10 Pack of Nuggets & A Rare A$$ Record

I’d like a 10 pack of Nuggets and a copy of McTrax please… Nerdy factoid: in 1983 McDonald’s joined forces with a local Atlanta radio station and released this regional Boogie comp. WTF! I must say there are 2 really tight songs on here tho. Shout outs to the cute girl working at #academyrecordsannex for hooking me up with the cardboard mailer. (I should have gotten your name) I didn’t want to ruin the awesomeness of the sleeve in my flimsy bag. #vinyl #vinylartwork #cratery #cratelife #shitfrommycrates #recentarrivals

GET the F*k UP! @ Johnny Jackson (11.21.2013)

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We’re back for our second edition Toronto, but this time it’s monthly. Every third thursdays of the month you can find us on College St causing trouble. The freshest dancers will be in the house moving to the rare grooves while you guzzle down various beverages and munch up a little bit at JJ’s snack bar.

587 College St
10$

Nov 21. Dec 19. Jan 16 ++++

10PM-CLOSE

Resident DJs:
Serious | http://djserious.com/ | http://cratery.com/ | http://swimposse.com |
Riccachet | http://www.stfdjs.com/ |
Thera-P | http://www.stfdjs.com/ |

Resident Crews:
Supernaturalz
DEUCEnDIP
GEEKFREAKS
BUCC N FLVR DANCE CO.

5$ Reduced guestlist.
Post RSVP+Name below & you will be added to the $5 list at the door.

Buy a Mickie of JD, Absolute or Jameson for $70 and get yourself 5 free comps on guestlist. Thats 12 shots of booze for you and yours + free entry for your entourage.

19+ Event.

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@unmovables says GET the f*k Up!

SCRATCH (The Roots) // #TUFFACT2FOLLOW Album Release Party @ Measure

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The 2x Grammy Award winning vocal DJ Scratch is Headlining his first show in the city – right here in TORONTO!

#TUFFACT2FOLLOW is Scratch’s latest mixtape featuring mash-ups of some of the top singles in rap, a blend of trap and dance music, and all the dope music from the man behind the Invisible 1’s and 2’s.

DOORS @ 9PM

$15 in Advance
$20 at the Door

FEATURING
Freedom Writers
Fresh Kils
Made Wade
Mic Gutz
SCRATCH
and special guests

MUSIC BY
Dj Serious

SUPPORTED BY
Hennessy
Adrenaline Toronto Tattoos and Body Piercings
40oz Heroes (http://facebook.com/40ozheroes)
Beatbox Canada (http://beatboxcan.com/)
Measure (http://measureTO.ca/)

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON

FOLLOW SCRATCH:
http://www.therealscratch.com/
https://twitter.com/scratch215
http://www.facebook.com/scratch215
http://www.instagram.com/scratch215
http://www.youtube.com/user/RealScratchVocal

PRESENTED BY 40oz HEROES

Marco Polo – PA2: The Director’s Cut OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY

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Marco Polo – PA2: The Director’s Cut
OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY
Hosted by Masta Ace
Music by DJ Serious, DJ Grouch, Big Jacks, Kaewonder, DJ Linx and TaktiksPARTS & LABOUR “The Shop” (@partsandlabour)
1566 Queen St W

NOVEMBER 7
Doors @10PM
FREE with Guest List
For GL click attend on Facebook event page
or by email
RSVP@MarcoPoloBeats.com
$5 before midnight / $10 after midnight

Marco Polo’s forthcoming LP, PA2: The Director’s Cut will be released on 11-12-2013 via Soulspazm Records, with exclusive vinyl from Slice of Spice. The album features appearances from Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Posdnuos, Masta Ace, Kardinal Offishall, Styles P, Lil Fame, Alchemist, Oh No, MC Eiht, King Tee, Michael Rapport, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, Rah Digga, Slaine, Ill Bill, Organized Konfusion, Doppelgangaz & many more.

