Archive for November, 2010

Vital Radio 120 – Hour 1: Aren DeJong

| November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

He has held gigs at several hot spots including, Toronto’s System Soundbar, Waterloo’s Vault Lounge, Paradigm United’s renegade stage at WEMF 2005, Toronto’s YNot Lounge, Kung Fu Lounge & Maxine Lounge in Miami, Toronto’s Chelsea Room, Toronto’s Kool Lounge and yet many more to come. Aren’s taste in delicious house, trance and finite progressive music coupled his love for seriously groovy sounds let him energize crowds and keep people moving.

Through vinyl and CD collections of tune after tune, he enjoys the rush of spinning for any size crowd and passionately seeks quality in his work and its delivery. Thanks to his training as an audio engineer, Aren has the technical know-how and motivation to take on a career in the entertainment/ music industry.

1. David K – 73 Tomtom Avenue (Original Mix)
2. Christian Smith & John Selway – Move! (Dimitri Nakov, Gabe & Ritkam Remix)
3. Kolombo – I’m On Your Side (Nikitin & Semikashev Remix)
4. Diva & Jones – Thriller (David Jones Remix)
5. Libex & Marshall – Swahilisong (Original Mix)
6. Max Vangeli & Max C – Look Into Your Heart (Dimitri Vegas Like Mike Remix)
7. Neuroxyde & Doomwork – Jazzy Stuff (Original Mix)
8. Ramon Tapia – This Groove (Original Mix)
9. Blade KF – Rhythm Of Life (Blade From Jestofunk Original Version)

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Vital Radio 120 – Hour 2: Ricky Ryan

| November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Ricky has been djing for almost five years. Although, in his short experience due to a relentless seek for quality, he has certainly progressed at a remarkably fast pace.

Like many successful DJs, Ricky comes from a varying contemporary musical background, filled with different genres – and ends up with funky, disco, electro, breaks, techno & house music grooves. This musical background is supported by guitar, piano and vocal studies taken throughout his childhood, as well as completing three years of jazz and contemporary music research.

Right after his 21st birthday, Ricky moved to Los Angeles (USA) searching for absolute independence. He purchased his first turntables and mixer with the money earned working 8 days a week at bars and catering events. Later on, he ended up sharing decks at the legendary ‘Sketchpad’ after-hours with DJ Taylor, known as the American response to Sasha. Ricky decided to go back to Buenos Aires (Argentina) and looked forward to growing into the local scene.

01. Jeff Spooner – The Sun (Spooners Del Mar Mix – Intro Edit)
02. Vadim Yershov & balErik – Everybody (Surrealism Remix)
03. Spiritchaser – Ever Increasing Circles (2010 Re-Edit)
04. Lemon Inc. – Time Code (Mark Ash & Rubb Surr Mix)
05. Terry Grant – Kimchi (Doomwork Planetary Remix)
06. Yousef – Come Home (Original Mix)
07. Technasia – Apologia (Long Mix)
08. Fuckpony – Im Burning Inside (Paul Ritch Remix)
09. Steve Mulder – Within Seconds (Original Mix)
10. Kasey Taylor – Reynosa
11. Uner – Up Run (Dosem Remix)
12. Raxon – Air Race (Spiritchaser Remix)
13. Yuriy From Russia ft. Ange – Do You Want To Be Mine (Satoshi Fumi TimeTrip Dub)
14. Hideo Kobayashi – Cosmogony (Original Mix)
15. Edit Select – Beneath (Mark Broom Remix)
16. Josh Gabriel – Disko Sticks (Love Girls Remix)
17. Vipul Angirish – Ranjhana (Original Mix)
18. Julian Sanza Feat. El Diego – Sigan Mamando (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 119 – Hour 1: David Akermanis

| November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

I had a ton of fun putting this mix together for Vital Radio about two weeks ago.

I’ve been on a big time house binge lately and gearing up for my Speedboats and Big Explosions project with DJ Endgame. The two of us played our first official gig as a duo at the People Downtown Halloween jam here in Toronto a couple of weeks ago and the place was electric. In terms of bringing our two styles together in to one neat little package, we’re pretty much already there.

This mix is a pretty good representation of, at least a portion, of the Speedboats style. Often techy, and even more frequently kitschy and disco-influenced. From there to progressive and pop and back again.

