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Music at Night 087 Year Mix 2018 (Monday December 24)

Let me start by saying thank you to all the wonderful and talented DJs that were guests on the show this past year: Hyland & Kavai, Missanova, Igor Vasev, Jace, Moe Bass, Hugo M, Footwork Fuel, and Blair Malott. You all rocked it. I must also thank all the listeners that tuned in, youre the reason Im still doing this for the past 8 years. And finally all those that donated to the show, thank you so much.

As we close in on another year, its time for the Music at Night Year Mix where I play my favorite tracks during 2018 and crown one track as the “track of the year”.

Have a great holiday season

Brennen Kovic

Music at Night 086 with special guests Hyland & Kavai (Monday November 26)

It’s not about where you’re from, or who you’ve been- it’s about where you’re going, and Deep Tech duo Hyland & Kavai know just where to take you when they get behind the decks and take control of a dim, hungry room with a signature sound that is deep, dark, sexy, and relentless all rolled into one finely curated techno package. Lost in the dark, digging deep into a movement that will leave you wanting more is where you’ll find yourself in Hyland & Kavai’s hands. Starting off young and DJing together since 2011, still in their early twenties, the Niagara natives Jay Hyland and Peter Kavai have a knack for providing gritty, funky basslines that will make heads bop uncontrollably, and bodies move accordingly on any dance floor. Because of this, Hyland & Kavai have become favourites in the Toronto underground scene, with a crowd who always knows just what kind of dirty groove they’re in for with this duo.

Holding down past residencies at the legendary Guvernment nightclub in Acid Lounge, as well as Cache and Terrace 44 have kept these two busy over the years, as well as playing Toronto underground staples like the formerly beloved Footwork, Coda, Nest, and Toika Lounge, and the notorious after-hours Comfort Zone. Hyland & Kavai have been around to watch Toronto’s dance music scene expand into something fierce and heavy, and have no doubt been a part of its rapid growth, playing alongside international names like Martin Buttrich, tiNi, Carlo Lio, Matt Sassari, Reelow, The Junkies, Victor Calderone, and never failing to deliver the dance floor to their desired destination.

Music at Night 085 with special guest Missanova (Monday October 22)

Since Missanova’s official debut in the Toronto and Hamilton underground scene, she has been making waves with her addicting punching groove and funky kicks. While her style varies between sultry saxophones and open hats to grimy basslines and thumping beats, she loves to ascend and descend through the tech house and techno genres to satisfy various cravings. Missanova’s signature blue lipstick and dark clothing have become a crowd favorite, making her a recognizable face in the underground movement. Her mastery of funk and groove creates a unique atmosphere and vibe that is sure to get you clapping and bobbing on the dance floor at every one of her shows.

Music at Night 084 with special guest Igor Vasev (Monday September 24)

Intrigued by scratching, breakbeats, and vynl sets, Igor Vasev evolved from top 40’s and his desire for electronic music was born. Facinated by ideas coming in and being able to momentarily create his own sound, Igor Vasev began his love fot expressing himself through spinning. Vasev’s passion and free spirit radiates when he’s on the decks. Starting at Studio L14, Opening for Walker&Royce, getting dark in 77’s underground, groovin on the Hamilton Boat Cruise and vibin at Modrn for SundayChills. His style versatility seperates and makes him different from others. From Techno and TechHouse to Trance and PsyTrance, his whole mind, body and soul are put into his work. In his words, “You get into a flow and songs begin to flawlessly form together, it’s a wave of euphoria you can just ride. You see the way people react and feel enjoyment to something you almost create. Its almost like the feeling of ‘pass the aux’.

Music at Night 083 with special guest Jace (Monday July 23)

Jace was influenced by dance music at the early age of eleven. Hip-Hop and then later on House and Techno became the norm for him to be playing on his stereo. Early musical influences for Jace included: NWA, Public Enemy, EPMD, Armand Van Helden and Plastikman. In 1992, Jace purchased turntables and a mixer for his expanding vinyl collection. This purchase only increased his thirst for more music. Through the nineties, Jace compiled a massive record collection made up of hip-hop, house, trance and techno. The diverse sounds that Jace has listened to in the past have allowed him to use many different sounds in the music he produces. Jace has been a recognizable face on the Southern Ontario techno scene for a number of years now. He maintains a steady calendar of gigs around Southern Ontario; mainly in Toronto, London and Kitchener-Waterloo. Jace has a unique blend of techno that has won him fans all over the world, as he has played at nightclubs and parties in Las Vegas, Orlando Fla, Madison Wis. Zurich Switzerland and Hannover Germany. On the local scene, Jace has his own bi-weekly night at Kitchener-Waterloo’s foremost underground club, The Revolution. This opportunity to promote and DJ a night has allowed Jace to meet and work with other DJs and promoters. What strikes fans and colleagues alike is the fact that Jace is so approachable and knowledgeable. Jace has had many successes in his local scene and is always looking for new places to showcase his talent

