Archive for Mixtapes

Tona – Reform School [Mixtape]


Toronto rapper Tona has been supporting my Bridging The Gap mixtape series since inception in 2006. When he reached out to me and asked for my help in compiling and mixing his ‘Reform School’ mixtape, it was a no brainer.. The project features 17 original cuts including leaks such as “Blue Shield,” “Neighbourhood,” “Hennessy Thoughts” and “We Do.”

Joining Tona on the guest tip throughout Reform School are Freeway, Kardinal OffishallAyahDosageShad K.Kim DavisAdam BombJD Era and Theo3. Beats come courtesy of Grammy-winning producer Boi-1daDJ Jazzy JeffRich Kidd and more!

Listen/Download:  http://tinyurl.com/6qspfcz


G.O.O.D. Music x Mike Danger = G.O.O.D. FRIDAY

Do yourself a favour and download DJ Mike Danger‘s new GOOD Music mixtape by clicking the image above or by clicking here.  Continuously proving himself as one of the best DJ’s on the west coast, Danger flawlessly mixes, cuts up, and blends musical selections from the label’s impressive roster (Kanye West, Common, Kid Cudi, Fonzworth Bentley, Pusha T, Big Sean, Mos Def, Cyhi Da Prince, Mr. Hudson, John Legend).

Halloween 2010 Recap..

This year’s Halloween Weekend was pretty crazy.. On Friday Oct 30 we were at Toronto’s biggest Halloween costume party inside Liberty Grand with over 5000 people in attendance.. The next day (Saturday, October 30) we flew to PEI for the first time (Eastern Canada) to play The Wave at University of PEI, along with our drummer – JB Allen. This party was a smash… Thus brings us to Halloween night, Sunday Oct 31. We took an evening flight back to Toronto which got me back just in time to play a set at TIME Nightclub, alongside my dude DJ Tilt. Another Halloween weekend, another series of good parties.. Videos & pics from all 3 nights below.

Wristpect x Sir Lancelot x JB Allen @ The Wave [UPEI] Devil’s Night Oct 30, 2010 from WRISTPECT on Vimeo.

Halloween Sunday Oct 31, 2010 – TIME Nightclub [Toronto] from WRISTPECT on Vimeo.

Halloween Friday Oct 29 2010 – Liberty Grand from WRISTPECT on Vimeo.

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Upcoming 2010 Dates

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Here are some upcoming dates.. I can’t believe I am seeing October, November & December.. Where did 2010 go?!

Oct 1 – Dragonfly [Casino Niagara]
Oct 2 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Oct 4 – Revival [Toronto]
Oct 7 – Coors Light Mystery Mansion [XS, Toronto]
Oct 8 – Club V Opening [Newfoundland]
Oct 9 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Oct 11 – 14 – NYC
Oct 15 – Tryst [Toronto]
Oct 16 – Mixology Show 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
Oct 16 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Oct 22 – Seneca College
Oct 22 – Titanium [Waterloo]
Oct 23 – 27 – NYC
Oct 28 – Van Gogh’s [Guelph]
Oct 29 – Liberty Grand [Toronto]
Oct 30 – PEI University [Prince Edward Island]
Oct 31 – TIME [Toronto]

Nov 2 – Rogers Wireless Private Event [Toronto]
Nov 4 – Le Roi Des Belges [Brussels]
Nov 5 – Fabolous Concept at Club Verso [Kortrijk]
Nov 6 – Mixology Show 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
Nov 6 – Le Seven [Cambrai, France]
Nov 7 – TBD [Europe Tour]
Nov 10 – The Distillery [Calgary]
Nov 12 – Dragonfly [Casino Niagara Fallsview Resort]
Nov 13 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Nov 20 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Nov 24 – M1NT [Shanghai, China]
Nov 25 – M1NT [Shanghai, China]
Nov 26 – Beijing Club [Hong Kong, China]
Nov 27 – Mixology Show 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
Nov 27 – M1NT [Shanghai, China]

