Last Sunday – New Monthly Hip-Hop Concert Series

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Sunday September 25th, 2016

E.O.A. Fam Records presents . . .

Last Sunday – A New Monthly Hip-Hop Concert Series

with Headlining Act

Labeled Minority

and featuring . . .

Mad Hattr, Bizzy, Dabs, Grime, Brewza, Sunshyne, and Fast Cloud.

Hosted by O-Beast

with myself, DJ Chase March on the 1s and 2s.

This is going to be a great night. I hope to see you out!

More Information

Last Sunday Facebook Event Page

The Gauntlet (Hip-Hop Competition

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Friday September 23rd, 2016

Brewza Music and Promotions presents . . .

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Nine artists will test their skills against one another bringing the best set they can to conquer the gauntlet and walk away with the title and a wad of cash!

The Gauntlet Battle Tournament will also be going down. The eight battle emcees have put their cash and pride on the line to deliver the fans what is sure to be some of the best battle content London and Youtube have seen in some time.

Who will Rise to the Challenge and who will fall to the Gauntlet?

You know Brewza Music never forgets the fans. Be there in house for your chance at Some crazy prizes from Brewza and the illest sponsors over at Neon Crab Tattoo And Five Star Barber Shop!

DJ Wiskaz and I, Chase March, will be on the 1s and 2s all night long.

It’s sure to be a great night.

I hope to see you there.

Grinning Gator
391 Richmond Street. London, ON. Canada
Starting at 9:30
$10 at the door

More Information? 

The Gauntlet Facebook Event Page

Alex and Ada (A different take on AI)

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Alex + Ada is a brilliant comic book series that has been collected in three graphic novels. It is set in a future that feels not too far off from our own.

Alex-Ada2In this future, there are androids that look completely human. They are required to have a marking on their arms to identifies them as being artificial. They are very expensive so only a few well-off people own one.

One such owner is Alex’s grandmother. She uses it for companionship after the loss of her husband, Alex’s grandfather. So when he goes through an emotional break-up and is feeling very alone, she decides to give him on of these androids as a gift.

Spoiler Alert

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Alex is conflicted. He doesn’t really want an android. He doesn’t like the idea of using one as a sexual partner (as is the norm in this society).  But he opens up the box and is introduced to a blank slate. He was disappointed that she had no name and couldn’t make decisions for herself.  He wanted something more.

Alex soon learns that all the androids are capable of becoming self-aware. It is illegal to crack the programming as the government has strict rules and regulations preventing machines from gaining sentience. But he does it anyway.

I loved the story, the art, the pacing, and the characters. I also like how it relates to the technology we use today. Many of our devices have locks that limit our use.

This story felt strangely familiar. I bet this is a future that could very well happen. And it wasn’t scary at all. It’s a nice take on AI (artifical intelligence) and a great read!

My List of 2016 Reads (I need to update this list with many more titles I have recently read so stay tuned)

Chasing Content – See You in September

chasing-contentIt’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that gets us looking back at what was happening last year at this time.

Let’s just jump into things, shall we?

You can read all of the posts from last September . . . 

Or just the highlights here

Hip-Hop in the Brydges

I threw a huge concert in a small town last year. It was a lot of fun. I really should do it again somewhere else. Any ideas of where?

The 2003 Blackout Explained

Fiction that takes real life events and uses them as the backdrop to a story can be wildly entertaining. This book does just that. More than once.

Highlights from last year’s Fan Expo

Last year’s Fan Expo was a lot of fun. I always look forward to this event and can’t wait for next year.

Daredevil Secrets Revealed

I loved seeing Alex Maleev last year at Fan Expo and all of the things he had to say about his tenure working on the Marvel comics Daredevil series. I even got his autograph!

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

We do this every month to look back at the month that was last year. It let’s us all reflect on those times and helps make sure that great posts don’t get buried in the archives. So make sure you click on the links in this post that interest you. And feel free to leave some comments. I’d love to hear from you.

A Repurposed Tennis Court Becomes a Skatepark

An old and unused tennis court is the perfect place to build a new skatepark.

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I have never seen anything like this before.

But it is a great idea, don’t you think?

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This park is located in Mount Pleasant, Ontario and it has quite a few nice features.

stairs

I like the orange and blue colour scheme as well.

quarter-pipe

Here is the quarter-pipe,

pyramid

the pyramid with a grind ledge,

launch-ramp

the launch ramp,

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and some additional flat-land grind obstacles.

