Numbers - Clouds
18. Hatred - Gesaffelstein
19. Phase IV - Boy 8-Bit
20. Jookie - Foamo
21. Images (Les Gillettes Remix) - Norman Palm
22. With You (f Alexis Taylor) - Carte Blanche
23. Fire Extinguisher - Boy 8-Bit
24. Rapture (Tristan Garner Elevation Remix) - Nadia Ali
25. Zzafrika (Sound Of Stereo Remix) - ZZT
26. Hold On (f Amber Coffman)[Sub Focus Remix] - Rusko
27. The Disco Rangers Bus (Knows How To Rock N Roll) - Skrillex
28. All Alone (Alex Metric Remix) - Splittr
29. Heiress Of Valentina (Alesso Remix) - Dune
30. I Can Change (Tiga Remix) - LCD Soundsystem
31. Keep Up With You (Lifelike Remix) - Teenage Bad Girl
32. Sun & Moon (f Richard Bedford)[Club Mix] - Above & Beyond
33. Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan Rework) - Connan Mockasin
34. Black Sky - Infadels

Monday, July 29, 2013

Relive Mad Decent Block Party (Review)

As you ought to now know I have finished my life as host of Enlightenment For Your Ears, on CFBU 103.7 FM, and it couldn't have come at a better time. This being the first Friday following my massive grand finale show, I was allowed the freedom to attend one of the most highly anticipated shows in Toronto EDM history, the second annual Mad Decent Block Party. I can honestly say that it was entirely excellent despite what many would call a sub par line-up (especially when compared to other MDBPs around North America) as a result of the date coinciding with the biggest EDM festival the world has to offer, Tomorrowland happening simultaneously in Belgium. This for me was the reason we didn't get the likes of Dillon Francis, Baauer, Flosstradamus and many other brilliant Mad Decent members, again despite fact this I would called the 2013 Toronto version of the MDBP a huge success. With this post it is my intention to showcase the great local and Canadian talents that were present, as well as allow those of you who unfortunately missed out on this great event, to enjoy much of the music that was played and which has become ear-worms for myself. In the next paragraphs I will make my way though the lineup of those played and highlight tracks that I feel deserve a second look. Unfortunately, for those who are interested in Riff Raff and El Dusty, I have nothing substantive to say as I was not as interested in these acts and cannot accurately comment as to what they performed. Let us now dive into the first act I was mentally present and prepared for.

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If you are a fan of EFYE you will immediately recognize this duo as local Torontonians Pat Drastik and Tom Wrecks. I am outwardly a huge fan and supporter of these two and despite being essentially the first act of the day put on an amazing set, which showcased a number of their own productions as well as some brilliant scratching skills. Many kudos to them for kicking off the day and preparing us for the massiveness to come. Below is a list of tracks (and links so you can listen to what) I can recall from their set:
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Fans of EFYE may not be familiar with this brilliant trio hailing from Ottawa, made up of DJ NDN, DJ Shub and Bear Witness. I too had only heard of this group without having heard their music, and boy was I in for a pleasant surprise. These three as ATCR decribe their sound as Powwow-Step, which if you are a fan of EFYE you might want to imagine Dillon Francis with elements of First Nations music, particularly vocal chanting and drumming. Their music would work perfectly at a bonfire rave; it is perfect to lose yourself to music. I was so impressed with these three, as perhaps I ought to be as a result of there being three member allowing for more scratching, crowd involvement and more all around quality mixing and DJing. Not only was this set mind blowing for all of the thousand or so that were there early enough, but for someone of my specific age and generation, ATCR included some easter eggs from both their and my childhood. Absolutely brilliant mixing and sampling of the Sesame Street theme as well as the Reading Rainbow (as seen similarly HERE when they played in Detroit earlier this year). Once again below find those tracks I can clearly recall:
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Again fans of EFYE will be very familiar with this great local Torontonian talent who rounded out three Canadian artists in a row, and played one of the greatest sets I have ever witnessed and perhaps one of the greatest sets Toronto has ever seen; I simply cannot say enough positive about this talent, his showmanship and producer-ship. I am so proud to be living in the same city and this genius and am so lucky to be alive at a time when he has begun his rise into worldwide stardom (deservedly so). If you follow music at all I'm sure you are aware of the twerking phenomenon happening throughout North America headed by the likes of Diplo, the don of Mad Decent, and championed by worldwide idol Miley Cyrus (Exhibit AExhibit BExhibit C). Grandtheft has intelligently latched his star to the likes of the twerk and more specifically Miley's twerking in his most recent collaboration with Skratch Bastid entitled Miley; he even had someone dressed in a bunny suit, clearly referencing Miley first twerking video (see exhibit A above). Yet again it is time to make reference to the tracks he played out (at least to my recollection):
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This Torontonian duo followed Riff Raff and while I generally find their dubstep sound almost offensive to the ears I was again pleasantly surprised come the end of their set. To the best of my knowledge their set started with nearly all dubstep and this threw me off as for the most part MDBP was almost entirely a trap show. By the end of their set they had successful changed my cynical mind through featuring some great Canadian classics as well as some of their own originals from their past. Here we go again:

