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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: WAVGODS (ITZ036)

Posted by: noble savage on 09/06/2017 in Featured, Mixes, Music, Releases

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.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since we started the Spotlight Series. What began as an effort to showcase mixes from our crew and our many talented friends, ended up connecting us with so many dope artists from all over the planet. We’ve featured the likes of Ikaz Boi from France, Star.One from the UK, Live Evil from Vancouver, gahn from San Francisco/Oakland, MADD3E from Italy, Triv from Wisconsin, and our friends from closer to home such as Pat Drastik, DJ Illo, Yuknodis, Jayemkayem, Freeza Chin, Krubera, Nick Bike, Internet Daughter, and so many more (see all the releases here). We’ve made it to the 36th, and FINAL, edition of the series. After three years, we feel like it’s time to create something new – so while the Spotlight Series is coming to a close, keep it locked for new projects from us in the not-so-distant future. With that being said, it made sense to cap off the ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series by shining a light on the younger generation from our city and passing the torch to Toronto production crew WAVGODS.

We first met WAVGODS when DeMiggs and beat sampras were asked to DJ a party at Rightfoot Studio, hosted by David Forteau. With a studio space filled with professional dancers, the onus was on the DJs to ensure that the vibes were 100% on point. Opening the night were WAVGODS, a young duo with an energy that very few DJs in the city possess. Needless to say, they caught our ears and DeMiggs made it a point to keep in touch with them ever since. From early 2016 onward, we’ve been featuring their originals, remixes, and mixes, and it was only right to ask them to contribute a guest mix for the Spotlight Series. On their mix, the guys deliver a superbly-blended 40-minute collection of genre-bending tracks with one goal in mind: to keep you dancing. We seriously dare any of you to listen and not start nodding your head instantly. Infectious and carefully-considered track selection is definitely at play throughout the mix. Thank you WAVGODS for this final chapter of the Spotlight Series – it captures the essence of what ITZSOWEEZEE is all about. Salute.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Live Evil (ITZ035)

Posted by: noble savage on 09/05/2017 in Featured, Music, Releases

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.

Ever since we began the Spotlight Series, it’s been a blessing to bring you all mixes from some of the most talented DJs and producers from across the globe. The thirty-fifth release in the series is no different, as we present a polished 40-minute product from Vancouver production duo, Live Evil. Live Evil, formerly known as The Freshest Live Set, consists of our incredible homies DJ Marvel and Kutcorners, who joined forces in 2011 to put the West Coast music scene in a stranglehold. While both Marvel and Kutcorners have racked up a number of individual accolades, their collaborative efforts have earned them recognition from well-established outlets such as BBC Radio 1, Shade 45, Pitchfork, Hypetrak, Okayplayer, and many more. With strong international nightclub experience under their belts, the duo have grabbed the game by its horns with their live remixing abilities, combining turntablism with synths and drum pads to deliver unique performances that drive party-goers insane. These skills are showcased in full force on their contribution to our Spotlight Series, taking the listener on a guided tour through the darker side of hiphop. This mix is what happens when two of the illest in the country decide to put on some Timbs and proceed to stomp out any DJ standing in their way.

Stream below and get the free download here. Tracklist after the jump.

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FeelGoodSmalls – Lose Control

Posted by: noble savage on 01/04/2017 in Featured, Music

We are extremely proud to present “Lose Control”, the debut single by our homegirl FeelGoodSmalls. A few months after blessing us with one of the hottest mixes in our exclusive Spotlight Series, Smalls moved out to the UK with our own Willson Sounds on a journey through music and self-discovery. Since then, she’s worked hard and found success as a DJ in London, playing some of the best parties in the city. She also began to hone in on her production skills, earned herself a coveted record deal with Universal/AfterCluv and has been on her studio grind in both London and Miami.

The fruits of her labour can be heard in “Lose Control”, as she crafts a vocal house heater that would bang in any dance environment from big room warehouse parties to beach festivals to a wild condo jam. The bass draws from Smalls’ experience spinning moombahton in Toronto, the melodies draw from her Ibiza tropical house influences, and the piano stabs are a testament to the year she has spent in the London club circuit. The track is rounded out by smooth vocals from Toronto’s own Charlie Black, and the the result is nothing short of incredible. But don’t take our word for it – listen for yourself and check back in after you realize you’ve had the song on repeat for the entire day. FeelGoodSmalls is the name. Commit it to memory. She is here to stay.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: PhatCap (ITZ034)

Posted by: noble savage on 26/03/2017 in Featured, Mixes, Music, Releases

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.

