Vital Radio 185 – Hour 2: Rampa

| December 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

It’s been quite a ride for Rampa over the last couple of years. When it comes to DJing, he never really cared about the diehard dedication to the four to the floor-aesthetic, one can find among most Technoheads. He preferred to be diehard dedicated to a whole lot more, be it Punkrock, be it HipHop, be it any other suitable outlet for his genuine passion for music.

And when it comes to his status as a contemporary producer, some of those influences will always shine through. Don’t get the wrong idea, most of his works meet all stylistic requirements of the current Techhouse agenda, but still, his attitude and openness will easily define them as outstanding pieces.
From 2009 on, Rampa made a name of himself through Keinemusik, his own little d.i.y.-cosmos, being not only label, but also crew of likeminded Djs, producers and friends. The teamwork within this realm has seen a serious number of premier productions and collaborations, particularly with fellow producer &ME, not to forget the rest of the bunch, Adam Port, David Mayer, Reznik and Monja.

Besides, he’s got some other collaborations under his belt. He produced an album with Nomi of Hercules & Love Affair- and Jessica 6 fame. And he’s got the Rampa & Re.You Thing going on, a joint venture with likeminded producer Re.You, which is not only their live-moniker, but also a prolific pairing in production. They released various remixes plus tracks on Keinemusik, Souvenir, Gigolo and Strictly Rhythm.

So, if he’s not spitting out new material, be it solo or in collabos, Rampa is likely to be found behind some turntables between Berlin and New York, representing his own definition of Techno and House, bridging the gap between deepness and elation. Never taking things too seriously, apart from those serious grooves he’s got in his pockets.

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Vital Radio 184 – Hour 1: Alex Flatner

| November 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

The personal data sheet of Alex Flatner is a buzz famous projects, collaborations, labels and worldwide venues while he mostly remains the quiescent gentleman behind the scenes. Meeting him without knowing his remarkable stages of success would rather draw a picture of a congenial guy who has seen quite a lot of places worldwide and is convinced about himself but he rarely points out what he reached so far. To meet Alex is like seeing a long time friend and one would be quite surprised that Alex runs several prosperous labels, works as A&R manager, producer and DJ all over the globe.

Flatner’s mode of pure understatement factors out several facts which have to be mentioned talking about a matchless track record in music business: Besides being A&R manager stuff like Harthouse, Plastic City and some more quality essentials and running his own imprints Gedankensport and Circle Music he has a broad ranged output taking course parallel to his full time multitasking business and travels throughout the countries every weekend.

He released a fabulous mix CD (World Of Circle) linked with touring through France, India, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Poland and Russia. Alex made a great effort signing artists as Sebastien Leger, Robert Babicz Valentino Kanzyani, Joey Beltram, Umek, Leandro Gamez, Bryan Zentz and Gui Boratto for his Circle Music imprint.

Being “stage director” and producer he has recently remixed Gui Boratto’s “Atol”, Terry Lee Brown Junior,s “Pulsar” or Steve Lawler’s “Almerina”, Märtini Brös (High On Heels) , Alejandro Vivanco’s (Vita Jo) cooperates with the likes Lopazz, Anderson Noise, Joey Beltram, Ken Ishii, Santos, Einzelkind, Simon Baker and Reboot. Appeared on Sven Väth “ In the Ninth Season” (Cocoon) or Loco Dice Compilation ”In The Lab” and reached Beatport Top 20!

01. Andre Crom, Martin Dawson – Back To The Future feat. Roland Clark
02. LouLou Players, Kolombo – Don’t Go Away (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
03. Bronx – Burnin Up
04. H2 – Dig Your Soul
05. DJ Le Roi – I Loved You First (Kevin Over Remix)
06. Paolo Rocco – Move Body, Move Forward
07. Justin Martin – Don’t Go (Dusky Remix)
08. Jaded, James Petrou – Toni’s Pain (No Artificial Colours Vinyl Edit)
09. Jack Fell Down – Bounce
10. Claptone – Maximum (Joyce Muniz Remix)
11. Deetron, Crave feat. Hercules & Love Affair (Jamie Jones Remix)
12. Alex Flatner & Hermanez – Exile

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Vital Radio 184 – Hour 2: Tom Flynn

| November 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

Awarded the ‘Best Break Through Producer of 2010′ award by Pete Tong, England’s Tom Flynn is renowned as one of House musics most respected forward thinking producers. An International DJ, Producer, Engineer and Remixer, Tom has regularly graced the worlds biggest dance floors as well as gaining an army of fans along the way. His DJ sets range through the whole spectrum of house, from deep to techno, which also reflects itself in his productions and remixes.

Having released on labels such as Anabatic, Dirtybird, BreakNewSoil, Clarisse, Deadfish, SIZE, etc etc, it’s not hard to see why Tom has gained praise and recognition from the cream of the worlds best DJ’s. His music can regularly be heard on Pete Tongs Essential Selection show on BBC Radio 1, where he has also won the ‘Essential New Tune’ for ‘Bianca’, as well as in the record boxes of Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Dubfire, Yousef, Claude Vonstroke, Booka Shade, Mendo and Loco Dice. Several Music Magazines and Blogs have recently sited Tom as one of House musics brightest stars and it’s easy to see why.

Coming from a very musical background, there was only one way Tom was going to go once House music had been discovered at the early age of 12. From recently learning to play piano to picking up studio secrets from mentor Lee Fisher (of MOTHER fame), and studying music at college, Tom has been hard at work in and out of the studio ever since. “I really love nothing more than progressing and learning as an artist, producer and engineer, trying to do something new, different and pushing this sound of ours forward”

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Vital Radio 183 – Dj Endgame

| November 9th, 2012 | No 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 funky, tech and vocal house, bringing high energy and passion to every one of his live performances.

