DJ A.Skillz Returns to Toronto!

Make it Funky Presents…

DJ A.Skillz (Finger Lickin’ Records, Jam City Records, Insane Bangers UK)

Friday, March 18th, 2011
The Orange Room in the Guvernment Complex
132 Queens Quay East, Toronto
w/ Big League Chu, MickeyD, Farbsie, Beat Boxer Krfnx and more!
Hosted by BNE Entertainment, NuFunk and University of Toronto Electronic Music Appreciation Club .

Tickets $20 available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Slinky Music, Play De Record and online at www.nufunk.ca and www.ticketweb.ca
Online ticket link: http://bit.ly/hQDXOj
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Official Website: www.makeitfunky.ca

One of the most anticipated DJs to return to Toronto, Producer/DJ extraodinare A.Skillz markes his return to Toronto at The Orange Room located inside the Guvernment Complex hot off the releasing his remix catalog “INSANE BANGERS” and a BEATLES MINI MIX on BBC hosted by Sir Paul McCartney.

A.SKILLZ is back with vengance for the dancefloor! The Orange Room, located inside the Guvernment Complex has a funkadelic ambiance and a unique state of the art sound system will be pushed to the limit by A.Skillz joined by Toronto’s top Breakbeat DJs. Currently on tour in Russia & Europe, A.Skillz has rocked legendary parties in Toronto at Wrongbar, Reverb, Revival and lastly at a legendary Halloween Party in 2009 at the El Mocambo with Krafty Kuts.

THIS SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED TORONTO!

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A. SKILLZ
Finger’Lickin | Jam City | Insane Bangers | UK

http://www.soundcloud.com/a-skillz
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialASkillz
http://twitter.com/A_SKILLZ
http://www.myspace.com/djaskillz

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Record label owner, producer and DJ extraordinaire, A.Skillz’ incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D’n’B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing. His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a ‘who’s who’ of major events, festivals and music industry parties including FabricLive (London), The Hit Factory (New York), WMC (Miami), Shambhala (Canada) and Field Day (Sydney).

As a producer A.Skillz has established himself as one of the most highly regarded in his scene, releasing countless bullets, including the infamous Insane Bangers series, a host of impressive remixes for the likes of stadium rockers Queen and Northern Soul Groovers Smoove & Turrell, together with singles on the legendary Finger Lickin’ Records and the now classic artist album ‘Tricka Technology’ with breakbeat heavyweight Krafty Kuts.

Alongside his globetrotting tours and hectic studio time, A.Skillz pulls the strings at the fresh and exciting new electro soul label Jam City. Structured on the foundations of the music he loves and with it’s first release unleashed very soon, Jam City is a towering prospect built to house the finest in party rockin’, road blockin’ beats.

BBC Beatles mini mix – A.Skillz was interviewed by Sir Paul McCartney about it
A.Skillz Beatles mini mix 1xtra by A.Skillz

Recent Interview with A.Skillz by Ghetto Funk UK

http://ghettofunk.co.uk/interview-with-a-skillz/

Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz Annie Mac Mini Mix 2008 (voted year’s best mini mix)
Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz Annie Mac Mini Mix 2008 by KraftyKuts

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Big League Chu
www.soundcloud.com/big-league-chu

Colin Chu, better known as Big League Chu, is simply the leading DJ talent in Canada’s breakbeat scene today. After over a decade of DJing, his name is synonymous with the funky, party-happy sound that’s become Chu’s rallying call – and it’s one that crowds answer faithfully. Whether it’s at his residencies at Toronto’s legendary Breakfest events, the Make It Funky Jams, or the large one-off shows that Toronto boasts. In a city renowned as one of North America’s largest party scenes, Chu has played alongside the worlds finest, allowing him to develop his own distinct style of breaks. Chu’s sets can vary from hard beats to melodic funky down tempo sounds, but always remains a crowd mover.

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Krfnx (Beat Boxer)
http://www.youtube.com/user/krnfxTV

1st ever Canadian Beatbox Champion, wowed crowd at Make it Funky in December opening for DJ Qbert, back for another special appearance Krfnx mixes hiphop, breakbeats, rn’b and dubstep into an original beatbox sound that will have you floored.

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Founded in 2005, when like-minded heads in Toronto scene set out to create a party series that could help the city put the funk back in its rump. What has help set Make it Funky apart is the cutting edge DJs line-ups and positive, fun vibe. Make it Funky’s mission is to explore the funkier side of all things breakbeat. MiF promises and always delivers an exceptional night of music, dancing and good fun, with a focus on bringing the best of funk, breaks, hip hop, and beat-driven live music to the masses. Just a few of Make It Funky’s many highlight performers include: Afrika Baambaataa, Z-Trip, Krafty Kuts, The Herbaliser, Fort Knox Five, Mat the Alien, DJ NuMark, Ursula 1000, Killa Kella, and DJ QBert and we are just getting started!

more info www.makeitfunky.ca or makeitfunky@hotmail.com
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MAKE IT FUNKY COLLECTIVE

Founded in 2005, when like-minded heads in Toronto scene set out to create a party series that could help the city put the funk back in its rump. What has help set Make it Funky apart is the cutting edge DJs line-ups and positive, fun vibe. Make it Funky’s mission is to explore the funkier side of all things breakbeat. MiF promises and always delivers an exceptional night of music, dancing and good fun, with a focus on bringing the best of funk, breaks, hip hop, and beat-driven live music to the masses. Just a few of Make It Funky’s many highlight performers include: Afrika Baambaataa, Z-Trip, Krafty Kuts, The Herbaliser, Fort Knox Five, Mat the Alien, DJ NuMark, Ursula 1000, Killa Kella, and DJ A.Skillz and we are just getting started!

Join our email list by emailing makeitfunkyparty@hotmail.com

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4th Annual CanJam Spectacular

Friday, December 10th, 2010 9:00 PM EST
Annual Nufunk.ca CanJam Extravaganza w/ The Fat Cats, House of David Gang, Days of You & special guest TBA Coppertone
at Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor St) – Toronto,ON
$12 Get Tickets >>

Facebook Link

http://www.nufunk.ca/ presents…

4th Annual CANJAM SPECTACULAR!
~Celebrating 15 Years of Can Jam~

Friday, December 10st, 2010
Lee’s Palace – 529 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
www.leespalace.com
$12 Adv. $15 at the door
Doors at 9:30 pm – show starts at 10 pm
Online: http://bit.ly/ctVl6t

Featuring:

The Fat Cats http://www.myspace.com/hamiltonfatcats
House of David Gang http://www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang
Days of You http://www.myspace.com/daysofyou

and more !

For email inquiries & to join email list contact: jay@nufunk.ca
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE
at http://bit.ly/ctVl6t and http://www.nufunk.ca/

“It is hard to write something new about the Fat Cats because everything has been written about, discussed, and debated throughout the band’s storied, decade-long history. Begun in 1993 in Hamilton, Ontario, the Fat Cats have changed personnel numerous times throughout the years, but their style, dedication to the scene, and sonic intensity has never wavered since their inception. Built on the solid foundation of Todd Gillies on guitar and lead vocals, Chris Gatchene on guitar and vocals, and Dave Hill on bass, the band has re-created their timeless originals and tasteful covers with many different singers, drummers, and keyboard players over the years while touring Canada and the United States and releasing two fantastic albums, Daredevil and Cruelty’s Cure in the process. With the Fat Cats you get honest, no-bullshit folk rock night after night, regardless if they play a set of originals or an all cover tune set. With their incredible original tunes that beautifully mould rock, folk, country, and bluegrass into pure musical emotion, and constant tributes to The Band, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly and countless others, the Fat Cats are simply fantastic. By playing tunes like the traditional “Breadbox,” their trademark celebratory original “You,” or a beautifully crafted rendition of “Tangled Up In Blue,” the Fat Cats provide what is often lacking in modern popular music–unbridled and passionate emotion. I have seen the band way too many times to count, and will continue to see them as long as they keep playing. To sum it up, the Fat Cats are the quintessential hometown band, and their shows are events where the whole town comes together to toast a band that has been through thick and thin, but still plays with a youthful enthusiasm night after night.

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3rd Annual Nu Jazz Festival! DJ Shadow, Tortured Soul, Rich Medina, Mark de Clive-Lowe+ Nov 5-15

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The 3rd Annual Nu Jazz Festival
A 5-night state of the artform celebration
featuring: DJ Shadow, Aloe Blacc, Rich Medina, Tortured Soul,
Mark de Clive-Lowe & Souljazz Orchestra +
many more fantastic artists from the nu-jazz universe…

**Launch Party Friday November 5th, 2010
feat. DJ Rich Medina & The Souljazz Orchestra @ The Great Hall**

Festival WebsiteNufunk.ca Facebook Group
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3rd Annual Nu Jazz Festival
Schedule & Info

Friday, November 5th, 2010
DJ Rich Medina (Jump N Funk, NYC) & The Souljazz Orchestra (Strut Records, Ottawa)
+ Minotaurs (Static Clang, Toronto) & dj nana
@ The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.)
$15.00 Get Tickets >> http://bit.ly/cZzck9
Produced in association with Fusicology & Sapporo Beer

Links:
www.richmedina.com
www.souljazzorchestra.com
www.myspace.com/nathanlawr
www.fusicology.com

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Mark de Clive-Lowe featuring Sy Smith
+ Sunny Albeau (Australia)
& DJs Jason Palma, John Kong, General Eclectic & Goldfinger
@ Revival Bar (783 College St.)
$15.00 Get Tickets >> http://bit.ly/dbyXol
Presented in association with The Main Ingredient

Links:
www.markdeclivelowe.net
www.myspace.com/sysmith
www.myspace.com/footprintstoronto
www.dorightmusic.com
www.myspace.com/whatishipradio

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Friday, November 12th, 2010
DJ Shadow
Live From the Shadowsphere
+ Pigeon John
@ The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St.)
$29.50 Get Tickets >> http://bit.ly/cfHCq6
presented in association with The Union

Links:
www.djshadow.com
www.pigeonjohn.com
www.unionevents.com

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Saturday, November 13th, 2010
Tortured Soul (NYC) & King Sunshine (T.O)
+ Groove Institute & DJ Gadget
$20.00 Get Tickets >> http://bit.ly/cxLBax
@ The Great Hall (1087 Queen St W)
presented in association with United Soul, MusicStylist & Sapporo Beer

Links:
www.torturedsoulmusic.com
www.kingsunshine.com
www.unitedsoul.ca
www.musicstylist.ca

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Monday, November 15th, 2010
NuJazz Festival Wrap Party
Aloe Blacc
+ Maya Jupiter & Maylee Todd
@ Wrongbar (1279 Queen St. W.)
$15.00 Get Tickets >> http://bit.ly/a6Akkn
presented in association with Embrace Presents

Links:
www.aloeblacc.com
www.mayajupiter.com
www.mayleetodd.com

Special thanks to all our partners & supporters: Fusicology Toronto, MusicStylist, Embrace Presents, The Union, Sapporo Beer, Cadence Music & Marketing, Ticketweb.ca,The Main Ingredient, Eye Weekly, CIUT 89.5 FM, TheCyberkrib.com, Soundscapes, Rotate This,Play De Record, MakeItFunky.ca, The Shaman, DoRight! Music, Footprints Djs & Jambands.ca

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Elizabeth Shepherd added to Sunday, October 17th show with NYC’s Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento (Royal Potato, NYC)
www.myspace.com/marco.benevento
www.marcobenevento.com

Elizabeth Shepherd (Do Right Music, Toronto)
http://www.myspace.com/elizabethshepherd

Sunday, October 17, 2010
@ El Mocambo — 8PM Doors – 19+ :: $15 ADV

Advanced tickets only $15, available through Nufunk.ca,  Ticketweb.ca (online
and over the phone 1-888-222-6608), and at Soundscapes, Rotate This & Play De Record

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Marco Benevento returns to Toronto on Sunday, October 17, 2010 supported by Toronto’s SoulJazz traveler Elizabeth Shepherd.

The show is a guaranteed jaw dropper for any indie-rock-jazz- head-crossover type.  Marco’s truly an original act and very delightful to watch, always attracting new fans and prominent musicians alike, as evident by the artists he plays or has played with, including Stanton Moore, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Bobby Previte, Charlie Hunter, Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon – some of the best in the business.

The Canadian dates feature Marco’s trio including his acoustic piano amplified with guitar pickups, loops, and other effects. Benevento’s bandmates for the show include Dave Dreiwitz from the prominent American alternative rock group Ween, and drummer Andrew Borger from Tom Waits and Norah Jones.

Marco is also celebrating a new release on The Royal Potato Family.  The new album, Between the Needles and Nightfall, is available now on cd, iTunes, and vinyl, including limited edition red vinyl.  The CD is very well done and you can sample some tracks at http://www.myspace.com/marco.benevento, including a very inspiring video clip that highlights some of the magic in the studio (also described in writing below).  Check the links after this paragraph for direct video access.  Benevento’s quote sheet from his previous release has also been attached for your reference, featuring excerpts from Rolling Stone, NPR Music, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.  Expect similar feedback from the new CD.

Elizabeth Shepherd

“Toronto’s Elizabeth Shepherd moves further away from her jazz roots on her third studio album, “Heavy Falls the Night” coming up with a pop-influenced sound that could be her ticket to mainstream crossover in Canada. She’s already had plenty of success in Japan and Europe, but in her home country she’s always been more of a critical darling than a chart-topper.” – Now Magazine

Her multiple industry accolades have landed her 2 Juno nominations (Canada’s Grammy equivalent), tours in Europe and across and North America, Japan, and most recently, a show at the legendary Hollywood Bowl with Jamie Cullum & Count Basie Orchestra. Fans and critics have drawn comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, and Rickie Lee Jones. And what these names all share is both an accessibility and a distinctness – that quality people can’t quite pin down.

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/elizabethshepherd

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August 19-22 Havana Cultura Festival feat. Gilles Peterson

3rd Annual Havana Cultura Festival
http://havana-cultura.ca/
Various Venues August 19-22, 2010

The Havana Cultura Festival is back for the third year in a row and ready to infuse Cuban culture into Toronto once again. Havana Cultura was designed to celebrate the Cuban culture and insatiable Cuban love of life. This festival is being presented by Havana Club®, The Authentic Cuban Rum. Enjoy famous Cuban cocktails like the Daiquiri, Mojito or Cuba Libre with Cuba’s own iconic rum brand.

Gala Event:

Saturday August 21st
Gilles Peterson (UK) with Havana Cultura LIVE!
featuring the award-winning Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca, inventive Cuban hip hop band Ogguere, 24-year-old soul sister Danay and incredible poetess and rapper Telmary Diaz
plus DJ Jason Palma (Footprints/Play De Record)
The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. West)
http://www.thegreathall.ca/
10 PM Start / $25+taxes and service charges

Buy Tickets Here: http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/3917
See who is going on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149460121735031

Gilles Peterson & Roberto Fonseca Present Havana Cultura LIVE! Renowned globetrotting DJ, broadcaster and tastemaker, Gilles Peterson, joins forces with award-winning Cuban jazz pianist, Roberto Fonseca, up-and-coming talents from Havana to perform a spectacular show at The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. West). Show starts at 10 p.m.

GILLES PETERSON
http://www.gillespetersonworldwide.com/
http://twitter.com/gillespeterson
http://www.myspace.com/gillespeterson

It has been Havana Cultura, an ambitious project focusing on contemporary urban Cuba, sponsored by Havana Club, that has had the DJ most fired up of late. Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Revolution and the easing of embargoes on Cuba Gilles visited Havana in June 2009 to record a stunning set of recordings at the legendary Egrem Studios in conjunction with young, virtuoso, pianist and arranger Roberto Fonseca together with a host of young Cuban artists including Ogguere, Obsesión and Danay. Of the older generation, it’s only the mighty Mayra Caridad Valdes, sister of piano legend Chucho, that makes an appearance in the mix. A second volume of awesome club remixes by the likes of Carl Cox, 4hero, MJ Cole, Seiji, Louie Vega and Philippe Cohen Solal from Gotan Project has just dropped to widespread critical acclaim.

GP continues to be a breath of fresh air on the dance floors of the world playing a unique selection of music that is rarely heard elsewhere.

More info:
http://www.havana-cultura.com/EN/gilles-peterson/project.html#/2813.
For ticket sales visit:
http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/3917.
Tickets are $25.00 not including taxes.

Watch the promo video here: http://www.havana-cultura.com/INT/en/2813.html

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May 20-21 Xavier Rudd in Toronto @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Live Nation & Egg Plant Entertainment in conjunction with NuFunk Concerts presents…

XAVIER RUDD
http://www.xavierrudd.com
WITH SPECIAL GUEST JUSTIN NOZUKA
http://www.justinnozuka.com

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 & FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE- TORONTO
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM

Thursday Tickets: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/418806
Friday Tickets: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/418805
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108443399179763


http://www.xavierrudd.com
http://www.myspace.com/xavierrudd

Check out Xavier’s new video “Time To Smile “

Best-selling Canadian-Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd is set to release his latest studio album, Koonyum Sun, on April 20, 2010 through SaltX Records distributed by Fontana North.

