• 4KORNERS Talks DJing for Toronto Raptors, Offers Business Advice to DJs

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    4KORNERS holds it down during a Toronto Raptors game at Scotiabank Arena

    4KORNERS, the official DJ for the Toronto Raptors and director of DJcity Canada, was recently interviewed by Canadian DJ podcast, THE FIX.

    The Toronto native discussed a number of topics, including what it’s like DJing for the Raptors and the development of his career. 4KORNERS also offered business advice to DJs.

    “Networking is not just shooting out a bunch of DMs on Instagram and expecting the world to bow at your feet. Networking is going out and actually meeting people, humans, and not asking for stuff all the time but making legitimate relationships, building friendships, offering things.”

    Listen to the interview below.

    Related: DJcity Canada’s Top 10 Picks for Nov. 2018

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  • 4KORNERS Drops DJcity Podcast Mix

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    4KORNERS, the director of DJcity Canada and the official DJ for the Toronto Raptors, has put down a versatile mix for the DJcity Podcast. His half-hour set features a variety of styles, including hip-hop, R&B, dancehall, and bass music. 4KORNERS was recently featured on a VICE News episode that looked at Drake‘s impact on Toronto’s tourism economy.

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    Tracklist:

    1. Nadus – Nxwxrk – YGSP & ALAMAKI Remix
    2. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – The Next Episode – San Holo Remix
    3. Tierra Whack – Pet Cemetery
    4. Bazzi – Mine – Jengi Remix
    5. Cardo Antonnio – Expensive
    6. Drake – In My Feelings
    7. Karl Wolf ft. Nelly – Way Low
    8. Tyga ft. Offset – Taste
    9. Jay Rock ft. Jeremih – Tap Out
    10. Ozuna ft. Cardi B – La Modelo
    11. Tory Lanez & Ozuna – Pa Mi
    12. Stefflon Don ft. French Montana – Hurtin’ Me
    13. Ne-Yo ft. Bebe Rexha & Stefflon Don – Push Back
    14. Fall – Davido
    15. Tropkillaz & Major Lazer ft. MC Kevinho & Busy Signal – Loko
    16. Blaya – Faz Gostoso
    17. MC Fioti – Joga O Bum Bum Tam Tam
    18. Skrillex & Poo Bear – Would You Ever – 4B Remix
    19. Drake – Summer Games
    20. Post Malone – Better Now – KidCutUp No Time Bootleg
    21. Xxxtentacion – Sad
    22. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood – Tall Boys Underwater Bootleg
    23. Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams – KidCutUp One Bootleg
    24. Kanye West – Ghost Town – Lincoln Baio Remix

    Follow 4KORNERS on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Twitter.

    Related: Watch: 4KORNERS Shares How He Became the Toronto Raptors’ DJ

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  • Watch: 4KORNERS Shares How He Became the Toronto Raptors’ DJ

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    After sharing his playlist for the Toronto Raptors earlier this month, 4KORNERS has returned to explain how he became the team’s official DJ.

    4KORNERS, who was recently named DJcity’s Canada regional director, says he decided to tell his story because of how often he gets asked how he got the job. The veteran DJ/producer describes how it happened in an inspiring yet humorous video.

    He shared the following in the description on YouTube:

    “Everything that [led] up to me finally becoming the Raptors DJ took years of hard work, preparation and perseverance. And yeah, a little luck! But my point is, I made it happen. We can all make big things happen in our lives, as long as we’re willing to put in the work! 13 season later, and I’m still here!”

    Watch 4KORNERS’ video above.

    Related: DJcity Launches Canada Team

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  • DJcity Launches Canada Team

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    After expanding to France in March, DJcity has launched a team in Canada to showcase and develop local talent.

    The team is led by DJ/producer 4KORNERS, the official DJ for the Toronto Raptors. His tracks have been supported by heavyweights like Diplo, Skrillex, and DJ Snake.

