Archive for March, 2011

Cordial Canadian Congrats: Sofi Needs a Ladder

| March 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Juno Awards

While we all know there’s a love/hate relationship with electro style house music, considering its run-time in the electronic dance music scene, there’s always a few select tunes that deserve recognition. In this case it’s even more so deserve because it reminds us that Canadians can do EDM just as well as the rest of the world.

As part of the Canadian scene ourselves, I’d like to extend a huge congrats to Deadmau5, on behalf of Vital Radio, for his “Juno dance record of the year” award for the ever so catchy and definitely bass-delicious “Sofi Needs a Ladder.” Well done, sir.

Now, if you’ve somehow been under a sound-proof rock of some sort, and haven’t heard it yet… here’s the youtube video that has (at time of this post) ~ 2,250,000 views.

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Friday Flashback: D.Ramirez & Mark Knight – Colombian Soul (Gabriel & Dresden Tuscan Soul Reconstruction)

| March 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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If this doesn’t get you head bumping, I don’t know what will. Post break down (@5:20) is just too delicious. Enjoy.

Vital Radio 135 – Hour 1: Mahan M2J Javadi

| March 24th, 2011 | No Comments »

Passionate about music as a whole, Mahan M2J Javadi plays a wide range of Electronic Music ranging from House to Breaks to Techno and beyond. Often fusing genres together to make original mash-ups and remixes, he has gained a reputation for bringing a large breadth of musical diversity.

His resident mixes on Vital Radio shift from style to style every month bringing a new mood and energy to listeners each time. This month, Mahan Javadi delivers a smooth blend of four-on-the-floor house and electro.


1. Signal Six – Toronto Swinging Heavy
2. JoeySuki, Firebeatz – Hidden Sound (Original Mix)
3. Mark Knight – Devil Walking (Original Club Mix)
4. Bass Kleph – I’ll Be OK (Superskank Remix)
5. Avicii – Street Dancer (Original Mix)
6. Mason, Sam Sparro, DMC – Corrected (Mason Extended Mix)
7. Siriusmo – Feromonikon (Original Mix)
8. Professor Green – Monster (T.E.E.D Remix)
9. Supabeatz, Keith – What Does It Take (Original Mix)
10. Thomas Radman – Para 81 (Durty Remix)
11. Miles Dyson – I-tune (Original Mix)
12. Zuri – Trapfield (Original Mix)


Vital Radio 135 – Hour 2: Lazy Rich

| March 24th, 2011 | No Comments »

Don’t let the name fool you as this rapidly rising electro star is far from lazy – in a little over 3 years since he first went into the studio Lazy Rich has scored more chart-topping releases than most DJ’s achieve in a lifetime. With remixing credits under his belt for Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, X-Press-2, Studio B and Miles Dyson, Rich has quickly become one of the top ranking electro house artists in the world.

Using his rapidly rising profile, Rich has put his new found opportunities to much use launching his own imprint ‘Big Fish Recordings’. The label is a platform for developing his own sound whilst building a production family with a plethora of artists from across the globe – making the label “one to watch” for the future. Join us as Lazy Rich takes over the Vital Radio guest mix with his powerful electro sound.

1. Far Too Loud – Start The Party
2. J Scott G and Imprintz & Kloe – Return of the King (Lazy Rich Remix)
3. Designer Drugs – Through The Prism (Dada Life Remix)
4. Zedd – Autonomy (Lucky Date Remix)
5. Calvertron & Qualver – Raw 2 Da Floor (Lazy Rich Remix)
6. Atomic Drop – Revenge of the Geeks
7. Rico Tubbs – Feel It (Lazy Rich Remix)
8. Porter Robinson – The Wildcat (Lazy Rich Remix)
9. Kimberly Caldwell – Desperate Girls & Stupid Boys (Lucky Date Remix)
10. Supermusique! – Do You Want Me (Lazy Rich Remix)
11. Alex Mind & Frederik Olufsen – RIO to CPH (Lazy Rich Remix)
12. Sync Fyller – Fylled Up
13. DJ Maxsie & Alex Speaker – Hey Yo (Darth & Vader Remix)
14. The Boomzers – Rowentah (Far Too Loud Remix)
15. DIGIRAATII – The Thrill Can Kill
16. Miles Dyson – I-tune
17. The Banger Bros feat Mel Akai – Beep Beep Boom (Chrizz Luvly Remix)
18. Mord Fustang – The Electric Dream
19. Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich feat. Sue Cho – Hello


Vital Radio 134 – Hour 1: DJ Endgame – Tribute to Nadia Ali

| March 24th, 2011 | No Comments »

Endgame is the host of Vital Radio, a weekly program that features the best electronic musicians from all across the world.  .