Koonyum Sun marks a fresh musical and spiritual awakening for Rudd, perhaps most notably as it’s his first album with his new incredibly funky rhythm section featuring bassist Tio Moloantoa and percussionist Andile Nqubezelo of the late afro-reggae legend Lucky Dube’s band. Xavier, Tio and Andile formed a bond that extended beyond their musical respect for each other in the summer of 2008 at Austria’s Nuke Festival. This relationship, like their musical tastes, reflects a passion for unifying culture, sound and understanding.

Under the collective banner of Xavier Rudd & Izintaba (Zulu word for mountain), Koonyum Sun sees Rudd moving away from the heavier edged sound pursued on Dark Shades of Blue, and embracing the happier, hip-swinging vibes that have characterized his earlier albums. A matchless mixture of reggae, funk, blues and folk with deep-rooted Australian Aboriginal and South African influences, Koonyum Sun truly showcases the magical connection of this new trio. Inspired by his new band and touched by the spirit of the sun, sand, and sea surrounding the famed 301 studio in Byron Bay where the album was recorded, the release of Koonyum Sun marks one of the most exciting times in the musical journey of Xavier Rudd.

Over the last few years, Rudd has graced stages at festivals around the globe, including the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, The Great Escape, Bumbershoot, and Austin City Limits, to list a few. Indeed, where he has been physically has had an immense impact on where he has gone musically. He explains: “I’ve absorbed so much culture and energy from where I’ve traveled, and it becomes a part of me.”

Koonyum Sun is the culmination of where Rudd wants to be musically, and along with Izintaba, he’s ready to make his music mobile once again. “I’ve never been more excited to tour,” he says, and his fans are undeniably ecstatic about his assertion. Xavier Rudd returns to Canada this May after a string of sold-out festival stops in Europe and Australia.


http://www.justinnozuka.com

Joining Xavier Rudd on tour is New York-born, Canadian bred Justin Nozuka in support of his latest album You I Wind Land and Sea is out April 13!

more info visit:

http://www.nufunk.ca
http://www.livenation.com
http://www.xavierrudd.com
http://www.queenelizabeththeatre.ca


watch for ticket contests on http://www.nufunk.ca

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The Incredible That 1 Guy “PACKS A WALLOP!” CD Release Party @ Rivoli

Eggplant Entertainment in conjunction with http://NuFunk.ca presents…

THAT 1 GUY
http://www.that1guy.com
http://www.myspace.com/that1guy

w/ T-Minus (Bassgators / 360)

Saturday, March 20, 2009
The Rivoli – 322 Queen St. W
Doors @ 9:00pm
19+ Show
Tix: $15.00 Advance & $20.00 Door
On Sale Now at: www.ticketpro.ca, Soundscapes, Rotate This,
Play De Record & Slinky Music

One-man experimentalist That 1 Guy returns to Toronto in support of his new album PACKS A WALLOP!. Produced with famed sound engineer Billy Hume (Nelly, Shop Boyz, Ludacris), PACKS A WALLOP! brings new energy and depth to That 1 Guy’s low frequencies and heavy beats, once described by Relix as “so bombastic, they rattle china cabinets and dissolve kidney stones into the next zip code.”

At up to 200 live shows per year, audiences around the world gather to see this mad scientist at work, as he turns a cowboy boot into an electric instrument, a cello bow into a laser beam. With this latest tour, That 1 Guy adds to an already impressive resume of live shows, which includes performances at Big Day Out, Glastonbury, Monterrey Jazz Festival, Lowlands and other international festivals.

Fans and first-time show-goers alike can expect what The Spokesman calls a “Home Depot meets Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” performance, centered around That 1 Guy’s inventive instrument, the Magic Pipe: a seven-foot tall collection of swiveling pipes, metal gears, bass strings and electronic buttons, all connected by a rainbow of colored-wires. It is music you have to see to believe.

more info http://www.nufunk.ca

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THE 3rd ANNUAL NUFUNK FESTIVAL – MARCH 4,5,6 – LAUNCH PARTY FEB 26!

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NuFunk.ca announces the 3rd NuFunk Festival — heating up T.O. Feb 26 & Mar 4-6

WHAT? Get your funk on at the 3rd Annual NUFUNK FESTIVAL
http://www.nufunk.ca
WHO? featuring THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA, THE SISTERS EUCLID, NOSTALGIA 77, KING SUNSHINE, GOD MADE ME FUNKY and more!
WHEN? February 26 Launch and March 4-6
WHERE? 2/26 SUPERMARKET … 3/4 @ THE RIVOLI … 3/5 @ REVIVAL … 3/6 @ LEE’S PALACE

Funkpresario extraordinaire Jay Cleary and NuFunk.ca are proud to bring you the third slammin’ edition of Toronto’s funkiest winter music celebration — the NUFUNK FESTIVAL! As always, the 2010 NuFunk Festival promises a dance-floor rockin’ mix of the new sounds you need to hear and old friends you can’t resist — with an emphasis on the funkiest music this great city and country have to offer!

  • Fri Feb 26 @ Supermarket — The Festival launch party features legendary UK producer and master remixer Nostalgia 77 (Tru Thoughts Records) who’s worked with soul/jazz greats such as Quantic and Alice Russell. Essential T.O. party rockers General Eclectic and John Kong warm up the decks.
  • Thu Mar 4 @ The Rivoli —  The incomparable rock/jazz/jam eclectic stew of The Sisters Euclid, led by one of Canada’s greatest guitarists Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Supergenerous, Harry Manx) with appetizers from pan-Canadian groove collective High Plains Drifter.
  • Fri Mar 5 @ Revival — For the second straight year, Ottawa’s incredible 8-piece Afro/funk/highlife crew The Souljazz Orchestra (Strut/!K7)will be dropping a new CD — their fourth full-length “Rising Sun”– as part of the Festival; with the delicious global dub/fusion of Dub Monkey starting things off and DJ John Kong fillin’ up the room.
  • Sat Mar 6 @ Lee’s Palace — The Festival wraps up in true NuFunk style with The Big Boogie, as the Make It Funky crew welcomes two of NuFunk’s closest friends God Made Me Funky and King Sunshine. This special night is sponsored by Engineers Without Borders and a portion of proceeds will go to support the organization’s vital development work in Africa. This will be the first time that Toronto’s top funk bands share the same stage!

NuFunk gratefully acknowledges the assistance of our sponsors and supporters: Fusicology, Eye Weekly, Moog, Slinky, Do Right! and Right On Media, ComPosition, Long & McQuade, Dose, Ducktape, Tribe.ca, 360 Degrees Artists, Toronto School for the Enjoyment of Music, Smallworld Music, CIUT 89.5 FM, Ticketweb.ca, soulwhat, Jambands.ca and Make it Funky.

For media inquiries:

Sebastian Cook / sebastiancook@gmail.com / 416-567-5016
Jay Cleary / jay@rightonmedia.ca / 416-877-4075

Advance tickets:
Soundscapes (572 College St.)
Play De Record (357A Yonge St.)
Slinky Music/Moog Audio (442 Queen St. W.)
Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.)
Shanti Baba (546 Queen St. W.)
Online @ http://www.nufunk.ca or
http://wwwTicketWeb.ca

All Festival Pass : $25 @ www.nufunk.ca

Stay tuned for individual event announcements!

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THE 3rd ANNUAL NUFUNK FESTIVAL

Friday February 26 @ SUPERMARKET
NuFunk Festival Launch Party

Nufunk.ca, G.E & Do Right! Music Present
NOSTALGIA 77 (Tru Thoughts Records, UK)
plus DJs John Kong, General Eclectic & DJ ?uesquecest
Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue
http://www.supermarkettoronto.com
$5 before 11 pm / $10 after

Artist Links:
http://www.nostalgia77.com
http://www.tru-thoughts.co.uk
http://www.djgeneraleclectic.com
http://www.dorightmusic.com
http://www.nufunk.ca


Thursday, March 4th @ THE RIVOLI

THE SISTERS EUCLID featuring Kevin Breit
with High Plains Drifter
Rivoli, 322 Queen St.
$12

Artist Links:
http://www.kevinbreit.com
http://www.highplainsdrifter.ca

Friday, March 5th @ REVIVAL
SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA “Rising Sun” CD Release Party
with Dub Monkey & DJ John Kong
Revival, 783 College St.
$15

Artist Links:
http://www.souljazzorchestra.com
http://www.dorightmusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/dubmonkey

Saturday, March 6th @ LEE’S PALACE
Nufunk in association with Make it Funky Presents
The Big Boogie! Fundraiser for Engineers without Borders
GOD MADE ME FUNKY & KING SUNSHINE
with The Main Thing & The Make it Funky DJs (DJ ?uesquecest/Farbsie/MickeyD)
Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W
$15

Artist Links:
http://www.kingsunshine.com
http://www.godmademefunky.com
http://www.myspace.com/mainthingband
http://www.makeitfunky.ca

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Feb 5 – 17 – BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE TOUR w/ House of David Gang!



Tour dates:

Sat. Feb 7 El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontairo
Sat. Feb 6 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Ontairo
Thurs. Feb 11 Oxygen NightClub, Moncton, New Brunswick
Fri. Feb 12 Paragon Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sat. Feb 13 The Blue Olive, Saint John, New Brunswick
Sun. Feb 14 Nicky Zee’s, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Tues. Feb 16 The Mansion House, Kingston, ON
Wed. Feb 17 Rainbow Room, Ottawa, ON

for more information visit: http://www.nufunk.ca or http://www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang

(TORONTO) Jamaican-Canadian Reggae group House of David Gang is excited to be returning to Atlantic Canada for its 2nd Annual Bob Marley Food Drive & Black History Month tour! This 7-show swing honours the life and messages of peace and hope of reggae’s spiritual father, the immortal Bob Marley, who would have turned 65 years old this year.
The House of David Gang has rapidly developed a following on the East Coast; having performed at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Evolve Festival and Salty Jam as well as over a dozen club shows across the Maritimes. They have earned a reputation as one of Canada’s top Roots Reggae outfits.

Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican musician, singer-songwriter and Rastafarian. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands: The Wailers (1964 – 1974) and Bob Marley & the Wailers (1974 – 1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience.

Marley’s best known hits include “I Shot the Sheriff”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “Exodus”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Stir It Up”, “Jamming”, “Redemption Song”, “One Love” and, together with The Wailers, “”Three Little Birds”, as well as the posthumous releases “Buffalo Soldier” and “Iron Lion Zion”. The compilation album, Legend, released in 1984, three years after his death, is the best-selling reggae album ever (10 times platinum), with sales of more than 12 million copies.

Even today nearly 30 years after his death, the name Bob Marley is recognized by old and young alike around the world. Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom, in the process introducing the music of his native island nation to the far-flung corners of the globe. Marley’s music gave voice to the day-to-day struggles of the Jamaican experience, vividly capturing not only the plight of the country’s impoverished and oppressed but also the devout spirituality that remains their source of strength.

His songs of faith, devotion, and revolution created a legacy that continues to live on through the music of his extended family as well as generations of artists the world over touched by his genius.

HOUSE OF DAVID GANG (Toronto)

http://www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang
One of Canada’s top roots reggae collectives, The House of David Gang specialize in the timeless and classic Jamaican sound of the 1970s and early 80s. Faithfully recreating the soulful roots rock reggae sound, The House of David Gang is a collective of artists, vocalists, horn players, guitars, and keyboards, backed by a rock-steady rhythm section/ The House of David Gang have headlined Rock, World Music, Caribbean and Reggae Festivals, made appearances on live-to-air radio and performed at dozens of Private, Fundraisers and Community events.

Listen/Download to “Come with Me” New Brunswick Dub/Reggae Song here:
http://www.nufunk.ca/House_of_David_Gang-Co me_With…

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (Toronto)
http://www.highplainsdrifter.ca
http://www.myspace.com/highplainsdrifting
Opening on the tour is High Plains Drifter, Pan Canadian world beat ensemble whose dynamic live performances are captivating audiences across Canada. Like a traveling vagabond, High Plains Drifter is a pan-Canadian collective of musicians traveling town to town, bringing the energy of celebration to audiences everywhere.

DJ ?uesquecest (Reggae Classics/Breaks)

Last year’s tour was a blast and was a sell out! Don’t miss it and don’t forget your non-perishable food donation for local food banks in Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John.

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Sat., Jan. 16th w/ KC Roberts & The Live Revolution and friends

http://www.nufunk.ca presents…

KC Roberts & The Live Revolution
w/ The Airplane Boys & Jeremy Glenn
and DJ ?uesquecest (Make it Funky)
Saturday, January 16th, 2009
Revival – 783 College St. (at Shaw)
http://www.revivalbar.com
$10 Advance (at http://www.ticketweb.ca)
or advance email to guestlist@nufunk.ca
$12 at the door
Ladies $6 all night

Sponsors
http://www.nufunk.ca http://www.tribe.ca and http://www.fusicology.com
http://www.makeitfunky.ca

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KC ROBERTS & THE LIVE REVOLUTION
http://kcroberts.ca
http://www.myspace.com/kcrobertsandtherawblue

KC Roberts and the Live Revolution is an independent 7-piece original
funk band from Toronto. Winners of the 2007 Toronto Independent Music
Award for best live act, the band is well-known for its energized live
performances. Sheena Lyonnais of torontomusicscene.ca writes, “Their
live shows are absolutely mind-blowing; the band is something entirely
unique and influenced by atypical genres, hidden YouTube videos and
unconventional stage line-ups.”

The energy of the band’s live shows flows directly into its new
record. In July 2009, KC Roberts and the Live Revolution released
their second LP titled Parkdale Funk 1: The Pillage of Bloor West
Village, comprising 11 original songs. Independently recorded,
produced and distributed, Parkdale Funk 1 sold 350 copies in its first
weekend. The band’s first music video and a sequel to 2008’s massive
Funk Massacre Halloween party – September 30th at the Horseshoe – are
just two of many big plans for the rest of 2009.

Formed in 2004, KC Roberts and the Live Revolution have enjoyed
consistent success both on stage and in the studio. In 2005, the band
placed in the top 5 in Chartattack.com’s North by Northeast report
card reviews. Later that year they opened for the Black Eyed Peas at
Molson Amphitheatre, making such an impact that they were invited back
in 2006. Since then, KC Roberts and the Live Revolution have
established themselves as a high-energy live act and have become
mainstays at large festivals including the Distillery Jazz Festival
(2007), Beaches Jazz Festival (2007 and 2009), and Wasaga Beachfest
(2009) among others.

Bandleader KC Roberts is a fixture in the Toronto rock, funk, jazz and
gospel scenes as a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. He has
contributed on stage and in the studio to projects with many
international artists including DJ Z-Trip, 2007 Canadian Idol winner
Brian Melo, and Grammy-nominated gospel artist Martha Munizzi. In
2008, KC was invited to join multi-award winning artists Krystaal in
the studio as well as on their very successful African tour. All of
these experiences have been worked seamlessly into KC’s current work
with the Live Revolution and are highlighted on the band’s new LP,
Parkdale Funk 1: The Pillage of Bloor West Village.

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Canadian Jamband Event of the Year w/ Burt Neilson, Fat Cats & GDSS

http://www.nufunk.ca presents…

Saturday, December 19th, 2009
Burt Neilson Band (Toronto, ON)
The Fat Cats (Hamilton, ON)
plus Gratefully Deadicated Soundsystem
Opera House – 735 Queen St. E
Doors 9:30 PM Show 10:00 PM
$15 Advance / $20 at the door
Tickets available in Toronto at Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play De Record, Shanti Baba and in Hamilton at Where Heads Meet
Online at http://www.ticketweb.ca

Confirm your attendance here!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185003082682

There’s little room for debate: The Burt Neilson Band (BNB) are Canada’s pre-eminent jamband. A double edged label at best- most often used by rock writers as a pejorative and followed by adjectives like ‘wanky’ and descriptions of audience members ‘noodle dancing’- most bands still would die for the loyalty particularly in terms of live shows that this band has engendered in their over thirteen year career.

Having formed in Thunder Bay in 1996 as a seven piece band, Burt Neilson Band gradually pared down to an airtight, turn on a dime, four piece ensemble. With over 1,000 live shows under their belt they’ve honed their chops and sound beyond their youthful dabblings with crowd pleasing versions of rock, soul and funk grooves. While one can still count on their live show to delve at any moment into looser improvisations their songwriting has showed a steadfast growth in both style and substance.

