Join Demuir as he takes us to Cosmos Records in Toronto to uncover his crate digging roots and show us how that has informed the production of his latest House music Sample pack for Beatport Sounds (in collaboration with Loopcloud and Loopmasters) ‘YYZ Underground’.
About ‘YYZ Underground’ sample pack
Exhausting every piece of kit in his studio includes extensive use of Akai’s MPC X, Moog Sub 37, Arturia’s Micro Freak, Mini Brute, Matrix Brute, and previous projects in Propellerhead’s Reason, YYZ Underground dives deep into Demuir’s personal process and influences.
Featuring beats and samples personally requested by the Toronto artist’s international fanbase, Demuir YYZ oozes the heritage of house via eclectic loops, one-shots and midi. Diverse, sensual percussion provides the basis for deeply funky bass and liquid synth work with a fresh, analogue feel. Join Demuir deep in his studio workflow, as he uses his personal archive of Beatport Sounds to reimagine instinctive passages of percussion.
Get to know intuitive house music composition and construct a rhythm that works for your productions, whatever your level of expertise. About Demuir
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Demuir started off as a child playing around on his Dad’s Hammond B3 organ, before beginning to play music seriously at the age of 16, with skills covering the keys, bass guitar, drums, and percussion instruments. He first fell in love with house music after hearing Derrick May’s “Strings of Life”, and by seeing May, DJ Sneak, and Mark Farina at Industry, the legendary Toronto nightclub. With remixes for Elrow and A-Trak’s label Fools Gold, a highly successful EP on Hot Creations, and additional EPs on Desolat, Origins, and Heist, Demuir made sure to spread his music globally. These releases are another addition to his growing catalogue, incl. EP’s on the legendary label Classic Music Company, as well as Jesse Rose’s imprint, Play It Down, and multiple releases on I’m A House Gangster, and his most recent full-length album TruSkool on Sneak’s Magnetic Recordings.
His musical output has truly led him to stand out amongst his peers and be championed by dance music’s elite artists. Not to be outdone by his skills in the studio, Demuir is equally impressive as a live performer with a track record of prolific DJ sets. He first perfected his craft in his native Canada at venues like Coda in Toronto, Salon Daomé & Circus in Montreal, Club Called Rhonda in LA, and Electric Island.