When the NBA season kicks off this month, it will be the first time in franchise history that the Toronto Raptors return as the reigning NBA Champions. There’s been some changes since they hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy last June (namely the departure of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green) but one thing is sure to stay the same when the Raptors play their first home game on October 22: their DJ.
4Korners has been the official DJ for the Toronto Raptors since 2005—way before they were the hottest ticket in town. Now, 4Korners regularly plays to more than 20,000 fans per night at the Raptors home court, the Scotiabank Arena. We asked him for his top tracks to hype up fans and players as we close in on the 2019/2020 season tip-off.
Jay Rock – Win
This was our battle cry all season; I dropped it as the guys touched the court every night. This is my way of saying, “We’re NOT the polite Canadians here to play nice. We’re here to do one thing: “WIN!”
Showtek featuring We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson – Booyah
I don’t care who you are—you hear this come on during a game you’re gonna get charged up! One of the guys from Showtek told me they made the song to be played at football (soccer) games in Holland which explains that arena energy.
4KORNERS, Natra, Kyngz and DJ Overule – I Want More
One of the best parts of being both a DJ/producer is that I get to play my own music. During the playoffs I got together with a fewtalented artists and made this record. It’s the right vibe for the stadium: hard, bass heavy and is about wanting the most out of life.
Blur – Song 2
This one has been a staple for me for years. It’s one of those records that everyone knows and when it’s played at the right moment will have the entire country yelling “WOO HOO!” I rock this at BIG moments and we had a lot of those this season.
Drake – Started From The Bottom
This is an OBVIOUS one, but how could I not? It’s been meaningful to us (as we have) moved past the “happy to be here” stage and locked in on building a winning legacy. Skip ahead to this season and it was like a prophecy: WE THE CHAMPS! I played this in Jurassic Park with Drake on stage after we won the CHIP WIT DA DIP—That’s poetry!