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Vaxx joins the Spotlight Mix Series

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When you think about Tech House artists, Canada isn’t usually one of the first places you would pinpoint. However, Toronto-based DJ/Producer Vaxx is setting the bar high for North American talent. What started as a keen appreciation for electronic music has blossomed into becoming one of the continent’s fastest rising talents, attracting the attention of some of the biggest labels in today’s House Music world.

Vaxx’s sonic signature may be misleading to some, given his locale, as he pumps a primarily European sound in the form of tribal-influenced, rolling Tech House with thunderous basslines and a keen emphasis on percussive creativity. Citing inspiration from the likes of Max Chapman, Iglesias, Latmun, Proudly People, Hector Couto and others, Vaxx has found his ever-growing catalogue of releases attaching themselves to imprints like Toolroom, Low:Res, Roush, Glasgow Underground, Under No Illusion, New Violence, Country Club Disco, Distance Music, Cocoa and more.

Vaxx’s is a regular feature in Toronto’s blossoming nightlife scene, Vaxx is a frequent attraction at the likes of Coda and One Loft. He has also had the privilege of gracing club spaces across the pond, with the most notable being Hot Mess in Belgrade, Serbia.

One of the founding members of increasingly-popular Tech House imprint ’Wasted Music’, Vaxx is an artist with a remarkable amount of opportunity in the pipeline. With major figures frequently advocating his productions, along with a whole host of high-profile releases in the pipeline, the Canadian trailblazer is going from strength to strength as he vows to become a household name in the not too distant future.

Tracklist:

1. Jordan Scott - Tyson's Fury
2. Lucio Agustin - So Strong (AWSI Not So Strong Remix)
3. Toochi (SA) - Rituals ft. Akinwale
4. Tomi&Kesh & Rone White - Harlem World
5. Iglesias & RSquared - Frankie's Story
6. Secnd & Vaxx - Shake Funk
7. RSquared - Gone
8. Proudly People - That's Right
9. Iglesias - Seductive
10. RSquared - Who Am I
11. Chanin - Mia (Tomi&Kesh Remix)
12. Nic Chiarelli - Groove On
13. Vaxx - ID (Dub Mix)
14. Jairo Delli - Stress Free
15. Antony PL - Vonyx (Tomi&Kesh, Alessandro Diruggiero Remix)
16. Luuk Van Dijk - Da Revolution
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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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