Hey! Are we still reading year-end best of 2012 lists? Well we better be, because I finally got my shit together. Read this because last year is not so last year yet. Fresh into the new year, I present some of my favourite albums of the last 12 months (re-issues, compilations and dj mix albums [...]
Aside from my junior high school years (Bel Biv Devoe, Boyz II Men, and TLC anyone?), I never liked most modern R&B, whether it’s slow jams or the kind of stuff that you’re allowed to like and still have some “street cred,” like Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. With the latter, I respect them as [...]
Sound In Motion is an independent electronic music festival presented by our friends at StudioFeed, a non-profit Toronto arts collective made up of members of the local music ecosystem. The festival is happening July 13th-15th at various venues in downtown Toronto (including a beach!) and will be featuring the likes of John Roberts, Sammy Dee, [...]
I originally set out to do a tech house mix, but changed my mind literally minutes before hitting record. This came out on the fly in one take (seriously!) Dirty beats, fuzzy tones and some leftfield rap stuff. recorded July 04, 2012 length: 47:14 Kone – Power Came to Them Subway – Cumbia 20 de [...]
Lots of interesting albums in 2011. Bass producers stepped it up with some great long players – a difficult task in an exciting scene that mutates and changes monthly it seems. Indie rockers with synths and beats also made a mark as the guitar world continues to hybridize with the electronic world. Five techno/tech-house albums [...]
A favourite of the HOT SAUCE crew, Pearson Sound (aka Ramadanman, aka Maurice Donovan, aka David Kennedy, aka Hessle Audio boss) is making a rare Toronto appearance next week at Wrongbar. Resident Advisor pegged him as one of their Top 100 DJ picks of last year. We’re curious about whether he’ll be doing a DJ [...]
Video by Matt Ferran New official video for Onra‘s “Sitting Back” is collage dopeness! That’s right, ya’ll.. throw your hands in the air for the ’80s! p.s. Don’t forget to revisit the interview I did with Onra when he was in town last Fall.
Our next party is a collaborative effort! More info on this electronic feast here.
Thanks to Ms. JT for tipping me off to this! Thom Yorke, Burial and Four Tet collaborate on a surprise new 12″ that is being released on March 21st on Four Tet’s own label, Text. While much of the world is probably most excited about the Thom Yorke involvement, I’m personally more excited about another [...]
We’re throwing down another ASSEMBLY party. Listen/learn more about our special guest Knowing Looks here, and check here for full party details.