Stepper Productions is proud to present
a Bump N' Hustle collaboration with New York City's premier
Afro-Funk champions the Jump N' Funk posse in presenting
the album launch party of RED HOT + RIOT and celebrating
Fela's birthday (October 15, 1938). CLICK
HERE for the Flash Card and read below for more info!
+ RIOT is a Fela Kuti tribute project which includes
mind blowing collaborations with diverse artists such as Sade,Gab
and Lateef of Blackalicious,The Remedies,Dead Prez, Talib Kweli,
Jorge Ben and Bilal, Mixmaster Mike, D'Angelo, Femi Kuti, Macy
Gray and the Soultronics, Nile Rodgers and Roy Hargrove, MeShell
Ndegeocello and Yerba Buena feat. Ron Blake, Common and Djelimady
Tounkara, Cheikh Lo, Les Nubians and Manu Dibango, Bugz in the
Attic feat. Wummi, RES, Tony Allen, Ray Lema, Baaba Maal, Positive
Black Soul and Archie Shepp, Kelis (track produced by Toronto's
Doc and backed by Graph Nobel), Yerba Buena, Baaba Maal, and Taj
Mahal feat. Kaouding Cissoko who have come together to record
a floor-shaking tribute to the late Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer,
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. New York Times describes it as, "Afrobeat
meets new American funk, and the seams connecting them are exposed."
the the sale of the CD, the latest in the Red Hot Organization's
well-branded charitable collaborations, will benefit Red Hot's
continued efforts in the fight against AIDS in Africa.
copies of the CD's will be on sale at the party by Red Hot reps
who will be here from NYC to see how Toronto gets down as well
as a screening of the making of Red Hot and Africa. Fela footage
will also be shown through the night.
represent the fight against AIDS in Africa by purchasing a copy
of the CD and telling your friends!
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.
the dance floor as his canvas, the turntables his brush, the records
his paint, Dave Campbell blends songs and styles as the great
painters blend colors, creating an enchanting, interactive dance
gallery with every performance. As club goers responds to the
beat barrage, his desire to take them higher becomes a personal
challenge that always culminates in everyone's satisfaction. Yet
the 18-year DJ veteran is still seeking to perform the perfect
mix, the perfect display of music mastery.His passion for music
can be witnessed at every performance. Dave weaves multiple music
genres such as R & B, Reggae, House, Old School, Disco, Rare
Groove, English Soul, Jazz Vibes, Hip Hop, Soca, and Afro Latin
grooves into the mix.Dave has performed in Jamaica, the Philippines,
Los Angeles, New York, Europe and virtually every major and not
so major Canadian City. Some of those environments have been legendary
institutions in Toronto such as the Twilight Zone, Kremlin Thursdays,
The Cameron House, Maple Leaf Gardens, Skydome, Guvernment and
for the last 6 years, he can be found at Fluid's "Candy Land
Thursdays". Over the years he's performed with Kid Capri
(also an inspiration), opening and closing parties for the Toronto
Film Festival including the Planet Africa functions 4 years running,
Bump N' Hustle, CANFAR, Fashion Cares, Pride Blocko' Party, 8-Ball,
Elite Models, Artist Groups and Voices Carry, to name a few. He's
received awards such as 1996 House DJ of the Year and CANFAR's
Outstanding Contribution to Aids Research Plaque for his ongoing
musical support to their organization.He's toured with Usher and
The Lost Boyz, Busta Rhymes, performed at SEAL's after party in
Montreal, Wesley Snipes media party, the Chicago Bulls after party
featuring Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, and
a host of other after party and support engagements.For 10 years,
Dave provided on air music and DJ services for MuchMusic's Da
Mix featuring Master T, Canada's #1 Urban Music Video Show. Based
on the strength of that relationship, Dave was asked to contribute
to Quality Music's record setting Dance Mix CDs with Master T,
by touring Canada extensively, provided mixes for some tracks
and performed the music as well as appeared in the Internationally
distributed TV Commercial.
