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  1. Strike up the band! The Chameleon Project kicks off the new year with special guests The Buffalo Brass Machine and DJ Hemingway. Santa brought home some new spicy FX so expect a signature CP live set of adventurous space funk, along-side some of the funkiest brass band music this side of New Orleans. Get your boogie on Friday Feb 10th at Junction City Music HallTickets $10 @ Door. Chameleon Project The Toronto-based livetronica phenom Chameleon Project blurs the line between electronic and organic sounds, crafting a truly mesmerizing live experience. Fusing elements of groove-based jazz, funk, disco, dub, reggae, experimental rock and EDM, the music is both intelligent and visceral. Live performances bring something new to every show; they are expansions on the band’s tightly arranged studio tracks, thoughtful experiments featuring unexpected improvisations layered with unique timbres, otherworldly vocal samplings, and heavy, tight beats. The pulsating mania that is The Chameleon Project Experience bewitches, inciting a euphoric dance party with an energy that is contagious. This is music for your mind, and your body. Buffalo Brass Machine The Buffalo Brass Machine is an eight-member horn collective playing the likes of street brass, hip-hop, pop, and everything in-between. The band was formed in late 2015 by a group of University at Buffalo students gathered from across the state with the primary goal: to create and entertain. The band rapidly became a fan favorite throughout New York State, playing at venues such as Mohawk Place, Buffalo Iron Works, Canalside, and First Night Saratoga. December 2016 brings the band’s first EP and music video to the public, as well as a headlining date in Rochester and the band’s first foray into the Great White North with a show in Toronto. DJ Hemingway Hemingway makes beats, hordes records and plays keys for Toronto's live disco experience Tush. With a penchant for rare grooves, embellished chords and cosmic sounds, his DJ sets are eclectic and always funky. Hemingway has supported reputable acts such as Tornado Wallace, Oliver, RAC, Classixx, The Magician and Tim Green (www.hmgway.com)
  2. Chameleon Project is back! March 26 @ Club Absinthe w. Grease Monkey & DJ Beach Jerky Doors 9pm, $10 at the door After a long hiatus the Project returns to the stage Our voyage through dance floors of the cosmos continues as we celebrate the release of our new record "Funk 'n' Space". Expect red hot sections, some sonic surprises and a vibe that is out of this world. Grease Monkey will provide Fat dirty funk... just like they did before The Werks, Hamilton's answer to Lettuce and "what is hip" - is gonna get your legs warmed up for the long strange trip into "funk and space"Opening the night and spinning tweeners with his delicious taste for bass your selecta for the evening - Beach JerkyStrap on your flight suit and get ready for blast off! Stayed tuned for more "Funk' n' Space"...
  3. Strong opener for Phish this tour. Three new tunes! "No men in no mans land" is a funkfilled almost Little feat-esque. Nice! Setlist: Phish at Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, OR - 7/21/15 Set 1: Sample in a Jar, Sand, 555, Rift, Halfway to the Moon, Horn > Devotion To a Dream, Blaze On[1], Tube, Wolfman's Brother Set 2: Ghost > Birds of a Feather, Mike's Song > The Wedge, Fuego > Shade[1], No Men In No Man's Land[1] > Weekapaug Groove > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Chalk Dust Torture Encore: Theme From the Bottom [1] Debut. Heres a link to the "No men in, no man's land" https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=252&v=uIiZ7Vg9-kk See ya at Magnaball!
