The Fast Forward Revue

Shake both sides of the butt. by jaxba

Gorgeous days lately. To celebrate, I walked around the Toronto Harbourfront centre on Saturday and after watching several street performers juggle flames, crack jokes and ask for money, I heard what I thought was a giant electro-funk disco party. And it was! Several people were already showing their awesome freestyle taco of body movements near the Sirius stage.

So who was responsible for making everyone feel like stayin’ alive?
Tortured Soul(Click for their myspace!)
I recommend: Your Dream Is My Dream and Special Lady from the ‘In Transit’ EP. Special Lady evokes memories of Canned Heat by Jamiroquai.

They’re a Brooklyn based, electronica pop band fueled with so much soul, jazz and psychedelic funk you can’t help but get up and dance and shake that booty in your pants. Reminds me of Jamiroquai blended with some Bill Withers and Jacksoul injected with the sweet beats and topped with a wild synthesizer. Dressed in white shirts and ties were Jason Kriveloff working the bass and harmonies, John-Christian Urich killing on the drums and singing and Ethan White, synthesizer-extraordinaire.

Don’t be fooled by their ill-suited name with emo implications. Sounds nothing like their name. Give it a listen!



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“you can’t help but get up and dance and shake that booty in your pants” …

And if one is not wearing trousers?

Comment by E. Sempé

even. better.

Comment by jaxba

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