Canadian Club Crunchers vol 5

Sorry for the tardy post, peeps. It is once again time for another edition of Canadian Club Crunchers, my little attempt at giving you an in-depth perspective on great Canadian talent in electronic music. So far, we've covered a great deal of ground, profiling artists from coast to coast, but there's still tons of great talent out there that I've never heard of. So, if ever you want to big-up a local producer or a friend of yours that you think is killing it, don't hesitate to drop us an e-mail. We try to listen to every song that people send us, so give us a shout, we'd be happy to consider it. Without further ado, let's get on with the show.

Past editions of Canadian Club Crunchers:
Vol I
Vol II
Vol IV

Botnek (Halifax/Montreal)

I posted BOTNEK's remix of Felix Cartal a few days ago, and in that time, I've been scouring the net to find more of their tunes. While my search wasn't that fruitful, I did learn a bit more about this great duo. Apparently, that remix of Skeleton won a remix contest, so they're not quite as unknown as I had previously thought. Although the dude we met last time described his music as disco, I'm not entirely sure about that label. While I do kind of get a kind of jovial and groovy vibe from their tunes that a lot of disco offers, BOTNEK's productions are way too intense to classify it as disco. They've got a great handle on fast, melodic dance music, and I can't wait for their apparently upcoming E.P.

It's always nice to discover brand new music really randomly, and I'm pretty psyched that I discovered these two dudes' stuff. One of them lives in MTL and the other in Halifax, but the productions are cohesive enough that you don't even notice the difference in styles or approach to production that each of them might have. Pretty dope shit, keep your eyes peeled for more stuff on their soundcloud.

BOTNEK- Restatta
Rich Aucoin- Brian Wilson is ALIVE (BOTNEK 'throwback' remix)


Knight Riderz (Alberta)

To be quite honest, I know next to nothing about Knight Riderz. I was first introduced to them through DJ Neoteric's first Mystery Mix, in which their track Party Alarm was featured. This Albertan duo is part of a wave of highly talented Canadian dubstep producers that are blowing up at the moment. I only have a few of their productions and remixes, but I believe that they excel at slightly high-bpm bass-heavy music, kind of a great hybrid between dubstep and dnb.

I'm probably not givin' a great description, but suffice to say, Knight Riderz are great at making crowd-pleasing dubstep bangers. They've got a knack for producing some great brostep, which undoubtedly makes its target audience go absolutely apeshit. The Hendrix-sampling "Voodoo" that I've posted works some steamroller bass into the equation to great effect. If you're into dubstep, and are looking to support some local talent, Knight Riderz are a great candidate.

Knight Riderz- Voodoo
Knight Riderz- Party Alarm


Autoerotique (Toronto)

This duo from Toronto have been killin the electro game for quite a while. Formerly known as VNDSLM, these dudes have spent the past few years crafting hard-hitting bangers that have been rinsed by some of the biggest names in electro-house. As well, Autoerotique have been known to eviscerate any crowd that they DJ to. Besides being some of Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records' first signees, Autoerotique have been hard at work in the lab, concocting dope remixes and originals that are sure to have you reaching for the jar of pills. What kind of pills, you ask? Well, that's up to you.

I remember seeing these dudes DJ at Coda back in the day, and they totally killed it. While I can't vouch for their recent performances, I've heard from credible sources that they were pretty bangin' at the Dim Mak showcase on Saturday. If you're looking for Canadian electro-house that can demolish speakers and dancefloors, Autoerotique might just be your bag.

Autoerotique & SonicC- K*M*A
Autoerotique- Bubonic


A la prochaine, mofos