 

Tracklist

1. Ego Valente – Sexy Breakfast (Original Mix)
2. Victor Del Guio- Cosa De Bossa (Original Mix)
3. Dani Villa, Cabriera & Vegas – Kool & Funk (Original Mix)
4. Rio Dela Duna – Napicho (Sebastian Xottelo Remix)
5. Alan Lockwood – Stand Up (Original Mix)
6. My Digital Enemy – Enter Floripa (Manuel De La Mare Remix)
7. Dave M. Sanchez – Rise Again (Original Mix)
8. Eko & Giman – El Chavito (Original Mix)
9. Manna-Croup – Can’t Get To Sleep (Original Mix)
10. Sebastian Xottelo – Bears In Heaven (Original Mix)
11. Ulisses Nunes – Corisco (Original_Mix)
12. Speedboats Big Explosions – Keep It (Original Mix)

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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:

DJFM.ca:
Saturday Night (Oct 20.) 8pm-10pm.

Party107.com:
Sunday Night (Oct 21.) 11pm-1am.

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

Vital Radio 182 – Hour 1: Kevin Thom

| October 4th, 2012 | No Comments »

Kevin Thom is a Toronto Dj/Producer getting set for some big things. Host of the Kevin Thom podcast (kevinthom.ca/itunes), and getting his feet wet with gigs across the fine city of Toronto.

Watch this space, and remember that you heard him here first  on Vital Radio.

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Tracklist:

1. Essáy & CoMa – Deceptive
2. Eelke Kleijn – The Lone Ranger (2012 Mix) [Manual]
3. Hal Incandenza – Ventura (Dub Version) [Natura Sonoris]
4. Rodriguez Jr. – Satellite [Mobilee]
5. Triumph feat. Valldeneu – Discover (Jimmy Edgar Remix) [Rebirth]
6. Daniel Dubb – I Got 5 On It (Original Rework) [DV8]
7. Essáy – Crying At Night [Glyph]
8. Kiasmos – Thrown [Erased Tapes]
9. Ian O’Donovan – Forever Untold [Perspectives Digital]
10. Ricky Ryan & Ucleden – 4 The Music (Tom Middleton Liquatech Mix) [Sick Watona]
11. Jacob Henry – Hopeful Romantic (Johan Vilborg Remix) [Silk Royal]

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Vital Radio 182 – Hour 2: Dj Ups & Kukoo Wasp

| October 4th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Dj Ups and Kukoo Wasps are brothers from the UK who produced and Dj-ed in London England during the boom of the initial rave scene in 1990.

 

After a 13 year break, the guys returned with groundbreaking new albums from Obviously High and The Moog, and EPs from Kukoo Wasp, DJ Ups and Thundermental.

 

A refreshing mixture of nu-skool, progressive breaks, old-skool, deep house, and prog house. In June 2006, WXM Music relocated to Toronto, Canada and evolved into Liquid Stairs.

 

The boys once again hit the decks on the 2012 Liquid Stairs and Vital Radio boatcruise  and showed Toronto what funky house really means.

 

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Vital Radio 181 – Hour 1: Dj Endgame

| September 28th, 2012 | No 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 funky, tech and vocal house, bringing high energy and passion to every one of his live performances.

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Vital Radio 181 – Hour 2: Speedboats & Big Explosions

| September 28th, 2012 | No Comments »

Juan Sanchez and The Bullet team up to form “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. These retro cops bring together the funk and the tech to create a sound that is as awesome as their glorious moustaches.

Their first single “Hazel Eyes” features the unmistakable vocals of Marcie and is signed to System Recordings in NYC. With the first track under their belt, the duo kept busy in the studio and on the decks.

Inspired by the soulful vocals of Andrew Roachford, SBBE reworked Dr Rubberfunk’s “Trouble Woman” into an energy-charged house bomb, which is featured alongside house superstars Gramophonedzie, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma Remix and Prok & Fitch on the ‘Jalepeno House Vol. 2′ compilation.

Since then, their original tracks ‘In The Cinema’, ‘Bump It’, ‘Strange Justice’ and ‘Porn Stache’ have been released on South American house label Muzik X Press

Their delicious Martini of funk, tech and soul is shaken, not stirred, and is always setting the right mood for the party.

Stay tuned for the latest in scotch-drinkin’, moustache-strokin’, funky house music from the boys known as Speedboats & Big Explosions.

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Vital Radio 180 – Hour 1: Mahan M2J Javadi

| September 6th, 2012 | 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 Techno to House, Breaks and more.

The intent is to always keep crowds excited and guessing. Flowing from style to style, his DJ sets revolves around music, rather than specific genres. Listeners experience something new each time with music that evokes strong emotional responses though experimentation in sound, noise & rhythm.

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1. Milton Jackson Rogue Element (Jimpster Remix)
2. Denis Horvat – Decent Player (Original Mix)
3. Dean Baker – Angel Delights (Original Mix)
4. Le French Brasserie – Sunflowers (Original Mix)
5. Chiqito – Bass Keeps Pumpin (Original Mix)
6. Wally Lopez & Richard Dinsdale – Switch (Ismael Rivas & Bias Factomania Remix)
7. Glitter – Show Time (Original Mix)
8. David Penn, Oscar De Rivera & Rober Gaez – Sambarah (Original Mix)
9. Alexander Dennon & D.F.K. – La Tribu (Original Mix)
10. Brick City – Rumba Magic ( DJ Chus & David Herrero Remix)
11. David Penn, DJ Chus & Abel Ramo – Keep On Jumpin’ (The New Iberican League Original Mix)
12. Jorge Montia, Albert Aponte – Mar De Leva (Original Mix)

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