Today is the day! #TurningTablesDoc screens at 9:00PM at Scotiabank Theatre. Join us for our WORLD PREMIERE @hotdocsfestival! Director Chrisann Hessing, Producer Tanya Hoshi and Classic Roots will be in attendance!
Joshua DePerry is known in the Anishinaabe community as a colourful ‘fancy dancer’ who impressively integrates contemporary dance moves at traditional pow wows. In Toronto, he is known as Classic Roots, an up-and-coming music producer and DJ who blends Indigenous sounds with modern techno and house music.
TURNING TABLES is an uplifting story of resilience, passion and faith, and ultimately a positive reminder that it is possible to look to the future without losing sight of the past.
RELEASE DATE 2017-11-13 LABEL M5 Records CATALOG #M5R006
Currently based in Toronto but carrying the spirit of Northern Ontario with him, Classic Roots is one of Canada's best kept secrets. Infusing tribal rhythms and his own boreal spirit over raw techno beats is his specialty and he does not disappoint for his debut release with M5! Red Pill's slamming kick drum and powerful energy grab you from the opening beat and take you right into the matrix of techno bliss. The young and talented, Anthony Tomov brings some eastern flavor to this release with his melody oriented interpretation. Fat beats coupled with dirty little stabs and hints of the original vocal make Anthony's remix a peak time affair fit for any dance floor. With POLS remix we get a festival ready earth scorcher of a techno beast complete with a 303 reminiscent bassline and huge drops. We hope you enjoy Classic Roots Red Pill as much as we do!
At the opening ceremony of the North American Indigenous Games, he was the guy in the Team Rocket shirt grinning behind the decks, while a squad of dancers moved to his "pow wow techno" beats. But ask Joshua DePerry — a.k.a. DJ Classic Roots — READ MORE