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April re-visited
Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy performed together in Ottawa, live, nationally, on CBC RADIO's "FUSE" Show, combining talents and playing 6 songs, some Cadence's, some Fantasy's, and some belonging to other people.  It went down like this:   Rumour is, these 2 talents will be touring North America together this fall!! Check the UC player for a little sample of how it sounded.

Meanwhile, The Russian Futurists played Montreal and Toronto with chums Junior Boys: then headed to a much more tropical location, BRAZIL, to head up Natal's MADA FESTIVAL. Major major props to all the homies in Brazil - Mario, Fabiana, Jomardo, Michel, Rocha and the whole crew at the hotel...and jeers to TAM Airlines for stealing Matt's IPOD.  You're gonna get it TAM.

Finally - check out all the Cadence Weapon love at XLR8R - including TV footage of "SXSW Cribs" with Cadence! Also - much respect to all who helped "Sharks" become #2 most-downloaded MP3 at Insound.com last week! And - Mega Respect to College radio in the USA - Cadence Weapon "Breaking Kayfabe" top 10 on theCMJ Hip Hop Chart!   PEACE

The Russian Futurists & Junior Boys
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS ARE PLAYING TORONTO & MONTREAL
Yes, The Junior Boys and The Russian Futurists team up once again to bring you the RUSSIAN BOYS JUNIOR FUTURIST EXPERIENCE APRIL 6 in Toronto @ Mod Club APRIL 7 in Montreal @ La Sala Rossa

IN STORES NEXT WEEK:  THE SHOUT OUT LOUDS "TONIGHT I HAVE TO LEAVE IT" single with a solid-ass remix by THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS.  Snag that, it's HOT.

Lots of news coming real soon about Cadence Weapon, The Cansecos and The Russian Futurists, including summer shows, new releases, big outdoor UC parties, Brazil...and so much more

Breaking Kayfabe USA release, The Russian Futurists and Junior Boys, Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy
CADENCE WEAPON "BREAKING KAYFABE" is now available on CD & LP and in Canada AND The United States of America. The vinyl is limited run, so buy now! If you purchase the CD or LP from INSOUND.COM you get some bonus remix MP3s of "Sharks" by Ghislain Poirier and The Russian Futurists

CADENCE WEAPON IS PLAYING SXSW THIS WEEK Thursday March 15th @ Copa's on Congress, 12:15am PARTY

THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS ARE PLAYING TORONTO & MONTREAL
The Junior Boys and The Russian Futurists team up once again to bring you the RUSSIAN BOYS JUNIOR FUTURIST EXPERIENCE APRIL 6 in Toronto @ Mod Club APRIL 7 in Montreal @ La Sala Rossa

CADENCE WEAPON AND FINAL FANTASY TO FUSE FOR CBC April 11, in Ottawa, Canada, friends and fellow innovators Rollie Pemberton and Owen Pallett will combine brains and, before a live studio audience, mash styles in a Weapony, Final and Fantastic way, all at the behest of CBC Radio. Details on attendance and such will be released soon

CADENCE WEAPON TAKES INDIE AWARD FOR URBAN FAVOURITE
A huge UC congratulations to Rollie Pemberton aka Cadence Weapon who, this weekend, took home a CMW Indie Award for "Favourite Urban Artist". We wouldn't call Edmonton "Urban" at all, but this is the name of the award, so way to go Mr. Weapon.  THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT AND ROCKED SHOWS WITH CADENCE IN GUELPH, MONTREAL AND TORONTO THIS WEEK!

Cadence Weapon USA, Sharks Video, CW March shows
FINALLY!  The USA release of Cadence Weapon's debut album BREAKING KAYFABE is upon us!  One month after the Plug Awards (where Kayfabe was nominated for Rap Record of the Year but lost out to the awesomeness that is Spank Rock), on the eve of South By Southwest - MARCH 13 - BREAKING KAYFABE will be available in stores across the United States, with the help of our new friends at almighty Epitaph Records.

