In My Room feat. Dougie Boom – May 23, 2012

Photo courtesy of James Drobik

A couple of weeks back, local party-rocker and genre-blurring DJ Dougie Boom visited the Regent Park Focus studios to appear on In My Room. Mr. Boom is a well-known fixture in Toronto’s underground electronic music scene and has worked with international legends and locals alike.  He works quite a bit with Toronto-based promotion company Underdog but, as a testament to his versatility as a DJ, he has hosted and performed at a number of events with music ranging from psychedelic rock, to hip-hop, to metal, Italo and Boogie, to Booty House and beyond.

After about a year of wrangling our schedules, we were finally able to connect and during our preliminary discussions we talked about our mutual love of vintage Italo Disco, Boogie, and Electro-funk. The initial concept for the show was for us to have a back2back jam session for the first hour wherein we could showcase some choice cuts from the late 70s and 80s but, as is so often the case in the DJ world, a technical issue involving Serato prevented us from doing so and Dougie stepped up and went solo.

During the first hour, Dougie Boom took us on a rapid-fire sampling of his collection of Italo and Boogie. Fans of the sound will notice hits by Patrick Cowley, Mr. Flagio, Trophy, Jago, and BWH among a few rare gems.

Then we paused for an interview and discussed: his love of vinyl, what’s going on with slower bpms in dance, the state of the “scene” in Toronto and future gigs.

The second set is packed new music from local and Canadian producers such as Nautilus, Jokers of the Scene, John Roman, & Kevin McPhee and ranges from Deep and Tech-House, Electro-Funk, to Techno, to stripped-down Bass-heavy broken beat.

Dougie Boom – Live on In My Room – May 23,2012

Duo (Walsh + Arrete) – We only have 2night
Milky Sway – Geewhiz
B.W.H. – Stop
4 M International – Space Operator
D.J. Look – Capita (Instrumental)
Stephany – Shame
Asso – Don’t Stop
Jay Shepheard / Tad Wily – Haselnuss
Liquid Liquid Cavern
Jago – I’m Going To Go
Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This
Mark E – Special FX
Kasso – Walkman
Touché – Wrap It Up
Steel Mind – Bad passion
Ejeca – Tetra
Deadly Sins – One
Sometimes
Modern Amusement (aka Lee Foss) – Use To
Kevin McPhee – Hang My Head
M & G – When I Let You Down
Doctor’s Cat – Feel The Drive (Vocal)
Expansives – Life With You …. (Vocal Version)
Trophy – Slow Flight (Vocal Version)
Wind – Luxury
Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Remix)
Lauer – Delta NRG
M & G – Boogie Tonight
Bobby Davenport – Time (Has Come Today) Special Disco Mix
Cellophane – Gimme Love (Italian Version)
Hypnotic Samba – Hypnotic Samba

INTEREVIEW

Mr. Pauli – Satisfaction (feat. Mariana)
Waze & Odyssey – Feels Good
Sean Roman – Bocuse
Christian S – The Power Of Now
Nautiluss – Mixed Number
Jokers of the Scene – Black Mountie
Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui – The Feeling, The Force
L-Vis 1990 – Video Drone
Zombie Disco Squad – Twerk feat. DJ Funk
Gerry Read – Legs (Kevin McPhee Remix)
Duke Dumont – Thunder Clap
Catz ‘N Dogz – Bring Me That Water
Trikk – Jointly
Teeth – Vibrate
Lando Kal – Rhythm Sektion
Duke Slammer – Spandex
Komonazmuk – Underground (Paul Woolford remix)

You can see Dougie Boom in action at these upcoming events:

Galapagos Presents: Peanut Butter Wolf – Jun.14

Get more of his mixes here: Dougie Boom’s PodOmatic site

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