The fact that journalists get hung up on the label doesn’t seem to matter at all to the band members influential group of peers- the fellow musicians they would have themselves judged by. Not surprisingly veteran sideman (vocals/keyboards/organ/a ccordion) Jeff Heisholt tours extensively with the Trews who will admit that when they were underage they’d sneak into BNB’s legendary shows in their hometown of Antigonish, NS. Bassist Jeremy Little (in addition to his own project Everything All The Time) was plucked for Jason Collett’s backing band when the remnants of Paso Mino scattered to the winds and Zeus was formed. Drummer Gavin Maguire likewise plays in a handful of ensembles ranging from their cohort Pete Elkas’ band to Rodriguez (formerly know as Bodega) to Dearly Beloved. Meanwhile guitarist and songwriter Mike Filipowitsch has been focusing on his solo material. In addition to completing a cross Canada solo acoustic tour, Mike has been in the studio with producer Chris Wardman (Tragically Hip, Randy Bachman ) on Billy Manzik’s latest release “Alltogether Now” (2009), and continues to collaborate on projects with a variety of musicians forwarding his own solo career.

On Saturday December 19th the Burt Neilson Band carry on a tradition of reuniting for their extended fanbase with a holiday show accompanied by fellow travelers Fat Cats (another group with a storied connection to their fans) and the Gratefully Deadicated Sound System.

Artist links:
www.myspace.com/burtneilsonband
www.myspace.com/hamiltonfatcats
www.gratefullydeadicated.com

Facebook link:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185003082682
Online Ticket Link
http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetai l?di…

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The New Deal – Live CD Release – Thurs. Dec 17 w/ TMDP @ Mod Club

NuFunk.ca presents…

the NEW DEAL :::Live Record release show:::
www.newdeal.com
with guests TMDP (Toronto synth/laptop duo, YYZ Records)
TMDP on MySpace
Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Doors 9pm
Mod Club Theatre
722 College Street
416-588-4663
Tickets $20 Adv @ http://www.thenewdeal.com
Play De Record, Rotate This and Soundscapes.
Buy Online at Ticketweb here: Tickets for the New Deal with TMDP

the NEW DEAL releases a hometown recorded live disc that captures their rapidly-intensifying sound,and marks the occasion with a pre-holiday throwdown at Toronto’s Mod Club.


The New Deal
www.newdeal.com

With over 700 shows and 9 records under their belt, the NEW DEAL understands the concept of evolving both as a group and as musicians. The new live record, captured at a Toronto show this past summer, proves that the band’s improvisation-based show model continues to be a perfect platform for the development of their unique sound.

The New Deal’s ten-year career has spawned countless Live- Electro bands, garnered numerous award nods and continues to inspire an ever-growing audience that flock to their sold-out concerts. The release of this new live record marks a time in the NEW DEAL’s career where their sound and showmanship have been taken to a totally new level. From North America to Asia, their concerts are drawing ever-increasing audiences filled with new faces, proving that grassroots popularity can be a truly satisfying progression upward.

This show will be a CD Release for a live album they recorded in Toronto on July 16th at Mod Club.


TMDP
TMDP on MySpace

This Toronto laptop duo composed of Jeffrey Addison and Gavin Rough have been steadily building buzz all year, but they’ve slavishly worked on this project for much longer. Their years of effort are reflected in a pristine debut that’s as catchy as it is well crafted. These guys are too good not to blow up.

promoted by:

NuFunk.ca

Check out this video I filmed for the New Deal at Evolve Festival 2009!

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Sat. Dec. 12 KING SUNSHINE w/ Johnny Lopez & Jeff Graham

9pc dancefloor sensation King Sunshine performs rare club show with two of Toronto’s top underground DJs on Saturday, December 12, 2009

KING SUNSHINE (Soul Motion, Mixed Signals, Sound Signature)

From the concert stages of the country’s top festivals to deep inside underground dance clubs, King Sunshine has rocked them all. The uncompromising 9 piece collective has amassed a resume that is rivaled by few – from the stages of the Montreal Jazz Festival to the sweaty dancefloors of the hottest nightclubs of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa ,Halifax and abroad.

Using the classic big band set up of keyboards/synths, heart pounding drums and percussion, deep bass, slick guitar, hefty horns and beautiful female vocals, what sets King Sunshine apart is their unconventional mix of all of the dance floor idioms. Fusing elements of disco, inflections of funk, poly-rhythms of Latin music and the heart of soul music – this electric live act is redefining the concert going experience with their high energy performances and skilled musicianship.

Performances at Canada’s largest music festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2005, 2006 and 2009, Ottawa Blues Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto/ Montreal Fashion and Design Festival and Nova Scotia’s Evolve Festival plus countless club engagements has brought King Sunshine nationwide recognition. Sharing stages with some of the finest DJs, including Theo Parrish, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Ron Trent and Little Louis Vega and bands Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (NYC), Blue King Brown (Melbourne, Australia),Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (NYC) and Bettye LaVette (“The Great Lady of Soul” has helped put them in a league of their own.

w/ JOHNNY LOPEZ & JEFF GRAHAM (Beats United Radio CHRY 105.5FM)

These 2 DJ’s have been blazing the airwaves on one of Toronto’s longest running house music shows playing the finest in house music from Toronto to NYC and abroad! Always delivering eclectic sets live and on the airwaves these 2 have played alongside some of Toronto ’s local DJ talent and International DJ’s and Producers.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

El Mocambo -downstairs
464 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON
http://www.elmocambo.ca

Doors 10 pm
$10 reduced cover by emailing info@nufunk.ca before December 9th
$15 at the Door

Artist Links:
http://www.kingsunshine.com
http://www.myspace.com/kingsunshine

Facebook link: http://tinyurl.com/kingsunshine

Brought to you by : http://nufunk.ca and King Sunshine

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BASSNECTAR’s COZZA FRENZY TOUR @ Wrongbar Thurs. Nov 26th

EMBRACE in association with Nufunk presents:

BASSNECTAR live at Wrongbar on Thursday, November 26.

BASSNECTAR is a freeform electronic music and social experimentation project based in San Francisco, California. Primarily a music project of Lorin Ashton, BASSNECTAR is also accompanied by various collaborators. Ashton describes BASSNECTAR’S sound as “omni-tempo maximalism,” by which he means combining beats and basslines with music of any or all speeds, time signatures, rhythms, and sound source. The sound gravitates toward heavy tempos, playing with double time and half time, and using electronic methods to embellish and reinforce other styles of music, including ragtime, punk rock, blues, batucada, polka, salsa, film scores, gangsta rap, beatboxing, balkan gypsy music, ska, death metal, or dub. According to Ashton, “we are so blessed, and so deeply fortunate to be alive and awake right now…it’s a basic truth, but it’s very powerful. I think privilege confers responsibility, and Bassnectar is a reflection of that opportunity to give back; the motion of my cells bouncing back at the world.” BASSNECTAR also has a podcast on iTunes called BASSNECTAR Transmission and regularly releases bootlegs on the official website.

Official Home Page http://www.bassnectar.net
Official Myspace Page http://www.myspace.com/bassnectar
See who else is attending here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187288053101
Buy Tickets Online here: http://www.wantickets.com/embrace

Be sure to catch BASSNECTAR at Wrongbar on November 26.

GA TICKETS $15.00 Advance (plus s.c.) • 19+ Event • Doors @ 10PM

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
AT HTTP://WWW.WANTICKETS.COM/EMBRACE
Tickets available also at ROTATE THIS, SOUNDSCAPES & PLAY DE RECORD

listen to mixes here: www.bassnectar.net

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Nov 14 NuJazz Festival w/ JAZZANOVA, Robertson, DJ John Kong… @ El Mocambo

 

Saturday, November 14th, 2009
NuJazz Festival Gala Event
NUJAZZ FESTIVAL : NOV. 12, 13, 14 ! CHECK OUT TORONTO’s NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Jazzanova (Sonar Kollectiv, Germany) DJ Set
DJ John Kong (Do Right!), Rollin’ Cash (Hot Pie Records)
with live guest Robertson (Montreal)
plus opening set by DJ gaDJet with Live Percussion by Chico Pacheco
hosted by Charles Lewis
@ El Mocambo – 464 Spadina Ave
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$15 Adv. $20 at the Door $30 VIP

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The 3 Day NuJazz Festivall ends with a not-to-be-missed event headlined by Jazzanova, considered one of the most important jazz/electronic projects of our time. They are joined by Toronto’s John Kong, DJ gaDJet & Chico Pacheco, Rollin’ Cash and a special live performance by former Bulfrog band leader Robertson.

Jazzanova (Berlin, Sonar Kollectiv) DJ Set
JAZZANOVA.net – Official Website
JAZZANOVA on MySpace Music – Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos

When it comes to Jazzanova, there is always a lot to account for. “All the time, we have to explain to people what the sense in all of this is”, says Alexander Barck, one of the DJs/Producers of Jazzanova, with an ironic grin on his face. “Sometimes it’s funny to us, because we never think of it that way. We love music, we listen to a lot of music – old, new – and we like to make music. And that’s just it: A playful interaction with it.”

This may sound plausible, but it actually is a huge understatement, because they belong among a small, worldwide group of innovators, when it comes to Dancefloor, NuJazz, Broken Beat, to modern Folk und Soul. Around the globe, DJs and vinyl freaks adore Jazzanova. Their remixes for Masters At Work, Fat Freddys Drop, 4Hero or Ursula Rucker are gems. But the six guys from Berlin have also enjoyed the feat of treating the most different of source material with respect and to simultaneously give it an unmistakable Jazzanova sound signature for such diverse artists as Lenny Kravitz, Common, Azymuth or Calexico. The ability to bring together different styles and their enormous effort and input into research and the ability to put to work all possibilities, is not only widely respected throughout the international music community, but also constantly drives themselves to be a step ahead.

There is a lot to hear, sense, and feel while listening to this music. The music has a lot of soul, and is lively and deep at the same time. Jazzanova use their albums to express their musical vision through songs.

Jazzanova are, undoubtedly, one of the most important dance/electronic projects of the last ten years. They set the template for most dance/electronica and one of the first projects to bring some world music awareness to dance music, bringing in elements of Latin and African music and, in the process, showing that dance music itself is something that almost exists since the dawn of times.

And, of course, lets not forget that Jazzanova, along with Kruder & Dorfmeister, also brought the art of remixing to a new and refreshing stage. In many cases, their remixes are so much that as almost new creations in themselves, sometimes completely turning the original tunes upside down. In some cases, that approach can even turn what was originally dull and turn it into a dancefloor stomper or a great chill-out vibe.

Robertson (Montreal, Soulbeat Records)
Robertson (bullfrog) on MySpace Music – Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos
The Official Home of Robertson

Robertson, the singer-songwriter and main instigator behind the internationally acclaimed Montreal pop band Bullfrog, is ready to hit it live with his new Lp ” Favorite People “. After years of working the Montreal and Canadian club circuit, touring the world as Bullfrog’s front man and kid koala’s guitar player, headlining clubs and festivals all over north America and Europe, Robertson has been turning heads as a solo artist. Since his well received 2004 release ” Deeper Shade of Green” Robertson could be seen playing shows in Canada and Europe, appearing on bass for Money Mark, opening for Kid Koala, Michael Franti and SpearHead, Soulive,Wailers, Maceo Parker…and more.

plus:

DJ John Kong (Toronto, Do Right!)
John Kong on MySpace Music – Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos
John Kong – Do Right! Music

DJ gaDJet and Chico Pacheco (soulwhat)

Rollin Cash (Toronto, Hot Pie)
www.djrollincash.com
Rollin’ Cash on MySpace Music – Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos
HOT PIE RECORDS

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Elizabeth Shepherd to premiere new songs on Central Canadian Tour

 

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Multiple Juno Nominee Elizabeth Shepherd is hitting up dates in Quebec and Ontario this November in which she will debut new tunes from her forthcoming album.  Known for her jazz groove melodies and improvisational keyboard playing on her two critically exclaimed albums Start to Move and Parkdale, Shepherd shines in the live setting, interacting moment by moment with her musicians and audience.  It’s a one of a kind musical conversation that has helped her ignite a strong following across the globe and offered opportunities to perform at LA’s Hollywood Bowl, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Rotterdam’s North Sea Jazz Festival, London’s Jazz Café, and across Canada.

The tour dates with the Trio, starts at Mercury Lounge’s anniversary celebration in Ottawa on November 10th, followed by a Remembrance Day (Nov. 11) show at Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Club, then in Quebec City at Le Cercle on November 12th, capping of their tour with a headline performance at “the Women of NuJazz” event as a part of 2nd Annual NuJazz Festival in Toronto on Friday November 13th at Revival Club.

Tour Dates:

Tuesday, November 10
Mercury Lounge, Ottawa
www.mercurylounge.com

Wednesday, November 11
Upstairs Montreal, Quebec
www.upstairsjazz.com

Thursday, November 12
Le Cercle Quebec, Quebec
www.lecercle.ca

Friday, November 13
NuJazz Festival’s “Women of Nu-Jazz”

Revival, Toronto, Ontario 
www.nujazz.ca

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Bio

Elizabeth Shepherd’s music is less about following a particular tradition than it is about expressing a creative spirit; she is an artist looking to share her take on the world. Which is not surprising coming from someone who grew up in a highly musical family, living all over Canada and France, played tenor horn in the Salvation Army brass band where her parents were ministers, had an early love-affair with hip-hop music, only to wind up studying French poetry, and eventually, classical and jazz piano at McGill University.

Her multiple industry accolades have landed her 2 Juno nominations (Canada’s Grammy equivalent), tours in Europe and across and North America, Japan, and most recently, a show at the legendary Hollywood Bowl with Jamie Cullum & Count Basie Orchestra. Fans and critics have drawn comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, and Rickie Lee Jones. And what these names all share is both an accessibility and a distinctness – that quality people can’t quite pin down.

Depending on what the song calls for, Shepherd always draws upon her roots – be it Salvation Army origins, poetic singer-songwriter lyricism, the modal inflections of world music, simple and sassy pop, infectiously deep hip-hop grooves, or the harmonic complexities of jazz. Her tunes are always a departure from convention; yet one never has the sense of leaving the home she weaves on stage and invites us to be part of.

www.elizabethshepherd.com
www.myspace.com/elizabethshepherd

The Elizabeth Shepherd Trio is:

Elizabeth Shepherd – Vocals/Piano
Scott Kemp – Bass
Colin Kingsmore – Drums

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TOSH FAMILY ENCOURAGES FANS TO CELEBRATE BY ACTING OUT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS

PETER TOSH 65TH BIRTHDAY

Equal rights was major focus of Artist’s life and work Los Angeles, CA 16 October 2009 – In honor of Reggae superstar Peter Tosh’s 65th birthday on Monday, October 19th, the Tosh family is creating www.officialpetertosh.com, and encouraging Peter Tosh fans around the world to celebrate with the Tosh family by speaking up for equal rights. Tosh’s efforts to bring the attention of the world to oppressed people in every corner of the earth were expressed in many of his hits such as “Mama Africa”, “Equal Rights”, “Fight On,” and “Not Gonna Give It Up”. To commemorate Peter’s 65th birthday celebration, the Tosh family would like to invite fans to visit sites such as Amnesty International at http://www.amnesty.org, ONE.org http://ONE.org , The Human Rights Campaign at www.hrc.org and other organizations that are working to achieve equal rights for all people around the world.

Peter Tosh is one of the most important and influential Reggae artists of all time. He first rose to prominence as a founding member of Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1970, when the group signed to Island Records. That same year, they released the classic reggae albums Catch A Fire and Burnin’. Tosh left the group in 1974, and released his debut solo record, Legalize It in 1976. During his life and prolific career, Tosh was an outspoken supporter of efforts to legalize marijuana. He also was an anti-apartheid activist and an ardent anti- nuclear activist. Peter Tosh’s message is as relevant today as it was when he was alive. Yet, given the current disparity between the poor and wealthy in most of the world, the racism and hate that is sadly still thriving, and the continued proliferation of nuclear weapons, Tosh’s work is not finished.

Please support and honor Peter Tosh’s memory by posting links on your site this Monday, October 19, to ONE.org, which works to forgive debt and develop functional economies in Africa, hrc.org which fights for equal rights for all people, and Amnesty International or a similar organization, and directing visitors to visit www.officialpetertosh.com to find out more about Reggae legend Peter Tosh, his music, and his works.

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Toronto’s Reggae Scene Honours Peter Tosh on Oct. 24

http://www.nufunk.ca presents…

Saturday, October 24th, 2009
Annual Tribute to Peter Tosh
with The House of David Gang and friends
http://www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang
@ El Mocambo – 464 Spadina Ave.
Doors at 9:30 PM – DJ Starts – 2 Sets

$10 at the door with Caned Food Donation to Serving Charity
$15 Without

No Advanced Tickets / First come First Served / No Attitutes

Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149581811261

Starring:
King Selah
Michael Garrick
Tanny Meadows
High Plains Drifter
http://www.highplainsdrifting.com
and special guest
Petra the Empress
http://www.myspace.com/petraakatheempress

and DJ Reddafire (MUVA SOUNDSYSTEM)
http://www.myspace.com/muvasoundsystem

The tragic and premature death of Peter Tosh on September 11, 1987 has robbed the world of a great reggae artist and political activist. Peter Tosh was one of the most militant reggae recording artists, his name, face and songs stand as a symbol of inspiration to people around the world. PETER TOSH, BOB MARLEY, and BUNNY LIVINGSTONE were the co-founders of the greatest reggae group of all time “THE WAILERS.”