Lead single from PA2:
Marco Polo ft. Organized Konfusion “3-O-Clock”
http://youtu.be/yomNO_nkxWY

www.twitter.com/MarcoPoloBeats
www.facebook.com/MarcoPoloBeatsPA
www.soundcloud.com/MarcoPoloBeatsPA
Instagram @MarcoPoloBeats

www.soulspazm.com
www.slice-of-spice.com

STRICTLY BUSINESS @ THE RED LIGHT (11.09.2013)

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We keep it funky like Michael Jordan’s cologne. Every second Saturday at the Red Light. Disc jocks SERIOUS and NUMERIC spinning classic hip-hop and R&B sure shots all night long. No Cover. Strict Biz.

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STRICTLY BUSINESS (Classic Hip-Hop & R&B)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2013
RED LIGHT – 1185 Dundas Street West

DJ SERIOUS (Cratery)
DJ NUMERIC (NFA/HHK)

10pm • No Cover

GET UP @ THE WRECK ROOM (Every Thursday in August)

GET_UP

Making Moves Presents:
GET UP!
That raw hip hop event series you’ve been waiting for.
Opening Night AUG1

Every THURSDAY all AUGUST
@ The Annex Wreck Room 794 Bathurst St

Resident Dance Crews: Supernaturalz, Deuce N Dip, GeekFreaks, Bucc N Flvr
Resident DJ: DJ Serious & Sweet Touch Foundation
Hosted by: Jon Drops Reid

GET UP & GET DOWN

Special feature nights:
AUG 1ST: Manifesto Festival Dance Auditions (before the party)
AUG 8TH Community Market Night @ GET UP
AUG 29TH Supernaturalz 21st Anniversary @ GETUP

GRAPE JUICE @ THE MIDFIELD (06.15.2013)

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Grape Juice: Vintage tunes and vintage beverages

#grapejuice

May 18th (And the 3rd Saturday of every month)
Midfield Wine Bar
1434 Dundas st. W
Music by DJ Serious & Arcee
Soul, Jazz, Funk, & some Random Wierd Shit

Let’s be honest. You’re way past standing in line at the club, getting yelled at by douchebags and cleaning up your best friend’s vomit at the end of the night. So it might interest you to know that there is in fact, an alternative. It’s a place where the people playing the music actually understand the music. Where the guys behind the bar know a little more than opening a fridge and cracking a bottle cap. Nope. It’s not Marineland. But good guess, Sherlock. It’s a new monthly get together at Midfield Wine Bar. With resident DJ’s Serious and Arcee. Grape Juice is all about good wine, good tunes and good people. Lots of soul. Definitely hip-hop. And of course, jazz. But not that stuck up white tablecloth jazz – that good shit. We hope you’ll join us. Of course, if getting yelled at by douchebags is kind of your Saturday night thing, we understand if you can’t make it.

ALL OUT WAR Kickstarter Fundraiser Party @ 461 King St. West (05.31.2013)

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All Out War is a documentary film about battling in the b-boy scene.
The Trailer looks incredible.
If you like Hip-Hop culture in general, you should not miss this chance to see an advance screening of the film.
Coincidentally, the film makers are raising funds to help get it out to the masses.
Dope artistry and a good cause, what more could you ask for?
Come Thru!!!

461 King St. West, above Spin Nightclub
Music by DJ Serious

All Out War Kickstarter:
Official site:

We have passed the 4K mark, which brings us closer to our goal but not yet close enough. Still 10K to go with only 12 days left! In hopes to give the campaign a boost we are hosting a fundraiser next weekend in Toronto, where we will be screening the first-cut of ALL OUT WAR – for the first time EVER! Please join me and my team for the screening, and a silent auction with some sweet memorabilia from the film, followed by a party with DJ Serious on the 1s and 2s.

