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The M Machine – Exclusive Set (LIVE ONLY) on Vital Radio

| October 16th, 2012 | No Comments »

So you like electro house?  Then you’ve probably heard of The M Machine. We’ve got an exclusive recording of their  Live PA performance in Toronto at Sound Academy from June 22, 2012 where they rocked out alongside Mat Zo and Porter Robinson.  We will be airing it on Vital Radio this weekend (October 20th+), but it won’t be available for download, so you’ll have to tune in!

The M Machine have released the first half of their debut album, a six track release dubbed Metropolis Pt. I, on multiple Grammy Award winner Skrillex’s label, OWSLA. Boldly bridging genres, The M Machine’s latest release offers an original sound that justifies the increasing buzz surrounding the band since their inception and stakes a claim on the map of electronic music that is all their own.

With this release, The M Machine looks to perfect the artistic union between man and machine, combining immaculate and powerful electronic production with emotional and infectious songwriting. A concept album of sorts, each song is a chapter in the story of the dystopian city of Metropolis.

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Sonically, the driving bass of “Immigrants” and dubstep dancefloor killer “Shadow In The Rose Garden” aggressively assert the raw power of electronic music, while “A King Alone” and “Faces” showcase the band’s human touch: vocal-driven synth-pop at its finest. Replete with massive string arrangements, “Deep Search” and “Black” further demonstrate the trio’s production prowess, yet reveal a refreshing emphasis on musicality, further highlighting the cinematic feeling that has become one of the band’s trademarks.

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You can hear the broadcast on:
Saturday Night (Oct 20.) 8pm-10pm.
Sunday Night (Oct 21.) 11pm-1am.

Chin Radio:
(100.7FM Toronto)
The following Wed. Night/Thur. Morning (Oct 24.) 12am-2am.

Friday Flashback: Probspot – Blueberry (2004)

| March 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Perfect tune for early afternoon drinks on a patio!

Avicii Plans to Donate $1 Million from his “House for Hunger” Tour.

| January 10th, 2012 | No Comments »


December 21, 2011 — New York, NY — Rising Swedish DJ, remixer, and producer Avicii and At Night Management announced today the official dates for their one million dollar House For Hunger January 2012 Tour.  The tour which boasts 26 high-performance shows packed into 27 days is set to kick-off on Thursday, January 5th in Detroit, Michigan and will make stop in cities throughout the U.S. where fans have yet to see Avicii perform.

On the heels of a Best Dance Recording Grammy nomination for the co-produced David Guetta track “Sunshine,” U.S. fans will get to hear for the first time live Avicii’s newly released single “Levels” which has been declared the “Tune of 2011″ by David Guetta in DJ Mag.

Avicii and his manager and executive producer Arash “Ash” Pournouri have also announced a commitment to donate $1 million dollars in gig fees personally received from the tour to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization comprised of more than 200 member food banks across the country.   The donation will help provide approximately 8 million meals to those in need through Feeding America.

Additionally, during the House For Hunger Tour, Avicii, Ash and local promoters hope to raise awareness about the reality of hunger issues faced today by many working Americans and engage the next generation of leaders to join in the fight against hunger.

“Hunger hits everywhere and the US is not immune to it,” said Avicii upon announcing the House For Hunger Tour. “For me personally when I found out how widespread the hunger problem in the United States actually was it blew my mind. I never would have imagined that 1 in 6 people in America struggle with hunger or that 1 in 4 children routinely do not get enough to eat. “It feels right to kick off this movement of giving back in the US, seeing how many amazing experiences and opportunities America has given me over the past two years, as well as the support I’ve gotten from my fans here,” he added.

Avicii’s manager Ash Pournouri continued, “This is the first time in electronic music history that someone is stepping up in such a massive way to engage fans in a movement to give back in their communities.” “I felt it was time to turn a corner and tear down the negative stereotypes of drugs and reckless partying often associated with the house/trance/dance music scene as it’s a far cry from what the reality of electronic music is today. So Avicii and I are putting our money where our mouth is and taking the first step to give back to the country and the fans that have helped shape our careers,” he concluded.


Stats! Vital Radio Soundcloud love

| November 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Our delightful radio show has had plenty of play (wink wink) in the past couple years since we started. We’ve had hundreds of thousands of plays via our podcasts and streams from our website. The most exciting community, however, to see our music thrive in, is definitely that of

Soundcloud brings even more love with the analytic data that comes with the dashboard. It’s telling us great things, thanks to all of the listeners like you who play, download and comment on our shows that we post on soundcloud.

