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Cantaloop (Lead Vocalist: Dannie Dee Guitar: 1ooC Bass: The Kie Drums: Beef)
Cantaloops mission is to provide super heavy funk to the masses and is fronted by the hip-hop/funk attack of Dannie Dee with the pioneers of Nufunk 100C on guitar, The Kie on bass, and Beef on drums fleshed out with additional players either (sax or trumpet) and special guests. In 2005, the band released Groove Operator and Live, and completed a tour of 25 dates in Switzerland and Europe. The band also performs an unstoppable amount of shows in the UK (their home territory). Cantaloop has supported several reputable, established acts including: The Fun Lovin Criminals (Loco Tour 02, Bag Of Hits Tour 03, Livin In The City Tour 05) De La Soul Trevor Nelson Roy Ayers Dewele Bentley Rhythm Ace In early 2006, Cantaloop will look to release its third album Propa. The band recently circulated a coveted few white label remixes featuring their stellar track Real Thing remixed by Fun Lovin Criminals. Also look out for their signature live tune Propa. Cantaloop played at various festivals and legendary venues including: Glastonbury Festival on The Jazz World and Avalon stages Montreux Jazz Festival Blue Balls Festival (Luzern) Moods (Zurich) The Flechedor (Paris) Paradiso (Amsterdam) Larmer Tree Festival (UK) Vicar Street (Dublin) Barrowlands (Glasgow) Ashton Court (Bristol) Jazz CafÃ© (London) Carling Academy (Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol) Rock City (Nottingham) Cargo (London) Magazine Acclaim: Angus Batey of Mojo: Live stands out from the crowd. Well worth checking out Midlanders six piece, with the blend of funk, rap and R&B. Theres something for many on this their second LP - recorded at gigs in London and that noted capital of funk Perranporth. Its often party-centric stuff, but thats sometimes all you need! Fela Lewis of Logo: Cantaloops fusion of funk and hip-hop pitches itself in a territory bounded by the free form jams of Phish and the social awareness of The Specials, tinged with the spacious blues of Eric Bibb and the dive bombing rap n scratch of Senser. Live, recorded live (obviously), shows that their hearts are closer to funk than either jazz or straightforward rock, though they manage to combine all three with aplomb Russell Myrie of Blues and Soul: Cantaloops debut [Resensitize] hits you with immediate effect. The optimistic atmosphere of this album will make you feel good for no particular reason at all and any band that can do that has to get bigged up. Colm Farry of MMII Observer UCD: Cantaloops Resensitize takes hip-hop to fresh modern extremes, distinguishing itself from the stale and altogether mundane music we have come to expect in the wake of Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Doggy Dog. 7 Magazine: Sounds like the funky underground Volume 2. Best of British from the British Phonographic Industry/Virgin Mega stores USA: A storming soundtrack to sweaty dance floor action or a pass the rizla chillout session, this is the perfect solution to super club overkill.