Junior brown (for those who know)
Junior Brown is a true pioneer in western Canadian House music. The "For Those Who Know" night has been going strong for 17 years straight and his two establishments The Bower and Redstar have been leading the way for party goers in Canada over the last 10 years.
Playing alongside all time greats such as Dj Sneak, Mark Farina, Louie Vega and Osunlade to name a few. Blair has culturally influenced his entire city by staying true to himself and the soulful roots of House music. He sends us a mix of straight up Chicago sounds to start our weekend off right.
Please enjoy the sounds.
ted jasper (fat! records)
MAPLE Radio 005 comes our way from Fat! Records own Ted Jasper. The up and coming UK producers blend of moody house and jazz influenced grooves create the unique soulful sound he's becoming known for. Hints of Chicago and Detroit mixed with a little bit of Four Tet and Bonobo is how Ted could be described. Classic and eclectic, Ted's mix takes us on a relaxing 30 min ride of original production alongside timeless tracks from Detroit legend Andrés, among others.
His latest EP 'Buried' was released earlier this year on Fat! Records.
Please enjoy the sounds.
mo serious (mr. mo records)
Raised in El Paso, and having lived and worked professionally in Phoenix, LA, and NYC, Mo is currently continuing his journey as a DJ/Producer/Creative on the road in search of places to share a deeper sound across a wide eclectic spectrum of music.
Beginning his craft in 2004, Mo is a guest instructor at the Scratch DJ Academy NYC and is the founder of the small independent label Mr. Mo Records. Mo is also involved in Brooklyn based creative hub/studio Basement TwoNine, creative consultant for Pitchfork featured company Damir Brand, and music group MelloMadness. Having released two 7” vinyl releases & various remixes and edits thus far, current releases and edits in the catalog have been featured by Okayplayer, KCRW 89.9FM (LA), Soulection Radio (Beats1Radio), BBC 1xtra, SoundsSupreme, and Turntable Lab.
Outside of LA and NYC, Mo has also had the pleasure of DJing and working as a tour videographer all over Asia and Europe.
SIMBA (Shadeleaf records)
For Maple Radio 003 we enlist the soul brother Simba. Coming to us from across the pond, the UK producer concocts warm sample based house infused with influences from jazz, the OG sonic trailblazers of Chicago and Detroit, and golden era Hip Hop. His burgeoning discography consists of EP releases on such highly regarded labels as Stripped & Chewed, Home Taping is Killing Music, Intimate Friends, G.A.M.M and Shadeleaf. He also boasts a stellar remix from the current International DJ of the Year, The Black Madonna. His idiosyncratic reworking skills have also been enlisted recently by the likes of Inkswel and Marcel Vogel among others.
bron (heart to heart records)
Heart to Hearts focus on quality physical format (vinyl) landed all 8 of their releases in the finest record shops around the globe and subsequently in the record boxes of the world's most tasteful selectors. Riding the wave felt around the world from the fresh sounds of house coming out of western Canada's dance music scene over the past few years, Heart to Heart is now a major contributor to the world of tasteful, stripped back and infectious dance music. Label co-head, Bron constructs a perfect Heart to Heart experience which over his 17 years behind the decks has refined itself to this latest mix for Maple Radio. Artists like Subjoi, Jesse Bru, LUZ1E and Max Wyatt lend tasteful grooves for this low slung mix of deep house with hints of 90's RnB held together by a crunchy lo-fi drum machine backbone throughout.
The first in the series is brought to us by Lou Phelps, a rising Montreal-based artist and producer. Eclectic and moody, and reflective of the shift to the autumn season, Lou offers a seamless blend of rap and electronic sounds, with tracks from Lou himself, Goldlink, SOB x RBE, Anderson Paak, A Digital Needle and his infamous brother Kaytradana.