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The BEAT Network & lifeboogie present - DJ Day + Dystoh (Album Release) + Ultrafox + Trevor Walker
9:00 PM on Friday May. 24th
The 27 Club, 27 York Street
Price: $20 advance / $25 door

DJ Day (Damien Beebe) is a DJ, producer and musician from Palm Springs, California. His contributions to the various avant-garde music scenes in Southern California run deep and span over two decades. From the historic Root Down parties of Los Angeles to the infamous Do-Over, Day has garnered respect from peers and fans alike for his eclectic, well-executed DJ sets and diverse taste in music. His debut album, The Day Before, rose to the top of numerous notable charts including those of Gilles Peterson (BBC), Jeremy Sole (KCRW) and Philly's Cosmo Baker. His talent in transitioning between DJ/turntablist, musician and beat maker is best exemplified by his ambitious studio release, Land Of 1000 Chances. He has toured over 20 countries worldwide as a solo artist and performed with artists such as Aloe Blacc, Eminem, Amy Winehouse, People Under the Stairs, Grandmaster Flash, Moodymann, and more. Day was nominated for Song of the Year awards both by the BBC and The Village Voice and his music has been licensed for commercials by DC Shoes, Red Bull Music Academy, Rane/Serato, and numerous full length feature films. He has also been a participant in DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat since it’s conception.

With hard-hitting congas, syncopated bells and blocks, roaring baritone saxophone and tight two-part vocal harmonies, Dystoh brings together the spirit of blues and soul, the rhythmic fire of Latin salsa, the unbridled creativity of reggae and dub, and the deep groove of modern-day afro sounds. Created by two original core members of the three-time Juno-nominated Souljazz Orchestra, Ray Tabana and Phil Motion enter the musical foray with their new duo, sharing original up-tempo creations and deep lyrical reflections in their debut album 'Heat of the Times', an album that explores the delicate and fragile interplay of our personal and global struggles in a new dangerous age. Dystoh brings 20 years of international touring experience and infuses it into this new duo for an exciting and dynamic live show where the pounding of sub-bass frequencies and electronic drum machines meet a fiery mix of afro Latin percussion, freight-train baritone saxophone lines, and the raw emotion of the human voice.

Ultrafox is a funk/jazz band based out of Montreal. We've got one goal: to bring dancing back to live music!

For 30 years, Trevor Walker has been one of Canada’s best kept secrets. But talk to anyone who’s danced to his sets, booked him or shared the decks with him and the word legend is often use to praise his work. Collecting and playing music since 1988, he spent 21 years as a resident at Ottawa’s Mercury Lounge, one of the longest lasting and most respected venues in the country, playing alongside DJs such as Derrick Carter, Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Gilles Peterson, Fred Everything, Quantic, King Britt, Dj Spinna, Osunlade, Roger Sanchez, Josh Wink, and the list goes on. He has also shared the bill with bands such as Jamiroquai, The Roots, Gil Scott-Heron, Maceo Parker, Alice Russell, Souljazz Orchestra, The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Bembe Segue, Galliano, and many more. As a producer, he’s released on labels such as : Nordic Trax, Afro Art, Bombay, Fossil Fuel, GotSoul, and collaborated with artists such as Juno-nominated Rise Ashen and Miguel Graca, Shawn Escoffery, Luke Mckeehan, Fred Everything, Souljazz Orchestra and The Soul Motivators.