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Not only do Evan and Mike of Toronto duo, Torro Torro, make the best gifs in the game for their seasonal mixtapes, they also curate one hell of a tracklist. After racking up a ton of attention this week with their Beatport-charting remixes for Zedd and Zed’s Dead (both included in this mix), Torro Torro have put together a pumping selection of new tunage — GTA’s “Hit It,” Diplo & DJ Fresh’s “Up (Earthquake)”, and ETC!ETC!’s “How You Like Me Now” to name a few. The guys are having a busy March along with the rest of us, hitting SxSW and Miami along with a string of West Coast gigs peppered throughout. Catch all of their tour dates here and grab the mix below!

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The hip-hop influenced electronica masterminds from Canada, Zeds Dead, released a majestic remix of Marina & The Diamonds’ hit song “Lies.” After closing 2012 with an eclectic “Holiday Mix” as a gift to their loyal fans, they return to begin another massive new year in proper form.

Their remix of “Lies” draws vocals and melodic elements from the original and adds a gritty dubstep twist along with lush pads. Listen/download below and ♥ on the Hype Machine

Bon Iver Woods Zeds Dead Remix

Toronto kids Zeds Dead have always garnered my respect for taking some really dope songs from every depth of the musical spectrum and putting their own spin on it, each time cutting and editing samples and songs without being cheesy or overdone. Not an easy feat, let me tell you.

Just released yesterday is their remix of indie music king Bon Iver; after stumbling across what they once thought was lost to the depths of an old hard-drive, DC and Hooks blew off the dust and cleaned it up, and lucky for the world they’re giving away the newly-polished remix for free. Mixing together 8-bit sounds and their intelligently-wound wobbles and slides with Bon Iver’s haunting and sad vocals, Zeds Dead provides a remix that once again showcases both their signature sound and finesse for rewiring tracks.

Stream below and click the FREE DOWNLOAD button to nab it off their Facebook page.

Figuratively and literally, reading about Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs‘ re-release of his amazing single, “Household Goods,” this morning was music to my ears. A top track released on Greco-Roman in 2010, “Household Goods” (along with “Garden”) really put Orlando on the map, and 2 years later with a full LP under his belt, he’s put together an unbelievable new remix package for the original including new takes from Zinc, Mano Le Tough, Zed’s Dead, Lil Silva, and Enei. The release will be available on Beatport next week on August 6th before its worldwide release on Polydor on the 20th. Stream 4 of the remixes below. √+ Continue Reading

Toronto bass monsters, Zed’s Dead, will be releasing a new Hip-Hop influenced 4-track EP titled, The Living Dead, tomorrow via Ultra Records, and today they’ve premiered the “collection” on Red Bull’s US website. The EP features vocals from Toronto rapper, Omar LinX, and really blurs boundary lines between Bass, Dubstep, and Hip-Hop — creating a unique release from the duo. Stream below and pick it up tomorrow on Beatport. Continue Reading

The Toronto based dubstep duo, Zeds Dead, have released a preview of their remix of Colin Munroe‘s “The Fight Of My Life.” With a balance of textures, vocals, and a heavy, ascending synth, the remix came together quite nicely to form a certain vibe that takes the tune into more of a dance realm. Check it out after the jump and keep an eye out for it’s July 17th release on iTunes, as well as their 4-track collaboration with Omar linx, The Living Dead EP, due out late July.

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Keys N Krates are back at it yet again and this time around they remixed a tune by their fellow Toronto brethren, Zeds Dead. It’s no surprise that the KNK signature hip-hop/electronic fusion shines through better than ever in this “No Prayers” remix. They’ll be taking their live remixing sounds on the road this summer with a packed schedule complete with a number of festival dates including Wakarusa, Forecastle, Sonar (Barcelona), and Shambhala, among others. Check out the remix and see if they’ll be playing in a city near you after the jump.

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4/20 is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a night of Zeds Dead and AraabMuzik at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. With a good dose of bass from the Toronto natives themselves and the legendary MPC master, you can expect a massive party to remember. All of you Bay Area dubstep faithfuls know what to do. Grab your tickets here and thoroughly enjoy your Friday holiday.

