Footprints: an unpretentious marriage of musical flavors

You can’t know your future until you know your past. This is the musical mantra of Footprints, a three man wrecking crew who happen to host one of mega-city’s longest-running parties. Jason Palma, part owner of the Toronto vinyl mecca Play De Record, rare record junky General Eclectic and DJ Stuart (a.k.a. Basic Soul Unit) are bringing their unique mix of funk, soul, afrobeat, latin, hip hop and everything in between to the Natrel Rink this weekend. Open-minded listeners and music aficionados alike will find out why this party is still going strong after eleven years.

Jason Palma, pioneer of the (Toronto) acid jazz scene — with twenty plus years of turntable terror under his belt — has a reputation for mixing the seemingly un-mixable. General Eclectic has been known to meticulously blend just about anything into his energetic live mixes and producer/DJ Stuart has reputation for lighting up the dance floor both locally and abroad. They all have three things in common: their deep-rooted knowledge of music (period), willingness to take chances and a love of vinyl. We’re very excited to have the trio here to rock the rink.

Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to:

DJ Stu (Basic Soul Unit)

DJ Jason Palma

Here’s a DJ General Eclectic live-set

Stay tuned for more DJ Skate Nights every Saturday night until March 1. Up next is Lunarskate with Pop! Goes the World on January 25.

See you on the ice!

Rare Winter Grooves with Footprints
January 18th, 2014