With our top tastemakers charts, we focus on Comfort Zone family members; artists which are firm fixtures for both our A.M. Sessions and Morning Mass shows. Each of these artists represent a distinct sound within electronic music and have built a devout following amongst The Comfort Zone faithful. These artists form the lifeblood of our events.
Flipside, the voice of the underground. The Juno nominated producer/songwriter/DJ is a trailblazer who continues to define his own unique sound through his production, record labels, captivating flows and smashing DJ sets. Flipside’s career spans 2 plus decades and he remains one of the bright lights and cutting edge talents to come out of Toronto, Canada, a hotbed for music and internationally respected talents.
With recent Top Ten smashes on Lowsteppa’s – Simma Black and Nicky Romero’s mammoth Protocol Recordings, a talent as unique as Flipside’s is a rare occurrence in today’s cookie cutter dance music landscape. His timber and chameleon vocal abilities have crafted hits for stars from Deadmau5, Roger Sanchez, Coone, Wolfgang Gartner, Stadium X, Matteo Di Marr, Carlo Lio, Golf Clap, Going Deeper, Bart B More, Krafty Kuts, E-Clyps, MDE, Funkagenda, Kurd Maverick, and so many more. The Flipside sound has also led to recent deals with Billy Kenny’s imprint, This Ain’t Bristol, and a forthcoming single on the iconic and legendary hip hop label Tommy Boy Records, further cementing his status as one of the most consistent and top songwriters in electronic music today.
His DJ sets have provided classic albums such as the Trippin series, Sound of the Underground, Proper Beats in the Mix, among others. His production abilities have seen his sound bless labels such as Farris Wheel, In Stereo, Love and Other, Toolroom, Phoenix, Black Hole, Sony, and his own imprints Proper Beats and DBR. If this wasn’t enough, his hip hop a.k.a. MIC Perri alias, has seen him collab with Royce Da 5’9, Jojo Pellegrino, and the late Disco D, who produced the seminal 50 Cent cut – Ski Mask Way!
His passion and enduring desire to keep pushing the culture forward keeps him on the cusp of the constantly evolving electronic music soundscape. Freestyler, b-boy, house head, junglist, technophile, Flipside keeps it one-of-a-kind, like the classic words from Celeda – just be yourself!
1. MC Flipside - In the Zone - (Carlo Lio Remix) - PBR Recordings
I love this song because Carlo brought his trademark swinging drums and heavy percs to the forefront. He uses my vocals tastefully creating loops with - lose your mind...lose your mind...lose your mind...must listen!
2. Paranoid Jack - Herbz The Word - Stickman Records
Canadian tech house MASTER, close friend, and one of the best DJ's I have ever shared the decks with released this cut in 1999 on the mighty Stickman Records! I love this record because it's deep, funky, techy, and oozes so much swagger. Manny is a LEGEND! I gave the Stickmen the demo by the way...HELP people...don't be a chump. 😉
3. Playboy - In Da Jungle (Mod Wheel Safari Remix) - Yoshitoshi Recordings
I love this record because MOD Wheel is a titan of production and this record is 100 years ahead of its time. EVERY minute of this tune is produced with ABSOLUTE class! Listen to it and prepare to be blown away.
4. Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armands Star Trunk Funkin' Remix) - FFRR
Do I really need to explain this track? Name a better a bassline from that era and I will gladly LOL in your face. Armand was on FIRE and his midas touch took one of the most talented artists (Tori Amos) and flipped it into one of the top 5 house remixes of all time.
5. MC Flipside, Joey Seminara, Danny Nagels - Just The Tip (Hatiras Remix) - HiBias
I wrote this song at 3:50AM and the lyrics have always been about MUSIC not sex lol...the first time you took a hit...is actually about the kick drum hitting you and vibrating you to your very core and you...LOVING it.
Hatiras remixed this and hit a stratospheric home run. This is one of his greatest productions...still sounds NEW and contains one of the best builds ever!