When the idea of the GDD Advent Calendar first began circling a few weeks ago, Canadian artist Sean Roman was one of the first producers who I was itching to find out what goodies he had hiding. Just as I presumed, he immediately shot over four massive tracks, and after a quick listen, the DJ side of me wanted to hoard them all as secret weapons.
I’m still on the fence about giving away Stutter.
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Canada is producing a pretty noteworthy crop of awesome young artists from the likes of Jacques Greene to Prince Club to John Roman, and now USA’s northern neighbor welcomes Toronto native Meech to the varsity team. Meech’s I want EP, out today on the Danish imprint Demento Mori, takes off from a swingy percussive intro to a growling bass number, full with housey piano stabs, cheeky vocal chops and white noise blasts. Pick up the EP here on Beatport.
Another great name making their prominence known early this year have been Jokers Of The Scene. The Canadian duo just last week released a techno shaped 5-track EP on Fool’s Gold Records called J0T5, with a seasoned RMXD EP on deck. Over the weekend we were able to sit down (on the internetz) with the Jokers to hear a little more about the EP and what else is new. So give it a read! You might just learn a thing er 2… Oh did I mention the exclusive remix they wanted to give the GDD readers just because they love you that much? SCORE.
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The influx of good music I mean really, really good music coming from Canada of late has been pleasantly overwhelming. With the recent success of up and comers like Azari & III, John Roman, Jacques Greene, and Prince Club, I’m reintroducing Toronto based producer Sean Roman. After falling in love with his tracks ‘Phone Call‘ and ‘Lick‘ last year, I’m glad to give you guys another dose of his quality dance/disco/house tunes. Having been working with the Top Billin’ label, he’s had support from the likes of Lee Foss and Wolf + Lamb. Perhaps my favorite of the batch of tracks he sent me though is one from his side-project called White Lions called ‘I Need A Rhythm’. JACKIN. JACKIN. JACKIN.
• Sean Roman – You So Shy (Original Mix)
• Glass – Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat (Sean Roman Edit)
• White Lions – I Need a Rhythm (Original Mix) √+
• White Lions – H-Job (Original Mix)
As a rule, I generally try to post songs for yall that are new to the blogosphere and haven’t been passed around like the hot new freshman from Texas with great tits and no gag reflex. However, I must say that when certain songs reach a specific caliber of awesomeness, I am forced to break my rule, alas, I must give props to our blog peers over at discodust for introducing SEAN ROMAN from Canada. Don’t expect big-room buildups or chainsaw synths here. Rather, Roman’s tracks exude panty-dropping sexiness. If you’re a opening DJ who properly does his job and doesn’t burn through every heater, then I strongly urge you to make these tracks staples in your sets. Looking very forward to his upcoming releases.
-sidenote for our Toronto homies-
I’ll be coming up for three shows next week. I know for sure Friday is at Mod Club, but will let you know where the other ones are at so you guys can show me how you party in the snow!
• Sean Roman – Lick
• Sean Roman – Phone Call
been really digging the new vampy wknd album
• Vampire Weekend – White Sky