After a one month hiatus, the Spotlight Series returns for its thirty-fourth edition, and we are proud to feature a high-octane mix from our good homie PhatCap! We first met Cap back in 2012, when he would travel long distances from Northern Ontario to Toronto as one of THUGLI’s most dedicated fans. Back then, we all wondered who this random dude was in the green room. Tom Wrecks explained that he had journeyed to see them play, so they showed their love by hooking up VIP access. Fast forward to 2017, and the kid has emerged as one of the hottest electronic producers in the city, with a following on SoundCloud that is 30,000+ strong. His hard-hitting tracks have been supported by heavyweights like Flosstradamus, Rusko, Boi-1da, 808 Mafia, THUGLI (of course) and many more. Running into Cap is always a pleasure. Despite his growing success, he remains humble to the core and is one of the friendliest faces in any festival crowd. On his contribution to the Spotlight Series, PhatCap provides a 30 minute sneak peek into one of his live shows. Heavy bass, stuttering drums, and energy are his signature sounds, and he delivers all three on this mix. Pump this at extremely high volume and you’ll immediately remember why you miss The Hoxton. Thanks PhatCap.

Stream below and get the free download here. Tracklist after the jump.

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THUGLI ft Bea Moon – Cold Winter

Posted by: Hans Gruber on 07/02/2017 in Featured, Music

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Our dudes Thugli just dropped a brand new single and it’s amazing. With “Cold Winter” the duo are showing us another side to their growing sounds. The track features talented singer/songwriter Bea Moon from Australia. Go get your download of “Cold Winter” right here.

THUGLI ft Bea Moon – Cold Winter

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: DeMiggs III (ITZ033)

Posted by: noble savage on 01/01/2017 in Featured, Mixes, Music, Releases

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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.

For most of 2016, we had the honour of presenting Spotlight Series mixes from a wide selection of our DJ/producer friends from cities as close as Toronto and as far away as Calgary, Milwaukee, Oakland, London (UK), and Rome (Italy). To kick off 2017, we decided it was time to bring the series back home and reassert why we hold our own family of DJs in such high regard. ITZSOWEEZEE co-founder, DeMiggs, has been hard at work over the past year throwing his own monthly events, working alongside liquor companies, and playing at many of Toronto’s local hot spots. On top of all that, he’s grown into one of the most steady contributors to this website, assisting with content curation and delivering fresh sounds to all of your ears on a day-to-day basis. With all of his projects on the go, he was finding it difficult to find time to deliver a mix that shows off his vast knowledge of music and his personal style. On this thirty-third edition of the Spotlight Series, DeMiggs packs in over an hour of heaters, ranging from hiphop to R&B to future bass to house, mixing together well-known tracks with a number of hidden gems. All the while, he’s made it a point to showcase Toronto talent, and put his love for the city on full display. Let’s give it up for DeMiggs as he provides the perfect soundtrack to start 2017 on the right foot.

Stream below and get the free download here. Tracklist after the jump.

I haven’t made a mix in over a year – no better time to release something new than book-ending the 2016 Spotlight Series collection. A couple of the tracks on this mix are from some talented friends you should be checking out. Also, listen for that “6” drop – it means your listening to a Toronto artist. Enjoy.
– DeMiggs

Be sure to check out DeMiggs live this Saturday, January 7th, alongside ITZSOWEEZEE’s beat sampras as they celebrate the one year anniversary of their monthly turn-up, COAST, at The Libertine (1307 Dundas St W, Toronto).

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PREMIERE: Dom Dias – (–/–/16) Throwaway EP

Posted by: noble savage on 30/12/2016 in Featured, Music

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To say Dom Dias is one of the hardest working producers in Toronto is an understatement. In 2016 alone, we had the privilege of premiering and posting 10 of his projects, including some stellar originals, remixes, and EPs. On top of his musical output, Dom played some of the biggest electronic music shows in the city alongside heavyweights like Snakehips, Ookay, THUGLI, and more. 2016 has been a hell of a year for the kid, and he is closing it out by letting go of his (–/–/16) Throwaway EP. The release contains six previously unreleased original demos that Dom has been dropping throughout his sets, and vary from hiphop instrumentals to 128 BPM dancehall/baile funk-influenced electronic bangers. The best part about the drop is that it’s absolutely free. So, if you haven’t already become familiar with Dom Dias in 2016, now’s your chance to start 2017 off on the right foot. To Dom, we’d just like to say: may the new year bring you continued growth and success in both your musical and personal endeavours – we’ll be here to support as always! Stream below and get the free download via Dropbox.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: gahn (ITZ032)

Posted by: noble savage on 30/11/2016 in Featured, Mixes, Music, Releases

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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.

