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dattrax is Jim and Dat, Best Friends for over two decades, DJ Duo and fanatic House Fiends! From Toronto, Ontario, Canada!

We only listen to, play house music or anything that would sound good mixed with it.

Come enjoy our passion and please comment after listening. You are the inspiration.

from DJ Bio: "...I was in love with house and DJing when I realised that it wasn't music in the sense of Mozart, but a form of self expression- participating in making a musical collage. Like a musical cut and paste. You get to pick your favourite songs, how fast or slow, or how long you want to play it, which part of the song you want to highlight, whether you want to cut it up or layer it, whether you want the feel to be smooth or charging, whether you want... The combinations are endless w/ house music, and that much fun!"

Just so that you know that we are giving you our best as far as time, energy and love...

We only buy 8-12 vinyl records for every 100 records we listen to. Jim & I have probably bought over 60crates of house over the years- that's over 6000 records! We only buy 15-35 tracks for every 1000-2500 mp3's that we listen to. Sometimes less. We are beat junkies and buy every month!!

Finally, we only end up playing 80% (or less) of what we buy because it has to give us goosebumps, make us say 'WOW' or make us put our fists in the air when listening to a track and sometimes after you buy, you decide that you don't like the track as much.

How do we describe our sound?
Always Fun, Tech- Fused, Funky- Foot Stompin', Carved Deep and Woven & Laced with Sweet Smooth Hands in the Air Vocals... Strictly House Music- always dattrax

FOR FULL DJ BIO PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE MIX CALLED "BASIC CAUSE" BECAUSE THE BIO STARTS THERE.

FOR BOOKINGS, ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL US: dattrax@gmail.com

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dattrax is Jim and Dat, Best Friends for over two decades, DJ Duo and fanatic House Fiends! From Toronto, Ontario, Canada!

We only listen to, play house music or anything that would sound good mixed with it.

Come enjoy our passion and please comment after listening. You are the inspiration.

from DJ Bio: "...I was in love with house and DJing when I realised that it wasn't music in the sense of Mozart, but a form of self expression- participating in making a musical collage. Like a musical cut and paste. You get to pick your favourite songs, how fast or slow, or how long you want to play it, which part of the song you want to highlight, whether you want to cut it up or layer it, whether you want the feel to be smooth or charging, whether you want... The combinations are endless w/ house music, and that much fun!"

Just so that you know that we are giving you our best as far as time, energy and love...

We only buy 8-12 vinyl records for every 100 records we listen to. Jim & I have probably bought over 60crates of house over the years- that's over 6000 records! We only buy 15-35 tracks for every 1000-2500 mp3's that we listen to. Sometimes less. We are beat junkies and buy every month!!

Finally, we only end up playing 80% (or less) of what we buy because it has to give us goosebumps, make us say 'WOW' or make us put our fists in the air when listening to a track and sometimes after you buy, you decide that you don't like the track as much.

How do we describe our sound?
Always Fun, Tech- Fused, Funky- Foot Stompin', Carved Deep and Woven & Laced with Sweet Smooth Hands in the Air Vocals... Strictly House Music- always dattrax

FOR FULL DJ BIO PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE MIX CALLED "BASIC CAUSE" BECAUSE THE BIO STARTS THERE.

FOR BOOKINGS, ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL US: dattrax@gmail.com

    Decades End » Strictly House Music

    Decades End » Strictly House Music

    dattrax » Happy NEW YEAR's Eve and Happy 2020!!

    As we close out 2019, a Decade's End, some thoughts for our Fellow House Headz:

    We've had a mixture of really bad shit happen to us and good shit also.

    What do we do? At the end of the day, we say, "It is what it is" and muster all the energy we can to focus on the positive and treat each new day with a fresh outlook, a positive outcome perspective and a new energy to fight another day.

    It takes ONE SUCCESS in any given area of your life to wipe away ALL the failures. Just aim hard at achieving that ONE SUCCESS.

