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De La Soul – All good (Godlips Remix)

Posted by: Hans Gruber on 02/08/2016 in Mixes

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Godlips from France remix a De La Soul classic.

De La Soul – All good (Godlips Remix)

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Mar-T x Hector Couto x Betoko – Amnesia Ibiza 2016 (Compilation)

Posted by: noble savage on 28/07/2016 in Mixes, Music

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The Amnesia Ibiza 2016 compilation contains 40 tracks of pure deep house bliss. Stream it below and support via Beatport.

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Roman – July Promo Mix

Posted by: noble savage on 17/07/2016 in Mixes, Music

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Toronto producer Roman delivers his July Promo Mix. Press play and zone out to some great deep house vibes.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Jayemkayem (ITZ027)

Posted by: noble savage on 29/06/2016 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.

To many audiophiles, one of the greatest feelings in the world is to connect with someone over a shared respect for music and sounds. In fact, many of us in the ITZSO fam first bonded through the love of sounds, sheesha, and video games in 2004, well before the thoughts of ITZSOWEEZEE were even conceived. The key was that we met, experienced music together, and became lifelong friends. In this age of social media, on-demand entertainment, and disposable gratification, it’s become increasingly rare to meet someone and feel that instant spark of acknowledgement and je ne sais quois that leads to stating “yea, you really get this music thing.” Enter Jayemkayem, a Calgary-to-Toronto transplant who has immediately become a staple in our city’s music scene. Always greeting people with a big smile, cracking jokes, and spreading her knowledge of music and culture, Jayemkayem is one of those souls that you have to befriend on sight. Everything about this woman is an embodiment of understanding music, creating good vibes, and leaving a positive aura in any room she plays. It’s an honour to have her bless us with the twenty-seventh edition of our Spotlight Series.

Jayemkayem is an accomplished club DJ, freelance writer (see her work on Hypebeast, Noisey, Thump, and more) and also hosts her own online radio show, Hundreds&Thousands. She plays some of the hottest venues in the city on the regular, steadily adding to her growing fan base. When she’s not working on her own music, you can catch her at almost any event where DJs coalesce, soaking up the experiences that other like-minded people have to offer. To sum her up in one sentence is difficult, but we’ll attempt to do so: Jayemkayem is a walking encyclopedia of sound. The results of all of her dedication to the craft are on full display in her Spotlight Series mix. Throughout the hour-long mix, she modernizes the “wall-of-sound” concept, championed by Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, and many other ’60s-era legends, by applying it to considerably younger genres like grime, future bass, and UK garage. Similar to how Spector and Wilson would layer multiple arrangements of instruments over one another, Jayemkayem layers songs on top of songs to create a lush and energetic blend of acoustics that is something altogether new and refreshing. It really deserves multiple listens to understand and appreciate, but this may be one of the greatest contributions to the series thus far. Thank you Jo, for real.

A DJ I always looked up to for their mixtapes is Neil Armstrong. His mixes were always fresh – usually a dope theme or concept and heavy on blends and extended mixes. This mix is a bunch of music I’ve been feeling lately. I hope that people will hear some different sounds, as well as not quite know whether they are hearing 1, 2 or 3 songs at some points.

Thanks for the opportunity to do this. I had a lot of fun making this 🙂
– Jayemkayem

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

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Dave B — Parallel (Prod. Sango)

Posted by: Hans Gruber on 15/06/2016 in Mixes

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Dave B getting Soulection’s Sango on the beat.

Dave B — Parallel (Prod. Sango)

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Triv (ITZ026)

Posted by: noble savage on 09/06/2016 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.

Here at ITZSOWEEZEE, we pride ourselves in our ability to find hidden talent. Whether we’re discovering new sounds through our own digging, music submissions, word-of-mouth, or meeting artists in person – we believe our tastemakers have some of the sharpest ears in the game. And, if you’re a fan of the crew and this website, you most likely agree. It’s with that sense of pride that we present the twenty-sixth edition of our Spotlight Series, brought to you by up-and-coming Milwaukee producer, Triv.

Triv, a self-proclaimed beat cooker, has been cheffing and serving up tracks via SoundCloud for just over twelve months. His music came to the attention of ITZSOWEEZEE co-founder DeMiggs earlier this year, and we were all instantly hooked on his lush and soulful future bass creations. Inspired by Soulection O.G.s like Sango, Dpat, and Atu, Triv released his If Only EP in the Spring, and has followed that project up with some beautifully produced originals (see “What About Us”) and remixes (see “Trust Me”). DeMiggs reached out to Triv almost immediately to lock him in for a Spotlight Series mix, and the result is nothing short of phenomenal. The song selection alone will make you want to keep this mix in heavy rotation, if not on permanent repeat. The release was slightly delayed, due to Triv having to address some personal matters – but we’re happy that he’s coping well, and are stoked that he was able to channel his negative energy into a creation that’s so positive. This mix lends credence to the belief that human beings often produce some of their best work while facing adversity.

