The Upper Class family sends our love, respect and congratulations to Roland Pemberton aka Cadence Weapon and the Pemberton family!
Teddy Pemberton, Rollie’s dad, was a pioneering college radio DJ in Edmonton, and is being honoured this week at the Stylus Awards. He went by T.E.D.D.Y. and is credited with not only helping launch CJSR-FM back in 1980, birthing one of Canada’s finest college radio stations, but is known as the man who brought hip hop, jazz, funk, rhythm and blues and reggae to Alberta through his show The Black Experience In Sound.
Tonight, May 31, Canada’s National DJ Awards, the Stylus Awards, will be inducting T.E.D.D.Y. into the Hall Of Fame as part of their 2010 Awards Show. Roland Pemberton along with members of his family will be in attendance at the Awards in Toronto, and Cadence will accept the award on behalf of his T.E.D.D.Y.
Do you like The Hidden Cameras? One of their esteemed members, Toronto’s own Gentleman Reg had Cadence Weapon remix a track from Reg’s latest solo album Jet Black. You’ve never before heard Reg over thick thumping disco beats… AND the Cadence remix features the bass licks of DVAS bass-man Dan Carlyle! Hear it over at the Gentleman Reg myspace. Hot
The Russian Futurists prepare for this summer’s unveiling of the long awaited new album The Weight’s On The Wheels coming courtesy of yours truly Upper Class Recordings, our friends at Ghostly International have just released a compilation that features The Russian Futurists covering Dykehouse’s “When You Come”
The Horizon Line / Ghostly By Night is a Ghostly International double-disc compilation featuring ten remixes and reinterpretations of Ghostly International classics and ten new, forthcoming, and unreleased songs. Contributors include Madlib, Max Tundra, Solvent, Dabrye, Bullion…and the compilation closes, fittingly, with an oldie but goodie: Dykehouse’s feedback-laced creeper “When You Come” turned into a beautiful electro-pop jam by The Russian Futurists.
Horizon Line/Ghostly By Night was released as a double-disc CD on May 4. The compilation or single tracks can be bought digitally now through the Ghostly Store
Montreal’s Think About Life have released their debut 7″ in the UK via Euphonios Records.
It’s the single for their jam “Sweet Sixteen” and the B-side is “Sweet Sixteen” remixed by Cadence Weapon!
The Russian Futurists have emerged from studio seclusion in a flash of live awesomeness. The completely expanded and incredible live band will perform at a select few dates to unveil tracks from Matthew Adam Hart aka The Russian Futurists long-awaited new album The Weight’s On The Wheels. The Weight’s On The Wheels is Hart’s most ambitious creation to date and is sure to be a summer monster.
Two weeks ago the band played the Wavelength 500 Festival in Toronto, previewing 5 brand new cuts from The Weight’s On The Wheels, to fanatic reviews! Next week The Futurists join Plants & Animals, The Acorn and Think About Life at the Billions/Chromewaves Party for Canadian Music Fest. Next stop: TEXAS.
Don’t miss The Russian Futurists at SXSW. The new band will blow you away and you will cry tears of punch-drunk love for the new jams.
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS @ SXSW
Wednesday March 17 7:45pm
Habana Calle 6 – 709 E. 6th Street – BACK PATIO
Saturday March 20 1:20pm
Paradise – 6th Street at Trinity – Upstairs @ Canada House!