• Friday, May 31st 2013 at 2nd Floor – 461 King St. West, above Spin Nightclub

• Doors open at 8:30pm

• 9:30pm – 11:00pm screening. Keep in mind once the films starts the doors will be closed until the party starts at 11:30pm!

• 11:00pm – 2:00am DJ Serious drops the needle!

• $20 at the door, or pledge ANY amount online to our Kickstarter and get in for FREE

ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS FUNDING THE FILM’S OFFICIAL RELEASE

Thanks again for all the love Kickstarters! I hope to see you on the floor next Fri.!

 

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN”S! @ THE PISTON (05.24.13)

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Really stoked to be rocking with these dudes.  I know they will be packing a heavy selection of 45s, so i’m gonna have to make sure i bring out the “big” little guns for this one.  All 45s!!!  WOOO!

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May 24th
The Piston
937 Bloor St W
Music by GENERAL ECLECTIC, SON OF S.O.U.L, Special Guest: DJ SERIOUS
All 45s

Mag 7’s is baaaaaaack!! and at a new venue – The Piston!

“small but mighty” it’s a 45 party!!

Let’s break it down… we got;

GENERAL ECLECTIC (Uma Nota/Footprints.. everywhere – he’s a legend in this town!)

SON OF S.O.U.L (Over funk’d… everywhere – he’s also a legend in this town!)

DJ SERIOUS (Cratery… also everywhere – yup, another legend from tdot!)

If you know, you know…. If you don’t, come see why a lot of these other djs are doing what they’re doing now

For some;
you will have a really good time. you will dance… or think of dancing. you will drink… or think of drinking. you will call your mom… the music will be that good… because these dudes… THESE dudes – are serious party starters and maintainers!

For others;
how exciting is it to watch a dj spin 45s?? I mean, it ain’t easy… for me, it is exhilarating to watch/listen to a dj blend music on the spot with only a minute or two in between, keeping the party moving AND make it sound good… amazing…

I hope you come and enjoy all that they will be serving up!!

Miles Jones – Satisfied

I laced my man, Toronto rapper Miles Jones with this beat a while ago and this is how he flipped on it.

This track is currently available as an album cut off of his Jones Act III full length that dropped late 2012.  I don’t think enough peeps have heard it, so here it is for your enjoyment.

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GRAPE JUICE @ THE MIDFIELD (05.18.2013)

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Grape Juice: Vintage tunes and vintage beverages

#grapejuice

May 18th (And the 3rd Saturday of every month)
Midfield Wine Bar
1434 Dundas st. W
Music by DJ Serious
Soul, Jazz, Funk, & some Random Wierd Shit

Let’s be honest. You’re way past standing in line at the club, getting yelled at by douchebags and cleaning up your best friend’s vomit at the end of the night. So it might interest you to know that there is in fact, an alternative. It’s a place where the people playing the music actually understand the music. Where the guys behind the bar know a little more than opening a fridge and cracking a bottle cap. Nope. It’s not Marineland. But good guess, Sherlock. It’s a new monthly get together at Midfield Wine Bar. With resident DJ’s Serious and Arcee. Grape Juice is all about good wine, good tunes and good people. Lots of soul. Definitely hip-hop. And of course, jazz. But not that stuck up white tablecloth jazz – that good shit. We hope you’ll join us. Of course, if getting yelled at by douchebags is kind of your Saturday night thing, we understand if you can’t make it.

GRAPE JUICE @ THE MIDFIELD (01.19.2013)

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Grape Juice: Vintage tunes and vintage beverages

December 15th (And the 3rd Saturday of every month)
Midfield Wine Bar
1434 Dundas st. W
Music by DJ Serious and Arcee
Soul, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop

Let’s be honest. You’re way past standing in line at the club, getting yelled at by douchebags and cleaning up your best friend’s vomit at the end of the night. So it might interest you to know that there is in fact, an alternative. It’s a place where the people playing the music actually understand the music. Where the guys behind the bar know a little more than opening a fridge and cracking a bottle cap. Nope. It’s not Marineland. But good guess, Sherlock. It’s a new monthly get together at Midfield Wine Bar. With resident DJ’s Serious and Arcee. Grape Juice is all about good wine, good tunes and good people. Lots of soul. Definitely hip-hop. And of course, jazz. But not that stuck up white tablecloth jazz – that good shit. We hope you’ll join us. Of course, if getting yelled at by douchebags is kind of your Saturday night thing, we understand if you can’t make it.

