Sunday, July 20, 2014

EDM in Toronto at it's best

While I've only discovered the Toronto EDM scene in 2014, I've been searching for some video that communicated the scale and effect nights at this place had.  Well, I found something: a well mixed highlight video of The Guvernment events from 2013, and another from Family Day 2012. 

Based on my experience at shows there in 2014, this is still accurate:

Paradise : Uplifting Trance Top 10 (May 2014)

------------------------ Uplifting Trance Top 10 (May 2014) Tracklist --------------------

Classic Club Music

Miss Jane - It's a Fine Day (ATB Club Mix) + Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone combine into a great mix:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Airbird & Napolian - In The Zone

The break and resume at 2:07 was stuck in my head today - such a great, danceable track.

Same track also available on SoundCloud:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wastelands by Protector 101

Sounding like the forgotten soundtrack to an '80s Post-Apocalyptic, Mad Max-esk film, "Wastelands" is a great soundtrack-style album by Protector 101 - Released through the consistently awesome Telefutures label.

A Gap Between

I came across an excellent artist based in Portland called A Gap Between thanks to Tycho's Dazed Mix.

The title track is also available for free download an on Bandcamp compilation, Midnight Cassette.

Check out A Gap Bettween's Soundcloud for more hazy, chilled out synthwave with an 80's sound.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

T∆TT - Summer of '86 Mix (July 1st edit)

Something unusual: An edit I made of an existing live mix by TATT.

I listened to the (excellent) original mix x8+ while driving around during the Canada Day (July 1st) long weekend.

The edited set is the same as the original, but does have a few small edits, and 3+ songs cleanly removed from the mix (Cassette Club - Don't Go, Plastiscines - Barcelona (Lifelike Remix), etc) to make it more dance oriented. It's a testament to TATT's live mixing skills that the songs and beat blend as well as they do.

In addition to streamlining the mix, I've added an edited version of Tim Mills - Eclipse of the Sun (Arthur Deep's Tokyo Sunset remix) to the end of the set. Enjoy.

Check out the original mix and tracklist here
(Artist has free MP3 download enabled)

Download the (also free) dance-oriented "July 1st" edit here (.MP3).