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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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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: FeelGoodSmalls (ITZ019)

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PREMIERE: Eytan Tobin – WORKOUT

Posted by: noble savage on 09/10/2015 in Featured, Music

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Toronto producer Eytan Tobin is always in the lab cooking up some next level shit. Today, the Bedroomer representative allows us to premiere his new track, “WORKOUT”, which, true to it’s name, will have you sweating all over the dance floor. While a Kanye West bootleg may not seem so extraordinary, Eytan manages to transform the original into an even higher octane heater, with spastic drum work, synths, and air horns (!!!), all colliding into a menagerie of sounds that just seem to work. The release is Eytan’s foray into the eclectic futuristic style that’s being pumped out by UK collective PC Music, and was inspired by tonight’s Bedroomer party featuring London producer, and PC Music’s own, Kane West and Jamie (of Kero Kero Bonito). The event also serves as the afterparty to Kero Kero Bonito’s concert at Drake Underground, so make sure you check that out as well. Information for both shows can be found after you take in the music below (free download also available via Bandcamp).

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Kero Kero Bonito @ Drake Underground (1150 Queen St W, Toronto)
Doors @ 7:30pm | 19+ Event
Tickets at www.ticketweb.ca/embrace
More info on Facebook

Kane West x Bedroomer @ Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave, Toronto)
Doors @ 10:00pm | 19+ Event
Music by: Kane West (Kero Kero Bonito, PC Music), Jamie (Kero Kero Bonito), Lum & Eytan Tobin (Bedroomer), Hudson Alexander (Bedroomer), Kare (Bedroomer)
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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Hudson Alexander (ITZ018)

Posted by: noble savage on 30/09/2015 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 eighteenth edition comes courtesy of Toronto’s own Hudson Alexander. Hudson is a rising producer in the city’s constantly growing music scene and represents the Bedroomer clique. Their team is quickly becoming a stable for extremely talented artists and Hudson is no exception, creating electronic music that is loaded with soul. Earlier this summer, he released his Needs/So Many Things EP, which is required listening for anybody who claims to be a fan of music (so, basically, everybody). As is the case with his Spotlight Series mix, which contains a lush arrangement of uptempo house heaters that serve as a perfect soundtrack to the Fall. But don’t just take our word for it – read what Hudson had to say about his mix below.

Fall is my favourite season and it’s finally starting to set in, so I thought I’d celebrate with a fall-sounding mix. Pads that sound like wind, blowing dead leaves around at night, and drums that sound like leaves being crunched under your feet. These tracks capture that melancholy feeling of trying to enjoy the last couple months of parties and warmer weather before the winter forces you into social hibernation. I picked tracks from labels like 1080p, Lobster Theremin, and 100% Silk because their tape releases sound really cozy and remind of of big sweaters and toques and all the things that keep you warm as the colder weather sets in.
– Hudson Alexander

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ΛV – ΛV SOUND 001

Posted by: Λnthony V on 29/09/2015 in Featured, Mixes, Music

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Here is the first instalment from my live ΛV SOUND mix series. This one takes you everywhere from soft R&B feels to floor filling UKG. Hope you enjoy it 🙂 . Follow me on Soundcloud to keep up with the series. Also, shoutout to Danbo for keeping my 📱 🔋 up…

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Destroy Radio – Episode 002: DeMiggs

Posted by: Λnthony V on 22/09/2015 in Featured, Mixes, Music

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Toronto DJ/production collective Destroy Productions have enlisted ITZSOWEEZEE’s Demiggs for their latest instalment of Destroy Radio. Take in Demiggs’ heeeaaavy mix in episode 002 below.

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PREMIERE: Iyer – Left Out

Posted by: noble savage on 18/09/2015 in Featured, Music

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Our friends at Bedroomer have a blessed us with the opportunity to premiere their latest release, “Left Out” by Toronto’s own Iyer. Iyer is a producer who specializes in electronic sounds with a heavy footwork influence, and is the co-founder of Singapore-based record label, Phyla Digital. “Left Out” serves as an addition to Bedroomer’s ongoing series of Drake-sampling records (see Eytan Tobin and Lum’s Bedroomer x Drizzy EP, and Internet Daughter and Noahplause’s “Runnin”), as Iyer reworks “Hotline Bling” into an instantly infectious and frenetic footwork heater. Propelled by heavy bass and tumultuous drum work, while maintaining the integrity of Drake’s syrupy vocals and just enough of the original’s Timmy Thomas sample, the record is a refreshing take on one of the hottest singles of the summer.

