TDotLove Radio - Episode 10

We went a little long on this one - about 1.5 hours. Tranzit kicks it off, and I cover the second half with some upbeat tunes from virtually unknown and lesser-known producers.

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MC JD added to Saturday's lineup!

Unfortunately, Trajady is unable to join us for #TDotLove v.3 on Saturday night, due to personal reasons. We wish him well, and we'll gladly have him back soon once outlooks improve. When a door closes, a window opens, and through that window springs the veteran mic controller MC JD, who will host Spinz's 2 hours of dancefloor rockin'. Bring whisky.

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Facebook event page is here!


<3 - Daddy

Back in the studio...

Now that I finally got around to getting Full Circle pressed, and sent out some personalized copies to some of my strongest supporters through the years, I feel like I can close that chapter. Now it's time to build something fresh.

This time I don't have a concept for what I want to create. Well, that's a lie. I've got a general idea, but I'm just going to let the tunes do the talking. Whatever direction they push me in is the direction the mix will head to. What I do know is that I'll be diving into some deeper drum n' bass sounds, and there's bound to be a bunch of amen-tearout smashers in there for the purists.

I'll also be bringing in vocal support from Toronto's very own MC P.

Watch this space for more.


The Bassment, Volume Nine: Everybodies Daddy

Seems the fine folks over at Toronto is Awesome found me worthy of interviewing. So, if you're ever curious about the path I've walked so far, and where it may go from here, read on. In their words:

Bassment Toronto is AwesomeToronto’s electronic music scene has seen some great changing of the guard over recent years, with an energetic batch of new promoters and producers organizing events and pushing the boundaries of the dance community in new and exciting directions. However, it is a mark of the dedication of the community to note that there remains a passionate core of life-long artists and event-goers who can still be found mastering their craft and lending their experience to the newer generations.

One such long-time master has grown from a fresh-faced new MC working his way up to the ladder into a fully-established artist as both a vocal performer and a DJ. Everybodies Daddy (trust me, there’s a good but far too lengthy story behind the spelling error) has emerged as a strong voice for Drum’n'Bass and Hardcore, with an artist’s gift for musical expression coupled with a lawyer’s logical understanding of how best to get his message across, as you’ll soon see in the interview below. Enjoy!

Click here to read the whole interview...


Space Invaders & TRR7 Review

Well, it's been a week since that crazy adventure of a weekend tore through our lives. Now I've had some time to get some back story, and to process it all, here's what's come out the other side. It was an up and down and up weekend (and not in the usual way, that I tend to prefer) overall, but mostly positive.

everybodies daddy mc obie epiphany space invadersFriday night was Epiphany Entertainment's official preparty - Space Invaders. This was the first Epiphany party I've had the privilege to play. I've been saying for a while how much I miss playing the small, local jams here, 'cos it's a great chance to get to know the crew, have a few beers, play some tunes and cause a ruckus. A ruckus was caused indeed. It was great to see DJ Virus doing his thing - long one of my favourite turntable technicians for his rock-solid mixing and uplifting track selection. The reverse-birthday set was wild & fun, with Tempest dropping tunes on vinyl, and whoever danced the hardest to each one would get to take the record home with them. Starkiss, the headliner, banged out an energetic set, during which I had the pleasure of going back to back with MC Obie (more on this in the next paragraph). Tempest closed the night in the main room with Obie on the mic, but my drunk ass needed to escape due to early mornings all weekend.

Tagging with the UK's MC Obie was a refreshing experience. It's nice to work with MCs who have something meaningful to say, can communicate & time the back and forth, and have a wicked stage presence. For a man who said "yeah, alright, we'll do this, but I'm not going too hard tonight", he sure did go hard. Mad props to you bruv. Added to that was the double-fisting of bottles of .50 (not my fault they don't sell quarts in Ontario), being constantly molested by a cute/drunk girl or two, and bouncing around with the crowd, it lived up to the Friday night chaos of years gone by.

