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Phil Motion + BlakDenim @ Blacksheep Inn!

Yes yes!! Ottawa’s newest high energy hip-hop funk crossover act of 2014 shares the stage with Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi feat. some of the cast and crew of twice JUNO-nominated Souljazz Orchestra!

DO THE ROB FORD! Feat. Ian Keteku & Phil Motion

So UP & UP put IAN KETEKU and PHIL MOTION in a room together and this is what happened! Keteku, the 2010 Slam Poet World Champion met tête-à-tête with Motion, a.k.a Philippe Lafreniere of twice Juno-nominated Souljazz Orchestra to lay-down this little gem, an original cross-over of funk and hip-hop reminding you that…

World Soul Party: Alice Russell + Phil Motion @ The Garrison / Toronto – FRI. Oct.18th!

World Soul Party
Alice Russell + Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi + Marques Toliver
Co-presented by World Famous Music
Friday, October 18
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.
Doors 9 p.m.
Advance tickets $23/more at the door
Festival passes: $40

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Phil Motion + BlakDenim @ Blacksheep Inn!

SAT. May 24th, 8:30pm, $10
Yes yes!!  Ottawa’s newest high energy hip-hop funk crossover act of 2014 shares the stage with Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi feat. some of the cast and crew of twice JUNO-nominated Souljazz Orchestra!  We cordially invite you a one bad-ass outta control night of hip-hop and dirty funk 45rpm!

  BlakDenim’s debut EP launched earlier this month will be available for purchase as well as Phil Motion’s tough-as-nails 45rpm ‘Time-Bomb‘.  As if that ain’t enough, we know that the legendary Blacksheep Inn ain’t exactly around the corner and so we are happy to announce that we have a PARTY BUS that will take you all the way there and back for only $10 (details below)!

 

PARTY BUS CONFIRMED:

Email May24partybus@gmail.com to reserve your spot. $10 round trip, bring cash! Departs 8:15PM from Museum of Nature (240 McLeod St.). Departs Wakefield 1am.

 

DO THE ROB FORD! Feat. Ian Keteku & Phil Motion

So UP & UP put IAN KETEKU and PHIL MOTION in a room together and this is what happened!  Keteku, the 2010 Slam Poet World Champion met tête-à-tête with Motion, a.k.a Philippe Lafreniere of twice Juno-nominated Souljazz Orchestra to lay-down this little gem, an original cross-over of funk and hip-hop reminding you that…

DO THE ROB FORD!

“There are not many things one should learn from Rob Ford. But sometimes, when the world has you down, when you feel there is no where to go, when all life is handing you lemons – it is important to remember that there is always a way out. That we can laugh away our sorrows, be ridiculous just because. Rob Ford represents a lot of bad things but we feel the one thing we can take away from his example, is letting go. Go all out, without regard or hesitation.” – Ian Keteku.

If you wanna get it crackin’ just do the Rob Ford!

We are giving this track away for FREE via digital download this week only on Bandcamp, just

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and it’s all yours!

Oh… and CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!

Rob Ford masks created by Ilona Fiddy for Times Neue Roman, #latenighttoronto. Used with expressed permission of Robert Bolton of Times Neue Roman.

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Produced by Phil Motion. Recorded by Phil Motion at UP & UP HQ for UP & UP MUSIC. Mixed & Mastered by Jason Jaknunas at Metropolitan Studios. Video Direction & Editing:  Ian Keteku.  Album Cover:  Phil Motion.
Copyright UP & UP MUSIC, 2013, All Rights Reserved.
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IAN KETEKU

Poet Ian Keteku is an award winning artist committed to using words as both an interpretation and cure for the human condition. Keteku is also the 2010 World Poetry Slam Champion. He has performed his poetry and music all over the world and continues to plant seeds of poetic justice globally.
www.ianketeku.com

PHIL MOTION

Phil Motion is an artist and producer mashing up dirty funk 45rpm style recording bringing together funk, soul, latin and hip-hop influences with his band Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi, featuring some members of Souljazz Orchestra.
www.philmotion.ca

World Soul Party: Alice Russell + Phil Motion @ The Garrison / Toronto – FRI. Oct.18th!

Representing the northern part of the Americas, we delve into a night of wailing northern soul and hard-hitting bluesy funk, with touches of samba, R&B and other groovy delights.