As always, we are looking forward to your support on Saturday, October 24th, 2009 to celebrate the life and legacy a of true reggae legend. Non- perishable food donation will go towards the El Mocambo’s in-house food drive – “Serving Charity”.

House of David Gang:: 9 pc. Reggae Orchestra ::
Authentic Tribute to Peter Tosh :: Horns, Guitars, Percussion, Keyboards & Multiple Vocalists Extravaganza!
http://www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang

After a busy summer playing at festivals and outdoor venues, The House of David Gang completed their third national tour of 2009 and further established their reputation as one of Canada’s finest live roots-reggae-rock acts. Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (Fredericton, New Burnswick), Salty Jam (Saint John, New Brunswick), Evolve Festival (Antigoniish, Nova Scotia), and Freedom Festival (Toronto, Ontario) round out Kensington Market’s Longest running Reggae Band resume. Formed on Queen West in summer 1989, The House of David Gang is celebrating it’s 20 Year Anniversary, culminating with a special Tribute to Reggae Legend Peter Tosh.

The House of David Gang sound combines the authentic vocal and poeteic wisdom of frontman/vocalist Desmond “King Selah” Anderson and drummer Collin “Jah-lin” Edwards with the eclectic talents of members guitarist Jay “The High Plains Drifter” Cleary, bass groover Chris Bottomley, ex-Blue Rodeo keyboardist James Gray, Jamaicain-born guitarist Chris Davies augmented by Horn Players Dean Yates (trumpet) and Mike Field (trumpet). The band is a litteral who’s who of top players of the reggae, world and jazz music circuit in Toronto. Guest vocalists otfen include commanding and charismatic performers incluing Michael Garrick, Petra The Empress, Tanny Meadows and many others.

The Band frequently produces, collaborates and perform in tribute concerts to Reggae giants such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Dennis Brown, Jackie Mittoo and Culture, however it is their poplular Tribute for Peter Tosh for which gained them noteriety early in their career in Toronto.

House of David Gang goal is to help create a community and through their performance help with local causes and fundraiers. For this event the band encouraging participants to offer goods to El Mocambo’s in-house Food Drive “Serving Chairity.”

House of David Gang’s highlights include performances at Hillside (Guelph, ON), Evolve (Antigonish, NS), CaribFest (Barrie, ON), and the Toronto Freedom Festival. The have headlined marquee Toronto venues such as Revival, Opera House, El Mocambo, Mod Club & Lee’s Palace; as well as the Paragon Theatre (Halifax), Savoy Theater (Glace Bay, NS), House of Reggae (Montreal) and Starlight Room (Waterloo, ON). They have shared the stage with the likes of two-time Juno nominee Jason Wilson, Chatta, Donna Makeda, Mountain Edge Band, Wassabi Collective, Half-Pint, Tanya P, Makaya, Michael Garrick and many others.

Petra the Empress
http://www.myspace.com/petraakatheempress

Songstress Petra AKA the Empress, whose given name is Petra Grant, was born in the 80s in Leeds, England. From the moment she lined up her teddy bears and sang them old Motown songs at the tender age of 3, it was obvious that music was Petra’s calling and that a superstar was going to emerge. Petra’s love and enthusiasm for music led her to perform in many talent shows, school productions and church. As a child, she spent much of her time writing poetry, which later evolved into a passion for songwriting. When Petra’s family decided to move to Canada in 2003, she decided that this was her chance to really follow her dreams.

Petra has been performing in Canada for the past four years and has an extensive musical resume. She has even had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Loon and Mobb Deep and featured on many albums and mix tapes. She has performed across Ontario in numerous events and venues such as Café Mirage, Rastafest 2007, Sensual Lounge, DNA Nightclub, Seneca College, York University, the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga and The Jamaican Canadian Centre (JCC). Petra recently signed with Qryptonik Records and is currently working on her debut album.

Petra’s love for music doesn’t stop there; she has already established herself in the field of Radio broadcasting by being the host and programmer for three radio shows. She currently hosts the shows ‘Breakin Culture’, an arts and entertainment show and ‘Represent’ a UK R ‘n’ B, Garage and Grime show on CHRY 105.5 fm.

DJ Reddafire (Muva Soundsystem)
http://www.myspace.com/muvasoundsystem

The Muva Soundsystem took form in the late 90’s and consists of several members who can play anywhere in the world where the people need to hear solid foundation, roots, and Dancehall Reggae… DJ Reddafire (MUVA’s main selector) has been at the cutting edge of Reggae for the past decade and travels frequently to Negril’s West in Jamaica as a means of keeping his finger on the pulse of the Soundsystem community. With the help and wizardry of the good people at Jah Freedom Recording, MuvaSound has been developing an impressive catalogue of exclusive Dub-Plate recordings by top ranked artists including the likes of Luciano, Pinchers, Culture and John Holt. To hear these new and Vintage rareties one MUST experince the Muva SoundSystem in a live setting to truley get the full experience of our incomperable live-sound.

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FOOTPRINTS 7-Year Anniversary feat. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

FOOTPRINTS 7-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Presented by: www.Nufunk.ca & Footprints

Featuring:
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE
(Chicago / NYC / Honest Jons Records)
http://www.myspace.com/hypnoticbusiness
http://www.hypnoticbrass.net

w/ Footprints DJs:
JASON PALMA
GENERAL ECLECTIC
STUART

http://www.myspace.com/footprintstoronto
http://www.facebook.com/footprints

Hosted by: LYBIDO & JAY CLEARY
Doors 9:00 PM Show 10:00 PM to 2 AM
$20 Advance Tickets
Available at Play De Record, Soundscapes & Rotate This
Online at http://www.ticketweb.ca

Direct Link: http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetai l?di…

Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138593142496

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Hi Rez Photos here: http://paulh.com/photos/puma/hypnoticbrass/hi-res/

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On Saturday, September 26th, Footprints & Nufunk.ca join forces to present one of the world’s most unique and high energy bands; HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE. This date will also mark the 7-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Footprints collective and their highly successful monthly event!  Without a doubt this will be a show you will NOT want to miss!

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE
http://www.myspace.com/hypnoticbusiness

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is an instrumental group comprised of 8 horn players and a drummer, all but one of whom are sons of jazz musician Kelan Phil Cohran (who played trumpet in Sun Ra Arkestra).Originally from Chicago, IL, they are currently based in New York City. As the headliners of the NuJazz Festival http://www.nujazz.ca last year, the buzz around this band locally and internationally continues to expand, combined with the release of their new CD on Honest Jons Records which features Flea, Damon Albarn (of Blurr) and legendary drummer Tony Allen.

The music that Hypnotic Brass Ensemble plays might best be described as highly composed instrumental hip-hop: accomplished, energetic songs designed for dancing.

Check out the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble article in the June Issue of The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2009/06/08/090608crmu_music_frerejones
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Here’s a tasty download of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble:
http://cdn2.libsyn.com/parisdjs/Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Hypnotic_Brass_Ensemble.mp3


HYPNOTIC BRASS LIVE IN TORONTO 2008

Here’s a 2 song sample from their performance at the 1st Annual NuJazz Festival last year:
http://www.nufunk.ca/NuJazz%20Fest%20-%20Hypnotic%20Brass%20Ensemble.mp3

New CD Available upon request

FOOTPRINTS is a 4 person DJ and design collective comprised of Jason Palma, General Eclectic, DJ Stuart and promotivator / dancer Lybido. They’re considered by many to be Toronto’s premiere underground open format dance event, attracting a supremely loyal following since their inception 7 years ago.

With a shared belief that you can’t know your future until you know your past, each member of Footprints takes an all inclusive approach to DJing, connecting the dots between a wide variety of music ranging from; Funk, Soul, Afrobeat, Latin and Brasilian to Dub, Reggae, Brokenbeat, Electro, House and Hip Hop.

The result is an unpretentious marriage of musical flavors that has become uniquely their own, attracting an ever increasing amount of adventurous and open-minded music lovers looking for a party without all the usual ‘club hype’.

FOOT PRINTS is…

JASON PALMA

A well known figure in the Toronto scene, Palma brings over 15 years experience deejaying a wide variety of music; from latin, soul, classic house, funk, hip hop to Brazilian samba & afrobeat. As one of the first architects of Toronto’s early Acid Jazz, Deep House and Funk scenes, his skill at mixing records that would appear to be ‘unmixable’ has placed him in constant demand over the course of his career, while also making him one of the most beloved DJs in the T-dot!

GENERAL ECLECTIC

A man with no limit of passion and knowledge when it comes to nearly all types of music. General Eclectic displays his skills on the decks with heart and intensity each and every Foot Prints party. His meticulous attention to detail when mixing records and his instinctive ability to effortlessly flow between genres has won him a large following of music heads and dance floor junkies. Having been known to play just about anything in his sets, his style is hard to categorize but impossible to refuse.

DJ STU (aka BASICSOULUNIT)
Stuart is a man of many different guises, having his hand in a number of Toronto’s exciting underground scenes. Many know him as his famous alter ego “Basic Soul Unit”, under which he crafts deftly unique Techno inspired soulful music – winning him critical acclaim both here at home and abroad. Stu brings his knowledge of Techno, Classic House, Garage and Disco to the Foot Prints people each month, proving an invaluable asset for keeping that steady pace and firing up the dance floor like no other deejay in Toronto.

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For more information / interviews please contact:

Jay Cleary, 360 Degrees Artists / NuFunk Concerts
Public Relations
416-255-7773
416.877.4075 cell
www.360degreesartists.com
www.nufunk.ca
www.makeitfunky.ca

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Burt Neilson Band – Thursday, August 20th – REVIVAL in TORONTO

The Boys are Back in Town! A Rare Performance by Canada’s Top Roots Rock Quartet.

www.nufunk.ca presents

The Burt Neilson Band (2 sets)
www.myspace.com/burtneilsonband
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Revival Bar, 783 College St.
Toronto, ON
$8 – 9PM – Taping allowed
more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140103802952…

Online Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/EventListings.action?orgId=15910

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Friday, July 31 : Gisto CD Release w/ House of David Gang & DJ ?uesquecest @ El Mocambo – doors at 10:00 PM

www.nufunk.ca presents…

Friday, July 31, 2009
East Coast West Coast Reggae Sun Splash
Gisto CD Release w/ House of David Gang & DJ ?uesquecest @ El Mocambo – doors at 10:00 PM

more: www.nufunk.ca

Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138675737048


Gisto
(of the Wassabi Collective)
http://www.myspace.com/gistowassabi
http://www.wassabi.net

Gisto, producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter for the acclaimed Wassabi Collective has always been a strong individual artist and now is set to release his first solo album this summer. Brent “Gisto” Hongisto gained recognition as an Independent artist by his early performances in Ontario, BC and Nova Scotia before joining the BC based Wassabi Collective.

After years on the road with Wassabi Collective and many hours in the studio, Gisto is ready to present a set of original music, Backed by Toronto’s House Of David Gang. With his rich and rhythmic Ragamuffin style vocals Gisto brings a refreshing content to his listeners ears, with socially conscious lyrics and uplifting message he leaves audiences feeling inspired.

Currently on a cross Canada tour, he’s just made stops at the Evolve Festival and Atlantic Jazz Festival in Nova Scotia, Salty Jam in New Brunswick and can be seen in Toronto this weekend at the Beaches Jazz Festival. Next he travels back to BC to play The Shambhala Festival, in Nelson, BC ending his summer with CD Release dates in the West before Wassabi Collective does it’s first Cross Country Tour in 2 years starting in October.

Sample his new track “Take a Look at myself” here: http://www.nufunk.ca/Takealookatmyself.mp3

backed & featuring a headline set by: The House of David Gang
www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang

One of Canada’s top roots reggae collectives, The House of David Gang specialize in the timeless and classic Jamaican reggae sound of the 1970s and early 80s. Faithfully recreating the soulful roots rock reggae sound, The House of David Gang is a certifiable reggae orchestra. Comprised of a collective of artists, vocalists, horn players, guitars, keyboards and backed by a rock-steady rhythm section, The House of David Gang have headlined Rock, World Music, Caribbean and Reggae Festivals, made appearances on live to air radio and performed at Private, Fundraisers and Community events.

check out song: Toronto, Ontario
http://www.nufunk.ca/TorontoOntario.mp3

plus opening set by:

High Plains Drifter
www.highplainsdrifter.ca

High Plains Drifter is a Pan Canadian world beat ensemble, lead by multi-instrumentalist Jay Cleary, whose dynamic live performances are captivating audiences across Canada. Like imagery evoked by the mysterious quality of a traveling vagabond, High Plains Drifter is a collective of musicians traveling town to town bringing the energy of celebration to audiences everywhere.

Leaning towards original roots, jazz, funk and world music, The High Plains Drifter is a groove force that keeps dancehalls packed and bodies in constant motion. High Plains Drifter draws inspiration from artists as diverse as James Brown, Herbie Hancock and Femi Kuti. The group, known for their unpredictable stage show, has enjoyed collaborations with a number of Canadian musicians including members of The Jimmy Swift Band, Slowcoaster, Wassabi Collective, The Chameleon Project & Slammin’ Jack as well as young horn players, percussionists and turn-tablists.

Check out song “Salif”
http://www.nufunk.ca/Saliflive.mp3

For more info please contact: Jay Cleary
416-877-4075 / jay@360degreesartists.com
www.360degreesartists.com

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Canadian Live Electronic Pioneers the NEW DEAL come home to the Mod Club after Japan tour and Red Rocks performance!

The New Deal
»www.thenewdeal.ca«
Big League Chu
www.bigleaguechu.com

Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Mod Club
722 College Street
»www.themodclub.com«

www.nufunk.ca

ONLINE TICKET LINK:
http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=1822894
FACEBOOK LINK:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200021520693

Canadian Live Electronic Pioneers the NEW DEAL come home to the Mod Club after Japan tour and Red Rocks performance!

The NEW DEAL is to play Toronto’s Mod Club Theatre presented by Nufunk concerts on Thursday, July 16th, 2009, presented with local breakbeat DJ legend Big League Chu. The band, will also be headlining the Evolve Festival in Nova Scotia, an event which has recently been named by Outside Magazine as “one of the top 25 Outdoor Festivals in North America.”

Since the The New Deal’s beginning, their improvisational interpretation of House, Trance, Breakbeat and Drum’n’Bass has brought traditionally electronic music to the live music scene.The band now find themselves at the forefront of a new genre of music, dubbed “Live Electro”, and have risen to the top of the scene, playing to hundreds of thousands internationally.

The New Deal’s almost eleven-year career has produced nine records, spawned countless Live Electro bands, garnered numerous award nods and continues to inspire an ever-growing audience throughout North America who flock to their sold-out concerts.

Their upcoming hometown Toronto show marks a time in the NEW DEAL’s career where the their sound and showmanship have been taken to a new level. Drawing ever-increasing audiences filled with new faces, this band exemplifies the idea that grassroots popularity can be a truly satisfying slow-burn that never stops growing.

By the time of their Toronto event they will have just returned from their first tour of Japan, sold out shows in Chicago, New York, as well as played a key festival appearance at Red Rocks in Colorado. The band will continue with international touring through the summer and fall, and has plans to push the improvisational envelope with a new live album release in 2010.

the NEW DEAL @ Mod Club with guest Big League Chu

Thursday, July 16 2009 Doors @ 9PM
tix and info @
http://www.thenewdeal.com and http://www.nufunk.ca

Advance Tickets will be available at:

Slinky Music/Moog Audio (442 Queen St. W.)
Soundscapes (572 College St.)
Shanti Baba (546 Queen St. W.)
Play De Record (357A Yonge St.)
Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.)
or by calling 416-877-4075
http://www.nufunk.ca

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The Jimmy Swift Band Ontario CD Release Tour: June 4-6

nufunk.ca presents…

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THE JIMMY SWIFT BAND ONTARIO TOUR

www.thejimmyswiftband.com www.myspace.com/tjsb

With support from Halifax’s SCIENTISTS OF SOUND

www.myspace.com/loopingmadnessduo

Nufunk.ca presents…

Thursday, June 4, 2009 Hamilton – Casbah – 306 King Street W www.casbahlounge.ca
$10 Adv. $15 at the door

Online tickets at www.casbahlounge.ca and www.nufunk.ca

Friday, June 5, 2009 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern – 370 Queen Street Westwww.horseshoetavern.com

Doors 9PM Set Times 10:30 n 12:00PM

Online tickets at www.nufunk.ca and www.ticketweb.ca


Nufunk.ca & eclectic sound productions present…

Saturday, June 6, 2009 – Waterloo – Club Abstract – 667 King Street Wwww.clubabstract.com
$12 Adv. $15 at the door

Online tickets at www.nufunk.ca and www.ticketweb.ca

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The Jimmy Swift Band is: Craig Mercer – vocals/guitars, Aaron Collier – keyboards, Mike MacDougall – bass, Doug Cameron – drums

Contact: Jay Cleary: 416-877-4075 jay.cleary@gmail.com, Ian McRuer : 902-209-3038 ianmcruer@gmail.com


The Jimmy Swift Band’s sound is a fusion of the best in both rock and electronic music. The result is a original and stylistic sound that is uniquely their own. Their live show is a frenzy of sweat, blood, dancing, and thrashing – all to hypnotic rhythms and an unrelenting energy that is both addictive and unstoppable.

