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Hot Stepper Productions & JVC Jazz Festival presents:

featuring a special live performance by WUNMI

plus a feature DJ set by RICH MEDINA

with resident Bump N' Hustle DJs
PAUL E. LOPES and MIKE TULL
and special guests
MIKE K, K.C. and iDRUM afro percussion

Friday, June 14, 2002
at
Roxy Blu & Surface, 12 Brant St., Toronto

$15 advance tickets available at: Mothership (831 Queen St. W.), Kops (229 Queen St. W), Play De Record (357A Yonge St.), Vice (383 Queen St. W.), Cosmos (607 Queen St. W.), Rotate This (620 Queen St. W.), Metropolis (162 Spadina Ave.), Soundscapes (572 College St.), Sim and Jones (388 College St.)
more at the door

Help celebrate 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,

Wunmi's Masters 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 Roy Ayers.

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!

© Hot Stepper Productions 2001