► Dates: April 20th
► Location: The Regency Ballroom
► Show time: 9:00 PM
► All Ages
► Tickets/info: HERE

Check out a video of their show in Calgary after the jump!
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This week’s edition of the Dirt comes to you from the musical stylings of BONES and TRE. Can’t say much to start you off other than these top tunes are hot off the press and we wouldn’t wanna share the news with anyone else but our very own dirty dancers. In a sense, all the tracks below are what’s been deemed in the blogosphere as “highly recommended” (if you will). Now dig in kids.

///BONES picks:

Surkin – Orbital Highway (Voodoo Mix) √+
I don’t know whether its his infamous 909 + stabbing lead combo, or the magic of creating intergalactic ghetto-tech, but France’s little bad boy just gets it— and you should (get this) too.

Autodidakt & John Disco – Fake Fred Perry ft. Spoek Mothambo (Instrumental) √+
This original tune became huge this year and had a massive EP release to back it. As much as I love the Sharkslayer Dub on the package, I like the simple crunchy stomp of the original instrumental. (This can be heard in Bart B More’s intro for sets hes played in the last month er so)

Zeds Dead – Rumble In The Jungle (Original Mix) √+
Had to show some love for ZD’s new tribal bass anthem. Something about the congas, wood block and meanest low end that takes you straight to the Jungle. *Check out our girl Mollie Tarlow’s video from the Mad Decent tune HERE

Bastian Van Shield – Nobody (Original Mix)
Bastian Van Shield takes us on a fidget techy ride that breaks down into a legendary monologue that any DJ would appreciate. From there, its vocal sampling behind the wheel of this bouncy bus ride.

Wafa vs. Wolfie – Tom Tom (Slap In The Bass Remix)
Huge remix from the full-fledged EP that recently came out on Malente’s prospering No Brainer label. Must have for those Foamo and Trouble & Bass enthusiasts.

Naughty By Nature – Jamboree (320)
Because I heard this one on the radio today, I couldn’t help myself. You get it in 320, which I was also jazzed to find. WIN!

BONES – The Dirt #47 (zipped)

TRE’s picks:

 Florence & The Machine – What the Water Gave Me (Denzal Park Club Mix) √+
The talented duo from Melbourne, Denzal Park bring us a DJ friendly club mix of Florence and the Machine‘s newest single, What the Water Gave Me. This track captures the essence of the original track while still delivering a techy, groove driven beat.

 Dark & Stormy – Para Los Chicos √+
Everything this kid touches turns to gold! This brand new track from the Boston underground legend is a tech-heads wet dream. Para Los Chicos never gives the listener a dull moment with it’s intricate percussion, dark reminiscent chords and overall groove, make sure to grab this gem!
*Oh and by the way, Dark & Stormy has sent us this track as an exclusive for this week’s dirt!

 Tyler Bates – Two Perfect Moments (Thieves Bootleg)
Los Angeles natives Thieves bring us a melodic and well constructed remix of Tyler Bates‘ single, Two Perfect Moments. Catchy vocals, well thought out sampling and complimentary synth lines give this remix an overall warm and groovy vibe that is impossible to resist.

 Tube Lord – My First Castle (Lemmy Ashton Remix)
This remix has been blowing up the London club scene receiving support from the likes of Scarlett Etienne and many other artists. Lemmy Ashton‘s remix is of Tube Lord‘s single, My First Castle is pure fire! But don’t take my word for it, grab the track and play it out until your hearts content.

 Rebecca & Fiona – Luminary Ones (Denzal Park Remix)
Here is one more must-have from Denzal Park for good measure : )

 TRE – The Dirt #47 (zipped)

The Canadian future bass producing duo, Knight Riderz, are making quite the name for themselves in the low end department of electronic music. Unlike their fellow maple leaf brethren, Zeds Dead, they center their style on a mid-tempo, crunked-out sound that is influenced by the punchy beats of hip-hop. If you haven’t heard their album, 12th Dimension, released via Muti Music, you should definitely check it out along with their awesome remix for the new Death of Summer EP of the Venice, California hip-hop duo, King Fantastic. Grab the remix, indulge in some of my old favorites, and keep an eye out this week for some freebies on their Facebook page for reaching 1,000 likes!

King Fantastic – Locals Only (Knight Riderz Remix) [iTunes]
King Fantastic – Westcoastsynthesizerbeachbumgangstermusic (Knight Riderz Remix)
Massive Attack – Teardrop (Knight Riderz Remix) √+
Radiohead – Street Spirit (Knight Riderz Remix)