On February 2nd, ITZSOWEEZEE’s own beat sampras and ΛV connected to play a stellar 1.5h b2b set for the 24h pop-up launch of Istolethesoul FM, Toronto’s newest online radio community founded by Jayemkayem and Paul Chin. The vibes in the studio were amazing, and we’d like to thank Jo and Paul for having us be a part of such a wonderful experience. We’re stoked to be a part of the movement and are looking forward to the next edition of the pop-up.
All of the mixes from the 24h launch have now been uploaded to Mixcloud, and you can listen to the fiery ITZSOWEEZEE set in the player below.
Our homegirl JAYEMKAYEM (aka Jo) has connected with Paul Chin to launch a brand new Toronto-based radio platform called Istolethesoul FM. Their aim is to provide artists in the city a new medium on which to broadcast their unique sounds to the rest of the world. Jo and Paul have been hard at work preparing the launch of their new station, working with sponsors like MOOG Audio, 876 Studio, Steam Whistle Brewing, and Red Bull to put together an extraordinary 24 hour launch event. That’s right, today marks the beginning of the official Istolethesoul FM 24 Hour Radio Pop-Up. Starting at 12:00pm EST, listeners can tune in online for an entire 24 hours worth of live mixing from a line-up of Toronto’s dopest DJs and producers.
ITZSOWEEZEE is extremely proud to take part in today’s launch, and our own ΛV and beat sampras will be on air, live, with a very special b2b set from 8:30pm to 10:00pm EST. Tune in at www.istolethesoul.com and be sure to follow @istolethesoulfm on Instagram to stay up-to-date with all of today’s sets and future events.
Before the holidays, we brought you the audio to “High Off”, a great future R&B bit by Toronto’s DJ Agile and Desiire. Now you can feast your eyes on the official visuals to the song and escape to a tropical paradise (Costa Rica, to be specific). Look for DJ Agile’s forthcoming EP in the very near future.
beat sampras returns with “All On You”, the newest single from his forthcoming project, This Was Once The Future. “All On You” is a track that captures the essence of winter in Toronto perfectly, with moody synths layered over forward-thinking drums, and an underlying melody that evokes the simultaneous senses of anxiety and euphoria. The song features Calgary native Lisa Lobsinger (Laser; Reverie Sound Revue; Broken Social Scene), whose vocals seemingly lure the listener into Toronto’s underground. If there’s a track that sums up the experience of escaping a cold city night in a dimly lit after-party, and warming yourself up with a glass or three of Jameson, then this is that record. Stream “All On You” below, and support the track on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal.
Multi-talented Toronto artist Just John lets go of a funky new Fevra-produced rap track called “NOISE”. Look out for his new project, Black Beret EP, dropping on December 8th via our friends over at Bedroomer.
Toronto veteran producer DJ Agile connects with Sacha Williamson for a funky new R&B/house track called “Lovers”. Released by Tokyo Dawn Records, the song is featured on their new compilation, The Move Vol. 2, and is available to stream/download at their official website. Press play and dance!