FRIDAY SEPT 22

FRIDAY SEPT 22

VERSION STUDIO MUSIC SERIES ONE

Toronto Via Bristol (UK) – DJ and Concert Series
Feature: Live Music and DJ Project: Diversity, Down Tempo and Trip Hop
Presented by: Caliban Arts Theatre and Version Xcursion
Conceptualized, Designed and Curated by: Lee Castle and Frank Francis
Dates: September – December 2017
Venue: Remix -1305 Dundas Street West (at Dovercourt)
Get Your Tickets
Get your 4-night festival pass here
(A limited number of tickets are also available at “Play De Record”, 411 Spadina Ave., Toronto)
The Version Studio Music Series is a joint project presented by Caliban Arts Theatre and Version Xcursion, as the organizations mark their 20th’ anniversaries of creating creative arts and music projects in the City of Toronto. Version Studio Series Part One is a project deeply rooted to ideas of art, home, migration, identity and roots (connectedness) through art and music. connects the dots between Toronto and Bristol, UK, musically. The Series will showcase many musical minds that share ‘Trip Hop” (otherwise, refer to as ‘Downtempo’) is a musical genre which originated in Bristol UK, of the early 1990s.
Trip Hop It has been described as “a fusion of hip hop and electronica until neither genre is recognizable, and may incorporate a variety of styles of African Diaspora fusions including funk, dub, soul, psychedelia, R&B, jazz, house music and electronic music. Trip Hop like many African based music strives for creative elevation and musical liberation.
This musical journey will be the first of its kind in Canada, so for the next 4 months we invite you to come and experience live performances from some of Bristol’s leading DJs and musicians (Rob Smith aka Smith & Mighty , DJ Milo aka Wild Bunch now Massive Attack and Tammy Payne’s Sissi and Talking Loud) that were at the forefront of the music that lead to the birth of Trip Hop and Downtempo music.

About Version Xcursion:
Version Xcursion (VX) is music project, founded by Lee Castle, that spans over 20 years. Version Xcursion (VX) is a project deeply rooted to art, concepts of ‘home’, migration, identity and connectedness through culture and music. Originally, VX began as a radio show at well renown CKLN 88.1fm radio, which enabled Castle to stay connected to the innovative musical sounds(Trip hop) of his hometown in Bristol, England. VX evolved into an organization known in both local and international contexts through its music production, interviews, club events, radio show and online presence. VX is a project deeply rooted to ideas of art, home, migration, identity and roots (connectedness) through art and music.

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