Line-up /Chameleon Project, Jamie Kidd, Rollin' Cash, kNeptune
THE CHAMELEON PROJECT
"..IF IT TAKES ALL NIGHT" CD Release Party
w/ Jamie Kidd, Rollin' Cash, kNeptune
On Friday, April 4th, Toronto's live electronic, dub-jazz trio The Chameleon Project unveils their 2nd full length album "…if it takes all night" at The Revival Bar (783 Queen St. W, Toronto). Hot on the heels of shows with The New Deal, The Charlie Hunter Trio and with upcoming dates in Canada and the US with Bassnectar (San Francisco), Caspian (Boston), Telepath (North Carolina) and Lazlo Hollyfeld (Buffalo); The Chameleon Project has created an album that will build upon their Canadian underground and cult-following roots and take them to both live & electronic international arenas.
"if it takes all night" CD Release Party on Friday, April 4th will featured 2 sets of CHAMELEON PROJECT and special guests DJs JAMIE KIDD, ROLLIN' CASH, a live pa performance by kNEPTUNE & visuals by SIREN and will be recorded for a free live download.
"..if it takes all night" is the product of the Band's reflective & creative journey which evolved after the departure of bass player Jamie Kidd in 2005. The underground collective was quickly gaining momentum with the 2003 release of "Stereoscopic" and 2005's vinyl-only release "Stereocopic Remixed." As Jamie Kidd left to follow his passion for producing techno and recording for various electro boutique labels, the band soldiered forward by determination of guitarist/songwriter Josh Laing and drummer/drum programmer Tyrone Cassie. They busied themselves redeveloping, refining and streamlining their sound with several of Toronto's top session and live players. A chance meeting with voracious young bass player from the outskirts of Toronto named Snappy Homefry - who was then known to most as a budding producer/engineer, did The Chameleon Project find their second skin. The new group shared the vision of a hybrid sound that explored the pulsating beats of electronica, the hypnotizing textures of dub and which also paid tribute to the spontaneity of 70's jazz-funk records. The group set out by rediscovering their collective sound by riding on the momentum of Steroscopic's campus radio airplay and the word of mouth buzz of their often all-night improvisational gigs by touring all over Southern Ontario and venturing occasionally to Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. By 2004 they were already a sought after act on the underground festival and club circuit –performing at OM Festival, NuJazz Festival, Evolve Festival, Come Together Festival and sharing the stage with top underground headliners Steve Kimock Band (California), Brother's Past (Philadelphia), KJ Sawka (Seattle), Wassabi Collective (BC), Dub Trio (NYC), Vorcza Trio (Burlington, VT), Blue Quarter (BC) and many others which has honed the trio into an exciting, engaging and original musical entity.
"if it takes all night" was recorded over a full year of pre-production and recording sessions at Tattoo Studios and Playhouse Studio in Toronto, was produced by Snappy Homefry (Thomas Matheson, Matavaras, and H2O), recorded by Snappy Homefry and Mike Philips and mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene) at Lacquer Channel Mastering. Playhouse Studio was the battleground for the album's engineering and where album concept took shape. "I'm really happy with the production and performance on this record, " says Snappy, " the album's title refers to our indulgent and attention to detail methods as we spent many long and late night's getting the playing and sounds just right." " …if it takes all night" is released on Chameleon Project's own imprint Reptile Vision Records and will be available nationally.
The band finally has captured their unique mix of organic and electronic sounds to disc keeping with the band's roots; as demonstrated by the clever and sinister remix work of Jamie Kidd of the Chameleon Project track "Eris" featured as a bonus track on the album.
The Chameleon Project will be joined by Jamie Kidd and also the sounds of dub & downtempo DJ Rollin' Cash, organic folk-tronica wunderkind kNeptune and visualist Siren of the Sumkidz Collective.
Don't miss The Chameleon Project's "... if it takes all night" CD Release on Friday, April 4th. Advance Guest list is $10 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and is $12 Advance at Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play De Record, Shanti Baba and online at Tickweb.ca & nufunk.ca
THE CHAMELEON PROJECT
::With Support From::
JAMIE KIDD - platform, tempo, thoughtless music
ROLLIN' CASH -djrollincash.com