In My Room – May 14, 2014

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The final Bounce #bythelake this past Sunday was on my mind all last week. Over the past 5 summers Bounce crew put on House music events that featured both local and foreign-based DJs down at the Keating Channel Pub. Among my circles of friends, the outdoor parties were a standard in the summer social calendar. As I see it, the whole thing kinda grew from humble roots and a real belief in the value of the underground. They did it right. They grew the event without selling out and I think the crowds that visited every year, respected the integrity of the #bythelake vibe and in turn passed that respect on to whomever they brought with them next time. It was that unpretentious, joyful and shared love of House music that I think resonated strongly with people and the Toronto scene is much better off for having these parties as part of our shared collective experience.

Perhaps, pumped up by thoughts of the weekend and inspired by DJ Dan’s latest LP, “Nothing but a Party,” released earlier in the week;  I got things started off on a filtered, disco, house tip until I picked up enough steam to get into a good bit of chuggin’ tech-house. A hoover attack just over 2/3 through the set, provided me a great chance to air a brand new Fake Blood track (grab the link in the tracklist below) and get into jackin’ Electro-House. Transitioning from Crooker’s new “Able to Maximize” B-Side banger “Heavy,” the show closes with mechanical-sounding techno and a throwback to some classic Green Velvet.

Tracklist

DLake – Dance All Night (Feat. Symbol & Demetrius)
DJ Dan – Make ya freak
Geisha Twins – Get Down
Speedboats & Big Explosions, Mike Gleeson – Your Love
Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries feat. Kid Sister – Cool Without You
DJ Dan, Jerome Robins – Good for Me
Speedboats & Big Explosions – The music sounds better with you (Andrea Martini RMX)
Jay Vegas – Heat It
Louis La Roche – Gimme Gimme
Duck Sauce – Calamari (Put the Sauce On It)
DJ Dan & Whitenoize – Engine no.9
O’Bryan I’m Freaky (Romeo Erotic Remix / Treasure Fingers Reflip)
Run DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s like that (Original 12 inch)
Jesse Rose, Oliver $ – When We Heard Solid Groove
Shadow Child – String Thing
Terror Tone – Toxic
Dark & Stormy – My Body (Together Compilation 2014)
Jestofunk, Riva Starr – Together (Club Mix)
Fake Blood – Liberties (free download)
Art Official-Whoomp Southside Jack (Mashup)
Sinden And Count Of Monte Cristo – We dont give a Damn
Crookers – Heavy
Gingy & Bordello – Saturday Night Fervor
Ben Klock – Wolf
Green Velvet – Stalker (Laidback Luke RMX)
Strip Steve – Strollin’

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