Saturday night was the main event - Total Request Rave 7 - for which I was booked to spin and to MC. I'd been told on Friday that I was on for either 12 or 1. Things fell off the rails from there. Ginger St. James had come down with bronchitis, and was unable to speak, let alone perform, so she had to cancel. Then I got a panicked message at about 6 pm asking if I could switch to 10, or close the party. Neither of those worked, as I'd planned my life around the later slots, and couldn't abandon foreigners downtown to find their own way to the party, and I had to work at 8 am on Sunday. Around 9 pm, I was told my slot was 11 pm, which I could make (barely). In the car on the way to the venue, at about 10 minutes to 10, I was told that 10 pm was the only slot that would work. We raced across the city to the venue, and got there for 10:40, only to find that someone had awarded himself a 2 hour timeslot, and I wouldn't be spinning at the party at all. Needless to say, I was pissed, but the show must go on.

everybodies daddy trr7 total request rave nocturnal commissionsI stuck around to MC for Al Storm's set, and to host the Total Request set with DJ Dynamic. I must say that Dynamic's set saved the evening for me. It was bouncy, fun, and anthem-filled as always, and the crowd was going off to it, hardcore. It reminded me of years gone by - oodles of positive energy, great vibe, great tunes, and one of the liveliest crowds I've MCed to in a while. Gammer came on and murked it out afterwards, which made me sorry I had to leave - duty calls early on Sundays.

So, the world's biggest apologies to all of you who were hoping to see me spin. I'd spent the past three weeks building a dancefloor-driven set, and I was heartbroken not to be able to share it with you. I talked to a bunch of folks, especially Americans, who'd been looking forward to it for quite some time. Dynamic at NC assures me that they will make it up to me, and he's a man of his word. So, watch this space for the do-over.

Shouts out to Wolf, Frisky, Dainja, Margaret, Lu & Donny, Randy, Brian, David, Katy, Aimee, Madeline, Meredith, Chad & Molly, Opel, Derek, Lucy Ford, Ty, Rush, Kitty, Liane, George, and all the other super fun folks I met whose names escape me. A special kind of love to the Daddy's Girls showing (wonderfully aggressive) love from the front row...

In all, mixed feelings about a wicked weekend, but nothing but love for the crowds who came out to lose their minds to the music. <3

Candyball Video Blog!

Soundtrack Courtesy of Alex Prospect & Becci - "We Like It Loud"


Memory lane.... Hullabaloo

Every now and then, I like to take a trip down memory lane. The musical memories, the wild times we had, and the sunrises we walked outside to... back when we used to beat the night. The Hullabaloo residency was one of my high points so far. The opportunity to reach a big, worldwide crowd live, and then relive those nights through top quality audio recordings. Fantastic.

Even with all that multitrack recording, I'm still a sucker for those videos that capture the essence of those moments in time. This one is particularly fun. The last Hullabaloo ever - the reunion party - One More Group Hug - was a packed house. Scratchmaster DJ Wolf and I drew the 10-11 pm slot, a warmup set, and the energy in the crowd was palpable. I have no idea who shot this video clip, but I can feel the pent up energy in the room when I watch it. Everyone showed up psyched, and were absolutely mad for it along the way. To me, this video drips with the potential of a night not yet lived.

Enjoy. <3

Daddy's home!!!!

After three years in lovely Ottawa, I'm back in Toronto... but first:

Gone Fishin'.

Don't wait up.

Two months out from Candyball....

Shall we reminisce?

Candyball, Ravers in the Caribbean - NYC, USA. Ravers Only packed 1200 people inside Club Exit, and it was absolute mayhem from start to finish. I was the first international headliner of the night, and dropped a set of 50/50 drum n' bass & UK hardcore. MC Casper from the UK, and MC Hi-IQ out of Pittsburgh went off like bombs on the mic, and the crowd was mad for it.

Unfortunately the recording didn't turn out, but I managed to salvage enough to lay over this video. The tracks on this one are Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Skumbag Rip ---> YT's England Story.

Mad love. <3