Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hey Mr DJ (Revenge Rework / Hedspin Edit)

So I shortened the intro & added the Zhane vocals and voila......


Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Truth Mix

Its been a while since I posted a Truth Mix so here it is. I kept it uptempo and dancey on this one. I threw in Grandtheft's Dipset remix called Gangsta Muzik, as well as edits from the homies Jayceeoh, Tom Wrecks, Smalltown DJ's & Four Color Zack.



Metric - Stadium Love (Grandtheft Remix)
Tensnake - Coma Cat (Round Table Knight Remix)
Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way (Carte Blanche Remix)
Zinc - Nexx
Evil Nine - Stay Up
Martin Solveig & Dragonette - Hello
Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisend (Spryte Vocal Injection)
Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand (Nick Thayer Remix)
Waka Flaka Flame - O They Do It (A-Trak Remix)
Ciara ft Ludacris - Ride (LA Riots Remix)
Nicki Minaj - Check It Out (Jayceeoh Bootleg)
French Fries - Senta
Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - We No Speak Americano (Myd Remix)
Sandro Silva - Hands Hi (Fourcolourzack Edit)
Drop The Lime - Sex Sax (Heds Party Edit)
Grandtheft - Gangsta Muzik (DIPSET)
Dawn Penn - No No No (Smalltown DJs Remix)
Drake feat Alicia Keys - Fireworks (Tom Wrecks Remix)


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Press Play Mix w DJ Illo & Dj P-Sol

Well now that the show has aired we got the green light to post it online. As you can tell by the tracklist, this is a mix of HipHop old and new, and all other things funky. Dj P-Sol came with some new heat in an incredibly clean fashion, and im actually really happy with how my set turned out. Probably my best recorded HipHop mix i've ever done. Def a great listen. Feel free to pass it around or re-blog, and check out P-Sol's Soundcloud for more amazing mixes/remixes as well.

Also big shouts to Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and P-Sol for letting me rock out with them.

Press Play Mix (Dj Illo x Dj P-Sol) (Sirius Shade 45) by djillo


1. Aloe Blacc - Good Things (Illo Edit)
2. Kanye West ft Common & Kid Cudi - Good Friday
3. Black Milk - Warning (Keep Bouncing)
4. Big Boi - Shutterbug (Illo Multi-Blend)
5. Onra ft Reggie B. - High Hopes
6. Onra ft T3 - The One
7. Saukrates - Salt N' Pepper
8. Carly Simon - Why (Illo Edit)
9. Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum (Why Remix) (Illo Edit)
10. Gangstarr - DWYCK
11. Gangstarr - Code Of The Streets (Illo Scratch Interlude)
12. Dj Drastik - Le Show Partybreak (Illo Edit)
13. Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (Steve1Der Megamix)
14. Shaun Boothe - Let Me Go
15. Masta Ace- Saturday Night Live
16. Pete Rock & CL Smooth- I Got A Love
17. The Ambassadors- Ain't Got The Love
18. Jay Electronica- Shiny Suit Theory feat. Jay Z & The Dream
19. Consequence- Alphabet Boys
20. Donnis- Yup (P-SOL edit)
21. JayKin ft. D-City- Galaga
22. Me Gusta- Megadrive
23. Notorious BIG x DJ Epik- Juicy (P-SOL Blend)
24. Devin The Dude- Gotta Be Me
25. Joell Ortiz- Sing Like Bilal
26. Mad Skillz- The Nod Factor (P-SOL blend)
27. Kanye West- Hell Of A Life
28. Too $hort- In The Trunk
29. DNAEBEATS- Disko Blunt
30. Black Moon- How Many Emcees (P-SOL Blend)
31. Swizz Beatz- Start To Show

Latest tracks by DJ P-SOL

Friday, December 3, 2010

Redbull 3 Style World Championships

Red Bull Thre3Style Intl Final - Teaser from dro on Vimeo.

Red Bull Thre3 Style Dj Drastik Kingston from Fokus Productions on Vimeo.

On December 9, our good friend Dj Drastik will be heading to Paris to represent our country in the World Redbull 3 Style Chmapionship. We haven't heard much from him in the last 2 months because he's been in hermit mode preparing for this battle. He's been doing push ups, sit ups, pull ups, chin ups and watching lots of porn. Apparently he's never been more ready for a battle in his life and his right arm is now noticeably bigger than his left.

Finalists Include:

DJ Nedu Lopes (Bresil)​djnedulopes
DJ Drastik (Canada)​djdrastik
DJ Dhago (Colombie)​dhagomix
DJ Chelis (Espagne)​djchelis
DJ Karve (France)​djkarve
DJ Iku (Japon)​djiku
DJ Montes (Suisse)​goldfingerbrothers
DJ M Squared (USA)​

Get Em Drastik!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

DJ Pump & Hedspin Live on The MikiDz Show (Los Angeles)


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One of the main stops on our Cali tour was The MikiD'z radio show in L.A. If you're not familiar with the show, it broadcasts every Monday night from 7 pm - 10 pm live out of the headquarters. Past guests have included heavyweights such as Dj Q-Bert, Melo D, Fashen, Vice, Spider, Spinbad, Steve1der, Mike B, Scene, Revolution, & Jayceeoh just to name a few.

Big up Mikiwar, Dainjazone, Phenom, Quickie & Freshfocus for being great hosts! Special shout out to Jayceeoh for rolling through unexpected and hangin out.