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The much anticipated main event of the evening was thoroughly enjoyable from a musical standpoint although I must admit I was quite disappointed in the entirely absent DJing. It seemed as though each and every song was either cut short or spun back. The set was one of the most choppy set I've ever witnessed and were it not the case that I love nearly every Major Lazer track I would have been entirely disappointed. I understand that Diplo, Jillonaire & Walshy Fire were the headlining act for each stop of the tour (which would be quite tedious) and that they were missing out on Tomorrowland to play a much smaller set in Toronto, I can rationalize why they merely wanted to have fun and get the crowd involved, yet I feel that we ought to have had a better chance to hear some of their tracks played out in their entirety and as a DJ I would have really appreciated witnessing some true DJing skills. Nonetheless here is what I heard:

In conclusion I am very happy with the money spent in comparison to the previous event (Digital Dreams) and the fact that I was able to catch nearly the entire Block Party, although it wasn't much of a Block Party being that it was situated directly between the GO tracks and the Gardiner, yet that didn't end up being much of a deterrent. The venue was actually quite good and I thoroughly enjoyed not being surrounded by alcohol drinkers thus able to stay more clean and not sticky although I cannot say the same for my feet which ended up looking more like hooves than anything else by the end of the night; those who wore shoes didn't have this problem so I guess I only have myself to blame. Finally I'd grade this version of the Mad Decent Block Party as better than decent, it gets a solid A in my books with many pleasant surprises, all in all a great time!

Once again I urge you to stay tuned to this webpage in anticipation of the posting of DJ Dano Bordie's brilliant 40 minute EFYE review mix from the Grand Finale of EFYE. Follow myself @OggieJames and the Bordie Bros @BordieBros

Thanks For Reading! Oggie Out!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Finale Tracklist

