Red Bull Culture Clash Stream Audio

October 4th, 2011


Posted by Scott Willats

Never been much of a stream listener myself. Unless the event is live, I kind of never have the patience to listen to a set for two or more hours. But this one is different.

I’ve always been a huge fan of clashes, and the Red Bull Culture Clash brought a different type of energy. I’ve linked below to the Toronto Culture Clash stream on the Red Bull Music Academy Radio site, and if you find yourself in a tedious position with lots of time to kill, this collection of sets might help you out.

Overall, I felt as though LuckyMe won — mostly because they treated it like a battle for the entire show. The Toronto All Stars were very tight in their third set, and Afrika Bambaataa‘s crew were also tight with their throwbacks. But when you listen to Dillon Francis‘ last set (around the 20 min mark) … well, you tell me what you think.

Enjoy the stream. It says “Playlist Coming Soon” … let’s hope.

RBMA World Tour 2011 Toronto -  Culture Clash live at Echo Beach, Part 1: LISTEN HERE

RBMA World Tour 2011 Toronto -  Culture Clash live at Echo Beach, Part 2: LISTEN HERE

Dream Stream Team … xx

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The Monday Mash on Tuesday

September 27th, 2011


Posted by Scott Willats

I hope your weekend was as good as mine. Thursday’s Culture Clash was an absolute hit. Everyone who attended was blessed with a night of exclusives, throwbacks and goooood music. I thought it was a success. Then I had one of the best interviews of my career, featuring Toddla T. Look out for the Web Exclusive clip coming soon! I won’t give much away, but we exchanged some real sick tunes and I hope to get some up this week. By the way, T and Roska absolutely killed it at the Mod Club. Another success — and it was only Friday.

I wasn’t able to make it to Alex Metric because of previous arrangements, but I heard it was a stellar show. All in all, the weekend was a proper one — and if fall continues like this, summer will just be a distant memory.

Later this week I’ll really get into the shows in more detail. I’ll also be talking a lot about the show coming up this weekend: The Killabits at The Mod Club. This one will be special, because we’re going to be there filming an episode of Live Sessions Canada. And if you know the Killabits, you know that they throw a wicked live set. So I’m stoked for that!

Here are some of my picks of the weekend…..enjizzzoy!

Skrillex – Bangarang


This next one’s a bit old, but it just got brought back to my attention — and it was being bumped throughout the weekend!

Naeleck – Agaru


Pallada – Dreamcathcher (Spencer & Hill Bootleg Mix)


An oldie but a goodie … this track goes innnnnnnnnnn!

Dubsidia – Kill Humans (Dirtyloud Remix)


And a little something-something to get you ready for Friday …

Major Lazer- Never Good Enough (The Killabits Remix)


Keep it simple and wrinkled……xx

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Red Bull Culture Clash 2011

September 21st, 2011


Posted by Scott Willats

Picture this: four stages, each stage representing a different genre. Each genre represented by some of the top talent talent in the biz. Now picture this event outdoors, in an epic yet state-of-the-art facility. Still not getting your attention? Well, now picture the host and MC of the evening being none other than Kardinal Offishal. The 2011 Red Bull Culture Clash is coming to Toronto this Thursday, Sept. 22, and bpm:tv will be there.

Four stages, each representing their own sound. On one, you’ve got the legend and pioneer known as Afrika Bambaataa & The Zulu Nation. You kidding me? Who has a chance of competing with them? Well, the opposition is just as heavy. On another stage, you’ve got Lucky Me, with help from Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, Rustie and … wait for it … Just Blaze.

Sound tough? It gets more challenging. Toronto is represented by DJ Mensa, Lissa Monet, Lindo P and our Don, our DJ Khaled before DJ Khaled, Mr. Starting from Scratch. Game over, right? Who has a chance of beating them in their own back yard? That’s where our electro brothers come into play. The only crew that could even stand a chance against those three stages is none other than the trend-setting label known as Mad Decent. DJ Sega, The South Rakkas Crew and Paul Devro are all going to take their shot at competing with the best. Their secret weapon: the artful dodger and moombahton king, Dillon Francis! (I was just telling a couple friends the other day: “I can’t wait until Dillon Francis comes to town.” The electro gods must have heard me, because no less than a week later I’m blessed enough to see him.)

This is the kind of event that a live broadcast just wouldn’t do justice, because the crowd is as much a part of the festivities as the DJs. Top that off with Toronto’s King Kardi, and you got yourself a show not to be missed.

The inspiring people of Manifesto have this week all planned out. If you’re into some old school, backpack real rap, then tonight you have a chance to see one of the best groups in the game: The Boot Camp Clik. I saw them back when I was 17 at an … ummm … all ages show (lol), and they were one of the main reasons I got into my field. Sean Price, Buckshot, Starang Wondah: all heavy hitters in the rap scene, and they are right around the corner at the Sound Academy. I look forward to hitting both shows and I hope to see you there. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET TICKETS.

This is going to be an event to remember, so get fresh, call your team and get ready to rep your genre until victory is yours. Defeat is not an option!


But seriously, how does anyone have a chance against this? Get ‘em, Dillon!


We play for keeps … xx

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