01. Ramon Tapia – Organized (Original Mix)
02. Segio Fernandez – Playa Del Carmen (Original Club Mix)
03. Alex Kenji – Rabatiry (Original Mix)
04. Dan Castro – Eastern Ensemble (Original Mix)
05. Audio Junkies – Let’s Make a Party feat. Eyal Talmudi (Manuel De La Mare & Alex Kenji Remix)
06. Crazibiza – Everybody (Tommyboy Teque Remix)
07. Manuel De La Mare – Guess What (Original Mix)
08. Ivan Pica – Freak (Vocal Disco Mix)
09. Chris Lake & Marco Lys – The World Around Us (Extended Mix)
10. Benny Royal – Let’s Keep it Coming (Original Mix)
11. Fatoby Slim – Star 69 (Thomas Gold What The F**k Mix)

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Vital Radio 119 – Hour 2: Abel Ramos

| November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

When a house music legend like Roger Sanchez names his Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009, it’s time to sit up and take notice – meet Abel Ramos.

Born in February 1973 and raised in Madrid, Abel started DJing at a local club, aged just 15, playing anything that was synth-driven from Human League to Nitzer Ebb or Acid House.

It didn’t take long for Abel to establish himself as one of Spain’s most talented DJs, catching the ears of thousands along the way and winning awards such as Best National DJ from Spain’s answer to Mixmag, ‘Deejay Magazine’, gaining top gigs for the likes of Sensation, Rock In Rio, Global Gathering, and frequenting places as far afield as Australia. Abel has also established his SOLO event, which now attracts over 5000 people to the yearly show.

1. Sandro Silva (Abel Ramos & Jose De Mara Booty)
2. Lolas ‘Heat’ (DJ Chus Mashup 2010)
3. Jerry Ropero & Denis The Menace ‘Coracao’ (DJ Pp Remix)
4. The Ting Tings ‘Hands’ (Michael Woods Remix)
5. Disco Electrique vs Good Morning Ibiza (Raul Cremona Edit)
6. Tomcraft vs Jesse Voorn ‘Loneliness’ (Raul Cremona Edit)
7. Yves La Rock ‘Until Tomorrow’ (The Good Guys Remix)
8. Yasmin ‘Le Bon Get Your Music On’ (Original Mix)
9. Bob Sinclar & Axwell ‘What A Wonderful World’ (Eddie Thoneick Bootleg)
10. Afrojack ‘Esther’ (DJ Fist Rio Dela Duna Remix)
11. Shermanology ‘Time Will Tell’ (Joey Suki Remix)
12. Why (DJ Chus vs Edx Edit)
13. Jerry Rekonius ‘Feeling Good’ (Original Mix)
14. Avicii feat. Kathy Brown ‘Bromance’ (RLP Bootlegs 2010)

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Vital Radio 117 – Hour 1: Aren DeJong

| November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

He has held gigs at several hot spots including, Toronto’s System Soundbar, Waterloo’s Vault Lounge, Paradigm United’s renegade stage at WEMF 2005, Toronto’s YNot Lounge, Kung Fu Lounge & Maxine Lounge in Miami, Toronto’s Chelsea Room, Toronto’s Kool Lounge and yet many more to come.

Aren’s taste in delicious house, trance and finite progressive music coupled his love for seriously groovy sounds let him energize crowds and keep people moving. Through vinyl and CD collections of tune after tune, he enjoys the rush of spinning for any size crowd and passionately seeks quality in his work and its delivery. Thanks to his training as an audio engineer, Aren has the technical know-how and motivation to take on a career in the entertainment/ music industry.

1. Alex Kenji – Pomente (original mix)
2. Andrea Mattiolo & Skate – In Da Africa (Marshall Remix)
3. James Talk – Moonlanding (original mix)
4. Lutzenkirchen – Stealth Run (original mix)
5. Ulisses Nunes – Act or React (original mix)
6. Jay Lumen, Cosmophunk – Yes (original mix)
7. Yello – Oh Yeah (Bodzin Huntemann Remix)
8. Tek DiLuxe – 32Bits (original mix)
9. Wolfgang Gartner – Latin Fever (original mix)
10. Christian Smith & John Selway – Move! (Steve Angello mix)
11. Voytech – Set it Off

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Vital Radio 117 – Hour 2: Sander Van Doorn

| November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

First there were Heineken and Edam, then came Sander van Doorn. The Dutch musical genius may not be as mature as his predecessors but he’s certainly made as much of an impact in his comparatively short career, not only in The Netherlands but also across the world.

