The Power Move Show2018-11-12T16:44:22+00:00

This page is dedicated to my legendary radio program “The Power Move Show” heard on CKLN 88.1 FM Saturdays 1-4 from 1989 to 2000. Check here regularly for clips of the show, mixtapes, images, blog entries and general stuff about the show. Feel free to comment if you feel compelled.


powermove tape 1A

This is an actual tape from The Power Move Show heard on CKLN 88.1 FM in the early 1990’s. The show features some of the following songs:

Grand Puba – Ya Know How It Goes
Black Sheep – Similac Child
Louie Rankin – Typewriter
Nas – Halftime
Common Sense – Just In The Nick Of Rhyme
Texas Roughneck
Showbiz & AG – Heard It Through The Grapevine
Brand Nubian – Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down
Pharcyde – I’m That Type Of Nigga
Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
Redman – Time For Some Action
Diamond D – Pass Dat Shit
MC Serch – Can You Dig It
Black Moon – Who Got The Props
EPMD – Headbanger
Get The Fist Movement – Get The Fist
Das EFX – Straight Out The Sewer
EPMD – Cummin’ At Cha
Showbiz & AG – Fat Pockets (remix)
Check it out and enjoy.






powermove tape 2A

This is an actual tape from The Power Move Show heard on CKLN 88.1 FM in the early 1990’s. The show features some of the following songs:

Chi Ali – Road Runner
A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve got)
Queen Latifah – Nuff Of The Ruff Stuff
House of Pain – Jump Around
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – For Pete’s Sake
Partners Of Rhyme – Path Of Funkiness
A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix)
Naughty By Nature – Guard Your Grill
Das Efx – They Want EFX
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out
Black Sheep – Strobe Light Honey (Remix)
Leaders Of The New School – Sound Of The Zeekers (Instrumental)
Heavy D – You Can’t See (Remix)
ShowBiz & AG – Soul Clap
Gangstar – I’m The Man
Das EFX – Straight Out Of The Sewer
K-Solo – I Can’t Hold It Back
– Dreams Of Reality
A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario Instrumental (Remix)
Chi Ali – In My Room
Gangstar – 2 Deep






powermove tape 4A

This is an actual tape from The Power Move Show heard on CKLN 88.1 FM in the early 1990′s. The show features some of the following songs:

D-Nice – Time To Flow
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Mecca And The Soul Brother
Black Sheep – Flavor Of The Month
Nice & Smooth – How to Flow
Jungle Brothers – 718 Kit
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – The Creator
Del The Funky Homosapien – Money For Sex
Leaders Of the New School – The International Zone Coaster (Remix)
Black Sheep – The Choice Is yours
A Tribe Called Quest – Excursions
Ultramagnetic MC’s – A Chorus Line
Nikki D – Monday We’ll Be Together
Lord Finesse – Funky Technician
Boogie Down Productions – Like a Throttle
Nice & Smooth – Funky For You
Tim Dog – Fuck Compton
Soul Man
I’m Her Romeo
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – All Sold Out
Special Ed – Think About it
Exact Wisdom – Love Games
Organized Confusion – Walk Into the Sun
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Funk Your Head Up
Tim Dog – Step To Me






powermove tape 5A

This is an actual tape from The Power Move Show heard on CKLN 88.1 FM in the early 1990′s. The show features some of the following songs:

Da King&I – Brain 2 U (Instrumental)
Maestro Fresh Wes – Bring It On
Double XX Posse – Not Gonna Be Able To Do It
Chi Ali – Funky Lemonade (Remix)
Dianmond D Sally Got A One Track Mind
House Of Pain – Put Your Head Out
Pharcyde – 4 Better Or 4 Worse
Grand Puba – Reel To Reel
Grand Puba – Soul Controller
Apache – Gansta Bitch (instrumental)
Diamond D – Check One Two
Da King&I – Flip The Script
Onyx – Throw Your Guns
Prime Minister Pete Nice – Rat Bastard
Brand Puba – Check It Out (Remix)
Redman – Tonight’s Da Night
Da Lench Mob – Ain’t Got No Class
Diamond D – Best Kept Secret






powermove tape 6A

This is an actual tape from The Power Move Show heard on CKLN 88.1 FM in the early 1990′s. The show features some of the following songs:

