Hot Stepper Production's 7th anniversary as performer, singer,
songwriter, fashion designer WUNMI (pronounced "Woomie")
returns to Bump N' Hustle with new tracks and her endless energy!
You saw her first as the famous braided Soul II Soul dancer
showing the world the moves of the new soul vibe with London style,
Lagos culture and New York energy. Wunmi was chosen as an icon
of London club culture when featured in Kiss FM London's first
advertising campaign and has been featured for her talents in
Paper magazine's 50 Beautiful People,
At Work produced tracks include the classic dance floor bomb
"MAW Expensive (Tribute To Fela)" and "Ekabo".
Wunmi's "What A See" track was remixed by A Guy Called
Gerald and her collaboration with Osunlade on the track
"Rader Du" was a hit in 2001. Wunmi recently narrated
the excellent "Nigeria 70" compilation album
for Strut Records and just finished recording vocals on the "Oba
Funke" album produced by King Britt which also features
Zapp Mama. Wunmi is currently in the studio with Seiji
of Bugz In The Attic, provided vocals for the upcoming
RAS album from Germany's Sonar Kollective and soon
re-enters the Masters At Work studios and then another collaboration
with Osunlade to be released on King Street Sounds! Wunmi' has
also worked with Ornette Coleman, Vernon Reid and
Poet, DJ, producer,
performer and model, Rich Medina has emerged from the underground
who's who to the world of legitimate mass appeal and accomplishment.
Rich holds weekly DJ residencies in both Philadelphia and New
York spinning hip-hop, house, neuvo soul, classic funk, rare grooves
and afro beat to name a few. His house music and classic dance
sets are reminiscent of The Paradise Garage. As a lounge DJ, whether
with neuvo soul or classic funk, there are not many who dig deeper
for the ultimate in obscure vinyl bombs. Rich still manages to
find time to host and co-own his own Internet radio show, The
Dime Sack on Mediabureau.com as well as model for ECKO Unlimited.
Rich co-produced a track on Jill Scott's debut album "Who
is Jill Scott?" and contributes spoken word on the following
new releases due out between May - Aug. 2002: "Reality"
single w/ DJ Spinna - Wonder Wax Records, "Dance For
Life" w/ Shukie and Phillipe Lussane, "Minstrel
Speak" w/ Kemeticjust - Diaspora Records. Rich's entrepreneurial
efforts include building Footwork Illadelph with partner and friend
Bobbito Garcia in 1997 which provided the most comprehensive
hip-hop forum Philadelphia has ever seen.
Paul E's first
project will take on some jazzy/soulful house vibes called "Whatnaut:
House" due in stores June 25 2002. Mike Tull continues
to bring his diverse tastes to the T-dot music consumer as the
manager of Canada's largest urban music retail floor at the HMV
superstore on Yonge St. and along with Paul E Lopes remains a
founding resident DJ of the Bump N' Hustle. Mike K picks
up another BNH gig to round out his residencies as founding Garage
416 spinner with the blueprint crew and his weekly Uproc events.
K.C. is the long time host of the "Loungin'"
show on CKLN 88.1 which boasts one of the highest listenerships
in Toronto's community radio landscape. iDRUM holds down
the afro-percussion rhythms on the floor to put the icing on the
night's funky afro-jazz vibe!