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I had a lot of fun skating in a tennis court. I’d never done that before.

It’s nice to see park spaces being revitalized and repurposed so that they can be used in new and excited ways.

Thank you, Mount Pleasant!

Want to see more Skateparks?

Virtual Skatepark Tours – continually updated every time I find a new spot to skateboard.

Fan Expo 2016 Highlights

542-fan_expo_shieldFan Expo is a great comic book and science fiction convention that happens the last weekend of summer every year in Toronto. It is always a lot of fun dressing up in cosplay outfits, attending panels, meeting celebrities, getting comics autographed, and buying some new collectibles. Here are some the highlights from last weekend’s event.

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This is my family in  our Doctor Who cosplay finest. I am dressed up as the 9th Doctor, my son is The Empty Child, and my daughter is a gender-bent version of the 11th Doctor. Thanks to the Doctor Who Society for letting us pose with a Dalek!

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We attended the Alex Kingston panel. She plays River Song on Doctor Who and was an absolute pleasure to watch. She told some great stories and interacted with the crowd in personal ways.

2nd-doctor

Normally I just go for one day, but this year I bought a deluxe weekend pass and attended all four days. That meant four different costumes. Here is my take on the 2nd Doctor. One person recognized me and commented on my costume. That’s a cosplay win! Although, I think I can improve on this one in the future.

autographs

Klaus Janson autographed a Star Trek comic for me and Clay Mann autographed my TPB of Lady Bullesye from Daredevil.

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Daredevil Yellow is one of my all-time favourite books. And I got Tim Sale to autograph it. Amazing!

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Speaking of Daredevil. This panel with the actors who play Daredevil and Foggy in the television series was incredible. It was moderated by Joe Quesada as well.

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Here we are again in Doctor Who cosplay. This time I am the 10th Doctor and my kids are Rory and Amy Pond. Next time, I shall have to try cosplaying the 11th Doctor for a more cohesive family cosplay. Still, I love this shot!

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I couldn’t resist getting my picture with my favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle either.

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Stan Lee was incredible. He was warm-hearted and hilarious. Just as I would have thought. I am so glad I got to see him in his last round of conventions.

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Here we are again. Our Tardis seems to have shrunk.

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I am glad I got to see the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, as well. It was a nice way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.

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Of course, I had to dress for the occasion.

Live long and prosper!

That’s the highlights of this year’s Fan Expo. I can’t wait to do it again next year!

Celebrating 50 Years of Star Trek

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50 years ago today, on this very date, September 8th, the world was changed by a little television show called Star Trek.

I have fond memories of the show even though I wasn’t alive when it premiered on that Thursday night back in 1966. My father and I used to watch the show together in the 1980s. I loved every minute of it. The interaction between the three main characters, Captain Kirk, Spock, and Bones was something magical. The stories were always well done and perfect family-time viewing as each episode was basically a morality tale.

For my eighth grade graduation present, I asked for a very expensive model from the Franklin Mint. My parents couldn’t afford it so I chipped in with allowance and birthday money to pay for half of it.

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A few years ago, I bought the digitally remastered DVD collection of the original series. They look fantastic and don’t distract at all from the original versions.

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I used to play this trivia board game with my dad. He was the only die-hard Trekkie in my circle of family and friends that I could actually play it with. I miss him a lot and wish he was still here to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek with me.

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He bought this really cool 3D Chess set. It’s incredibly difficult to play. Chess is hard enough without multiple levels to think about, plan, and defend.

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We also used to read every Star Trek adventure we could get our hands on. We read tons of the novels and I still have a few of them. We used to go to some flea markets back in the day and I discovered old comics. Gold Key published Star Trek and I bought all that I could afford.

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I collected the Marvel series that ran for two years starting in 1979. I am only missing the last three issues.

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DC picked up the rights to Star Trek and published two volumes of the original series.

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DC comics also published a mini-series of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which lead to a monthly title. I collected them all.

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I celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek this past weekend by attending Fan Expo in Toronto. I dressed for the occasion as well.

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I even got one of my comics signed by the one and only Klaus Janson.

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And I saw the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner.

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I have written here about my disappointment with the latest film franchise and how it has failed to measure up to, or capture the magic and essence of Star Trek. It is possible that the film-makers listened to die hard Trekkies such as myself, because Star Trek: Beyond is the best film they have produced in the new rebooted universe.