This June the JSB launch a new live album version of their earlier 2009 DVD release, JSB – Live At The Marquee. Initially available only during performance dates, this new album carries with it all of the excitement and energy that has become known, loved and expected of the JSB across Canada and beyond.

The band is currently in session recording their fourth studio album scheduled for release in the fall of 2009. For this project the band has embraced even further the electronic elements that have always been a big part of their live show’s popularity while holding strong to their love of dirty rock and roll – its Daft Punk on Jaggermeister – Iron Maiden on Ecstasy…

The band and audience fed off of each other throughout the night making for many dramatic and climactic points. It was high-intensity and JSB never let their energy level drop. By the end of the show the crowd were throwing their arms in the air and you could tell by the dance moves that all inhibitions had been lost. The encore lasted for a half-hour and it was clear that JSB have live shows like no other.” (Exclaim Magazine review of Toronto performance at the Elmocambo – Feb 2009)

The Jimmy Swift Band is truly an anomaly within the music industry – a truly independent band that have forged their own path yet have made a living playing music. On stage their tireless energy has always been focused on the audience – on turning a Saturday night concert into an unforgettable experience. You will likely never see or hear anything like the Jimmy Swift Band anywhere else, and you will never walk away from another show feeling like you did the last time you saw the JSB.

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Help Nufunk get Hypercube Car : Original Wailers Showcase – May 15th @ El Mocambo

HELP NUFUNK .CA WIN THIS NEW HYPERCUBE VAN
OUR OLD VAN BURNED TO THE GROUND AND FRANKLY WE GOT THE FUNK TO REPRESENT!!!!!
Go to www.nufunk.ca to read the story and link to voting!
YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED !

REGGAE GIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Friday, May 15, 2009
Another Original Wailers Showcase w/ House of David Gang feat. High Plains Driter, Chris Bottomely & DJ Reddafire (Muva Soundsystem) & more

@ El Mocambo – 464 Spadina Ave. 9:30 PM[more]

House of David Gang & High Plains Drifter

Saturday, May 15, 2009

House of David Gang
http://www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang

King Selah

High Plains Drifter
http://www.highplainsdrifter

Toronto’s Pan-Canadian worldbeat ensemble, featuring guitarist Jay Cleary.

Tonya P
http://www.myspace.com/tonyapmuziq

Tanny Meadows

and MUVA SOUNDSYSTEM
http://www.myspace.com/muvasoundsystem

Friday, May 15th, 2009
El Mocambo
http://www.elmocambo.ca
464 Spadina Ave.

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HELP US WIN A HYPERCUBE CAR

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Dear Friends

Did you ever hear the story about the Nufunk Van? In 2005-2007 – Nufunk had the use of a 1984 White VW Westfalia that acted as the company’s transportation to events, help move musical equipment and, helped bands tour around Ontario and Atlantic Canada and visited several festivals across Canada.

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Well! While on tour to Nova Scotia to The Evolve Festival http://www.evolvefestival.com in 2007 – the van mysteriously caught fire. My High Plains Drifter Band members and I had to literally escape for the lives! See more photos below! It was a massive disaster, as the band members lost all their clothes and musical gear and I personally lost my instruments, camera, cell phone, clothes and my beloved ride. We lost an estimated $25,000 worth of stuff collectively and it has been a struggle for us ever since. Luckily we have found support along the way and things are getting better all the time.

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http://www.highplainsdrfiter.ca

The Band is really hot right now, we have a new song called “Toronto, Ontario” that we are entering into Mayor David Miller’s Contest to write Toronto’s theme song. In addition we have been nominated to the top 500 participants who win win 1 of 50 new Nissan Hypercub Car. This brand new hybrid vehicle could help us as we will be travelling to festivals and clubs all over Canada this summer; check out dates!. We have 1 in 10 chance to win a brand new Hypercube Car (it’s a hybrid electric/gas powered vehicle).

Here’s how to help us!

Go to http://LNK.by/cll to get to the voting page

Click on the red REGISTER TO VOTE button and then fill out the form. Required fields include your name and email address.

Once you’re done registering, make sure you are on the Nufunk Page and if not paste this link:
http://LNK.by/cll or http://www.hypercube.ca/en/Canvas.aspx?id=4875ff84-1658-4c69-9a1f-fb16a3270815&lang=en

you might have to look up ” jay cleary ” if you still can’t find my Page.

It will take you to Nufunk’s ‘canvas’ – There there is some more photos and a new song that will tell the story of why we should get the HyperCUBE!

On top right hand corner of the page is a small red button that says VOTE NOW. Click that and remember you can vote everyday up until May 15th!

Let me know you have entered and send and I will send you a free CD in the mail.

So here’s it all again

>> Go to our canvas: http://LNK.by/cll or find link through http://www.nufunk.ca
>> Login at the top right corner with your email address and password.
>> Click on the small red VOTE NOW!

Thanks for your support !!

Please help us by spread the word, pasting this to your profile etc…

Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=96719165794&ref=ts

you can also twitter, myspace, blog about this !
If we get the car we will be holding a free all night all you can drink party in Toronto that you will be invited to!

We will also be open to helping people by picking up people at the airport while passing through Toronto, helping deliver and sponsor other peoples events.

Even if we don’t win, I’m having fun with this contest and remembering our crazy story. Thanks for listening.

more info here: http://www.nufunk.ca

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EVOLVE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES DATES

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MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release

“THE 10th ANNUAL EVOLVE MUSIC AND AWARENESS FESTIVAL”


“Atlantic Canada’s favourite summer music festival is back! Evolve is 3 days and 3 nights of world-class music, environmental awareness, and camping fun set against a spectacular oceanside panorama!”

Publicity: 360 Degrees Artists Jay Cleary, 416.877.4075 jay@evolvefestival.com ****
General Inquiries: info@evolvefestival.com

Featuring over 40 acts including: Xavier Rudd, Jon Lajoie, The New Deal, A.Skillz, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Mat The Alien, Shout Out Out Out Out, Elite Force, Mishka, ill.gates & Masia One, That 1 Guy, Slowcoaster, House Of David Gang, Myagi & Root Sellers feat. Jorah Kai, The Sleepless Nights, Sonny D, Caledonia, Gratefully Deadicated Sound System, Valery Gore, Steve Nurse, Rich Aucoin, Mark Harmsworth, Flotilla, Share, Mizz Maxine, Ghost Bees, Ryan Leblanc, The Strangeboys, Burnto, Aaron MacDonald, Steve The Viking, Run With The Kittens, DVD, Sherman Downey, Tommy Knuckles, Andres Godoy, A/V, Jens Jepperson, The Ukeladies, Cool Dad, Ben Smith and much more.

For complete line-up info visit www.evolvefestival.com.

A limited number of tickets will be sold – only 250 early bird passes available!
Ticket Prices: Early birds $105, advance $125 and $140 at the gate (price includes parking and camping).

Tickets available at various locations across Canada. See www.evolvefestival.com for full list. Online tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca and all Ticketpro locations.

10 Years of Evolving!

The countdown is on for The 10th Annual Evolve Music and Awareness Festival, July 17-19! Set in a spectacular location with breathtaking Atlantic coast vistas just outside Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, Evolve Festival, staple of the East Coast summer music scene, is guaranteed to be the highlight of the summer.

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Headlining Evolve Festival this year is Australian sensation Xavier Rudd

Xavier Rudd has exploded internationally becoming a
fixture at music festivals worldwide for his unique one-man musical talents. His music mixes rock, folk and indigenous instruments while his lyrics contain socially conscious themes, such as environmentalism, the rights of Aboriginal peoples and world peace. In addition to playing the didgeridoo in many of his songs, Xavier simultaneously plays percussion, guitar and sings. Xavier Rudd has performed with Dave Matthews Band, Michael Franti and Ani DiFranco and Jack Johnson.

With a talent line-up of over 40 acts, Evolve strives to present a uniquely eclectic line-up, including new favourites and old, running the musical spectrum –from rock to jazz to funk, from world music, to hip hop, to electronica, and back again. From live electronic artists; The New Deal, Shout Out Out Out Out and That One Guy; to East Coast mainstays; Slowcoaster, Caledonia, Share and The Sleepless Nights; to globetrotting Djs; A.Skillz, Elite Force, Myagi and Mat the Alien; to hot emerging Canadian talent; Mishka, Valery Gore and The Ukaladies, plus international comedic sensation Jon Lajoie, Evolve continues to push artistic boundaries and audience expectations. See www.evolvefestival.com for the full line up.



Evolve Festival
is a grassroots festival that has grown to become a showcase for music, a forum for environmental awareness, and a celebration of the beauty that is uniquely Maritime. It is entirely dedicated to sustainable environmental stewardship – the largest festival of its kind in Canada. Besides offering an amazing music experience, Evolve is committed to being one of Canada’s greenest events. Evolve strives to set a standard for sustainable festivals — by utilizing renewable energy sources, using recycled paper and vegetable-based inks for all printed materials, biodegradable plates and utensils for food vending, reducing waste and most significantly by providing a forum to network and learn more about social and environmental issues. In addition, the E10 Green Team, a volunteer greening initiatives collective, is facilitating efficient waste disposal and recycling systems at the Evolve festival this year to reduce the environmental impact of the festival. Come get involved!

The three-day Evolve Festival has general camping as well as a quiet/family camping area. There will be full-service facilities including running water, portable washrooms, clean drinking water, and wash stations. There is also a kids’ play zone with organized activities and music for the youngsters and, as usual, a vendor’s area will offer a diverse range of scrumptious food to keep people energized. The vendors’ area will also feature many talented artisans selling crafts, garment, jewelry and one-of-a-kind items.

Exclaim! Magazine says:

“Evolve Serves as the summer’s marquee event of the Maritimes”.

CBC Radio says

“Evolve is one of the Top Ten Summer Festivals of 2008”.


Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader of Canada
says

“Evolve is a great event and rapidly recognized as THE alternative and green music event of the summer. Hats off to the Evolve Team!”


Limited number of tickets will be sold — only 250 early bird passes available!
Ticket Prices: Early birds $105; Advance $125 and $140 at the gate (price includes parking and camping).

Tickets available at various locations across Canada see www.evolvefestival.com for full list. Online tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca and all Ticketpro locations.

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For the 10th consecutive year, the Evolve team has assembled one of the most diverse and daring artist line-ups ever attempted in Atlantic Canada.

Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
July 17-19, 2009

• Jon Lajoie
• The New Deal
• A.Skillz
• Mat The Alien
• The King Khan & BBQ Show
• Shout Out Out Out Out
• Elite Force
• Mishka
• That 1 Guy
• Slowcoaster
• The Sleepless Nights
• Myagi and Root Sellers feat. Jorah Kai
• House Of David Gang
• Sonny D
• Gratefully Deadicated Sound System
• Caledonia
• Valery Gore
• Steve Nurse
• Rich Aucoin
• Mark Harmsworth
• Flotilla
• Share
• Mizz Maxine
• Ghost Bees
• Ryan LeBlanc
• The Strangeboys
• Burnto
• Aaron MacDonald
• Run With The Kittens
• DVD
• Sherman Downey
• Tommy Knuckles
• Andres Godoy
• A/V
• Jens Jepperson
• The Ukeladies
• Cool Dad

Evolve Festival HQ
http://www.evolvefestival.com
Messageboard
http://users.boardnation.com/~evolve
Twitter
http://twitter.com/evolvefestival
Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/evolvefestival

GENERAL
info@evolvefestival.com

MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Jay Cleary, Publicist
jay@evolvefestival.com
www.evolvefestival.com
416.877.4075 SMS/PRESS

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DJ CZECH COME TO TORONTO FOR LEGENDS OF FUNK 2!

Make it Funky Presents…
www.makeitfunky.ca

Legends of Funk 2 – Easter Sunday Edition
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wrongbar – 1279 Queen St. West
w. DJ Czech, Big League Chu, Robb B
plus MikeyD, Sunpredictable and DJ Farbsie
Hosted by Travis Robinson

Price: $15
Times: 9:30 – 3:30
Advance Guestlist by emailing full names to: makeitfunkyparty@hotmail.com

Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=57416796685

Listen to Czech Breakbeat Mountain Mix: http://www.zshare.net/audio/114637629637a4e e/

For the second installment of our Legends of Funk series, we bring you a rare back to back set format with 3 legends of funk rocking four decks all night long!

DJ CZECH
www.djczech.com
www.myspace.com/djczech

It’s a standard formula for world domination and DJ Czech is sticking to it well.
First, control you own neighborhood, Czech’s initial step into the Canadian underground scene was introducing “Soul Kitchen” to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada’s top ski and snowboard destination. That was 1989, Whistler has grown to one of the top sports destinations in the world and Soul Kitchen is still cooking up beats, making it the longest-running club night in Western Canada.

Next, Czech infiltrated the thriving new music scene in Vancouver, BC, and his unique flavour of breaks, turntablism, and comic personality earned him legendary residencies at all of the city’s hottest nightclubs and helped establish VanCity’s reputation for up front electronic music. Meanwhile Czech had ensured himself household name status on the West Coast, particularly amongst breaks lovers.

Third step- the world. Somehow balancing his residencies with a ridiculous touring schedule Czech has been turning out prestigious clubs and massive raves every single weekend for the last 15 years. He’s carted his records throughout Europe, North America and Asia and headlined alongside premier acts such as The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Parliment,Orbital, Crystal Method, De La Soul ,Rabbit in the Moon, Porno for Pyros, and countless world renowned Dj’s.

And to round it off, Czech has been writing and producing his own tracks since WHEN?__, continuously building his studio and releasing music on “Futuristic Funk Records,” which he co-owns and uses to proudly showcase other Canadian talent as well as his own material.
These days Czech primarily spins Break Beats with touch of Electro but he has been known to drop all old-school 45 funk sets out of the blue and pepper them with some down-home mid tempo breaks, just to make sure you’re paying attention.

What I like most about Czech is not his unrivalled history on the scene, his numerous key accomplishments, or his worldwide appeal. I like him because sometimes when you go visit him in the club, he’ll toss on a looped record of the Joker laughing, just laughter no music, and light a cigarette and talk to you about whatever pops into his head until the dance floor starts throwing ice, glasses, and insults at him, demanding more beats. After a minute or two, usually when the audience is at a near-frenzy levels and the cigarette is getting down, Czech will thank you for dropping in, order you a drink, and get back to work.

BIG LEAGUE CHU
www.bigleaguechu.com
www.myspace.com/bigleaguechu

Colin Chu, better known as Big League Chu, is simply the leading DJ talent in Canada’s breakbeat scene today. After over a decade of DJing, his name is synonymous with the funky, party-happy sound that’s become Chu’s rallying call – and it’s one that crowds answer faithfully. Whether it’s at his residencies at Toronto’s legendary Breakfest events, The Make It Funky Jams, or the large one-off shows that Toronto boasts. In a city renowned as one of North America’s largest party scenes, Chu has played alongside the worlds finest, allowing him to develop his own distinct style of breaks. Chu’s sets can vary from hard beats to melodic funky down tempo sounds, but always remains a crowd mover. The born and raised Torontonian began spinning in London, Ontario while taking his undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology at The University of Western Ontario. Chu quickly garnered attention at local parties, leading to gigs in Toronto, including the Dose event in the summer of 1999 when he was asked to fill in for Barry Weaver for his second appearance in the city. He so impressed organizers that Chu was then asked to play the 14,000 plus crowd at the annual Dose Freakin Halloween event later that year, and as since become a mainstay for Toronto’s largest party companies, like Metro Productions (Kickit and Out of Hand), Lifeforce Industries (Dose, Syrous and Renegades), Empire, and Liquid Adrenaline. As of late Big League Chu has found himself working on tracks again in the studio so keep your ears to the ground on upcoming new beats

ROBB G (Promo Records, Toronto)
www.robbg.com
www.myspace.com/robbg123

When the Plump DJs were asked in a recent interview who the most exciting producers are at the moment, they stated Robb G alongside Justice and Switch. He’s had releases and remixes on In Stereo, Streetwise, Eastern Bloc, 2 Wars, Botchit as well as his own Laidback Lab and Promo Records imprints. His “12 Inch Therapy” single was declared “THE tune of Miami” as it was played (sometimes twice) at every major event at last year’s Winter Music Conference. The release received glowing reviews in URB, DJ, iDJ and Mixmag, hit #12 on the DMC Buzz Charts as well as became the number 1 most requested song on Sirius Radio’s Boombox Channel. Robb and his label are hot off two nominations at the 2008 years Breakspoll awards and he now holds a residency on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Behind the decks, Robb G is known for speedy beatmatching and continuous
layered mixing charged with a head-banging body thrash. Seeing him live, there is no questioning that this is a man who truly loves what he does. He landed his first residency at the young age of 15 and in the decade and a
half since, his hard work ethic and electric performances have taken him to Europe, across the US and more than 30 Canadian cities.