Here it is - Dj Pump & Hedspin Live on no sleep from The MikiDz Show (Los Angeles)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Press Play Show Sat Nov 27th

Catch me this Saturday (Nov 27th) doing a guest mix for the "Press Play Show" on Shade 45 alongside Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and the homey Dj P-SOL. Show airs live from 8-10 for all my Sirius listeners, and then we'll throw the download link up on the site on Monday. The mix is Bananas!!

For now, check the homey P-SOL 's Soundcloud page and download some of the great remixes/mixes on there.

P-SOL Soundcloud Page

Also the Freshest Kids Dj Marvel did a great mix for their show recently that you should check too!

The Freshest Kids Soundcloud Page

And heres more info on the Press Play Show on Shade 45

Shade 45 Info Page

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stars & Muscles 1 Yr Anniversary Mix

What's up everybody? *STARS & MUSCLES 8* our 1-Year Anniversary is just over 1 week away, on the 27th! We're amped on having our pals Love & Electrik and AJK from Vancouver come and celebrate the past year of S&M jams, full of touching, feeling, smelling, and then going home with unnatural thoughts when the lights come on.

Anyway, here's the mix. It's nice. Listen to it with your eyes closed, sitting on someone's lap. We'll see you on the 27th, at Local 522. Let's get gooey!

* STARS & MUSCLES 8: 1 Yr Anniversary Mixy *

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girl
Stars & Muscles - Give Him A Kiss
Bottin - Stork
Love & Electrik - Nasty Girls
The Jacksons - Dancing Machine (Henrik Schwarz rmx)
Chris Joss - A Part In That Show
Escort - Cocaine Blues
Wax Romeo - Stapler Song
Black Van - The Calling
Aeroplane - My Enemy
Gorillaz - Stylo (Alex Metric rmx)
U-Tern & Wax Romeo - Ewwww
We In Music - Penthouse
1Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand
In Flagranti - Louvre For Yo


Love & Electrik - Sex Video (Wax Romeo Remix)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eh! Yo West Coast Tour

California: DJ Pump & Hedspin are in your area!

Nov 18 @ PST - Eve Lounge w/ Sake 1 & Houseshoes (San Francisco)
Nov 19 @ Freddie Js w/ Cutso & Vex1 (San Jose)
Nov 20 @ 45 Sessions 1 yr Party - The Layover w/ DJ Platurn (Oakland)
Nov 21 @ Major (San Francisco)
Nov 22 @ Mikidz Radio show (Live) (Los Angeles)
Nov 23 @ The Dime w/ Steve1der (Los Angeles)
Nov 24 @ The Crocodile w/ Sean Cee (Seattle)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Inside Out radio

Our good homies from Vancouver - AJK & Zeeaa has a weekly radio show from 8-9pm every tuesday night (CITR 101.9 FM), playing their favorite tunes of the moment, with a focus on left of centre dance music. Also, they will be doing a series of parties at the Waldrof Hotel in Vancouver called Midnight City. Peep the mix ~

Midnight City I - Mixed by AJK & Zeeaa by Insideoutradio

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

R&B Drunkie [LePUMP Edit]

R&B Drunkie [LePUMP Edit] by DJ PUMP

"I feel like bumpin' to some old school"

Here's my re-edited version of Mark E's "R&B Drunkie" (which contains samples from Janet's R&B Junkie and one of my all time fav jams ~ Evelyn King's Im in Love).

Make a dance party!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Big Boi Friday October 22 @ The Vogue Theatre (Vancouver)



With Special Guests

KYPRIOS (Sweatshop Union)


Doors 8pm/Show 9pm/All Ages/Licensed (19+) Show

All General Admission Tickets

Tickets $48.00 advance available at The Vogue Theatre box office, Charge By Phone 604-569-1144 and online at or in stores at Beatstreet, Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife and Scratch

**Big Boi tickets also gets you into the Concert After Party at Fortune Sound Club (147 E.Pender St) for FREE featuring Grahmzilla (Thunderheist), Marvel (The Freshest), Brendan Butter (Livestock), Rico Uno (The Freshest), Genie (Culture Club)

American rapper, songwriter and producer, on tour to support his latest Def Jam release “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”


HI-5 HALLOWEEN VID from DJ Hedspin (EH! TEAM DJS) on Vimeo.

Metric - Stadium Love (Grandtheft Remix)

Just finished this remix for Metric. Kind of italo-y and fun.. A little like my Lykke Li joint from a couple years ago

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stars & Muscles 7: Halloween Jam

What's up everybody? Here's the *STARS & MUSCLES 7* Halloween Mix, this one is a little different again, darker and spookier than usual but still fun. We really think you're gonna dig it, so DL it and bump it in your whip; at your next séance; the drunk tank, or even when you're peeking into that special someone's window. We're stoked to spook out, and party with you on the 30th at Local 522 in YYC, so grease up, it's gonna be a party!