Dec 2 – TBD [San Diego, Ca]
Dec 3 – Google Staff Party [San Francisco, Ca]
Dec 4 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Dec 10 – Tryst [Toronto]
Dec 11 -The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Dec 17 – Beta [Waterloo] [Tentative]
Dec 18 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Dec 24 – TBD
Dec 25 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Dec 26 – Tryst [Toronto]
Dec 31 – TBD

Wristpect x Blackberry [Press Release]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27
, 2010

Wristpect x
Blackberry x Maritz Canada Deliver ‘Torch’

Mobile Industry Awards 2010 ‘Best Manufacturer of the Year’, Research In Motion and their award winning BlackBerry brand teamed up with the 2010 Toronto DJ of the year Wristpect, to launch the brand new and highly anticipated Blackberry Torch device in Canada.  Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver & Montreal held the only North American events of their sort.

Alongside Maritz Canada, Blackberry recently held national launch events for their Torch device, entitled the ‘Influencer’ and the ‘Rep’.

The invite-only ‘Influencer’ event attracted over 200 high profile Blackberry users to experience the new Torch device. The Rep event was an extremely successful gathering of 400 enthusiastic sales associates who received Torch devices at each of their respective locations. The soundtrack for these events across the country was provided by DJ Wristpect, who also creatively used the Torch devices to deliver his performance.

“It is always an honour to work with such a powerful and prominent brand” said Wristpect. “As a heavy user & advocate of Blackberry devices for over 6 years now, I feel as though this has been a long time coming. I’ve converted hundreds of friends and colleagues into certified Blackberry addicts over the last several years.. I look forward to further developing a professional relationship with both Blackberry & Maritz, and using the new Torch device in my day to day business!”

Teaming up with major brands is not anything new for this young DJ/Entrepreneur; Wristpect has worked alongside brands such as Google, MTV and Hennessy to Sony, Redbull and Playboy.

Most recently, Wristpect was awarded ‘Toronto DJ of the Year’ at the 2010 Stylus DJ Awards. The year before, he was nominated Canada’s #1 Club DJ, joined Clinton Spark’s ‘Smash Squad DJ’ crew, and played club dates across New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Costa Rica, and more.

The Blackberry Torch is currently available through select carriers worldwide. Please contact your wireless provider formore information.

For more information on Wristpect please visit http://blog.wristpect.com & http://blog.wristpect.com/epk

Press & Booking Contact
bookings@wristpect.com

West Coast Tour Video

Wristpect LA Tour from WRISTPECT on Vimeo.

Quick re-cap of my last West Coast Tour (Los Angeles, California).

2010 Stylus Awards – Thank You!

Last weekend (May 28 – June 01), The Stylus Group held the 5th Annual Stylus Spinfest & DJ Awards. The weekend’s events & Monday’s award show brought together & celebrated the deejays, artists, producers, labels, and individuals who help shape and develop Canada’s urban music scene.

Last year I won ‘Canadian Club DJ of the Year’ and thanks to your support, I was nominated for 3 awards this year (Club DJ of the Year, Toronto DJ of the Year & Mixtape of the Year) & ended up taking home 2 – Toronto DJ of the Year & Mixtape of the Year! I suck terribly at acceptance speeches and never remember to say what I want or thank the people I want to, so here goes..

Mixtape of the Year – Bridging The Gap V4 – Toronto to Virginia
Hosted By: The Clipse

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Thank you to The Clipse (Malice & Pusha-T), Rick Geez, Geezy, Pharrel, Shae, NERD, Star-Trak, everyone in Virgina (all artists & producers), everyone in Toronto (all artists & producers), Bryan E. of The Legends League for the dope cover art and t-shirt design, my dude’s Bobby Redef & Sir Lancelot for making me scrap the tape & start over, my boy Mattice for his creative direction & ableton help, Mediaphase for their online distribution & support, IdeLL Clothing, Play Cloths, Orisue, Ransom, Nahright, 2Dopeboyz, all of the bloggers who posted the tape, and everyone who continues to support the movement!

