A.Skillz is a party rocker & Make it Funky’s favourite DJs. Add Scratch from the Roots, Marty McFly B2B d-Monic, Farbsie Funk & DJ Tanner
Make it Funky Presents
A.SKILLZ (UK) w/ special guest Scratch from The Roots (USA)
plus Farbsie Funk, Marty McFly, d-Monic, DJ Tanner & more
Saturday, Sept 24th – 9:30 PM – 3:00 AM
THE BOX – 584 College St.
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Make it Funky is back with another once-in-a-lifetime show featuring UK’s party rocker A.Skillz, beatboxer Scratch from The Roots and Canada’s top breakbeat DJs Marty McFly, d-Monic, Farbsie Funk, DJ Tanner & more. Held at Toronto’s newest venue The Box in little Italy and featuring world-class VJ Tanner.
A.Skillz is a true party rocker behind the turntables, captivating crowds withhis ability to embrace all aspects of music that he takes inspiration from andmash them up into a unique cocktail, infused with his own signature flavour of funk. With his DJ bookings taking him to the four corners of the world, he hasappeared on stages big and small and no matter what venue or style, healways brings the house down…
Having clocked upover six million plays on his Soundcloud page, hisrecordshave gained the support of the biggest names in the industry, from Jazzy Jeffto Pete Tong, Annie Mac to Zane Lowe, whilst his DJ mixes have won over anarmy of supporters and resulted in him being commissioned by Radio 1 to puttogether a specialDJ mix for their Beatles tribute night, that even had PaulMcCartney tapping his feet. His James Bond mini mix is the only ever mix tobe played on every daytime show on Radio 1 in the UK, whilst his productionshave appeared in films, TV adverts and many a computer game.
His label Jam City has released, alongside his own work, tracks from the likesof DJ Yoda, Doorly, the Cuban Brothers, Afrika Bambaataa, Jungle Brothers, Nightmares on Wax, Mica Paris to name just a few, whilst his productions have seen him collaborate with a selection of some of the industry’s finestincluding; Kurtis Blow, Dr Luke, Nasa, Krafty Kuts, DJ Numark, Beardyman,Nick Thayer and Z trip.
Scratch, is a world-famous beatboxer and hip-hop phenomenon. Scratch is one of the most diverse producers, entertainers, and of course, beatboxers in the world. Scratch is a seven-time nominee and two-time Grammy Award winner with a successful career as part of the Legendary Roots Crew. He has performed on stage with icons Jay Z, Kanye West, and Musiq just to name a few artist collaborations. His projects have sold over 35 million worldwide.
Scratch’s beatboxing talent will have everyone wondering how can one create so many sounds vocally and manage a loop station. Scratch has the ability to create everything from crisp scratches, lush bass, and melodic synth sounds by layering different vocal effects on top of each other for each track. In other words, Scratch is a one-man vocal DJ ready to rock any party. Scratch’s talent is unique and appeals to grown folks, music lovers, hardcore hip hopheads, and ultra-cool hipsters. This philosophy is what raises the bar to new heights for beatboxing.
It’s much more than the early days when beatboxing was a highlight or a small component of rap music. With relevant songs on the top 40 charts, Scratch has been able to mimic and complete his own rendition of your favorite songs! Making him your DJ’s favorite DJ but later realizing it’s a beatboxer.
Founded in 2005 by Bryan “Farbsie” & Jay “NuFunk”, The Make it Funky Collective set out to create a semi-monthly party series to explore a global phenomenon of turntablism, mash-ups & the funkier side of all things breakbeat. Over the past 15 years Make it Funky has brought together cutting-edge DJ & live line-ups for an inclusive, positive, fun vibe. Make it Funky’s mission has always been hell-bent on bringing the best of funk, breaks, hip hop, and beat-driven live music to the masses. Just a few of Make It Funky’s many highlights over the past 10 years include sold-out shows with DubFX, Beardyman, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Z-Trip, Breakestra, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Herbaliser, Fort Knox Five, Mat the Alien, DJ NuMark (of Jurrasic 5), Ursula 1000, DJ Swamp (Beck’s DJ), Tittsworth and DJ QBert and so many more… In addition to globetrotting DJs, the series has hosted Canada’s top bands and DJs including Five Alarm Funk, God Made Me Funky, Soul Motivators, KC Roberts & The Live Revolution, King Sunshine, Skratch Bastid, DJ Stickybuds, The Funk Hunters, Marcus Visionary, Marty McFly and more.