On Saturday, October 29th, we are hosting our annual HALLOWEEN EDITION of ITZSOWEEZEE at our villain’s lair, Drake Underground (1150 Queen St W, Toronto). The night will be in conjunction with The Drake Hotel’s Afterlife GLAM: Drake Halloween party. Over the past six years, we’ve thrown some of the craziest Halloween events in Toronto, and the Drake is easily the best spot to be if you’re trying to show off your costumes while dancing the night away. Music for the night will be from our residents, Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV, so you know the vibes are going to be right. Check out pictures from last month’s party, as well as our previous Halloween Edition to see what we have in store. You already know we throw the best jams in the city, so we expect you all to come out and get wild. As always, get on the guestlist and arrive early to avoid being left out in the cold.
♪ Tom Wrecks (ITZSOWEEZEE)
♪ DeMiggs (ITZSOWEEZEE)
♪ ΛV (ITZSOWEEZEE)
Doors @ 11PM. Guestlist closes at 12AM sharp!
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series highlights the incredibly talented DJs and producers that make up the ITZSOWEEZEE ranks, as well as our extended music family. Each month, we deliver a fresh mix that reflects the diverse style and flavour of our crew. This is an opportunity to “meet” our selectors, enjoy some amazing free music, and understand why we command the respect that we do.
This month, we are blessed to have a true Toronto journeyman grabbing the coveted Spotlight Series spot, and he obviously delivers the heat throughout his 45-minute mix. James Redi is a DJ that needs no introduction in our city, but we’ll try to do justice to his name regardless. No stranger to Toronto’s burgeoning DJ scene, Redi has been honing his craft for years, and has arguably the most positive demeanour in the game. Whether he’s holding it down at one of his many residencies (SOHO House, Escobar, Sneaky Dees, Underground Garage, Peacock, and Bar Fancy, to name a few), hosting his own parties, or headlining at the infamous Dudebox jams, the man does it all with a huge smile on his face. Running into Redi on the street is always a pleasure, because when you see that bearded grin, you know your day is about to become just a little bit brighter.
Redi also has a fair share of accomplishments under his belt: two Stylus Awards nominations, a second place finish at Red Bull Thre3Style Toronto, and the 2015 NOW Readers Choice “BEST TORONTO DJ” Award. He’s had the honour of playing alongside Action Bronson, Roy Woods, Skratch Bastid, Grandtheft, THUGLI, Fat Man Scoop, Mac Miller, Phonte, Starting From Scratch, Win Butler of Arcade Fire, Keith Ape, Statik Selektah, Adam Sandler, Kardinal Offishall and a lot more. The man has even earned himself well-respected contracts with TIFF, McDonalds, and Roots Canada. Time and time again, Redi has proven himself to be a pure gladiator in the Toronto DJ arena. On his contribution to the Spotlight Series, Redi goes in with an effortlessly-mixed collection of new hip-hop bangers, demonstrating why the city holds his name in such high esteem. Thank you homie – we really appreciate all that you do. Congratulations to you and Kate on the engagement – stay blessed up fam.
This mix is a blend of songs that I’m really feeling right now. Some are new, some old but collectively, it’s a pretty chill mix with good vibes and some bangers. And that new De La is fire.
– James Redi
Stream below and get the free download here. Tracklist after the jump.
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“Know You Better” is a sweet new R&B/pop bit by Kiwi band LEISURE. The track can be found on their new self-titled album, available for purchase via iTunes.
Beautiful music from Brighton band Sea Bed. Stream their new EP, The Art Of Living, below and support the project on your service of choice here.
London collective All The People release a mellow new vocal house bit called “Beach Club”. I can already picture this being played late at night as the cold months begin to creep in.
All The People – Beach Club
“Plead The Fifth” is the latest release by New York City songstress Liana Bank$.
Liana Bank$ – Plead The Fifth
Toronto producer HMLT with a soulful and bouncy edit of “Freefallin Dreams” by Parisian R&B duo Saje.
Saje – Freefallin Dreams (HMLT Edit)
Italian producer BVRGER delivers a fresh future bass remix to “Like A Star” by Corinne Bailey Rae. Pure vibes on this one, especially when that piano hits.
Corinne Bailey Rae – Like A Star (BVRGER Flip)