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PREMIERE: beat sampras – said it

Posted by: noble savage on 09/04/2016 in Featured, Music

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Toronto producer beat sampras (ITZSOWEEZEE/Bedroomer) has been hard at work for the past several months, dropping a fresh mixtape called The Remixes in November, DJing at the flyest parties in the city, as well as recently releasing his SXSW 2016 Mix less than a month ago. And now, he’s gearing up to release a brand new EP in the summer. “said it” is the first offering from the EP – a smooth-as-fuck instrumental flip of Rihanna’s sexual slow jam “Yeah, I Said It”. Featuring a chopped and screwed sample, with an unsubtle addition of drums, bass, and keys, the track is perfectly suited to driving slow through the city lights or some aphroditic activities with your amour. Stream the track below and definitely grab the free download via Bandcamp.

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P.S. Make sure you come out to The Libertine (1307 Dundas St W, Toronto) tonight to catch beat sampras live alongside ITZSOWEEZEE co-founder DeMiggs at Coast. You don’t want to miss this one – trust me.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Lum (ITZ024)

Posted by: noble savage on 30/03/2016 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.

Today, we bring you the twenty-fourth edition of our Spotlight Series mixes. It’s hard to believe that a project we started on a whim two years ago would take on a life of its own, celebrating the musical styling of so many amazing DJs and producers. This month marks the beginning of Spring, so it’s only fitting that we provide a mix from a Torontonian who is known for his warm and eclectic style: Lum. Lum, affectionately dubbed “Lum Daddy” by his Bedroomer compatriots, is one of those people that you are instantly drawn towards. Not only does the man throw some of the best art and music events in the city, he is also one of the nicest guys at said parties. Always welcoming you with a smile, he exudes an energy that is constantly positive, and this also emanates into the music that he makes. His 2015 single “Kissing” (see our previous post), is a prime example, featuring feel-good production that’s brought to life by his own pop vocals. If you’ve ever seen Lum play, you know that he loves to sing freestyle verses live over his mixes, and that’s exactly the type of vibe he’s brought to his Spotlight Series offering. The half-hour mix starts off with some hiphop/R&B/ambient remixes, before diving into a set full of melodic footwork sounds, all topped off with Lum’s own trademark vocal samples. If you needed a mix to set off the pre-game season, this is definitely one to keep in heavy rotation.

This mix is a journey. Starting with rap, hitting a quick ambient break, and eventually getting to some really melodic and beautiful footwork. Sometimes I grab the mic and will sing a tune during a DJ set lol, so I did some tripped out freestyles on this one using a vocal effect pedal.

Smoke a joint and go for a walk in the new spring air with this one!!! 🙂
– Lum

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

ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Lum (ITZ024)

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Michael Imperial – Saviour (Official Video)

Posted by: noble savage on 21/03/2016 in Featured, Music, Video

Our brother-in-arms, Michael Imperial, releases the official visuals to his beautiful slow-rolling electronic R&B single, “Saviour”, featuring Montreal’s AKUA on vocals. The track is featured on Michael’s Saviour / No More EP, released via Armada Music, in November. For audio only, see our previous post and click here to support the music on your medium of choice.

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PREMIERE: beat sampras – SXSW 2016 Mix

Posted by: noble savage on 17/03/2016 in Featured, Mixes, Music

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The yearly music menagerie of South by Southwest comes to a close this weekend and Toronto producer beat sampras (Bedroomer/ITZSOWEEZEE) decided to pay homage to some of his favourite artists that have been performing in Austin, Texas throughout the week with his SXSW 2016 Mix. The result is an almost hour-long, superbly mixed, collection of some great contemporary R&B and hiphop records that you’ll be sure to enjoy while you cool out as the warm Spring weather takes over. Artists featured on the mix include Kehlani, Tory Lanez, Little Simz, Kodak Black, Rihanna, Majid Jordan, Stormzy, Anderson .Paak, Jazz Cartier, Jeremih, madeintyo, Two-9, Mick Jenkins, and a LOT more, including a sexy exclusive from sampras himself. Just trust us when we tell you that this mix is fire and that you need it in your life.

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Stream the mix below and check out the full tracklist after the jump.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Yuknodis (ITZ023)

Posted by: noble savage on 29/02/2016 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.