* STARS & MUSCLES 7: DJ Pump + Wax Romeo Halloween Mixy *

1. Maasa - Walking On The Moon (In Flagranti remix)
2. Hannulelauri - Super Monkey
3. Extra T's - ET Boogie
4. Master Boogie's Song And Dance - When The Shit Hits The Fan
5. Daft Punk - Da Funk (Casino Inc remix)
6. Eyerer & Chopstick - The Haunting
7. Steve 'Silk' Hurley - The Word Is Love
8. Skatt Bros - Walk The Night
9. Wax Romeo - I Hope I Fall Down The Stairs
10. Baciotti - Black Jack
11. Goblin - Tenebre (Serge Santiago remix)
12. Black Devil Disco Club - On Just Foot Forever (In Flagranti remix)
13. Sparks - Tryouts For The Human Race
14. Kano - Holly Dolly
15. Raziek - Die
16. Chilly Gonzales & Erol Alkan - Never Stop (Erol Alkan Rework)
17. Riton & Primary 1 - Who's There? (In Flagranti remix)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hi-5 Halloween Mix

New mix for The Hi-5 Halloween Party on October 28 @ The W2 Storyeum featuring DJ's Hedspin / Kutcorners / Zeea / AJK



John Legend & The Roots - Our Generation
The Specials - A Message To Rudy (SFS Edit)
Big Boi - Shutterbuggin
Soul II Soul - Back to Life
Brother 2 Brother - A Chance With You (Stickpod Connection Boot)
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do (U-Tern Edit)
Freddie James - Everyone Here Do Your Thing


Awol One - Rhythm
Acapella - Pon Di Rhythm
Damian & Stephen Marley - All Night
Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (Pilooski Re Do)
KW Griff - Footstomping
Major Lazer - Keep It Goin Louder (Kuts Surfs Up Remix)
ESG - Dance!
Elvis Costello - The Beat
Sexual Harassment - If I Gave You A Party
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls

Zeaa & AjK

Voltage - All Night (Azari & III remix)
Bambounou - Nappy Head (Art Nouveau Remix)
Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way (Carte Blanche Remix)
Human Life - In It Together (Acid Girls Remix)
Venom & Damage - Deeper (Doc Daneeka Remix)


Party Info:

HI-5 HALLOWEEN - Saturday, October 30th, 2010

EARLY START 10:30pm-2:30am TWO ROOMS

Djs Hedspin, Speakerbruiser Rob, Kutcorners, Niña Mendoza & Bles-sed + Ethnic Friends, Cherk & Ajk

$15 Advance Tickets (More @ Door)


At the following stores:

Beat Street: 439 W.Hastings (604) 683-3344

Zulu Records: 1972 W 4th Ave (604) 738-3232

F as in Frank: 2425 Main St. (604) 568-5130

El Kartel: 1025 Robson St (604) 683-217

A monthly party with an emphasis on collaboration. A stacked lineup of Vancouver's most talented and beloved DJ's, with some our of favorite special outta town guests added to the mix.

If you were one of the 450+ people in attendance last time, I'm sure we'll be seeing you again... gooood times, no doubt.

The party gets started at 10:30pm (goes until 2:30am) and takes place in Gastown's W2 Storyeum space (Cheaper Show, Music Waste Afterparty, Illuminares Festival, etc).

For the Halloween Edition we have a stacked lineup of local favorites covering all areas of your finely tuned musical tastes. TWO separate rooms with amped up sound and visuals to keep you dancing all night.

Room 1 - Hip Hop : Soul : Reggae : Funk : Boogie :
- Hedspin (
- Speakerbruiser Rob (
- Kutcorners (
- Niña Mendoza (
- Bles-sed (

Room 2 - House : Disco : Techno:
- Ethnic Friends
- Cherk (
- Ajk

More Info

Hi-5 is a fundraising initiative to help build an inner-city media centre for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dj Illo - Live In The Bassment

Many people probably dont know, but when i was younger i used to learn everything about pop/youth culture from my older brother James aka Dj Jamez. When he bought a guitar, i bought a bass. When he bought a pullover jacket, i bought one too! Etc, Etc, Etc... So after we bought tuntables in 1994 i would also get advice on what records to buy. We would then go downstairs in my parents basement, smoke weed, and mix records for hours every single night. We'd also record mixtapes for our friends, with no pre-planning or discussion, just press record and go...

As technology has advanced and my own responsibilities have increased, this old practice has disappeared from my everyday life, and with it a piece of my upbringing has as well. So i've decided to pay an homage to my roots as a dj and start putting out more "Live Bassment Mixes" over the next few months. It's something ive been meaning to do for a while but havent gotten around to doing it...until now.

This mix represents a sound from 90's House Music that sounds as good as today as it ever did back then. With all the pitch-bending, wobbly lfo's, and car alarm House tracks coming out these days, it really makes this sound standout. Infectious vocals, beautiful rhodes, and piano stabs are the theme. Not all these songs are from that exact era, but they all embody the sound.

So this mix (live on 2 turntables, no effects, no re-dos) is dedicated to the man who got me started djing in the first place - my older brother James.

Dj Illo - Live In The Bassment (Classic House Sessions)

1. The Spinners - I'll Be Around (Simp-House Mix)
2. Jomanda - Got A Love For You
3. Michael Jackson - Remember The Time (Steve Silk Hurley Remix)
4. Raze - Break 4 Love
5. Aaliyah - One In A Million (Geoffrey Curtis Remix)
6. K.C.Y.C - 4 D.D. (For Devotion) (I Want You Mix)
7. Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (MAW Dub)
8. Shaun Escoffery - Days Like This (Dj Spinna & Ticklah Remix)
9. Alexander O'Neal - Lets Get Together (Classic Stomper Remix)
10. India - To Be In Love (Universe Remix)

Dj Illo - Live In The Bassment (Classic House Sessions)

BONUS - If you'd like to stream the mix, you can do so by clicking on the link below which streams directly from our MixCloud page.

BONUS - Check out my brothers Soundcloud page and watch for him to be posting his own mixes as well. He's already got a great deep and slow disco mix up on there now.

James Lloyd SoundCloud Page

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Just in case you may have missed any downloads on previous blogposts, I've included all the links to our Soundcloud pages. There's a bunch of old edits, new edits, and new remixes about to be released. Lots of good stuff to be found.