  4. Fri.Feb.27th Funk Remedy Events returns with Toronto's funkiest night out and this time we are rolling out special guest DJ 1970Slick for a rare groove funk set that will have each and every booty shaking like its the 70's all over again. Some of you may know 1970Slick from his incredible psychedelic funk band Chameleon Project and if you caught their recent Toronto show alongside Jamie Kidd you know this man has got the funk running all through his veins. His musical tastes don't end there as his DJ sets range from funk to breaks to disco, re-edits and even early techno. A true music lover and a killer musician with a deep record collection and we are happy to have him come out and give you a taste of his funkiest selections. Let the good times roll! 1970Slick (Chameleon Project) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chameleon-Project/26386750437 https://www.mixcloud.com/1970slick/ridin-shotgun-with-the-funk/ and Funk Remedy resident... PuckerFunk https://soundcloud.com/puckerfunk Salvador Darling 1237 Queen St West - FREE
  5. NuFunk Concerts Presents: Saturday January 17th, 2015 Chameleon Project & Jamie Kidd Cherry Cola's Rock N' Rolla Cabaret and Lounge 200 Bathurst St., (Just North of Queen St. W) Doors 9 PM Show 10 PM $10 Adv. & at the door Ticket Link: http://www.diyobo.com/events/chameleon-project-dj-jamie-kidd-toronto-on-canada The Chameleon Project (2 Sets) Psychedelic Bass Music www.chameleonproject.com Jamie Kidd (Box of Kittens) (2 Sets) www.jamiekidd.com\ Local techno Dj/Producer extraordinaire and former Chameleon Project bassist Jamie Kidd teams up with Toronto's livetronica quartet for a wild double bill on Saturday, January 17th at cabaret style underground venue. Expect two sets of Chameleon Project, debuting new material and dusting off old classics, alongside two DJ sets by Jamie Kidd, including an extended set to end the night. The Chameleon Project [Psychedelic Bass Music // Toronto] www.chameleonproject.com As Toronto’s agents and instigators of the local live jam, fusion & electronica scene, The Chameleon Project (CP) have been the city’s host to, and shared the stage with, such acts as Bassnectar, The New Deal, Lotus, Charlie Hunter, EOTO, Keller Williams, Dub Trio, Garage Mahal, Biodiesel and countless others. CP has 2 full length album releases, an EP and a special DJ vinyl remix pressing to it’s credit and has appeared at premier live electronica festivals such as Camp Bisco (Mariaville, NY), Freedom Festival (Toronto, ON), Evolve Festival (Antigonish, NS), and the NuJazz Festival (Toronto, ON). Armed with a bass-heavy material, daring improvisations and mind-bending tonal colors the Chameleon Project has crafted a unique sound over its 10yr history. Skillfully weaving elements of dub, jazz, disco, and psychedelia into an intoxicating brew, the Project has been regularly astounding audiences by taking listeners to sonic places, yet uncharted in the realms of dance music. Jamie Kidd [box of Kittens // Toronto] www.jamiekidd.com Hailing from Toronto's fertile electronic landscape, Jamie Kidd is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ with a career encompassing 15 years through diverse musical endeavours. From studying jazz performance and composition until 2001; focusing on improvisation based ensembles including the drum & bass and dub quartet Chameleon Project from 2003-2005; to recording and touring with numerous groups throughout Canada and the United States as a funk and rock bassist, Kidd has never been one to remain static for long. Since 2006, Jamie has worked as a solo artist and as half of techno duo Metalogic, whose edgy original productions and collaborations with veterans Perc and Dietrich Schoenemann have been released on internationally renowned labels including New York's Hidden Agenda, London's Perc Trax, Glasgow's Sleaze Records, and Toronto's Thoughtless Music and Roots & Wings. This partnership culminated in 2010 with their acclaimed full length album 'Torus' on Germany's Nachtstrom Schallplatten. During these years his music has been supported by a long list of inspirational producers and DJs such as Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Laurent Garnier, Cari Lekebusch, Extrawelt, Mark Henning, Nick Warren, Tony Rohr and Timo Maas. In one of North America's exceptionally vibrant underground scenes, Jamie quickly established himself among the city's finest deep techno and house DJs. As one of the founders of Box of Kittens and a highly versatile resident for Platform events in Toronto, he has performed alongside some of the world's utmost respected artists including Jeff Mills, Speedy J, Trentemoller, Carl Cox, Claude Von Stroke, Maceo Plex, Matthew Dear, Radio Slave, Robag Wruhme, Robert Hood, Seth Troxler and countless others. Ever restless, Jamie continues to develop a new sound of resonant rich arrangements anchored by the friction between live instrumentation and electronics.
  6. I will also be Djing this event (aka 1970Slick), in between acts, before and after. Here is a sample mix: http://www.mixcloud.com/1970slick/ridin-shotgun-with-the-funk/ ______________ P.S. How do you embedd video and such on this board these days. I can figure that out. Anyone?
  7. Well friends I have been to more than a few Phish shows in my However nothing could have prepared me for Fisman crooning a parody version of `Jennifer Dance`s`in cheezy smutlz styke. Priceseless. Not many band can/will regonizitze thier own missteps and even fewer can have the humility it laugh it off. I literally laughed so hard I cried, Refreshing that those things can still happen on a Sunday night in Maryland.
  8. I'm doing double duty for this one, guitar and DJ services. One stop funk shop. Let's do this. www.chameleonproject.com
  9. It also really sucks for the musicians. Here is what is really happening. 1. Youtube has unintentionally become the the most used music streaming site int he world. It was never designed for that purpose. 2. Youtube eventually realizes this and is looking for a way to make real money of subscription services as Apple is on the cusp or rolling out a streaming service and Spotify is already occupying a lot of the market share. 3. Google is offeri9ng rates of 65% of what Spotify and Rdio pay out, and those companies already play offensively low rates. 4. The Major labels in fear of this becoeming another napster (missed opportunity) are too eager to jump on the band wagon. The Majors have already signed on at a slightly better but still low rate per stream. They have the capital to do so and are desperate. 5. Indies are now squeezed out unless they play ball for the same rates, but likely lower the majors and the bar is then set. Result: A precidetn will be set and other streaming serfvices like Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, Pandora will eventually pay the same as Youtube is the biggest and they are paying rock bottom. In the end musicians, publishers, songwriters and ironically the major labels will get majorly exploited and screwed over. I hope they run themselves into the ground and everyone jumps ship to vimeo. Sad.