    Everyone has heartbreak, failures and the truth is NO ONE GIVES A SHIT. Not because they are bad but have their own BS to struggle through. It's hard to accept but liberating at the same time.

    However, when you reach that ONE SUCCESS, then everyone will applaud your 'overnight success'. Whether it be your health, your career or business, your kids, your one love, your passion, whatever you want to win at.

    Go make 2020 your best banner year yet!! You can do it. We're your cheerleaders!!

    Do it for you and do it for all your haters. Your happiness is your #1 priority!!! (as the great and late, Patrice O'Neal has declared many times).

    Success is the best weapon against negativity. Show them that you are living your best life possible!

    With all that fortune cookie goodness aside, the Chinese in me ; ) All the best to you and your loved ones in this coming year!!

    We're very excited to share this new house music mix with you!

    For all of you that lose yourself on the dance floor and get an automatic grin from ear to hear when you hear and feel the house music that moves you + your heart and mind swells with happiness and transportation to your youth and your happy place in your mind + you release all your life's stress, pain and joy.

    This is for YOU.

    All our stress, pain and happiness poured into this mix (and every dattrax mix). May it bring you a bit of happiness as we close out this decade.

    Been working on this mix for a few months (about 4 batches of house music bought at Traxsource and Beatport during summer to fall of 2019, approx 200+ tracks. Picked the first two tracks and started mixing. The reason it took months is because although I made about 9 attempts, each time ending within an hour or two losing the mood, the feeling and expression I was looking for). Hope you enjoy this love-infused house music mix!!

    Reach out to us and comment. Just Google 'dattrax' and you'll find all places online that we've been a part of. Please share with other like-minded individuals.

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    Our PayPal donation email if you are listening to our mixes on another platform: dattrax@gmail.com

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    dattrax mixes are available on iTunes. Just download Apple's purple coloured app called "Podcast" and search for "house music by dattrax" and boom, you'll have access to our 107+ mixes.

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    All tracks bought from https://www.traxsource.com/ and https://www.beatport.com/ with the exception of "HRRSN Live Podcast" *A track I lifted from this podcast mix that I don't know then name of but HAD to mix this beaut!!

    This mix was c

    • 3 hrs 16 min
    Thin Disguise » Strictly House Music

    Thin Disguise » Strictly House Music

    dattrax » It's time again Boys and Girls who love HOUSE MUSIC!!!

    Thank you for stopping by and listening to our DJ house music mixes! We're up to 106 mixes now!!

    Just turned 45 and feeling young again spinning and dancing to house!! Deeper back into the music!!

    Very excited to share this new house music mix with you!

    Been working on this mix for about a few months. Hope you enjoy this silky smooth vocal offering.

    Reach out to us and comment. Just Google 'dattrax' and you'll find all places online that we've been a part of.


    There's a PayPal donate button on the right if you're on our Podomatic site if you want to buy us a beer to say cheers ; )

    Our PayPal donation email if you are listening to our mixes on another platform: dattrax@gmail.com

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    Our main mix site: https://dattrax.podomatic.com/

    dattrax mixes are available on iTunes. Just download Apple's purple coloured app called "Podcast" and search for "house music by dattrax" and boom, you'll have access to our 106 mixes.

    Or try this link:
    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/house-music-by-dattrax/id325202435

    If you use Android on your cell phone, then get the Google made "podasts" app which is white with orange and red circles, and then search 'house music by dattrax'

    Or try this link for Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iwgmisuneli5p3ivo2wpkumvf24

