Posts Tagged UK Garage

Dec 8: INNIT Vol. 3 w/ Freeza Chin, Jayemkayem, ΛV

Posted by: Itzsoweezee on 30/11/2016 in Events


You’re friendly neighbourhood UK everything party, INNIT, took a few months off but they’re back with one more little dance down in the grotto before the year is up! Resident selectors, Freeza Chin and JAYEMKAYEM both DJ quite a bit and this is one of their favourite venues where they get to play their favourite music, so needless to say we are stupid excited to be apart of it this month. ΛV of Itzsoweezee will be coming through to bless you with some of his favourite UKG selections. That Funktion-One system will be working the best UK Garage, Funky, Grime and Bass all night!

Thursday, December 8.
10 PM til late.
No cover before midnight. $5 after.

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Posted by: noble savage on 23/11/2016 in Music


“Your name’s not down, you’re not coming in.”
“Wot? Big man, I’m not tryin to cause no trouble yeah? CALL THE FUCKIN PROMOTER!”

London production duo, and past ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series guests, Star.One come through with an absolutely banging new UK Garage bit called “PROMOTER”. The song will be featured on their forthcoming Blocks EP, which will contain three tracks showcasing three different genres: UKG, Grime, and Jungle. With the UKG offering being this nasty, we can only speculate how good the Grime and Jungle releases will be. Stream the track above and show your support via iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.



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ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series: Freeza Chin (ITZ031)

Posted by: noble savage on 02/11/2016 in Featured, Mixes, Music, Releases


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 thirty-first edition of our Spotlight Series, we are stoked to present a guest mix by a man that could easily be crowned the grime king of Toronto: Freeza Chin. While we’ve been aware of Freeza’s presence in the city’s music scene for quite a while, it wasn’t until earlier this year that we really came to truly connect and become fam. It’s difficult to even begin writing a summary of Freeza’s DJ exploits, because man has been low-key killing it in every music-related field imaginable. By trade, Freeza’s a professional engineer with six years of experience, and has contributed his services to the likes of The Weeknd, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Wiley, Rich Homie Quan, Boi-1da, Da-P, Tinashe, and many more. His past mixing grounds include Phase One Studios, which is one of the most legendary studios in Canada. Add to that his 15-year long DJ career, co-founding the successful BUMP parties, and providing support to the likes of Skepta, Stormzy, Kendrick Lamar, Kaytranada, The Roots, J. Cole, Novelist, and Hudson Mohawke just to name a few. Then, sprinkle in the fact that he is also the official DJ and engineer for Toronto’s most well-known grime emcee, Tre Mission, and you only scratch the surface of Freeza’s accomplishments. Most recently, Freeza travelled with his Last Planet family to Croatia to perform at the Outlook Festival, and that followed his summer trip to the Mecca of grime: London. There, he dropped some fiery sets for BBC Radio 1Xtra, Reprezent Radio, Rinse FM, Radar Radio, and was the only non-UK DJ featured live on Boiler Room for Flowdan’s Disaster Piece album release party. Do I honestly need to continue?

On his Spotlight Series mix, Freeza turns the energy all the way up with a 40-minutes of straight heat. The mix contains a healthy dose of grime, dancehall, dub, and all around trunk-rattling thumpers. Play this at high volume only – tell your neighbours to fuck off if they complain – and don’t blame us when the cops show up at your door. Blame Freeza. His power level is wayyy over 9000 and he did this to you.

So this mix is a lot of Grime and 140 bpm stuff that I have been fucking with and working on as of late (either with production or engineering). Anyone who is familiar with how I DJ will recognize my style of double-dropping and blending songs together as I’ve always looked up to and been influenced by DJ’s such as EZ, Spyro, Mak10 and Andy C. A lot of people mainly know me for this style of music but the truth is I fuck with A LOT of different stuff and pride myself on being quite versatile. I originally wanted to include a bunch of other styles on this mix, but there is so much amazing Grime and 140 bpm kind of stuff coming out right now that I decided to just focus on that. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it!
– Freeza Chin

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

P.S. you can catch Freeza live this week as he opens for Newham grime legend D Double E at Studio Bar (824 Dundas St W, Toronto) on November 3rd, and when he plays at WIND:UP, a grime/dancehall/UK party taking place at Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide St W, Toronto) on November 4th.

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Fono – Kinetic EP

Posted by: noble savage on 24/10/2016 in Music


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Alyss – T S I E R (Official Video)

Posted by: noble savage on 24/10/2016 in Music, Video

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AlunaGeorge x Leikeli47 x Dreezy – Mean What I Mean (Official Video)

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

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KDA – Just Say

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

kda just say

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Jamie xx – Gosh (Video)

Posted by: Λnthony V on 01/07/2016 in Music, Video

jamie xx gosh video

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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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Opal Blue – Taking My Love Away

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

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London band Opal Blue return to the scene with a dark UK Garage/R&B offering called “Taking My Love Away”. This is definitely mood music for hot summer nights.

Opal Blue – Taking My Love Away


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