Make it Funky
www.makeitfunky.ca

Make It Funky began when like minded heads frustrated by the vibes around the city came together and decided to put on a show that could help Toronto put the funk back in its rump. With a focus on mixing live bands and djs, Make It Funky has raised the bar for events in Toronto and is recognized across Canada, Korea, UK and parts of the USA for its unique vibe and dream lineups

join the email list here: makeitfunkyparty@hotmail.com
www.nufunk.ca

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NUFUNK FESTIVAL 2009

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The 2nd Annual NuFunk Festival @ Various Venues in Toronto

NuFunk Concerts is excited to welcome you to our 2nd Annual NuFunk Festival— launching Saturday, February 28 and then running from March 5-7. This year’s edition is a true celebration of the best in Canadian grooves, featuring no less than four current and past Juno Award nominees.

Toronto’s original “nu funk” collective God Made Me Funky (2008: Best R & B Soul Recording) gets its started on Feb 28 at Revival alongside Ottawa’s phenomenal Afrofunk collective Souljazz Orchestra at the Festival launch party, which also celebrates Black History Month and will raise money & awareness for Canadian Landmine Action Week. On Mar 5 at Revival, Jason Wilson — up for his second nomination for Best Reggae Recording with his epic solo debut The Peacemaker’s Chauffeur — leads the second annual Champion in the Arena tribute to his mentor Jackie Mittoo, the legendary Jamaican-born keyboard giant who is one of the musical founding fathers of reggae and especially important in the growth of the music after he came to Canada. Two Best World Music Recording nominees headline the Nu World: Earthbeat global fusion party Mar 6 at Revival — visionary global rhythms DJ and worldwide festival favourite Adham Shaikh (2006) and Eccodek, up this year for their new album Shivaboom (White Swan/Ryko) which is topping world-music charts all across the globe. Capping off the four-day eclectic funk explosion is Make It Funky (Mar 7 at Lee’s Palace) featuring New Zealand’s finest funky breaks master DJ Audit, Halifax live funk crew Dr. Dfunkt, and two essential Toronto party-rockers Big League Chu vs. Dave Saddler.

For more info and full Festival lineup please visit www.nufunk.ca

Saturday, 02.28.09
God Made Me Funky, Souljazz Orchestra & DJ John Kong

@ Revival [more]


Saturday, 02.28.09
Planet Ubiquity wsg Brownman

@ El Mocambo [more]


Thursday, 03.05.09
Champion in the Arena: A Tribute To JACKIE MITTOO

@ Revival [more]


Friday, 03.06.09
Brave Nu Worldbeat : Dubtransmission w/ Eccodek, Medicineman, Zumba and more

@ Revival [more]

Friday, 03.06.09
Tribute to James Brown & his Funky People and more

@ El Mocambo – 464 Spadina Ave.[more]

Saturday, 03.07.09
Make it Funky party with DJ Audit, Dr. Dfunkt & Make it Funky Collective

@ Lee’s Palace – 529 Bloor St.[more]

www.nufunk.ca
www.360degreesartists.com
www.makeitfunky.ca

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Sat. Feb 7th Annual NuFunk Bob Marley Birthday Tribute!


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http://www.Nufunk.ca presents…

4th Annual NUFUNK.ca
Tribute to Bob Marley
Saturday, February 7th, 2009

featuring: House of David Gang,  Michael Garrick, King Selah, High Plains Drifter & more!

Lee’s Palace
529 Bloor St. W (at Bathurst)
TTC: BATHURST STATION (on Bloor Line)

Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=54104872501

A benefit for the Daily Bread Food and the Ernestine’s Women Shelter

$10 w/ Canned Food Donation $15 at the Door
$9 Advance (in Stores Jan 9th)

Tickets available at Shanti Baba, Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play De Record and online at http://www.nufunk.ca & http://www.ticketweb.ca

Online Ticket Link: http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=821104

Featuring Live!
The House of David Gang ” featuring guest Reggae Horn Section

featuring top reggae vocalists:
King Selah
Michael Garrick
Humble
High Plains Drifter

with reggae dj’ & selecta: DJ CHOCOLATE

Doors open at: 9pm Show at: 9pm

LOCAL MUSIC VENDORS WANTED

For vendors, show updates and other info please contact: info@nufunk.ca

Bob Marley
http://www.bobmarley.com

On February 7, 2008, International music star Bob Marley would have been 64 years old if he had not succumbed to cancer on Monday May 11, 1981 at the young age 36-years-old.

Today almost anywhere in the world when the name Bob Marley is mentioned it is recognized by old and young. He remains enormously popular and well known all over the world. Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom, in the process introducing the music of his native island nation to the far-flung corners of the globe. Marley’s music gave voice to the day-to-day struggles of the Jamaican experience, vividly capturing not only the plight of the country’s impoverished and oppressed but also the devout spirituality that remains their source of strength.

His songs of faith, devotion, and revolution created a legacy that continues to live on not only through the music of his extended family but also through generations of artists the world over touched by his genius.

With a special cast of Toronto Musicians, Djs and MCs, a celebration of Bob Marley’s legacy of music, peace and love will take at LEE’s PALACE on Saturday February 9th, 2008

FEATURED ARTISTS:

House of David Gang
http://www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang

Featuring King Selah

THE HOUSE OF DAVID GANG is a Toronto-based reggae outfit that delivers late 70s and early 80s style Jamaican reggae classics . Formed in Toronto over 15 years ago, the band is fronted by seasoned reggae veteran King Selah and whose members have included members of Resinators, Irie Band, Explorer Band, Revelation, Sellasie I Power and many others. The House of David Gang got it’s name from a House that a group of like minded Toronto Reggae Musicians lived in and who held after-hour reggae parties for several years which developed the musicians into some of Toronto’s Top session players. For the past 15 years King Selah and the House of David Gang have hosted the Toronto Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer Tributes which have helped bring light to Toronto’s burgeoning roots rock reggae scene. Now with a new line-up – The House of David Gang faithfully recreates the Bob Marley Sound – which includes 2 guitarists, 2 keyboardists and a strong rhythm section of Jah-Lin (drums) and Uncledropsi (bass).

Michael Garrick

Frequently @ The Original Motorcycle Company, Micheal is a veteran of Toronto’s reggae scene and has entertained local and international audiences for many years. Michael is easily one of the industry’s most entertaining front men for his emotional vocal performances and percussion playing. This tune, “African Children” an Aswad cover tune was performed live @ The Bamboo prior to its closing in 2002.

http://www.myspace.com/humble01

This Juno nominated reggae artist is one of the hottest young stars in Canadian Reggae. His songs have appeared in film and television and his song “High Grade” is a world wide hit.

High Plains Drifter
http://www.highplainsdrifter.ca

High Plains Drifter is a rootsy funk-rock and world beat ensemble, whose dynamic live performances are captivating audiences across Canada. Like imagery evoked by the mysterious quality of a traveling vagabond, High Plains Drifter is a collective of musicians traveling town to town bringing the energy of celebration to audiences everywhere.

Leaning towards original roots, jazz, funk and world music, The High Plains Drifter is a groove force that keeps dancehalls packed and bodies in constant motion. High Plains Drifter draws inspiration from artists as diverse as James Brown, Herbie Hancock and Jimmy Buffet. The group, known for their unpredictable stage show, has enjoyed collaborations with a number of Canadian musicians including members of The Jimmy Swift Band, Slowcoaster, Wassabi Collective, The Chameleon Project & Slammin’ Jack as well as young horn players, percussionists and turn-tablists.

DJ CHOCOLATE
http://www.myspace.com/dj_chocolate

She’s been djing for 10 years straight, has a radio show on CKLN88.1FM called Rebel Music, Mondays 2:30-5PM EST (www.ckln.fm) and is one of Toronto’s most in demand DJ performers.

special guests and surprises still to be announced!

This special evening of music is sponsored by:
http://www.canadianreggaeworld.com,
http://www.roachorama.com,
http://www.fusicology.com,
http://www.hiddenjungle.ca, Shanti Baba,
http://www.nufunk.ca and more

More information and Group tickets can be arranged by emailing info@nufunk.ca

produced by:

http://www.nufunk.ca
http://www.myspace.com/nufunk

with promotional support by:

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JAN 16 Make it Funky – A.Skillz w/ Killa Kela ’09 Launch!!

http://www.makeitfunky.ca

Make it Funky Party w/
DJ A.Skillz (UK) & Killa Kella (UK)
plus Big League Chu, Farbsie & Mickey D
Friday, January 16th, 2009
Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W.
$15 Adv.

buy tickets online at www.wantickets.com

Buy Tickets at:
Soundscapes – 572 College St. – (416) 537-1620
Play De Record – 357A Yonge Street – (416) 586-0380
Rotate This – 620 Queen St. W – (416) 504-8447
Shanti Baba – 546 Queen St. W – (416) 504-5034
Sonic Temple – 5165 Yonge St – (416) 222-2004
Slinky Music / Moog Audio – 442 Queen St. W. – (416) 603-2600

Buy ONLINE: http://www.wantickets.com?e_id=50290

Check out the Promo Trailer Here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h168mJjvxnE

DJ A.Skillz (UK)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mQHJL5pfKQ
http://www.fingerlickin.co.uk

Adam ‘A.Skillz’ is one of the country’s most funky beatmeisters. His fierce production skills and turntable dexterity has seen him explode onto the scene, collaborating with hip-hop legends and making music for worldwide brands.

Highlight gigs last year included Shambhala Festival (Nelson, BC), Make it Funky Party (Toronto), The Marquee Club (Halifax, NS), 10:15 (San Francisco), Snow Bombing (Austria), Mystery Lands Festival (Amsterdam)

2008 he is currently working on more mixes for Finger Lickin Records and planning his next artist album which will see him team up with some major names for some seriously hot collaborations. His international touring schedule has seem A-Skillz mostly on the road, or rather the skies. Since 2005, he has clocked up some serious air miles playing across Australia, Canada, America, Europe and returning to the UK to bring in the New Year at GPO in Ireland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7yfcy2aVeU

Killa Kela (UK)
www.killakela.com
www.myspace.com/killakela

KILLA KELA is arguably one of the worlds most talented and forward thinking Multivocalists. From song writing to producing, sound tracks to sound effects, KK is at the forefront of the beatbox culture.

Member of the Legendary ROCKSTEADY CREW, Plus head honcho of the UK collective SPITKINGDOM, He has toured worldwide many times over plus has a wealth of recorded material under his belt.

He has performed/recorded along side such heavyweights as; Pharrel/N*E*R*D, Justin Timberlake, Travis Barker, DJ AM, Roots Manuva, DJ Craze, Z-Trip, Scratch Perverts, World Of DN’B, Does It Offend You? Yeah?, Shy FX, Plan B, Dizzee Raskel, Hadouken, Marc Ronson, Bassment Jaxx, Morcheeba, Super Furry Animals, Lady Sov, TestIcicles, Adam Freeland, Athlete, Snoop Dogg, Alain Brax/Stardust to name a few. His skills and creativity go fromHomelands (UK), Live 8 After Show Party (London).

BIG LEAGUE CHU
www.bigleaguechu.com

Colin Chu, better known as Big League Chu, is simply the leading DJ talent in Canada’s breakbeat scene today. After nearly a decade of DJing, his name is synonymous with the funky, party-happy sound that’s become Chu’s rallying call – and it’s one that crowds answer faithfully. Passion for music and fun are what motivates Chu, who plays the piano, flute and guitar. It’s this good-natured respect for good times and eclectic sounds that has garnered this humble DJ of Hong Kong and Singaporean descent to such a steady stream of press, from underground publications like Tribe and Klublife to mainstream outlets like the Toronto Star, Now Magazine and Eye weekly.

Also featuring Make It Funky Residents
Farbsie & Mickey D.

Hosted by
Melissa 0
Thunder
Travis Robinson
Erica Kelly
Sunpredictable


please visit us at www.makeitfunky.ca

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The Jimmy Swift Band DVD Release


The Jimmy Swift Band DVD Release Party
Friday, January 23rd, 2008
El Mocambo – 464 Spadina Ave.
$12 Adv.

http://www.nufunk.ca presents:

The Jimmy Swift Band Live Concert DVD Release
http://www.myspace.com/tjsb

with SOS (Scientists of Sound)
Live Band/DJ JSB Sideproject
http://www.myspace.com/loopingmadnessduo

Friday, January 23rd, 2008
El Mocambo – 464 Spadina Ave.
http://www.elmocambo.ca
$12 Adv. $15 at the Door
Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record & Shanti Baba
online at http://www.NUFUNK.ca and http://www.ticketweb.ca

Facebook Link:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=42773323814

The Jimmy Swift Band
http://www.myspace.com/tjsb
The Jimmy Swift Band’s sound is a fusion of the best in both rock and electronic music. The result is the creation of something different than anything else, a style uniquely JSB. Their live show is a frenzy of sweat, blood, dancing, and thrashing – all to hypnotic rhythms and an unrelenting energy that is both addictive and unstoppable.

The JSB are currently touring in support their new Live Concert DVD filmed at The Marquee Club in Halifax. Performed in front of JSB’s hometown crowd and captured in Hi-Definition, this DVD brings the excitement and energy that has become known, loved and expected of the JSB across Canada. The DVD was filmed and produced by Hemmings House Pictures and a pre-release preview will be available for streaming on aliant.net/entertainment on January 5. The JSB will follow up this Live DVD with their fourth studio release in spring 2009. For both projects the band has embraced even further the electronic elements that have always been a big part of their live show’s popularity while holding strong to their love of dirty rock and roll – its Daft Punk on Jaggermeister – Iron Maiden on Ecstasy…

The Jimmy Swift Band is truly an anomaly within the Canadian music industry – they are unsigned yet have made a living playing music, a success story made possible by the actions of their fans and one clearly judged on the strength of their music alone. On stage JSB’s energy has always been focused on the audience – on turning a Saturday night concert into an unforgettable experience. You will likely never see or hear anything like The Jimmy Swift Band anywhere else, and you will never walk away from another show feeling like you did the last time you saw the JSB.

Pre-Release streaming available online Jan 5, 2009 at:
http://www.aliant.net/entertainment
DVD Produced by:
http://www.hemmingshousepictures.com

SOS (Scientists of Sound)
Live Band/DJ JSB Side Project
http://www.myspace.com/loopingmadnessduo
Scientists of Sound is the “looping madness duo” comprised of keyboardist Aaron Collier and guitarist Craig Mercer of the The Jimmy Swift Band. Their high energy live show is a four-on-the-floor-ho-down with Collier manning a spaceship’s worth of knobs, keys and buttons to produce beats, bass lines and synth hooks while Mercer plots their course for utter chaos with looping guitar riffs, dense layered textures and melodies. The two work in tandem to perform live vocoder vocals with Mercer on the microphone and Collier keying out the melody on his synth. The costumed duo is a live dance party where the dude with the laptop hiding what he’s actually doing is replaced with real musicians playing what you hear and bearing all.

What Happens Behind the Masks:
“Clunk!! SHWOOSH!! Pling!! BEATS!!!”…

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NYE 2009 TORONTO – PROMISE & NUFUNK

nye2009
InFlux + Promise+ NuFunk+Make it Funky

Cheers to the New Year! Come celebrate with friends and friends of friends to deep, bouncy breaks, dub, house and techno beats at a cozy warehouse space in the heart of our community.

::Techno and House::
TWONZ (hijacked records DETROIT)
KF
LEE OSBORNE
MIKE RYAN
ERIC DOWNER
HALI
::Dub and Breaks::
DJ SERIOUS
ILL.GATES
FARBSIE VS THE DIRTBIKE KID
CHAMELEON PROJECT LIVE
FRIENDLYNESS & ISAX
ROLLIN’ CASH

special NYE performance by:
SAMBA ELEGUA

Visual atmosphere
Faisal Anwar, LDJ Scary, Blankfoto

LOCATION:
6 Noble St – just west of Queen and Dufferin (10pm onwards)

Facebook Link

Tickets $35 + can food donation:
Shanti Baba (546 Queen W.)
Moog Audio / Slinky Records (442 Queens W)
Play de Records (357A Yonge St.
Studio Gang (112 Ossington)
Out of town tickets (irving @ ilovepromise.com)

Web:
www.harvestfestival.org www.influxevents.com
www.ilovepromise.com
www.nufunk.ca
www.makeitfunky.ca

Web:

www.harvestfestival.org
www.influxevents.com
www.ilovepromise.com
www.nufunk.ca
www.makeitfunky.ca


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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 – Burt Neilson Band’s 12 year anniversary show w/ DJ ?uesquecest


Burt Neilson Band (2 sets)
http://www.myspace.com/burtneilsonband

Saturday, December 27th, 2008
Lee’s Palace – 529 Bloor St. W. Toronto
& DJ ?uesquecest
$12 Adv. $15 at the door
Band starts @ 10pm

Hailing from Thunder Bay, Burt Neilson Band formed in 1996, and over their twelve-year stint have toured 20 times coast to coast, played over 1000 shows, released four successful independent albums and gained loyal fans everywhere. From their 1998 self-titled debut, right up to their latest By the Door in 2005, the group’s songwriting skills have evolved from a full-blown funk collective to a focused folk-rock quartet.