World Soul Party
Alice Russell + Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi + Marques Toliver
Co-presented by World Famous Music
Friday, October 18
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.
Doors 9 p.m.
Advance tickets $23/more at the door
Festival passes: $40

Part of the Third Annual Uma Nota Festival
October 17-20, 2013
4 Days of Tropical Expressions

http://umanota.ca/

Alice Russell (U.K.)
A key figure on the British soul scene, Alice Russell is pure natural talent, a natural presence, a force of nature. She was already a hot item before releasing her fifth album, 2013’s To Dust. Her performance draws comparisons to Aretha Franklin, she has collaborated with everyone from Mr. Scruff to David Byrne and she tours with producer Quantic in his Soul Orchestra. Unfazed by taking to the spotlight after a sober Amy Winehouse or joining Roy Ayers live for Everybody Loves The Sunshine, there’s no wonder her powerful soul voice has attracted rave reviews from numerous national and international publications and praise from fans as diverse as Gilles Peterson, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, and Groove Armada. She brings her stripped down six-piece band for this Uma Nota Festival World Soul performance.

Phil Motion & The Easy Lo-Fi
This Ottawa five-piece dirty funk outfit features the unique energy of a frontman on drums and vocals (Souljazz Orchestra’s Phillippe Lafreniere) backed by the grooviest bass and guitar and a hard-hitting two-piece horn section. Phil Motion’s recent inspirations are Latin boogaloo and ‘60s samba-funk and the guys are cooking up some new gems à la Jorge Ben & Gilberto Gil as a special tip of the hat to the Uma Nota massive. This is their first Toronto appearance.

Marques Toliver
Singer, classically trained violinist and beat-maker Marques Toliver left music school at an early age and moved to New York City, where members of TV on the Radio discovered him busking in 2009. He has since moved to London, toured with Holly Miranda and now counts Adele among his fans. He released his debut full length album Land of CanAan earlier this year.

DJ General Eclectic
Uma Nota’s co-founder is our resident DJ, expert vinyl collector, visual genius and lover of all things funk, soul and polyrhythmic. His funk and soul cuts are just a fraction of the wealth of music at this man’s fingertips, which include thousands of records in dozens of genres, spanning various decades, countries and musical styles. The General always keeps the dancefloor lively.

Get Tickets:  worldfamousmusic.myshopify.com
See the event on FB

PHIL MOTION Late Night Halloween Special!

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UP & UP MUSIC, Kichessippi Beer Co., Sailor Jerry & Mercury Lounge present…

The Kick-Off RE-LAUNCH of the UP & UP Concert-Series

A LATE-NIGHT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL featuring…

Phil Motion & The Easy Lo-Fi
UP & UP LATE-NIGHT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!
THU. Oct.31st
Mercury Lounge
56 Byward St. Ottawa CA
Doors: 10pm, Show: 11pm $10
+ DJ Trevor Walker

GOODIE-BAGS OF THE HIPPEST SWAG, SPECIALTY ONE-NIGHT ONLY cocktails, AND A NO CHUMP, ALL FUNK, SOOKY SOOKY NIGHTOF SUPABAD MOVIN’ & A GROOVIN’!

Via UP & UP MUSIC:

We’re so pleased to announce our newest collaboration with the Kichessippi Beer Co. & Sailor Jerry Rum to bring you the re-launch of the UP & UP Concert-Series in our continued partna-ship with Mercury Lounge. We’re bringing all kinds of new and exciting bands onto the monthly bill not to mention, goodie-bags, swag, cheap drinks and to mention delicious tailor-made cocktails that you will only find at the one and only UP & UP.

www.upandupmusic.ca
www.mercurylounge.com
www.philmotion.ca
www.sailorjerry.com
www.kbeer.ca

Bernie Worrell Orchestra + Phil Motion!

The UP & UP Revue presents: The Bernie Worrell Orchestra
+ Phil Motion & The Easy Lo-Fi + DJs Zattar & Magnificent

BERNIE WORRELL is a living legend; co-founder of Parliament-Funkadelic, synth pioneer of the Talking Heads and source of countless Dr Dre samples, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Presented by UP & UP Music in association with World Famous Music, House of PainT – UrbanArtFest and the One World Film Festival – Bernie brings his new badass 9-piece orchestra to Ottawa for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Up & Up’s own Phil Motion and the Easy Lo-Fi will open the night, with DJ sets by Zattar (TIMEKODE) and Magnificent (Double Barrel).

