Last we heard of Team Canada DJs, they were touring with the late DJ AM back in February. Now, the Montreal duo are back and ready to rip through over 30 Canadian venues in support of their upcoming release Canadian Club, dropping on October 20.
DJs Grandtheft and D.R. one (the boys who make up Team Canada) are known for their love affair with mash-ups, but as they told us back in February, Canadian Club will be "very different from the other releases - you won't hear a CD filled with mash-ups but a new, fresh Team Canada with lots more original beats and melodies."
But before they can celebrate, in the Eh! Team DJ blog, Grandtheft recently paid homage to AM, whom he calls a mentor.
"The last show I played with Adam [DJ AM] was in Edmonton a few months ago, and I got stuck playing some side room that was empty," Grandtheft writes. "He came and sat behind me. I was bummed and when I kind of joked about how lame it was, he said seriously "Who cares? Play some records you like! You are getting paid to practice - that's so dope."
In the blog, Grandtheft also addresses AM's addiction problems, writing: "Addiction is a critical disease, and Adam struggled with it daily. When I was with him last, he told me that, even after all these years, staying sober was something that he fought with every single day. Something he thought about every day. In our world of clublife, Adam was surrounded by alcohol and drugs constantly. Tested constantly. And he succeeded against the odds for so long. He was obviously in so much pain. And since the plane accident, it is hard to even measure what he must have been going through. Still, he endeavored to help many people get sober."
To read the entire blog entry, click here. Also, for a sneak peak of what the album will sound like, check out DJ Grandtheft's remix of the Red Hot Chilli Pepper's "By the Way" and Lykke Li's "Dance Dance Dance."
9/10 St. John's, NL - Memorial University
9/11 Kingston, ON - Elixir ^
9/12 Ottawa, ON - Ritual ^
9/17 Montreal, QC - TBA
9/19 Atlantic City, NJ - DUSK
9/20 Edmonton, AB - West Edmonton Mall
9/24 Halifax, NS -Liquordome
9/25 Toronto, ON - Revival
9/26 Guelph, ON - TBA
9/28 St Catherines, ON - Chilli's *
9/30 Montreal, QC - Playstation Event
10/1 London ON - Club Mansion^
10/2 Burlington, ON - Zu Bar ^
10/3 Montreal, QC - JPR STUDIO #
10/4 Montreal, QC - Banana Split Party - Blue Dog #
10/7 Kingston, ON - Elixir
10/8 Toronto, ON - Circa
10/8 Montreal South Shore, QC - Radio
10/10 Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
10/15 Edmonton, AB - Oil City
10/16 Calgary, AB - Flames Central
10/16 Guelph, ON - The Palace ^
10/17 Lethbridge, AB - Roadhouse
10/18 Banff, AB - Aurora
10/21 Victoria, BC - Element
10/22 Vancouver, BC - The Roxy *
10/23 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Soundbar *
10/24 Kelowna, BC - Gotcha *
10/25 Surrey, BC - Mirage *
10/30 Halifax, NS - Palace *
*Red Bull Tour
# Pop Montreal
^ MTV Lovefest Tour
1. "American Woman Intro"
2. "Set It Off" (Team Canada Remix) - Kardinal Offishall ft. Clipse
3. "Best I Ever Had" (Grandtheft remix) - Drake
4. "Shake" (Grandtheft Blend) - Green Velvet/Ying Yang Twins
5. "You Really Got Me" (Dr One Club Mix) - The Kinks
6. "Rebel Rebel" (Grandtheft Edit) - David Bowie
7. "Ahead By A Century" (Dr One Edit) - The Tragically Hip
8. "By The Way" (Grandtheft Epic Remix) - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
9. "Full Club" - Grand Theft
10. "Whatever U Like" (GT Edit) - Nicole Scherzinger & T.I.
11. "Whatchulike" (Grandtheft Remix) - Kardinal Offishall
12. "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" (GT 2009 Rework) - Michael Jackson
13. "Makes Me Wonder" (Team Canada Remix) - Maroon 5
14. "Get Up" - Grand Theft"
15. "Music Sounds Better With You" (Grantheft Edit) - Stardust/Snap
16. "Give It Up" (Grandtheft Acid Blend) Pharell/Maurice
17. "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" (Grand Theft Edit) - Belinda A Carlisle
18. "Sippin On Sizzurp" (Dr One Remix) - Three 6 Mafia/Coldplay
19. "Blue Orchid" (Grandtheft Juke Edit) - White Stripes
20. "Born To Be Wild" (GT Party Edit) - Steppenwolf
21. "C'Mon And Ride IT" (Crazytrain Edit) - Quad City DJs/Ozzy
22. Rockin' In The Free World" (Grandtheft Remix) - Neil Young