Sydney Blu has been making a name for herself in the progressive and tribal scene through constant gigging at multiple residencies since she moved to Toronto five years ago. This is her first commercially available mix CD, featuring an all-local cast of producers. Those into the dark, aggressive and trippy side of house will find a lot of familiar names - Ludikris, Addy, Matt C, Deko-ze and Hatiras all make appearances. The mixing is energetic and confident, and very live-sounding. It might be a little too 5 am for some, but if you're into that hard after-hours house vibe you'll enjoy this comp of Toronto talents.
Sydney Blu plays Friday (March 11) at System Soundbar.