Toronto DJ of The Year
Big thank you first and foremost to my parents, for being supportive of me quitting the corporate 9-5 grind to focus on DJ’ing back when it was not looking so promising.. The fact that they let me to pursue my passion at such a young age says a lot and meant a lot to me, and I’m always thankful for that. Thanks to my girl, for being so understanding and supportive as well, and of course, my entire team.. My emcee, Sir Lancelot (we consistently shut parties down together), Mediaphase, all the promoters & corporate clients whom I’ve worked with, everyone at FLOW 93.5 FM, my sponsors (IdeaLL, Orisue, Ransom, Ortofon), Stylus Group, Marc Ecko Watches and finally everyone who comes out to the parties, downloads the mixtapes/podcasts & continues to show love and support in general.. Much thanks!

For a full run down on all the winners from the 2010 Stylus DJ Awards log onto www.stylusgroup.ca


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Flow 93.5fm Press Release: Stylus DJ Awards 2010

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THE NEW FLOW 93.5 IS THE HOME OF THE BEST DJS IN THE COUNTRY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO (June 1, 2010) – The New FLOW 93.5’s DJs, P-Plus, Wristpect and
Jester won a total of four awards at last night’s 2010 Stylus DJ Awards.
P-Plus won for Radio Mixshow DJ of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year and
new to the FLOW 93.5 family, Wristpect and Jester, won for Mixtape of the
Year (Wristpect), Toronto DJ of the Year (Wristpect), and College DJ of the
Year (Jester).

“It’s great to see so much talent in one room and I am especially proud of
all our DJs that were nominated and won awards,” says Wayne Williams, the
New FLOW 93.5’s Program Director. “I would like to congratulate our team
that continues to demonstrate their passion and dedication to their craft.”

P-Plus can be heard on the New FLOW 93.5 weekdays on the Midday Mix, noon -
1pm and Monday nights on the Real Frequency Show, 11pm – 1am. Mixtape DJ of
the Year and Toronto DJ of the Year, Wristpect, can be heard on the New FLOW
93.5 Saturdays from 9pm – 10pm on Mixology, alongside Ritz and College Radio
DJ of the Year, Jester.

The 2010 Stylus DJ Awards were held last night, May 31, 2010, at the Queen
Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto. Over 1000 guests gathered to celebrate and
honour the achievements of DJs and artists throughout the country.

Costa Rica This Weekend [Fri-Mon] + Clipse Mixtape [Tues] + West Coast Canada Tour [Wed-Wed]

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In the next 21 hours, I need to wrap up a mixtape, pack, play a gig in Hamilton, play a party in Niagara, and then head straight to YYZ [Toronto Pearson Airport] to catch a flight to San Jose, Costa Rica via Charolette.  I need to be at the airport in Toronto for 4am on Friday morning, and it’s now 7am on Thursday morning.. I swear I’ve lost all sense of time these days. Oh well, on to the next one…

I’ll be able to get some rest when I get into Costa Rica on Friday; the hotel we’re staying at definitely looks relaxing.. The whole reason I’m there is for ‘Electro Fest’ - a huge event in San Jose which features Bands & DJs from around the world [France, Canada, Panama, Costa Rica, etc]. I’ll be DJ’ing for ‘Let’s Go To War’ and probably playing a set later on as the party goes till 8am.

I’ll get to chill out and enjoy the Country on Sunday and hopefully get to check out some beaches and rain forests.

I’ll be back in Toronto late Monday Night/Tuesday Morning, and will drop the Clipse Mixtape on Tuesday evening, before leaving for a 7 day West Coast Canada Tour on Wednesday, December 2nd..