  10. The Chameleon Project is thrilled to be returning to Hamilton for a night of wild livetronica on the dancefloor. Illumination Presents: Saturday June 14 Chameleon Project Chartreuse Itzkotron Corktown Pub, Hamilton (175 Yonge St.) $10 / 19+ / 10 PM Limited $50 Illumination Music & Arts Festival tickets will be available at the event! Facebook Link
  11. Amazing festival with terrible timing for most. It's right after labour day and if you are a teacher or a student this is right when you get back after summer. Kills me, love to go and would make the journey to VA but timing is a no go.
  12. This show is coming up. Great headlining jam band from buffalo.
  13. I don't understand how this is any better than the FLAC files I currently listen to on my Samsung player. I don't use I tunes and it's all lossless.
  14. No Toronto or Darien. Man. No good multi day events close either. Hmmm.
  15. We're so stoked to welcome Buffalo NY's groove rockers, Aqueous to Toronto with our friends the Chameleon Project. You don't wanna miss this one!!! Aqueous www.aqeousband.com After Funk www.afterfunk.ca Chameleon Project www.chameleonproject.com FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH THE RIVOLI 334 QUEEN ST. W. TORONTO, ONTARIO $10 AT THE DOOR, 19+ EVENT
  16. Agreed. I was at the show and while it is always a good time seeing Phish the magic wasn't there. Just a decent show. Can't complain though, they normally blow my mind.
  17. Final Boarding Call - 1970Slick by 1970slick on Mixcloud Here is a new mix from 1970Slick. A good crossection of the types of tracks you can expect at the next Sweetback!
  18. Sweetback returns! Toronto's baddest underground disco getdown boogies on over to the East side. Expect the same great tracks, unheard gems and dancefloor monsters in the friendly confines of the Riverside Public House (725 Queen St. E). Come on over the across the bridge and light up the disco night with us and witness the rebirth. We look forward to seeing many friendly faces old and new. ..this is also a bday celebration fro Mrs. Shyla Brennan a longtime Sweetback supporter... featuring: David James (CIUT 89.5 Moovin' in the right direction) 1970Slick (aka Jive Express, Chameleon Project) No cover..all vibe. Shake your booty on down! www.sweetbackgroove.com
  19. Wish I coudl have gone to this. Looks liek the fest I've been waiting for to replace Bonnaroo which has gone waaay too indie hipster for my liking. Problem is that is the worst weekend possible. Right after the labour day weekend and I'm back teaching. Sux, but looks great.
  20. Baldwin County Coroner Stan Zinson says Payne died at 5:12 a.m. Saturday at a hospital from cardiac problems. He says Payne got up early in his house in Stapleton, Ala., feeling ill, and his wife called an ambulance. He says Payne had a long history of cardiac problems. According to a 2011 profile in The Mobile Press-Register, Payne toured with Nelson from 1973 to 2008. He retired to Stapleton, with his wife Vicki. There he continued playing music, teaching the guitar at a local music store. A post on Willie’s Nelson’s Facebook page about Payne’s death said, “Our friend will be missed.â€
  21. Too bad. He was a true great American songwriter and a unique guitar player. always wanted to see him live. R.I.P.
  22. Here is a video of the Chameleon Project playing on a rooftop during the last Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market. ] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEKniYoTe-k&feature=share&list=LLBVzUXf74qbFG0Hz3CQj-DQ]CP on a roof top in Kensington Market
  23. www.nufunk.ca presents.... A night of dub, psychedelia and livetronica. The Chameleon Project and the Resinators team up for a jam packed night of deep bass and grooves in outer-space. Expect soul-shaking sets, extended jams and killer cuts mixed by a special guest DJ 197Slick. This all takes place at the Garrison (1197 Dundas St. W) in Toronto's ever bustling Dundas and Ossington neighborhood. It's on a Thursday but Thursday is the new Friday so the time is right to vibe all-night. This will be the last CP show for a while as we break for summer, hope to see everyone there. $10/tickets at the door. www.chameleonproject.com www.resinators.com www.nufunk.ca www.garrisontoronto.com
  24. OK I'm confused here. How is Jay a douchebag? He is the promoter of the show. The person responsible for booking the room, coordinating all promotions and taking in all proceeds and paying artists involved. He also most likely paid for the shirts to be made and the design was most surely approved by BNB. So if Jay is putting int he work to make this show happend, BNB is fine with it and they are both investing in the T-shirts as revenue stream (which is a good idea if you plan to have a business), then how is anyone a douchebag? I have dealt with Jay for years and he is a str5ight shooter and one of the biggest supporters of this community. Let's take it down a notch and direct our anger elsewhere.
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