Label: 29 Records
Funktronica from Vancouver BC
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Themasses' music is a blend of infectious beats and unique progressions without formulas or rules. It's created with the live performance in mind, where the crowd is the show and the dance floor is the stage. In their mission to put some DJ's out of work, they play instrumental dance music with the dynamics and energy that could only come from a LIVE four piece band. The result is an upbeat, unpredictable, original sound that has been packing dance floors consistently for more than three years. Themasses have shared the stage with some incredible players including Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO), Garaj Mahal, Lotus, The Herbaliser, Fareed Haque and the legendary Mike Reno (Loverboy) among many others.
Formed in 2002 beneath the dramatic landscape of Vancouver BC, Themasses have developed a large, loyal following which gets bigger and bigger with each live show. They have headlined over 120 shows including three appearances at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, three intensive tours of Western Canada, appearances at the Evolve Festival, Come Together Music Festival, Bonfire Festival and a coast-to-coast Canadian tour where they gained hordes of new fans.
Their demo/EP release, 'The Pile', has gone into its third printing and their brand new groundbreaking album, 'Drift Thing', is available in stores and online. Produced by Ben Kaplan, (Hedley, Freeflow) Drift Thing is a ground-breaking exploration of sonic grooves and upbeat, organic electronica mixed with some rockin' funk guaranteed to captivate the listener and shake the booty. Guest musicians include talented vocalist Sherry St. Germain and Chapman Stick player Olivier Legace.