Posts Tagged Nigeria
Christian Rich ft Tunji Ige, High Klassified, Kris Bowers – Still
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.
Stream below and get the free download here. Tracklist after the jump.
ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: FeelGoodSmalls (ITZ019)
Continuing with the Drake records, the Toronto emcee used his new OVO Sound Radio show on Beats 1 to debut an official remix to Nigerian hitmaker Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba”, featuring himself and South London spitter Skepta.
Update: Skepta just shared the mastered/full version on his Soundcloud. Listen below.
Wizkid ft Drake & Skepta – Ojuelegba (Remix)
We are pleased to have the honour of premiering Montreal producer Teck-Zilla’s new album, Audio Chemistry: 1st Period, via Str8Buttah Productions, which harkens back to the “golden age” of hiphop with some ill emcees/vocalists rocking over dope boom-bap beats. Take in the 12-track project below and support via iTunes, Google Play, or Bandcamp.
Audio Chemistry is a sonic experiment created by the Montreal-based beatsmith/emcee, Teck-Zilla. Working with frequent collaborators, King K.O.N.G, Sonyae, Hua Li, Mister Rae, to overseeing match-ups that pair Canibus with Nigeria’s Modenine, and Rapper Big Pooh with the Str8Buttah crew, Teck-Zilla has created a truly international Hip-hop compilation, that doubles as a map of his travels that document his growth as a producer.
The producer LP fuses styles displayed on several of Teck-Zilla’s previously released instrumental releases, such as Son Of Sade: An Ode, Souled Off: A Dedication To Molly Molls, and Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker, Live!, while still pushing the limits of his creativity to new frontiers. Audio Chemistry is now available through iTunes and all major digital retailers.
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