Celebrating the band’s 12 year anniversary, The Burt Neilson Band have only performed a hand full of shows between 2006 and 2008 due to the busy schedules of the individual musicians. Burt Neilson Band is Mike Filipowitsch (guitar/vocals) currently performing solo in Northern Ontario, Jeff Heisholt (keyboards/vocals) currently performing with The TREWS, Jeremy Little (bass/vocals) currently performing with Jason Collett and Gavin Maguire (drums/vocals) currently with Pete Elkas.

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DJ ?uesquecest
::funky breaks::global rhythms::rare grooves

Straight out of Toronto, DJ ?uescequest history is brief and sketchy. Throwing down beats between sets at live events is his signature, sharing the stage with Femi Kuti, Wassabi Collective, God Made Me Funky, King Sunshine, Moses Mayes, Soulive and many others at Toronto’s El Mocambo, The Docks, Rivoli, Reverb and Gypsy Co-op. As a part of Toronto’s the Make if Funky Crew, DJ ?uesquecest has worked with DJs Z-Trip, Herbaliser, Fort Knox Five, Krafty Kuts, Mat The Alien, Kid Gusto, All Good Funk Alliance and Big League Chu.

http://www.nufunk.ca
Tickets on sale in December
at Soundscapes and Rotate This

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Spookey Ruben Goes Mechanical On New Album

From BlogTO: http://www.blogto.com/music/2008/11/spookey_ruben_goes_mechanical_on_new_album/

by Gary Peter

Toronto indie pop legend Spookey Ruben is back! After relocating to LA for years to work on various music projects, Spookey has returned to Toronto with a new record called Mechanical Royalty ( Hi-Hat Recordings ). It’s a concept album about a kingdom of robots who are attacked by the humans who originally created them because they possess a magnetic force that keeps harmony in society that the humans want back for themselves. In case it’s not yet obvious – it’s a prog rock record. Spookey releases Mechanical Royalty this Thursday at the Horseshoe.

The album’s title track is a 15-minute prog rock epic, and it’s the kind of unexpected music that Spookey Ruben fans have come to expect. He has always pushed the pop-rock envelope since Modes of Transportation Vol. 1 came out back in 1995. “These Days Are Old” is on his Myspace page and it instantly takes me back to my indie rock roots. I loved that song and it’s whacky video (see below).

Spookey’s current live band includes talented members of our local indie music community including Adam Balsam (These Electric Lives) and Robbie Grunwald (Everything All The Time).

With loads of talented openers, this is one hot Thursday night ticket.

Spookey Ruben CD Pre-lease Show
w/ The Schomberg Fair, Black Hat Brigade, Whale Tooth
www.myspace.com/spookeyruben
Thursday, November 27th, 2008
The Horseshoe
370 Queen Street West
Doors 8:30pm
$7 cover

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What is Hip! celebrates 9 years on CIUT with an intimate live-to-air party!

whatiship_webflyer.jpg picture by jaydawg420

WHAT IS HIP!
9-Year Anniversary Live-to-Air Celebration!

with DJ GOLDFINGER
www.myspace.com/whatishipradio
* Presented in association with CIUT 89.5 FM & NuFunk.ca *

Saturday, November 29
6 to 10 pm

@ Rasputin Vodka Bar

780 Queen St. E., Toronto
www.rasputinvodkabar.com / 416-469-3737



TORONTO — Since its inception in 1999, DJ Goldfinger has been hipping listeners from Barrie to Buffalo most every Saturday night to an ultra-cool blend of standards, acid jazz, and other jazzified sounds from the underground. In fact, his show “What is Hip!” been around long enough to earn the distinction as the only jazz-centric program currently airing on CIUT. To honour the show’s 9th anniversary, Goldfinger is extending an invitation to a special free live-to-air broadcast party on Saturday, November 29; at the appropriately stylish and refined Rasputin Vodka Bar, 780 Queen St. E. on the north side just east of Broadview Ave.

“It’s a pleasure to invite everyone out to celebrate the true spirit of community radio at this party,” says Goldfinger, aka Craig Pady, also renowned as a producer at Toronto studio The Hive and much in demand as a DJ across North America. “We’ll have Martini specials, coffee from Mercury Espresso, music giveaways and lots more to show our appreciation for the community whose support has made it possible to share What Is Hip on the airwaves for almost a decade. It’s an early party, so we’re easing people into their Saturday grooves just like we do on the show. I’d also like to thank CIUT for making it an even more special occasion with the live-to-air broadcast, and Jay Cleary’s NuFunk.ca for their support getting the word out.”

What Is Hip! airs every Saturday night from 6-8 pm on CIUT 89.5 FM, online at www.ciut.fm.

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NUJAZZ FESTIVAL – November 13-15 (various venues)

NuFunk.ca presents…
NUJAZZ FESTIVAL (1st Annual)
featuring…
THE HERBALISER BAND . HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE . SOULJAZZ
ORCHESTRA . PLANET EARTH w/ KEVIN BREIT . more…

November 13-15 (various venues)

One of Toronto’s fastest-growing and diverse music promoters, Jay Cleary’s NuFunk.ca, is thrilled to announce an exciting addition to Toronto’s festival scene — the 1st Annual Nujazz Festival, running November 13 to 15 at Revival, Supermarket and The Opera House. The amazing lineup embodies the spirit of nu-jazz, which is to bringing jazz into a modern context, by blending this essential improvisation-based art form with other styles like funk, soul, electronica and so much more. Headlining the festival are international nu-jazz heavyweights The Herbaliser Band and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. They’re joined by some of the most exciting live acts from all across our country, including: Souljazz Orchestra, King Sunshine, Grand Analog, Planet Earth and The National Parcs. Rounding out the festival is a who’s who of Canadian and local DJs who introduce us all to so many cutting-edge sounds and keep the city’s scene moving into the future: The Footprints DJ crew (General Eclectic / Jason Palma & Stuart Li aka basicsoulunit), John Kong (Do Right!), More or Les (Hip Hop Karaoke / Never Forgive Action), Rollin’ Cash (Hotpie Records), DJ Numeric (Never Forgive Action) and more.

The NuJazz Festival is made possible by the passion and support of the following community partners: Rick Calder & Calder Rocks Concerts, Jinous Joyce of Music Stylist, Simon Fisher and Fusicology Toronto, Do Right! Music, Footprints and promotional sponsors, supporters & friends: Eye Weekly, Slinky Music, Moog Audio, ComPosition Music & Communications, Graham Reid & The NuJazz Society/Jazz by Genre, The Live Music Report, Marc Shapiro and Jessica Pignataro.

View the Nujazz festival video trailer here
(or view the embed player below)

Thursday, November 13

THE HERBALISER (Ninja Tune, UK – K7!)
with GRAND ANALOG . MORE OR LES . DJ ROLLIN’ CASH

The Herbaliser story began in the early 90s when ace West London DJ/producers Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba discovered a shared love of hip-hop, rare groove, funk and jazz. Albums such as Session One (2000), Something Wicked This Way Comes (2002) and Take London (2005) established Herbaliser Band as a gold standard for DJ/live band collaborations. Vocalists on these albums included Jean Grae, Blade, Roots Manuva, Phi Life Cypher, and Canada’s own More or Les. 2008’s Same As It Never Was is being hailed as the most visionary fusion yet of the Herbaliser duo’s legendary production with the Easy Access Orchestra musicianship. It also showcases stunning young U.K. vocalist Jessica Darling and Canada’s own More or Les, the multi-talented DJ, MC, and Toronto hip hop scene-maker (In Divine Style, Never Forgive Action, Hip Hop Karaoke) who will MC the night and perform with the Herbaliser Band.

Only a year old, Grand Analog has already rocked festivals such as South by Southwest, Western Canadian Music Festival, JunoFest and The Toronto Jazz Festival. Fronted by magnetically charismatic MC Odario Williams, the band’s sound is a beautiful mess of rap’n’roll dub and soul; a hip hop slop shop of times good and bad. Rollin’ Cash’s (Hotpie Records) dubfunk sounds have been a staple of Toronto’s conscious party scene for over 10 years; he currently has a residency at the Drake Hotel, Riddim Sundays.

www.herbaliser.com | www.myspace.com/theherbz
www.grandanalog.com
www.moreorles.ca
www.hotpierecords.com

REVIVAL BAR
783 College St.
Cost: $18 advance | $25 at door
Tickets: www.ticketweb.ca . Soundscapes . Rotate This . Play De Record . Slinky Music/MOOG, Sonic Temmple
Doors @ 9pm

Friday, November 14

PLANET EARTH with special guest KEVIN BREIT
with THE NATIONAL PARCS and DJ GOLDFINGER

Planet Earth is a vanguard of funk revival, having rocked Toronto clubs since 1999. Led by Juno-winning keyboardist Dylan Heming, the core of the band includes singer Ron Littlejohn, drummer Ben Riley, and bassman Glenn Olive; with a rotating who’s who of backing players such as Jake Langley, Guido Basso, Steve Donald, Perry White, and Mark Kelso; and the occasional “Planetary” luminary like Alex Lifeson and Holly Cole. They have recently opened for superstars Maceo Parker, K-OS, Maestro, and Joey DeFrancesco. Joining Planet Earth for this party is the supremely gifted guitar genius Kevin Breit, who in addition to leading Sisters Euclid and Folkalarm works regularly with pop superstar Norah Jones, “Mysticsippi” sitarist Harry Manx, blues harmonica innovator Carlos Del Junco and many more.

Veterans of legendary Montreal collective Freeworm, The National Parcs turn the great outdoors into their studio on the new Timbervision CD/DVD. Their songs come alive with all-natural samples of wood splitting, sand slipping, paddles slapping, and water dripping; their live multimedia show is not to be missed! DJ Goldfinger’s jazzy-cool selections rock parties all over Toronto, New York City and beyond. He hosts “What is Hip” every Saturday night on CIUT 89.5 FM and is constantly in demand as a producer at The Hive, one of Toronto’s finest studios.

www.planetearthfunk.com
www.kevinbreit.com
www.thenationalparcs.com
www.myspace.com/whatishipradio

REVIVAL BAR
783 College St.
Cost: $10 advance | $15 at door
Tickets: www.ticketweb.ca . Soundscapes . Rotate This . Play De Record . Slinky Music/MOOG, Sonic Temmple
Doors @ 9pm (Planet Earth @ 10:30pm | National Parcs @ 12:00am)

Friday, November 14

Nujazz Festival and Do Right! Music present…
SOUL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
(MANIFESTO album release party)
with DJ JOHN KONG

With its majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards, hypnotic Rhodes-driven basslines and fierce earthquaking percussion, Ottawa’s Souljazz Orchestra is redefining Canadian groove with its own potent blend of Funk, Soul, Jazz, Afrobeat, African and Latin music. Manifesto is the Souljazz Orchestra’s newly-released album, following up on 2006’s hugely-acclaimed Freedom No Go Die. Bringing together inspirations from Fela Kuti to James Brown, from Mulatu Astatke to Pharoah Sanders, the SJO has shared the stage with the likes of Femi Kuti, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Etta James; and have begun to find tremendous popularity in Europe.

Behind the decks is John Kong (Do Right! Music), one of Toronto’s most respected party-rocking DJ/producers. Authorities in sound such as Gilles Peterson and Jazzanova support his releases of Ivana Santilli, The Souljazz Orchestra, Elizabeth Shepherd, Abdominal and others.

www.souljazzorchestra.com
www.dorightmusic.com

SUPERMARKET
268 Augusta Ave.
Cost: $10 tickets
Tickets: www.ticketweb.ca . Soundscapes . Rotate This . Play De Record . Slinky Music/MOOG, Sonic Temmple
Doors @ 10pm

Saturday, November 15

Nujazz Festival and Fusicology present…
Fusicology 2-Year Anniversary & Festival Closing Party!
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE (Chicago, USA)
with KING SUNSHINE . FOOTPRINTS DJ’S . NUMERIC . SEAN SAX

NuFunk and Fusicology Toronto are stoked to present the highly anticipated encore performance of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble! Eight members of this brass & percussion band are sons of the late great jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran, formerly of Sun Ra Arkestra and a founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. The members have been immersed in this culture and playing together their entire lives; combining the AACM’s collective approach with a contemporary hip hop vibe that speaks to its own generation, resulting in one of the most compelling live music experiences of our time. Hypnotic Brass has performed with Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Mos Def and Jay-Z.

View a New York Times feature on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble here
(or view the embed player below)

King Sunshine is 9 musicians transformed into one live DJ — illuminating disco roots and dropping inflections of funk and dance rhythms, reinventing house music and driving the whole fusion over the red line. Footprints is a 4 person artist, promotions & deejay collective who’ve for the past 7 years been bringing a unique poly-rhythmic party rocking mix of afrobeat, funk, soul, jazz and more to the Toronto underground. Sean Sax has been a pillar of the Toronto urban music community for over 15 years. A much-loved radio host in Toronto on FLOW 93.5 FM and Buffalo, he now brings his music to the world via Soul on Ice on SolarRadio.com.

www.hypnoticbrass.net
www.kingsunshine.com
www.myspace.com/footprintstoronto
www.fusicology.com | www.soulonice.net

OPERA HOUSE
735 Queen St. E.
Cost: $20 advance | $25 at door
Tickets: www.ticketweb.ca . Soundscapes . Rotate This . Play De Record . Slinky Music/MOOG, Sonic Temmple
Doors @ 9pm

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Nov 14th – NUJAZZ FESTIVAL – PLANET EARTH – THE NATIONAL PARCS & DJ GOLDFINGER

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
PLANET EARTH with special guest KEVIN BREIT
with The National Parcs & DJ Goldfinger (CIUT 89.5 FM)
@ Revival Bar (783 College St.)
9 pm, $12 adv. / $15 door
Planet Earth 10:30 – National Parks 12:00 – DJ Till 3:00
Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play De Record, Slinky Music/Moog Audio, Sonic Temple & www.ticketweb.ca

Artist links:
www.planetearthfunk.com
www.kevinbreit.com
www.thenationalparcs.com
www.myspace.com/whatishipradio

Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?ref=m…5802221&ref=ts

Direct Ticket link: http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/Sale…entId =412294

Planet Earth
www.myspace.com/planetearthfunk

Planet Earth is a vanguard of funk revival, having rocked Toronto clubs since 1999. Led by Juno-winning keyboardist Dylan Heming, the core of the band includes singer Ron Littlejohn, drummer Ben Riley, and bassman Glenn Olive; with a rotating who’s who of backing players such as Jake Langley, Guido Basso, Steve Donald, Perry White, and Mark Kelso; and the occasional “Planetary” luminary like Alex Lifeson and Holly Cole. They have recently opened for superstars Maceo Parker, K-OS, Maestro, and Joey DeFrancesco. Joining Planet Earth for this party is the supremely gifted guitar genius Kevin Breit, who in addition to leading Sisters Euclid and Folkalarm works regularly with pop superstar Norah Jones, “Mysticsippi” sitarist Harry Manx, blues harmonica innovator Carlos Del Junco and many more.

The National Parcs
www.myspace.com/thenationalparcs
www.thenationalparcs.com

Veterans of legendary Montreal collective Freeworm, The National Parcs turn the great outdoors into their studio on the new “Timbervision” CD/DVD. Their songs come alive with all-natural samples of wood splitting, sand slipping, paddles slapping, and water dripping; their live multimedia show is not to be missed!

DJ Goldfinger‘s jazzy-cool selections rock parties all over Toronto, New York City and beyond He hosts “What is Hip” every Saturday night on CIUT 89.5 FM and is constantly in demand as a producer at The Hive, one of Toronto’s finest studios.