This week’s Vital Radio Resident Mix salutes one of the most iconic voices in dance music, Nadia Ali

As with any great era of music, there are always a handful of tracks that can be considered genre defining. For dance music -from the late 90′s to the new millennium – there were only a select few tracks that caught fire around the world. However, there was one track in particular that emerged from the underground and caught everyone off guard. At first, people knew Iio’s “Rapture” by the catchy “la, la, la” chorus as sung by a beautiful voice.

As the track emerged from the underground and blew up in the mainstream, “Rapture” became a true tour de force. Remixes from Creamer & K, Deep Dish and Armin van Buuren would follow and the track sold into the millions. Still, at the heart of what made “Rapture” so beautiful was that voice. That voice – and voice of a new generation in house music – belongs to Nadia Ali.


1. Nadia Ali – Love Story (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix)
2. Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure (Original Mix)
3. Chris Reece feat Nadia Ali – The Notice (Khomha Remix)
4. Nadia Ali – Fine Print (Serge Devant Remix)
5. Tocadisco feat Nadia Ali – Better Run (Club Mix)
6. Nadia Ali – Fantasy (Morgan Page Remix)
7. John Creamer & Stephane K feat_ Nadia Ali – Something To Lose  (Cedric Gervais Remix)
8. IIO – Rapture 2007 (Recon mix)
9. Nadia Ali – Fine Print (tyDi Remix)

Tracklist:1. Nadia Ali – Love Story (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix)2. Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure (Original Mix)3. Chris Reece feat Nadia Ali – The Notice (Khomha Remix)4. Nadia Ali – Fine Print (Serge Devant Remix)5. Tocadisco feat Nadia Ali – Better Run (Club Mix)6. Nadia Ali – Fantasy (Morgan Page Remix)7. John Creamer & Stephane K feat_ Nadia Ali – Something To Lose  (Cedric Gervais Remix)8. IIO – Rapture 2007 (Recon mix)9. Nadia Ali – Fine Print (tyDi Remix)


Vital Radio 134 – Hour 2: Eddie Thoneick

| March 24th, 2011 | No Comments »

2010 saw the release of Eddie Thoneick’s track ‘Funk’ on Subliminal Records, the famous imprint of his early supporter Erick Morillo. Also, Eddie was invited to mix and arrange the ‘Strictly Miami 2010‘ compilation for Strictly Rhythm. Today Eddie is not only part of the Subliminal Records family as a solo artist, but has teamed up with label head Erick Morillo for a giant collaboration. The duo’s first releases are ‘Nothing Better’, a classy piece of peaktime house music with the divine Shena on the vocals, and the huge summer anthem ‘Live Your Life‘ featuring Shawnee Taylor. With more Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick productions in the pipeline and a tour-diary that continues to expand, taking in cities across a landscape of continents from Asia and Australia to North America, South America and Europe, the word lies at Eddie’s feet for the taking.


Vital Radio 133 – Hour 1: Dj Endgame

| March 9th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Endgame is the host of Vital Radio, a weekly program that features the best electronic musicians from all across the world.  Featuring brilliant exclusive mixes and engaging one-on-one interviews from the world’s top jocks, Vital Radio connects Toronto’s elite with the music they crave.

Beyond his Radio Hosting talents, Endgame spins a unique blend of house, progressive and trance, bringing high energy and passion to every one of his live performances.  Always looking for that next big tune, and constantly evolving as an artist, Endgame has become a regular fixture in Toronto and works the floor with a magic that only the music can conjure.

1. Alex Venturra Ft Chappell – So Free (Klement Bonelli Dub)
2. Tracks – Long Train Running (Jamie Lewis Psyco Disco Mix)
3. Chris Lake – Secrets In The Dark (Original Mix)
4. Pink Fluid – Bitch Lady (Crazibiza Remix)
5. David Jones & Ron May – Drinking Piano (Jones Mix)
6. Tom Novy  – Now Or Never ( Lissat & Voltaxx Remix DRM )
7. Ben DJ – Let’s Get Closer (Lissat & Voltaxx Remix)
8. Stefano Noferini – Disco Revenge (Original Mix)
9. Mac Zimms – My Feelings (Original Mix)
10.King Richard & Danny Torrence – Stupidisco (Original Mix)


Vital Radio 133 – Hour 2: Edwin Oosterwal

| March 9th, 2011 | No Comments »

From Holland’s thriving electronic music scene, yet another promising artist steps into the limelight. After being involved in a number of groundbreaking projects, dj/producer Edwin Oosterwal is taking things to the next level. With a critically acclaimed solo-début on his own Rejected imprint and gigs in some of Europe’s leading clubs, an international breakthrough is inevitable.

