I am so proud to present this great preview/free download of JtotheC – A Man And His Funk EP. I downloaded it as soon as I got in to work and it has been on repeat ever since, I absolutely LOVE IT! Much respect to On-Point for treating us to this great 3 track teaser, I cant wait to see the mini-documentary that will drop sometime next week on their website and to hear rest of the songs! For those of you who do not know who JtotheC is, here is a little introduction:
J to the C, (spoken: Jay Cee), is Jonas Casier, born aquarius 1980 in Roeselare (Belgium). Playing at home with a microkorg, a simple drumset, a microphone, a set of turntables and a funky mind resulted in making songs of his own.
Starting out as a hiphop dj together with Alex Deforce, he got eager to train his scratching-skills on the two turntables. Playing music intensively got him to singing along with it, so he did in several jamsessions at de Kreun (Bissegem, BE) in 2002, with artists such as Peter Lesage, Karel De Backer and Yannick Uyttenhove. All that cutting and scratching resulted him joining DJ Grazzhoppa’s DJ Bigband in 2005, and later on got him featured on 2 tracks on Billy Palmier’s debut album Urban Palmtree Flavours.
During the jamsessions of the dj bigband, he got the chance to jam along artist such as Stijn, Jef Neve, Fabrizio Cassol, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Stéphane Galland, Erwin Vann, Laurent Blondieu, Monique Harcum, Bart Maris, and many, many others, and playing in countries all over Europe with the DJ Bigband, on festivals such as Roskilde (DK), Lowlands (NL), Jazz Middelheim (BE), .
Singing “Never Satisfied” on his myspace, got him a track on the Kid Sublime album “Rappin Blak”. Starting his own funky formation called the Bad Mothas in 2008, starring members of The Brothers On The Run, doing impressive all-night-long type of jams, resulting in catchy shit, funky shit. The shiznit.
Meeting up with Incksalonious from Brooklyn in 2009, after she gets in the studio with Jay Cee in Kortrijk, it gets him going to NYC, to do a gig with her in Brooklyn, New York !!!
Next to all of that, JtotheC is still touring through-out the Belgian massive as one half of dj duo Vic&lloyd, together with long-time compadre Alex D. tearing roofs off and blowing up spots and afterparties throughout the country.
Now make sure you download this funkalicious and fresh EP, you wont regret it I promise! Enjoy my friends!
Tracklisting for JtotheC – A Man And His Funk EP:
01. Late in the Evening + Funkin’ That Ship
03. Night Till Daylight