GRAPE JUICE @ THE MIDFIELD (12.15.2012)

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Grape Juice: Vintage tunes and vintage beverages

December 15th (And the 3rd Saturday of every month)
Midfield Wine Bar
1434 Dundas st. W
Music by DJ Serious and Arcee
Soul, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop

Let’s be honest. You’re way past standing in line at the club, getting yelled at by douchebags and cleaning up your best friend’s vomit at the end of the night. So it might interest you to know that there is in fact, an alternative. It’s a place where the people playing the music actually understand the music. Where the guys behind the bar know a little more than opening a fridge and cracking a bottle cap. Nope. It’s not Marineland. But good guess, Sherlock. It’s a new monthly get together at Midfield Wine Bar. With resident DJ’s Serious and Arcee. Grape Juice is all about good wine, good tunes and good people. Lots of soul. Definitely hip-hop. And of course, jazz. But not that stuck up white tablecloth jazz – that good shit. We hope you’ll join us. Of course, if getting yelled at by douchebags is kind of your Saturday night thing, we understand if you can’t make it.

24K- 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY w\ STARTING FROM SCRATCH

Yes its been two years of 24K-IZM! Were bringing back our homie the Superstar himself STARTING FROM SCRATCH!! He will be joined by the our own TWO superstars DJ’s SERIOUS & KAEWONDER who have held down the party since DAY ONE!!
Come join the 24K family(HEIST, KAE, SERIOUS AND BENZO) As we celebrate 2 years of Tuesdays in TORONTO(Which is not easy). So make your way down to the party by first taking the 14th off at work and get ready to hear the super hype selections of TORONTO’s top DJ’s all night!

A FULL DOSE OF HEATERY WILL BE IN EFFECT THIS NITE!!

HOSTS WITH THE MOST- BBOY BENZO BTX & HEISTDRO FRESH DDK\RTR

CRATERY LIVE @ The Red Light (08.06.11) feat. Frank Dukes

This month, CRATERY LIVE brings you a special edition summertime heaterywave courtesy of FRANK DUKES & KAEWONDER (the crateboyZ).
This will promise to be an epic geekdown with all kinds of musical goodies for your listening pleasure.
from foreign psychedelic rock records, to boogie to rare groove to soul and even some jazz, we’re gonna take ya on a trip through our crates.
There really is no better place to listen to this type of shit then the one & only Red Light (1185 Dundas St. W), so come through, have a few drinks and come say what’s up to the hommies!

oh, and don’t forget to check out http://www.cratery.com/
for your monthly soul/funk/jazz/rock fix.

Arcee + Kaewonder + Dj Serious = CRATERY 30

The beauty of collecting records for as long as we have is getting bored. Believe it or not, boredom is the friend of the record collector. We at Cratery started out collecting soul, funk and jazz – the cornerstones of hip-hop production. But after 5-6 years of focusing on these genres, we got bored. Why? Everyone started buying the same records, looking for the same sounds. So we moved on. Library records, Brazilian Funk and Disco 12”s started to sound more interesting. Until the public caught up and we were forced to move on again. Most recently, foreign psychedelic and progressive sounds have entered our vinyl vernacular, making Cratery a place where all forms of vintage heat come together. This month, we shuffle between Peruvian Psych, Spiritual Jazz, Football Libraries and Australian Big Band – and quite frankly, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Cratery 30. Enjoy.

