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Thunderheist Tonight

Posted in Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronica, Powerpop, Thrash with tags , , , on September 7, 2009 by adam


In a few hours, Thunderheist will be throwing down at the University of Ottawa’s Arts concert for 101 week.  The show is free so get your ass to campus.  Show starts at 7 PM.

In other news, unpacking the house is going pretty slow, and unpacking all the new music I have is going even slower.  I haven’t had the chance to get to much, so for now enjoy these.  They’re top notch.

New Young Pony Club – The Bomb (KAOS Disco Bomb Extended Dub)

The Kills – Last Day Of Magic (James Rutledge Remix)

A-Trak to Canada

Posted in Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronica, House, Powerpop with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by adam


A-Trak kicked off the 10,000 lb Hamburger Tour in Tampa Bay yesterday.  He is arguably one of the busiest producer’s this year already releasing two remix albums, Infinity+1 and Fabricative 45.  Performing all summer with Rye Rye and Treasure Fingers, the show is undoubtedly going to be a banger.  Book it off- the party hits Ottawa July 30.09.

Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (A-Trak’s Extended Dub) | (original post)

Snowden – Anti-Anti (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Rye Rye – Bang Feat. M.I.A. (Buraka Carnival Remix)

10,000lb Tour Dates:
7/5: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
7/8: Miami, FL @ Liv
7/11: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
7/13: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
7/14: San Diego, CA @ Voyeur
7/16: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
7/17: Portland, OR @ Rotture
7/18: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
7/21: Victoria, BC @ Element w/ Treasure Fingers
7/22: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
7/23: Calgary, AB @ Hi-Fi Club
7/24: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
7/25: Toronto, ON @ Time Festival
7/30: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
7/31: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
8/1: Montreal, QC @ SAT
8/2: Quebec City, QC @ Ozone
8/7: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/8: Los Angeles, CA @ Hard Festival (The Forum)

Don’t go far, buy your tickets here!


This remix is awesome and I couldn’t pass it up.

Holy Ghost – I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Version)

This Just In: Bring The Party To Ottawa

Posted in Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronica, Powerpop, Techno with tags , , on June 7, 2009 by adam


Hello to everyone in Ottawa!  I hope everyone is having a great day because I’m about to make it better. MSTRKRFT are coming to Ottawa June 30 to bring in Canada Day. DJ Kid SL, the Ottawa Red Bull 3Style Champion opens.  Show is at the Lago Supper Club (Dow’s Lake Pavillion, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr. 10 PM – 3AM ,19+).  Tickets can be found at NORML clothing and online at Poster’s are rapidly hitting the city therefore news is spreading and tickets won’t be available for long- get ’em early.

Here’s a little gem from Alan Braxe and Fred Falke to get you feeling the party.

Kelis feat. Too Short – Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Earth Out Remix)

Jaimie Fanatic

Posted in Electro, House, Indie, Powerpop with tags , , , on June 2, 2009 by adam


Jaimie Fanatic dropped El Musicae a lil while ago and ever since Discodust picked it up I’ve been all about it.  This track is excellent and features Netherlands producer Jesse Voorn.  The result of this Electro/House sound is phenomenal and definitely worth the couple second dl.  Fanatic has recently joined the Mad Decent team who already has giant names like Diplo, Crookers and Major Lazer alongside.  Together they should put together some great shows for the future so keep close tabs on them.

Jaimie Fanatic & Jesse Voorn – El Musicae

Helping You Burn That Midnight Oil

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronica, House, Industrial, Pop, Powerpop, Techno with tags , , , , , , , on May 3, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

Yo, yo, yo Qwantums back on the mix after quite some time and he’s got a couple of bangers for you all. Although I have been out of the 317 loop for a bit I still got a couple gems that will vindicate my absence. School is finished for now, work and the summer semester are about to begin, which I have mixed feelings about but I am sure I will get over them. Anyways enough of the chitter chatter, it is time to pony up and get this show on the road.
First off, we got this nuck Feadz from France (hit up his MySpace to check out some sample tracks from his new album) doing some killer stuff. Maybe I am late to the game but I haven’t come across this guy before so check these bad boys out and show him some love. These tracks have a real midnight sound to them. I don’t really know any other way to describe it. They have sort of an end-of-the-night feel in which all you want is to go out strong and split some hardwood before it is time to drag your ass home. Anyways, I yammer, here are the tracks for you to enjoy (especially the Numanoid track).


Feadz – Edwrecker

Feadz – Numanoid

Man I wasn’t going to throw up this these remixes but I cannot resist now after listening to them again. These are two bangers that you guys must check out. Feadz rips on both these remixes; both Modeselektor and Boys Noize should be proud and frankly, amazed. Enjoy.
Modselektor – Suckerpin (Feadz Remix)
Boys Noize – Lava Lava (Fedz Aval Aval Remix)

I know a thing or two about history. The rise and fall of the Roman Empire, colonization, the French Revolution … but what I didn’t know is that Napoleon never sleeps. This group is interesting; they have got a real disco feel to them, which is nice and light. Check out their MySpace for some more tunes. I have throw up these two in hopes to spark some interest. Check these guys out, they’ve got a little bit of flow. Enjoy.
Napoleon Never Sleeps – 5-6-7-8
Napoleon Never Sleeps – D.I.S.C.O.