Soundcloud Links:

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Screams Of Passion (Illo Edit)

Although this is credited to being written by David Z, Clare Fischer & The Family, we all know damn well it was Prince who created this little gem. The original is a little slower and alot more romantic, but i feel i still kept the integrity of the original. Some new drums, a quicker tempo, as well as a proper intro and outro.

Feel free to say something on the soundcloud page.


The Family - The Screams Of Passion (Illo Edit) by djillo

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fortune Sound 1 Year Anniversary (THURSDAY OCTOBER 7 / 2010)

Special special shout out to the homies Gman & Rizk. It's been a great year and it's been an honour to be involved.





Doors: 9:00pm / General Admission / 19+

*FREE ‘Big Sound in Little China’ cocktail before 11pm*

Email with ‘full name +1 and 1 YEAR’ in the

subject for guestlist valid until 12am


We are thrilled to be announcing the celebration of our 1 year anniversary party and can't thank you enough for all of your continued support over this past year! To all of our Fortune friends out there, we hope you can share this special night with us and we are looking forward to all the years to come!

RICO UNO (The Freshest)

HEDSPIN (Eh! Team DJs)



ROB RIZK (Experience)

CHERCHEZ (Juice Box)

GENIE (Culture Club)

MY!GAY!HUSBAND! (Culture Club)



From deep within the loins of Chinatown comes the rebirth of Vancouver’s nightlife in the form of Fortune Sound Club. What was once the infamous Ming’s Chinese restaurant, the revamped space focuses on innovative design, art that can’t be messed with, and eco-friendly features, all of which are highlighted by the most official sound system. Nuanced by the grit and grime of the historic locale, Fortune Sound Club seamlessly blends high and low; downtown, up-from-the-street ambience in a clean and modern setting.

Through the progressive and modern interior design, superior sound system, and overall commitment to love of music, Fortune Sound Club adds a new dimension to Vancouver nightlife. It offers a much needed breath of air – fresh in next level ways, thick with smoke machine haze, permeated by dance floor lights and vibrating with the maddest sound that no one can test.

Additional information on Fortune Sound Club can be found at

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Same Ole Fuckin Song

Nothing too fancy here. I took the Cee Lo - F#@k you instrumental & put The Four Tops - Same Ole Song Acapella over it.

Same Ole Fuckin Song (Hedspin Edit) by Hedspin

Thursday, September 16, 2010


What's up everybody? *STARS & MUSCLES 6* is just over a week away! We love doing this party so much, that every time we do a mix just for it. This one is a little different, with a bunch of our favourite classics from back when. We really think you're gonna dig it, so download it and bang it in your whip; at your next dinner party; at the gym, or even when you're being chased half-naked by your neighbour's boyfriend (or girlfriend). We're stoked to party with you next Saturday (the 25th) at Local 522 in YYC, so start tweezing, it's gonna be a party!


1. SOS Band - The Finest
2. Oran "Juice" Jones - Walking In The Rain
3. Timex Social Club - Rumors
4. Rene and Angela - I'll Be Good
5. Skyy - High
6. Kerr - Back At Ya
7. Sandy Kerr - Thug Rock
8. Toney Lee - Reach Up
9. Sharon Redd - Beat The Street
10. Secret Weapon - Must Be The Music
11. Final Edition - I Can Do It (Anyway You Want)
12. Mtume - Give It On Up
13. Avonn - Everybody Get Down (Instrumental)
14. Modern Romance - Can You Move
15. Hot Streak - Body Work
16. Midnight Star - Operator
17. Temper - No Favors
18. Gloria Gaynor - Tease Me
19. Tracy Weber - One Step At A Time
20. Surface Feels - So Good


Azoto - Soft Emotion (Wax Romeo Edit)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sanctified Lady {DJ Pump Re-Edit}

Marvin's Sancitified Lady was originally "Sanctified Pussy" or "Sanctified Bitch" that was featured on Dream of A Lifetime album which was released after his death in 1984. A great tune, I love the synthesized groove, its too damn funky and i like how he mumbles during certain parts. You can actually hear him curse ~ "Some girls F*ck, Some dont care" .. Also if you listen carefully you can still hear the "p" word slips out a few times, but the song insists that he wants no part of a promiscuous woman, but a good church girl who won't give him herpes...amen.

"She said I'm saving mine for Jesus!" .. RIP Marvin.

Enjoy the simple beefed up edit (with tighter 808 drums and an 8 bar intro for all you dj's).


Monday, September 13, 2010

Super Deluxe - New Vancouver Residency

This Saturday (Sept 18th) marks the beginning of a new weekly residency in Vancouver BC, inside Shine Nightclub. The concept and format of "SUPER DELUXE" is simple - great djs playing great music every week. And what an undeniable lineup it is: The Eh! Team's Grandtheft, Pump, Hedspin & Illo team up alongside super producer U-Tern, Vancity legend Flipout and Fools Gold alumni FourColorZak.

To start the night off proper, this Saturday will feature Illo, U-Tern, FourColorZak and Flipout all together for one crazy night!

Check the FB Page and join the group for more info here

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Truth MixShow - A Random Toronto Rap Mix...(Sept 04 2010)

I figured i'd take it back just a little bit this week and make a show sort of how like i used to do in the "good old days" random new RAP music!!!! Being that the show is based in T-Dot (FLOW 93.5) i figured i would basically sumarize RAP music on the streets of Toronto in the last few months... Or atleast i think, considering i dont even live there. Ha!


