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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

 

Music at Night 023 with special guest Larkko (Monday March 26)

Jose Arayesh a.k.a ( Larkko ) musical influences stem from artists such as Peace Division, Timo Maas, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox to todays top producers such as Kaiserdisco, Manuel de la Mare, David Herrera, Gonzalo & Gonzalez, Alex Kenji and Patrick M and many more as well as labels such as Hotfingers and Stereo Productions just to name a few.His career started after he got his first pair of Technics 1200’s in 1999 and began putting on successful events and parties around his local area where he quickly began establishing a name for himself at both live events and also radio shows.

Larkko is not just a whiz behind the decks, but also classically – trained pianist and has an extemely strong passion for art. Larkko’s developed his encyclopedic knowledge of electronic music by working in the local record shop and attending big parties capturing the right type of sound he wanted to pursue. It was at at the age of 16 when Jose Arayesh ( Larkko ) decided to pick up his first set of direct drive turntables and has never looked back since.

The type of sound that is captured in Larkko’s sets consist of deep groovy tribal tech rythyms to with hair raising floor stomping vocals that promise to keep you moving all night long. Larkko has never been afraid to take on fresh ideas and innovations. As a dj/producer, he can switch styles as only a bonafide musician can, but what sets him apart is the innate ability to combine in his sound double dose of rawness and elegance. Productions can be smooth & dreamy, or pounding ( often at the same time ). As dance music shifts & changes, he keeps on top and adapts, but still roots his production in quality & originality. Music is something more than an expression of art, it is a way of life.

Look out for Larkko’s rise, his sets & productions are not to be missed for the true house music lover.

Music at Night 022 with guest Daniel Burton (Monday Feburary 27)

First and foremost an enthusiast to all that is house, Dan is one of Toronto’s most promising up and coming DJ’s. Raised in Toronto, he was immediately immersed into a diverse, and very individualistic culture. When he was 8 years old he was given his first musical instrument, the bass guitar, and immediately knew he was going to be doing something with music in his future. By his mid teens he had continued to grow and grasp new concepts into music, and studied music theory both in and out of the classroom environment, developing a deep love of complex rhythms and nuances, and specifically gained interest in jazz and punk rock. One should take notice at his ability to pursue and make ideas become reality- 50 Shades of Red, a punk rock quintet influenced heavily by bands such as the Distillers, Bad Religion, Anti Flag, and bands not found in mainstream culture, (Dan’s First band) ended up being one his most successful ventures, playing all of Toronto’s hottest rock clubs including The Big Bop, The Docks, Koolhaus just to name a few- by the ripe age of 16. In such a performer was born, and Dan has been playing live shows ever since, whether as a bass player, or DJ in the Toronto club circuit.

With his integral blends of techno and tech house influences, Dan knows how to work a crowd. Having worked the Toronto bar/ lounge circuit, Dan is eager and ready to move on to the bigger stage. Being in close environments with DJ’s Nathan Barato, Cam Maxwell, George William, El Duran, Paranoid Jack, Tim Patrick, Iron Mike, Anthony D’Amico, Julien Loreto, Chris Fresque, Rob Lamberti, Maddy Frizzell, Luis Sastre and others – just to name a few- he has quickly progressed in the electronic music community.

Dan is not a rookie in the music industry, he works as a full time producer and Recording Engineer, as well as a touring musician, he knows what to do on the decks, how to work a crowd and to get them excited.

This ex- Audio Creep had a fantastic year in 2009-2010, having done interviews on Scenester radio, and played all over Toronto… including Guvernment, Film lounge, Lily Lounge, LOL lounge, opened for Steve Lawler on New years at Circa 2010, as well as played WMC 2010 w/ international artists Subfractal, Erphun + More. Ready to continue moving forward, look for Dan and his upcoming releases and events!

LABELS :
London Music, Freaks Culture Records

MEDIA

twitter@ djdanielburton

Music at Night 021 Tracklist

BRENNEN KOVIC (Hour 1)
1. Christian Smith-Get It Done  Original Mix
2. Xpansul  Alessio Mereu-Moldy Oscillator  Sasha Carassi
3. Phunk Investigation-Dirty Is Better  Original Mix
4. Miniminds-Disorder  Locomatica Remix
5. Umek Beltek-Touch After  Original Club Mix (TOTM)
6. Da Fresh-Lucky Number  Kiko Remix
7. Matt  Cooper -Death Machine  Spektre Remix
8. Phunk Investigation-Deep Inside  Original Mix
9. Alex Di Stefano-Mas Fuerte  Original Mix
10. Christian Cambas  Umek-Heroes Of The Night  Original Mix

You can download the mix HERE (right click “save as”)

Music at Night 021 with guests Gridmode (Monday January 23)

Driven to weave style into sound, Toronto based electronic music producers Guyvr and Mason Bach have united as Gridmode, to deliver an all out assault on the dancefloor, by exploiting the latest computer music technologies and delivering them with an ear to the ground mentality.

Always consistent in their approach, yet full of surprises, Gridmode invite their listeners to engage in a co-creative exploration of sound, never straying from an uncompromising dedication to their art.