Ramp – Daylight
Gwen Mc Crae – 90% of You
Then it cuts off and the tape jumps to planet rock for a minute. Oops
James Brown – I Know You Got Soul
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Good Life
Gangstar – Step In The Arena
Brand Nubian – To The Right
Unknown Instrumental
Nikki D – Daddy’s Little Girl
EPMD – I’m Housin’
Heavy D – Letter To The Future
De La Soul – Potholes In My Lawn (Instrumental)
Kool G Rap & Polo – Road To The Riches
Black Sheep – Flavour of the Month
De La Soul – Me Myself And I
Queen Latifah – Nature of a Sista
De La Soul – A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturday
Del The Funkee Homosapien – Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo
Leaders Of The New School – Show Me A Hero
LL Cool J – Chill
Del LA Soul – Pass The Plugs
Heavy D – Cuz He’s Always Around
Rumble – Take Me Just As I am
Del The Funkee Homosapien – Sleepin’ On My Couch
Tim Dog – Fuck Compton






powermove tape 7A

This is an actual tape from The Power Move Show heard on CKLN 88.1 FM in the early 1990′s. The show features some of the following songs:

Black Sheep – Gimme The Finga
UMC’s – One To Grow On
UMC’s – Blue Cheese
Roxanne Shante – Go On Girl
EPMD – Everybody Get Up
Chubb Rock – Treat Em Right
Digital Underground – Kiss You Back
Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
Leaders Of The New School – Shining Star
Brand Nubian – Dedication
Organized Confusion – Open Your Eyes
Organized Confusion – Walk Into The Sun
Organized Confusion – Fudgepudge
Lord Finesse – Return Of The Funky Man
A Tribe Called Quest – Push It Along
Big Daddy Kane – Come On Down
Super Cat – Don Dada
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It
A Tribe Called Quest – Buggin Out
Naughty By Nature – Guard Your Grill
Naughty By Nature – Everything’s gonna Be Alright
Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours






The Power Move Show – 1992
CKLN 88.1 FM The Power Move Show (New Year’s Day 1994)
CKLN 88.1 FM The Power Move Show 1994 Tape 1 & 2
CKLN 88.1 FM The Power Move Show 1994 Tape 2
CKLN 88.1 FM The Power Move Show 1994 Tape 3

Hip-hop history in this video. A very young Mos Def gets loose on the legendary Power Move radio show on CKLN Toronto. Hosted by DJ X with Thrust and John Bronski in the studio. Taken from the documentary Make Some Noise ©1994.

The Power Move Show, The Real Freqs, Fantastic Voyage Program reunion!

On Sat. Feb. 12th, four generations of hip hop radio shows gathered at Toronto’s CKLN 88.1 FM Studios. Peep the video!

1 to 4 from Real Frequency on Vimeo.

The Powermove Sign On – CKLN Saturday Afternoon Hip Hop Alumni Edition

More People on the Pass Through

Talking To Mastermind – CKLN Saturday Afternoon Hip Hop Alumni Edition

Hearing From The Promoters & Dancers – CKLN Saturday Afternoon Hip Hop Alumni Edition