*Edit – I’m still working on this mixtape & appreciate your patience!*

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WEST COAST CANADA TOUR PT. 5 DETAILS
Wed, Dec 2 – Republik [Vancouver]
Thu, Dec 3 – The Standard [New Westminister]
Fri, Dec 4 – Fortune Sound [Vancouver]
Sat, Dec 5 – Gossip [Vancouver]
Tue, Dec 8 – Savage Beagle [Whistler]

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Back to work for now… Wish me luck.
Peace.

Bridging The Gap V4 [Toronto to Virgina] Artwork

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December 01, 2009
Coming Soon..
‘Til The Casket Drops’ in Stores Now !

The Legends League x Wristpect x The Clipse

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Official “Bridging the Gap: T.O. to V.A.[Hosted by The Clipse]” Fully Wholly  by creative genius Bryan Espiritu.

“Fuck you, we’re from T.O.”

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Michael Jackson – He’s the King, I’m the DJ (Mixtape)

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Today marks the official launch of the “He’s The King, I’m The DJ” mixtape project and UNDRCRWN is honored to have loaned thier influence to the latest creation by Philadelphia legend DJ Jazzy Jeff.

By blending popular favorites and rare gems-Jeff has masterfully created a new and exciting tribute mix that honors the King Of Pop. The music takes listeners on an emotional journey by opening with slow grooves like “Lady in My Life”, followed by a smooth transition into more uptempo classics. Included in the mix are exclusive remixes by Jeff!

UNDRCRWN was on board to add their signature caricature style to the mixtape cover art. Clever, nostalgic and from the heart- the artwork inspiration comes from the iconic Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith album “He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper.”

DOWNLOAD: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Michael Jackson – He’s the King, I’m the DJ Mixtape
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Grandmaster Roc Raida Tribute at the Tableturns Reunion Tonight!

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This is going to be epic.. Right after I’m done at the CMJ showcase I’ll be heading to BB Kings to watch a lot of the DJ’s I grew up listening to and studying pay tribute to Roc-Raida.. Check the legendary line up:

ROC RAIDA TRIBUTE – TABLETURNS REUNION
Featuring:
X-ECUTIONERS /X-MEN

BEAT JUNKIES: BABU, J-ROCC, RHETTMATIC, SHORTKUT

CRAZE, A-TRAK + ALLIES REUNION

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DJ SCRATCH, ROLI RHO, IDEE, DJ DUMMY, SLYCE & SHIFTEE

SPECIAL MC PERFORMANCE BY:
D.I.T.C.

Hosted by KINETIC NRG & LORD SEAR
Music by Z-TRIP, J-ROCC & SPIN ONE

2009-10-22
11:00PM

Doors @ 10:30PM

$20.00 Advance
$25.00 Day of Show

* This show is part of the CMJ MUSIC MARATHONN. All CMJ badgeholders who enter will be asked to make a donation that will go to Roc’s family.

Recent Interview w/ Ajani.ca

Check out this recent interview w/ Ajani.ca to find out why I do what I do, how I got started, and some of my future plans.. You can click on the pic below or hit ‘continue reading’ below.

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Click below for the interview..
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Kevin Casey Presents: Live From New York [The Mixtape]

I would never post anything I do not personally co-sign. My homeboy, Kevin Casey from NYC did up a crazy mixtape called ‘Live From New York’.
You can download it for free below.. Just click on the image below!

I will be in NYC on October 6th for a corporate event for Google. The party only goes till midnight, so you can bet I’m hitting the studio with Kev right after!

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Michael Jackson – A Tribute To The King Of Pop

Please Note: I did not record this for the sake of putting out a ‘Michael Jackson’ set or mixtape.  As sad as his death was, it reminded all of us just how much great music this one man made in his lifetime.

He spent 45 years dedicating his heart & soul to us through the gift of music.  This is just my celebrating, rediscovering, and enjoying his craft and talent for what it is..

