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Sep 24: ITZSOWEEZEE 6 Year Anniversary w/ Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, ΛV + Special Guests

Posted by: noble savage on 19/09/2016 in Events

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We’ve left our mark on the city of Toronto and the entire world. While others come and go, we’ve held it down; day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. And now we celebrate our 6th year of domination in The 6. There’s not much else to say. No other DJ crew in the city can do what we do. Come out on Saturday and witness greatness. It’s so easy.

Tom Wrecks (ITZSOWEEZEE)
DeMiggs (ITZSOWEEZEE)
ΛV (ITZSOWEEZEE)

Doors @ 11PM. Guestlist closes at 12AM sharp!

GUESTLIST IS FULL! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: MADD3E (ITZ029)

Posted by: noble savage on 07/09/2016 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.

As the ITZSOWEEZEE network continues to expand, so does our reach. Over the past couple of years, we’ve built strong connections across the Atlantic with all types of artists and labels. One such label is the Frankfurt-based Nu Disco Your Disco (NDYD) Records, who have been supplying us with releases from their talented roster for several months now. Previous features have included tracks from the likes of Italian producer BVRGER and Berlin representative Mogul. Two weeks ago, NDYD also gave us the privilege of premiering the latest record by one of Italy’s best-kept-secrets, MADD3E. And now, we have the pleasure of presenting MADD3E’s contribution to our monthly Spotlight Series. This twenty-ninth edition is special, as it serves as the first of back-to-back Spotlight Series releases from NDYD Records!

MADD3E, hailing from Rome, is a producer who is steadily rising in the global ranks for the past year. He has been dropping funky future bass creations with a finesse that is unmatched. His sound has a polish that is lacking from many of his production contemporaries, and this is definitely reflected in his Spotlight Series mix. Throughout the 45-minute affair, MADD3E changes the pace from many of our previous releases, and crafts a soulful blend of music ranging from chill instrumentals to hiphop and R&B, all while maintaining a vibe that is smooth as silk. As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, this is a mix that should most definitely stay in heavy rotation for those of you who simply love to groove.

My name is MADD3E, I regularly get high off music instead of drugs. In my mind this mix could also be run as “ITZSOWEED” for it is very relaxing and gets you high too.
– MADD3E

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

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Aug 27: ITZSOWEEZEE w/ Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, ΛV

Posted by: noble savage on 23/08/2016 in Events

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Doors @ 11PM. Guestlist closes at 12AM sharp!

GUESTLIST IS FULL! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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THUGLI x FUXWITHIT Interview (Video)

Posted by: noble savage on 16/08/2016 in News & Press, Video

ITZSOWEEZEE familia THUGLI sat down for a solid interview with fellow Toronto-based music blog, FUXWITHIT. Check the video out above and be sure to read their original piece.

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Aug 5: CURATED: By ITZSOWEEZEE w/ beat sampras, ΛV, DeMiggs

Posted by: noble savage on 03/08/2016 in Events

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This Friday, August 5th, we are throwing a secret party in celebration of our city and all the people that have supported us over the past six years. CURATED: By ITZSOWEEZEE is going to be the first of many special events to come over the next few months, and it’s going to be one for the history books. Your selectors for the night will be ITZSOWEEZEE’s own beat sampras, ΛV, and DeMiggs – three of the most in-demand DJs in Toronto, and rightfully so. If you’ve ever witnessed our monthly parties at Drake Underground, or heard these guys spin at their respective monthly residencies at The Libertine, you know Friday is going to be wild. The ITZSOWEEZEE DJs always deliver an unparalleled musical experience, so follow our mantra, music over everything, and join us for an unforgettable night in The 6.

Entry is going to be limited to guestlist only, and the location will only be revealed to confirmed attendees. Do yourselves a favour and sign up below.

beat sampras (ITZSOWEEZEE | Bedroomer)
ΛV (ITZSOWEEZEE)
DeMiggs (ITZSOWEEZEE)

Doors @ 10PM | Secret Location | Guestlist Required

GUESTLIST IS FULL! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!

