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 – Dec. 9

December 9th, 2011

Posted by Scott Willats

   

There comes a point when you know an artist or group has hit either hit their peak or are about to do something game-changing.  Zeds Dead are rapidly approaching that spot, and with the release of Ruckus the Jam it’s clear that they have chosen the latter.  In anticipation of next week’s huuuuuuuuuuge show at Kool Haus, we present … brand new Zeds Dead!

Zeds Dead – Ruckus The Jam: LISTEN TO IT HERE


There’s a reason I’m enthused every time I hear a new OVERWERK track.  The kid is an absolute magician in the studio and seems to be able to create sounds that for the mass audience with every production. Listen to me: the EP is free, pick it up riggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhht now!  You’ll thank me in the new year!

OVERWERK – Alive: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Okay, this could potentially be big.  Daft Punk are gods, simple enough.  Well, I came across something very interesting on deathelectro.com. And I quote:

Read this letter to The Daft Club:

My dad works at Virgin Records in the UK and has access to the servers on their Computers. He came home Friday night with a USB stick, I use it from time to time for my files for Uni. I Had to put some photos from my computer to my dads so I used His USB on Sunday. When I know I did, i found something interesting…I found a file on the USB titled ‘Daft Punk – Sky Dive (2012) (Previews Promo)’.

Well it’s not that awesome.  I’m sure his pops is wishing he didn’t let him use that USB.  Whether or not this is the real deal, we don’t know yet … buuuuuuut, it has a Daft sound.  Tell me what you think:

Daft Punk (?) – LCD (LED): LISTEN TO IT HERE

Daft Punk (?) – Waiting Line feat. Mr Oizo: LISTEN TO IT HERE

This one is Daft special:

Daft Punk (?) – Taking Control: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Here’s a track that will simply make you feel good.  The song is very familiar, but this remix blends with the vocals to perfection.  I think it’s perfect holiday party track.  Not too heavy, but enough spunk to get everyone up.  Wintercore!

Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Alive (Das Nibley Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


I also have the new EP from The Shack.  These vibes are a little more chill, which I’m really digging.  The basslines on all the tracks are awesome.  The EP was released on the Faze Action label, so it’s no doubt that he blesses us with the remixes.  A good EP to keep in your back pocket.

The Shack – One & Only EP: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Com Truise everybody.  This track brings you straight to the 80s like a smoky arcade and brown sweat suits.

Foster The People – Helena Beat (Com Truise Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Lastly I got the brand new video from Major Lazer, “Original Don.”  First time I heard this song I was torn.  It’s huge, but it’s also annoying. Halfway through you’re like, “What am I listening to?” — but you don’t press stop.  Anyhoo, I was expecting a video shot in Jamaica, with a bunch of goons and gangstas all crowding the streets of Kingston. What we get instead is a little different.  You figure it out.

Have a good weekend kiddos……xx


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