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Monday, January 26, 2009

Apologies for the delay in posting the podcast. I was suffering from Party Fever and I was dancing in my bed, head spinning like a white-label on a 1200.

Nothing shockingly new to report this week, except for more introspection in local press, this time from Now Magazine, for Toronto's new directions in the sound of dance music. You'd be happy to note that almost all of the artists mentioned in the article have been getting frequent rotation here on ESB, an for good reason. Some folks are already hitting up the comments section, criticizing the article for missing out on the "real" arists of the future, knocking the listed producers for their "unoriginality" and "trendiness". Judge at your peril. These artists, whether you dig their sound/scene or not, are an accurate representation of those who have been getting attention beyond Toronto, for their current repertoire of singles and remixes (bootleg or not). All Ben Boles is trying to say is: here are the producers who are getting respect and comeuppance, and this is what they think of Toronto's scene as a whole.


COYOTE - Too Hard (Aeroplane Remix)
KUSTONBEATER - Automat aux tomates
WOOLFY VS PROJECTIONS - Return Of The Starlight (Invisible Conga People Remix)
CFCF - Goodbye
SEBASTIEN TELLIER - Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)
LIONESS - You're My Heart (Pilotpriest Remix)
THUNDERHEIST - Jerk It (Nacho Lovers Remix)
BIKINI - 1234
LA ROUX - Reflections Are Protection

Monday, January 19, 2009



LYKKE LI - Breaking It Up (Pocketknife's Loosefoot Remix)
LYKKE LI - Little Bit (Drake Remix)
THUNDERHEIST - Jerk It (Nacho Lovers Remix)
DAVID RUBATO - Circuit (Aeroplane Remix)
CFCF - Crystal Mines
LIONESS - You're My Heart (Pilotpriest Remix)
THE TWELVES - Be My Crush (The Juan Maclean's B-Live Remix Rio Mix)
BIKINI - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
HEXES & OHS - Head Over Heels

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ok, so I admit, I was supposed to do this post six weeks ago. My handlers are wondering where the reports are...but it's because I've been so thoroughly in love with Ketel One Vodka that I keep drinking the damn stuff and I've been drunk since.

Ok, so that's not true at all, but I wish it was. If you're gonna party why drink sludge like Absolut? I'd rather support taste, quality, refinement and fair price rather than mass produced, poorly tested swill.

To prove to you I'm not a corporate shill, here's Ketel One's main facility, The Nolet Distillery. This ain't the Mondavi of vodkas, it's a family run business that has been passed down from generation to generation through a single bloodline, producing cottage-industry product in a an age of blandness and mass consumption.

And of course, they gave me free vodka (loads of it) so I should at least hold up my end of the bargain :)

Thanks for the tasting + dinner, and the demonstartion with the brilliant, well-read hottie 'cause I was broke ass and in need of some riches, yo.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This week in music...

Gabe Knox hooks us up with a 15 minute spacey jam from Larry Heard, brand new.

Buffet Libre expands their Rewind cover/remix series into a three decade breakfast, lunch and dinner special for $Free.99! Canadian artists include Hexes & Ohs, CFCF, Bikini and Electric Youth.

Toronto's Eye Weekly announces that a) it's "Toronto's time to shine" in 2009, the year of house music's full-blown global takeover; and b)Dave Morris' column Totally Wired, which profiled web music since 2005, will no longer be in their print edition but online.


SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT - In The End It's Your Friends (San Serac Remix)
PASE ROCK - Get Money Kids (Nacho Lovers Remix)
LIONES - You're My Heart (Pilotpriest Remix)
CFCF - Call Girl
LARRY HEARD - 25 Years From Alpha
NEW LOOK - Everything
HEXES & OH'S - Head Over Heels

Monday, January 05, 2009


AEROPLANE - Whispers (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)
MGMT - Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)
DEERHUNTER - Octet (Simian Mobile Disco Edit)
LIONESS - You're My Heart (Pilotpriest Remix)
NACHO LOVERS - Acid Life (Eli Escobar Remix)
DVAS - Urgent
CFCF - Forbidden Colours
CFCF - Colour Dreams