The twenty-third edition of our Spotlight Series comes from a wonderful Toronto DJ, who also happens to be our good homegirl, going by the name of Yuknodis. Yuknodis spent most of 2015 expanding her reach both within the city and, more recently, across the country. Whether she’s playing private parties for members of the OVO crew, rocking out at some of Toronto’s finest nightclubs, throwing her own parties at The Libertine, or just dropping fire mixes on Soundcloud, she definitely knows how to keep crowds vibing. With a unique style of her own, Yuknodis seamlessly blends R&B, hiphop, house, future bass, drum & bass, reggae and more, like very few others in this city can. All of these qualities are what made us reach out to her to contribute her sounds to our Spotlight Series. And she doesn’t disappoint – providing a forty-five minute mix that more than proves her worth when placed alongside some of the more experienced DJs that have joined our ranks. Thank you for constantly impressing us Yuknodis, and know that we wish you continued success in all of your future musical endeavours.

This mix was inspired by familiar melodies wrapped in unfamiliar beats. I used the A side / B side concept with Mr. Rogers as an interlude to break it all up. Hope you enjoy!
– Yuknodis

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Much Music: Curated By THUGLI (Video)

Posted by: noble savage on 04/02/2016 in Featured, Music, Video

Our boys THUGLI (Tom Wrecks and Pat Drastik) have been having one hell of a week. After releasing both the audio and video to their new single, “SIC EM”, the Toronto trap duo took over Much Music yesterday for a special edition of their Curated By series. The guys put together a 15-track playlist of some of their favourite music videos – check out which ones made the cut in the playlist above.thugli curated by

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THUGLI – SIC EM (Official Video)

Posted by: noble savage on 02/02/2016 in Featured, Music, Video

Toronto trap duo THUGLI, consisting of ITZSOWEEZEE familia Tom Wrecks and Pat Drastik, accompany the release of their new banger, “SIC EM”, with an incredible new video. Last time the boys put out some official visuals (see: “Run This”), they received a Much Music Video Award in the process – let’s see if they can go two for two. For audio only, see our previous post and make sure you support the track on iTunes and Spotify.

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THUGLI – SIC EM

Posted by: noble savage on 30/01/2016 in Featured, Music

Our brothers-in-arms THUGLI return with an absolute banger in the form of their new single, “SIC EM”. The Toronto trap duo may have outdone themselves with this one. Stream the record below and make sure you support it on iTunes.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: A-Mac (ITZ022)

Posted by: noble savage on 26/01/2016 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.

For the twenty-second edition of the mix series, and first of 2016, we’ve been blessed by a very special guest: Calgary-to-Toronto transplant, A-Mac. A-Mac is one of the pioneers of tropical bass and moombahton, and has been making waves all over the world for quite some time. He’s been a staple of the international electronic music scene, performing at festivals like SXSW with the the Mad Decent and XLR8R crews. In addition, he’s shared the stage with the likes of Diplo, Craze, Brodinski, and Toddla T, just to name a few. With his foot firmly planted in Calgary, including a coveted residency at HIFI, he has signed with UK-based label, Birth Records, and made the move to Toronto to begin his conquest of the entire world. On his Spotlight Series mix, A-Mac delivers an hour of house and techno, while rounding things off with a solid offering of West Coast funk.

As a new resident of Toronto from Calgary I wanted to bridge that gap with a little west coast funk and some east coast house / techno. Something to add a little bounce to the ounce in these cold winter months. This mix contains some new jams and some old favourites. I hope you enjoy.
– A-Mac

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

ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: A-Mac (ITZ022)

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beat sampras – Inside (Dance Video)

Posted by: noble savage on 22/01/2016 in Featured, Music, Video

ITZSOWEEZEE’s own beat sampras debuts his new house single, “Inside”, with some excellent visuals by our good friends at the Rightfoot Studio. Choreographed by one of Toronto’s finest, David Forteau, the video features David himself alongside dancers Patrick Fernandez, Rachel Hunter, and Taylor Murdoch getting down to the infectious rhythms of the track. With flashy videography by ZMDE Productions, this is a must-watch for all fans of house music and dancing.

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