Listen to a new FADER Mix by Gonnie Garko

Great for that last-day-on-Earth party if a jet engine were to fall on you the next morning.

March 15, 2019
Listen to a new FADER Mix by Gonnie Garko Mo Alissa

Gonnie Garko is a rising DJ in the Toronto scene with co-signs from OVO, and appearances on some top-line bills. She's also a model; You might've seen her on Drake's Instagram in some OVO gear, or in an Off-White campaign. Today, The FADER is sharing her new mix, an hour-long, genre-diverse mix of upbeat, and dancey tunes perfect for any function. There's something here for everyone: a Frank Ocean remix, Rico Nasty fire-up, Beyoncé "Baby Boy" rework, Yaeji cooldown, etc. etc. All excellent; all last-night-on-Earth party worthy if a jet-engine were to fall on you the next morning.


Where are you right now? Describe your surroundings.

Currently I’m in the mountains in Jamaica at EITS Cafe doing a puzzle with my mom and brother. It’s very green. There are so many types of trees. Every few minutes a hummingbird passes by. It’s actually an insane place to be. It’s so beautiful. I can’t even fully process it.

Tell us a bit about this mix. What shaped it?

The mix has a bit of everything. I wanted it to be something my mom could listen to, but also something that showcases music I don’t often get to spin. My mom has had a lot of influence on my music taste, she’s taught me a lot. I wanted to make sure I had as many of my favorite artists or genres I could add, but also make sure it had some of my moms favorite songs—which have translated into becoming a few of mine now. I had to add a few songs that hold sentimental value to me as well.

What do you see people doing to this mix?

I see my friends listening to it in their whips. Many of my close friends have cars. I appreciate them and I hope I made something they can listen to. My sister drives but probably won’t like this mix because she only listens to Fantasia, A Boogie and Ed Sheeran. I see people doing their makeup, cooking, cleaning… really just anything. I’m definitely cleaning my room to this when I get back home.


What is your favorite moment in the mix?

Probably the intro. “Closer to My Dreams” is one of my mom’s favorite songs. The scene of the boy speaking is that guy from iCarly I think. And it’s from a scene in Donnie Darko. Everything else I’m kind of scared of because I didn’t have my equipment when I was making this. I’m also mad I forgot to add “Ordinary Pleasure” by Toro y Moi. Also mad because I forgot to add “Out of Your League” by Blood Orange. Dear Shereen, I’m sorry.

Your name is Gonnie Garko. What Donnie Darko character do you most identify with?

I love my mans Donald. I feel like I’m such a coming of age ass person and I felt like him most when I was in a Catholic high school. I love Jake Gyllenhaal. I love every single character except maybe that bean he plays in Velvet Buzzsaw.



1. Donnie Darko - “Jim Cunningham Scene” over “Closer to My Dreams” - Goapele
2. “Smoke (Remix)” - Blood Orange, Yves Tumor & Ian Isiah
3. “Jasmine” - Jai Paul
4. “Nightz (Sango Bounced It)” - Frank Ocean
5. “Phone Down (ZZ Edit)” - Erykah Badu
6. “Something About Us” - Zeal
7. “I Can’t Wait" - Nu Shooz
8. “Chances (ft. Shay Lia)” - Kaytranada
9. “No One Knows (Kid Masterpiece Edit)” - Brent Faiyaz
10. “Toast” - Koffee
11. “Pine & Ginger (Remix)” - Lotso
12. “Pine & Ginger” - Amindi K. Frost, Tessellated & Valleyz
13. “Trailer Load of Girls (DJ Inko Remix)” - Shabba Ranks
14. “Boasty (ft. Idris Elba)” - Wiley, Sean Paul & Stefflon Don
15. “Rambo Kanambo” - Vybz Kartel
16. “Mhm” - Vybz Kartel
17. “Baby Boy” - Bob Deejay
18. “Sex With Me” - Ash
19. “Bon Son” - Mara
20. “Big Booty Problem” - Full Crate
21. “Champion (Remix)” - Buju Banton
22. “So High” - Mr. Vegas
23. “Freaks (ft. Doug E. Fresh)” - Vicious
24. “Tear Off Mi Garment” - Beanie Man
25. “Action (ft. Nadine Sutherland)” - Terror Fabulous
26. “Action (Intro/Outro)" - Terror Fabulous
27. “Living Dangerously (ft. Bounty Killer)” - Barrington Levy
28. “Baby Boy (DJ Nasa Moombah Rework)” - Nasa Moombah
29. “If I Was A Rich Girl (CK Quantized Edit)” - Louchie Lou & Michie
30. “Heads High (Jazzy Rey Remix)” - Mr. Vegas
31. “Nice For What (Ticklish & Uki Edit) [Ticklish Reboots 6]” - Ticklish
32. “My Boo w/ Omar Duro” - VHOOR
33. “Pistols (Baile Funk Edit)” - Vitus Tribe
34. “Dun Rich (ft. Davido)” - Popcaan
35. “Benções (Sango Blem Mix)” - Sángo
36. “Pana” - Tekno
37. “Never Leave You (CK Acap Out Clean)” - Lumidee
38. “Munchi (ft. Mr Lexx, Shottas) (Nguzunguzu Remix)” - Nguzunguzu
39. “Guap (LaLaLa)” - Rico Nasty
40. "Fuck Me Faye Valentine (Intro)"- LSDXOXO
42. “Pressing Me” - Rico Nasty
43. “Ima Read (Tropiic Remix)” - Azealia Banks
44. “Brighter Days (Uki x Alamaki Remix)” - UKI
45. “No Bystanders (Uki & Alamaki Remix)” - ALAMAKI
46. “Praise The Lord” - CHAMOS
48. “Chibaria” - PEDRO
49. “The Club” - Ghost
51. “Canned Heat (UK Garage Remix)” - Jamiroquai
52. “Luv Like This” - KRS
53. “On My Mind (DYNE BAILE REMIX)” - Jorja Smith
54. “Culturão (Co Prod. Hidden Desire)” - KA-YU
55. “To Congo, To Colombo” - August Mae
56. “Raingurl (Jaymie Silk Edition)” - Yaeji
57. “Cartier (Omar Duro Remix)” - Dopebwoy, Chivv & 3robi
58. “Fine Day” - Dinamarca
59. “Harp Bell (Santa Muerte Bootleg)” - NGUZUNGUZU
60. “Not Ur AveRAGE Girl: A Trans Anthem” - br0nz3_g0dd3ss
61. “Nakakainis talaga siya” - KA-YU
62. “Ding A Ling (SicStyle Edit)” - SICSTYLE REMIXES & BOOTIES
63. “Nasty (Rody G Edit)” - RODY G²
64. “Man (ft. TAD IQ, NA, MC Kauan Laugh)" - Putaria Maxima
65. “WDYW (Traybeatz & Bless AfroHouse)” - Carnage
67. “Your Love is One in tel:1000000 (BAE BAE EDIT)” - Aaliyah x Ase Manual
68. “ONANONANO” - Goro
69. “Rain Sex On Me” - SWV x QUESTONMARC

Listen to a new FADER Mix by Gonnie Garko