It’s going down: Thursday, September 26th
Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank Street, OTTAWA
Doors: 9PM (show starts early)

Tickets only $20 advance available at Compact Music, The Record Centre, Vertigo Records, and online at www.worldfamousmusic.net

Phil Motion’s ‘Dangerous World’ on ParisDjs New Compilation!

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Paris DJs is an International Music Bureau with an global network of artists, DJs & labels is growing day after day. They are tastemakers and producers of new reggae, afro, soul, and more audio goodness on their Paris DJs label.  Sharing exclusive free podcasts delivered to more than 50,000 avid audiophiles each year, they are known for their weekly releases and top notch compilations, and we’re please to announce Phil Motion’s ‘Dangerous World’ on Paris DJs newest ‘We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind’ along with Bixiga 70 (Brazil) and many more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris DJs Soundsystem
‘We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind’
Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk Interntational
Brand new compilation out now!!

From the Afro Funk of Polyrhythmics or Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi, to the Afro-Latin sounds of Bixiga 70, Jungle Fire, EMEFE or Radio Citizen vs. Deela, from the Carribean Funk of Mop Mop to the Ethio-Jazz of Arat Kilo or Jungle By Night, From the Afro Psych of Goat to the Roots Reggae of Grant Phabao & The Silvertones, from the heavy funk of The Sidetones or The Grits to the Afro Dub of the International Ducks, this is a new tour de force in gathering the many colors of psychedelic funk & jazz from all over the globe!

Full info + track by track commentary on http://bit.ly/16jdWtQ
Buy on bandcamp http://bit.ly/10u9AxF
Buy on JunoDownload http://bit.ly/15MjihM

MaD FuNK is Bacccck!

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SUPAFUNK RECORDS in collaboration with UP & UP MUSIC and Mercury Lounge bring you….

M a D F u N K

A night of live rare groove and funk 45 Feat. Phil Motion & The Easy Lo-Fi +

- 1 bad-ass DJ
- kung-fu to car-chase visuals
- live REEL to REEL recording

Resident DJ Lance Baptiste
Visuals: Matt Cameron
Reel-to-Reel: Jason Jaknunas

Get your screams and howls, boogie and shakedown onto old-school tape just like back in the day!

Showcasing some new originals in the making for the next Phil Motion, we’ll also be dropping ‘Time-Bomb’ and ‘Dangerous World’, Side – A & B of our 7″/45rpm vinyl, also available for purchase at the show!

Don’t miss it: May 10th, 10pm door, $10 … Can’t beat that!

www.philmotion.ca
www.upandupmusic.ca
www.mercurylounge.com

Funk in Black, Grey and Green!

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We just got the rest of our vinyl so we’re all stocked up with traditional black not to mention limited edition marble grey and craptastic army green!  Hit us up at Bandcamp and get your copy now!  Leave a note somewhere with your order and let us know which colour you want!

philmotion.bandcamp.com

MaD FuNK: The only night of its kind in O-City!

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SUPAFUNK RECORDS & UP & UP MUSIC bring back MaD FuNK, the only night of its kind in O-City.  Phil Motion & The Easy LO-fi lays down a night of live bad-ass rare groove and funk, accompanied by Mercury’s own Matt Cameron on visuals bringin’ you everything from kung-fu to car-chase, followed by non-other than the exceptional, one and only, Resident DJ Lance Baptiste.  This is our first night with new guitarist Greg Stone and Phil Motion on drums and vocals!  Don’t miss it!

FRI. Feb. 15th
Mercury Lounge
Ottawa, CA
9pm, $10

The highlight:  A live reel-to-reel analog tape machine on-stage for the entire night (courtesy of Metropolitan Studios and our very own engineer-suprême Jason Jaknunas)!

www.upandupmusic.ca
www.mercurylounge.com
www.philmotion.ca
www.jasonjaknunas.com

Phil Motion now on Bandcamp!

We are now officially on Bandcamp! Check us out at www.philmotion.bandcamp.com

Phil Motion On Bandcamp