After seven years of touring the west coast of North America, from Tijuana to Vancouver Island, BURNT has refined their sound down to raw vocals, bass-heavy soul and a rock-steady groove. Burnt's music is pure California underground - elements of rebellious reggae, old skool ska, dirty punk and true hip hop are mashed together to make for constant good times on the dance floor. This three piece band from San Francisco is stoked to bring their unique and positive vibration to the stage and your backyard!

Giraffe Aftermath

Giraffe Aftermath is keeping dub reggae and hip-hop alive and well in Van-city!

Biography
Building on the traditions of reggae and dub music, Vancouver's Giraffe Aftermath use hip-hop rhythms and a psychedelic approach to create a unique blend of lively, danceable music.
Formed in 2006 by Steve Hackenbruch and Luke de Villiers, this songwriting/production duo remains the core of the band's music. Joined on stage by Paul Steffes and a revolving cast of peripheral players, Giraffe Aftermath throw down a foundation of groove and airtight vocal harmonies. New album "Sleepless Nights" due spring 2011.

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Victoria Ska Society has referred to the band as 'a collaboration of talented and active musicians.'
Band Interests
Nandos Chicken
hacky sack

Karmic Basis

THE ARTIST

Biography
“But the rule seems to be that the bigger and more life-changing the decision, the less it will seem like
a decision at all.” – Hugh Mackay

That phrase most definitely applies to Brince “Karmic Basis aka Uglee Troof” Washington. One
phone call from his cousin Terry in 1992 took him from being a typical twelve-year-old, to being a
multidimensional musician, lyricist, promoter, and all-around influence on hip-hop for generations to
come.

Back then hip-hop was different, it could take you places and make you think. So when Terry called him
that day and started spitting the lyrics to Chi Ali’s “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number” (and claiming the
lyrics as his own), KB was inspired to start spittin himself. He and his cousins began freestylin regularly,
which led to him freestylin with his friends. Fast-forward to 1995, after the creation of his crew “Sand
Souljahs”, KB realizes that his area is lacking when it comes to hip-hop influence. At the age of fifteen he
decides, along with his crew, to throw the Coachella Valley’s first freestylin/b-boy events at their local
parks. This would lead to a long career in event promotions that is still relevant to this date.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” - Theodore Roosevelt

Come 1997, music was clearly becoming his passion. He met a man by the name of Jim Burns, who
recorded Sand Souljah’s first record “Power Loungin”. Burns told KB that he wanted to lend him an
Ensoniq EPS sampler so that KB could learn to make beats. After his passing in 1998, Burns’ family
explained to KB that they wanted him to keep the sampler because they felt Burns would have wanted
him to have it. KB researched and practiced the art of production, and grew to be a diverse and talented
producer with a long list of dynamic clients ranging from Capone to NgaFsh to Project Blowed.

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed” – Michael Jordan

In the years that followed, Karmic Basis went on to produce and record multiple mixtapes and albums
for his own benefit as well as for various artists. As a rapper, he opened for numerous artists including;
Gregory Isaacs, Steel Pulse, Lupe Fiasco, Evidence, Abstract Rude, and Aceyalone. He linked up with high
school acquaintances to form a band (“Burnt”), and toured the United States and Canada. His career
was allowing him to get out of the sometimes stifling environment that he had grown up in, and he
was able to reside in Los Angeles and San Diego to expand his creative talents. However, as his career
seemed to be taking off, his personal life suffered in the background. His finances were dwindling,
and the chaos of living show to show was closing in on him. In late 2006, he examined his life and
realized that after performing and hosting hundreds of shows, he had nothing to show for it but an
extensive resume. It was at this time that he made the decision to move back to the Coachella Valley.
He had gained even more local popularity, and was being recognized by radio personnel, which led to
opportunities to open for MIMS and Talib Kweli. He was being featured on multiple shows, including
ones being headlined by Riddlore? and Wreccless (CVE), and was also headlining his own. In the midst
of this he recorded what would be his last solo album “La Lumiere Bleu”, in just two weeks. Shortly after
finishing the project, his relationship with his long-term girlfriend ended as a result of her conflicting
thoughts regarding his music and traveling. With his morale at an all time low, he submersed himself in
the whirlwind of parties and women that he had been surrounded with for years. He stopped pursuing a
career as an artist, and instead focused on a career as a producer.

Karmic Basis
The Biography

“A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes” – Mohandas Gandhi

The turning point came in 2009, as a result of being exposed to a new audience. After producing for
Latin rap artist, “Capone E”, and having a song (“Let’s Go”) featured in the Latin and Independent
award-winning motion picture, “I’m Not Like That No More”, KB became inspired as a producer to
submit his music to bigger labels and artists. He joined on with XoundLyfe Promotional Partners to
host events on a larger scale, and entered a relationship which would lead to his marriage. Always
maintaining relevance in hip-hop has and always will be of the utmost importance to Karmic Basis, and
in early 2011 he realized that people needed to be aware of his style of rap. The younger generation
seemed to be so influenced by the mainstream “pop-hop”, that his style and the styles of those that had
preceded and influenced him was being forgotten. He immediately pushed a few singles out, jumped on
as a featured artist to numerous tracks, and did everything he could to polish his semi-retired flow. His
words flowed quickly and efficiently into his music, being fueled by his experiences with life.

“Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life's artwork, and you must craft it, hone
it, and display it with the care of an artist.” – Robert Greene

With a vast catalog of music that he has produced and/or recorded, Karmic Basis keeps one goal in
mind….CREATE GOOD MUSIC…. with his first solo album in three years set to be released in early 2012,
he leaves us all in suspense with no clue of the content. We can only expect that it will be a true work of
art created with the intent to educate our youth on what mainstream hip-hop has attempted to leave
behind.

After seven years of touring the west coast of North America, from Tijuana to Vancouver Island, BURNT has refined their sound down to raw vocals, bass-heavy soul and a rock-steady groove. Burnt's music is pure California underground - elements of rebellious reggae, old skool ska, dirty punk and true hip hop are mashed together to make for constant good times on the dance floor. This three piece band from San Francisco is stoked to bring their unique and positive vibration to the stage and your backyard!

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