By David Troya-Alvarez | Music Content Writer | DamageControl7Media | Mar 2, 2015
As yet another weekend comes to a close in the city of Toronto, partygoers are slowly recovering after dancing the night away at the various different nightclubs that the city offers. However, between the constant craving of some greasy food to relinquish a hangover and the dread of starting another work week, I sit here thinking, “What in the bloody name was that song I heard last night?” Yes, it’s no doubt that there are many catchy tunes you can expect to hear at almost every nightclub here in the city; however, I have compiled a small list of tracks you can expect to hear repeatedly around Toronto as the summer months, as well as music festival season come closer and closer.
Hunter Siegel – Let Me Love You Right Feat. Kai (Club Mix)
Arguably one of Toronto’s most buzz worthy artists right now, Hunter Siegel continues to drop hit after hit. Using his already groovy deep house sounds, as well as Kai’s soft vocals, this song is guaranteed to get you dancing the night away. His ongoing success from his new residency at The Hoxton nightclub in Toronto dubbed “No Neon,” featuring all Toronto local DJ’s and producers, Hunter Seigel is continuing on being off to a great start in 2015.
Zeds Dead & Oliver Heldens – You Know
Our hometown Canadian dubstep duo Zeds Dead, and Dutch future house producer Oliver Heldens have teamed up to create a twist of the deep house/future house sound that is taking over the electronic dance music world. Zeds Dead have been dropping this track at several of their shows while on tour promoting their latest album “Somewhere Else,” and every time it has been played, dance floors shook as partygoers got lost in the baseline groove. You can expect this track to be remixed and played at various different music festivals this summer, as it’s guaranteed to get the crowd grooving.
Steve Aoki Feat. Flux Pavillion – Get Me Out of Here (Shaun Frank Remix)
After being signed on to Spinnin’ Records, Shaun Frank has opened up his collaboration possibilities with already established artists in the electronic dance music world by remixing already hit songs, and doing it really well. Remixing Steve Aoki’s dance hit “Get Me Out of Here” created a totally new song by adding a deep bass line and a future house vibe that completely revamped this song. In addition to creating amazing remixes, the Toronto native has collaborated with Oliver Heldens, opened for Zeds Dead, and is opening for Swedish DJ duo Dada Life on March 21st for their Dada Land Compound show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Be sure to keep an eye out for this new producer as he continues to be part of epic collaborations.
Gorgon City (Feat. Katy Menditta) – Imagination
Gorgon City has been one of the fastest up-and-coming duos taking over the house music scene. Originating from London, England, Gorgon City has managed to cross borders so to speak and capture the attention of various different artists who worked together on their album. From featuring vocals with the likes of Jennifer Hudson to Liv who makes up one half of the Australian dance music duet NERVO, Gorgon City has truly picked up on the understanding that future house is more than just deep baselines. “Imagination” brought out classical organ sounds, as well as soothing vocals into this UK Garage House classic. Look out for this duo as they land in Toronto on March 26 to play at The Hoxton for their North American 2015 album tour.
Deadmau5 Feat. Rob Swire – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Chuckie Remix)
After his spectacular final performance at The Guvernment nightclub finale event in January here in Toronto, Deadmau5 has managed to create a whole new live music experience that will not be forgotten for years to come. His performance had variations of his self-created classics, including a remix from Chuckie of his 2009 hit “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff.” The visuals, robotics, and build up to the track gave attendees at finale event everything they expected at a Deadmau5 show. You can be sure to hear this remix at several different Toronto events, as it gives people a nostalgic feel to one of the most memorable electronic music events in Toronto. Have a look at a recording from the live event the moment the classic Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff vibrated the walls inside The Guvernment nightclub for the final time.
So whether you spend you spend your nights on the dance floor of the various different nightclubs in Toronto or party for a weekend at the various music festivals happening around the city this summer, you can be sure to hear these songs being played at full volume, and into your dancing shoes to get you grooving.
With that being said, do you have must hear house songs for 2015?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David is an electronic music enthusiast with pride in his city. His passion for music has led him to explore all genre variations of the electronic dance music world. While trained as a classical musician, his interests in music go far beyond harmonic and melodic structure, as they focus into the next generation of electronic productions that are evolving day after day.