A week before that, Cadence Weapon make their 2007 live debut at Canadian Music Week, performing at the Indie Awards March 7 (Cadence nominated for Urban artist of the year) and the Chart MagazineParty March 9, complimenting the 2 dates with Montreal and Guelph shows.

CADENCE WEAPON MARCH SHOWS
03.07.07 Guelph, ON - Guelph University Centre (daytime show)
03.07.07 Toronto, ON - CMW Indie Awards @ The Docks
03.08.07 Montreal, QC - Zoobizarre w/Telefauna
03.09.07 Toronto, ON - CMW Chart Party @ Horseshoe Tavern
03.09.07 Toronto, ON - CMW After Party @ Drake Underground (Cadence & Weez-El DJ)
03.15.07 SXSW - COPA'S

Also, here is the BRAND NEW VIDEO from Cadence Weapon, for "SHARKS" Please, do Cadence a service and request the shit out of this at MUCHMUSIC et aussi á MUSIQUEPLUS!  And finally, with the US release of Breaking Kayfabe comes the long awaited vinyl LP release of the album! Go to the UC Store to PRE-ORDER from our limited run of LP copies of "BREAKING KAYFABE"!!! AVAILABLE MARCH 13, 2007.

2007 - year of peer pressure portals
2-double-oh-7, what hast thou bringst ye?

We have a lot to talk about but we're not going to get into here or now...it's not the time for place for such rambling, but we will admit shame about something ::: we had a plan to hold out making an Upper Class MySpace page until 2010.  We caved.  What can we say man, people ask, people laugh, and they say "have you no friends?" - we even received a disturbingly provoking email from THE Tom himself, he was making jokes at us for not being on MySpace.  ARE YOU HAPPY WORLD?????  Here it is...okay? www.myspace.com/upperclassrecordings

There seriously is a lot of news to come soon about The Russian Futurists, Cadence Weapon, The Cansecos, and maybe we'll even throw some new names at you before spring rolls around.  If you become our MySpace friends you'll know even more about Upper Class' 2007 plans, got it? Thanks for tuning in, keep 'er real.

Christmas - a time for awards voting, live shows and podcasts
Happy Holidays from everyone at Upper Class.

We at Upper Class Recordings ask only a few things of you as 2006 comes to an exit...

1 - VOTE FOR CADENCE WEAPON AT THE PLUG AWARDS!  Breaking Kayfabe is nominated for Hip Hop album of the year!

2 - GET CRUNK WITH THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS DECEMBER 28 @ THE DRAKE!  Their last live show...of 2006!

3 - VOTE AT THE CBC RADIO3 BUCKY AWARDS! Cadence Weapon is already nominated for some things but the good news is you can nominate anyone so you can still vote in Matt Hart of The Russian Futurists as sexiest male canadian or best facial hair! Also make sure you check out the Coke Machine Glow end of the year Podcast...among what will be a great collection of songs will be Cadence Weapon covering Chad Vangaalen...and you can tune into CBC Radio's 'Definitely Not The Opera' soon to hear Cadence spreading Christmas cheer through his version of "We Three Kings" Keep an eye on the UC turntable in the top right there...i'm sure there are some UC Christmas upper classiks working their way in to the mix!

And one last thing...prepare yourself for 2007 - the year of Laser Rock...get ready for The Cansecos "Juices!"

Cadence Weapon CMJ 06
UC hit CMJ in New York City at the beginning of the month - Cadence Weapon rocked some shows at Fontana's and The Mercury Lounge - big thanks to Terrorbird Media and Brooklyn Vegan for throwing good parties and inviting Cadence to play!  Props to the Swedish homies Lo-Fi-Fnk and the Aussie homies Macromantics. Then Cadence Weapon went on a 9-date tour across Canada with Jurassic 5! Vancouver twice, Calgary, Edmonton, London, Kitchener, Toronto, Ottawa & Montreal...peace to J5 and everyone who came out to see the shows! The geniuses at Spy Films shot the video for Cadence Weapon "Sharks" after the J5 tour and the details are pretty top secret but you'll see it next year!

