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Jay Funk Dawg

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  1. haha... maybe if they just raised the key everytime they said Roxanne it would be listenable, near the end it's faster than a "Chipmunks" version.
  2. Do Right Presents Friday, December 8th, 2017 SoulJazz Orchestra (rescheduled!) 'Under Burning Skies' Album Release Party with special guests Tush DJ John Kong & Jason Palma Velvet Underground - 508 Queen St W, Toronto, ON Doors at 9:00PM Facebook Link / Tickets The Souljazz Orchestra album launch party has been rescheduled for Friday December 8th, 20117 at Velvet Underground after show cancellation due to power outage at Lee's Palace. The band's latest LP 'Under Burning Skies’ (Do Right Music / Strut Records) is currently sitting #1 on Earshot - The National International Chart (for 5 week straight and counting). After the disappointment of last Friday's show cancellation, the band is preparing for special explosive show in Toronto, their final show of the year, and have added DJs John Kong and Jason Palma to the bill. Since first arriving on the scene at the turn of the millennium, Ottawa's Souljazz Orchestra has never stopped pushing the limits of its signature sound: an explosive clash of soul, jazz and tropical styles, unleashed by majestic horns, pulsating keyboards, and earthquaking percussion. Turbulent times call for strong voices and the Souljazz Orchestra’s new set 'Under Burning Skies' packs a heavy lyrical punch, with wry observations and an urge for progressive change. Musically, the band continues to progress, recently incorporating ‘80s vintage synthesizers and early drum machines, bringing touches of lo-fi disco, boogie and electro to their trademark sound. Celebrating their 15th year, the three-time Juno nominated ensemble continues to be an unstoppable force. They have played to audiences across the globe and have shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Femi Kuti. The band is fresh off an incredible 22 shows in 10 countries European album release tour in October 2017. Prior their European tour, they were invited to CBC Toronto HQ to host a "First Play Live' concert for their fans, the full session was filmed live off the floor and available to watch here: http://ow.ly/1zOT30ghgtY
  3. Very sad to hear about BradM's passing. As many of you, I know BradM through the music scene. I've been fortunate to get to know tapers from all over the country, and consider myself a amateur taper, mostly recording the shows I produced for my own use. It's a rare breed of people who dedicate themselves to this craft and I think it's such an admirable and selfless job. The taping scene in Canada is so small and those few who do it really help preserve and document our Canadian culture - and above all so many memories. He mailed me copies of the shows he taped but were not authorized to be uploaded to the archive. I remember once that he wanted to check with one of the bands he taped first before burning me a copy, in spite of the fact that I was the promoter. Outside of his admiral dedication to taping, BradM was a sweet guy. I spent more than a few set breaks with him outside and really enjoyed his different point of views and quirky sense of humour. I'll always remember him enjoying a pint, standing next to his microphones at a show enjoying himself. Much love BradM, I hope you are out there taping the great big gig in the sky.
  4. RIP CHARLES BRADLEY love this rippin' tune that only came out a few months ago.
  5. https://www.dweezilzappa.com/posts/1983688-trademark-battle-update Pretty sad when you have to go through lawyers to deal with your own family... Frank is probably rolling in his grave right now.
  6. A night of hard hitting reggae and dancehall Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 Dub Kartel (Halifax), House of David Gang, The Responsables + DJ Quesquecest The Horseshoe Tavern - 370 Queen St W.Doors at 10:00PM$10 at door / Facebook link Atlantic Canada's top reggae act DUB KARTEL is coming back to Toronto with their full seven piece band! The show is going down LIVE at The Horseshoe Tavern on September 23rd joined by Toronto's very own House of David Gang and The Responsables plus NYC's DJ Quesquecest. DUB KARTEL: Over the past six years, the Halifax (NS) based group has honed their sound in the Canadian festival, club, and bar circuits, developing their unique blend of high energy, all-original Reggae, Dancehall, and Hip-Hop. Through positivity and an all-inclusive attitude, Dub Kartel creates an interactive live experience filled with improvisation, that entertains both audience and band members alike. With the release of their debut, self-titled full-length LP, these “B’ys from down the east” could not be more excited to bring their sound “unlike no other” to as many stages as possible. Facebook: Dub Kartel www.dubkartel.com Insta: @DubKartel
  7. Pretty amazing show... Marcus is a powerhouse guitarist/vocalist... a real one of a kind soulful rocker. My buddy Deshawn aka D'vibes played Keys and brought some funky souljazz sounds to the hard hitting Marus King Band.
  8. was a pretty wild time.. super happy to run into so many good people - The Fat Cats were great! I only caught Diesel Dog - KC Roberts - Soul Motivators - Fat Cats & Chameleon Project... every act had great energy!
