Thursday, February 25, 2010


Good good friends and deft musicians Bonjay are in town this Friday (February 26th) to set fire to the dancehall (aka Ritual Nightclub) and tear down the whole place. Musically, Bonjay are a unique blend of dancehall, soul/r&b, and house music, but really their style can incorporate sounds and influences from a much wider musical spectrum. Listen to one of their latest collab cuts with Emvee, Glitchy Feisty Rub for evidence.

Once you've peeped the freebie, go on and treat yourself to their Gimme Gimme EP, featuring remixes from Poirier, Smalltown Romeo, and Grahamzilla, as well as the O.G. cut from Bonjay.

As for the show, Bonjay will be performing L.I.V.E. alongside a heavyweight line-up also consisting of DJ Heather (Chicago) and Balu (Ottawa). See below for the full details:

Ritual Nightclub (137 Besserer St, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Friday February 26, 2010 10:00 - 3:00
$15 in advance, more at the door (tickets @ Reap & Sew, Norml)
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Friday, February 19, 2010

KARL HAZE :: A Little Bit of Gold and a Pager [Futurhythm 17.02.10]

Straying from the usual jungle/drum & bass I play on Futurhythm most weeks, I opted for something a little different this time around. I started off by dropping a selection of old school hip hop/electro/freestyle records, then making way for some U.S. house. Closing out the set you'll find a few cuts from the UK which showcase the British take on the sounds of acid house/techno. You can hear some early hints of hardcore in those last few tracks.

KARL HAZE :: A Little Bit of Gold and a Pager

Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (Cutting Records)
The Masterdon Committee - Funkbox Party (Live) (Enjoy Records)
Latin Rascals - Macho Mozart (Dub 1) (Tin Pan Apple Records)
Wired - New York, New York (Out In London Dub) (Fourth Floor Records)
Simon Harris - Bass (How Low Can You Go) (Below Zero Remix) (London Recordings)
Looney Tunes - Just As Long As I Got You (XL Recordings)
Tech Nine - Slam Jam (The Dope Mix) (Strictly Rhythm)
Romanthony - Let Me Show You Love (White)

Mayday - Wiggin (Kool Kat Records)
LFO - Mentok 1 (Warp Records)
Lost - The Gonzo (Perfecto Records)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Ottawa's Norml has teamed up with the mighty Umbro soccer brand to bring us this exclusive football club supporter scarf. Designed by Josh from the shop, the scarf features many small details lending the piece plenty of hometown flavour. Front and centre is the NORML name, with a header reading Capital City Rude Boys as well as a footer reading In Union There Is Strength. Giving the scarf a nice symmetrical look, each end features the Norml Crossed Machete logo, and the Umbro name and logo. The material used is super-soft and durable synthetic, and is plenty long for bundling up for protection from the cold and wind.

Cop yours now at

Sunday, February 14, 2010


For the love of family, music, and kicks. Happy Valentine's Day to you from Turn Away Skull!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Shift Music steps back up to the plate; this time with a full-length album project from Canadian Badman Press heavyweights, The Fix.

Their greatly anticipated “Blair Road Project” is set to look the drum & bass world straight in the face and remind us all what this music is meant to do: Come straight from the underground, and rip dance floors and soundsystemsapart in the process.

From the lead cut, “The Blair Road Project“, to the absolutely monstrous “Enemies” – drum & bass music doesn’t come any rougher than this! Serious beats and bass for the most hardened break headz. The Fix also delivers the goods for the deeper ‘floors with “It’s You” and “Machu Picchu“; giving you something for your mind as well as for your feet.

Never too shy to mix things up, TheFix collaborate with long-time crew member
Counterweight (yours truly!) on the dark & dubby “Pipeline“, and the steppin’“Smothered“, as well as with Shift Music label boss Generic on the merciless “Kingston“.

As further proof of the appeal and range of this album project, The Fix have received dubplate support from radio and club DJs across the board, including Fabio, Digital, Loxy, Dieselboy, Flight, A Sides and more…

The Fix & Shift Music: Back in gear for 2010.

Purchase the album now via
Beatport and JungleX.

Friday, February 12, 2010


The 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, are set to start, and Stussy has jumped into the fray with an Olympic theme t-shirt to be sold exclusively at the Vancouver Stussy shop. With a nod to Canada's favourite passtime, the design includes classic hockey images on both sides, like a goalie mask, a puck, and a mouth with missing teeth. The Olympic games and their location are also commemorated with the Vancouver, 2010, and maple leaf hits.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

KARL HAZE :: Old School Dropouts Volume 3

I aired a 30 segment of this mix on Futurhythm tonight, and decided to up the whole mix for you to check out in it's entirety. This one's a strictly 1992 affair, with 'nuff anthems to please the majority of you. In other words, if you like old school, you'll probably recognize a tonne of these cuts.

