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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.

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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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DeMiggs – ITZOHARD Vol. 5 (Mix)

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

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ITZSOWEEZEE co-founder DeMiggs drops the fifth edition of his ITZSOHARD mix series. As always, he delivers an hour-long selection of absolute bangers. Stream/download below and check the tracklist after the jump. Take in the other releases in the series in our previous posts.

I’m back with my newest installment of my ITZSOHARD series. Featuring the heavier side of music in the ITZSOWEEZEE library, the ITZSOHARD mix series contains that head nod shit to make you break your neck. Turn your systems Way Up when you play this one.
– DeMiggs

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PREMIERE: beat sampras – The Remixes (Mixtape)

Posted by: noble savage on 30/11/2015 in Featured, Music

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If you follow ITZSOWEEZEE, you should be aware that we are huge supporters of our Toronto fam beat sampras, routinely featuring his original tracks, remixes, and edits. Since the summer, he has increased his output significantly, dropping remix after remix on SoundCloud, all of which we’ve proudly shared on our website. He’s also been in the studio cooking up some dope material with the Bedroomer clique: a roster that includes some incredibly talented producers like Eytan Tobin, Hudson Alexander, Lum, and Michael Imperial. His track “Cosmic Ocean”, produced in collaboration with Eytan, for Cleveland emcee Atari Jones, remains one of the hottest hidden gems of the year. And for all the heat that he’s shared publicly, visiting his home studio you quickly find out that he’s sitting on an entire archive of unreleased fire. On The Remixes, sampras has completely re-mastered 11 of his recent remixes, giving them a feel that can only be described as lush. As a bonus, he’s also thrown in an exclusive download of a brand new remix to “Temple” by rising Toronto band WILDE. Stream all of the tracks below and get the free download via Bandcamp. We want to congratulate the homie on the release of this project, and look forward to hearing the debut EP that he has in the works. Stay tuned.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Internet Daughter (ITZ020)

Posted by: noble savage on 24/11/2015 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.

For the twentieth edition in the series, we’ve again turned to our friends in the Bedroomer camp and recruited up-and-coming Toronto DJ/producer Internet Daughter for a stellar guest mix. Internet Daughter is redefining what it means to be a female DJ in a male-dominated field, refusing to cater to the usual thirsty fanboys, and shaking up the competition with her own style and flavour. While she’s only been on the “scene” for a short while, she’s already made a name for herself by releasing a number of her own bass-heavy creations on SoundCloud. Most recently, she was featured on THUMP for “Runnin”, her collaboration with fellow Toronto producer Noahplause, which also served as their contribution to the Drake-sampling Bedroomer x Drizzy series (see all of the releases in our previous posts). For her Spotlight Series mix, Internet Daughter showcases the tracks that she’s been feeling of late, and provides a taste of her aggressive party-rocking method. This is a 45 minute affair that you don’t want to miss – trust.

People always ask me “What do you play?”, and it’s kind of hard to describe, so I put this mix together to show what I’ve been fucking with over the past year. My influences are all over the map and I wanted to share a few songs from each to give people an Idea of what they can expect when I DJ and where my own music is coming from.
– Internet Daughter

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

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PREMIERE: SOUNDBWOY- BASHMENT v001

Posted by: noble savage on 18/11/2015 in Featured, Music

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ITZSOWEEZEE’s own Soundbwoy lets go of his newest mix, BASHMENT v001, to commemorate the premiere of his new party with fellow ITZSO compatriot ΛV. We’re telling you right now, if you’re not at the BASHMENT party on Friday you are going to be missing something extremely special. So press play on this mix and make sure you mark your calendars for the livest jam of the Fall. Free download available via ToneDen. Event details can be found in our previous post.

Be sure to follow SOUNDBWOY on all types of social media to stay up to date with what he has going on.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djsoundbwoy/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djsoundbwoy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soundbwoymusic
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A mix series dedicated to those parties that are thrown in random locations with a loudspeaker setup and the best selektah’s running riddims all day and night.

Jus vibez yuh see meh.
– Soundbwoy

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PREMIERE: Michael Imperial – Saviour / No More

Posted by: noble savage on 18/11/2015 in Featured, Music

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We’re very pleased to present the latest release from ITZSOWEEZEE fam Michael Imperial. Michael, co-founder of Rare Beef Records, is a Toronto-based producer and just dropped his new single “Saviour” and its B-Side, “No More”. “Saviour” is an electronic R&B gem in Michael’s signature Toronto-bump style, and features the soulful sounds of Montreal vocalist AKUA. “No More” is a more of a traditional house bit, but again contains some beautiful vocal work by Toronto’s Clara Klein. Both songs are great examples of why Michael has been gaining international recognition of late, and are available to purchase via Netherlands-based record label Armada Music. Do yourselves a favour and add these two tracks to your rotation – you won’t be disappointed. Stream below and download here on your medium of choice.

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ΛV – ΛV SOUND 002

Posted by: Λnthony V on 11/11/2015 in Featured, Mixes, Music

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Kilt this one. R&B, Future Bass and Downtempo gems let loose for the second instalment of my ΛV SOUND mix series. A ton of very special, super relaxing, baby making sawngs I’ve been rinsing on repeat. Hope you guys enjoy it.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: FeelGoodSmalls (ITZ019)

Posted by: noble savage on 26/10/2015 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.

We are really excited for this nineteeth edition as we have a guest mix from one of our closest and most cherished friends, FeelGoodSmalls. Smalls represents Toronto to the fullest and we’ve watched her steadily progress from a fly living room DJ, with her secret identity as a corporate environmental avenger, to a party rocking phenomenon, blessing stages big and small all over the country and the world. From her humble beginnings in Orangeville, Ontario, she’s become one of the city’s hottest commodities, in-demand everywhere from hipster bars to VIP nightclubs. Most recently, Smalls was crowned the Canadian champion at the MGD Soundclash, and was flown to Las Vegas to represent Canada in the World Finals. There, she was barely edged out by the competition and earned a very strong second place finish. Add to that her work as one of Nike Women’s official DJs, and you know that she is a force to be reckoned with. As her star continues to rise, we know that she’ll keep making the city proud. When we invited her to join the Spotlight Series ranks, she was more than enthused since she is one of the lucky few that attended the very first ITZSOWEEZEE party in Toronto (RIP Andy Poolhall). And we are more than happy that she accepted our request. On this mix, she brings an excellent blend of genres, combining the sounds of R&B, reggae, gidi (Nigerian/Naija beats), moombahton, and more into a fun and energetic mix that is perfect for keeping you warm as the nights slowly get colder and colder. Thank you for the good vibrations FeelGoodSmalls (aka Sleepy Cat Mom) – we got you homie!

Whenever I make a mix I have two goals- to move you and to make you feel good. I always love having the opportunity to make a mix that is all about what I am listening to – this mix is exactly that. Having just been surrounded by DJs from across the world, I have incorporated many different styles of music into this mix and I feel they fit well together. It is a mix of reggae, moombahton, gidi and twerk — so get your dance on and in the words of FeelGoodSmalls: just drop it down low.
-FeelGoodSmalls

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