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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: beat sampras (ITZ028)

Posted by: noble savage on 03/08/2016 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 past several months, we’ve been outsourcing the Spotlight Series duties to some of our talented friends from across Canada, down south in the U.S., and across the pond in Europe. This month, for the twenty-eighth installment in the series, we turn the spotlight back inwards to showcase one of our very own ITZSOWEEZEE family members – rising Toronto producer beat sampras. We’ve had the honour of knowing sampras for over a decade, and have witnessed the man transition from a simple loop-chopping beatmaker into one hell of a dope producer – one who is quickly becoming one of Toronto’s greatest hidden gems. Last Fall, he dropped remix after remix, culminating in the release of his first official mixtape, appropriately titled The Remixes. Since then, he’s built strong relationships and worked with international talent like Ikaz Boi and Atari Jones, to local artists including Michael Imperial, R&B/pop vocalist TEA, his Bedroomer fam Eytan Tobin and Lum, as well as many others who shall remain a secret (for now).

All of sampras’ hard work has lead him to his first MuchFACT video grant, and he’s been busy creating a series of visuals set to drop soon. On top of that, he’s been in the studio non-stop, putting in work on his official debut EP, which is going to be a serious problem. He’s sprinkled in some exclusives for your ears throughout his hour-long Spotlight Series mix. Full of genre-bending styles, the mix displays why sampras has been steadily accumulating gigs at some of the hottest parties in the city, including his monthly residency, Coast, at The Libertine with ITZSOWEEZEE co-founder DeMiggs. Once only a behind-the-scenes character in Toronto’s music scene, sampras is has grown into one of the most valuable players in the league. To understand why, press play and let beat sampras take you on a smooth-as-silk musical journey – you won’t be disappointed.

My thoughts are:
I don’t know what to say lol
Just hit play
– beat sampras

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

Come and check sampras at two very rare events this weekend.

On Friday, August 5th, he’ll be playing CURATED: By ITZSOWEEZEE alongside ITZSO fam ΛV and DeMiggs at a secret location in Toronto.

On Sunday, August 7th, make sure you come through to the inaugural edition of his rooftop day party, Sunday Brew, at Mascot Brewery (31 Mercer St, Toronto).

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Jul 30: ITZSOWEEZEE w/ Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, ΛV

Posted by: noble savage on 28/07/2016 in Events

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On Saturday, July 30th, we continue to dominate the Toronto party scene with our monthly ITZSOWEEZEE extravaganza at Drake Underground (1150 Queen St W, Toronto). The mid-summer long weekend is upon us, and the weather isn’t showing any signs of letting up. While most civilians call it the Civic Holiday, real Toronto heads know it’s Caribana weekend. It’s the perfect storm for a bashment party, so prepare for a hurricane to run through the Underground and flood your ears with floor-filling music. Guiding you through the night will be our resident selectors Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV, so you can trust that you are in good hands to carry you through the night. Check out the photos from last month’s party to get a sneak preview of what to expect when we get down. As always, get on the guestlist, arrive early, and be prepared to dance.

Tom Wrecks (ITZSOWEEZEE)
DeMiggs (ITZSOWEEZEE)
ΛV (ITZSOWEEZEE)

Doors @ 11PM. Guestlist closes at 12AM sharp!

GUESTLIST IS FULL! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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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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Jun 25: ITZSOWEEZEE w/ Tom Wrecks, Techtwelve, DeMiggs

Posted by: noble savage on 20/06/2016 in Events

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On Saturday, June 25th, we return to Drake Underground (1150 Queen St W, Toronto) for another round of the madness that we call ITZSOWEEZEE. The weather is sweltering these days, so you know it’s going to be a hot one in the Underground, as we fill the room with our signature high energy sound. Curating the music for the night will be our resident selectors Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and Techtwelve (making his long-awaited return to the ITZSO stage). Check out the photos from last month’s party to get a glimpse of what goes down when we’re given the keys to the club. As always, get on the guestlist, arrive early, and be ready to dance. Seriously – what’s the point of going out if you’re not going to dance? No wallflowers allowed.

Tom Wrecks (ITZSOWEEZEE)
Techtwelve (ITZSOWEEZEE)
DeMiggs (ITZSOWEEZEE)

Doors @ 11PM. Guestlist closes at 12AM sharp!

GUESTLIST IS FULL! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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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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