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Netflix has every incarnation of Star Trek right now to help celebrate this momentous occasion. You can stream all of the episodes from every series, including the rarely seen animated version.

And a new TV show is coming this fall. I can’t wait!

How are you celebrating Star Trek 50?

Please let me know via the comments or social media.

Laurier Creek Trail Run (Waterloo, ON)

Laurel Trail

I found myself in Waterloo yesterday and decided to run this trail. Even though I knew nothing about it, how long it was, or where it headed.

The sign gave me lots of information, however. I knew that the trail was two kilometers long and that this run would probably be around five kilometers total.

Laurer Trail Bearinger

I entered Laurier Trail off of Bearinger Road and it quickly became a dirt path.

University of Waterloo Laurer Trail

It headed towards the University of Waterloo and a sports park.

Laurier Creek

It was nice to see Laurier Creek. Quite a few people were fishing at different points along the waterfront.

The trail was completely flat and I had to run pretty much straight there and straight back. It wasn’t the best run I’ve ever had and I wouldn’t go out of my way to run this route. However, it does extend further the other way and might be worth exploring.

More Information

The Laurel Trail offers more than eight kilometres (five miles) of trail along the Laurel Creek.

It runs through uptown Waterloo – where you may want to stop for food, shopping or a visit to the Waterloo Public Square – and Waterloo Park, the jewel of the city.

This trail is suitable for walking, cycling and some rollerblading.

Location

The Laurel Trail runs from uptown Waterloo north through the University of Waterloo to Columbia Lake.

http://www.waterloo.ca/en/gettingactive/laureltrail.asp

Chezza – I AM (deejaying this tour stop)

Chezza with Chase March

WHEN: Saturday August 20th, 2016
WHERE: Gordy’s Brewhouse, 1631 Oxford St. E, London, ON
COST: $10 ADMISSION
DOORS:  OPEN AT 9 PM, PERFORMANCES START AT 10 PM SHARP!

IceBurgh Society Entertainment Presents: The “i am…” Album Release Tour featuring CheZZa!

Tour Support:

TRACE MOTIVATE
ANTIFRANTIK 
JOR’DEL DOWNZ 

IIPL Presents the One Night Only Showcase (Winner wins an IceBurgh Society Prize Pack):

TEMPOMENTAL
JUX CAIN
K. ROUGE
LABELLED MINORITY
IBEDice
DUSTED RHYMES
DIZTRIKT APOLO

Merchandise 

$10 CDs
$20 T-Shirts and Tanks

CheZZa Bio:

With the formation of IceBurgh Society Entertainment, CheZZa has grown within himself as well. As he is a member of Blaq Roche, within the group he helped form his voice, which has begun to bring about a new change to his music, and to the way he views the world.

CheZZa went from making music to please the masses, to now making music to heal the masses, and becoming the newest voice for the voiceless, and the new head to the headless. IceBurgh Society Entertainment is a reflection of this change, and it is only the beginning.

From his days of opening for Hip Hop groups such as D-Sisive, ONYX, Merkules, Snak the Ripper, JD Era and Rich Kidd just to name a few, he has begun to separate himself from the constraints of the Hip Hop genre so that he could become what he feels is needed in the world and our society.

Stay tuned for the newest wave of CheZZa, and open your mind and ears to the true new world order, which will be lead by CheZZa and the IceBurgh Society.

Social Media Contacts:

Twitter/IG: @YowDisCheZZa
Bandcamp: http://dyoungraschezza.bandcamp.com/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CheZZatheKing

SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/yowdischezza

The Past is the Future – Sons of Boombap Mixtape

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The Sons of Boombap Present “The Past is the Future” Double-Length Mixtape

I am very proud to be part of this new hip-hop collective that is bringing back the boombap style of hip-hop. For our first release, we have crafted a double-disc mixtape featuring talented emcees, deejays, and producers from all over the world. It is available as a pay-what-you-can or free download.

Cop it and support the movement!

This project was mixed by Digital Junkie, G-Spot, and myself, Chase March.

