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Hot Stepper Productions presents:

GARAGE 416
featuring E-MAN
(Chez, Sfere, HipBone, Nervous: NYC)


Friday, February 8th, 2002
at
Roxy Blu & Surface: 12 Brant Street

$12 advance tickets at:
Play de Record (357a Yonge St.), Cosmos (607 Queen St. W.),
Rotate This (620 Queen St. W.), Vice (383 Queen St. W.)
more at the door - doors open 10:00pm - 19+

Help us celebrate the Toronto debut of E-Man with Montreal's jojoflores (Therapy), T.O.'s own Blueprint (Jason Klaps, Mike K. & Alan Lo) and Moreno (Level 101), plus the Garage 416 debut of Marty Rotman.

Ever since he was a child, Eric "E-Man" Clark was driven by music. In his hometown, Mount Vernon, New York, described by E-Man to be something reminiscent of, "a black Norman Rockwell painting," he spent most of his spare time listening to the songs that his parents played on their record player. By age six he bought his first record-James Brown "I Feel Good" - which is still one of his favorite songs. In second grade, E-Man discovered the drums and studied throughout junior high. By the time E-Man was grown up, he got a job at Paul's Record Hut in New Rochelle, NY.

In an attempt to get in the thick of it, he landed a job as a security guard at the Ritz, a concert venue that was at the forefront of all musical genres. It was at the Ritz that he began DJing for the first time, blending together all of his loves; soul, rock n roll, jazz, funk, classics, reggae, hip-hop and house. Eventually the multifarious music lover left the Ritz and got a job in promotions at Tommy Boy records where he got his nickname, E-Man, from Monica Lynch.

After leaving Tommy Boy, E-Man began a long career in film and television production but still continued to DJ and also began to produce his own nightclub events. Through the years DJ E-Man has played at NYC bars and clubs such as Coney Island High, Centro-Fly, Chameleon Lounge, Cheetah, Nowbar, 205 Club, Baktun, 13, Idlewild, Sapphire, Frank's Lounge and Warehouse to name a few. In 1997 E-Man co-founded his most popular weekly event to date, Bang The Party, with NYC nightclub reporter Lorie Caval. The intimate, underground house music party where E-Man holds DJ residency quickly gained local and international acclaim. Articles about Bang The Party have appeared in publications such as; DJ Times, Face, ID, New York, Jockey Slut, Flyer NYC, PAPER, NYPress, Village Voice, Mixer and Time Out New York.

During a trip to Chicago in 1999, E-Man met talented producer Daryn "DJ Quad" Brandon and employed his help to produce his first record "Day By Day". The song featured the vocals of E-Man's long-time friend Sweet Sable and was released on HipBone Records in early 2000. HipBone quickly made a follow-up record called "The What" featuring E-Man singing in a jazzy, scat style. Returning to Chicago in 2000, E-Man collaborated with DJ Quad once again to produce a cover of Steely Dan's "Caves of Altamira", on which E-Man provided all of the vocals. The single was signed to Nervous Records (due out in early 2002); promo copies were quickly charted by the likes of Tony Humphries and David Mancuso. In 2001, Chez Music owner Neil Aline, approached E-Man with the idea of a collaboration with producer Jon Cutler. In an almost miraculous 20 minutes, E-Man penned the prolific lyrics to "It's Yours" and almost over night, the single has become a dance floor sensation, relentlessly remaining on top ten charts worldwide to this day.

Since then, acclaimed producer Kerri Chandler asked E-Man to visit his studio and in a similar impromptu fashion, "Where I Live" - taken from the "Brooklyn" song, born out of E-Man's improvisation on the mic at Bang The Party - was created. "Where I Live" is now out on Sphere Records. In yet another attempt to bridge New York and Chicago vibes, E-Man has been collaborating with Chi-Town's Jordan Fields as well as New York's Romatt on a new single called "Respect the Music" (due out on King Street in early 2002).

The hook line in E-Man's lyrics for the upcoming "Respect the Music" single says that, "Music is the driving force of the universe." Which certainly holds true- at least in E-Man's universe.

Marty Rotman's Bio:
Collecting records for over thirty years, Marty Rotman has DJ'ed at the legendary COPA, Showbiz, Joy, Go-Go, and Club Max. His love for dance music eventually led to the creating and singing his own songs. In 1992 Marty did a cover of Barry White's classic song "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me" with the Boomtang Boys and 1995 saw "All or Nothing" on Dino and Terry's Crash Records label.

Do not miss E-Man in his first Toronto DJ performance!

© Hot Stepper Productions 2001