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Another addition to our on going tribute to Drake’s influence on dance music with his undeniably perfect voice for sampling and songs that just beg for a bootleg.
– Bedroomer

iyer is the irony of accessible music against obviously irrelevant caste and status. currently specializing in footwork, iyer’s influences vary across the uptempo electronic music spectrum while incorporating the rhythm and groove ideology fundamental to traditional South Indian ‘kuthu’ music, among other styles. the end goal is to find the connection between the two. having released on various labels, iyer also co-founded Phyla Digital which predominantly releases but is not limited to Singaporean electronic music.

PREMIERE: Iyer – Left Out

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Muneshine (ITZ017)

Posted by: noble savage on 25/08/2015 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.

As another summer comes to a close, we know that most people are going to be spending as much time as they can on patios, rooftops, and beaches. Especially in Toronto, where the summer seems to fly by each year, it’s important to take advantage of the warm weather while it lasts. For the seventeenth edition of our Spotlight Series, our special guest DJ this month has cooked up the perfect soundtrack to do just that. Hailing from Saskatoon (but now based out of Toronto), Muneshine is an accomplished emcee, producer, and engineer, and has some great accolades to prove it. He’s received FOUR Juno nominations, a SOCAN Echo Songwriting Award, and been long listed for the Polaris Music Prize twice. While traditionally seen as the quintessential “hiphop head”, Muneshine has an appreciation, not to mention skill, for a wide variety of musical genres. Straying away from his hiphop roots, he’s blessed us with an hour-long mix of house and nu-disco vibes that are guaranteed to set the mood for any type of summer fun. Consider this a gift to you as you enjoy the final pool parties, patio/rooftop jams, and cottage/beach trips of the season.

For the last few months I’ve really been gravitating towards house and the numerous variations of the genre. Coming up as a hiphop DJ/producer I was always a fan of dance music, but rarely had the opportunity to really explore it and/or share it. This collection of songs both makes me happy and feels right for the season. I hope you enjoy the mix!
– Muneshine

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Premiere: TEA – Dangerous Drinking Games (Mixtape)

Posted by: noble savage on 24/07/2015 in Featured, Music

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Rising Toronto songstress TEA just released her debut mixtape, Dangerous Drinking Games, and with it, she announces her talent in full force. Many months in the making, the project features six future R&B tracks that are going to be heard far and wide for a long time. We had the pleasure of attending her listening session last night, and want to congratulate her and the entire team on the first of many great accomplishments to come. Features include emcees Kavale on the remix edition of “Syrup”, and J Reyez on the NASTY banger “Cadillac”. Make sure you take in the visuals to “Sippin Rainbows” in our previous post, and definitely check back for more of TEA’s releases in the future.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Ikaz Boi (ITZ016)

Posted by: noble savage on 22/07/2015 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.

One of the things that we love about our role as tastemakers is that we get to connect with so many awesome people from all over the world. The internet has made it possible for our network to extend across North and South America, to Europe, and even all the way to Asia and Australia. Back in the spring we had the opportunity to meet and host French producer Ikaz Boi on his first trip to Toronto. Hailing from Nantes, Ikaz is a well-respected talent who has worked with many European and North American artists, including Vic Mensa, Leather Corduroys, and Myth Syzer on the absolute banger, “HAVE U EVA” (which we featured in May). His remix game is insane as well, with his tracks having garnered hundreds of thousands of plays on his own SoundCloud. As Ikaz’ star continues to rise, we know that he’ll continue to deliver heat and we’re more than happy to present his contribution to our Spotlight Series. For the sixteenth instalment, he gives a 40 minute taste of his signature bass-heavy sound, slowing things down for the first half before turning up the energy in the second. If you’re a lonely girl from Toronto, press play immediately, as that’s exactly what Ikaz intended:

Mix for the girls from Toronto when they are alone.
– Ikaz Boi

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