ELECTRIC FEAST is Coming! by Shingo Shimizu

Almost forgot. My next event is coming soon! Biggest one yet We will be joining a whole slew of talented DJs and producers at a new venue (Perla - 783 Queen St. W). You may have heard of them (or us), and if you haven't heard of them (or us), definitely check us out. More info below.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

StudioFeed & Hot Sauce present

[pursuit grooves & pro ef]

ALICIA HUSH [hushlamb]

HOT SAUCE [dj shingo & missruckus & urbansteve]
(become a fan!)


LA PERLA - 783 Queen St West (upstairs) Toronto, ON

Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am

Cover: $5 b4 midnight/ $10 after


Artists Help Japan! by Shingo Shimizu

It's nice to see artists and DJs, of all types of nationalities coming together to raise funds for Japan for its recovery of its recent tragic events. This Sunday I will be DJing at Revival bar (783 College St) from 1pm (party starts at 12 noon!) alongside many DJs, for the cause. All proceeds from the event are going to the Canadian Red Cross. If you're in the area, please come by! More info here.


HOT SAUCE: Assembly featuring Knowing Looks (musique-risquée) by Shingo Shimizu

Currently wrapping things up with art direction duties on Issue #2 of Scion magazine. Very exciting stuff. Don't want to say anything yet, until it's gone to press. So for now, I'll say it's been very exciting so far, and we've definitely outdid Issue #1. Very much looking forward to the final product. Should be out in a few weeks' time, so definitely check back to see where you can pick it up!

Also working on a collaboration piece with photographer Jalani Morgan, for the upcoming Contact festival.

Almost forgot, I'm also DJing this Saturday March 12 at Tequila Bookworm (512 Queen St. W, upstairs). If you're in the area, come by and say hello!.


HOT SAUCE heats up the dancefloor with another ASSEMBLY party!

+ live PA by special guest:
KNOWING LOOKS (Musique Risquee, Grain Records)
+ alongside your resident purveyors of fine electronic music:
DJ Shingo

+ visuals by guest VJs:

+ no cover before 11:00pm / $5 after

This time, we feature Knowing Looks, the moniker of one Jason Hopfner, a singular, outlandish laptop artist. Originally from the wilds of the Canadian prairies, he now resides in Toronto after stints in Europe and the Middle East. Knowing Looks is a tribute to all the music that plays incessantly and simultaneously in Jason's head, and finding a way to refine that into something the rest of the world can move to. If you could mix the mids and treble of Lite FM and 70's fusion with the lows of detroit/german minimalism, filter it through a case of ADD and present it without irony, it would either sound like shit, or like Knowing Looks. In addition to co-running the Grain Records label and releasing vinyl through Montreal's Musique Risquee (home of Akufen, The Mole, Bruno Pronsanto, Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, etc.), Knowing Looks is currently preparing a brand new live laptop set to unleash on the public. His new 10” single on WNCL Recordings is already turning heads in the UK and receiving support from the likes of Pariah (R&S), Blawan (Hessle Audio), Martin Kemp (Blunted Robots), and 2562 (Tectonic).

+ for a sampling of our latest music obsessions, DJ mixes, interviews and more, check out our music blog:

+ follow us on Twitter:

+ follow us on FaceBook:

HOT SAUCE: Assembly featuring DJ Jason Ulrich by Shingo Shimizu


HOT SAUCE: Assembly 

(w/ DJ Shingo, urbansteve, Jason Ulrich)

Friday, January 14 at 10:00pm


587 College St. Toronto, ON

HOT SAUCE returns to throw down another Assembly party..
still served with warm vibes and extra bass!

Featuring your resident purveyors of fine electronic music:



+ special guest DJ:


(Lab.our Union)

Flash your HOT SAUCE button at the bar for $4 select shots all night. Get your free special button from one of us in advance, or from our friends at Slinky Music (442 Queen St. West: New design for each party. Quantities are limited.

For a sampling of our latest music obsessions, DJ mixes, interviews and more, check out our music blog:

or LIKE us

Hot Sauce presents: Assembly by Shingo Shimizu

This is a small flyer I did for my DJ crew 'HOT SAUCE', for our next party this Friday December 17, at Bloc Twenty Two (587 College St.). For a sampling of the music we play, follow the link here. We've been doing it a while now, but switching the format a little by featuring it as a monthly, with occasional guest DJs and VJs.

Also we give out a limited number of buttons specific to each party. If you're lucky enough to grab one, wear it, and you'll receive the special treatment of $4 shots all night! Not pushing the alchohol but, it's the end of a hard pre-holiday work week. You deserve it. The Toronto weather is very cold, but why not celebrate your efforts by celebrating, affordably? You can bug us for buttons here.

Don't forget to RSVP!






with special guest DJ:
BASIC SOUL UNIT (Ostgut Ton, Mule Electronic)

DJ Shingo


Location: Bloc Twenty Two - 587 College St.

More info & RSVP here!

Listen to mixes here!

