Classic Roots

  • June 28, 2024
  • 6:00 pm
  • OLG Lounge - OLG Grove
  • June 28, 2024
  • 7:15 pm
  • OLG Lounge - OLG Grove
  • June 28, 2024
  • 8:45 pm
  • OLG Lounge - OLG Grove

Co-presented by International Indigenous Music Summit

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Classic Roots brings the sexy heartbeat of the boreal north to life with his unique brand of Electronica and pow wow techno. The Thunder Bay native is an award-winning producer and DJ impacting the music community with his fresh sound and meaningful collaborations with diverse artists.

Drawing inspiration from his life and culture, Classic Roots established his original sound by integrating First Nations songs with Electronica music. He navigates the unique sound of techno/house music while dancing to traditional Anishinaabe beats, creating a sense of cultural freedom in the electronic music scene. Influenced by Black Coffee, Daft Punk, and Honey Dijon, Classic Roots has perfected his sound using a drum machine and Reason 12.

In 2015, he won the Best Pop CD award at the Indigenous Music Awards for Hack the Planet. Based in Toronto, Classic Roots carries the spirit of Northern Ontario with him. He is passionate about community building and shares his passion through upbeat workshops including dance, cultural dance, fitness, and DJ workshops. His workshops, offered throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Northern communities, aim to inspire self-confidence in First Nations youth. Through the Mikw Chiyâm program, he empowers youth by reinforcing cultural pride and encouraging self-expression.

Determined to continue producing music, Classic Roots tells stories through his beats, embodying the bold spirit of the North and the resilience of his nation. He reminds people they have the power to realise their dreams.

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