YES i did play the entire DILLA verse on "Scheming' and then rewind it back to the beginning and then played it again. AND also you also have to give the Dj Hardy remix of "Dougie" a chance too cuz its dope. Shouts to all my T.O. Fam out there.


Dj Illo - The Truth Mixshow Sept 04 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I'm rockin a D.J. set at Mod Club in Toronto this Friday. Should be fun!


So during the summer I started a new monthly party called Hi-5 @ The W2 Storyeum building in Gastown. We gots good music, great Djs and we run til very late. Check out the new promo vid and new mix by Dj Pump (THE EH! TEAM), Dj Marvel (THE FRESHEST) & Sam Demoe. Hope to see you there on Saturday August 28!!!!!!!

HI-5 PARTY SATURDAY AUGUST 28 2010 from DJ Hedspin (EH! TEAM DJS) on Vimeo.




Dee Edwards - Why Cant There Be Love (Pilooski Remix) (DJ Pump Edit)
Disoriental - Hard To Handle
EWF x Taste of Honey - Devotion, Rescue Me (7L Edit)
The Extra T's - I Like It
Prince Paul feat De La Soul - More Than U Know
Cee Lo - I Like It
New Edition - Popcorn Love (DJ Pump Edit)


Kool & The Gang - Soul Vibrations
Konk - Konk Party
The Gaff - Get Up Stand Up
Ray Barretto - Right On (Whiskey Barons Edit)
Wale - Roof (DJ Ayres Remix)
Rakim - Follow The Leader (DJ Marvel Blend)
Jackson 5 - Hum Along And Dance (Remix)
Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles


GoGo Biskitt // De-La-Go!
NightRiders // This Love is Real
Bingo Players // Devotion
Crookers & Roisin Murphy // Royal T ( Riva Starr Rmx ) The Martin Brothers // Steal Drum ( Riva Starr Dub )
Dario Nunez & DJ Nano // We Like That
Eddie Thoneick - I wanna Freak You ( Chris Moody Rmx )
B. L'amour & Charlie Church - I Wanna Take You
Lee Mortimer vs M&S // Bootsoul Nugget


Dj Illo & Drastik @ Shuffle (Caribana Weekend)

So if you've never been to a Shuffle Party it falls on the last Friday of every month and it takes place in Toronto. Last month the party just happened to be during Caribana weekend and the homies Illo and Drastik were there to tear sh*t up.

Special shout out to Brock, Lo and T-Rexx. Team Canada will be there djing next month for The Shuffle Anniversary Party.

Check the vid footage:

Shuffle (July Edition) from T-Square Media on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Check out the new Hedspin x Sharks + Hammers Mixtape / T-Shirt Collabo which will soon be available here and at other fine retailers across North America.

Email me for pre-orders -


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Youre So Good To Me (Illo Edit)

Its been a while since i shared an edit with all my dj homies so i thought i'd put out a track that i really like listening to. More of a joint for the music heads then the "working-class" Dj but i think you'll all like it. A little upbeat newjack version of the Curtis Mayfield classic "You're So Good To Me" which most of you are familiar with from the classic sampling of Mary J. Blige's "Be Happy". Download while supplies last from my soundcloud page below...

Curtis Mayfield - Youre So Good To Me (Illo's Swingin' Edit) by djillo

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


So our friend Donnis gave us the stems to his club banger "Gone".. We were supposed to do something live with him which just didn't happen due to schedule conflicts.. but we went ahead and did our own bootleg remix of "Gone" which we're pretty stoked about. Check the link below for free download.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


so here's another Stars & Muscles mixy, Volume 5! compiled by LePumpichulo y Wax Romeo. Download and enjoy. It's nice....



DOWNLOAD HERE (Right Click & Save)

Aeroplane x Friendly Fires x Flight Facilities - I Crave Paris
Caribou - Sun (Suonho Remix)
Space Rangers - Keep On Movin (LePump Edit)
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL - Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern Disco Dub)
Jamie Lidell - I Wanna Be Your Telephone (Tiga Party Like It's 19909 Remix)
Siriusmo - Gummiband
GRUM - Shake This Feeling (DCUP Remix)
Tracey Thorn - Why Does The Wind (Morgan Geist Remix)
Eli Escobar - Love Thing (Mehdi Club Edit)
Voltage - All Night (Azari & III Remix)
Le Le - Breakfast
Louis La Roche - Missing You (feat. Ad-Apt)
Sebastian - Momy
Freddie Mas - A Path (In Flagranti Mix)

Monday, July 26, 2010


another funky exclusive mix...check the technique. Eh!


FORTUNE SOUND CLUB MIX [Happy Ending Exclusive Mix - July 2010]
FORTUNE MIX [DJ Pump x Hedspin - July2010] by DJ PUMP


Intro - In The Place To Be
Sugarhill Gang - 8th Wonder (Cut Chemist Remix)
Dennis Edwards - Don't look any further (The Gaff Remix)
Gang Starr x Soul II Soul - Skillz (Heds Blend)
Jean Jacque Perry - E.V.A (Fatboy Slim Remix)
Bob James x Main Source -Nautilus 2010 (Dj Flipout Remix)
Gwen Mcrae - Funky Sensation (MAW Remix)
John Davis and The Monster Orchestra - I Can't Stop (45 King Hip Hop Remix)
One Way - You Can Do it
Cut Copy x Alex Gopher - Party People (Heds Blend)
Dam Funk x MC Eiht - Hood Pass Intact
Audited Beats - Disco Ting
Mark Ronson and the Business Intl feat Q-tip & MNDR - Bang Bang Bang (Classi Assi Moombahton Edit)
DJ Pump - Maximus Party Break
Joe Bataan - Rap-O Clap-O (DJ Pump Edit)
Michael Jackson - Rock With You (Masters at Work - LePump Remix)
Blackalicious - Feel That Way (LePump HipHouse Mix)
N.E.R.D. - Hot-n-Fun
Hot-n-Fun (Hot Chip Remix)
LePump - Funky Soul Makossa Party Break
Sagat - Luvstuff (Ghetto Mix)
Sylvester - Over & Over
S.O.S Band - Take Your Time
Unique - What I Got Is What You Need (LePump i-likey Mix)
DBX - And There Aint

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Here's a new mix series that I'll be involved in regularly to get everyone warmed up for our new monthly party called Hi-5 starting July 31.