Pop Montreal popped
Big ups to everyone who made our Pop Montreal Le Throwdown night one god damn special memory for Upper Class.  PS If you have better pictures than we do (you probably do because we were way too drunk to take good pictures) please share them with us at comrades@upperclass.to

props to The Russian Futurists, Cadence Weapon, Professor Murder and Madrid for playing, Paul Prince aka DJ Princely P for making it all run smoothly, Steven Himmelfarb and Daniel Seligman for making the night possible, Musiqueplus + CISM-FM for helping us get the word out, and most importantly - respect to everyone who kicked it with us.

The summer is officially done and DJ Princely P has shut down his Sunday night Prog Parties at Embassy, but begins his winter series DJing with RUN WITH KITTENS Tuesday nights at The Drake.

UC Shows
SHOWS!

CADENCE WEAPON WEST COAST CANADA & POLARIS!
Sep 9 - Edmonton (Ookfest)
Sep 10 - Vancouver (w/De La Soul)
Sep 14 - Calgary (Broken City)
Sep 15 - Calgary (U of C)
Sep 16 - Edmonton (The Syndicate @ Tucker Amph)
Sep 18 - Toronto (Polaris Music Award Gala)

TEAM UPPERCLASS AT THE DRAKE'S FILM FESTIVAL TAG TEAM DJ TOURNY
Matt (Russian Futurists) and Gareth (Cansecos)
Sep 12 @ The Drake Underground

THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS - TORONTO INT'L FILM FESTIVALS

Sep 13 @ The Rivoli (Canadian Music Cafe)

CADENCE WEAPON ONTARIO/QUEBEC SHOWS!
Oct 5 - Hamilton (w/ Dr. Octogon)
Oct 6 - Montreal (w/The Russian Futurists)
Oct 7 - Ottawa (w/Tokyo Police Club)

Le UC Throwdown @ POP MONTREAL
>>> IMPORTANT UC ANNOUNCEMENT:
Booyah!  Our first POP MONTREAL party! FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 as part of POP MONTREAL '06 Performances by UC's THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS & CADENCE WEAPON and UC homies PROFESSOR MURDER and MADRID! CLUB LAMBI DOORS AT 8PM 4465 St-Laurent Blvd !! AFTER PARTY IN EFFECT !! (just stay in LAMBI after the bands)

Here's what else has been going on: The Russian Futurists helped the Junior Boys launch their new album "So This Is Goodbye" at the end of August with a hot double bill show at the El Mocambo in the t-dot.  The Futurists also just rocked the Toronto Film Festival with some ill vibes.

Cadence Weapon musically slayed 'em at Ookfest in Edmonton last weekend.  and Upper Class Recordings welcomes our dearest homeboy Tim Dempsey to Tha UC Family...here he is enjoying his birthday mid-afternoon drinks and doing his innaugural UC-employee "private" photo shoot...in the master bedroom of the tour bus for the Russian Futurists Film Festival show September.2006

SHOWS!

CADENCE WEAPON WEST COAST CANADA & POLARIS!
Sep 9 - Edmonton (Ookfest)
Sep 10 - Vancouver (w/De La Soul)
Sep 14 - Calgary (Broken City)
Sep 15 - Calgary (U of C)
Sep 16 - Edmonton (The Syndicate @ Tucker Amph)
Sep 18 - Toronto (Polaris Music Award Gala)

TEAM UPPERCLASS AT THE DRAKE'S FILM FESTIVAL TAG TEAM DJ TOURNY
Matt (Russian Futurists) and Gareth (Cansecos) Sep 12 @ The Drake Underground

THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS - TORONTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
Sep 13 @ The Rivoli (Canadian Music Cafe)

CADENCE WEAPON ONTARIO/QUEBEC SHOWS!
Oct 5 - Hamilton (w/ Dr. Octogon)
Oct 6 - Montreal (w/The Russian Futurists) Oct 7 - Ottawa (w/Tokyo Police Club)