DIGITAL JUNKIE (Section)

01. Bullies on the Beat (SHARKY, ILLTONE, CABLE) PROD- KNOW It
02. Bars Remix (MICROPHONE MISFITZ)
03. Wrong Side of the Tracks (SHARKY, LAKES)
04. Verbal Target (APPLIED SCIENCE ft. DEPHCHYLD)
05. Messiah Complex (GHOST OF THE MACHINE, WEAPON E.S.P.) PROD- DJ PROOF
06. Take Notes (CABLE, MLNY) PROD- MLNY Take
07. Crazy 8 (THE MIGHTY RHINO, NOTION, ULTRA MAGNUS, DONNY YONDER, SHARKY, ILLTONE, FACTION, CABLE) PROD- MISTER E, CUTS- FRACTION
08. Eya (NOTION, MADHATTR, CEE, EXIT ONLY) PROD- MADHATTR
09. Rock Harder (ES) PROD- JEE
10. Above the Clouds (CABLE, OSKEPTICAL, EXIT ONLY)
11. Watermelon & Vodka (JUX CAIN)
12. Ante Up (THE MIGHTY RHINO, BRANDED MOORE, EXIT ONLY)
13. S.O.B. Story (SHARKY, FRACTION)

CHASE MARCH (Section 1)

15. Bacon Wrapped Sausages (SHARKY) prod – MARK JORDAN
16. Not What I’m About (BRANDED MOORE)
17. Grumpy Old Men (CABLE, SHARKY)
18. The Guard (ZOETIC MINDS)
19. MC’S Act Like They Don’t Know (BRANDED MOORE)
20. Really Real (SHARKY, NOTION) prod – NOTION
21. F*%k You, Pay Me (APPLIED SCIENCE)
22. Line Em Up (THE MIGHTY RHINO)

G-SPOT (Section)

23. Brainstorm (NOTION, SHARKY, CEE) prod – EON
24. Flava in Your Ear (CABLE, SUBSTANCE, LAKES)
25. Far Away (SUBSTANCE) prod – BIG BEN
26. 94 (PHIL BLOUNT ft C-JITTA)
27. Offbeat (STEVE BE ft KING APOPCALYPSE)
28. Kick in the Door (BRANDED MOORE, SHARKY, CABLE)
30. Something (SHARKY, DONNY YONDER) prod- RSONAL DA BEATCHEF
31. Old School (CABLE, ILLTONE, SHARKY) PROD- PRO LOGIC
32. Examine the Facts (FREE ILL ft VIKTOR SHADE) CUTS- ILL TABLE MANNERS
33. Quit Frontin (ADAM WALSH) prod- JUS BEATS
34. 2 Ill (SHARKY, ILLTONE) prod- ILL MAJESTIC
35. Boombappers (ILLTONE, SUBSTANCE, SHARKY, CABLE) prod- KLUBBA LANG BEATS
36. Times Up (FRACTION, THE MIGHTY RHINO, SHARKY)

CHASE MARCH (Section 2)

37. Boom Blah (JUKEBOX VERBAL)
38. Resurrection (IRONIC)
39. Flashbacks (MLNY ft FILTHY TARANTINO) prod – EQ
40. Castles on a Cloud (L.E.O.) prod – XPLICIT
41. #EVENIHATEUS (SHARKY, CABLE) prod – SHADE COBAIN
42. Living Proof (AGE, EXIT ONLY)
43. Souls Rebelz Remix (MICROPHONE MISFITZ)
44. Takeover (SHARKY, OSKEPTICAL, CABLE, SUBSTANCE) prod- KLUBBA LANG BEATS

Disc 1

Disc 2

Download this project for free or pay-what-you-can from our Bandcamp Page

https://thesonsofboombap.bandcamp.com/

Sons of Boombap Mixtape Release Party

Sons of Boombap are on a mission to smash the stage with the same energy and passion that made you fall in love with hip hop in the first place.

DWG and the SOB Collective proudly presents…

SOB - The Past is the Future (cover)

“THE PAST IS THE FUTURE”

Double Mixtape Release Party!!!

The absolute best in old-school, boombap hip hop all night long.

Come have a couple drinks and help us celebrate the culture that we all love.

Music provided by

DJ Hullewud
Chase March

Live performaces by

Moore & Exit Only
Es
the Original SOB’s (Sharky, Cable, Fraction, Illtone)
and more.

WHERE

Martini Bar
645 Richmond St
London, Ontario, Canada
Above the Mongolian Grill

WHEN

Friday August 12, 2016
starting at 9:00 p.m.

