Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Dzeko & Torres Talk Food, Beginnings, Dance Music in Canada & more in an Interview with FNT

Posted by on December 29, 2012

Canadian duo, Julian Dzeko & Luis Torres, better known as Dzeko & Torres have come a very long way since their single “Confronted” was released on Chuckie’s Dirty Dutch Digital Vol. 4 just a year and a half ago. The long time friends quickly found that working with each other would be the ideal working situation and from there it was only a matter of time before it took off. They were able to grow their profile with free remixes of Monsters and Men “King and Lionheart” and Animal Kingdom “Strange Attractor” that promptly spread like wildfire. They had a track signed to Michael Woods’ Diffused Records, a remix of Trey Songz “Heart Attack” on Atlantic Records, their collab with ANSOL, “Yeah” on Mixmash, and their most recent release, their “Hey EP” on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak imprint.

However, their biggest success was with their remix of Chuckie’s “Who Is Ready To Jump” that even as they said half jokingly “literally I think Afrojack’s mom dropped it”. They were able to get gigs on both sides of the Atlantic, expanding their growing influence outside of the confines of Toronto into London, Miami and elsewhere. Having just signed to AM Only and with consistent support from some of the biggest names in the game like Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Chuckie and others, the sky is the limit for these guys. Start the interview below and check out the rest after the jump as we discuss advise they were given from another DJ, future plans and their love for food. I was talking to both of them at the same time, but it is mainly Luis Torres who was communicating during the interview.

FNT: When did you guys decide that you wanted to work together and make this official?

D&T: It actually started pretty soon after we met. We used to promote and frequent all ages club events in Toronto and we both had a love for house music (i guess people call it EDM now) and then i remember Julian went to a Tiesto show and pretty much as soon as he got home, he was convincing his parents to help him buy some CDJs. I had already been fooling around in FL Studio for a year or 2 and so we decided to start working with eachother and learn off eachother. Took about 2 years of goofing around for us to finally take it seriously though.

FNT: When, if at all did it hit you that doing this could really work?

D&T: I think originally we were just having fun, just doing it because we truly enjoyed it. I never really felt like my goofing around in FL would ever take me anywhere and im sure that Julian didnt think that buying CDJs would get him anywhere either. It took a while, but i think the breakthough point for us was when we started talking to Chuckie and he gave us a release on Dirty Dutch, which at the time was one of our favourite labels and we felt like it was massive for us.


Hip-Hop | G-Eazy – Lost In Translation

Posted by on December 19, 2011

This picture makes me LOL. Thinking about bay area rapper, G-Eazy, as Bill Murray,who went to my high school NBD, is not something that comes to mind. Enough talking about quality movies that you should see if you haven’t. G helps produce this one along with Christoph Andersson and Swiss Chriss. Like always, G goes in on the beat and delivers. The sample is taken from a Japanese song called PONPONPON which you can watch here. Follow this man on Twitter and like his page on Facebook.

Download: G-Eazy – Lost In Translation

Hip-Hop | Bubba Sparxxx, X.O., Raekwon, & Nas | Hip-Hop

Posted by on March 1, 2011

Although the 50 track below leaves a lot to be desired, the picture above alongside the following tweet makes me hopeful for future projets: “This me and David Guetta in the studio we just made a big hit for his album suckers lol”

DOWNLOAD: Bubba Sparxxx – Ridiculous (Feat. Ying Yang Twins)

DOWNLOAD: Juice – Choosin Feat. X.O.

DOWNLOAD: Raekwon – Rich & Black feat Nas

DOWNLOAD: 50 Cent – 6 Out Of 6 (Get Gully)


Hip-Hop | A Worthy Cover – I Love The Way You Lie

Posted by on September 26, 2010

Girls, we have not forgot about you. Here is an amazing cover of “I Love The Way You Lie” from Lisa Scinta.

I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile, you all have requested it so much. I put my own little spin on it, as best as I could and I hope you enjoy it. I got a little tongue-tied on the second verse, lol. Sorry about that 🙂 Come say hi on Facebook and Twitter and pick up my cover EP on iTunes!!