Trying To Sign Out – CKLN Saturday Afternoon Hip Hop Alumni Edition

Ron Nelson Pt.1 – CKLN Saturday Afternoon Hip Hop Alumni Edition

Ron Nelson Pt.2 – CKLN Saturday Afternoon Hip Hop Alumni Edition

Reminiscing – CKLN Saturday Afternoon Hip Hop Alumni Edition


  1. Mark Dewairy August 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Yo X,

    First off, I need to tell you that you changed my life. This isn’t on
    some weird groupie ish, but seriously, you and the Powermove have a
    special place in my heart. To give you some context, I am now 35 and
    the father of 2 but from about 1991 to 1998 I was GLUED at my Dad’s
    NAD stereo with my cassettes cued. I fell in love with hip hop in
    grade 7 (1988) and that love for this incredible music flourished
    because of your show. Even though I only had a single turntable, I
    began buying records that I heard on your show in 1993 and now have
    emassed almost a complete collection from about 1988 to 1996. I went
    to school with Jemeni (although I’ve lost touch with her in the last
    few years she is a good friend) and was so envious when I heard her on
    your show. I plan on digitizing a bunch of my old tapes to make sure I
    can preserve them for me and my kids. Do you remember the new years
    show when you and Thrust were discussing what you did for new years
    and one of you mentioned you were at Club Home…Remix? Jokes man. I
    have that on tape. And you guys were ridiculous on the turntables. I
    don’t think too many people realized how lucky Toronto was…people in
    NYC talk about Tony Touch but the stuff you guys were doing juggling
    doubles (Nas – Halftime, Superstar by GroupHome, 1-900 LL Cool J and
    Ain’t No Half Steppin to name a few) was mind blowing and flawless.
    Then later what you guys did on 3 tables with instrumentals and vocals
    was out of control. I wish I had more of those old tapes. Anyways, I
    know I’m going on here and I’m not even sure if you’ll read this but
    if you do…I want to make sure I get it all out. There were so many
    records that I love from that era that I never would have known about
    if it wasn’t for your show. In fact, there is one instrumental that
    you ran in 1992 that sampled Dexter Wansel’s “Theme from the Planets”
    that I have been searching for ever since but can’t find.

    Alright X, I’m glad I found your website and to see that you’re still
    doing your thing with music. Sometimes I sit back and think about how
    lucky I am that my teenage years fell in that golden era of hip hop
    and that I was blessed to listen to your show.

    Good lookin X,


  2. Anthony September 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    My man…I just have to say respect to you for all you did in the 90s for the music scene in Toronto, and for me. Even though you don’t know me directly, I was a huge fan of your show and your talents, and thought that the time was right to let you know how much (thanks to the wonders of email this is now possible…).

    Every Saturday, and I mean every Saturday, I would tune in, whether i was working, or at home. If I couldn’t be around, i’d tape the show. I think I busted a bunch of tapes listening to them over and over and over. When I was working in a kitchen in Wonderland on a Saturday I made sure we had the station locked in, and any other day the boys would throw in a favoured show’s tape.

    I found the show by fluke, just scanning the dial. Growing up in Woodbridge I tuned in CHRY all the time, and they turned me onto hip-hop. Imagine my surprise when I found the left end of the dial and heard your show. It blew my mind. I was an original head from the Ron Nelson days, onto Mastermind at CHRY and then CKLN, etc. I made it my mission to get my Rexdale boys checking out the show, and soon we had a huge group of followers. I mean, any of my other friends who thought hip hop was Young MC and Fresh Prince wouldn’t have a clue what I was sporting in my walkman. They just didn’t get it. My earliest memories of the show contained tracks from Freshco & Miz (We Don’t Play), EPMD (The Big Payback), ATCQ (Footprints), The JBs (Straight out the Jungle), Gang Starr (Check the Technique), PRT (Rock Dis Funky Joint), Intelligent Hoodlum (Grand Groove), Kool G Rap (Road to the Riches) and so on. Once you played a remix of Main Source’s Hangin’ Out which I have NEVER found since. Vinyl, electronic, whatever. It doesn’t exist. too bad because it was out of this world.

    I was recently clearing out some old junk and found a cache of about 12 power move tapes that I made. I’m not kidding when I say that I could remember which songs were coming up next as I would listen to each one.

    I met you at one of the BBQs one year (I think it was the first one with the extra crispy chicken…all the rage at the time). I was in awe meeting someone who filled my head with consciousness, quality music and a respect for the culture and fraternity that hip hop was. Shows at the concert hall, BBQs, battles, jokes (I remember one in particular: your lips are big like a bumper on a bus…I fell on the floor laughing at the delivery of that one), fundraising (I donated a measly $5 one year and got a T shirt). The show was who I was growing up. Sounds crazy, I know, but I connected with it, and it was a huge part of my life.