Facebook Event Page

https://www.facebook.com/events/270836043283008/

MIXTAPE

The mixtape will be available on The Sons of Boombap Bandcamp Page.

Support real hip-hip!

I hope to see you there!

Chasing Content – Last August’s Best

Chasing Content - Aug 2015It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that handy feature that has us looking back at the old, dusty posts from last year at this time.

Read all of the posts from last August

or just these favs

Ain’t Nothing Like the Old School

I dug up my old Commodore 64 computer to play some classic video games, including my all-time favourite game, Bubble Bobble.

Beasley Skatepark (Hamilton, ON)

The oldest skatepark on the Eastern Seaboard is in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. There is a very dedicated group of volunteers that help maintain and update the park.

The More You Do the Better You Feel 

It sounds odd, but it is true. I know from experience. Click through to find out how and why this works.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

See you at the start of next month for another edition of Chasing Content!

Old School Skateboarding with Rodney Mullen

“Rodney Mullen, who three decades ago invented many of the tricks on which modern skateboarding is based, steps inside fashion photographer Steven Sebring’s revolutionary 360 studio for his first major release of footage in 12 years, including several never seen before moves.”

Music by Dhani Harrison
Steven Sebring: http://sebringrevolution.com/

Rodney Mullen is a pioneer of skateboarding and one of the best to ever do it. He specializes in flat-land tricks and performs them flawlessly.  He makes the board behave in ways that seem scientifically impossible.

It is so great seeing the pioneers of skateboarding still active on the boards. I love this stuff!

Bash in the Bush TOMORROW

Bash in the Bush

The second annual backyard music festival goes down tomorrow in Melbourne, Ontario. Come on out for an amazing evening filled with music, food and good times!

I will be deejaying for local rap acts, Mad Hattr and Tempomental. They go on early though so make sure you are there by 7:30 to catch these talented performers in action.

“To help facilitate the festivities we are selling entrance tickets which include your 1 entry for the raffle. The raffle will consist of 1 top prize draw, 2 secondary draws and a final 50/50 draw of ticket proceeds collected.”

Featured musical guests

– Rise Of Ares 5-6
– TKP 6-6:30
– Jack from Tha Khemistry 6:30-7:30
– TempoMental 7:30-8
– Mad Hattr  8:30-9
– Kid Royal 9-10
– Darien Night & Wil 10-1

– DJ Chase March (backing up TempoMental and Hattr)

Info

– Tickest are $10 in advance $15 at door
– Camping spots available for an extra $5
– On-site washroom facilities
– 19+ event
– No outside drinks
– We will be selling food but you are welcome to bring your own

Itinerary

– Arrival of guests
– Bbq, food, and drinks
– Games
– Live music
– Fireworks
– Raffle and 50/50 draw

Directions from London, ON.

Get on ON-401 W
14 min (8.9 km)

Head west on Queens Ave W toward Picton St
240 m

Turn left onto Wellington St
7.4 km

Use the right lane to merge onto ON-401 W via the ramp to Windsor/ON-402
1.2 km

Follow ON-401 W. Take exit 157 from ON-401 W
15 min (27.5 km)

Merge onto ON-401 W
1.2 km

Keep left at the fork to stay on ON-401 W
25.9 km

Take exit 157 for Iona Road/County Road 14 toward Melbourne/Iona
500 m

Continue on Iona Rd/County Rd 14. Drive to Melbourne Rd/Middlesex County Rd 9 in Southwest Middlesex
4 min (5.8 km)

Turn right onto Iona Rd/County Rd 14
3.6 km

Continue onto Melbourne Rd/Middlesex County Rd 9 until you see a BASH IN THE BUSH sign. 2.1 km. 20274-20448 Melbourne Road

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

DJ Chase March on The Come Up Show

WIB takes over The Come Up Show (1)

I am pleased to announce that I will be the guest-host and deejay tomorrow on The Come Up Show from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on 94.9 CHRW.

I am usually on late-night  with my show “Word is Bond Rap Radio” on the same station. It is nice to have an earlier time slot for once. If you are not a night owl, you can finally hear me spin live.

Please call in to the station to say, “What’s up?” at (519) 661-3600 when you are listening. You can also text that number.

I plan on playing nothing but Canadian hip-hop music tomorrow. If you have a request, call, text, or hit me up on social media.

I’m looking forward to rocking for you in the day-time / early evening.

