Thanks again Detroit

So, we were suprise headliners in Detroit this weekend. One of their local DJs dropped out, and we were tagged in to the lineup at the last minute to bring a little something special. We also rallied up a few buddies, including a first-time raver, for the 313 experience.

Everybodies Daddy Detroit Hardcore 313 In Your Dreams Rave MC Tranzit

Once again, the Hardcore 313 crew outdid themselves in pulling together a killer night of music. The packed out crowd really started buzzing during Donald Whan's set, and when Tranzit busted out the custom intro tune for our secret timeslot, they went nuts. The only sort-of downer was having no stage to get right up and interact with the crowd, so I hauled a wobbly bar stool out in front of the decks and did my thing from there. Not the strangest thing I've done in my time, but definitely up there. Highlight of the set for me was watching the crowd lose their shit when Tranzit dropped "Eyeopener"... and of course, a little Rage Against the Machine for the sweet finish.

Ian K and No Left Turn were up next, and dropped a hectic set of their freeformy anthems, then Marty McFly dropped the tempo a little, and murdered the place with some funky breaks business. Exhibit A:


The night gets a little fuzzy from there, because... well... Detroit.... but I'd be remiss if I didn't send a little love Lu, Donny, Christiana, Brit, Jen, Jynx, Ian, Donny, Kyle, Julie, Kayla, KLF, Ryan, and all the other folks who made that night so special.

Detroit kicked our asses in a weekend. Looking forward to coming back in February!


New Year's Eve in Ottawa - Full Details

So the full lineup for Rough Crew's "A Rough Resolution" NYE jam in Ottawa has been released, and it looks sick! They're bringing in the oldschool Vinyl Syndicate warriors, Slip n' Side - who were responsible for big choons like "Nail Gun" and "Let Me Know" off the Toronto record label back in the day. I haven't seen them in frickin' forever, so I'm crazy excited to see what the darkside jump-up artists are bringing to the dance.

Joining us on the main stage will be Toronto's DJ Love Hz, dropping heavy dnb. This man lays down some serious business. As for what I'll be playing - you'll just have to wait and see. Whatever it is, it'll be dancefloor driven, and things are going to get awfully pretty before I'm done.

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Don't forget, this is a rave inside an amusement park, with bumper cars, rock climbing walls, laser tag, a balladium and more. They've got their all-night permits from the city, and a smoking area in the venue. Three rooms of sound & light, and serving until 3 am. This'll be mayhem, no doubt.

Full details, including the rest of the lineup, are on the Facebook page and the events section here.

See you there!