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    Here's the 29 tracks on this mix »
    Moony - Dove (I'll Be Loving You) (John Creamer & Stephane K Vocal Mix)
    Animal Magic - DJ T Remix Will Saul
    Show Me How feat. Natalie Conway (Original Mix) Finnebassen
    Phezulu (Aero Manyelo Remix) Blanka Mazimela
    Reach for the Stars (feat. Nalize) XtetiQsoul
    Whatever I Do - Original Mix Andre Lodemann
    Temple (Original Mix) Rinzen
    Awake or Dreaming - feat Astro - Martin Ten Velden mix
    Take It Out (Sean Thomas Drumsong Remix) Saturn Never Sleeps
    Lobata - Original Mix Manuel Tur, DPlay
    The Wanderer (Dixon Edit) Romanthony, Dixon
    After The Tone - Original Mix Random Factor
    Cover Me (Dixon Remix) Depeche Mode, Dixon
    Musique Noire (Jamie Jones In & Out Edit) Jonny White, James Teej
    Everything You See (HiRO Remix) Sei A
    Flight Into BA feat. Kevin Knapp - Original Mix Kate Simko
    Walk With Me feat. Esther (Martin Roth Remix) Jetlag, Esther
    Gentle Doubt - Original Mix Andre Lodemann
    Five Moons feat Chela (Original Mix) Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, Damian Lazarus
    The Hikikomori (Original Mix) Silicone Soul
    This Time Baby (Classic Disco Mix) David Anthony (UK), Lisa Millett
    Distrait (Nick Curly & Gorge Remix) Steve Lawler
    Cry Baby (Original Mix) Medicine 8, Kurtis Hardrive
    Do It Right (Dub) Bruce Loko
    Susan Cries (Rhythm Plate Light Mix) Bang Bang
    Estupendo (Gui Boratto Remix) Arsenal
    Perfect Fit (Original Mix) Niko Schwind, Heartbeat
    Vice - Original Vox Solaris Heights
    Ritual Union - Maya Jane Coles Remix Little Dragon

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    All tracks bought from https://www.traxsource.com/ and https://www.beatport.com/ with the exception of the first track, taken from Lee Kalt's, "Safer From Harm" house mix, a beautiful work of a great DJ & the fourth track from Dino & Terry, Toronto House DJ Legends. Thank you Gents!!

    This mix was created on a Native Instrument's "Traxtor Kontrol S4" controller MK3 version, a PC laptop and No sync applied.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Timeless Pursuit » Strictly 80's Pop + House Covers of 80s Pop + House Music Instrumentals

    Timeless Pursuit » Strictly 80's Pop + House Covers of 80s Pop + House Music Instrumentals

    dattrax: WOW!! It's been a year since the last house mix was posted!!! (I've probably made over 30 mixes since then but they all sucked or had unforgivable mistakes. All our mixes have imperfections and slight mistakes but it's the trainwrecks or the wrong selection that just drops the mood you were trying to create that you don't want to share ;).

    It's been a challenging last few years personally. Life happens. Not all positive but you roll with the punches. You try to see some good in your circumstances and realise that at the end of the day, you can only control you and NOT ANYTHING OR ANYONE ELSE, not what they do, say, feel or think. Then you pick yourself up and move on the best that you can.

    Thank you for stopping by and listening to our DJ house music mixes! We're up to 105 mixes now!! It's probably less than 10% of all the mixes we've made but it's the ones that we love and enjoy to listening over and over.

    A house mix should be special. Not to be listened to once and then deleted or discarded. A good house mix is one that you want to listen over and over again to put you in that happy mental and puts that big fat smile on your face.

    This is how mixed tapes were treated back when Jim and I first fell in love with house. There were very few mixed cassette tapes from our favourite Toronto DJs, so when you got a hold of a good one. WOW!! It got dubbed and shared with your dozen closest friends. It got played over and over again on your portable cassette player.

    Jim and I are best friends and have both loved house since we were 15-16 and now we're both 40+!!

    We're still addicted to buying house music every single month!

    I'm very excited to share this new house music mix with you!

    Been working on this mix for about a month in the cracks of time between work, seeing my beautiful children on most weekends, networking and hanging out with good friends. Been thinking about an 80s pop and house mix for years. Thinking and not doing. LMAO.

