I’ve officially been on Radar Radio for six months now and I can hardly believe half a year has passed. Programming and presenting this show isn’t always easy—in fact sometimes it can be downright stressful, especially over the last few months when I’ve been in and out of Toronto and had so much other shit on the go—but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. It always makes me feel amazing when I meet someone IRL or online and they tell me they’ve heard my show on Radar. I look back and think how far I’ve come from my first show until now and while I have so many things to learn/do/accomplish I feel that I’ve already come a long way and I couldn’t be happier being part of the Radar roster.
For this show my guest mix was from Mathias who is a DJ out of Washington DC. He smashed this guest mix; it was a bunch of songs I love and would play, mixed in with some that I’d forgotten about, and then some new stuff as well. So dope; thanks again to him for being so dope and getting involved!
Stream below and peep the tracklist after the jump.
I’m going to be doing a short opening DJ set at Utopia Music Festival this Thursday in Toronto. I’m pretty excited about this event because a lot of my favourite Toronto artists are part of the lineup including Jimmy Prime, K. Forest, Smoke Dawg, Drew Howard, Quicy Got Rich, Liza and Kris. I’m especially excited to see Liza because I’ve never seen her before and have covered her music on some of the sites that I contribute to as a writer; Kris is also bad ass! You might also catch me DJing for one of these artists but I’m not going to say who it is *sunglasses emoji* Seriously though, this will be good. I can’t think of the last time someone put on an event like this for the city, and it’s all ages too. Cop your tickets here now and don’t play yourself.
I’m soooooo behind on posting! I have so many new things to share but not sure when I’ll be able to get around to it, so here are a few photos from my recent trip to Jamaica.
I was going to post the audio from this set, but then I realized that you can embed Facebook videos on external sites, and video is way more fun!
CTRL ROOM is run by a collective of music lovers who operate a studio in the Junction neighbourhood in Toronto which is just on the west side of downtown. Every week they’ll host different guest DJs for a live broadcast set. Freeza did a solo set a few months back and we were happy to be asked back to do one together. We played all of our favourite music—mostly a mix of garage, grime and bass—and had a blast; hope you enjoy the set as much as we did.
I was really stoked to be asked by my friends at Rap Season to contribute the first mix in their new music discovery series. The concept is all about new music — whether it’s music from new or up and coming artists, or just new shit from established, bigger artists. I’m sure most people can probably tell from my radio shows that I love discovering new music and putting people on to it, so it was the exact type of task I love to tackle.
I tried hard to include some of the new artists I’ve been discovering lately (through social media, mostly) as well as a few Toronto artists. We have so many great artists coming out of Toronto that I really try to include some locals in almost everything I do these days. It’s so nice to be able to put whatever you want on a mix without any restrictions such having to make it a certain length or not have a any swear words. I def want to say thanks to Rap Season for the opportunity to do this and for giving me so much creative freedom to do whatever I wanted with it! /rant
Stream the mix below and hit up the Rap Season website for the tracklist.