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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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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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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Yuknodis (ITZ023)

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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.

THUGLI – SIC EM

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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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PREMIERE: Price – Departure EP

Posted by: noble savage on 19/01/2016 in Featured, Music

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Our latest premiere comes from upstart Toronto emcee Price, who presents us with his new six-track EP, Departure. Price is an enigmatic artist hailing from our great city, who has garnered support from the likes of hip-hop veterans such as Statik Selektah, and has spent the past few years travelling across the Atlantic to Scandinavia to hone his craft. Upon his return, the self-described “millennial bohemian” hit the lab with renewed vigour in order to share his story with as many people as possible. On Departure, Price showcases his strong songwriting ability, easily flipping between lyrical tirades and melodic stanzas over some excellent production from his RouteNine6 camp. We want to congratulate Price on the release and wish him much success in his future endeavours. Support local artists and take in the full project below.

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“I had to learn how to operate outside of my comfort zone. I had to put myself in positions that I had no way to determine the outcome. I had to learn how to love from a far and hope that the ones I was away from understood my motives for taking these chances so far from home. Departure is about perspective. When you’re stationary, you’re limited by your surroundings, so what might not be true here, may be true somewhere else. What they hate you for here, they might love somewhere else. What they couldn’t understand about you might be embraced somewhere else. When you’re trying to take your art to the next level, it all comes to the forefront.”
– Price

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Dom Dias (ITZ021)

Posted by: noble savage on 29/12/2015 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-first installment in the series, and last release of the year, is a nasty high energy mix by rising Toronto producer Dom Dias. Over the past couple of years, Dom has been dropping remix after remix, along with a slew of original bangers, and has garnered the support of some of the biggest names in the electronic music world – including Anna Lunoe, Crookers, Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis, and more. While his style isn’t the easiest to classify, it’s safe to say that the man knows how to transform a rave into an absolute frenzy of emotions. On his Spotight Series mix, Dom showcases this very ability and blesses us with a thirty-five minute taste of his dance floor-demolishing skills.

Super stoked to be finishing off the year with a Spotlight Series mix; ITZSOWEEZEE once again broadcasting the sounds from The 6. Honoured to come from a city with so many talented artists that sound so different from each other yet somehow still sound so fitting to The 6. In this mix you’re gonna find a melting pot of riddims and styles influenced by cultures all over the world. I don’t really believe in genres but I do believe in the concept of “feel”. I want you to listen to this mix and either fall in the shower because you were dancing too hard, or take a second to comprehend the mix and ask yourself if this makes sense. Hope you enjoy this mix! And stay tuned for my upcoming releases in 2016!
– Dom Dias

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

ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Dom Dias (ITZ021)

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PREMIERE: TEA – Black Diamond

Posted by: noble savage on 14/12/2015 in Featured, Music

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We are proud to premiere “Black Diamond”, the latest record by Toronto songstress TEA. TEA, aka the Six Goddess, has a vocal style that has been missing from the Toronto R&B scene for quite some time. After dropping her first EP, Dangerous Drinking Games, which we premiered in July, TEA is gearing up to take the world by storm with her new album in early 2016. On “Black Diamond”, her smooth voice beckons the listener over some guitar-laced production by Larry Luxx and Eeph. Sunny Diamonds contributes to the mix, turning the track into one hell of an R&B cut. Be prepared to hear a lot more from TEA in the future, and we wish her and her team much success as they continue to create beautiful music.

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PREMIERE: TEA – Black Diamond

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