    I hope that you love 80s pop and love it with house music mixed in between and tons of house music covers of 80s pop tunes or house instrumentals.

    Layered and mixed just the way we like it.

    I was so sad when the greats George Michael, Michael Jackson and Prince passed away the last few years. This mix will probably get banned because it has huge pop hits, but here we go.

    If this mix makes you feel happy or any other positive emotions, then please share it online with anyone who you think might like house + 80s pop. Most likely your friends who are over 40 yrs old will like this ; ).

    Please reach out to us and comment. Just Google 'dattrax' and you'll find all places online that we've been a part of.


    There's a PayPal donate button on the right if you're on our Podomatic site if you want to buy us a beer to say cheers ; ) Our PayPal donation email if you are listening to our mixes on another platform: dattrax@gmail.com

    Our main mix site: http://dattrax.podomatic.com/

    All tracks bought from https://www.traxsource.com/ and https://www.beatport.com/ with the exception of the pops tunes which were bought on iTunes, Google Playstore/Music/Whatever it's called and our good friend Eric Ling, one of the most prolific DJs in Toronto. He shares his wide knowledge of 80s pop to people who go crazy like us and in the hottest venues in Toronto.

    This mix was created on a Native Instrument's "Traxtor Kontrol S4" controller MK3 version (FINALLY got this 3rd generation S4 and it's a ton of fun to mix with. Had the first gen S4 in 2011 I think. Great product and software), a PC laptop and No sync applied.

    dattrax mixes are vailable on iTunes. Just download Apple's purple coloured app called "Podcast" and search for "house music by dattrax" and boom, you'll have access to our 105 mixes.

    Or try this link:
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    If you use And

    • 2 hrs 25 min
    ( (( ( Take This In )) ) ) Strictly House Music

    ( (( ( Take This In )) ) ) Strictly House Music

    dattrax: How is everyone doing? Life is great with you?

    I'm very excited to share this new house music mix with you! Been working on this mix for months in the cracks of time between work, seeing my beautiful children on most weekends, networking and hanging out with good friends.

    Thank you for stopping by and listening to our DJ mixes. Jim and I are best pals and have both loved house since we were 16 and at 40+ we're still addicted to buying house music every month! We hope you like this 3hr tour de force with so many strong vocals and smooth grooved beats.

    Layered and mixed just the way we like it.


    Big thanks and kudos to all the producers and vocalists that deep in this mix and who make people fall in love with house music!!

    Madmotormiquel, Sebo,Haldo, Fabrizio Marra, Moe Turk, Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge, Jason B Rmx, Vinny Gruvhunter, Lenny Kravitz, Dapayk & Padberg, Greenbeam & Leon, Maya Jane Coles, Jullian Gomes, The Layabouts feat. Omar Reel People Music, Linda Axelsson, Kususa & QueTornik, DeMajor, Lizwi, Kususa, QueTornik, Murk (Oscar G & Ralph Falcon), Jocelyn Brown, MAW = Little Louie Vega & Kenny "Dope" Gonzeles, Thabzen Bibo, Dj Greg Lewis, Bennie Cowan, Enoo Napa Afro, Yves Murasca, Rampa, Ost & Kjex, Riva Starr, Dario D'attis, Josef, Agent X, Galaxy Group, D-Malice, Kaysoul, Tolga Fidan, Vakant, Llorca, Miamik, Antonello Coghe & Filipe Narciso, Anane, Antonello Coghe, S.Y.F., Mapiano & Sunny Boy Uhuru, Maphorisa, Berita, Mapiano, Jay Tripwire, Roland Clark, Kasper Bjørke, Black Coffee, Alicia Keys, Nightmares On Wax, Dario D'Attis, Yvan Genkins, MMF = Music for Freaks, Robosonic, Jeru The Damaja, Simma Black, Mike Dunn, Gershon Jackson, Sio Blackwidow, Yoruba Soul, Soul Central feat. Abigail Bailey, Akase, MKM, Hall & Oats, Valentina, Joe Goddard, Michael Watford, Jamie Lewis, Mario Bianco, AlyBe, Carlo in Action Cimelde, Marlon D, Eddie Amador, Mood 2 Swing, Thompson & Lenoir, Made By Pete, Hilton Caswell, Jem Cooke, Vince Vega,GOTYE, Carissa Nicole, Reggie Steele, Sting, Quentin Harris, Eric Johnston, KANT, Random Soul feat Kristen Pearson, Nadja Lind, Les Fraises feat. Sashe, Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner.