TRACKLIST:
1. Gal Costa – Namorinho de por tao
2. Wilson Simonal – Gemedeira
3. Eddie Senay – Safari
4. Jimmy Lewis – That won’t stop me from loving you
5. Chuck Jackson – Through all times
6. Daly-Wilson Big Band – Lime Dropper
7. Harold McKinney – Freedom Jazz Dance
8. Barry Miles – Take your clothes
9. Sapo – Been Had
10. Totem – Dedos
11. Arco Iris – Para Vos
12. Intimate Strangers -The Track
13. Harris and Orr – Spread Love
14. NFL Library – Jazz Undercurrent
15. Exit 9 – Fly
16. Tamba – Nao Tem Nada Nao
17. The Plastic Cloud – Face behind the sun
18. Giant – Queen of Downs

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Arcee + Kaewonder + DJ Serious = Cratery 29

Back for more and now up to date!

It seems like we took a little hiatus over at cratery.com the lst few months but this simply is not true.  We are always hard at work, and even though we slipped on our deliver times a bit.  It doesn’t mean the we lost that passion, au contraire, we have been immersed in the dusty bins and came up with some treasures.  So no further a do… here is episode 29.  (episode 28 also available on cratery.com… just incase you missed it.)

CRATERY 29

The straight up vinyl savagery among the crew seems to be rising exponentially of late. For followers of this podcast, that’s good news for you. It’s not necessarily good news for our collective wallets, but hey – all in the name of music, right? Cratery 29 genre-hops between Mongo Santamaria’s percussive funk, the progressive sounds of the UK’s Julian’s Treatment and Ingram’s jazzy disco sensibilities – like a person moving between different rooms at a really fucking amazing party. A free party. Happening on your laptop. Now. Cratery 29. Enjoy.
TRACKLIST:
1. Fania All-Stars – There you go

2. Ingram – My Sister’s Daughter

3. Los Orientales – La Danza Del Mono

4. Horace Silver – I’ve had a little talk

5. Irene Reid –Hey World, let love in

6. Etta James – All the way down

7. Mongo Santamaria – Forked Tongue

8. The Seven – Girl, Girl

9. Julian’s Treatment – Phantom City

10. Madeline Bell – Comin’ Atcha

11. The Imaginations – Ballad of Matheia

12. The Travel Agency – Lonely Seabird

13. Outlaw Blues Band – Mamo Pano Shhhh

14. Joe Pass – A time for us

15. Missus Beastly – Nothing Again

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Arcee + Kaewonder + Dj Serious = Cratery 27


Get rid of that wax in your ear. Now throw some of our wax in your ear. Cratery returns for it’s 27th consecutive month with another hour of musical goodness from the personal collections of Arcee, Kaewonder and DJ Serious. Cratery isn’t just free. It’s free of mp3’s, CD’s, reissues, and compilations. All vinyl. All dope. Here’s another hour of soul, funk, jazz, psych and soundtrack heaters on us. Cratery 27. Enjoy.

Tracklist:

1. Sir Edward/Rocky Mountain Willie
2. Gene Russell/Get Down
3. Ray Bryant/Up above the rock
4. Lyn Collins/Take me just as I am
5. Steamhammer/Turn Around
6. Osanna/Preludio
7. Burnin Red Ivanhoe/2nd Floor
8. Bedlam/Raunchy Boogaloo
9. Les Maledictus Sound/Kriminal Theme
10. *UNLISTED*
11. Air/Sister Bessie
12. Bobby Franklin’s Insanity/Bring it on down to me
13. Fugi/Mary, don’t take me on no bad trip
14. Paul Baillargeon/Moog Over
15. United 8/Getting Uptown (To get down)

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Arcee + Kaewonder + DJ Serious = Cratery 26