    So thanks for helping educate me, for teaching me how to discern what a real beat should sound like, how an MC’s flow should be, up and coming artists to watch for, and so on. To say you were a pioneer and a visionary doesn’t do you justice. The only problem is that most of the current music has a real hard time standing up to the standards you helped me build.

    I hope all is well in your “modern” life. I’m sure you get a lot of these emails from guys like me who are reminiscing about those times when we could just be kids. As we hurtle toward middle age (i’m 34) I figured this would be an appropriate time to say thanks.


  3. Abs September 15, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Yo X,

    Been listening to all of these old shows over the last few weeks man…just hearing that signature “non-stop blunted action” drop brought back craaazy memories!! All through high school (NorthernSS..big ups Thrust!!) I dragged around my 8 pound, canary-yellow Sports Walkman, rocking 90 min. Maxell cassettes freshly loaded w. the latest Power Move shows (only way I got through OAC Algebra w. Mr. MacLean son!!).

    Fast-forward 20 years & crazily enough I’m now a professional hip-hop artist! Making a living touring w. Jurassic 5 all over Europe, performing in front of thousands at the Glastonbury festival in the UK, shooting videos in LA, etc. And I don’t say all of that stuff to toot my own horn. I say it to say thanks to you…for playing such a pivotal role in getting me into this music & culture in the first place!!

    My initial gateway into the world of hip-hop came from hearing Run DMC’s “Raising Hell”. But really most of my subsequent education in the art form came from listening to your shows. I mean, pre-internet, where ELSE was a middle-class Jewish kid gonna hear all the latest jams??

    Anyway, don’t want to take up too much of your time here man, but again, just want to say thanks. Both for what you’ve done for the greater Toronto (& Canadian) scene, and also personally, for what you’ve done for me (don’t know where I’d be without this music!).

    Peace, Abs.

  4. Son of S.O.U.L. September 23, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Peace X!!! This is a beautiful thing right here. I’m sure if I go thru my giant Rubbermaid container I’ll find some of the same shows…..OR shows that ain’t even up here,lol!!! I still got some goods for ya (I got one with you playing for like 45mins straight and Ron talking at the end). Memories…memories…memories. Speaking of memories, here’s three for you….

    1) The cart you used to play on Fantastic Voyage that said “DJ X-stasy ….Faster than a speeding bullet!!” (circa 88/89),lol!!! It was very cut ‘n’ paste, but that’s what made it work.

    2) 1995….I was in DMC’s. You and Thrust were judging. I messed up part of my routine, and the crowd was booing. I never looked up….I just gave them the finger (lol!!!) and they shut up. I remember looking over and seeing you guys laughing hard when I did that.

    3) You rappin’ on Power Move. Something about…..naaaaah, I won’t do that to you, LMAO!!!

    The honorable mention……the sessions with my good brother Supreme and my good brother Dizzy Diz, and the C4 Battle Stations ( better known now as DJ Soundwave). You need to post those if you got them.

    Peace brother,

    Son of S.O.U.L.

  5. Jawbreaka November 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm


  6. admin November 15, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Word up!!!

  7. Jawbreaka November 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Hey btw
    Tape 5b , Tape 7b and Powermove-vol-10-b
    files are corrupted…….cant unzip em
    if you got a chance can u reupload?

    and drop me a line sometime
    its Tim btw

  8. admin November 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm


    Sorry dude. I moved my site recently and I think some of the files got corrupted during the transfer. I just re-uploaded those files. Try re-downloading them and let me know if everything is working.
    Thanks for letting me know they were corrupted.
    I will holler at you soon for sure.


  9. Chris A December 28, 2010 at 11:11 am


    You may not know me or remember me, but my name is Chris and I have
    been a longtime listener of CKLN both in the form of the Fantastic
    Voyage Program and Powermove show. I just want to say, first of all,
    that you were an integral part of bringing this music to thirsty ears
    like mine when nobody else was playing it and no other music really
    caught my ear like hip hop did.