  9. Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System return to Toronto on Sun. May 14th + Toronto Dub All-Stars & DJ Chocolate Embrace in association with NuFunk Presents Lee "Scratch" Perry + Subatomic Sound System featuring Toronto Dub All-Stars / DJ Chocolate Sunday, May 14th, 2017 7:00 PM DOORS Danforth Music Hall - 147 Danforth Ave, Toronto Facebook / Online Tickets Producer, mixer and Grammy-winning reggae dub artist, Lee “Scratch” Perry has been overturning tradition and confounding conventional wisdom for more than five decades. In the process, the widely acknowledged father of dub reggae became arguably the first creatively driven "artist-producer" in modern recorded music. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Perry on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. with Toronto Dub All-Starsft. members of Sattalites, Dream Band, House of David Gang & special guests.A group specifically formed for this show, the Toronto Dub All-Stars features a mix of Toronto's top reggae and dub musicians. The core band includes Sunray Grennan, vocalist/drummer Top Canadian Reggae Drummer, son of Winston Grennan (Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Bob Marley) inventor of the One-Drop, Rah Lion, lead vocalist (Dream Band), Fergus Hambleton, guitar/vocalist (Sattalites) Sam Weller, keyboards (Sattalites, House of David Gang), Bruce McGillivray, Bass (Sattalites), Jay Cleary, Guitar (House of David Gang) and special guest Papa Levy (nephew of Barrington Levy). DJ Chocolate DJ Chocolate, also known in legal circles as Lauren Speers, has been one of Toronto’s busiest reggae club, radio, concert and festival DJs for over 20 years, appearing alongside the likes of Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, Damian and Stephen Marley, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Luciano, and as a jungle and dub music aficionado, with recording artists like Congo Natty and the Mad Professor. She is a fiery red-dreadlocked trailblazer who started Toronto’s premier urban and electronic vinyl mastering studio The Scratch Free Press in the late 1990s and ran the record-pressing plant Acme Vinyl Corporation, all while working towards her Master’s degree and teaching English, computers and music business classes at a local college. Chocolate has been instrumental behind the scenes since 1994 in a multi-media capacity as well as on the decks. She has worked on music-based documentaries for the CBC, she has been hosting her popular local radio program Rebel Music since the 1990s, assisting in the founding/implementation of several yearly music festivals and eventually obtained a juris doctorate in law and became a lawyer, assisting many musical entities to make their dreams realities in countless ways. Her djing residencies include the renowned 10-year strong monthly Gathering at Thymeless (which she founded) and the popular live dub music monthly Bredren at the Painted Lady. Whether it’s in court, behind the wheels of steel at least once or twice a week making people dance with the unique blend of joyous conscious reggae goodness for which she is known, this tireless music mama is a dedicated team-player fully committed to spreading a message of positivity and good vibes...
  10. Pretty sad that this all happened on his birthday with all his peers and fans in attendance... but I bet he would be happy that's how he went.. doing what he loved. I got to hang out with him when I promoted a show with him at the Great Hall. He said to me he would guess my birthday... but I should tell him what month...February I said... he had a bit of a think on it .. he said ''hmmm February 21st?' I said no, February 9th.. to which he responded... "Close though!" they are pretty cooking here RIP
  11. Would be really awesome to see some of these shows, but my summer plans are so up in the air i can't commit. at NYE it wasn't hard to get a ticket face-value outside, many friends got in for less than face. I'm sure there will be lots of tix floating around close to the show. -J
  12. Per Jambase: "Set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the United States and United Kingdom on May 26." https://www.jambase.com/article/amazon-acquires-grateful-dead-documentary-long-strange-trip Hoping this gets theatrical run before end of May!
  13. NuFunk.ca Presents11th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute ConcertSat. Feb 11th, 2017Featuring Toronto Reggae All-Stars:Michael Garrick and The Toronto Reggae Orchestra withHouse of David Gang and DJ Chocolate.Plus guest Artists, Selectors & DJs, Prizes and so much moreLee's Palace - 529 Bloor St. W. Toronto, OnDoors 9:00 PMTickets $12 Adv here: http://bit.ly/2jWrB3r $20 at the dooror $15 with canned food donation to Parkdale Food BankToronto's longest running Bob Marley Tributes showcasing the best of the city's original reggae music scene and raising important fooddonations for the Parkdale Food Bank. Hey Friends, I'll be back in Toronto for this jam.. would love to see you!
  14. Looking forward to hear your new solo album Mike.
  15. I was there for the 30th show... here's a recap!
  16. The Chameleon Project returns to drop the hammer with more "Funk'n'Space" at the Baltimore House just before the new year arrives. Blast Off and kiss 2016 goodbye with a full night of dancing, hot grooves, beatbox and live psychedlic dance music.9pm $10 at the DoorFeaturing: Chameleon Project (Toronto) w. Hachey the MouthPEACE. Canada's preimier beatbox/looping wizard and winner of: Much Music Beatbox Champion, 2015 Great North Beatbox LoopStation Champion, 2x HMA. & PuckerFunkCombining the funkier side of ghetto, funk, disco, house, breakbeats, reggae, bass, mash ups and edits PuckerFunk creates a fun, fresh and visceral dance floor experience. Started as a side project alias in 2009 PuckerFunk has grown to encompass International gigs and a residency with the Funk Remedy club nights in Toronto. With productions and mixes gaining the props and attention of Spinforth (Scour Records, Hong Kong Ping Pong), GhettoFunk.com, Omegaman and All Good Funk Alliance you know that PuckerFunk will deliver party moving sounds time after time. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/295383474190542/
  17. anyone go to the show or watch the live stream? Here's what you missed: Set One: Party Time Tweezer> Walk Away* Dogs Stole Things* Guelah Papyrus* Destiny Unbound* Paul and Silas* Vultures* Reba** Ass Handed*> Possum Set Two: Mike's Song> Simple> Down With Disease> Lifeboy* No Men in No Mans Land* ***> Weekapaug Groove Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman Tweezer Reprise *first time played **no whistling ***wipeout tease
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