    If this mix makes you feel happy or any other positive emotions, then please share it online with anyone who you think might like house. Please reach out to us and comment. Just Google 'dattrax' and you'll find all places online we've been a part of.


    There's a PayPal donate button on the right if you're on our Podomatic site if you want to buy us a beer to say cheers ; ) Our PayPal donation email if you are listening to our mixes on another platform: dattrax@gmail.com

    Our main mix site: http://dattrax.podomatic.com/

    All tracks bought from https://www.traxsource.com/ and https://www.beatport.com/ with the exception of the Sting vocal bootleg by Quentin Harris, a track I got from a Toronto DJ friend many years ago.

    This mix was created on a Native Instrument's S4 Traxtor controller (used as a DJ mixer), a PC laptop, two Stanton ST-150 vinyl turntables & Traxtor control vinyl records. No sync applied.

    Available on iTunes. Just download Apple's purple coloured app called "Podcast" and search for "house music by dattrax" and boom, you'll have access to our 100+ mixes.

    Or try this link:
    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/house-music-by-dattrax/id325202435

    If you use Android as your cell phone, then go to the Google Play Store in the podcast section and search 'house music by dattrax'

    Or try this link for Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iwgmisuneli5p3ivo2wpkumvf24

    • 3 hrs 15 min
    "House Music for Caden" by dattrax (Strictly Vocal & Classic House)

    "House Music for Caden" by dattrax (Strictly Vocal & Classic House)

    dattrax: This house music mix is for an old highschool friend Kirsten's son, Caden. Kirsten and I had mutual friends in Toronto and we all LOVE house!

    Caden is a brave young boy that has just finished years of cancer treatment and has been cancer free for three years. This is a celebration.

    Coincidentally, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "One in 285 children are diagnosed with a malignant cancer by the time they reach their 20th birthday, and one in 5 succumb to cancer."

    "Go gold for childhood cancer awareness month and pick up one of these limited edition step stools to help offset travel costs for childhood cancer families driving from Northern Ontario to Sick Kids Hospital, in Toronto."
    https://thenicebenchco.com/collections/gogold/products/go-gold (See the super young Ontarian creating these chairs to help charities:
    https://www.facebook.com/nicebenchco/ and
    https://thenicebenchco.com/).


    Here's the playlist of this vocal mix is filled with House Classics ("Classic House" for us are tracks from 1985-1995 era in Toronto, Remixes/Covers of House Classics, House Music Covers of popular songs and other house vocal and instrumental tracks. Enjoy!!