    I remember first hearing rap in movies like Beat Street and Breakin’
    and wanted to hear more of it. My brother and I happen to stumble upon
    88.1 on dial, thinking it must just be a Buffalo station being heard
    in Toronto. It was Ron Nelson and Ed Pupulin throwing down from 1-4 on
    Saturdays. From there, I would religiously listen to my
    radio, because they weren’t playing videos on Much Music then and I
    couldn’t go to these concerts being broadcasted at 9 years old! But I
    loved to record the shows and play them in my Walkman over and over
    again. When I did get old enough to go to a show (about ’89), the
    music had blown up so much and was much more available than before. I
    saw flyers and went to concerts/jams at places like the Concert Hall,
    Spectrum and Flemo Centre where “DJ Xstasy” would play-then later,
    just DJ X. Then one day, I tuned in, and it wasn’t the Fantastic
    Voyage anymore, and I thought maybe you were just filling in for Ron,
    but it continued and your voice and records were the ones I heard. I
    didn’t trip, I kept on listening and recording. All through the
    80s-90s, I had my ear to the streets, because of what cats like you
    and Ron did over the radio, then later in concerts and on TV, when
    shows like Rap City would be on.

    Anyway, I’ve moved out of Toronto since ’98 and work and live in
    Norfolk, Virginia now. Every now and then, I hear cars playing
    “Bacardi Slang” or Choclair’s tunes. I even saw Kardinal’s name on a
    billboard headlining a show here.

    I’ve stopped listening to hip hop now, because it is not what it was
    when I was growing up and has become quite trashy. But I’ll never
    forget how the music grew on me and was such a big part of my life.

    I could go on forever talking about the highlights and moments on the
    radio, the freestyles that made the crowds go crazy or the concerts
    that were unforgettable, but I’ll just leave you with this:

    I remember X as being the one who at a rap contest (I think it was rap
    against aids for the School Board) played live on the radio and
    hearing “the Wrath of Kane” being tore up on the wheels and the crowds
    reaction to it. Or at shows like Monster Jam, Rap Fest or the many
    other concerts/dances I went to, X was always in the back, mixing,
    backspinning scratching and cutting up like no other. Even the New
    Yorkers couldn’t hold it down like X-and Toronto crowds will boo you
    and clown you in a minute! I remember seeing New Yorkers getting booed
    off the stage at the Concert Hall and the Party Centre.

    Anyway, God bless and keep you in all you do and good luck. Even
    though many years have passed and that life I have long since put
    behind me, I’ll never forget my love for the music I heard that came
    out of your speaker.

    Chris A, U.S. Navy

  10. admin December 28, 2010 at 11:15 am

    This is awesome!
    You’re bringing me back! I know I lived it but it always amazes me to hear peoples stories about back in the day. You really dug deep into Toronto history in this email.
    I’m just glad you were able to enjoy it and that it stays fresh in your mind. It’s always a good feeling to know you made an impact in someone’s life.
    At any rate, thank you very much for your email. You made my day!

  11. dj danimal February 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I’m pretty much in the same boat as the other posters.
    I’ve listened to the Saturday 1-4 time-slot since I’ve been 12, and I’m in my 30’s now.
    I lived too far away, and had nervous parents who would not let me venture to go see shows ‘ in the city’ all by myself, so your show was everything to me..
    I can honestly say that your show was very influential on my life, through my love of Rap music I have met most of my closest friends.

    Thank you X.

    May 88.1 Saturaday’s 1-4 live long and crush,


  12. Adrien February 13, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Thanks for listening and enjoying the show!
    It’s a great feeling to know that we had a positive impact on someones life.


