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!
This Friday, January 8th, ITZSOWEEZEE’s own Soundbwoy and ΛV are teaming up once again for the second edition of BASHMENT. Back by popular demand, this is going to be a bashment party in it’s truest form, with two of our finest selectors bringing you the absolute best in reggae, dancehall, UKG, and grime vibes. The first edition back in November was a movie, with Dundas Video (831 Dundas St W, Toronto) being packed from wall to wall and dripping with sweat as everyone made the dance floor their home. Honestly, that night was one of the best parties we’ve experienced in Toronto in a very long time. This Friday is going to be even more legendary, as this jam serves as the official going-away party for Soundbwoy, who is moving to the UK the following week. In addition, Soundbwoy has invited his original mentor, DJ Flash, to bless the turntables with his presence and throw down B2B as they often did in the tri-cities. Soundbwoy, ΛV, and DJ Flash in the same room?! This is going to be nothing less than a PROBLEM. Make sure you arrive early, because it is guaranteed to be slammed, and it’s not every day that you get to experience something this special.
Well we’re having a BASHMENT party so people come and feel the vibes. Wearing Gucci and Armani feeling rich like Wesley Snipes. Drinking crystal with my shorty, burning my dollars thru night. So we’re having a dancehall party, so let’s romp till morning light.