Tracklist for show original air date: July 19, 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00.
  • Keys N Krates - Treat Me Right (Dim Mak)
    • Treat Me Right (Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • Calvin Harris, Florence Welch - 18 Months (Mercury)
    • Sweet Nothing (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • JFK - Radar f John Legend (Independent)
    • Radar (Autoerotique Remix) cc
  • A-Trak, GTA - Tuna Melt Remixes (Fool's Gold)
    • Landline (Jack Beats Remix) cc
  • Netsky - 2 (Hospital)
    • Jetlag Funk
  • dangerDAN - The Count (Blood Music)
    • The Count (Boy 8-Bit AD 1972 Remix)
  • Fake Blood - Cells (Different)
    • All In The Blink
  • Major Lazer - Free The Universe (Mad Decent)
    • Reach For The Stars (f Wyclef Jean)
  • Wretch 32 - Blackout (Ministry Of Sound)
    • Blackout (f Shakka)
  • Rita Ora - Radioactive (Independent)
    • Radioactive (The Flexican Remix)
  • John Roman - REVISIONS010 (Independent)
    • Give U My Life (Part 2) cc
  • Major Lazer - Get Free (Independent)
    • Get Free (f Amber of Dirty Projectors)
  • Major Lazer - Lazer Strikes Back Vol 1 (Independent)
    • Get Free (Yellow Claw Remix) 
  • Flosstradamus - Fool's Gold Clubhouse Vol 2 (Fool's Gold/Independent)
    • Roll Up (Baauer Remix vs Chong Edit)
  • DJ Snake - Jeffree's Vol 7 (Mad Decent)
    • Bird Machine (f Alesia)
  • A-Trak, Dillon Francis - Money Makin' Remixes (Fool's Gold)
    • Money Makin' (Oliver Twizt Trap Remix) cc
  • Hardwell - Spaceman (Independent)
    • Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)
  • Zeds Dead - Rumble In The Jungle (Independent)
    • Rumble In The Jungle cc
  • Dillon Francis - Bootleg Fireworks (Independent)
    • Bootleg Fireworks (The Rebirth)
  • ETC!ETC!, Protohype - See No Evil (Firepower)
    • Bad Boy Flow
  • Crystal Castles - Not In Love f Robert Smith (Independent)
    • Not In Love (Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • Keys N Krates - Treat Me Right (Independent)
    • Treat Me Right (Thugli Remix) cc
  • Snakes On A Plane (Famous Line, Clean Edit)
  • Botnek - 5k Bootleg Pack (Independent)
    • Me & Saturn (Nero vs Kill The Noise) cc
  • Jacob Plant - Fire (Fly Eye)
    • Fire
  • Henry Fong - Stand Up [Halftime] (Independent)
    • Stand Up (Halftime)
  • Marco V - Hypergenic Supersonic Futuristic Monophonic (In Charge)
    • Hypergenic Supersonic Futuristic Monophonic
  • Dzeko & Torres, Crossways - Togi (Monstercat)
    • Togi cc
  • Jewelz, Scott Sparks - Toxic Rush (Flamingo)
    • Toxic Rush
  • Emma Hewitt - Rewind (Armada)
    • Rewind (Mikkas Remix)
  • Hard Rock Sofa - Rasputin (Axtone)
    • Rasputin
  • W&W - Lift Off! (Mainstage)
    • Lift Off!
  • Autoerotique, Felix Cartal - The Alarm Remixes (Dim Mak)
    • The Alarm (Charlie Darker Remix) cc
  • Botnek - Through The Night (Dim Mak)
    • Through The Night cc
  • JoeySuki - Builder (Dubbed)
    • Builder
  • Lazy Rich - Brainfreeze (DOORN)
    • Brainfreeze cc
  • Autoerotique - Bubonic (Dim Mak)
    • Bubonic cc
  • Clockwork - Surge (Dim Mak)
    • Tremor
  • Jack Beats - Careless (OWSLA)
    • Careless (f Takura)
  • Mikkas, Amba Shepherd - Finally (Strictly Rhythm)
    • Finally (Botnek Remix) cc
  • Autoerotique - Asphyxiation (Dim Mak)
    • Asphyxiation cc
  • Cratesz - Panda Singles 3 (Panda Funk)
    • Shot Gun (Deorro Remix)
  • Major Lazer - Watch Out For This [Bumaye] (Independent)
    • Watch Out For This [Bumaye] (Hunter Siegel Remix) cc
  • Deorro - Yee (Independent)
    • Yee (Krunk's Epic Club Mix)
  • Mt Eden, Freshly Ground - Sierra Leone f Freshly Ground (Ultra)
    • Sierra Leone (Tommie Sunshine & Live City Remix)
  • Ummet Ozcan - Here & Now (Spinnin)
    • Here & Now
  • Moguai - Mpire (mau5trap)
    • Mpire
  • Aston Shuffle, Tommy Trash - Sunrise [Won't Get Lost] (Axtone)
    • Sunrise [Won't Get Lost] (Tommy Trash Version)
  • Felix Cartal - Black To White (Independent)
    • Black To White (Clockwork Remix)
  • Jacques Lu Cont, Alex Metric - Safe With You f Malin (Ministry Of Sound)
    • Safe With You (Dub Version)
  • Fedde Le Grand, Sultan & Ned Shepard - No Good (Spinnin)
    • No Good (Extended Mix) cc
  • Bunji Garlin - Lazer Strikes Back Vol 4 (Independent)
    • Differentology (Major Lazer Remix)
  • Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas - Phat Brahms (Dim Mak)
    • Phat Brahms (Botnek Remix) cc
  • La Roux - Quicksand (Polydor)
    • Quicksand (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
  • Mr Oizo - Lambs Anger (Ed Banger)
    • Cut Dick
  • Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (Ed Banger)
    • Helix
  • Boys Noize - Power (BNR)
    • Jeffer
  • Fake Blood - All In The Blink (Different)
    • All In The Blink (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
  • Netsky - 2 Deluxe (Hospital)
    • No Strings Attached
  • Ginger & The Ghost - One Type Of Dark (Independent)
    • One Type Of Dark (Ta-Ku Remix)
  • Felix Cartal - Young Love (Dim Mak)
    • Young Love (f Koko LaRoo) cc
  • Machel Montano - The Fog (Independent)
    • The Fog (Grandtheft & Major Lazer Remix) cc
  • Charlie Darker - Kindergarten Yearbook Vol 1 (Kindergarten)
    • This Automatic cc
  • Project 46 - Continuum (Independent)
    • Catatyst cc
  • Robyn - Indestructible Remixes (Konichiwa)
    • Indestructible (A-Trak Dub) cc
  • The The - Soul Mining (Some Bizarre)
    • GIANT

