A Couple of Snacks

December 13th, 2011

Posted by Scott Willats

  

The festive time is approaching, and with the holiday season comes the annual barrage of year-end reviews. I’ve been seeing a lot of blogs posting their top 10 DJs or top 10 songs of 2011. I’m always torn when I see these posts. One the one hand, as a fan I’m always cheering for my favourite artists to make the cut. On the the other hand, it seems absolutely ridiculous that only 10 tracks or artists could possibly rank as the best of the year.

I was talking to a  fellow electro head the other night who told me he loves our “Sweets of the Week” posts because they place a great deal of importance on variety. Exactly! Every week, I try to deliver six or eight of the most original-sounding new tunes. Can u imagine if I just took ten from the whole year? Impossible.

Anyways, as you can see, I’m rambling a bit — because at the end of the day, I still do like these year-end reviews. The question is: do you? I have a couple of ideas for the coming weeks.  In addition to new tracks, in each post I’ll be dropping a song or two from this past year that should be remembered. However, if you are a fan of the top 10 format let me know — and tell me who you think should be on the list — and we’ll make something happen.

Until then, some tracks found over the weekend that I think you’ll enjoy …


A friend of mine organised an Adventure Club concert in Sudbury a couple of weeks ago. Apparently it got a little out of hand: unconfirmed eyewitness accounts suggest Leighton may have been running in his birthday suit through the Holiday Inn. This track caused a similar reaction in my house this weekend … and that’s all I’m gonna say. Emily Haines, u so fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

Metric – Collect Call (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Alert the crowd, Benga is on his remix tip. Evacuate immediately. BAM! Full volume …

A-Trak and Zinc – Stingray (Benga Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Heard this track on Annie Mac, Friday in my flat, figured it was beats from Jack. See what I did there? Forgive the corn. This is like a Fake Blood dubstep track … eaaaasy.

Jack Beats – End Of Love: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Brand spanking new. I’m a huge fan of DJ Kue, especially his B.O.B and Lady Gaga remixes. This is another track for the masses. Sometimes you gotta play this at the venue, and most of the time you end up liking it more than you wanted to. Trust me, this is a banger.


This sounds a li’l dirrrty… Dillon, get em!

Chuckie – Who Is Ready To Jump (Dillion Francis Remix) (Dirty): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Chris Lake, Zeds Dead and tons more this week, all at your favourite bookmark……….xx

 


Follow Scott Willats (SAWStruck) on Twitter

 

The Monday Mash

October 31st, 2011

 

Posted by Scott Willats

 

A haunted weekend has passed, full of horror films starring B-list actors and lots and lots of fake blood. Just as many Halloween parties featuring club smoke, gummy worms and a battle for the best costumes. A lot of good concerts as well, especially in the Toronto area, as both Annie Mac and Madeon entertained crowds thanks to Embrace Presents.

Halloween is always a weekend crowded with events. Sometimes you just don’t have enough time and you’re forced to miss an event you were dying to see. Every time Annie Mac in town, you can pretty much guarantee that I’m there. It was not to be this year, and I’m still upset about that. All the same, I got to attend a lot of events and heard an awesome selection of new songs. Here are some of the bigger ones I came across.


The first is a nice little remix of Tiësto’s “Maximal Crazy” by Bassjackers. They’ve been absolutely killing it of late, and this is no different.

Tiësto – Maximal Crazy (Bassjackers Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Kylee Swenson’s vocals are heaven-sent in this track remixed by Kids at the Bar. Enjoy!

Dan Sena – Song Of Siren Ft. Del The Funky Homosapien & Kylee Swenson (Kids At The Bar Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


A new one just in time for Call of Duty: MW3. Put on your gas masks and play this at 1 a.m. when you go online to snipe the Spetsnaz.

F.O.O.L – The Beginning (Original Mix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


And a little mainstream feel for you right now. I’m a huge fan of DJ Kue’s remixes (Lady Gaga‘s “Monster” and B.O.B.’s “Beast Mode” being among those that stand out). Now the four-eyed spinner is back with another batch — again taking on popular songs. Have a listen if you like — if not, no harm no foul. Very urban influenced here.

Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna and Metafisix- Fly (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life (DJ Kue Remix) – Dirty: LISTEN TO IT HERE 


Brooklyn is my new favourite borough in New York and Savoy reps the BK just right.

Savoy – California Dreamin: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Deadmau5 this week……………..xx


Follow Scott Willats (SAWStruck) on Twitter