  13. Tim Musabay February 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    yep working now
    thanks adrien!

  14. Mendez February 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Just want to say a big massive thanks to X and co for the powermove back in the day. Coming from England in ’89 rap was already a part of my persona, but the powermove show really nurtured me on the whole scene. I never missed a show. I remember to this day…Saturday morning was the only day of the week when my 14 year old ass would get out of bed to make sure the whole house was spotless and other chores were completed, or else pap’s would axe the privilege of listening to the show. LOL.
    I can’t lie, once you went of the air i fell off and never continued to listen, but picked up with the Freq’s once they went to flow.

    Like many others, i was at the original Live @ the BBQ at The Tunnel. All i remember is rolling to the back of some warehouse setting and entering by some loading docks. Girls serving KFC and ill…and i mean ILL rap music all night long. Still the best jam i’ve ever been to.

    Thank you sincerely.

  15. Adrien February 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

    So glad you could enjoy the show! Thank you for listening and supporting us.
    Live at the BBQ at that venue was pretty authentic, I remember it well. I don’t know if there will be one like that again. However, I did bring the BBQ back in 2008 at the Drake Hotel and it was a huge success. Look out for another one this summer and try to make it out.
    Thanks for your message.


  16. Mendez February 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Yeah, can’t wait for that. Heard Michee (i think it was) bring it up on the massacre show. Already planning for it. One quick request…(sorry) I remember a remix of a camp lo joint. Paradise remix I think it was. DRK remix? That joint was sick. Do you happen to have that episode?

  17. Adrien February 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Mendez, I don’t think I have that particular show but I forwarded your message to DRK in the hopes that he has a copy of that remix lying around somewhere. If he does I’ll send it to you.

  18. jdid March 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Big up on these mixes. I was a faithful follower of your show every saturday afternoon from 1991 when I first came to Toronto for school. Your show definetly eased some of the stress of school and I could go on and on about the influence it had on me but I’ll keep this short and just mention that you guys had Star Trek and if I’m not mistaken Star Wars drops (but that could have been Masterplan) Drops! That was crazy son! You just mixed my favorite two things right there: Hip Hop and Sci-fi. That to me was like Castanza when he mixed sex and food lol.

    In all seriousness though, You guys represented well and listening to these mixes brought back some memories. I’m going to have to dig and find my tapes of your show and try to get them into digital format.

    Big up!

  19. Adrien March 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for your comment and listening to The Power Move and enjoying it. Without the listeners it wouldn’t have been worth it.
    Let me know if you come across any old shows on tape. I would love to get them, digitize them and post them here for people to download.


  20. Chuck February 20, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Hey X

    This site is great. Bring backs lots of memories for me growing up listening to this show every Saturday (best day of the week cause of this show) 88.1 CKLN FM. 1-4pm will always be a great time for me.

    I listened every week bought 2 90 minute cassettes and taped the show, even sometimes would go to a local store to buy them just enough money to buy 2 cassettes (cause of allowance :-)… I remember my brother watching wresting telling me to turn it down, I just put on my headphones and bop my head along all day and night someitmes after I taped the shows also throughout the week at school on my walkman, Those were great times and memories for me,

    You introducded me to all of great hip hop from Public Enemy, BDP, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, Special Ed, EPMD, Gangstarr one of my favs. Also local greats Maestro Fresh-Wes, Ghetto Concept, Monolith, IRS list goes on and on and on. I misplaced alot of my old tapes which I could find them again, but great ful for this site and your new One Decade CD is awesome as well with Mastermind another pioneer for Toronto hip hop along with Master Ron Nelson still remember listenting to the first show the death of Scott La Rock that my friend had on a tape at school and on it Sucker MC’s Run DMC and Rebel Without A Pause by Public Enemy, really great times can’t express it enough,

    Thanks for all the great mixes, cutting scratching and great hip hop, still a fan all these years was like 14 15 and now 37 still listen and find the boom bap sound that you created. Tony Touch, Red Alert, are great but DJ X, Master Mind Ron Nelson, Scam I think too was on it you guys killed it every week.

    Much success and all the best to you.



    Chuck (Carlo)

  21. Nic C March 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Thank God I Found You.

  22. J Sawh March 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Nice one…respekts for the dubz.
    the double shows were always off the fucking hook!