This months mix features DJ Illo, myself, Zeeaa, and Cherk.



Hi-5 Intro - Dj Illo
You Got Soul - Smalltown Djs
Before I Let Go (Illo Edit) - Frankie Beverly & Maze
All This Love (Yum Yum Remix _ Illo Recut) - Gwen Mcrae
Hip Hop Healing - Dj Illo vs Sharon Jones vs Marvin Gaye vs Nice N Smooth
High Hopes (Touchsoul Edit _ OOFT! Recut) - S.O.S. Band
Weekend With Brandy (Dud Version) - Dharma One


How I Got Over - The Roots
Dance Or Die - Janelle Monae feat Saul Williams
Dj S- Man - Don't Touch The Drummers Beat
Freeway - Flipside (Dj Apt One Edit)
Black Sheep - Strobelight Honey (Disco Remix)
2 Pac - Holla If You Hear Me (Krames Edit)
Wale - My Sweetie
Joe Bataan - Chevere Que Chevere


Chemical Brothers- Swoon (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
WhoMadeWho-Lost My Voice (Moulinex Remix)
LCD Soundsystem- Drunk Gurls (Holy Ghost! Remix)
Still Going- Spaghetti Circus
Lindstrom- Another Station (Todd Terje Remix)


Be Strong - The 2 Bears
Watch This - Dj Wool
Kind Of Familiar - Sinden / SBTRKT
Symphonies (Hot City Remix) - Dan Black
At Night - Mommas Boy vs MikiX the Cat
Highway - High Powered Boys
Hide - L-VIS 1990
Stupid - Redlight
Set Me Free (Lil Silva Rmx) - Drop The Lime


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Hi-5 Party (July 31 / 2010)

Saturday July 31st is the kick-off party for **HI-5** - A new monthly party with an emhasis on collaboration and many of Vancouver's most talented and beloved DJ's + special guest DJ Illo (Eh! Team DJs/ Ottawa)

Vancouver has a lot of talent and rad people...and we're here to celebrate it!

The madness starts gets going from 11pm (til' late) and takes place in Gastown's own W2 Storyeum space (Cheaper Show, Music Waste Afterparty, etc).

A portion of proceeds will go towards Community Media Arts Vancouver.

Cheapo $10 Cover, Cheap Drinks and TWO separate rooms with 10 DJ's and visuals throughout the course of the night to keep you dancing into the early hours.

July 31st's DJ Lineup:

Room 1: Hip Hop : Soul : Reggae : Funk : Boogie :

- HEDSPIN (Eh Team DJ's)
- ILLO (Eh Team DJ's)
- RICO UNO (Freshest Kids, RE-UP)

Room 2: House : Disco : UK Funky : Techno

- U-TERN (One Day Later Radio)
- ZEEAA (Ethnic Friends)
- CHERK (Life on Jumpstreet - CITR Radio)

***Doors at 11pm, Cheap Drinks, $10 Cover, Open Late, Damn Good Music!***

See ya there, pals...HI-5!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Keys N Krates has a soundcloud page now... We're putting up our Live Remixes, Studio Remixes, and Live Mixtapes for free download... We'll constantly be dropping goodies so make sure to follow us.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


The Eh! Team are now officially part of the Ortofon fam

Check out all the info HERE

The Battle Hungry B-Boy Mixtape by Dj's Flipout x Statik x Hedspin

Attached is a mix that myself and the homies Dj Flipout (Los Hermanos Libres / Those MF's / The Beat 94.5) and Statik (WeFunk Radio) did for a bboy battle that takes place here in Vancouver called Kill Beats which is Vancouver’s largest and most respected series of breakdance competitions. This also makes for a great listen if you are in a rush of some sort. Lots of good funk, soul, and hip hop on this one.


The Battle Hungry Mixtape

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


So yeah..its that time again. LePUMPichulo & FoxFace Romeo are back with another episode of Stars & Muscles! We are loaded with suntan lotion, ready to get wet and even more slippery.. It's summertime party people, You already know the drill: strictly Boogie-Funk to Disco, Italo, 80's, Classic House to Danse Music and all that good stuff. It really doesn't get any better than that. We keeps it Funky....

always a fun-filled night so Calgary let's get it IN! and remember 'Stars are Forever and Muscles are for FUN' . yeah yeah!