These are a couple that I thought I would throw in the mix, nothing interesting to note, or say. Just check it out. Hope you dig.
K.I.M. – Wet N’ Wild (Midnight Juggernaut Remix)

Now for a little something to help burn that midnight oil …

Frank Pleyer, well I haven’t been able to find much information on the man, but my friends this is one of the smoothest tracks I have ever heard. The beautiful sound of the Fender Rhodes electric piano, coupled with the thick repeating fretless bass line, and scantily clad drum line … dope. Wait for it, yea … there are horns. This track defines slower burner for me. Dynamically, this track doesn’t go too far off course, coming back to that original motif again and again, but wow ladies and gentlemen, you can’t ask for more. This is soul/jazz at some of its instrumental fineness without even diverging to far from the original lick. I am sure this track has been sampled before, I have haven’t heard the tune but please let me know if you have come across it. To be honest, it is 3 in the morning and I have had this track on repeat for about 20 minutes now, I can’t over it. When that interlude comes up wait for the drum fill, and then the horns will take over the bass line just for a second, ugh just kills me. Smooth, smooth, smooth, this is baby making music. Please enjoy this one; I don’t think I will come across one like this for some time.
Frank Pleyer – Sally

If you dig on the Pleyer track, peep this one too … not as smooth but has got a lovely bass line and some playful piano. At about 0:50, the guitar hoops in for its appearance and kills it. Why does no one make music like this anymore?

Keep it Gully Kids,

Local Love: Golden Girls and the 84.85

Posted in Club, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Experimental, House, Powerpop, Techno with tags , , , on March 10, 2009 by erger
I truly hate to make people worry, but concern yourself with this: how can pop music be great and something along the lines of “shock-rock disco jock”, at the same time (in the deep voice of Rahzel, the Godfather of Noise). No worries, because the answer has come to me in a glorious dream; Golden Girls, a name that was mentioned here about a week ago, is a one man show in Mats Vlahovich and he has come to save us all from these obscure and mostly meaningless musical questions.
golden girls ep

Basing himself out of Toronto, Mats makes music which has its roots, from what I can tell, in eighties’ pop, synthesized out with some crafty kicks and snares. Is it Danceable? Fuck yeah. Hype enough? Oh my, yes. Whats more is that apparently the Golden Girls Ep, XOXO, which was originally scheduled for release in April, has now been moved up to come out in March (check myspace for details).As a quick ‘aside’, I implore you to take a chance if you haven’t already and go with your instincts on the Designer Drugs remix. In the event you don’t know who I am speaking of, I apologize for this senseless banter, but I really encourage you to check out the myspace link I included above. So enough of my jabbering and on with the goods:

Golden Girls – Big League
Golden Girls – Do the Criminal
Golden Girls – Do the Criminal (Designer Drugs Remix)

Next up are fellow Torontonians, on the more electro-rap tip which we love here at 317, the 84.85. They are three: Cassius, Jay 84 and T, and damn, they now how drop dope beats and “break in mic stands” (emphasis added to MF Doom quote; another bad habit of mine exposed).


In any case, these dudes are rad as fuck, so hit ’em up. Oh, and the remix by DJ Barletta, another native of Toronto (more to come on him soon), is straight dirty-fun that instills visions of drunkenness and vibes of all out dancey goodness. This is not to say, however, that the originals and the remix by the 84.85 included below are not dope in their own right, so enjoy more tastiness:

the 84.84 – Breathe
the 84.85 – Don’t Worry
the 84.85 – Don’t Worry (DJ Barletta Remix)
DJ Barletta – Bass Live (84.85 Remix)

So that about does it, hopefully you enjoy the beats and there will be more to come on everyone mentioned above sooner than later. In the words of one of the wisest people of which I have ever had the pleasure of making acquaintance, “Keep your fuckin’ game tight”, and as always, peace and love.


Posted in Dance, Electro, Electronica, Powerpop, Thrash with tags on February 4, 2009 by adam

Rightly corrected, Thunderheist is one of Canada’s emerging gem’s! Straight out of our own backyard the tag team Thunderheist – front woman Isis and soundsmith Grahm Zilla – have never been hotter. Isis representing Toronto, and Grahm- Montreal are currently on a North American tour with stops in Osaka and Tokyo before headlining the newly announced Exclaim!’s 17th Anniversary Tour with tour dates listed below!

Thunderheist produce a form of electrorap that seem to have roots in hip hop, disco, and funk, all while defining a new and unique sound which is swallowing up the locals. “Jerk It” and “Suenos Duelcos” exploded onto the scene hard last year. This year is expected to be even bigger. If you get a chance seriously think about hitting any of the upcoming shows, and as for the Ottawa locals: mark April 10th on the calendar!

Thunderheist – Jerk It

Thunderheist – Suenos Duelces

Thunderheist – Jump Up

Thunderheist – Horny
4/3 Kingston, ON � Grad Club
4/4 Hamilton, ON � Pepper Jack’s
4/10 Ottawa, ON � Babylon
4/11 Montreal, QC � Club Soda
4/17 Winnipeg, MB � Pyramid
4/18 Saskatoon, SK � Amigo’s
4/21 Edmonton, AB � Starlite
4/23 Calgary, AB � Warehouse
4/30 Toronto, ON � Phoenix

Their new album is also set to release March 31st in North America with later international dates. We’ll keep an eye out for any early releases.