  23. ill Emcee March 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Thank You to all those involved with the progress and success of The Power Move show on CKLN fm 88.1. I have some great memories of good music because of that show. DJ X was always playing dope mix sets with new tracks, and always had a spot for the underground artist to shine just by calling in to the show. The “Eat The Beat” freestyle segment of the show was sick and helped shed a lot of light on the aspiring underground artists throughout the GTA. One caller I remember specifically was from the “U.B.A.D Crew” and he goes by the name “Ebony”. He called in to the show one Saturday from Collins Bay Prison and performed a song over the phone called “This Ones Mine” it was and still is a well written song with a powerfull message. I have tried to find it but have been unsuccessfull. Mad love goes out to DJ X and the flyest co-host around “Gemini”. Thanks for the memories.

  24. neil forester April 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Big man X

    whaddup buddy.

    got this link fwd to me and been listening to the chunes all day.

    sick memories.
    these shows are what got me listening to hip hop in the first place back in the day. my love of hip hop comes from back in these days. i remember always wanting to git the DJ X jams in the early 90’s when all the cool kids from my school were reaching. lol

    your a pioneer and a legend and i am proud to have worked with you for a short brief moment. listening and seeing all the videos made me wish i was 5 years older so i could be part of the old mans crew – lol – kidding.

    people like yourself, ron and the rest of them that paved the way for guys like us to continue the legacy with weekly parties and concerts.


    Neil (link me, would love to catch up).

  25. Adrien April 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Dude!!! Thanks for your message. It means a lot coming from you.
    Glad you enjoyed the stuff I have posted here.
    I’m gonna shoot you an email now so you can send me your number to catch up.


  26. Dan April 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Great page X! So many memories – your show was truly the soundtrack of my teenage life. Will you be posting any more uploads? Specifically any shows from the mid-late 90’s and any Eat the Beat segements? That shit was classic!!!

  27. Adrien April 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Hey Dan,

    Happy to hear The Power Move Show was the sound track to your teenage years!
    I will be posting a lot more shows as soon as I get a chance to digitize them.
    Stay tuned!

  28. moves March 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    x, just wanted to thank you for these tapes. as a kid from scotia i was comin up to toronto to visit family every summer and the most exciting thing i waited for each year was to go and tape your show(as well as goin to record stores) good memories.
    thx again

  29. Adrien March 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for being part of the power movement! It wouldn’t have been possible without the people that enjoyed it.

  30. JustChillin21 August 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I remember when I was going to school at Bishop’s my brother would send me out shipments of the power move show. Back then you wouldn’t find me without my walkman in listening to one of the many tapes that he sent out. One of my favorite ones though (I think it was the March 5, 2005 show), even though it went missing in the etheros, had the L.L. Boyz 2 Men remix of Hey lover with Keith Murray, KRS One On Two Checka, Ended with 900 number, but I remember there was this one freestyle the flav… where this one guy did this rap about the “opera house” Me and my friends would laugh about it, even to this day…. I think it went something like this…
    “Opera House got much clout, I went there on a friday for a long stay, We left there at 2 in the mornin, the rain was pouring, but common sense ripped it up did the freestyle, his dj mixed the cuts, got buck wild, R FX didn’t show but anyways, Beatnuts got the flow, with Juju(?) and Psycho S, but I gotta say Common Sense was the best, I didin’t like boogie monster… but the troubleneck brothers got it going and flowing on the Radio, Peace to DJ K and his power move show…. Yo….” The response to that was awesome, people saying “it was straight up BULL TISH Man”, and my favorite that I still use to this day is ” It was weaker than an aids patient”

    If I could find this one I would be in reminising heaven since my bro isn’t’ here anymore, but it would bring back awesome memories…

  31. stay lifted July 2, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Big shoutz for the recordingz. The show came to mind tonight and was wondering if i’d trip over any sets online. Was so glad when I came across this! Big tingz! lol.

    What I was really hoping to find was one of the Battle Station sessions where you guys are just murking down the doubles of everything. In particular ‘Static’ by Jeru.