Music at Night 082 with special guests MoeBass (Monday June 25)

Moe Bass is a brother duo from Toronto consisting of the sounds of deejays Billy Bass and Moe Jackson. Between the two they have played their unique brand of techno and tech house blend throughout Toronto’s underground. Everywhere from Comfort zone, to One Loft, Bassline, and even the late Guvernment.

http://mixcloud.com/djbillybass/
http://soundcloud.com/billy-bass-toronto/tracks

Music at Night 081 with special guest Hugo M (Monday May 28)

Hugo M was introduced to music at a very young age growing up with an entire family with musical capabilities. His earliest recognition with House music takes him back to trippin 1-2 and 3 from MC Flipside and cream anthems 95-2000s (to name a few). In 2006, he got a hold of his first pair of CD turntables, but it wasn’t until May of 2010 that he decided to perform live and just months after this surge of courage with his colleague Jeff Gomes they created Allure Entertainment. They worked hard with a team of DJs and promoters to make a name for not only themselves but Allure.

The hard work definitely has paid off for Hugo, earning him DJ slots in clubs all over the map such as Toronto, Montreal, Dominican Republic, Hamilton, NYC, Niagara Falls, St Catharines and his most recent debut at Push Ultra Lounge in Tampa Florida. He not only performs at clubs but also outdoor festivals & his favourite, boat cruises. He has put a lot of effort into the Hamilton boat cruises with his events partner which are now going on 7 years strong with over 20 cruises under his belt. Hugo has also learned a lot from performing alongside top DJs such as; Green Velvet, Nathan Barrato, Carlo Lio, D-Unity, Umek, Rafa Barrios, Adrian Hour, Claptone, Prok & Fitch, Oscar L, Chris Lake, Low Steppa, Walker & Royce, Laidback Luke, Will Clarke, Loud Luxury, Shiba San, Croatia Squad, Koen Groeneveld, Saeed Younan, D Ramirez, Pirupa, Funkagenda, Harry Romero, Sydney Blu, Matt Lange, Chris Lorenzo, Billy Kenny, Kryder, Felix Cartal, Hunter Siegel, Popof, Dekoze, Jerome Robins, Flipside, Zeds Dead, Jay Frog, Atroxx, Mark Oliver, Manzone and Strong, Addy, Jay Force & so many more talented dj/producers. Hugo Matos is definitely attacking the scene with full force and his efforts and talents are being recognized.

Check him out at his residency club 77/Underground in Hamilton & at various clubs in Toronto including Coda, Nest, Noir(Rebel), Uniun + more. Hugo is making it a priority to release a few original tracks & remixes in 2018 along with the usual live & promo sets for your listening pleasures. Definitely a DJ you do not want to miss out on!

Music at Night 080 with special guest Footwork Fuel (Monday April 23)

Beginning his rise in the Toronto scene, Footwork Fuel has been constructing his sound from a diverse resource pool and tying it into his love of techno. His tracks are seeing release on outlets such as Minimal Sessions, Driven Recordings and Marika Rossa’s acclaimed Fresh Cut; he shows no signs of slowing down. AFOTIK Entertainment is a new event branding birthed by Footwork Fuel in 2018 with some strong techno names due, showing promise for some iconic functions. He is one to watch out for in the coming year, with more scheduled releases and events in store.

https://www.facebook.com/FootworkFuel
https://soundcloud.com/footworkfuel

Music at Night 079 special guest Blair Malott (Monday February 26)

Formerly known as “Staccato” Blair Malott is a producer and DJ from Toronto, Ontario who strives to move the world one dance floor at a time. Using his deep passion for techno and tech house as well as the uncontrollable urge to move crowds he carefully constructs sonic journeys. Not typically going after and emotional response with the music as a lot of musicians/producers go for, he aims to make you move. Wether its the dark atmospheric journey or the pumping bass lines, you will have no option but to dance.
Currently have releases associated with Spliced Vinyl Recordings, Antarctic Records, and 6N7 Music , Puchero Records ,Parliament House, Metum Digital, and forthcoming music on Tres14 Music.

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@blair_malott
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for booking info email @ blairmalott11@gmail.com

Music at Night 078 Year Mix 2017 (Monday December 25)

As the year draws to a close its time again for my picks for some of the best tracks of 2016. In this two hour mix you will hear tracks by producers such as D-Unity, HellDriver, Mark Sherry, Julian Jeweil, Spektre, DARMEC, OVI M, Alessandro Spaiani, and many many more. A special thank you to all the 2017 djs that supplied guest mixes, and a massive thank you to all the fans and listeners.