I felt like it was impossible to contain his musical span into one mixtape or set, so these are just some of my favorite songs and melodies, blended and mixed together.  From early Jackson 5 material, to features from Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, DJ Spinna, etc., and classics as well.  2 hours & 7 minutes. Thank you for listening!

Click on the artwork below to download via My Mixtapes.

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Side A
01. Never Can Say Goodbye [The Jackson 5]
02. The Girl Is Mine Feat. Paul McCartney
03. Got To Be There [The Jackson 5]
04. Human Nature
05. I’ll Be There [The Jackson 5]
06. Butterflies [Wristpect Remix]
07. We’re Almost There [DJ Spinna Remix]
08. You Rock My World
09. I Want You Back [The Jackson 5]
10. ABC [The Jackson 5]
11. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You Feat. Siedah Garret
12. Man In The Mirror
13. Wanna Be Where You Are [The Jackson 5]
14. Liberian Girl
15. Girlfriend
16. Who Is It
17. Scream (Remix) Feat. Janet Jackson
18. Another Part Of Me
19. Can’t Let Her Get Away
20. It’s The Falling In Love
21. Remember The Time
22. She Drives Me Wild
23. In The Closet
24. Why You Wanna Trip On Me
25. Dancing Machine [The Jackson 5]
26. Baby Be Mine
27. I Can’t Help It [Tango Remix]
28. The Love You Save [The Jackson 5]
29. Rock With You
30. The Way You Make Me Feel

Side B
31. Dangerous
32. Bad
33. Blame It On The Boogie [The Jackson 5]
34. Jam
35. Burn This Disco Out
36. Shake Your Body [Down To The Ground]
37. Black Or White
38. Smooth Criminal
39. Billie Jean
40. You Are Not Alone [Wristpect Remix]
41. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
42. Thriller
43. Off The Wall
44. Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
45. Get On The Floor
46. Leave Me Alone
47. Just Good Friends Feat. Stevie Wonder
48. Somebody’s Watching Me [Rockwell Feat. Michael Jackson]
49. Can You Feel It [The Jackson 5]
50. PYT [Pretty Young Thing]
51. Working Day And Night
52. Beat It
53. Dirty Diana
54. The Lady In My Life
55. Ben
56. With A Child’s Heart
57. Carousel
58. Will You Be There
59. Maybe Tomorrow [The Jackson 5]
60. She’s Out Of My life

Drake: Bridging The Gap – Toronto to NYC

In October 2007, I envisioned a mixtape project that would cross borders from one country to another. From one city to the next, I wanted to ‘Bridge The Gap’ and provide Toronto based artists, producers, labels etc. an outlet and opportunity to shine south of the border.

In December 2007, I put my ideas together and dropped BRIDGING THE GAP VOL. 1 – TORONTO TO NYC

It featured a freestyle by a 19 year old kid named Drake over Jay-Z’s classic, “Dead Presidents”

Listen – “Drake – Dead Presidents Freestyle”

3 years later and dude is in the studio with Jay-Z and even called it himself on the interlude to this freestyle.. All I can say is, congratulations homey.. The world is finally waking up 3 years later.. Get em’ !

Funkmaster Flex Introduces Drake to Major Radio via Hot 97 NYC:



Thank You – 5x Stylus DJ Awards Nominee!

Much thanks to everyone who took the time out of their day to vote for me at the 2009 Stylus DJ Awards..

I’m up for 5 awards this year, including:

Canadian Club DJ of the Year
Toronto Club DJ of the Year
Canadian Mixtape DJ of the Year
Canadian Underground DJ of the Year
Myspace Page of the Year

THANKS again!

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2009 STYLUS DJ AWARDS – VOTING ENDS TONIGHT!

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Drake – So Far Gone

Drake does it again.. 3rd mixtape. 3/3. 45, 000 + downloads in one day..

Get it here.