Our 26th edition of Cratery signals another milestone: The intelligent Cratery tracklist. Up until now, listeners had to refer to the blog to find out what song they were listening to. From now on, each Cratery mix will house and display song titles in iTunes – as you listen. Simply import Cratery into your iTunes as you normally do, then click on “Chapters” in your iTunes menu along the top. You should now be able to select songs within the mix individually. You can also click on the artwork itself, then click the 3-tiered icon on the right to reveal the tracklist and skip between songs at your leisure. Although, with a range of genre-spanning vintage heat like Johnny Harris, Andy Bey, Ultimate Spinach and Vikings de la Guadeloupe, skipping songs is highly unlikely. Join us to celebrate the release of Cratery 26 this Saturday at Red Light: 1185 Dundas st W for another edition of Cratery LIVE, our monthly all-vinyl extravaganza, on the first Saturday of every month.

Tracklist:

1. Power of Zeus – Sorcerer of Isis
2. Lamine Konte – Wanzyla
3. Vikings de la Guadeloupe – Funky Duke
4. Johnny Harris – Footprints on the Moon
5. Andy Bey – Celestial Blues
6. Hugh Masekela – What is wrong with groovin’
7. Rasputin’s Stash – Mr. Cool
8. T.N.T.H. – Every Day
9. Toro – Fields of Laughter
10. Novi Singers – Torpedo
11. Gong – Shamal
12. Ultimate Spinach – (Ballad of the) Hip Death Goddess
13. Bombay Horn – Subway Baby
14. Hampton Hawes – WEB
15. Jonathan Kelly’s Outside – Yesterday’s Promises

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Arcee + Kaewonder + DJ Serious = Cratery 25: Dollarate II


I am really proud to be a part of this monthly podcast called Cratery…

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What began as a humble, hour long dig-diary is now a vital, vinyl ritual, complete with it’s own cult following, monthly party and award-winning logo. We begin our 3rd year of Cratery with a 2nd. The 2nd official edition of Dollarate: our post-holiday guide to wallet-friendly digging. Theoretically, the records on this month’s podcast are all records that you should be able to find for $10 and under. Please don’t be that dude that drops $20 on Fancy’s Wild thing LP in the Cosmos beats and breaks section. As usual, Kaewonder, Serious and I go one-for-one on some dollar bin heat that just might have you sifting through a stack of Roger Whittaker/Nana Mouskouri/Mantovani records at the local Goodwill you’d all but given up on. Don’t forget to join us for Cratery Live: This Saturday February 5th and the first Saturday of every month at Red Light (1185 Dundas St west).

TRACKLIST:
1. Fancy “Feel Good”
2. Hello People “Wheat Germ”
3. Black Ball “Sexy Mama”
4. Ettore Strata “Theme from Godfather II”
5. Bo Hansson “The Sun”
6. Jeff Lorber “Cousin Stu”
7. Deodato “September 13”
8. Weather Report “Non Stop Home”
9. Klaus Wunderlich “Summertime”
10. Henry Mancini “Sun Goddess”
11.. The Sylvers “Star Fire”
12. Cat Stevens “Was dog a doughnut”
13. Ronnie Laws “Tidal Wave”
14. The Supremes “Come into my life”
15. Alicia Myers “When love starts to go”

Download It Here!

Albino Zebrah Celebratory Hip Hop Hoe-Down – 13 YRS in This!

B-Boys and dancers of all forms take precedent when it comes to my dj sets. The funk just oozes from my pours. With that said it should not come as a surprise that I see a lot of Toronto’s best dancers at my jams. Some of these kids (well i guess they aren’t kids anymore) go by the crew name of Albino Zebrah. This London ON. born crew has for the most part relocated to Toronto and are celebrating their 13th B-Day. So lets all wish them a great 13 years in this hiphop life!

It goes down starting at 3pm on Saturday August 14th 2010 at the John Innes Community Center – 150 Sherbourne St.

I will throwing down for the battles along with some great talent
click here for details… AlbinoZebrah

Ekambi Brillant – Nayo Nayo

This ain’t worth more than a dollar… just kidding.

