Catching Up: Sweets of 2011

January 3rd, 2012

Posted by Scott Willats

        

So Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone, leaving the inevitable post-holiday sense of letdown in their wake. To lift the spirits a little, here’s a look back at the Sweets of the Week anthems that made 2011 memorable.


Posted three weeks ago: VLSONN‘s beast of a tune. Cop the EP amigo!

VLSONN – dx707: LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Dec. 9th Sweets: what more can be said of Zeds Dead? If 2011 is any indication of what 2012 will bring, we might be looking at a dynasty!

Zeds Dead – Ruckus The Jam: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Dec. 2nd: Possibly the biggest breakthrough of the year was this 21-year-old from Michigan. GRiZ is it!

Can’t Tell Me Nothing by Kanye West (GRiZ REmix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nov 25th brought us German prodigy Zedd‘s newest release. Getting a lot of love throughout North America with this one.

Zedd – Stars Come Out feat. Heather Bright: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nov 16th gave the “iPod song” a new identity

Caesars – Jerk It Out (Sawgood Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Remembrance Day had all the vets going wild with the latest from Blood Music’s LeBreton.

LeBreton – Ghoul: LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Nov 4th was Deadmau5 week … with “Aural Psynapse” being the treat of choice

Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Oct. 27th had Nico Jaar‘s newest on blast!

Sneaky Sound System – Always By Your Side (Nicolas Jaar Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Oct. 20th brought Bombs Away

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Bombs Away Dubstep Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Oct. 14th … it’s all Bassssss.

Ferry Corsten – Check It Out (Bassjackers Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Thanksgiving!!!! Shots to the head with this one.

Headshotboyz – Sweton: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 30th was all Killa Killa….

Easy – Heatshock (The Killabits Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 23rd had Toddla T in town

Toddla T – ‘Streets So Warm’ feat. Wayne Marshall & Skream: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 16th….where’s the Dillon at?!?!?

Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Sept. 9th … some Toronto swag. Poupon just might be the next big thing!

Poupon – Searching EP: LISTEN TO IT HERE


And that’s that. Can’t wait to hear what’s going to be dropping in 2012. I have a feeling EDM is going to hit even higher heights — and I’m stoked for it. Have a Happy New Year………………….xx


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Sweets of the Week

October 14th, 2011

 

Posted by Scott Willats

Round one of this week’s concert series came to an end last night, with Wolfgang Gartner going innnnn. Tonight, New York producer Luca Venezia, a.k.a. Drop The Lime, will be making a quick stop at The Mod Club to show off some of his new stuff. This man is talent in the purest form, and if you’re in the mood for a lot of jumping around and beats that hit you with precision and accuracy, The Mod Club is your spot tonight. Yet another beauty brought to you by Embrace Presents!

Boy-8-Bit – Suspense is Killing Me (Drop The Lime Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Since I don’t think I’ll be able to get a post up in time tomorrow, I should talk a little about the raveaggedon that is on tap at Kool Haus. The four-eyed assassin, Skrillex, is coming to town with a very special guest: 12th Planet! This show is for the all-ages type of crowd. Everyone is invited and everyone should come out to really appreciate what Skrillex has accomplished. I think this makes his fourth trip to Toronto in the past year, so it seems pretty obvious that we’ve become a favourite in his eyes.

12th Planet, meanwhile, is the artist I am truly excited to see tomorrow. Not only is this the first time I get to see him live, I will also be doing a web exclusive interview with him as well. So if you’ve got any questions for me to shoot his way, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Skrillex – All I Ask of you (12th Planet Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Which leads me to my sweets. I’m gonna keep them simple this week because I suspect most have you have already clicked off the page to get your tickets. And can I blame you? Not in the slightest.

First one is for all the Ferry Corsten fans out there. A lot of my posts have the dubstep feel, so it’ll be refreshing to hear some big room form. Bassjackers, who are in another zone of late, have absolutely worked their magic on Ferry’s track. It’s heavy and exactly what you want to hear 30 minutes into your fav DJ’s set. This one can’t be listened to sitting down.

Ferry Corsten – Check It Out (Bassjackers Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Steve Aoki and Weezer … this is too good to be true. Genre breakers!

Steve Aoki – Earthquakey People feat. Rivers Cuomo (The Sequel): LISTEN TO IT HERE


And of course, the mandatory new Justice track. Though I must say, this one is top quality. I think it’s so far my fav of the tracks I’ve heard. Smooth feel.

Justice – Newlands: LISTEN TO IT HERE

A lot for a little and a little for a lot………………..xx


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