I made this mix two days after a really tough breakup. It represents the roller-coaster of emotions I’ve experienced recently. Anxiety, depression, and heartbreak have been kicking my ass lately, and the music in this collection communicates these feelings better than I ever could with words. The assembly of this mix was extremely therapeutic for me and I hope it helps someone else who is also going through some tough times. No matter what happens in my life, music will always be there to make me feel better. Thank you for listening.
– Triv

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

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PREMIERE: IO-990 – 2501 (Mixtape)

Posted by: noble savage on 18/05/2016 in Mixes, Music

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Toronto is home to a number of brilliant artists. The city is teeming with subterranean talent of all kinds, from visual artists to filmmakers to music producers to DJs and more. In days gone by, it was common for the mainstream masses to walk past these creative denizens without so much as noticing their existence. Pushed to the fringes, the outcast children of The 6 formed their own culture and sought out their own scene. Away from the eyes and ears of the ignorant, they built a safe place for society’s misfits to experiment with different styles, share their love for their crafts, and simultaneously raise hell with their creations. Brimming with chaotic energy, the scene grew exponentially. Finally, unable to contain itself, it exploded into view. And, as if illuminated by the floodlight of a police chopper, all eyes became focused on a culture that had been hiding in the shadows for too long.

Almost overnight, the cover was lifted off characters straight out of a Lewis Carroll nightmare. It became almost impossible to walk through the city without running into their kind at most street corners. Much can be said about their outward appearances and artistic visions, but one thing remained clear – no matter how different they seemed from the average Torontonian, they still were filled with unmistakably human spirits. Hidden among them, however, was an extremely unique being. Disguised as a human female, this entity grew up observing the artwork of the city and the people that created it. She studied piano, as many of her “peers” did, and began to explore the many different genres created by humankind. Classical music, opera, jazz, rock, metal, hiphop, grime, techno, and deep house were just some of the elements that entered her circulation and permeated into the temporal and prefrontal cortices of her adopted human brain. Her neural networks processed this data into what would soon be expressed through man-made machines and computer technology.

Under the moniker IO-990, she began to reveal her identity to the Toronto underground. While so many jockeyed for positions in the limelight, she carefully honed her sound into a creation that would captivate dance floors well beyond the boundaries of the mega-city. And it’s with that experience that she presents her latest project: 2501. A forty-five minute journey into the nuclear reactor that is IO-990’s mind, 2501 is a massive statement. It’s a warning to all of humanity that a musical movement has begun – one we can neither deny nor run from; one we’ll have to embrace as we’re engulfed in a deluge of sound and dance. We’re now entering uncharted territory, and IO-990 will be damned if we try to pass her by without taking notice.

Listen to 2501 above, take in the tracklist after the jump, and be sure to catch IO-990 as she performs at DARK ROOM this Friday, May 20th, at Rally (12 Ossington Ave, Toronto) – check out the event page for more information and to RSVP.

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Star Slinger – Volume 2 (Mixtape)

Posted by: noble savage on 16/05/2016 in Mixes, Music

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This is a Sampler for Volume 2, the continuation of Volume 1. Hence different to all my other recent music. This is me being a completeist and me dancing like no 1 is watching. Cept you can watch, cos ur a lovely bunch and I havent asked the press in on this at all. So whatever, if they fuck with it or not its not my wish. I have a record coming out soon that will be proper and rn I am just having a bit of fun before that all kicks off.

Enjoy.
D x

UPDATE: The full project is now available to stream/purchase.

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.WAVGODS – WavyBlue2 Mix

Posted by: noble savage on 09/05/2016 in Mixes, Music

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Our young Toronto homies .WAVGODS cook up the second edition of their WavyBlue mix series, and it’s full of some very danceable tunes. Stream it below.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Star.One (ITZ025)

Posted by: noble savage on 03/05/2016 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-fifth edition in the series, we are extremely blessed to share with you a mix from the mandem across the pond – UK producers, Star.One. Star.One are a sibling duo consisting of Blackz and Phaze, two London artists who have been making a name for themselves with their hard-hitting grime, UKG, jungle, and drum & bass creations. In 2014, they released their Elements mixtape, featuring UK emcees such as D Double E, Creed MC, G Frsh, P Money, and more, garnering the respect of established industry insiders and leading to support from prominent tastemakers through the BBC Music Introducing platform. Already in 2016, Star.One have released a massive remix of Section Boyz’ smash hit, “Lock Arf”, and just last week, we featured their new single, “Original Badman”, in collaboration with Jamaican superstar Agent Sasco (Assassin) and Zimbabwean hit-maker Takura. Now, the brothers use our Spotlight Series as a platform to showcase their ridiculous skills as touring DJs, with a 40-minute mix that is meant to destroy rave sound systems around the world. The energy level on this mix is through the roof, and it deserves to be played at high volume all summer long. We dare you not to get out of your seat from the moment you press play until the moment the mix fades out. Rate this. Trust.

We were getting ready for a club show over the weekend and recorded this mix as a preparation for the kind of stuff we were going to play that night, so it’s a mix of UKG, Grime, Jungle and Bass.
– Star.One

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

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