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Digital Dreams Mix Is Now Live

Big thanks and props go to DJ Dano Bordie of Bordie Bros fame he has kindly obliged and uploaded his brilliant mix, slightly altered, to soundcloud. Find the link HERE. A download link is forthcoming. Follow him on twitter @BordieBros and find his own soundcloud page here. Once again stay tuned to this page for more to come regarding the grand finale of EFYE this Friday at 5PM, I promise it will blow you away!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Penultimate EFYE - July 12, 2013 (Tracklist)

Tracklist for show original air date: July 12, 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00.
  • Keys N Krates - Treat Me Right (Dim Mak)
    • Treat Me Right (Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • Keys N Krates - Dum Dee Dum (Independent)
    • Dum Dee Dum cc
  • Down With Webster - One In A Million (Independent)
    • One In A Million (Charlie Darker Remix) cc
  • Hadouken! - Levitate (Surface Noise)
    • Levitate (Charlie Darker Remix) cc
  • Sander Van Doorn - Joyenergizer (DOORN)
    • Joyenergizer (Lazy Rich Remix) cc
  • Botnek - Through The Night (Dim Mak)
    • Through The Night cc
  • Felix Cartal - Young Love (Dim Mak)
    • Young Love (f Koko LaRoo) cc
  • Menace - Hz & Tones (Blood Music)
    • Hz & Tones
  • Fake Blood - Deep Red (Blood Music)
    • Voices
  • Gesaffelstein - Conspiracy Pt 2 (Turbo)
    • Viol
  • Surkin - USA Club Mixes (Marble)
    • Never Let Go (A-Trak Remix) cc
  • Wretch 32 - FABRICLIVE 69: Fake Blood (Fabric)
    • Pop? (Fake Blood Remix)
  • DJ Snake - Jeffree's Vol 7 (Mad Decent)
    • Bird Machine
  • Disclosure - Settle (PMR)
    • White Noise
  • Dada Life - Boing Clash Boom (So Much Dada)
    • Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix)
  • Alex Metric, Jacques Lu Cont - Safe With You (Ministry Of Sound)
    • Safe With You f Malin (Dub Mix)
  • Fedde Le Grand, Sultan & Shepard - No Good (Spinnin)
    • No Good cc
  • Martin Garrix - Animals (Spinnin)
    • Animals
  • Basto - I Rave You (Spinnin)
    • I Rave You
  • Showtek - Slow Down (Dim Mak)
    • Slow Down
  • Tiesto, Hardwell - Zero 76 (Musical Freedom)
    • Zero 76
  • Mord Fustang - Electric Dream (Plasmapool)
    • Electric Dream
  • Alvaro, MOTI - NaNaNa (Hysteria)
    • NaNaNa
  • Ummet Ozcan - Airport (Spinnin)
    • Airport
  • Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Moguai - Mammoth (Spinnin)
    • Mammoth
  • DallasK - Alienz (Kindergarten)
    • Alienz (Botnek Remix) cc
  • Steve Aoki, Tujamo, Chris Lake - Boneless (Ultra)
    • Boneless
  • Nom De Strip - Autumn Sampler (Rising)
    • Give It To Me cc
  • J-Trick, Taco Cat - Jumanji (Hussle)
    • Jumanji (Autoerotique Remix) cc
  • Chris Schweizer - Kraken (Soundpiercing)
    • Kraken
  • Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike - Wakanda (Axtone/Independent)
    • Wakanda (Original vs Clever Noise Trap Bootleg)
  • Major Lazer - Original Don (Independent)
    • Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
  • Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Independent)
    • Suit & Tie (Dillon Francis Remix)
  • Justin Martin - Ghettos & Gardens (dirtybird)
    • Hood Rich (DJ Version)
  • Ryan Hemsworth - Still Awake (Independent)
    • Perfectly cc
  • Thugli - Listen Up (Independent)
    • Listen Up cc
  • Charlie Darker - Soup (Independent)
    • Soup cc
  • Disclosure - Tenderly (Independent)
    • Tenderly (Tom Wrecks Remix) cc
  • Capital Cities - Safe & Sound (Independent)
    • Safe & Sound (Dzeko & Torres' Digital Dreamin Remix) cc
  • Feed Me - Death By Robot (mau5trap)
    • Dialup Days
  • Sleepy Tom - Trapeze (Independent)
    • Trapeze cc
  • Boy 8-Bit - Mad Decent Vol 1 (Mad Decent)
    • House On The Hill
  • Boys Noize - Go Hard (BNR)
    • Starwin
  • Martin Starr - Dirtybird Players Vol 2 (dirtybird)
    • Rood Boy
  • Van She - Idea Of Happiness (Modular)
    • Idea Of Happiness (What So Not Remix)
REMINDER FINAL EFYE EVER airs July 19, 2013 from 5-7 PM on CFBU 103.7 FM

