Strobe – Deadmau5 (Kayoh Remix)

I’m going to throw it back a little this fine Tuesday evening. Ya’ll remember ‘Strobe’ from the one and only Deadmau5? One of my absolute favourites dating back to 2009! The original song builds so slowly. It’s layers build atop one another creating this really encapsulating experience. I had just ventured into the electronic world and would think to myself, “how can a ten minute song with no lyrics have such a beautiful story to it?” I think it must have been the first time I really let my mind wander away with the music.

This remix is something completely different from that. Kayoh takes this old cherished song of mine and flips it into something fresh. He takes that classic soothing melody Deadmau5 created and spices it up with some massive flavour. Finely balancing that calming original sound with some heavy bass, Kayoh really knocks this remix out of the park for me.

You’re going to want to crank this one way up.



All My – Humans (Smalltown DJs Remix)

Two rad dudes from Calgary who whip up seriously great music and know how to rock a crowd. Straight from the BIO off their website: “The Smalltown sound is fun bass-heavy house music, combining the spirit of Canada’s outdoor electronic music festivals such as Shambhala & Bass Coast, with the sound they cultivated at the legendary Hifi Club in Calgary (which they own and operate). The boys have released music most recently on various labels including Fool’s Gold, Sweat It Out!, Mad Decent, Main Course, and more. They have played shows across the globe from the Mad Decent Block and Boat Parties, to Fabric in London & U-Hall in DC, and Bestival in Toronto.”

I vividly remember their set at Motion Notion 2013, especially when they blasted Whole Lotta Drop by The Funk Hunters and Skiitour. I was in a wheel chair that year with a broken foot and bruised tailbone but this was one set where I could not stay seated. In fact, this post now MUST include that song, because it is easily one of the best songs of the last 5 years of electronic myoozik … and it successfully remixes Led Zeppelin – mad respect. I originally planned to post Smalltown’s Hooke Camping Mix, because it’s most def the best compilation of classic rock that I know of, but that mix is no longer available on Soundcloud soooooo I posted the tracklist for all y’all to sink your teeth into instead. That being said, I was torn between 3 different songs by these guys (Good People, Blow, and WIN WIN), so I decided to scope their page and discovered this tune for the very first time! It’s got that classic wobble and proper BPM to get your knees shaking and your head bouncing, along with some wicked vocals from Humans, two more classy fellas from Vancouver . Please do yo’ dam self a favour and listen to at least 2 tracks from this little excerpt. Stop reading, START LISTENING!

PIECE & LUHV • Key-Toe

Track List up in hurr:

Shakey Jake – Humble Pie
Everybody Knows this is Nowhere – Neil Young
A Million Years – Alexander
Furr – Blitzen Trapper
Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers
Forever Young – Bob Dylan
Jackass – Beck
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue – Them
Let it Bleed – Rolling Stones
No Destruction – Foxygen
Rambling Man – Waylon Jennings
California Stars – Wilco & Billy Bragg
Box Of Rain – Grateful Dead
Keep in the Dark – Temples
I Ain’t Never – Blue Mountain Rangers
Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
Hate Street Dialogue – Sixto Rodriguez
Suite Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Ooh La La – The Faces
Moving to the Left – Woods
Shotgun Willie – Willie Nelson
Tonight I’m Staying Here With You – Bob Dylan
Passing Out Pieces – Mac Demarco
Amie – Pure Prairie League
That’s the Way – Led Zeppelin
Wigwam – Bob Dylan