Edwin started dj-ing in the East of Holland, where he was studying to be an engineer and first met his friend and future musical patner in crime Joris Voorn. Mixing all types of music for tough crowds, Edwin soon mastered the craft of dance floor wizardry. Deejaying remained a passion in those days, only to become the main focus in later years. Edwin’s engineering endeavours brought him to all corners of the world, picking up different musical influences along the way. His years in Sydney broadened and deepened his take on electronic music. Living in NYC helped further develop Edwin’s historical perception.

1. Kerri Chandler, Jerome Sydenham – Rising The Sun
2. Chris Lattner – One Is Not Enough
3. Martyn, Mike Slott – All Nights
4. Chris Carrier – Street Machine
5. Rick Wilhite – Playcism (Mike Huckaby Reconstruction)
6. Kerri Chandler – Heaven (Kerri’s 6:23 Again Mix)
7. Anthony Shakir – The Floorfiller (Skudge’s Floorkiller Version)
8. Oleg Paliakov – Stellar
9. Mark Fanciulli – Tide
10. Marco Carola – The Method
11. Joris Voorn – UnTITLED Dub Vol. 1
12. Nic Fanciulli – Together
13. Anthony Shakir – Travellers (MRSK Remix)
14. Deep Space Orchestra – Last Exit – A.R.T.


Vital Radio 132 – Hour 1: Aren DeJong

| March 9th, 2011 | No Comments »

This Canadian house & progressive talent is among the top rising producer/DJ/engineer combos.

Current and forthcoming releases on several international labels in just the past few months are keeping him busy both in and out of the studio. Experience in the city’s better-known venues have led the path for him to know how the next best music should be delivered. “

Nothing short of power and quality” is one of the many ways to describe his work in DJ booths, and studios alike.

1. Oliver Koletzki – Hollywoodboulevard
2. Channel X – The X-Files (Mega Mix)
3. Radio Slave – I Don’t Need a Cure For This (Kenny Larkin Remix0
4. Jay Lumen / Cosmophunk – Yes
5. Presslaboys – Come Inside (Robot Needs Oil Remix)
6. Christian Smith & John Selway – Move! (Steve Angello remix)
7. Lutzenkirchen – Stealth Run
8. Nogales Maniera ft. Lenny Fontana – Trompetentanz (the Whiteliner remix)
9. Umek – Utopia (Tigerskin remix)
10. Run RK – Stuck on Repeat
11. Yello – Oh Yeah (Bodzin Huntemann remix)
12. Robot Needs Oil – Defected
13. Wolfgang Gartner – Fire Power


Vital Radio 132 – Hour 2: Steve Aoki

| March 9th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

The man behind DIM MAK RECORDS has been credited with launching the careers of some of the most influential acts of the last decade including Bloc Party, The Kills, Klaxons, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Mystery Jets, The Rakes, The Gossip and more.  Since founding the label, he’s stepped into the limelight himself as a DJ, artist and producer remixing the likes of Michael Jackson, The Killers, Robin Thicke, Lenny Kravitz, Weezer, Chester French, Tiga, All American Rejects, Drake, Chris Cornell & more.

More recently he’s been seen collaborating with like-minded producers ranging from from Armand Van Helden, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Boys Noize, The Faint, D.i.M., The Bloody Beetroots, & Junkie XL and can now be found readying his debut artist album which includes collaborations from the likes of Lil Jon, Rivers Cuomo, Sky Ferreira, Chiddy Bang, Travis Barker, Kele of Bloc Party, Kid Cudi, Blaqstarr and the mysterious [[[zuper blahq]]] who can be found on the lead single “I’M IN THE HOUSE”.

Also involved in fashion, Aoki has developed lines for KR3W Apparel, Supra Footwear, headphones for WESC, headwear with NEFF, bags with Burton, & a brand new mens/women’s range with his sister Devon.

1. Steve Aoki & Afrojack – Show Me Your Hands (Original Mix)
2. Lektroluv & Mark Ronson – Somebody To Love Me (Congo Rock Remix)
3. Sgt Slick – Like This (Angger Dimas Remix) (Unreleased)
4. Dada Life – Unleash The Fucking Dada (Original Mix)
5. Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica (Extended Mix)
6. Tai ft. Steve Aoki – Paradise Poltergeist (AudioFun Remix)
7. Boys Noize – Nerve (Hey Today! Remix)
8. Style Of Eye & Magnus – Antidote (Original Mix)
9. Scanners – Baby Blue (Costello Remix)
10. Steve Aoki & Armand Van Helden – Brrrat! (Polydor Remix)
11. Junior Sanchez – Wee Da Rave (Original Mix)
12. Seductive ft. Lady Bee – Heat It Up (Original Mix)
13. Gtronic – Sucker Punch (PeaceTreaty Remix)
14. Midibyte & Matildabengtsson – Warp Derp 1.9 (Original Mix)