    Anyhow, thanks for schooling me on that realness, all those live ass sessoions and for straight up keepin it real.

  32. Adrien July 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

  33. Sean February 15, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Adrien…I hear you have a 15 minute freestyle by Busta Rhymes from the Power Move show back in 1994.

    Please put this on your site here or send it to me. My hip hop life is not complete without hearing this.



  34. Adrien February 17, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Hey Sean,

    Who told you about this?

  35. Sean February 17, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I met a friend if yours, Marcus, at a party on the weekend. We were talking about ciphers, etc.


  36. Ray March 28, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Stumbled onto this site as I was looking for some true old school mixes. Thought I’d never cross paths with anyone from the CKLN 88.1/CKLN 105.5/CIUT 89.5 early days. I was fading out of the scene when X took over the time slot. It was Ron’s Fantastic Voyage Program on Saturday and Dave’s Dance Music on Sunday. We perfected the clothes hanger out our apartment window to get good reception from the weak signals. Sometimes we’d regret getting WBLK signal instead of 88.1. Believe I still have Ron’s “Self Distruction” 12 inch vinyl. Half my allowance money went to Starsound and Carnival record stores on Yonge. I do recall when a young DJ X was working with Ron one day, X was ripping up the wheels……”the wrath of Kane” while Ron was counting how many times he could go back and forth. So I tried doing the same thing at home, using a copy of my friend’s Kane album to make the double…….the darn needle jumped and almost put a hole in his record……still could remember the look on his face! Thanks for the memory trip, good site!

  37. DJS416 February 5, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    These shows are Classic! I’ve been a devoted fan from the get go. Going back to Ron Nelson and The Fantastic Voyage Program and I even remember recording a few shows from DJ Al Kapone where he acted like they had pirated the radio airwaves. Not sure if that was a gimmick for the show or he actually was hijacking airwaves and I was clueless. Anyways still cool. But yea X your show pretty much gave me no life on Saturdays. Everyone knew not to call on me cause I was taping from 1 – 4. I believe I have a copy of your first show after Fantastic Voyage passed the reigns onto you and crew Its labeled Jan 1990. Not sure if that’s correct. I even used to cut scratch and mix lil breaks and samples along side your show while I was recording. It was a sad day when you guys passed it onto the Mixtape Massacre Show but they did a great job too so I can;t say nothing bad bout them. You are one of the Forefathers of the Hip-Hop scene up here in the 6. You have alot to be proud of! Keep the vibe going

  38. DJS416 February 6, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Sorry I meant The Real Frequency Show Then Mixtape Massacre

  39. Burkhard Mausberg May 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I recall the show well. It was one of those programs you just remembered to listen to. Like an alarm clock. And DJX and Ron made your Saturday afternoon. Glad to see tapes are available. Keep it up.

    P.s. I was on CKLN for three years as well during that time, doing Wired for Sound and open format shows. Fun years.

  40. Surge_Cess August 14, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Thank you so much for these mixes! I was a loyal listener of the show for many years! Do you remember the remix you guys played of the Ghetto Concept song “Hard Copy”? Man that was incredible. Much respect for all the years of great music.

  41. Adrien August 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

    You’re welcome!
    Happy to hear you enjoyed the show and thank you for being such a loyal listener.
    I don’t remember that remix specifically but will definitely see if I can find it to refresh my memory.


  42. Amina 'Cisco' Alfred December 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    OMG!!!!!!! Bless you Admin for creating this site!
    My eyes are welled up with tears of joy!
    Power Move for lufe! Pure nostalgia.
    Finding this site made my day!

    Thanks again :))

  43. P.D December 31, 2018 at 12:59 am

    I wish I kept all the tapes I recorded of the show. It influenced almost everything I did in my early teen years of my life for better or worse. This for me is Classic Toronto. Spectrum, Party Centre B-boy, hip-hop culture of this city. Pure Vibes.

  44. Adrien December 31, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I wish you kept the tapes too! Those were good times. Respect.

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