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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.com/vital-radio.

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
1USA
2Canada
3Hungary
4Spain
5United Kingdom
6Germany
7Brazil
8Turkey
9Netherlands
10Poland

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 http://soundcloud.com/vital-radio , 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.

Vital Radio 126 – NYE 2010 Special – Hour 2: DJ Endgame & David Akermanis

| January 4th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Both on a big time house binge lately, DJ Endgame and David Akermanis have began collaborating under the alias: “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. They played as a duo at the People Downtown Halloween jam here in Toronto and The Purple Room in Waterloo. The two artists have brought their two styles together in to one neat little package.

In Hour 2 of the Vital Radio New Years Special, DJ Endgame and David Akermanis each take turns playing their top picks of 2010 which covers some of the best in vocal house and progressive!

Dj Endgame’s Tracklist:
10. Nalin & Kane – Beachball (Joris Voorn Remix)
9. Bob Sinclair – New New New 2k9 (Avicii Remix Edit)
8. The One Hundred – Break Me Down (Dean Rigg Remix)
7. Mark Knight – Devil Walking (Original Club Mix)
6. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell Remix)
5. Interactive – Who Is Elvis 2010 (David Amo & Julio Navas Remix)
4. Red Carpet feat_ Hardwell – Alright 2010 (Original Mix)
3. Sandy Vee Feat Robin S – Straight To The Sky (Nicky Romero Remix)
2. Tim Berg, Norman Doray & Sebastian Drums – Tweet It (Original Mix)
1. Swedish House Mafia – One (Extended Version)

David Akermanis’ Tracklist:
01. Dido – Everything To Lose (ATFC Remix)
02. Mark Knight, Wolfgang Gartner – Conscindo (Original Club Mix)
03. Eddue Thoneick – Release ft. Terri B (Bingo Players Remix)
04. Ivan Pica – Freak (Vocal Disco Mix)
05. Manuel De La Mare – Guess What (Original Mix)
06. Crazibiza – Everybody (Tommyboy Teque Remix)
07. Block & Crown – HipHouse Junkee (Extended Mix)
08. Squeeeze – Doop (Manuel De La Mare Remix)
09. Sebastien Drums & Avicii – My Feelings For you (Original Mix)
10. Tim Berg – Bromance (Avicii’s Extended Vocal Mix)

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Top 10 Electronic Music Videos of All Time

| March 29th, 2010 | 9 Comments »

More often than not, some of the best Electronic Music tunes have less than average music videos, if at all. However from time to time some gems shine through. Here is a compilation of some of my picks for best EDM music videos of all time! Enjoy the sights and sounds!

10. The Knife – Silent Shout
The music syncopation and animation quality is beautiful. Very visually enticing.

9. Pendulum – Slam
The man has some seriously dope moves. Pure energy!
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8. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At?
I’ve always had a weakness for monkeys… especially ones that play massive tunes.

7. RUN-DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
Classic hip-hop house + sick break dancing. Nuff said.

6. Free Agents ft DJ Kemo – Clash of the Titans
Although the tag at the start of the video says “rapcity”, this is as much electronic music as any of the other videos. Break beats, turntabilism and sick break dancing on a f*ckin’ bus! Can’t go wrong.

5. The Chemical Brothers ft. K-OS – Get Yourself High
Very clever editing of old martial arts film “2 Champions of Shaolin”. Love the edits to include turntables, records and boom boxes.

4. The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
Some people go to the race track for some excitement… but what’s the fun in that? Nobody gets hurt. The general concept of this race is awesome.

3. Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
Christopher Walken. Dancing. The End.

2. Justice – Stress
Shot with such realism, this music video gave me chills. Also, ever since watching this, whenever I’m walking in a group of people wearing black jackets, I’m reminded of this video. Bad-ass.

1. Royksopp – Remind Me
As a Master of Architecture student, I was automatically drawn to this video. No surprise that this is number one on the list. Entertaining to watch every time. Axonometric diagrams FTW!

What are some of your favorite EDM music video picks? Let us know!

Jim Breese: Miami 2010 Choice Tracks

| March 24th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Its mid March, which means there’s one main focus in Dance… The yearly Winter Music Conference in Miami. House music is currently riding high in the USA, notably thanks to the award winning DJ turned popstar- David Guetta. Admittedly his sound is unashamedly commercial, but due to his success, the spotlight is shining brightly onto a fundamentally underground music. In layman’s terms- you can expect a huge Miami Conference as House Music is currently HOT!

Onto the music, one thing you can’t help but notice is this kind of common ground that’s combining together the tribal toms & dramatic breakdowns of the Bigroom, with the cooler, rolling sub-bass tones of Tech House. Tracks are grooving with such swing..! Jim is right into it & its a surefire winning formula that’ll take over Ibiza in 2010. As Miami acts as a musical test-drive for the summer season ahead, we won’t have to wait long to hear, but for now- Here are Jim Breese’s choice tracks for Miami 2010…

01. Funkagenda Feat. Big Ed – Afterclub (Riva Starr Remix) – Toolroom
02. Lake & Lys – La Tromba (Riva Starr Remix) – Rising Music
03. Prok & Fitch Feat. Nanchang Nancy – Walk With Me (Axwell VS Daddy’s Groove Remix) – Axtone
04. Ridney – At Night – Defected
05. Dirty South & Mark Knight – Stopover – Toolroom
06. Paul Harris, Michael Gray, Jon Pearn Feat. Amanda Wilson – Caught Up (Daley Padley Miami Dub) – Phonetic
07. Lissat & Voltaxx – It’s Not Over – Creme Royal
08. Afrojack & Bobby Burns – Ghettoblaster – Spinnin Records
09. Afrojack – Pacha On Acid – Size
10. Chris Lake & Michael Woods – Domino’s – Rising Music
11. Miike Snow – Silvia (Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South Remix) – CDR

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10 Disco-Influenced House Tunes Every DJ Should Have In Their Record Bag

| March 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

If you’ve been to any Vital events lately I’m sure it would come as no surprise to you that I’ve developed a serious affinity for everything funky and disco. I’ve always found it challenging, given that I love melodic progressive house, to find a sweet spot between music I like to produce and music I can rock a crowd with when I’m live in a club or lounge.

Over the past while I’ve found that not only do people LOVE disco, but I don’t feel like a total shill or sellout while playing it. In fact, it makes me all happy and giddy inside (that may be the alcohol). This isn’t entirely surprising though – disco gave birth to house music after all. Let’s also not forget that people love classics, and a modern remake of a discoey track from the yesteryear is a surefire recipe for dance floor success.

Here are some of the tracks that have been moving & shaking while I’ve been out record slinging; each is fundamentally rooted in disco or is a remake of an old classic:

10. Another Chance – I Can’t Wait (Original Mix)
09. Mange Le Funk – I Still Want You (Original & Bellatrax Remixes)
08. Malente – I Like It (Riva Starr Snatch! Remix)
07. Bionik Phunk – In My Head (ATFC’s Timmy’s In My Head Mix)
06. JCA, Solaphinics – Total Love (Raul Rincon Rootz Remix)
05. Sandy Rivera & Andy Daniell – Whatever (ATFC Remix)
04. Seamus Haji & Romain Curtis – I’ve Been Looking ft. Awa (Seamus Haji Vocal Mix)
03. James Junior – Come Home With Me (Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart & Conan Liquid Remixes)
02. Sia Lauren Flax ft. Sia – You’ve changed (MK D-troit Mix)
01. Solu Music feat. KimBlee – Fade (Avicii Remix)