If you haven't heard of VILIFY, it's probably time to wake up sleeping beauty. This Montreal staple built her career as a DJ through starting a weekly called Bass Drive Wednesdays in Montreal, and was well-known to hype up crowds week after week with her eclectic talent of blending all types of genres seamlessly – something not everyone is able to do. She settled in Berlin for quite some time now and is ready to come back to her home base of Montreal to pack up the heat this summer, and we cannot wait. You can catch VILIFY at the Bass Drive Anniversary on May 25th, and at Piknic Electronik on May 29th. We recently covered her two-track EP (which made us melt) and she's ready to drop some more.  We couldn't be more excited to showcase her talents through our Podcast series as we are dropping a 2-hour mix for the FIRST TIME. Celebrating Canadian acts is something we're passionate about, and VILIFY is one to watch out for. Packed with tons of unreleased original tracks, she's put together this mix exclusively for us, which has a variety of genre-bending fusions that will keep you going for days on end.  

The 23rd edition of the IX Podcast is now available via iTunesSoundcloud and Mixcloud. Tracklist after the jump!

IX: When did you start spinning/producing music?
I have been DJing for over 10 years now. It felt as though production often got pushed to the back-burner with such a busy DJ schedule, but this year production just took over. I kept saying, ‘it all just clicked’ but I really think it was just years (and years) of work that finally paid off.
IX: Did you have any musical background before getting into the DJ scene?
I have been surrounded by all kinds of music my whole life. My dad sings opera and my mom plays the violin. I dabbled in a few instruments while growing up (piano, alto saxophone) and was in the Toronto Children’s Opera Chorus when I was younger. Singing has stuck with me (my vocals are on on my track ‘Bring Me Down’ in this mix) and I look forward to continue to combining my vocals with production in the future.
IX: What artists have had an influence on what you do?
It’s hard to know where to start. Jungle and DNB had the biggest effect on me growing up. The scene in Toronto was bursting with talent, passion and great parties. Marcus Visionary, Gremlinz, Capital J, Mystical Influence, etc etc.. It was a great time and place to be growing up with a fake ID and good friends. But I also take inspiration from jazz (Armstrong, Coltrane, Ellington), metal / alternative (Manson, Rage Against The Machine), Breakcore (Venetian Snares, Bong-ra, Enduser) .. I could go on forever.. I guess this shows itself in the wide variety of genres I play and sounds in my production.
IX: What is one of your most memorable moments in your career up to now?
I think running into the ocean mid-set in Martinique (Martizique Festival) will forever stay in my mind. But the Bass Drive Anniversaries have always been so insane, emotional, and fulfilling.. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a feeling quite like that.
IX: What is the big plan for the next year?
Some big big news for this summer.. That you’ll have to wait and see. But I will continue releasing my music (there are 14 original tunes in this mix, only 2 of which have been made public so far). So ya, just to keep the music coming and coming out, some big festivals lined up, collaborations.. It will be a big year for sure.

  1. VILIFY – Elevate
  2. Jack Sparrow – The Chase
  3. Lianne La Havas – Forget (Shlohmo Remix)
  4. Cause & Effect – The Tickle
  5. Mak & Pasteman – Electro Funk Massacre
  6. Portishead – All Mine
  7. Spooky Black – Reason (Getter Remix)
  8. Persion Empire – Echo’s Tribute (Fybe:One Remix)
  9. VILIFY – Above The Clouds
  10. Jamie XX – Far Nearer
  11. Wayvee – Shadows
  12. Dizzee Rascal, D Double E – Bluku! Blukju!
  13. Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (Synthetic Dread’s 10 Year Rewind)
  14. VILIFY – This Again
  15. Happa – Bring It Back
  16. Fwdslxsh – I Need
  17. Medasin Null
  18. Elephant Man – Over Da Wall – 6Blocc Planet Rock Edie
  19. Jaded – Buss The Skeng
  20. WYLN – Days and Dreaming
  21. Smokeasac x acidbrain – Stay Bent
  22. Mala – Changes (Kruger Club Bootleg)
  23. Manakin – For All Y’all
  24. Chef Red X Rachel Green – WOO HAA
  25. Post Malone – Too Young
  26. Digital Mystikz – Weh Dem a Do – Underground Ice Remix
  27. VILIFY – Execute
  28. Breakage, David Rodigan & Newham Generals – Hard
  29. VILIFY – Here For You
  30. VILIFY – Move That Dope
  31. Spaces – Don’t Want
  32. Jason Burns – Psalms
  33. Bombaman – Diminished Seperation
  34. Noises – Run Your Mouth – Feat. Rtkal, Lady Leshurr, Foreign Beggars
  35. Shystie ft Lioness & Lady Leshurr – Warning
  36. Supreme, Stinkabell – Grimey
  37. Kalbata – Ninja we Ninja
  38. Cotti – Don’t Give A Dub
  39. Nasty Jack – Skyjuice Riddim Fea.t Skepta, Flowdan & Teddy Brukshit
  40. RacknRuin – Righteous Feat. Serocee, Navigator, Illaman & ATGa
  41. Compa – Dem a Talk
  42. Kuhn Vs Foreign Beggars – What’s Good Vs Slime Beach
  43. Skepta – Modern Warfare feat. Spyda, Newham Generals 
  44. Abstrakt Sonance – Soldier
  45. The Bug – Function (Feat. Manga)
  46. The Bug – Poison Dart (Feat. Warrior Queen)
  47. 6Blocc – The Weed
  48. The Bug – Skeng (Kode 9 Remix)
  49. Boemklatsch – Cravings of a Mad Man (BoBoe Remix)
  50. Blackbear – California (Tarro Remix)
  51. VILIFY – Wasting Your Time
  52. Take 4 – Magic Flue
  53. Mura Masa – Lotus Eater
  54. Tokez – China Town Showdown WIP
  55. VILIFY – Walking Home
  56. A-Aspect & Gremlinz – Kilo (Ruffhouse Remix)
  57. VILIFY – Fade Away
  58. Harikiri – Ghibli
  59. VILIFY – You Bring Me
  60. VILIFY – Get Down
  61. Super 6 One
  62. Alix Perez – Understand
  63. Danny Scrilla – Obeah VIP
  64. dBridge – Average Echo
  65. Alix Perez – Fuck ‘outta Here
  66. Machinedrum – Gun Shotta
  67. Danny Scrilla – Come Cross
  68. Alix Perez – Acid Jam
  69. Loxy & Resound- Heritage
  70. VILIFY – Forever Ago
  71. Mura Masa – Lovesick
  72. VILIFY – Nobody Knows



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