Friday, July 12, 2013

Penultimate EFYE - Digitally Dreaming

Stay tuned to this page as well as both the twitter feeds of Dano @BordieBros and myself @OggieJames for the forthcoming track listing as well as other exciting content. There is also the potential for the 40 minutes dedicated to Digital Dreams by DJ Dano to be posted to Soundcloud so watch out for that! Don't forget to tune in one final time for the essential mix of EFYE on CFBU 103.7 FM next week at 5 until 7 PM.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

EFYE Returns July 12th and 19th (Final Two Shows)

Fans of myself, Enlightenment For Your Ears and the best electronic dance music rejoice! You've had adequate time to dry the tears from your eyes after missing EFYE last week, which was the first week missed in over a year and half. However, this coming week holds the triumphant return of myself, Oggie James, and great local disc jockeying talent, Dano Bordie.

Once again Enlightenment For Your Ears will air during its normal time slot, Friday from 5-7 PM. At this point it is undetermined what the content of this weeks program will be, although there is a high likelihood that we will revisit the theme of the latest version of  EFYE; Toronto's Canada Day weekend electronic music festival, Digital Dreams. Stay tuned to the blog for more information about what is to come, including next week's true finale. That's right, I will once again be back on CFBU 103.7 FM, July 19. The definitive last time Enlightenment For Your Ears, as you know it, will air.

As a thank you from myself, CFBU and all the great Canadian talent that has arisen from EFYE, more specifically Keys N Krates and Grandtheft; the great Torontonian Trio as well as solo act Grandtheft have released a pair of new tracks just today. KNK via brilliant BBC radio host and new mother Annie Mac and Grandtheft has reunited with Diplo and Major Lazer for a remix of soca don Machel Montano. Find the KNK track here, with Grandtheft's here and once again stay tuned for updates.