Listening Options

Use the hashtag #WIBRapRadio

Because I Can Tour (TONIGHT)

Because I Can Tour

I just got added to this bill and will be holding it down on the 1s and 2s as the official deejay for the night.

I know that it’s super-last-minute, but it would be good to see you out!

Because I Can Tour Live TONIGHT!

310 Sports Bar in Brantford, Ontario, Canada

O-Beast AKA Da Phats is headlining his 2nd tour to promote his upcoming albums#MeMyselfAndI & #IdentityCrises He will be performing all new unreleased music plus some of his classics.

Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Show starts at 10:00 p.m.

DJ Chase March

Opening Artist:
Maloney
Villain
Sean White
Sindakit
D-Bams
Stickie Jay
Nos Insidious

See you there! 

DJs Run It and Run With It

Playing With Something that Runs

Playing With Something That Runs by Mark J. Butler

This book focuses on DJ and laptop performers in the EDM (electronic dance music) realm. I thought it was worth exploring even though that isn’t really my genre of music. I was sure there would be tie-ins to hip-hop and what I do as a DJ. I was right.

Recorded Music is Its Own Thing

Hip-hop music spread and became popular due to recordings (singles and albums.) They sounded different from the live performances too. The author talks about this in relation to rock music.

“rock spread and became popular through recordings . . . [and] is essentially dependent on recording technology for its inception and dissemination . . . rock embraces a host of performance styles, but most have some basis in African American popular music, are rooted in song, and paradigmatically exist as recorded music.”

Hip-hop started with deejays taking breaks from existing sound recordings and extending them. When hip-hop started to get recorded, it wasn’t simply a live performance being recorded. It became its own thing.

“recordings have conventionally been understood as ‘snapshots of live performances’ [but] records were conceived of as goals rather than by-products of artistic endeavors.”

The Third Record

When a deejay mixes two records together, he is essentially creating a third record. When two songs match up perfectly in time, they create new song or sound that had never been heard before. The deejay essentially creates a new song that has been labelled “the third record.”

Butler explains it this way, “this combination of texts produced something that did not exist in material form.”

Borders Dissolve and Songs Become Fluid

The deejay present songs in a way to make the set something exciting and new. The mix is what is important, not just the individual songs. The whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

“The works contained in the recordings that constitute a DJ set are rarely presented in their entirety; instead, they are truncated, altered, and combined with other works. The borders and seams of the original work dissolve; it no longer functions as a unitary, bounded entity. The stability, fixity, or permanence that is classically associated with the work slips away, and any authorial value that might have been accrued with the work is seriously weakened. At the same time, aspects of the original work’s essence remain, and its former identity is not irrelevant. These ontic elements, however, become part of new, larger entities – the third record, and ultimately the set.”

The Power of Recognition

When deejays play a snippet of something that the audience can recognize, it energizes the crowd and makes the set memorable.

The sample, which presents a brief chunk of material – often recognizable – from a preexisting recording .. . is “performance quotation” because of the highly specific way in which they point back to the unique ‘aura’ of the original recording.”

Time Constraints 

“Perhaps the most obvious and global constraint of improvised musical creativity is the requirement that it proceed inexorably forward through time. . .  Steve Lacy, quoted by Borgo, highlights this limitation: ‘In fifteen seconds, the difference between composition and improvisation is that in composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in fifteen seconds, while in improvisation, you have fifteen seconds.”

Timing is essential for deejays. We have to take the record as it spins and mold it or form it so that it meshes with the song before it and the song that comes next. This is a constraint that helps foster creativity in the DJ set. I love how improvisational all of this is. But improvisation takes practice and experience. It’s a challenge that I enjoy trying to overcome every time I get behind the turntables.

More to Come

I enjoyed reading this book and learned a thing or two about my craft. I have more notes too that I’d love to share. Stay tuned for a follow-up post soon!

 

Chasing Content – Highlights from July

Chasing ContentLet’s look back at what was happening last year at this time in a little feature I like to call Chasing Content.

You can read all of the posts from last July, 

or just these highlights . . .

Skate Port – Port Stanley’s Skatepark

Not the best skatepark I have ever skated, but it’s got one of the best names!

Why Do We All Have to Earn a Living

I found a quotation online that really spoke to me. Still haven’t figured out an answer to this question, but I hope to some day.

Transformers Comic Review

I really enjoyed this series. I need to find the next few trade paperbacks to read soon.