While deeply rooted and educated in the craft of live music performance, Gridmode has transplanted core elements from studio production directly to the live stage, pushing and perfecting technical

boundaries in real-time. This talented duo flawlessly combine the most current selections from the Minimal, Tech House and Techno genres with grace and discriminating taste. Although audiences unanimously agree on their intuitive musical sense, applaud the seeming rocket science behind their rhythms and compositions, Gridmode sources for only the purest of dancefloor pursuits resulting in an experience which must be witnessed first-hand to fully embrace.

Music at Night 020 2011 Year Mix Track List

Hour 1:
1. Ovi M – Ripshaw
2. Cirez D – Full Stop (Original Mix)
3. alex kenji – my oscar
4. Filthy Rich -I Need You  Spartaque Remix
5. Pleasurekraft – Satyr Song (Umek Remix)
6. kiko – visious story
7. Ahmet Sendil, Koen Groeneveld – Turboprop – Ahmet Sendil Mix
8. Tone Depth and Anthony Attalla – Vaporizer (christian cambas amd PHANTM)
9. Balthazar -Puerto Rico  Alex Di Stefano Remix
10. Mario Miranda-Answering Machine (NHB London Remix)
11. Veerus -Phono  Original Mix
12.Cutoff- Button Push (Original Mix)

Hour 2:
13. Da Fresh-Turn Da Music Up  (Original Mix)
14. Umek – Zagreb
15.Balthazar and Jackrock -Dupka (Ahmet Sendil Remix)
16.Lazy M – Crows Are Talking (Subfractal Remix)
17. Christian Cambas – Fireball
18. Tesla – First Aid
19. Krill Mixer – IQ Test (Spartaque Remix)
20.while my weaky gently leaks da fresh remix
21. Roy RosenfelD – Balloons (Da Fresh Remix)
22.Phunk Investigation – 1980’s

You can download this mix HERE

Music at Night LIVE: Collision Course

E-Mail brennen@djbrennenkovic.com for guestlist (first name, last initial, and number of guests)

Music at Night 019 Tracklist

Im going to start posting the track list from the previous show on the main page from now on starting with this months show.

BRENNEN KOVIC (Hour 1):
1. Carl Cox-Nexus (Tomy DeClerque Mix)
2. DJ Lion Luigi Rocca – Krakra Hurricane (Original Mix)
3. John Acquaviva Olivier Giacomotto-While My Wiki Gently Leaks (Da Fresh Remix)
4. M.I.D.I.-The Bien (Snello Remix)
5. Farrel 8 – Freaked Out (Original Mix)
6. Veerus -Phono (Original Mix)
7. Erphun and Subfractal-Stones (Original Mix) (Track of the month)
8. PE BAN DJ Mandraks-Tribute To The Master (Original Mix)
9. Roy RosenfelD-Musica (Sisko Electrofanatik Remix )
10. Glitter – take over
11. Ferty and outcode – hard and slow

NICK CENIK (Hour 2):
1.Dyno – Deep Cloud (Original Mix)
2.Tone Depth – Photon Itch (Subfractal Remix)
3.Alex Di Stefano – Mas Fuerte (Original Mix)
4. Nicolas Oliver – C99 (Fusky Remix) [Future Release]
5.Alex Di Stefano, Phunk Investigation – Everywhere (Something Mix)
6.Phunk Investigation – U Know (Beltek Remix)
7.Balthazar & Jackrock – Puerto Rico (Alex Di Stefano Remix)
8.Phunk Investigation vs Alex Di Stefano – Warrior (Gladiator Mix)
9.Lutzenkirchen – Don’t Fear To Rock (Beltek Remix)
10.Miniminds – Disorder (Locomatica Remix)
11.F.akissi – Juicy (Mikael Pfeiffer Remix)

You can download this mix HERE (right click “save as”)

Music at Night 019 w/ NICK CENIK (Monday November 28)

Born in the 80s and having grown up just outside of Toronto during the grunge/punk rock era and then the hip hop wave of the late 90s and early 2000s, electronic dance music was essentially unknown to Nick Cenik [pronounced “see-Nick”] for the majority of his life. Fast-forward to the present though and nothing could be further from the truth: at 26-years-old, Nick’s life is deeply dedicated to the creation and enjoyment of electronic music. As a self-taught DJ and producer, he has experimented with various genres throughout his young career. His productions have secured the support of artists as diverse as Anthony Attalla, UGLH, DYNO, and Ahmet Sendil. His original production ‘Cote d’Ivore’ was even hand-picked by former Deep Dish member DJ Sharam for inclusion in the latter’s monthly radio-show. In early 2011 Nick made a definitive decision re: his musical aspirations: he would henceforth focus his creative energies exclusively on techno. At present, Nick continues to find inspiration particularly in the works of artists such as Lance Blaise, Alex di Stefano, Subfractal, Lucien Reden, and Phunk Investigation. Aiming to attract folks who appreciate the darker side of EDM and with releases on labels such as Teggno Records, Incorrect Music, Flat Belly Recordings, and Killing Machine Records Nick continues to shape his sound, often switching between sketchy, after-hours, 5am-type techno and banging, high-energy, peak-time monsters. 2012 promises to be an exciting year for this up-and-comer from Toronto. Be sure to visit http://www.soundcloud.com/nick-cenik where you will find Nick’s contact information, recent DJ sets, track previews, and upcoming release descriptions.