Here’s a handy dandy run-through of our stats (stat-hungry people pay attention!)…

 Top 9 Listened items
1Vital Radio 087 - Hour 2: Seamus Haji
2Phoenix - 1901 (Mahan Javadi vs Signal Six Remix)
3Vital Radio 124 - Hour 1: Dj Endgame
4Vital Radio 132 - Hr2: Steve Aoki
5Vital Radio 124 - Hour 2: Bass Kleph
6Vital Radio 139 - Hour 2: Morgan Page
7Vital Radio 145 - Hr 2 - David Jones
8Vital Radio 145 - Hr 1 - Mahan M2J Javadi
9Signal Six & Mahan Javadi - Articles of Bliss
 Top 5 Downloaded items
1Vital Radio 087 - Hour 2: Seamus Haji
2Vital Radio 124 - Hour 1: Dj Endgame
3Phoenix - 1901 (Mahan Javadi vs Signal Six Remix)
4Vital Radio 124 - Hour 2: Bass Kleph
5Vital Radio 132 - Hr2: Steve Aoki
 Top 10 Listener Countries
5United Kingdom

Note: Please understand the stats span only from March 2010 to November 2011. We’ve been on Soundcloud for longer, but stats are likely reset upon request, and/or upon renewal of accounts.

So we’d like to invite our friends everywhere else to dive into the show! our USA and Canadian friends are already addicted, and we want more of you to do the same! There’s no such thing as too much music for when you’re driving, running, working out, loving, dancing, drinking, coding, typing, building, or anything! Our show airs in several formats as you can see on the right side of this post.

Get a listen to our sets at they appear in the soundcloud player on our main home page, or directly at the soundcloud page at , where you can comment and favourite the stuff you hear and then we can bring you even more amazing tunes and mixes.

Once gain, a huge THANK YOU from all 4 of us at Vital Radio to all of you for tuning into the show for a regular balanced diet of fresh electronic music.

The Tunes That You Probably Forgot About (Or Maybe Never Even Heard Yet)

| June 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

Sitting here at lunch, with my headphones blown out, and no way to listen to my tunes, I’ve had some time to contemplate some musical musings.

As I was thumbing through my portable music library I began to find great tracks that I forgot about, were underrated, or simply didn’t get the play I think they deserved.

I’m sure that we could put together a pretty impressive list of these kinds of tunes – I’ll get it started:


Prodigy – Diesel Power

Great tune from my favourite Prodigy album “The Fat of The Land”. If you’ve got some subwoofers that need testing, this track is the one to do it.

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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.

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


Aren DeJong

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

Calisto Lounge

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

Friday Flashback: DK8 – Murder Was The Bass (Reworked)

| October 29th, 2010 | No Comments »

Excuse me, would you mind turning up the bass?

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DK8 – Murder Was The Bass (Reworked) [2003] – enjoy.

Tuesday Tunes: Laidback Luke

| October 19th, 2010 | No Comments »

Laidback Luke is a Dutch DJ and producer. He was voted #46 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ list in 2008, and jumped to #27 in 2009.

Laidback Luke grew up in The Netherlands and made his name as a graffiti artist before turning to making music. He has worked with artists such as David Guetta, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Junior Sanchez and played throughout Europe and North America as well as shows in Japan and Ibiza. He has released two studio albums: Psyched Up (1998) and Electronic Satisfaction (2002) as well as a successful mix album, Windmill Skill (2003). In 2003, van Scheppingen did a remix of the Daft Punk song “Crescendolls” for the duo’s remix album Daft Club. Luke has also released his own mix album, titled Ibiza Closing Party, as a free covermount CD in the October 2008 issue of Mixmag.

Luke is legendary, and has one of the most impressive discographies in house music. This week’s Tuesday tunes is the one and only Laidback Luke!

01. Alan Made – Show You How
02. ID [well-known]
03. Audiobot – Noize, Bass & Disco (Original Mix)
04. Zombies For Money – Kolkata (Sticky Version)
05. ID
06. ID
07. John Dahlback – Pyramid (Dirty South Remix)
08. Alex van Alff vs Errol Reid – I Never Knew Love (Olav Basoski Remix)
09. ID
10. Dan Castro – Eastern Ensemble (Original or Remix) ???
11. ID
12. Olav Basoski & DJ Erick E – Don’t Turn Your Back (Sander van Doorn Remix)
13. Pryda – Niton (Original Mix)
14. ID
15. ID [!!!]
16. Swedish House Mafia – One (Original Mix) w/ Digital Lab – Venga (Sandro Silva Remix) w/ Carte Blanche – Gare Du Nord
17. ID
18. ID
19. ID
20. ID
21. D.E.R. & Julius Beat – Our Feeling (KhoMha Remix)