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JEREMY ELLIS "AYRO" hits Ottawa, MAY 28th 22:00pm

Jeremy Ellis AYRO is sonic chef who mixes ingredients from across the musical spectrum. Hes a freestyle live set specialist, pianist, singer and synthisizer MPC programmer whos sound is like nothing you heard before. Jeremy first rose to fame as viagra drugs online a member of various musical fusion projects, utilizing his classical, jazz and percussion training. Becomming a cheapest uk viagra frequent collaborator with Detroit producers, he has worked with such luminaries as Carl Craig, John Beltran, Recloose and Alton Miller, providing a combination of vocal and keyboard.

MERCURY LOUNGE OTTAWA Thursday May 28th 22:00pm with DJ Trevor Walker

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Montreal International House Music Festival Aug 28-Aug 31

Montreal International House music Festival


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Leave it JojoFlores and the good people from GotSoul and Therapy to give House lovers the respect of a festival. Closing down the summer could never feel so good. If you don’t believe me check out this House giant all star line up!

Moonstarr: One Busy Cat

Moonstarr is indeed one busy cat. If he’s not busy on the phone holding things down on the biz side for his label Public Transit Recordings, the man’s hunkered down behind closed doors over his synths, drum machines, and samplers to bang out some killer beats. Moonstarr cites such diverse influences as 4 Hero, DJ Premier, and Underground Resistance. Everything he touches carries imprints of deep techno, jazz, hip hop, bossa, and broken beat, resulting in tracks that step far into the future. And it’s not like people haven’t noticed. Ever since Moon’s dropped the now-classic Dupont EP, he’s received love for his work the world over.

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Dragon Fli Empire @ Velvet Underground (Edmonton) July 30

Dragon Fli Empire is on the rise. The Calgary based duo, comprised of Cosm (DJ, producer) and Teekay (emcee, producer) have quickly become one of the city’s more popular groups, gaining respect from a wide variety of music lovers for their upbeat, melodic and positive sound.

It all started in May 2002. What was originally supposed to be a side-project for both of the Dragon Fli Empire members grew into something bigger than ever dreamed, largely due to the popularity of the track “Mount Pleasant” (which has become a Calgary anthem). The crew enjoys heavy rotation on campus radio across Canada and have also appeared on CBC (Radio, ZeD and The National), plus MuchMusic’s Going Coastal. The group has performed across Canada and parts of the United States, and have shared the stage with many top acts, including De La Soul, Mos Def, Pete Rock, Del the Funky Homosapien, and The Beatnuts.

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Upcoming shows:
19 Jul 2008 22:00 ">HiFi Club Calgary, Alberta
30 Jul 2008 20:00 Velvet Underground Edmonton, Alberta
5 Aug 2008 14:00 Credit Union Centre (Warped Tour) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
6 Aug 2008 15:00 Race City (Warped Tour) Calgary, Alberta
10 Aug 2008 20:00 Suede Lethbridge, Alberta
06 Sep 2008 20:00 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, Alberta

Jojoflores & HALO Toronto CD Release Party: MIAMI SUNSET SESSIONS

July 12th, 2008 Fame and Therapy launched the Album Release of MIAMI SUNSET SESSIONS featuring Jojoflores from Gotsoul Records & HALO from City Deep Music. Jojoflores is a celebrated Montreal DJ with a signature sound that resonates sweet, soulful melodies and a profound jazzy vibe. He is also highly respected for his rare underground garage house. Jojoflores maintains regular residencies at Cherry (MTL) and Cielo (NYC).

Jojoflores was joined by Toronto DJ, Mat Chrysdale. The CD release took place at Toronto King St. West resto/bar Brassaii.

Purchase MIAMI SUNSET SESSIONS today! Or better yet, hit up the next CD Release party at Tribe Hyper Club (MTL) 10pm Friday July 18th. Jojoflores will be joined by Mike “FU” Fresco.

Amon Tobin’s online store is great!

Amon Tobin is no doubt my favorite producer of all time. From sick futuristic industrial beats to movie sound tracks to video game soundtracks. He’s done it all. I wanted to share with you a little something about Amon’s online store. There’s freebies!!. Full sets pod cast style, all up for grabs!!

Older video entitled Proper Hoodidge from the album Out From Out Where

Over the past decade Amon Tobin has been a lead innovator in his field. He’s a King contributer to the Label “Ninja Tune” and is an ambassador for Montreal music known world wide.

The Best of NXNE: Summerside


Caught these guys sort of by accident while walking through Yonge-Dundas Square on Thursday on my way to see Sabrina Korva, Stand, and David Martel play at Sunrise Records.

They certainly caught my attention with their rockin’ guitar licks and the massive crowd that had gathered to watch them play.

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Taylor McFerrin in profile: Keeping the buzz on high

Taylor McFerrin is redefining the one-man show. Combining his skills as a producer and performer, Taylor is making music heads around the world take notice as he seamlessly builds songs from scratch with his ambitious solo project. Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, samples, vocals and beatboxing are meshed together in his Brooklyn bedroom studio as Taylor builds from his roots in ‘60s soul to his vision of future hip-hop.

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Haitras in profile: Mind-bender


Hatiras clearly loves to DJ. I would say he’s definitely one of the planet’s top electronic music DJs & producers. He’s produced loads of mind-bending and butt-wiggling music — over 100 releases! He’s won two Juno Awards, a Socan Award for most radio play in Canada and multiple nominations. He owns and operates two record labels (Hatrax and Blow Media ). This man has sold over half million records worldwide. Continue reading ‘Haitras in profile: Mind-bender’

Gotsoul Recordings @ WMC 2008

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Gotsoul is a two-fold company founded by a hip and talented team of musicians, DJ’s and producers, along with specialists in PR and Marketing. As a record label Gotsoul specializes in soulful music and eclectic music. According to them, anything that embodies true soul music can be seen and heard from Gotsoul. As a production company, Gotsoul houses an experienced and serious team in image-making, branding, and event planning.The label has included such awesome artists as Jojoflores, Mike Fresco, Osunlade, Trevor Walker, Rise Ashen, Santos, Jaffa, Miguel Graca, Soulcreation, Kenny Bobien, Fred Everything, Bodhi Satva, Nick Holder, Esperanza, and many more.

Gotsoul will, of course, be attending WMC 2008 and we’ll be right there with them!

Check in next week when TCR reports straight from the Winter Music Conference in Miami!