Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sipreano & Kamandi: The Soulcial Volume Two (compilation CD) (2001)

Conceived at the tail end of the 20th century by SFU graduates Kamandi (Cowbell Radio, CJMP 90.1 FM) and Sipreano (Jamaica-Toronto and Native North America series producer), The Soulcial (1999-2001) was a trailblazing open format vinyl DJ night held at the Chameleon Urban Lounge in the basement of Vancouver, B.C.'s (in)famous Hotel Georgia. The Soulcial, made possible by Chameleon founder/operator, DJ, and label owner Luke McKeehan (Nordic Trax), lasted for almost 2 years and saw spin-off events at various shebeens and licensed venues around town. The night had a small, but dedicated fan base and was randomly frequented by local and international personalities. The 2000 millennium new year celebrations were particularly raucous with an end of the world fear apparent from certain revellers and a reckless feel all around. Promotional materials were designed by Jay Gundzik and Vincent Cook as well as two compilation CDs which featured a variety of rare groove, jazz, rock, EZ, funk, soul, and reggae music. 50 copies of each were distributed by hand and mail at no cost to the listener (bar a few copies that were available for sale at Beat Street Records). The Soulcial Volume Two (2001) contained hand drawn tags by the power now known as SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL. Further names, dates, and places will be officially documented at a later date. For the time being, please enjoy these selections as we did (and still do). PEACE 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback / Budget Shoes / HIP 30 / The Strombo Show / CBC Radio 2

*At the tail end of September, Willie Thrasher, Linda Saddleback, Malcolm Jack, and yours truly entered the Lido shed studio to record two songs. First was a cover of Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun's "Budget Shoes" for HIP 30, a celebration of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip on George Stroumboulopoulos' The Strombo Show. Next was a new Thrasher original, "The Sacred Fire Of Peace" (*more on that later!). Starting the year off w/ a heavyweight collection of Canadian and Indigenous talent, HIP 30 airs tomorrow night (January 1, 2017) on CBC Radio 2 from 8 pm - 12 am nationwide. We hope that you enjoy our tribute to Gord and The Sadies. We made it as we share it, w/ love... PEACE

Friday, December 30, 2016

Backs to the wall and back AGAIN!!!

TONIGHT: KAM and SIP back AGAIN!@#$%!!! LIVE and DIRECT on CJMP 90.1 FM POWELL RIVER (streaming WORLDWIDE at 7-10 PM (PST) Request/chat line: 604-485-0088 PEACE