(Bring Your Own Sweat)


Sunrize - Who's Stickin' It
Kiddo - Tired of Looking
Stone City Band - Bad Lady
Electra - Feels Good
Munk - Down in LA (Shazam remix)
Neighbour - Make It, Don't Fake It.
Siriusmo - Discosau
Golden Bug - King of Kong
Tiga - What You Need (A-Trak remix)
Ready For The World - Oh Sheila (Woodhead remix)
Supermax - Love Machine
Wax Romeo - What The Fuck Is Your Problem?
In Flagranti - Uncanny Hinting
Hey Champ - Cold Dust Girl (Only Children remix)
Joyce Muniz & Shanti Roots - Sick Music (Ben Mono remix)
Blaze - Do You Remember House (Bob SInclar remix)
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (Ron Hardy re-edit)
Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dj Eleven - Every Freakin (ILLO + KAEM REMIX)

Well after waiting some time im proud to say that a new remix i made saw its official release yesterday! The big homey Dj Eleven (The Rub, NYC) asked me to remix his new single "Every Freakin" for his own 11 Inch Records Imprint. Me and my music writing partner Dj Kaem turned in a Futuristic Funk number complete with talk-box and live bass. The release also features great mixes from Dj Ayres, Mike The 2600 King, and of course Dj Eleven featuring our Freshest Kids homey Kutcorners.

The release is now available at all of the top retailers, including Turntable Lab where they picked my remix as a "hot fire" track selection. I would love to see some of you support it so please follow the links below and help me spread the word as much as possible.

Every Freakin' feat. Mike Baker The Bike Maker (Illo & Kaem remix) by djillo

Turntable Lab

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

BreakBot - Baby I'm Yours {Pumpichulo Edit}

just a simple edit of Breakbot & Siriusmo's version combined.

Baby I'm Yours {Pumpichulo Edit} by DJ PUMP

Thursday, May 27, 2010


When it comes to being the backbone of hip hop, Dj Scratch is one of the best and here is the vid footage to prove it. EPMD put on an amazing show that night but as a dj I was just as excited to see DJ Scratch cutting up the samples live on all of their songs the exact same way they were done as the studio recordings. If you haven't checked out Scratchvision yet, this is one of the only websites where you can see true legendary djs such as Kenny Dope, Primo, and Just Blaze on a weekly basis just to name a few.

Shout out to Frontline, Gman & Rizk, and Fortune Sound for putting on a memorbale event.

Special shout outs to Defenders Of The Faith, DJ Marvel and Marlon J English for holding it down for Vancity.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Van Morrison - Domino (Illo Disco Surprise Mix)

A song i originally premiered on Super 7 Pt. 2 with the homey JayCeeOh is now finally available for download over at my soundcloud page. Go check it out and some of the other stuff up there too!

Domino (Illos Disco Surprise Mix) by djillo

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Frenzy 2: Rave Edition

What's crackalackin'!

So it's finally arrived, the follow up to The Frenzy! I'm really excited that i get to finally share this with everyone, it feels like this mix has been through hell and back... I started it almost a year ago and would work on it periodically for a few months here and there. When it was finally getting close to done, I found myself unhappy with a few chunks and went into more editing. By the time i finished editing and was happy with it, it for some reason would not render off my computer. It was just stuck there and i couldn't find the corrupt files within this mayhem of waves for the life of me. I let it sit for another few months until i realized how much room it was actually taking up on my studio computer. So i said, thats it, I either render or it, or delete it. With that, I gave it some patience/TLC and within a few days, BOOYA! I FINALLY got it!

So here we are almost a year later...

1. Kenny Powers & Stevie Jonawski Intro/ DZ - Down

2. Missy Intro/ Malente - Hyperactive (AcidKids Edit)

3. Malente - Hyperactive

4. DSK - What Would We Do

5. Chris Cornell - Part Of Me (Brick Bandits House Mix)

6. Rampage - Reactivate

7. Loleatta Holloway - Good Vibrations

8. Miles Dyson - Anthem

9. Baby D - Keep The Fire Burning

10. Rampage - Fire

11. Dj Bigga - Boeke Anthem (Bubbling)

12. Ze - Tambozao

13. Feadz - Subiu Descen Dub (Drastik's Party People Edit)

14. Crystal Fighters - I Love London (Douster Mix)

15. Charlie Glitch - Narko Polo

16. Duke Dumont - Feltham

17. Inaya Day - Keep Pushin

18. Hostage - BlockHead

19. Rob Threezy - You Bad

20. KW Griff - Don't Make

21. Dancefloor Killah

22. Destroy Disco - Here It Comes

23. Dance Area - AA24/7

24. Lonnie Gordon - Badmood (MK & Maw Dub)

25. Mikix The Cat - Check Dis Out

26. We Run This Shit

27. Jokers Of The Scene - Baggy Bottom Boys

28. AC Slater - Hello

29. L-Vis 1990 - United Groove

30. Hot City - Setting Me Free

31. Rhymefest Shouts

32. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor

33. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (AfroJack Mix)