Music at Night 018 w/ IRON MIKE (Monday October 24)

Iron Mike is a name known through the Southern Ontario/Toronto club scene as a DJ, Producer, Radio Personality & Promoter for well over 16 years.

Inspired by hearing DJ’s like Deadly Hedly, Chris Sheppard, Matt C and other’s from the Toronto area, Mike got his first turntables at the age of 15, began working at the world famous “Play De Record” store during high school. After playing various house parties, he landed his first club gig at the age of 18 and from then on in, his sound expanded across the city and surrounding area’s.

Iron Mike has played and continues to rock some of the biggest clubs in Toronto & Southern Ontario including: The Docks, Club 108 / 103, Elusions, Opium, The Rocks, The Joker, Plastique, Level, Suite 106, WetBar, Fluid, Distrik, Inside, Li’ly, Room 471,Revoltion, The Palace, Metropolis, The Lyric, Light Lounge, Century Room, Chaval, Film Lounge, The Comfort Zone & The Guvernment (Gallery/Acid Lounge).

He has been fortunate enough to billed alongside international DJ’s such as: Dubfire, Loco Dice, Hermanez, Massimo Girardi, Gary Beck, Nicole Moudaber, Victor Calderone, Coyu, Uner, Edu Imbernon, Tom Novy, Ritchie Santana, Houswerks, Alex Niggemann, Carlos Fauvrelle and The House Mogals, along with local Toronto favorites: Carlo Lio, Matteo DiMarr, D-Unity, Daniel Dubb, Flipside, Manzone & Strong, Mark Oliver, The Junkies, Nathan Barato, Ovi M, Addy, Joee Cons, Deko-Ze and Anthony D’Amico.

During his career, Iron Mike met and worked closely with one of his musical inspirations, Chris Sheppard. Together they produced, mixed & programmed the highly popular “Club Cutz Radio Show” for over 5 years, which was syndicated in over 6 provinces and was broadcast over 16 stations across Canada.
They toured across Canada together, playing raves as the infamous “DogWhistle Sound System” and Iron Mike was also the official tour DJ for the dance group – Love Inc.

Along with his radio experience working with Chris Sheppard, Iron Mike has also worked closely on-air with Tony Monaco (Z103.5 FM Toronto) and with Downtown Diego on the CHIN Radio Network (100.7 FM Toronto & 97.9 FM Ottawa).

Not willing to stop there, Iron Mike also launched a compilation series entitled “HouseMix” back in 2000. The brand was a huge success reaching Gold status in Canada (sales of over 25,000 units) on 2 different occastions with Universal Music. The brand went on to sell well over 200,000.
Along with the “HouseMix” series, he released other mix compilations such as Club Anthems, Pure Dance, Club Sessions and even “MuchDance” a compilation for Canada’s biggest music station – Much Music.
Iron Mike was also the first DJ in Canada to ever mix a CD for the hugely popular UK label, Minstry of Sound, which was produced exclusivly for Canada. Collectively, Iron Mike’s involvement in CD compilations has sold in excess of over 1,000,000 copies – Diamond status in Canada!

2011 has brought out the production bug in Iron Mike and in just this year alone his releases with Luis Sastre, Ovi M and long time friend, Nat Civello, have been noticed and signed to labels such as: MAR186, Beat Therapy, DBR Recordings, Roots and Wings, MUM (Manchester Underground Music), London Music, Funktion Black, PBR Recordings, Hi-Life, Balkan Connection:SA & White Minds Records.

With no signs of stopping in 2012 and beyond – Iron Mike pushes ahead as a dj/artist and continues to spread the universal message of electronic dance music to all with his weekly “Power Hour Mix Show” heard each and every Wednesday night from 10-11PM(est) at udjradiocom

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iron-Mike/22296107824
http://www.Twitter.com/IronMikeToronto
http://www.beatport.com/artist/iron-mike/6420
http://www.souncloud.com/iron-mike
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/ironmike
http://www.udjradio.com/

Music at Night 017 w/ Nicholas Van Orton (Monday September 26)

Coming from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ariel Gandolfo first got involved with music at the age of 16. Ten years later, after recording three studio albums with the band “il phantasmo” (Smokinghome Records, 1999, 2001 and 2003), he decided to work as a solo artist producing dance tracks under the alias Nicholas Van Orton.

His tunes had a great welcome at the house music scene, and are supported by many international
and local djs such as Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha, Dave Seaman, Nick Warren, or Anthony Pappa,
to name a few. While working alone, or as a part of production team, his tracks frequently manage
to reach the charts from pools, djs and record stores.

Ariel has firmly established also as a DJ, playing around America and Europe, performing both DJ gigs
and live acts, where he includes his latest works and remixes.
He also takes part of side groups and collaborations, such as The Planters, with Luciano Lima or his duowith the argentinian producer Niko Fantin. Since 2009, NVO runs Balkan Connection South America digital record lab