The reason behind the recent influx of old school mix sessions on Futurhythm show is in preparation for my up coming gig at Long Dark Tunnel, in Montreal (Friday, February 12). It's hosted by Corey K & Mayday of The Session crew, and I'm looking forward to flinging down some proper ruffige for the MTL gang. See below-below for full details of the event.

KARL HAZE - Old School Dropouts Volume 3

1) Intro
2) Phuture Assassins - Future Sound (Suburban Base)
3) 2 Bad Mice - Bombscare (Moving Shadow)
4) Nu Matic - Hard Times (XL)
5) Wax Doctor - New Direction (Basement)
6) Doc Scott - The Rider (Absolute 2)
7) Tek 9 - Just A Dream (Manix Remix) (Reinforced)
8) 4 Hero - Cookin' Up Ya Brain (Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era Remix) (Reinforced)
9) Mixrace - The Future Is Before Your Eyes (Instrumental) (Moving Shadow)
10) Run Tings - Something To Dance To (Suburban Base)
11) SL2 - Drumbeats (XL)
12) Energizer 4
13) Doc Scott - NHS (Disco Remix) (Absolute 2)
14) Dance Conspiracy - Dub War (XL)
15) Family Foundation - Express Yourself (Jungle Tekno Remix) (380)
16) Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era - Peace & Loveism (4 Hero Remix) (Suburban Base)
17) Hedgehog Affair - Sounds Of House (Basement)
18) Underground Software - Different Ting (Reinforced)
19) Urban Shakedown - Some Justice (Urban Shakedown)
20) SL2 - On A Ragga Tip (XL)
21) Criminal Minds - Baptised By Dub (Whitehouse)
22) Krome & Time - This Sound Is For The Underground (Suburban Base)
23) Acen - Trip II The Moon (Part 2: The Darkside) (Production House)
24) Doc Scott - Drumz VIP (Metalheadz)
25) Top Buzz - Livin In Darkness (Basement)
26) Noise Factory - Set Me Free (Ibiza)
27) Jonny L - Hurt You So (Yo Yo)

w/ KARL HAZE, Corey K, Mayday
Friday, February 12, 2010 (10:00 - 3:00)
free before midnight, $5 after

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

KARL HAZE :: Futurhythm (03.02.10)

I'm just getting around to posting up last week's Futurhythm show. I played more on the deep tip, but the selection still covers a decent range of styles. Peep the tracklist, and download...

KARL HAZE :: Futurhythm (03.02.10)

Commix - Life We Live (Soul:r)
DJ Krust - Jazz Note (Total Science Remix) (V Recordings)
Paul Saint Jack - Quantum Leap (Dub)
Generic - Love Is Fake (Dub)
Seba - Snow (Hospital)
Zero T & Mosus - Monarch (Soul:r)
Amit - White Trash (Commercial Suicide)
Total Science - Out Of Touch (Source Direct Remix) (Renegade Hardware)
Schematic - The Gutter (Dub)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Nooka Time Pieces

Realizing how few options there were for displaying time, artist and designer Matthew Waldman sketched, designed, and patented his own unique linear time keeping system. He later put his designs to use on several lines of clean, simple, and effective time pieces under his brand, Nooka.
Nooka Linear Time
Standard analog and digital time formats are abundant in just about every forum of society, be it on the walls in our homes, on the screens of our computers, or on the displays of our cell phones. Nooka's time display does away with the cyclical analog and the stand-alone digital perceptions of time. Instead, a Nooka watch represents time as a series of dots, bars, and lines. This allows for a referential perspective of time at any point of the day or night. Time is acrued visually on the display, and the wearer gets a very real sense of the time that has already passed, as well as the time that is remaining. Confusing? Perhaps at first, but one quickly adapts to (and enjoys) looking at time in a whole new way. Personally, I've had my watch for only a short while, and I'm already used to the less-than-conventional display.
Nooka Style
All Nooka time pieces offer a simple and understated layout, coupled with eye-catching colours and details. Many models boast a one piece polyurethane body and band coupled with a high gloss crystal display, while others combine more classic time piece features (leather band, metallic face & buttons) with the Nooka time layout. In addition to this, all of the different models are unisex and come in a range of colours.

Visit Nooka at their website,