    Remember the Time (Sleeper Heartbroken Remix) Michael Jackson & Telepopmusik
    Flight of Birds (Original Mix) Bedouin All Day I Dream
    No One (Original Mix) Daniel Bortz Pastamusik
    A Jazz Affair (Original) Abicah Soul soWHAT
    The Love Story EP (Tainted Jazz) Wally Callerio feat. Delmos Wade Guesthouse
    Velosophy EP (PWR) Raygun Night Drive Music
    Our Time Our Chance feat. Ian Whitelaw - Original Mix Phonique Dessous Recordings
    Zebra Talk EP (Den Remix (Digital Bonus)) Someone Else 31337 Records
    Feel What You Want feat. Rebecca (feat. Rebecca) Phonique Dessous
    Change Of Heart (Original Mix) James Hunter Affin
    Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Main Mix) Kwamey & Franky Boissy Chez
    Blue Water (Original Mix) Villanova
    Lovelee Dae - 20:20 Vision Remix Blaze Playhouse
    Love It Like I Do (303 Mix) Deep Fiction ITH
    Moments (Original) David Harness & Chris Lum Harlum Muziq
    Ain't That Love (Original Mix) Maceo Plex Ellum Audio
    Meet You (Thomas Lizzara Remix) David K Toka Beatz
    Show Me How feat. Natalie Conway (Original Mix) Finnebassen Underground Audio
    Lady Harlem (Agent X Stricly Beatdown Instrumental) Galaxy Group Loveslap Recordings
    Lost In the Fold (Original Mix) Navid Izadi Double Standard Records
    Leave Me (Dubfire Playa Remix) Hot Since 82, Habischman, Dubfire Moda Black
    It's You (DJ T.'s 2012 Edit) E.S.P Get Physical
    Sunspots EP (Pancake (Original)) Nadja Lind Lucidflow
    Take Some Time Out - Original Mix Arnold Jarvis Music For A Lifetime
    Bonbons And Black Tea Concolor Sound Architecture Records
    Break 4 Love - Soul Clap Main Mix Raze
    In Love Deepology Digital Sampler Vol. 01 (Shiprinski - Cocktail Place) Various Artists Deepology Digital
    Smalltown Boy (Dan Grassler Edit) Bronski Beat
    Mod Rampa Keinemusik
    Adele - Lovesong (Gru vhunter & Chris IDH remix)
    Star - Rocco Dub Mix Reel People, Tony Momrelle
    Everybody Be Somebody Featuring Yavahn (Sharam Jey & Kolombo Remix) Ruffneck Bunny Tiger
    Soldier Of Love (Jason B Edit) Sade
    Frisky (Original) Maceo Plex Crosstown Rebels
    Bring Down the Walls (Remastered) Robert Owens Harmless Records
    Black Queen (Enoo Napa Afro Mix) De Cave Man, Enoo Napa MoBlack Records
    Control 80s Child Midnight Riot
    Fresh (Original Mix) Babert Solid State Disco
    Fake It (Fake It (Frankman Remix)) Phonique Dessous
    Tried So Hard (Special Vocal Mix) Bobby Pruit ITH
    Midnight Plaza EP (Midnight Plaza) Shiprinski Deepology Digital
    I Can't Get No Sleep (Ken Lou 12 Mix) Masters At Work feat. India Cutting Records
    Eclaire Ma Vie (Original Mix) Raffa Scoccia Defected
    A Night With a DJ (Original) Holly Enterpride Records
    The Heat Feat. Liz Cass (Original Mix) John Monkman
    Raining Again (Original Mix) Betoko Diynamic
    The Word Is Love (Silks Orginal Anthem Mix) Sharon

    • 2 hrs 24 min
    Freeform Sonix (Strictly House Music) - Live Guest mix at CTRL ROOM 2017

    Freeform Sonix (Strictly House Music) - Live Guest mix at CTRL ROOM 2017

    dattrax: Summer is sweet in Toronto and so is the house music!!

    Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoy this mix!!

    We played a special live set at CTRL ROOM and it was a blast! Check out their site: http://www.ctrlroom.ca/ and YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/416CR
    These guys are having the top Toronto House Music DJs play on their internet radio show every week!! It's been fun every time we've been invited. Awesome equipment and sound. Hubert and Lawrence are great guys who run CR!!

    This mix was created on a Denon DJ mixer and two Pioneer CDJ-800 cd/usb turntables. No sync applied.

    If you want to show your appreciations and support, then please donate to our PayPal email: dattrax@gmail.com

    Any amount would be great! Thank you! Come back here and visit again: http://dattrax.podomatic.com/ For any Toronto or Global bookings please email us at dattrax@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 16 min

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