Friday, July 05, 2013

End Of EFYE - June 28, 2013

Tracklist for show original air date: June 28, 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00.
  • Keys N Krates - Treat Me Right (Dim Mak)
    • Treat Me Right (Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • John Roman - Petrified (Turbo)
    • St. Hood cc
  • Major Lazer - Free The Universe (Mad Decent)
    • Watch Out For This [Bumaye] (f Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green)
  • Dillon Francis - Bootleg Fireworks (Independent)
    • Bootleg Fireworks (The Rebirth)
  • Sleepy Tom - The Currency (Fool's Gold)
    • Snap Back Bounce cc
  • Clockwork - Surge (Dim Mak)
    • Surge (f Wynter Gordon)
  • Calvin Harris f Florence Welch - 18 Months (Mercury)
    • Sweet Nothing (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • What So Not - 7 Dollar Bill (Sweat It Out)
    • Love Theme
  • M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade - Donut (Living The Dream)
    • Donut (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
  • Chromeo - Planet Turbo (Turbo)
    • Don't Turn The Lights On (Carte Blanche Late Nite Mix) cc
  • Lazy Rich - Brainfreeze (DOORN)
    • Brainfreeze cc
  • Mikkas - Finally f Amba Shepherd (Strictly Rhythm)
    • Finally (Botnek Remix) cc
  • Hard Rock Sofa - Rasputin (Axtone)
    • Rasputin
  • W&W - Lift Off! (Mainstage Music)
    • Lift Off!
  • Carnage & Borgore - Incredible (Spinnin)
    • Incredible
  • Autoerotique - Asphyxiation (Dim Mak)
    • Asphyxiation cc
  • Sandro Silva, Anjiro Rijo - Fifty What/Vanilla (Secure)
    • Fifty What (Dem Slackers Remix)
  • Congorock - Ivory Remixes (Ultra)
    • Ivory (Mumbai Science Remix)
  • Basto - I Rave You (Spinnin)
    • I Rave You
  • Tiger Stripes - Wax Motif & Neoteric Strictly Rhythms Vol 9 (Strictly Rhythm)
    • Snake Charmer (Botnek Remix) cc
  • Clockwork - 15k Bootleg Pack (Independent)
    • Who's Right Here (Tujamo & Plastik Funk vs Fatboy Slim)
  • The Partysquad - The Lion (Rebel Yard)
    • The Lion
  • Alvaro - Make The Crowd GO (Spinnin)
    • Make The Crowd GO
  • Boys Noize - Focus On: BoysNoize (BNR)
    • Oh! (A-Trak Remix) cc
  • Tommy Trash - Cascade (PinkStar)
    • Cascade
  • Hot Mouth - Totally Worth It f Chris James (Independent)
    • Totally Worth It (Peacetreaty Remix)
  • Beltek - Party Voice (Dim Mak)
    • Party Voice
  • Felix Cartal - Black To White (Dim Mak)
    • Black To White (Clockwork Remix) cc
  • Alex Metric - Open Your Eyes: Productions & Remixes (Positiva/Virgin)
    • Open Your Eyes (f Steve Angello)
  • Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Moguai - Mammoth (Spinnin)
    • Mammoth
  • Autoerotique, Felix Cartal - The Alarm (Dim Mak)
    • The Alarm (Charlie Darker Remix) cc
  • Zedd - Stars Come Out (Dim Mak)
    • Stars Come Out (Lazy Rich Remix) cc
  • Nom De Strip - Autumn Sampler (Rising)
    • Give It To Me cc
  • Van She - Idea Of Happiness (Modular)
    • Idea Of Happiness (What So Not Remix)