The 1st Annual Nujazz Festival

Festival Schedule, Lineup & Ticket Information

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
The Nujazz Festival presents
THE HERBALISER BAND (UK, Ninja Tune, K7!)
with Grand Analog (Winnipeg, MB)
MC More or Les (Montreal, PQ)
& DJ Rollin’ Cash
@ Revival Bar (783 College St.)
9 pm doors, $18 advance / $25 door

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
The Nujazz Festival presents
PLANET EARTH with special guest KEVIN BREIT (Toronto)
with The National Parcs (Montreal, PQ)
& DJ Goldfinger (CIUT FM 89.5 fm)
@ Revival Bar (783 College St.)
9 pm doors, $12 advance / $15 door

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
The Nujazz Festival and Do Right! Music present
THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA (Ottawa, ON)
‘MANIFESTO’ ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
with DJ John Kong (Do Right!)
@ Supermarket (268 Augusta Ave.)
10 pm doors, $10 @ the door

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15
The Nujazz Festival and Fusicology Toronto present
Fusicology 2-Year Anniversary & Festival Closing Party!
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE (Chicago)
with King Sunshine (Toronto, ON), Footprints DJs (General Eclectic / Jason Palma, Stuart Li aka basicsoulunit, Lybido), DJ Sean Sax (Soul on Ice) & DJ Numeric (Never Forgive Action, Hip Hop Karaoke)
@ The Opera House (735 Queen St. E.)
9 pm doors $20 advance / $25 door

Advance tickets:
Slinky Music/Moog Audio (442 Queen St. W.)
Soundscapes (572 College St.)
Shanti Baba (546 Queen St. W.)
Play De Record (357A Yonge St.)
Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.)
Sonic Temple (5165 Yonge St.)
Online @ www.nufunk.ca or www.ticketweb.ca

this event is produced by:


www.nufunk.ca

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NOVEMBER 1ST – DESTINY & MAKE IT FUNKY : FREAK THE FUNK OUT!


Destiny & Make it Funky present:
FREAK the funk OUT!
Saturday, November 1st, 2008
Sound Academy
www.FREAKthefunkOUT.ca

In the beginning there was Jack… Jack-o-lantern! And from this lantern shone the evil lighting of all evil lighting. And while one day viciously blinding the dance floor, Jack boldly declared, “Let there be FUNK!” and Freak The Funk Out was born. I am, you see, I AM the creator of endless years of torment called Freakout and this is my foul pier! And on my vile pier there is only evil funk. But I am not the only one condemned to Freak The Funk Out because once you enter my horrible pier then it becomes OUR freaky funk! And, you see, no man owns the freaky funk, the sinful breaks, the criminal trance or the wicked jungle because sinful dance music and thumping base is a universal language, uttered and consumed by all. You see, funk is a feeling and on Saturday, November 1st we invite you shake the dirt from your grave and join us back where it all began!

And this is FREAK THE FUNK OUT!

ON HALLOWEEN – THIS IS ALWAYS THE BIG ONE!

EVENT FEATURES:
* – One of the world’s best and loudest soundsystems bringing you over 100 000 watts of digital sound!
* – 100% 19+ environment with no area separations, all bars fully stocked and serving. (Bottle service available).
* – The ultimate party environment with our most freaky & funky Halloween decor to date
* – The incredible Destiny Light, Video & Laser show you have come to expect!
* – FREAK the funk OUT Best Costume Contest: Win CASH and guestlist to all Destiny & Make It Funky events for a full year!
* – Three separate rooms of pounding bass showcasing all styles of electronic music including Drum and Bass, Trance, Jungle, House, Breaks & Techno!
* – Heated outdoor smoking and chill areas!
* – The ‘oldskool Destiny & Make It Funky party vibe’ that can’t be felt anywhere else!

DESTINY JUNGLE / DRUM & BASS FREAKOUT ARENA:

GROOVERIDER – (UK – Formation) 1st North American appearance since the eveil lockdown!
TC – (UK – Dub Recordings) Hottest breakthrough produced returning to T.O. on world tour
LEMON D – (UK – Valve Recordings) DnB pioneer and patent holder of the “Valve Sound”
Mystical Influence
Marcus Visionary
Lush
Everfresh
Crash *Birthday Jam*

::MCs::
Caddy Cad
MC JD
MC Trajady

MAKE IT FUNKY MASHUP, BREAKS, FUNK AND PARTY VIBES:

DJ Z-TRIP – (USA – Universal, djztrip.com) The biggest DJ of our time and party rockin
king leaving no genre untouched

Recent Email from Z-Trip:

“I recently finished an Obama mix and I’ve made it available for download, for everyone, for free… Please give it a listen and pass it along to those you think should also hear it.

You can click on the link below and it will take you to the page where you can download it.

www.djztrip.com/obama

Again, please feel free to share this link (and the music) with anybody you feel needs to hear it.

I think this election is way too important to just be silent, so I am trying to do my part here.”

DEEKLINE & WIZARD *LIVE* (UK – Rat Records, Bounce!, Botchit) The kings of booty funk beats…live!
Big League Chu
Tasc & D-Monic
Farbsie vs Mickey D featuring Sunpredictable


:TERRIFYING TRANCE, HAUNTED HOUSE & FREAKY TECHNO:

JELO – (Canada – bugeyeedrecords, djjelo.com) 3 Hour set on 3 Decks + Abelton LIVE!
OS/2
TightKnit DJs: Justin Tyce, Fawn B.C., Eklectik Dyslexik & Tomi Le Filth
NuEra
Walter Rosati

VENUE : SOUND ACADEMY, 11 Polson St, Downtown Toronto
Doors: 10PM – 5 AM
MUST BE 19+ WITH VALID I.D.

This location will create the ultimate Halloween environment, complete with the most advanced installation of Sound, Lighting and Visuals you have come to expect from Destiny & Make It Funky.

TICKET PRICES:
$25 Super Early Bird (First 200 Tickets @ Numb, Play De Record)
$30 Early Bird (While supplies last)
$35 Last Minute Tickets (While supplies last)
More @ Door…

* VIP * TICKETS: $66 (limited available!)
Includes express VIP entry to party, vip laminate/lanyard, access to private artist VIP balcony looking over the entire main room!

BOTTLE SERVICE RESERVATIONS:
For bottle service table reservations, please email [email]vip2008@wemf.com[/email]

DESTINY events are never oversold! Advance tickets for last year’s event completely sold out! Avoid disappointment – purchase your tickets in advance! Arrive extra early if paying at the door.
ONLY purchase tickets from the official outlets listed on this flyer. We will be scanning all tickets for fakes and will not honor counterfeit tickets in anyway!


TICKET OUTLETS:

CANADA/USA
All TICKETMASTER locations across Canada & USA. Charge by phone @ 416.870.8000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca or www.ticketmaster.com

ONLINE only retailers:
www.ticketweb.com – CAN
www.Groovetickets.com – USA

TORONTO
* Numb – 250 Queen St W – 416.599.5424
* Play De Record – 357a Yonge St – 416.586.0380
* Rotate This – 620 Queen St W – 416.504.8447
* Soundscapes – 572 College St – 416.537.1620
* Shanti Baba – 546 Queen St W – 416.504.5034
* Slinky Music (Moog Audio) – 422 Queen St W – 416.603.2300
NORTH YORK
* Zoam – 2503 Yonge St – 416.491.0151
* Sonic Temple – 5165 Yonge St – 416.835.0035
MISSISSAUGA
* Unicus – Square One – 905.897.6900
ORANGEVILLE
* The Altered Native – 172 Broadway Ave, Unit 1 – 519-9422828
OAKVILLE
* Hustler – 111 Kerr St – 905.844.1688
HAMILTON
* Dr. Disc – 20 Wilson St – 905.523.1010
ST CATHARINES
* Mixed Styles – 213 St.Paul St – 905.984.4442
* Sunrise – Pen Center -905.682.4355
COLLINGWOOD
* The Altered Native – 168 Hurontario St Unit A – 705-445-0228
GEORGETOWN
* The Altered Native – 134 Guelph St Unit 1 – 905-877-7884
KITCHENER
* Shakedown – 109 King St. W – 519.570.0440
LONDON
* From Mars – 347 Talbot Street – 519.438.6277
* Grooves – 353 Clarence Street – 519.640.6714

FREAKthefunkOUT BEST COSTUME CONTEST:
Win Cash & Guestlist to everything Destiny & Make It Funky for an entire year! Arrive early if you plan on entering the contest! Costume categories and contest details available online @ www.freakthefunkout.ca


NEED TO BUY OR RENT A COSTUME?
We have arranged for special ‘destiny discounts’ at:
Amazing Party & Costume Supply – 923 Oxford St., Etobicoke – 416.259.5959

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The New “Wassabi Collective

Wassabi Collective have changed their line-up to include virtuoso bass player “Cormies.” Scott Milne, the band’s original bass player is stepping down to focus on the band’s business side. This new team is now recording a follow-up to their “Stories Not Forgotten” CD and will be touring Canada and the US in 2009. Wassabi was also nominated for 5 interior BC Independent Music Awards.

www.wassabi.net
www.myspace.com/wassabicollective
I Like Facebook Page:
www.new.facebook.com/pages/Wassabi-Collect ive/8079…

Melissa Meretsky (Percussion & Vocals)
Brent ‘Gisto’ Hongisto (Guitar & Vocals)
Jimmy Lewis (Drums & Vocals)
Rahj Levinson (Keyboards)
Andrew “Cormies” McCormick (Bass)
Scott Milne (Manager / Bookings)

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Chameleon Project w/ Gratefully Deadicated on Sept 27


www.nufunk.ca presents…

Saturday, September 27th

The Chameleon Project
www.chameleonproject.com
www.myspace.com/chameleonproject
2 searing sets

w/ Gratefully Deadicated Soundsystem
World’s best Grateful Dead Mash Up DJ
www.gratefullydeadicated.com

visuals by VJ Charm

and closing set by

Michael Lambert
www.sumkidz.org
(SUMA / Sumkidz, Dickard & Bobert)
Deep Minimal & Funky

Revival – 783 College St.
www.revivalbar.com
$10 at the door
$ 8 guestlist by emailing info@nufunk.ca

More info and online tickets at www.nufunk.ca
Facebook link: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=25300682975&r ef…

Hot off a Summer Tour, that included shows played at from Camp Bisco, Evolve Festival and Cherry Beach, The Chameleon Project have been wining over audiences across Canada and the United States with their arsenal that includes jazz improvisation, electronica and dub reggae.

“Part of the reason we go by the name Chameleon Project is because we can morph into different sounds, we play different gigs and live in a lot of different worlds like drum & bass, jazz and disco so sometimes you hear all that in one song,” says guitarist Josh Laing, whose department also includes FX and real-time sampling. Bassist Snappy Homefry and drummer Tyrone Caissie round out the group, providing a thumping bottom end.

http://www.myspace.com/chameleonproject
http://www.chameleonproject.com

plus:

Gratefully Dedicated Sound System
www.gratefullydeadicated.com

Rory Levy has brought together two of his greatest passions to produce what is the gratefully deadicated experience. By fusing together his extensive collection of live Grateful Dead music he has created an experience that is truly unique.

Throughout the experience you will hear live Grateful Dead music in a seamless set. The Gratefully Deadicated Sound System represents a unique mix of legendary Grateful Dead songs and jams from memorable concerts fused together to create the ultimate Grateful Dead experience. Tracks are chosen from the exclusive high quality CD and DAT library of the Gratefully Deadicated Sound Systems collection of more then 600 concerts.

Michael Lambert
www.sumkidz.org

School teacher by day DJ by night, Michael Lambert has been electrifying dance floors since 1999, playing across North America. Classically trained in piano as a child, Michael has been immersed in electronic music for the last 13 years, co-founding the Om Summer Solstice Festival in 1998 and producing a wide variety of events ever since. As a DJ his sound has ranged from deep jazzy and funky house to minimal techno, tech-house and even breaks. Expect a deep, dynamic swinging sound guaranteed to shake yer’ booty!

This show is produced in conjunction with

www.nufunk.ca

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Peter Tosh Tribute – Oct. 11

http://www.nufunk.ca proudly presents…

“Another Peter Tosh Tribute”

House of David Gang
featuring: King Selah, Collin “Jahlin” Edwards,
and Tanny Meadows
opening set by High Plains Drifter
featuring Jay Cleary
Hosted by Patrick Roots (CIUT 89.5 FM) “2008 Canadian Reggae Music Winner of the Peter Tosh Memorial Award”
plus very special guests
Rasta Reuben & Selassie I Power featuring Fredlocks Asher

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

El Mocambo
464 Spadina Ave.
www.elmocambo.ca
Doors at 9:30 show at 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Food Drive for Serving Charity
$10 at the door with caned food donation $15 without
Advance Tickets www.nufunk.ca
reserve tickets by emailing info@nufunk.ca

Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=26554829857&…

http://www.nufunk.ca
http://www.elmocambo.ca
http://www.highplainsdrifter.ca
http://www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang
http://www.reggaeplanet.ca

NUFUNK Concerts is proud to present Another Peter Tosh Tribute featuring an All-star line up of Canadian-Jamaican Musicians & Artists. A heartfelt tribute to the late great reggae pioneer will feature King Selah, Tanny Meadows and Empress Iniffa (from the Jimmy Cliff Band) backed by the House of David Gang, and joined by DJ Patrick Roots (CIUT 89.5FM) and Vancouver, BC based Rasta Reuben & Selassie I Power.

The tragic and premature death of Peter Tosh on September 11, 1987 has robbed the world of a great reggae artist and political activist. Peter Tosh was one of the most militant reggae recording artists, his name, face and songs stand as a symbol of inspiration to people around the world. PETER TOSH, BOB MARLEY, and BUNNY LIVINGSTONE were the co-founders of the greatest reggae group of all time “THE WAILERS.”

As always, we are looking forward to your support on SATURDAY, the 11th Day Of October to celebrate the life and legacy a of true reggae legend. Non- perishable food donation will go towards the El Mocambo’s in House Charity Serving Charity.

The House of David Gang
www.myspace.com/houseofdavidgang

The House of David Gang is a Toronto-based reggae outfit that delivers late 70s and early 80s style Jamaican reggae originals mixed with folk, soul, calypso, afrobeat, hip hop as well as classic reggae material of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Formed in Toronto over 15 years ago, the band is fronted by seasoned reggae veteran King Selah – a fixture of the Canadian Jamaican Reggae scene – and members have included members of Resinators, Irie Band, Explorer Band, Revelation, Selassie I Power, High Plains Drifter, Imagine Rainbow Warriors and many others.

At the young age 17, Desmond Anderson moved to Canada from his home in Portland, Jamaica. He was immediately taken in by the gospel community and sang for many years in church and festival choirs. Upon staring his own group which he called “Selah”, Desmond Anderson become the voice of a resurgence of a roots rock style in Toronto playing frequently at the Bambu, Lee’s Palace, and El Mocambo.

In 1988, two local bands, (Selah and Imagine Rainbow Warriors) merged together. Desmond became King Selah, the powerful lead vocalist with a heart of gold and the band was now called: “House of David Gang” – named after a Queen Street West house those very members shared and used to the host after-hour reggae parties 1988 -1995. Over several years many musicians have been a part of The House of David and the group played a key role in developing some of Toronto’s top session and reggae players.

For the past 15 years King Selah and the House of David Gang have hosted the Toronto Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer Tributes which have helped bring spotlight Toronto’s burgeoning roots rock reggae scene. Now with a new line-up the House of David Gang faithfully recreates the soulful and classic roots rock reggae sound (Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh). The band is a certifiable reggae orchestra; the band comprises multiple vocalists, horn players, guitars, keyboards and the rock-steady rhythm section of Collin “Jah-Lin” M. Edwards – (drums) and Uncledropsi (bass).

Rasta Reuben & Selassie I Power
www.reggaeplanet.ca

As a child in Jamaica, Rasta Reuben wrote poetry and listened to music from his father’s record collection. After moving to Canada, he joined the Toronto scene as a skilled bass player and vocalist with Selah Band, Imagine Rainbow Warriors, Ultra Flex, Ras Ivan, and Revelation with whom he performed in the 1990 Caribana Parade. In 1992 he formed Selassie I Power Band, the prescient roots rock reggae powerhouse that was to include two of his brothers Fredlocks on Keyboards and Uncledropsi on bass. Reuben took centre stage with the new band, singing his words in the compelling voice of a reggae prophet to the vocal accompaniment of Sister Julie, a woman whose voice is as beautiful as her heart. In 1997, the band put out King of Kings CD and captured a Canadian Urban Music Award for Best Reggae Album in 1998. That same year they began to tour, ultimately crossing the country and opening for Burning Spear, Beenie Man and other respected reggae artists. Selassie I Power went back into the studio in 2003 to record a new album of Reuben’s songs, Reggae Planet, to be followed by a world tour. Dedicated to the concept of Edu-tainment, Rasta Reuben’s lyrics express modern fears and strivings conquered by the timeless powers of love, freedom and redemption. Those who have seen Reuben in concert are overwhelmed by the total experience of pure inspiration carried on a reggae soundwave that grooves the body, moves the heart, and improves the mind.

Fredlocks Asher
www.myspace.com/fredlocksashertheultr aflexcrew

Fredlocks Asher spent his early years in Jamaica, before immigrating with his family to Toronto, Canada. He studied many instruments including drums, bass, and even clarinet prior to specializing as a keyboard player. Fredlocks is a dynamic performer, but his heart is in composition and studio production. He served his apprenticeship with Bob Simpson at Jah Studio in Toronto where he learned to craft a musical idea into a full-fledged, well-produced song.

Fredlocks Asher’s first full-length album, Wisdom, garnered nominations at the Canadian Reggae Music Awards in 2001. He completed his instrumental Dub Life in 2004, and followed up with a compilation album titled Ultra Flex Volume One that showcases his production skills. He is now at work on a dancehall and dub release, Race: The Final Frontier.

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