Having made his debut in the world renowned DJ Mag Top 100 at 32 in 2006, before climbing 19 places to No.13 in 2008’s poll; sandwiched between Carl Cox and Paul Oakenfold, the fast rise of Sander van Doorn is a testament to his raw talent and dedication. In just seven years he’s clocked up more dance floor destroyers, sell out gigs and awards than most artists do in a lifetime… and his journey is still in its infancy.

It was Sander’s DJing experiences around the world that prompted him to start up ‘Dusk Till Doorn’, taking clubbing to the next level, offering the ultimate Sander van Doorn experience.. Having already wowed crowds at the launch in May at The Gallery, Ministry of Sound, London and in Ibiza in June, Sander’s musical and visual journey continues to pleasure crowds around the globe.

1. Andy Duguid ft. Leah – Mirical Moments
2. Michael Woods – Dynamik
3. Chemical Brothers vs. Prodigy vs. Abel Ramos
4. Andrew Bayer – The Taxi
5. SVD – Daddyrock
6. Gareth Emery – Global
7. Sander van Doorn presents Purple Haze – Hymn 2.0
8. Adrian Ivan – Alive
9. Mark Sherry – Fractured 2010
10. Marco V – Reaver
11. Claudia Cazacu – Cafe Del Mar

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Dave’s Birthday Bash / Vital Reunion

| November 9th, 2010 | No Comments »

Your friends at Vital are back with a vengeance and we’re heading back to the College strip for some shenanigans! We’re also celebrating the 26th birthday of resident record-slinger David Akermanis.

So – put on your jeans and kicks and join us at the newly minted Calisto Lounge for another night of house music, an impressive drink menu, and shenanigans!

***** The Entertainment *****

David Akermanis

DJ Endgame

M2J

Aren DeJong

***** The Venue *****

Calisto Lounge

http://www.calisto647.com/

647 College St @ College / Grace -

Be on a guestlist which reduces your cover to $10 – even better: grab 8 friends to split 2 bottles to claim a booth, thereby avoiding cover and if you do the math, it stops you and your 7 friends from spending more than $40 on drinks. – mild dress code in effect – Reduced cover for everyone on this list, courtesy of your friends at Vital

Vital Radio 118 – Hour 1: Mahan M2J Javadi

| November 1st, 2010 | No Comments »

M2J (Mahan Javadi) always brings something new to the table. Holding no musical boundaries, M2J spins a wide range of Electronic Music ranging from Downtempo to House to Breaks and more. In addition, Mahan has gained quite a reputation for integrating rare and unreleased mash-ups and remixes of popular hip-hop and rock tracks into his sets.

With over 22,000 plays on Mugasha.com of his last resident mix on Vital Radio, Mahan Javadi returns with another banger! Grab you favorite bass capable headphones, turn it up and enjoy!

1. Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
2. Breakbot, Irfane – Baby I’m Yours (Aeroplane Remix)
3. Boys Noize – Yeah (Original Mix)
4. Aniki – Lesbian Bondage Fiasco (Original Mix)
5. Felguk – Side By Side (Felguk Intro Mix)
6. Goose – Black Gloves (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
7. Fake Plastic Trees – Word Up (The Maximizers Remix)
8. The Maximizers – Tissue (Original Mix)
9. Azzido Da Bass – I Want U (Gooseflesh Remix)
10. Far Too Loud, Alex Mind – Bring Back Boogie (Original Mix)
11. Figure – Torture (Hostage Remix)
12. Costello – What Bitch (Calverton Remix)
13. Imprintz, Kloe – It’s Time (Original Mix)
14. Aggresivnes – Hits & Hits (Original Mix)
15. Nero – This Way (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 118 – Hour 2: Kotsy

| November 1st, 2010 | No Comments »

Toronto based DJ Kotsy has been rocking dance floors all over Southern Ontario over the past year. Turn it up as Kotsy brings his A-game to this week’s Vital Radio guest mix.

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1. F. Physical – Fleck (Original Mix)
2. DJ Smilk & DJames – El Hueco (Vetto Remix)
3. Filthy Rich – I Want You (Original Club Mix)
4. Fran Lk – Yeah ! (Original Mix)
5. Carlo Lio – Coppa (Original Mix)
6. Olderic – Monkey Business (Original Mix)
7. Jay Lumen – Is Mine (Digital Only) (Original Mix)
8. Leventina – El Toro (Original Mix)
9. Elof De Neve – HeHo! (Original Mix)
10. Escobar – Dreaming In A Club (DJ Daniel Castillo Up Tribal Remix)

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