I originally heard this track as the intro to Pirupa‘s guest mix on SoulGood 495, which actually turned out to be incredible.

I was immediately grabbed by the vocals in the track.  It reminded me of Carlo Lio‘s demonic sound and I instantly wanted this track badly!  I looked around afterwards only to realise I couldn’t find it anywhere.  I was hunting for this track for about three weeks when I was lucky enough to hear Nathan Barato playing it out at an after hours.  I asked him what the track was, and he was kind enough to share the info with me.

This track’s got a tremendous lengthy buildup and when the pressure finally releases it pounds SO hard.  Monster track, huge sound, easily five stars for any DJ.  Your welcome.

Check it out and buy it HERE.


While listening to Sharam‘s Wildcast I was smacked in the face with one of the sickest darkest beats I’ve heard in a long time.

As I scrambled for my iPod to find out who made such a sexy beast I was pleased to see it was none other than The Junkies.  Soon after I thought to myself, why am I surprised?  These guys have been pumping out monstrous tunes consistently for a long time now, and they show no signs of letting up.

It brings me such great joy to have such amazing talent right here in my own backyard (Toronto, Canada).  Although I can’t see these guys sticking around here for long, as they’ve recently been out to the US, Mexico, and various countries in Europe on tour.

I see nothing but a bright future and big things for these guys.  Keep an eye out for them coming out to your town, and don’t miss the chance to watch them destroy a club with their dark thuggish beats.

Check it out and buy it HERE.

Heard this face-melting beat on Nic Fanciulli‘s mix Balance 021 and I just had to know what it was called and who it was by.

I was happy to discover both a new producer and record label for my watch list.  This rugged track is the work of Ray Okpara and it’s out on Mobilee Records.  Which I’ve quickly discovered is home to a vast array of great original sounding house and techno beats.  I’d highly recommend checking them out!

While this track may be a little too hip-hop for some of you house heads out there, I find the beat is heavy and twisted enough to more than make up for it.  Definitely a head-scratcher that will add an interesting sound to your mix.

Check it out and buy it HERE.

Randomly stumbled upon this gem in my SoundCloud dashboard the other day.

Packing all the essential elements that make this one an instant Rawthentic classic.  Sick and twisted vocals, trippy soundFX, bumping low end bass with that up tempo vibe, and an all around gangster feel.

I’ve never heard of Darlyn Vlys until hearing this bumpin’ tune.  But definitely I’ll be digging through his Beatport and SoundCloud page and keeping my eye on his future releases now.

Check it out and buy it HERE.