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Salute the movement!

And I'm not talking about this weekend in Detroit. 
Next weekend, The Deep North takes the next step in becoming a true player in the world of house and techno. We are starting a record label. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we've got one of our artists coming up from the lone star state. This young man goes by the stage name TX Connect and with releases out and forthcoming on great labels such as Pinkman, Creme Organization, L.I.E.S., Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, and Deep North Records, you can expect this one to be a real treat. 
Next Saturday, May the 31st it all goes down. Starting at 10 P.M. at Wrongbar catch Gcue, Douglas Carter and TX Connect as they tear up the venue for the first official DNR Label Showcase & Fundraiser.   After that, in true LATE & DEEP fashion, we will keep  the party going until sunrise.  People will then head on over to the official after party and dance away the rest of the night.  As our way of thanking those who support the label night and fundraiser at Wrongbar, we will be giving you all the secret after party location plus free entry to the Afterparty. What more could you want?
To help get you in the mood check out this podcast mix Mr. Connect did for Creme Organization, as well as his up coming Double-Disc release forthcoming on the label.



TX Connect - Creme Organization Podcast 

TX Connect - Creme Organization 2EP

And I'm out.

add me to your Rolex


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.


Mr. Jones




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.



RJ approved.






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. 


RJ Out


Eureka, Eur In 4 It Now!

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!


Fight the Scratch & Itch: A Mix Fix

We have a super dope guest from London, UK in town this coming weekend for LATE & DEEP #29. Click the image to see the event page!
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. 


Nagisa by Dj Zenta on Mixcloud


Rhobot Jones, out.


Collect Calls On The Lam

2 Samples of Upcoming Originals by Sean Roman & Dick Diamonds on Molotov21

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.


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)



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This Friday, The Deep North has got something super special planned for all you house heads out there. We're bringing together four deep house/techno players in the game to do things right for our 27th Late & Deep spectacular, at an all new location. The venue is two floors and has just revamped its soundsytem. This sounds like an equation for a serious party shindig. So, all you dance fiends out there, get prepared, it's a short work week and then the jam goes down Friday night. If you're not already anticipating it, listen to some of these mixes from our headliners to test the waters. Then, you'll know what's in store for you. The mixes speak for themselves.

Up first is a tasty treat from Throne Of Blood co-owner James Friedman:

Follow that up with an exclusive mix that Toronto's proud to be own Basic Soul Unit did for us:

And top it off with this beauty from Populette:

That should be enough to tide you over until the big night. So, now I'm sure I'll see all of you out Friday night supporting the Toronto good music scene.

Here's how to get in the know: Event Link


Rhobot Jones



Philip James de Vries: More Than Meets The Eye
Philip James de Vries
 is a low-key cat.  In fact, until about a month ago I just thought he was the radio guy, because he was always there to make sure our random Deep North Radio show was recorded much better than I could ever hope to play.  He does a great job with that, often making us look way better than we deserve, and puts together a tight audio/video production.  Phil is also a model for the rest of us lazy bastards, often passively teaching guys like me how much better it looks when you are punctual, professional and mysterious.  

I previously spent hours wondering who the hell this guy was - - despite the obvious fact that I could have just asked - - and I quite enjoyed not knowing.  I thought he must be, at the least, some audio/visual nerd (like everyone who knows how to do things I can't) or perhaps a mad scientist brewing up ideas for the exciting Subpac Project that was happening behind the scenes over at Studiofeed.   He probably is both of those, but finally after millions of guesses, I found out something concrete.  Some of my hypothesizing finally came to an end when I found out he is an electronic music producer.  I might add that he is a damn good one too.  To be honest, I still don't know much about Phil and will be asking a lot more questions now.  I feel stupid for not knowing earlier, but I also feel that he could turn out to be someone a lot more dangerous.  I need to be prepared, my expectations seem to be way off.

Philip James de Vries - Mini Mix for Helioscope Radio (Feb 2013)

Philip is a great fucking dude, and the same can be said about his unique take on music.  Having only released his first tunes in 2012, he already has an impressive string of releases on notable labels including the German titan Traum, as well as others on Fever and Canadian based Wide Angle Recordings.

Philip James de Vries  - Variations EP (Teasers)
>>> [BUY IT]

Check out Phil.  Also check out his music.  His tunes are different, and that is going to get him places.  Largely emotional and melodic, this guy makes tunes that will make you fucking happy and sad, as well as lovesick for times past.   Check his work out for yourselves, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Phil, you sneaky little bastard.... this is some good shit.

Ryan Davis & Electric Rescue - Stroll (Philip James de Vries Remix) >>> [BUY IT]

By your less than regular contributor, Dick Diamonds.