Bump N' Hustle DJ Mike Tull rocks a diverse mix of music into
a tasty soul stew. Former co-host with other founding Bump N'
Hustle ressie Paul E Lopes (www.paulelopes.com) of ground breaking
CIUT Vibes N' Stuff radio show, Mike currently put his archival
knowledge of everything that makes a dancefloor bounce or other
wise puts a smile on the discerning beat tasters face to much
needed use as music buyer and manager for HMV here in Toronto.
Mike has shared the bill as part of Hot Stepper's DJ crew with
the likes of Gwen McCrae, UFO, Gilles Peterson, ?uestlove, Amon
Tobin, The Herbaliser, Sylk 130, N'Dea Davenport, Roy Ayers, Zapp
and Roger Troutman and many more.
afro percussion boys have rocked our jamz for a long enough time
to infect our bodies like some kind of drug and demonstrate to
anyone with two ears and two feet that just gotta have 'em in
the jawn if you think your going to put on a serious boogie down.
iDRUM takes the beats both backwards to the origins and forward
to compliment the latest styles totally on point to work the floor
into an impassioned frenzy. Adding to the club clean up crew's
post party mopping up workload iDRUM is a major contributer to
that rare meteorological effect known locally as warehouse rain.
Son Of S.O.U.L.
stylist Masimba aka Son Of S.O.U.L. breaks out the funky 45's
and 12's to kick off the party in fine style. A regular at the
416 GRAF expo and many other hip hop and soul boy/girl haunts
we welcome him to his long overdue Bump n' Hustle debut.
FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI, "MUSIC IS THE WEAPON OF THE FUTURE."
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997). Fela was known in his homeland
as the father of Afrobeat, the people's unofficial "Black
President," and as a man who stood up to the brutal military
dictatorships of Nigeria from the early 70's until his death in
the late 90's. He died of AIDS in '97, a fact still widely denied
among Nigerian youths who cannot believe their hero was struck
down by this invisible but deadly disease. AIDS is no longer invisible
on the African continent: it has become an inescapable reality.
Over 36 million people in the world have HIV/AIDS; over 25 million
live in sub-Sahara Africa.
AIDS epidemic in Africa:
Although AIDS has spread worldwide, southern Africa continues
to be the worst affected area of the globe. In nations burdened
by social, political and economic struggle, the epidemic impacts
human welfare, development and social stability on an unprecedented
- AIDS is killing Africans
- 40 million people have HIV/AIDS. Over 70% live in sub-Saharan
- In many African countries, 1 in 4 adults are HIV+
- An estimated 55 million Africans will die from AIDS over the
next 20 years.
- 95% of HIV+ people lack access to proper medication
- In sub-Saharan Africa over 11 million children have been orphaned
- In the time it takes to listen to RED HOT + RIOT, 150 Africans
will become infected with HIV/AIDS. Knowing the basic facts is
one way to help change these socio-economic repercussions of HIV/AIDS.
The Creation of the Red Hot + Riot tour was made possible through
the synergy between different innovative companies who volunteered
their time, energies and talent to make this a successful venture.
Companies who truly believe that "Music is the Power fo the
People" (Fela) and that the fight against the AIDS epidemic
in Africa is something worth standing up for.
The Red Hot Organization is the leading international organization
dedicated to fighting AIDS through popular culture. Their efforts
have raised millions of dollars, and awareness for HIV and AIDS
relief worldwide. Red Hot + Riot is the 14th release in the acclaimed
Red Hot benefit series.
Red Hot's partner in the album project, is the label home to Fela
Kuti's vast catalog of recordings, as well as those of Fela's
son, Femi Kuti, who has recently joined forces with UNICEF as
an official ambassador representing Nigeria in the global fight
Funk is a monthly party in NYC in honor of the late great
King of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti and pays tribute to past and present
music inspired by Fela. Jump in Funk is organized by Debbie Sealy
of ZG Management, Rich Medina & Trevor Schoonmaker of the
Inc. is a diversified music marketing company. Creating promotional
tours and in-stores, multi-tier marketing plans and consultation
for companies and individuals.
Design is a leading flash website and design company based
in San Francisco. Art Nomad created the design and concept for
the Red Hot + Riot promotional tour material.
Hot + Riot
Red Hot + Africa