jtothec-amanandhisfunk

I am so proud to present this great preview/free download of JtotheCA 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
02. Nono
03. Night Till Daylight

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http://on-point.be/jtothec
http://myspace.com/jonagroovydaytothec

Orsii Panda Tunes

Hello my dear friends! I have the absolute pleasure of sharing two incredible mixes that were made especially for me by Greg over at Black Classical. I adore the Black Classical blog, not only because they are lovely people, but also because they have a great selection of some fantastic mixes that I can highly recommend to all of you. I feel very honored  to have received these amazing gifts and I am so excited about being able to share them with you guys. Even the image above was made especially for me, now how sweet isnt that!? I love it so much! Unfortunitally, I am having problems uploading one of the mixes, but it should be sorted sometime this afternoon. For now, you can have a look at the tracklist and drool. And of course, download the other mix in the mean time and visit the Black Classical blog, oh and follow on Twitter!

Tracklisting for Panda Tunes:

01. Robin Jones – Atlas
02. Unknown – Unknown
03. Mike Nock Underground  – Hobgoblin
04. Hannibal Marvin Peterson – Revelation
05. Steve Grossman – Moon Dance
06. John Gordon  – Danish Drive
07. Last Poets – Two Little Boys
08. David Axelrod  – Warning Sign ii
09. Andrew Hill – Lift Every Voice
10. Walter Bishop Jr  – Waltz for Zweetie
11. Herbie Hancock/Jonathan Tate  – Santification
12. Max Roach – Let thy people Go

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Tracklisting for Panda Breaks:

01. Prelude – Welcome
02. Francisco Mora – Samba De Amor
03. J Coles – Petits Machins
04. K Mansfield – Big Shot
05. J Cameron – Afro Metropolis
06. C Hicks – On The Wild
07. J Pearson – Bass Guitar Feature
08. S Dale – Artful Dodger
09. Randy Weston – Little Niles
10. Bubbha Thomas and the Lightmen – Country Fried Chicken
11. D Lamont – The Fickle Fugue
12. D Richmond – The Amazing Music Machine
13. Natural Essence – In Search of
14. Kamau Daaood – Army of Healers
15. Lloyd McNeil – Dig where dat’s at!
16. Byard Lancaster – Blue Trane
17. Mary Lou Williams – Act of Contrition
18. Mary Lou Williams – Intermission
19. Mary Lou Williams – Gloria #1

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Enjoy my friends, this is perfect music for the Autumn weather that as swept over London. Much love! x

orsii-laid-back-radio

Hello my friends!

I have the pleasure to announce that my own show on Laid Back Radio will go live Monday next week! I am so excited and I hope you all are too! This is truly such an amazing thing to be part of and I cant show enough appreciation and love for the Laid Back crew for giving me the chance and opportunity to do this! And of course, to all of you who have been reading my blog and listening to my podcasts and giving me so much support and inspiration through out all the good and bad times.

THANK YOU for being such wonderful people! Whenever I have a shitty day, I think of you guys and how amazing and truly inspirational you are, and it always puts a smile on my face. I feel so blessed to have you in my life (virtually & in real life) and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have made it this far without you.

Right, here are the days and times my show will be playing:

LONDON TIMES:
Monday: 09:00 – 10:00
Tuesday: 20:00 – 21:00
Wednesday: 12:00 – 13:00
Thursday: 21:00 – 22:00
Friday: 14:00 – 15:00
Saturday: 02:00 – 03:00
Sunday: 18:00 – 19:00

STOCKHOLM/BRUSSELS TIMES:
Monday: 10:00 – 11:00
Tuesday: 21:00 – 22:00
Wednesday: 13:00 – 14:00
Thursday: 22:00 – 23:00
Friday: 15:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 03:00 – 04:00
Sunday: 19:00 – 20:00

Make sure you tune in! And if you have any music you’d like me to play, or an event you would like me to promote, just give me a shout. Im always happy to help if I can.

Much love! x