Limited Edition Hot Sauce Posters & CD Giveaway! by Shingo Shimizu

So some of you may know, that I will be throwing a party with my Hot Sauce crew (We're not hardcore connoisseurs of the sauce). For about a year and a half or so, we've been running a music blog about our favourites in the electronic music scene. Obviously we all do it just out of the love for the music and want to share it with you.

We are finally set to launch a 'Hotsauce 2.0' version of the blog. It will feature much more content than before: artist interviews, reviews, videos, our DJ mixes, and exclusive guest DJ mixes. To commemorate this, please join us as we throw down HOT SAUCE 2.0 LAUNCH PARTY at Tequia Bookworm Friday November 12, 2010! Come early for free giveaways!



Tequila Bookworm (upstairs!)
512 Queen St. West (map)

DJ Shingo (listen)
MissRuckus (listen)
urbansteve (listen)

Free Giveaway!
First 27 people in will receive:
1. NEW HOTSAUCE MIX CD! (this was a lot of fun to record)
2. LIMITED EDITION PRINTS (11 x 17")! Only 9 copies of 3 different prints available. (see below) 

Drink Special!
If you were one of the lucky people who got one of the Hot Sauce buttons (see below) from Tequila, Slinky Music, or Magic Pony, then you'll get $4 shots all night!


Hope to see you all there!


NEW: Hot Sauce #3 mix! by Shingo Shimizu

I know it's been a long time for this next installment. There's just so much great music out at the moment, it was very difficult to narrow down for mix #3. So whatever didn't make it for this one, will definitely be on #4. I've also got some dark weird stuff set aside (cuz I have weird taste), so...maybe I'll wait till I get all the fun stuff out of the way. In the future, I was thinking maybe leaning towards more themed mixes: an 'all house', 'boogie' mix or 'rock mix' for example. Anyhow, this time around in classic Hot Sauce fashion, I've managed to get in a bit of everything: some boogie, a bit of house, some funky, and a whole lotta dubstep. The latter of which isn't being played enough in Toronto. Let me know what you think! Tracklisting coming soon (just Shazam it! j/k). Enjoy.



Hot Sauce #2 mix by Shingo Shimizu


I finally came around to putting together another short mix with a little bit of everything. It's sort of different this time around than my usual stuff, because I incorporated some Dubstep. I never considered myself as a 'house head' even though I usually play mostly house. Lately there's been a such a huge surge in musical creativity that it can't be ignored! So I had to incorporate some of those new directions in music that I find pretty exciting, into this mix. Also I couldn't resist tacking on a very 90s breaks-sounding by one of my favourite Dubstep artists, Zomby at the end. It's a bit rough around the edges, as Dubstep is pretty different from House. Anyhow, download it and hit the PLAY button. Let me know what you think! Enjoy.



HOT SAUCE #2 MIX by DJ SHINGO (Recorded 06.09.2010)

Tron (VIP mix) - Joker                                  
Basic Space (diskJokke Remix) - The xx                                  
Price Tag (Original Mix) - MyMy, Emika                             
Your Words Matter (Original Mix) -  Midland, Ramadanman                     
Funky Bit -  Doc Daneeka                             
Raaatid Einstein - Altered Natives                         
The Only Way Up (Ikonika Remix) - Egyptrixx                               
Shadowlands (Season & Sygaire Remix) - Two Banks of Four
The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Original Mix) - Joy Orbison
Daniel (Duke Dumont Remix) - Bat For Lashes                          
Who's There (Doorly Remix) - Riton                                   
Where Were U in '92? (Original Mix) - Zomby                                   



Hot Sauce! by Shingo Shimizu





spinning: Nu Disco / Deep House / Tech House / Techno / Dubstep / Broken Beat / Future Soul

Hello Hot Sauce fans. We're back! It's been a while since we played at our favourite local bar (Unit). We've been busy working on our new website, which will be up very soon. We have a few mixes up right now at our HOT SAUCE website, courtesy of MissRuckus and urbansteve. Finally you'll get a better sense of what we've been enjoying lately. We also have a new nifty logo (I had to change the cola one). 

Anyhow, take a listen, and hope to see you this Saturday night!


Control by Shingo Shimizu






>>> UNIT BAR <<<
1198 Queen St. W, Toronto


DJ SHINGO returning to UNIT BAR!

Playing anything from future jazz to cosmic disco to classic house to deep house to deep & dirty detroit to minimal dub techno to dubstep…


The Return of Hot Sauce: Tabasco Beats. by Shingo Shimizu



DECEMBER 12, 2009

HOTSAUCE: Tabasco Beats


>>> UNIT BAR <<<
1198 Queen St. W, Toronto


It's been quite a long time since we last played out. There's been so much great music being released these days, that we can no longer ignore the temptation to DJ once again. (Not that we quit.) I usually keep music news and thoughts to my HOTSAUCE blog, but I'll still drop announcements here for events. As with 99% of my flyers and posters for my events it's my original work. This time around I've dropped the G.I. Joe motifs (totally random I know), and went for a more retro typographic approach (more fitting). Let me know what you think!