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Monday Special Blend
Monday August 31st, 2020 with Jumpin' Joel Flash
Charity Galas, Pirate Ship Concerts, and Community Earworms!

I had an interview with Sachin Herath, VP of Development for CASCO! We yik yakked raising money for CHEO, and getting people interested without an in-person gala! I spoke with Almyr Jules and Michael Bercier! These guys played a show on a PIRATE SHIP in the middle of Mooneys Bay! We talked sea shanties, recording in isolation, and what’s next on the horizon! I also played A WHOLE BUNCH OF MUSIC from YUNGCUDII, Dax, $3IIIZ, Laila Biali, Marie-Clo, Malayka, DeeDee7, Apollo 440, summersets, The Peptides, & Max Webster!
Oh! War!
Max Webster - High Class in Borrowed Shoes Canadian
AC 3000
$3IIIZ - Sunrose Canadian New

From Apt.613:
Ottawa producer Seiiizi (aka DJ Seiiizmikk) recently released a collection of upbeat hip hop instrumentals. The 13-track album is intended for singers, rappers, poets, and dancers to explore and create songs with messages of “their process, progress and growth.” It’s Seiiizi’s wish that the Sunrose community beat tape will spawn new songs and releases by fellow artists.

Ottawa DJ/Producer Artist. 1/3 of DasKingSeiiiz Follow me on my journey of creating positive vibrations.

More $3IIIZ here:
Apt613 Playlist:

I spoke with Sachin Herath, Vice President of Development for CASCO. Typically, the charity organization holds big events and raises money for CHEO... much harder to do this year! We talked about how fundraising typically works, how they've pivoted to the new normal, and what kinds of thigns we can expect in the future!

About CASCO:
CASCO was founded in September 1998 as an initiative through the shared vision between two friends, Alexandre St-Jean and Tuan Nguyen. They both wanted to show support, raise money and honour their dearly departed friend Eric Danis, who passed away from Leukemia. In twenty years, it has touched and inspired thousands of students to give back, and has raised over $700,000 just last year!

For the past 21 years, CASCO has produced an annual gala show, putting the spotlight on the talents of the University of Ottawa students. The much-anticipated soirée is one comprised of song, dance and fashion, and succeeds in unifying students, business professionals and community members with the common goal of providing support for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Meet the team of 2020 that will be leading CASCO to success and unifying the community!

more on CASCO here:
Laila Biali - Out of Dust Canadian New

From her Bio:
Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include a 2019 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording Tracing Light, and a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s “Best Albums of the Year” list for her follow-up Live in Concert.

Her latest project, a self- titled album released in January of 2018, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and won Laila the top prize for Jazz in the Canadian Songwriting Competition as well as a JUNO Award. And while Laila continues to earn high honours in the Jazz world, her unique genre- bending sound is what sets her apart as she “masterfully mixes jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpred ictability to songs that are concise and catchy.” (Washington Post)

More Laila here:
YungCudii x 4Steppa - s/t Canadian New
OEG x YungCudii - s/t Canadian

From his bio:
Isaiah Haye, was born in Ottawa,Ontario on February 4th 2001. His interest for music all began at the age of 6 after being inspired by Tupac Shakur. He began to start recording and taking music seriously in the 9th grade after releasing his first Soundcloud hit "Purple" which blew up and started off his fan base immediately. He currently released his first debuted album with artist “OEG”, (Purge Season) which placed number 80th on Apple Music top 200 charts. Cudii is currently signed to a two year management contract with “Josh Bailey”.

More YUNGCUDII here:
Shifter writeup:
Marie-Clo - s/t Canadian New
Marie-Clo - Faune Canadian

From her Bio:
A true creative chameleon & nomad, Marie-Clo is a born performer who ropes her audience into a feverish pitch in both official languages; thanks to hooked on phonics. Singer-songwriter, actor & dancer, her eclectic indie pop tackles current themes & conscious lyrics, but also conjures a colourful and enchanted world. Her first english album Shell(e) will be released in 3 parts over 2020-2021.

More Marie-Clo here:
Apt613 Playlist:
You Lied
DeeDee7 - DeeDee7 Canadian New
We’ll be Free
DeeDee7 - DeeDee7 Canadian

From their bio:
DeeDee7 explodes with rich synth sounds, heavy percussion, soaring melodies, and brash lyrics in a modern nod to late 70s early 80s disco, funk, and pop.