End Of EFYE - June 21, 2013

Tracklist for show original air date: June 21, 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00.
  • Caribou - Swim Special Edition (City Slang)
    • Jamelia (DJ Koze Alarmclock Remix) cc
  • Jokers Of The Scene - J0T5 (Fool's Gold)
    • Organized Zounds cc
  • Ginger & The Ghost - One Type Of Dark (Independent)
    • One Type Of Dark (Ta-Ku Remix)
  • No Doubt - Settle Down (Interscope)
    • Settle Down (Baauer Remix)
  • La Roux - Quicksand (Polydor)
    • Quicksand (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
  • Keys N Krates - Treat Me Right (Dim Mak)
    • Treat Me Right (Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • Van She - Idea Of Happiness (Modular)
    • Idea Of Happiness (What So Not Remix)
  • John Roman - REVISIONS010 (Independent)
    • Give U My Life (Part 2) cc
  • Netsky - Love Is Gone (Hospital)
    • Love Is Gone (Netsky's Love Must Go On Refix)
  • Fake Blood - Cells (Different)
    • All In The Blink
  • Burns & Fred Falke - You Still Love Me (Destruction)
    • Y.S.L.M. (Rynecologist Remix) cc
  • Bunji Galin - Lazer Strikes Back Vol 4 (Independent)
    • Differentology (Major Lazer Remix)
  • Moby - I Love To Move In Here (Turbo)
    • I Love To Move In Here (Proxy Remix)
  • Tommie Sunshine, French Fries - Cool Without You f Kid Sister (Vicious)
    • Cool Without You (Botnek Remix) cc
  • Jack Beats - Somebody To Love (OWSLA)
    • Somebody To Love (f Jess Mills)
  • The Dove - Girl At A Party With Siren (Turbo)
    • Girl At A Party With Siren (Dub Mix) cc
  • TNGHT - Acrylics (Warp/LuckyMe)
    • Acrylics cc
  • Carnage, Borgore - Incredible (Spinnin)
    • Incredible (Heroes X Villains Remix)
  • A-Trak - Tuna Melt Remixes (Fool's Gold)
    • Landline 2.0 (f GTA) cc
  • Sub Focus - Tidal Wave f Alpines (Mercury)
    • Tidal Wave (Flosstradamus Remix)
  • Dillon Francis - Bootleg Fireworks (Fly Eye)
    • Bootleg Fireworks (Burnin Up)
  • Candyland - Candyland's WMC EP (Independent)
    • Rick Rollin (Candyland's OG Mix)
  • The Prodigy - No Good (Independent)
    • No Good (Thugli Bootleg) cc
  • Henry Fong - Stand Up (Independent)
    • Stand Up (Halftime) 
  • Gesaffelstein - Conspiracy Remixes (Turbo)
    • Viol (Brodinski Remix)
  • Erol Alkan, Boys Noize - Roland Rat/Brainstorm (BNR)
    • Roland Rat
  • Congorock - Babylon (Fool's Gold)
    • Babylon
  • Sleepy Tom - The Currency (Fool's Gold)
    • Snap Back Bounce cc
  • Lazy Rich - Brainfreeze (DOORN)
    • Brainfreeze cc
  • Charlie Darker - Kindergarten Yearbook Vol 1 (Independent)
    • This Automatic cc
  • Tommy Trash - Monkey See Monkey Do (mau5trap)
    • Monkey See Monkey Do (Nom De Strip Remix) cc
  • Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Regi - Momentum (Smash The House)
    • Momentum (Clockwork Remix)
  • Kryder - Damaged f Bo Bruce (Independent)
    • Damaged (Dzeko & Torres Remix) cc
  • Friction - Someone f McLean (Shogun Audio)
    • Someone (Prototypes Remix)
  • Ellie Goulding - Open Your Eyes: Remixes & Productions (Positiva/Virgin)
    • Salt Skin (Alex Metric Remix)
  • The 2 Bears - Be Strong (DFA)
    • Take A Look Around
  • Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (Independent)
    • Running Up That Hill (Louis La Roche Remix)