34. Mstrkrft - Bounce (A-Trak Remix)

35. Yo Dj, Pump This Party

36. The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up

37. Scott Cooper & Andy George - Jump N Twist (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)

38. Scottie B - N*ggaz Fighting

39. Three 6 Mafia - Stay Fly

40. Aaron Smyth - Dancing Is What I Do

41. Math Head - Do Damage (Passions Remix)

42. Rob Threezy - Xplosion

43. B. Rich - Can't Take What I Got

44. Rico Tubbs - Hip Rave Anthem

45. Rob Threezy - Lets Go Ravers

46. Marc Et Claude - The History Of Acid House

47. Surkin - Kid Gloves

48. Surkin - Kid Gloves (Bobmo Remix)

49. Music Pumpin

50. Figure - Aura

51. Zhana - Sanctuary Of Love

52. The Requesters - Strong Love

53. Herve - Deep House

54. Blaqstarr - Hands Up Thumbs Down (High Powered Boys Mix)

55. Claire Hux - Down On The Floor (Solly Remix)

56. Emynd - Urgent Party Break

57. Juice String - Sex Weed (Laidback Luke Remix)

58. CLP - Ready Or Not (Dj Sega vs. Diplo Mix)

59. Blame - Piano Takes You

60. Dj R.L - NFL Horns

61. South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Dj Sega Mix)

62. South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)

63. Nadastrom - The Way You Movin

64. Human Resource - Dominator

65. Barletta - Stab

66. Zinc - Submarine

67. Redlight - Rock The House

68. Blaqstarr - Shake It To The Ground

69. Sticky K - The Weirdo

70. Kid Kaio & Lucky Charmes - This Sound

71. Shake That Ass Bitch

72. Dj Gero - Savate (Kazey & Bulldog Remix)

73. Para One - Midnight Swim (Surkin Remix)

74. Kenny Powers Outro


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Hey everyone, the party in in just 3 days, and we're fucking stoked. Every time we do this party, we like to do a mix, and here's the 3rd one. We're super stoked to see everyone at Local 522 on Saturday, so we hope you enjoy the mix, and we'll see you then.



Magic City Band - Dancin
DJ Pump - Girl, Turn Me On
Sugar Hill Gang - For The Lover In You (DJ Pump Edit)
Gonzales - Let's Ride (DJ Pump U-GO-B's Disco Mix)
Stelee Up - Waiting For You
O'Spada - Time (DJ Pump Suck Shaft Remix)
Strafe - Set It Off
Freeez - I.O.U
Bonjay - Gimme Gimme (Smalltown Romeo rmx)
Steve Starks - Lydia (Smalltown Romeo rmx)
Supermen Lovers - Family Business
Rory Phillips - Solar Breakfast
AJK - Insomnia
Neighbour - Toute Freak
Ruffy & Tuffy - The Pound Of Rock

Oh shit Calgary! The S.T.U.D.S. are back again. It's been a minute, but after 3 long months, and about a gallon of make-up remover, it's time for Stars and Muscles 3.

Last time was a blast, it felt like 6 hours of puberty, and this time will be better yet, with cheap drinks and great sound. So come and get slippery with your hunky hosts, Le PUMPeroni and Wax Romeo, as they run through a hard bodied mix disco, funk, italo, house, 80's, and all kinds of other fun shit. No commercial jams.

Stay tuned for the "Stars & Muscles vol. 3" mix, to be posted here shortly...

Gonna be a party, so see you then, 'cause Stars are forever, and Muscles are for fun. B.Y.O.S.***

(Bring Your Own Sweat)


May 4th, 2010 / Forutne Sound Club, Chinatown, Vancouver, BC
reviewed by Rhek

A Nice and Smooth show in 2010 is supposed to be a disaster. It should be a
meager crowd of like 16 awkward 30 something male rap dorks and a lackluster
performance by 2 fat old men who are out to grab a quick buck as a Golden
Era throwback memory.

Instead it was raging house party with your two favorite charismatic black
Uncles. They danced sang and rapped non stop and spent most of the night
doing so off stage and in the crowd. It was a god damn house party gong show
dance festival as opposed to a concert and it was mad fun. Basically If
cocaine ever got depressed it would sniff Nice and Smooth to feel good. And
the tribute to their friend Guru was so heartfelt and genuine (plus they
also called Solar out as basically being responsible for Guru's death).

Random things that should be bad but weren't because of the party atmosphere
they created:
- They did a total of like 4 songs all night and 2 of those they songs did
twice - but it was still incredible
- like any good drunk uncle they hugged girls for awkwardly long amounts of
time (and Greg Nice was sweating more than Patrick Ewing).
- Smooth B did a whole verse over Bob James Nautilus (this is 2010)
- they did a retarded amount of call and response but it felt legit
- the crowd got to do a Hip Hop Karaokee version of Audio 2 "Top Billing"
over a Greg Nice beatbox cept Smooth B kept coming in with the wrong vocals
at the wrong time
- they did accapella versions of their songs (they probably only have like 2
of their own instrumentals)
- Greg Nice called out all Asians in general (and specifically Needle
Kineval) for being shy and then invited them all on stage
-they dragged Rob Rizk and Craig Frontline on stage just to thank them for
throwing the show.
- it was a fucking Nice And Smooth show in 2010

SUMMARY: Legendary awesome energetic show that was really fucking fun to be
at and I'm really hungover today plus I lost my voice.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Homework - 1st Edition

In an effort to get back into posting, and also to recommend some great music to check out, i've started a new feature called "HomeWork" for the blog. Every couple weeks myself or one of the eh team guys will post links to forgotten or lesser known music videos, as well as their purchase link. To make it easy I decided Discogs would be the easiest place to buy the vinyl (because they have the biggest selection). I have also included some digital links, but again not all of them. Do yourself a favour and look around - lots of amazing music out there!

Feel free to respond with your own links and videos and hopefully we can all get learnt....

HomeWork - 1st Edition (House Classics & Loft Jams)












Sunday, May 2, 2010


If you haven't been to a Shuffle Party it goes down every last Friday of the month @ Revival in Toronto. Dj Drastik and I got to rock the April Edition. Special shout outs to the homie Brock, Lo, T-rexx, Abby, The Livestock Crew, 1LOVETO, Ideall, Tom Wrecks, the sound guy, all the big booty girls who pushed our dj table back a foot, Ushers background dancer, and the brotha who kept asking us to play some P Reign.

Shuffle (April Edition) from T-Square Media on Vimeo.

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