I spent a lot of my formative years digging in MTL.  Back when it seemed like on every random street, you would find a record store that would pop up and then disappear within months,  me and the crew would easily come up on Lee Gagnons, Sloches, Ian Carrs, and Ekambi Brillants.  I wouldnt consider this to be a great record by an stretch of the word, but it does have a few moments here and there… and of course… DRUMS.

Lyn Christopher – Lyn Christopher

Excellent Psych-ish/Soul tune on this obscure rock album.  Its kinda hard to find and sort of sought after because some of the dudes from Kiss sang backup vocals on it. Back in the day, these were pretty easy to come across, as for the most part, it looks like a pop vocal record. I found 2 of these at one of my favourite record stores in Calgary. Yep, I was pretty happy. Traded one of them for some 45 that i was desperate for and this is the other.

Lyn is still working on music but, it doesn’t really strike the same chord as her cult classic “Take Me With You”…

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The Emotions – I Like It

This Staxx/Volt vocal trio are responsible for some classic hip hop material courtesy of thier song “Blind Alley” and are probably best known for the boogie/ disco hits “Best of My Love” and “Boogie Wonderland”.  But long before the disco hits, these Chicago born females had some really great soul tunes.
This particular song is from their debut album entitled “So I Can Love You” and happens to be the source material for 3rd Bass’ “Gas Face” and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”  Check it out.

More To Know…

Freddie James – Freddie James

This shit is tight.  Found it on a recent digging excursion with my homie Arcee…

Freddie James Self Titled LP one solid tune with that typical generic boogie banger sound.  Never seen this one before but I always used to see  some of his other joints in MTL all the time.  Makes sense because this record seems to have some sort of a Phillie/MTL connect.

The Notations – Super People

Having eluded me for a years now, I finally caved in and copped one of these recently.  I just got it in the mail today.  I would consider this a fairly well known funk/soul record that has made it to a few compilations and re-issues not to mention having been sampled by early nineties Hip-Hop duo Channel Live and Big Daddy Kane.

I always though this was either a Curtis Mayfield tune or at the very least one of his productions.  It’s neither apparently, his name doesn’t appear on the record any where.  Gemigo Records was owned by Curtis so im sure he was a huge influence on this song’s sound regardless.  You can always hit the comments with any info you got.

More To Know…

First Touch – Pleasure For Your Treasure

I’ve been keeping this song under my hat for the last little while, but i think these dudes deserve some shine.  It’s a current staple in my dj sets and the whole album is nothing short of “tight”. If you like Dam Funk, and 80’s synth boogie, then First Touch will be right up your alley.  The whole album has been circulating the internet, so with a little effort you should be able to find it.  The self titled full length was offered as a free down load on www.highsteppin.de site but the site seems to be down now.  Google dat!!!

New Weekly Event – 24 Carat @ Andy Poolhall every Tuesday

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The title of this post pretty much says it all…

Long time buddy, loud mouth, all around good guy and, BBoy dancefloor killer Heistro (Ready2Rock/DDK) has decided to get in the promotion game.  In creating this night dedicated to dancers and their audience, Heist has enlisted Kae Wonder and myself to throw down the funk joints to keep the bodies warm over the winter months.

This should be a fun one.

This all takes place at Andy Poolhall

Launch Date: October 6th 2009

Cover : Free

For the funk heads, the name 24 carat is an homage to arguably one of the genre’s best LP’s

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Welcome to DJ Serious.com

This is the new online home for Toronto Canada based Dj and Producer, Dj Serious.

Serious has been a driving force in Toronto’s music scene since the early nineties and is often regarded as a pioneer of the Underground Hip Hop movement in Canada as a whole.  With his matter of fact delivery tethered with an unadulterated sensibility, Serious’s productions and dj sets maintain an essence that is honest and always about the music.  This site will serve as home-base to keep you updated on the latest news, productions, remixes, and podcasts.

Keep checkin’ in and we’ll keep posting goodies…

Dim Sum? Cold Tea?… this is the right place.