More DeeDee7 here:
Apt613 writeup here:
Stop the Rock
Apollo 440 - Gettin' High on Your Own Supply
Community Earworm!

CHALLENGE: A band should cover this, but make it a Newfoundland Power Anthem. Change the synth to horns and keep the filthy guitar. FUN!
Fake Flowers
summersets - Small Town Saturday Canadian
Never Love Another
summersets - Small Town Saturday Canadian

From their Bio:
From their bio:
Picture this: two people meet in small town northern Ontario on a Saturday night as summer is coming to end. A chance encounter that eventually will define the narrative of the rest of their lives. That is both the story that runs through the debut record by summersets, and also how the new duo’s members, Kalle Mattson and Andrew Sowka, met growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

The 6-song EP Small Town Saturday started out as an experiment in writing character-based songs for Mattson and acts as the first chapter in a larger full-length album. “I had the idea of writing a song that tracked a relationship from the very beginning of two people meeting, to everything in between, until one of them passes away. That first song I wrote for this project, “Never Love Another”, then became the idea for the entire album. I just wanted to keep writing about these people and stay in this world.”

More summersets here:
For Today
Almyr Jules - s/t Canadian
Lost Faith
Almyr Jules - s/t Canadian New

Almyr had a show on a pirate ship! WHAT CRAZY FUN! We yik yakked that show, recording in isolation, and what’s next in 2020!

From his bio:
Almyr Jules, a singer, and songwriter that puts thoughts in his lyrics and music. Almyr is determined and persistent in reaching all the goals he has set for himself. He is a go-getter, he is amazing and will make it huge in the music industry soon.

Almyr Jules has a message he wants to spread through his music and that is empowerment, owning yourself and self-love which reflects heavily in his single. He believes that music is the universal religion that everyone across the globe shares an affinity with, it's how we are all connected and he is here to connect us all. He said,” music has changed my life and will always” Filled with passion for music and the industry, Almyr will stop at nothing to be numbered among the greatest performers ever to live on the earth.

More Almyr here:
Almyr in Faces Mag:
Michael Bercier’s #FunkyFridays -
Live Like a Queen
The Peptides - s/t Canadian

From their Bio:
The PepTides is a nine-member band with a distinctive larger-than-life pop sound. The five vocalists and four instrumentalists draw on eclectic influences, with elements of funk, soul, gospel, folk, Latin and new wave. In 2017, the band was featured on the cover of Ottawa Life Magazine as “Ottawa’s Best Band.”

A snapshot of Canadian diversity, The PepTides is an eclectic community of musicians with a rainbow of faces: girls and guys, LGBTQ and straight, English and French, black and white and in between, Ukrainian, Mexican, Guyanese, Cree, Acadian, Armenian and Scottish.

The band’s 2019 release, Galápagos, Vol. I, is a salute to Kurt Vonnegut’s 1985 novel Galápagos. The ten-song album forms a soundtrack through the darkly hilarious story, which includes a global financial crisis, World War III, an ill-fated nature cruise, and a million years of evolution.

more Peptides here:
Black Lives Matter
Dax - s/t Canadian New
Dear God
Dax - I'll Say It For You Canadian

Dax has MILLIONS OF VIEWS on Youtube! holy wow!

from his bio:
Music artist who is currently creating something out of absolutely nothing.

More Dax here:
Shifter writeup:
Inside Out (w/ Sam the Producer) - AyoKay
Malayka - AyoKay Canadian
Malayka - AyoKay Canadian

From her bio:
Fusion Pop singer Malayka, formerly known as Malak Sound, draws her music inspiration from her experiences as an Egyptian-Canadian, and bridges the gap between Western and Middle Eastern pop culture. Raised in Egypt and now living in Canada, she has toured Canada three times, the Middle East twice, and was a contestant The Voice Middle East. Malak has also opened for Sarah Thawer, P!nk, Massar Egbari, Mahmoud El Esseily and played multiple Canadian music festivals.

More Malayka here:
Max Webster - High Class in Borrowed Shoes Canadian
Interactive CKCU
pirate glenn
Veryyyy coooolll shew! merci!

8:42 AM, August 31st, 2020
Joel Elliott (host)
Wheeeee thanks Glenn!

9:08 AM, August 31st, 2020