    4KORNERS will be assisted by the following DJs: Trapment, Marvel, Jayemkayem, Andre905, Scotty Scratch, and JO. Trapment was the 2016 Red Bull Music 3Style Canada champion.

    Stay tuned for exclusive content, and contact 4KORNERS if you’re a Canadian DJ or producer and have the skills to be featured on DJcity.

    Related: DJcity Announces France Team

  • The Toronto Raptors’ Official DJ Shares His Playlist for the NBA Playoffs

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    4KORNERS, a veteran DJ/producer from Canada, has served as the official DJ for the Toronto Raptors for 13 seasons. The team is currently battling it out against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs.

    The Toronto native does more than DJ for one of the league’s best franchises, though. 4KORNERS also produces music and holds residencies at clubs in global cities like London, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Dubai. His tracks have received support from heavyweights like Diplo, Skrillex, and DJ Snake.

    With game three going down tonight, we asked 4KORNERS which tracks he’s been playing during this year’s playoff season. His list includes song requests from players and his own picks. We also asked him a couple questions about what it’s like DJing for the Raptors.

    Player Picks

    DeMar DeRozan: Nipsey Hussle ft. YG – Last Time That I Checc’d
    Kyle Lowry: BlocBoy JB ft. Drake – Look Alive
    Fred Van Vleet: Drake – Free Smoke
    Norman Powell: Drake ft. Quavo & Travis Scott – Portland
    Raptors mascot: Was (Not Was) – Walk The Dinosaur

    4KORNERS’ Picks

    Peter Jackson ft. Karl Wolf – North Over Everything
    Drake – Nice For What
    Rascalz – Northern Touch
    Kardinal Offishall ft. Ray Robinson – Everyday Rudebwoy
    Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
    Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West – Put On
    T.I. – Bring Em Out
    Kanye West ft. Rihanna – All Of The Lights
    Eminem – Lose Yourself
    Queen – We Will Rock You
    Icona Pop ft. Charlie XCX – I Love It
    Jack U ft. Bunji Garlin – Jungle Bae
    Machel Montano – Like Ah Boss
    Pengz & TwoTwo – Griselda Blanco
    Puff Daddy & The Family ft. The Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes – Victory
    Showtek, We Are Loud, & Sonny Wilson – Booyah
    Pressa ft. Tory Lanez – Canada Goose
    Metallica – Enter Sandman
    LMFAO ft. Lil Jon – Shots – Raptors Edit
    Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
    Outkast – Hey Ya!
    Jazz Cartier ft. KTOE – Right Now
    Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
    Blur – Song 2

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    What song gets the players most hype?

    That’s hard to say, man. At critical points in games, we get all cinematic and play something like Jorge Quintero’s “300 Violin Orchestra” which definitely gets them and the crowd going on some epic vibes. But then again, in Toronto, you can never go wrong with some Drizzy Drake. Tracks like “Right Above It,” “Trophies,” “Jumpman,” and “Energy” are always the right choice!

    Which player has the best taste in music?

    Kyle Lowry hands down! He gets up to all the new stuff but definitely loves his old school too. He’s the one that will be dancing or singing on court to anything from the newest Drake record to some old Rick James.

    What’s the strangest request that you’ve received from a player?

    Serge Ibaka once requested that I play some really smooth, mellow French afrobeats songs while he warmed up early before the rest of the guys came out. I thought it was strange because the musical vibes were so chill, almost sexy. The kind of music you might want to hear at a trendy high-end restaurant in Paris on date night. It’s not at all the type of vibe to get hype to before a basketball game. But, he went on to have a monster game, so what the heck do I know? Haha!

    Does Drake vibe out to his own music at the games?

    Yes! Particularly when I play unique remixes of his tracks such as Grandtheft‘s “0 to 100” remix, DJ Flex’s “Controlla” remix, and Tuner S’ “One Dance” remix. A lot of the time me playing them is the first time he hears some of these DJ-made remixes and edits.

    Follow 4KORNERS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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