Imagine a COMMUNITY MUSIC MARKET made up of interesting people who all share a COMMON PASSION for ELECTRONIC MUSIC (or any music for that matter)..
Imagine if these interesting music enthusiasts brought their USED AUDIO EQUIPMENT, OLD RECORDS, CDs, TAPES, DJ GEAR, AMPS, VINTAGE SYNTHESIZERS, STEREOS, HEADPHONES, TURNTABLES, CDJs, EFFECTS PEDALS, STUDIO EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTION HARDWARE and any gear related to dance music to this community market in order to BUY, SELL & BARTER with one another over GOOD FOOD, COLD DRINKS & FAT BASSLINES.
NOW..... IMAGINE IT WAS A REALITY.
We are putting on a crazy event this SATURDAY at 360 GEARY AVE (Geary Lane) that you really do not want to miss.
Get all the details about the event here, on the BIG CITY BEAT BAZAAR event page.
Entries in Toronto (56)
Today is a special day for a special young cat from Toronto who has been on our radar for a while now. Xavier Gonzalez is the son of a well known Toronto DJ and producer Alvaro Gonzalez (Roots & Wings), and it is no question that this young buck has music on his mind, all the time.
It's a fact that being brought up by a Father who spins proper house music is a blessing, one which few can relate to. Xavier obviously has been lucky when it comes to proper influences in his life, and I got to know this kid after he introduced himself at one of our parties.
I respect people who put themselves out there, swallow their pride and go for it.... a lot. It took me no time to see where this kid's heart was. Having one's heart in the right place is the most important thing, along with hard work and of course integrity.
So I took no time thinking about it and gave him his first house music gig last year, where he opened for Antwon Faulkner on college street, and shortly after learning the basics on CDJs at my place one late night, Xavier was playing b2b with his dad at Late & Deep. That was a cool thing to see.... I wish my dad played house music with me.
Xavier has been djing Hip Hop and House for a while, and although he is pretty new to the scene, he has some serious skill and even more serious potential. It was no suprise to me when I saw that this young gun had landed his first release -- which drops today via Traxsource -- for Ron Allen's record label Strobe, joining esteemed artists such as Nick Holder, Gene King, Demarkus Lewis and Ron himself.
XAVIER GONZALEZ - PALETTE EP...................................... BUY IT (Strobe Records)
Check out his soundcloud as well as the release, and show your support for this young Toronto talent and an important T.O. label by buying it if you like it. Big ups to Xavier, we are definitely rooting for ya brother. keep killin shit!
Here is a bit more from the X-files of Mr. Gonzalez, just to keep you guys on point today.
Xavier Gonzalez - Mix for Punctured Recordings
EVENT PAGE: DNR FUNDRAISER & LABEL NIGHT @ WRONGBAR
EVENT PAGE: LATE & DEEP AFTERPARTY @ SECRET LOCATION
TX Connect - Creme Organization Podcast
TX Connect - Creme Organization 2EP
And I'm out.
Hey, it's Rhobot back in the mix for you deep northerners. Long time no blog, I've been in Antarctica balling with the penguins. But I'm back now with some hot polka trax direct from Germany. One of my faves and Kompakt label boss Wolfgang Voigt gets different with one of his favorite genres. It's nice house with a polka flavouring. Check it.
Tune in next time, same deer time, same deer url.
This new post isn’t like what normally gets put up on here, but thats what SINS is all about, being different. Representing Toronto, his sophomore album was just released at the beginning of July on Pretty Pretty Records. The bass bumps and the synths synth, all to my listening pleasure. If this is wrong I don’t want to be right. It would be a sin to not give this man a chance. So check the vid and cop the album. Available digitally on iTunes and grab the physical CD as well.
Yo, it's Rhobot Jones back again with a heater that's real chill to cool you down this hot summer. On the chopping block tonight we've got long time Deep North supporter Lucian C who just turned out an exclusive mix for us. Right now I'm grooving to it as I write to you all. So you all know what to do, hit the link and get right or get left. You will be pleasantly pleased with this.
Long time, no blog. But don't fret the Deep North is back in black and in fact we never went anywhere. We were out there throwing some stupendous, stupifying shindigs for all the cool cats in the underground. But anyways I've got some heat to throw your way via ethernet cables or wi-fi. So plug in your speakers or headphones and get ready to get dancey. I've got a funky little mix by *spark main man Jad Ad. Tune into summer with this acoustic appetizer. Deep North approved!
Rhobot Jones, Out!
Some new mixes by the crew and beyond, including a new one from upcoming LATE & DEEP headliner Owen Howells (UK), who will be playing next weekend for Late & Deep #29. I am super stoked to have Owen up for a few days and get some music in the lab if we are lucky, or not too hungover. Posting his mix for Pulse Radio, which he has uploaded along with the Hermans recent Fiendkast Mix.
I also am including a new mix I did recently for Switzerland's Kartel Klub podcast series, which can be downloaded and heard on iTunes as well as soundcloud. Speaking of which, I am throwing in mix by Kartel Klub member & Files Records boss Krizzli, with whom I have produced some music recently. Finally, I am going to share a mix by Creme Organization regular Neville Watson, and make sure you check out this teaser of his brand new LP for the label called "Songs to Elevate Pure Hearts" which just came out on soundcloud a couple weeks ago and is available for preorder.
I hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful weather here in Toronto on this long May weekend. I know I am!! See you on the dancefloor ya filthy animals!
FIENDKAST005 & PULSE RADIO MIX - Mixed by Hermans (CAN) and Owen Howells (UK)
KARTEL KAST 023 - Mixed by Dick Diamonds (CAN)
KARTEL KAST 016 - Mixed by Krizzli (SWITZERLAND)
CREME ORGANIZATION PODCAST #10 - Mixed by Neville Watson (UK)
Friend of The Deep North, originally hailing from Japan, now residing here in Toronto, DJ Zenta. We've got a nice, chilled, all vinyl mix, courtesy of the man himself, for you all to check out and groove to. So get in the know and come check this cat out at one of our upcoming parties.
Rhobot Jones, out.
New Release forthcoming from Sean Roman & Dick Diamonds on Brazilian up and coming label Molotov21 out of Rio de Janeiro. The label is owned by Toucan member Bernardo Campos and Pedro Mezzonato, and boasts a pretty strong lineup which includes releases by sick artists such as Beep Dee, S.K.A.M., Diego Moreno, Rockerr (Ricardo Estrella), Nytron, Matt Fear, Adam Banks, Allan Villar (Pimp$hit) and others.
This will be Sean's second EP for the label, his first being the highly successful Staring EP. Molotov has put out a lot of fire in the past year, and their label has risen to become one of Brazils premier forces in its growing house and techno market. We are super stoked to be working with our friends over at Molotov.
We are even more excited that we have two unbelievable remixers on this EP doing their own personal take of the releases title track Collect Call. BUBBA (Runnin Wild, Hot Creations) and his production partner T-BONE (Extended Play, aka Timmy Steward of Jet Project) each did a remix of one of our favorite productions to date. It is an absolute honour to have these two amazing artists and good friends of ours included on this EP. There is some more info on the release and media below. We hope you dig this one, we loved doing it.
SEAN ROMAN, DICK DIAMONDS - COLLECT CALL EP
1. Collect Call (Original Mix)
2. On The Lam (Original Mix)
3. Collect Call (Bubba's Rewerk)
4. Collect Call (T-Bone's Dial Tone Remix)
BUY MUSIC from Molotov21: