First off, major big-up to ON-OFF. ESB loves it when one of our favourite blogs is also an amazing DJ/remix duo who can open for the likes of Uffie and Feadz when they roll through the city. Make sure to hit up SPIN Gallery on Feb 16th, and if you want a taste of what they have to offer, scroll through their blog and snag some of their tracks and remixes, as well as a truly killer mix session.
Also, more members of the Ed Banger crew roll through Toronto in March, when Mehdi, SebastiAn, Justice and Busy-P drop madness on the Mod Club.
And now, how's about a clip from The Real Toronto, which has been scaring some rich, white people on the news for the past year or so. This piece covers a few moments in the life of a young man on the grind in the Chester Le projects of Scartown, around Vic+Finch. His rap skills come at the end of the clip, but watch the whole thing. Forget for a minute that he's holding a real live fucking gun in your face and just listen to his words.
ESB PLAYLIST 1/23/07
CLIPSE - Stuntin' Y'All (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
EDITORS - All Sparks (Phones Remix)
EDITORS - Camera 9SenastiAn Remix)
EDITORS - Munich (Pase Rock Remix)
APOSTLE OF HUSTLE - The Naked & Alone
BIK - Fire in the Hole
ON-OFF - Louie Is Gone
CRYSTAL CASTLES - Air War (Casanova Remix)
THE WORK - Just Talk (Skatebaard Remix)
TIGA - Move My Body (Faex's Not Only 4 Erol Remx)
FRANKIE VALLI - Beggin' (Pilooski Edit)