By now it should be pretty obvious that we love music. It should also be quite evident that we love discovering new music by new artists from around the globe. Our inboxes are flooded with daily music submissions, and it’s often difficult to keep track of all of the heat that comes our way. There is something, however, to be said about the artists that really capture our imaginations, and whom we end up featuring over and over again. It’s an even greater feeling when those artists reach out to contribute to our monthly Spotlight Series, because it lets us know that we are doing something special for the artists themselves, as well as for our listeners. So, it’s with great pleasure that we are able to bring you the thirty-second edition in the series, featuring Bay Area producer gahn.

gahn first caught the attention of ITZSOWEEZEE co-founder DeMiggs, when he was going by his old alias, NICKV. DeMiggs was instantly drawn in by the enigmatic producer’s soulful future bass vibe and decided to support the music on the website and in his own mixes. gahn took notice, and began to submit music for us to review. Fast forward six months, and we were on the receiving end of a 40-minute collection of genre-bending sounds – ranging from his signature future bass creations, to ethereal R&B tracks, to bass-heavy bits, all wrapped up in a very polished package. It surprised us when gahn mentioned that this was actually his first publicly released mix, because the finished product is super wavy. If you are into learning about new music, gahn provides the perfect introduction on his contribution to our Spotlight Series, and we are truly grateful to him for cooking up this offering for us and all of you to enjoy.

This mix is a collection of songs that I been vibing with recently. Some of the artists you’ve probably heard of, others just have a few hundred followers on SoundCloud. All of these guys, famous or not, deserve praise for their originality and talent though. I hope that this might help these smaller artists get a few more plays because I always like mixing the the known with the unknown.
– gahn

Stream below and get the free download here. Tracklist after the jump.

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beat sampras – LATCH (Official Video)

Posted by: noble savage on 23/11/2016 in Featured, Music, Video

After a brief hiatus last week, ITZSOWEEZEE’s own beat sampras is back on the scene with another of his weekly visual releases. The latest track to get the video treatment is “LATCH”. The video follows the recent debut of Volume 1, sampras’ new EP, containing three fresh R&B/future bass instrumentals. Each track was accompanied by creative visuals, which you can check out in our previous posts. If you like what you hear/see, support the project on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.

beat by beat sampras
illustrations by Yazmin Butcher
edited by Shakes (ig: @shotbyshakes)
Foreseen Entertainment
Produced with the financial assistance of MuchFACT, a division of Bell Media Inc.

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PREMIERE: Mura Masa – Love$ick (Dom Dias Remix)

Posted by: noble savage on 08/11/2016 in Featured, Music

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It’s always a good feeling when Dom Dias hits us up to premiere one of his creations, because we know our ears are in for a treat. Today, the Toronto producer blesses us with a solid remix of “Love$ick”, the breakout single by UK representative Mura Masa. The original, and the single release featuring A$AP Rocky (check the video in our previous post), are melodic affairs, full of piano stabs, flutes, steel drums, and soulful vocal chops. Dom ups the ante on his remix, by focusing on the steel drums, adding in a stuttering bass line, and reworking the record into his signature Caribbean-flavoured style. Think of the original as the jerk chicken, A$AP Rocky’s version as the rice and peas, and Dom’s as the pepper sauce that brings all of the ingredients together. Press play and taste the delicious blend that Dom has cheffed up – you won’t be disappointed. He’s also made the release available as a free download, so grab that while it lasts! Be sure to catch him as he opens for Snakehips this Friday, November 11th, at The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave, Toronto). For more information, check out the Facebook event page. He’ll also be playing the Wrong Angle Records Party at Maison Mercer (15 Mercer St, Toronto) on Saturday, November 12th, and you can find more information about that on Facebook as well.

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PREMIERE: Mura Masa – Love$ick (Dom Dias Remix)

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