Friday, June 14, 2013

EFYE - June 14, 2013

Tracklist for show original air date: June 14, 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00.
  • Keys N Krates - Treat Me Right Remixes (Dim Mak)
    • Treat Me Right (Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • Van She - Idea Of Happiness (Modular)
    • Idea Of Happiness (What So Not Remix)
  • Destiny's Child - Say My Name/Losing You (Love Below)
    • Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)
  • Disclosure - You & Me f Eliza Doolittle (Universal)
    • You & Me (Baauer Remix)
  • Ookay - Star Wars (Independent)
  • Zeds Dead - Coffee Break (Independent)
    • Coffee Break cc
  • Flight Facilities - Crave You (FF)
    • Crave You (Adventure Club Remix) cc
  • Albin Myers - Air Drums (Astrx)
    • Air Drums (Hatiras Remix) cc
  • Autoerotique, Felix Cartal - The Alarm Remixes (Dim Mak)
    • THe Alarm (Charlie Darker Remix) cc
  • Stereotronique, Northend - Rhusma (Monstercat)
    • Rhusma cc
  • Ummet Ozcan - Airport (Spinnin)
    • Airport
  • Lazy Rich - Breakfast Of Champions Remixes (Big Fish)
    • Breakfast Of Champions (Rabbit Killer Remix) cc
  • Lazy Rich - Brainfreeze (DOORN)
    • Brainfreeze cc
  • Lazy Rich - Insomnia (Rising Music)
    • Insomnia cc
  • Sleepy Tom - The Currency (Fool's Gold)
    • Snap Back Bounce cc
Hour Two
  • The Whip - Secret Weapon (Southern Fried)
    • Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)
  • Botnek - 5k Bootleg Pack (Independent)
  • Dillon Francis - Messages (Mad Decent)
    • Messages (f Simon Lord)
  • Tommy Trash - Blair Bitch Project (Dim Mak)
    • Blair Bitch Project (Mumbai Science Remix)
  • Tiga, Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night Remixes (Turbo)
    • Sunglasses At Night cc
  • Dada Life - Boing Clash Boom (So Much Dada)
    • Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix)
  • Borussia - Cherry Blossoms & Laser Beams (Independent)
    • Cherry Blossoms & Laser Beams
  • Grimes - Genesis (Independent)
    • Genesis (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) cc
  • Branko - Time Out EP (Mad Decent)
    • Waves (f Roses Gabor) 
  • heRobust - Turn Ape (Independent)
    • Turn Ape
  • Brillz - Twonk (Slow Roast)
    • Deja Vu
  • Jacques Greene - On Your Side EP (LuckyMe)
    • On Your Side (f How To Dress Well) cc
  • S-Type - Billboard EP (LuckyMe)
    • Billboard
  • Hermitude - Re-Twerk (Independent)
    • Hyperparadise (Ta-Ku Remix)
  • Bloody Beetroots - Spank f TAI & Bart B More (Ultra)
    • Spank (Oliver Twizt Trap Remix)
Next show air date: June 21, 2013 5-7 PM

Friday, June 07, 2013

EFYE - June 7, 2013

Tracklist for show original air date: June 7, 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00.
  • Charlie Darker - Atlantic/Pacifc (Kindergarten)
    • Atlantic cc
  • Charlie Darker - Spike (Independent)
    • Spike cc
  • Charlie Darker - Bustah (Burn The Fire)
    • Bustah cc
  • Metric - Stadium Love (Independent)
    • Stadium Love (Grandtheft Remix) cc
  • Keys N Krates - Treat Me Right (Dim Mak)
    • Treat Me Right cc
  • Champion - Sons Of Anarchy EP (Hyperdub)
    • Bowser's Castle cc
  • Jacques Greene - On Your Side EP (LuckyMe)
    • Quicksand cc
  • Gorgon City - Freeze (Independent)
  • Duke Dumont - Need U (100%) [f A*M*E] (MapleMusic)
    • Need U (100%) [Skreamix]
  • Empire Of The Sun - Alive (The Sleepy Jackson)
    • Alive (Zedd Remix)
  • Clockwork - 50k Bootleg Pack (Independent)
    • You Got The Mammoth (Florence & The Machine, Mark Knight vs Moguai, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike) <MASHUP OF THE WEEK^
  • Major Lazer & Flux Pavilion - Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 3 (Independent)
    • Jah No Partial (Vato Gonzalez Remix)
Hour Two
  • Parachute Youth - Awake Now  (Independent)
    • Awake Now (What So Not Remix)
  • Rita Ora - Radioactive (Independent)
    • Radioactive (The Flexican Remix)
  • Sleepy Tom - The Currency (Fool's Gold)
    • Snap Back Bounce cc
  • Autoerotique - Asphyxiation (Dim Mak)
    • Asphyxiation cc
  • Cedric Gervais & Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better (Spinnin)
    • Things Can Only Get Better
  • Bro Safari & UFO - Animal EP (Independent)
    • Chimbre (f Anna Yvette)
  • Blasterjaxx- Koala EP (Ones To Watch)
    • Koala
  • Dada Life - Boing Clash Boom (So Much Dada)
    • Boing Clash Boom (Bingo Players Remix)
  • Proejct 46 - Continuum EP (Independent)
    • Ekho cc
  • Kaskade - Room For Happiness f Skylar Grey (Independent)
    • Room For Happiness (Candyland Remix)
  • MIA - Boyz (Independent)
    • Boyz (gLAdiator Remix)
  • Rhye - Open (Independent)
    • Open (Branchez Bootleg) 
Next show air date: June 14 2013 5-7 PM