Kains Woods Adventure

I love running trails and not knowing exactly where I am going. It’s always an adventure.

Chasing Content Archive

Thanks for Chasing Content with me!

Remember to click through all of the links above so that this great content doesn’t get buried in the archive.

Feel free to leave comments as well. They are always appreciated! Unless they are spam, then they are deleted before they ever get posted.

Cheers!

DJing an “Insane” Show Tomorrow

ICP in Sarnia

I’m DJing the Insane Clown Posse concert at Station Music Hall in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada tomorrow. This should be a huge show. Hope to see you out!

North 2 West Promotions Presents

INSANE CLOWN POSSE RETURN TO CANADA

For years they have not been allowed in Canada, and finally, its the return of ICP..

Hosted By Bradie Whetham

DJ Chase March on the 1’s an 2’s

with local support

+LAST BREED
+MARMEL ENT with Mercy Gang
+WYCKED TRUTH
+ O-Beast

Special appearance by :

FenyxFyre “as seen on AMC’s FreakShow” and MaddGuyver (StrangeOrDanger Thrillshow)
This Thrill Show will take place inbetween performers

tickets online at : https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/15375/

Advance | $35
Door | $40

You can now get tickets at :

In London :

Grooves : 353 Clarence St London ON N6A3M4
Canada. (519) 640-6714

O-Beast

In Sarnia :

Cheeky Monkey : 130 Christina St N, Sarnia ON N7T 5T6, Canada +1 (519) 332-0978

Picker’s Alley : 430 Exmouth St, Sarnia ON N7T 5N9, Canada. +1 (519) 344-7740

The Station Music Hall : 505 Campbell St, Sarnia, ON N7T 2J1 +1 (519) 383-0006

In Chatham :

Tony’s One Shoppe 83 Center St, 519-351-4885

The Vinyl Room 325 Queen St, N7M 2H7 519-351-2727.

Each store has limited tickets, so get yours before they are gone.

Also don’t forget to hit up WYCKED Truth for tickets, they will sell quick.

O-Beast in London
Suspect in Cambridge
Last Breed Oshawa

VIP Meet & Greet | www.hatchetgear.com

Door 8:30PM
19+ Plus Event
The Station Music Hall
505 Campbell Street, Sarnia Ontario

VIP Meet an Greet will take place at The Station Music Hall
@ 7:00, so make sure you bring your VIP print out, or tickets.

OFFICIAL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT:

“Attention all Canadian juggalos and juggalettes — we’ve got some great news. Untouchable Detroit rap duo Insane Clown Posse are embarking on a massive Canadian tour.

That’s right, it’s time to stock up on face paint and Faygo, because the dynamic duo of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope will bring their music (and worldwide movement) to various venues around the country.

The trek kicks off at Quebec’s previously announced Amnesia Rockfest on June 24, and continues with shows throughout our great land before concluding in Victoria on July 17.

This is the first time ICP have brought their mythical Dark Carnival to Canada in over a decade, so this news is undoubtedly cause for celebration.!” – Exclaim.ca

Catch Me DJing Every Night This Weekend

Tonight – Hip-Hop Anonymous Hamilton

Sunday – Insane Clown Posse Concert in Sarnia, ON

Hip-Hop Anonymous Hamilton

Hip-Hop Anonymous Hamilton

Hip-Hop Anonymous Hamilton goes down tomorrow night in my home town of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

It takes place at the Touchdown Pub right near the football stadium that is the home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

I am excited to be deejaying this event and hope you can make it out.

Here are the details . . .

“Hip Hop Anonymous” is coming to Hamilton, Ontario on June 25th

Hosted By DWG ENT and Fresher Entertainment

FREE LIVE CYPHER
BEAT SHOWCASE
LIVE HIPHOP
GOOD FOOD ALL NIGHT

Featuring Performances by:

PB $tyl$
King Kimbit
Rowz
Scrapgang
JR
Lyrical Mind
Buck Zero
Bobby Fresh

With a Special Beat Showcase & Cypher By:

Jinx Beatz

Music By:

DJ Chase March

10$ Cover
19+
Food Served ALL NIGHT

Catch Me DJing Every Night This Weekend

Friday – So You Think You Can DJ at Martini Bar in London, ON.

Saturday – Hip-Hop Anonymous Hamilton

Sunday – Insane Clown Posse Concert in Sarnia, ON