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Jokers of the Scene

When most Americans think of Ottawa, they picture the historic cholera outbreak of 1832 or the precise urban planning of Frenchman Jacques Greber. However, in addition to being recognized for these fascinating details, Canada’s capitol city supports a pretty solid little house scene. At the center of this lies Disorganized (now Frenzy), a monthly party which for the past 7 years has brought Ottawa’s dance community together to party with some of the world’s top DJs.

Founders DJ Booth and Chameleonic, together known as Jokers of the Scene due to their early difficulties in earning respect from their Ottawan DJ peers, started Disorganized as a small loft party and it quickly grew into one of the city’s premier dance parties. They have since graduated from playing host to that party to touring the globe, signing with record label Fool’s Gold and releasing a handful of original singles, including the massive Baggy Bottom Boys. In addition, they have been commissioned to produce remixes for Passion Pit, Kid Cudi, Acid Girls, Thunderheist, Flosstradamus and Muscles, among others.

Next Friday (4/23), they join The Faint spin-off Depressed Buttons, LA’s Frankie Chan (iheartcomix) and San Francisco’s favorite DJ/Male Model Richie Panic (Blow Up) at 330 Ritch. Advance $13 tix are available here.

(mp3s after the jump)

Here is one of JOTS’s latest remixes, an extended take on Boy 8-Bit’s weirdohouse joint “Wolfen.” Also included: their latest promo mix, which was released last month.


Boy 8-Bit – Wolfen (Jokers of the Scene remix)

Jokers of the Scene – Bombs Over Belleville mix

1. Jokers of the Scene – Joking Victim
2. B.D.I. – City & Industry
3. Daniel Meteo – In The Mood (Abe Duque Remix)
4. Crash Course In Science – Flying Turns (Terence Fixmer Remix)
5. Tiga – Sex O’Clock (Playgroup Remix)
6. Aberrant – Kirkbride’s Dungeon
7. Stephan Bodzin – Mustang
8. Jori Hulkonnen – Boying in the Smokeroom
9. Fairmont – Mobula
10. Geiger – Bambam
11. Boy 8-Bit – The Keep
12. Mathew Jonson – Ghosts in the Al
13. 2AM/FM – The Path
14. LFO – Freeze
15. Extrawelt – Fernweh
16. The Black Dog – Witches Ov

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