I still have all the excitement and energy from our last session and it's gonna spill into the next one! BIG UP everyone that was there.... everyone in that room contributed to making that night incredible!
The DUTTY crew are headed to Jamaica again, so this will be our LAST SESSION UNTIL MAY!
catch some vibes before springtime :)
We welcome back our guest champ Paul E Lopes to close out our year proper!..... because he brings it proper!
Choppa began learning the tools of his trade - 2 turntables and a mixer - in ’94. After spending considerate time in St.Lucia, beginning in 1996, his sets started leaning heavily in Reggae. Continuing his education in another field in Scotland, it is there that his sound “Big Toe’s Hi-Fi” was born and the first hi-fi was built. Choppa Chop ran his sound throughout Scotland and the UK for the next 10 years. There are now three chapters (Toronto area/New Mexico/Leeds), each with their own custom made soundsystem. Currently living in Mono, Ontario, Choppa Chop’s influence by Kilimanjaro and other sounds from that time is still evident in his format and style with a heavy emphasis on playing vinyl. The majority of his selections are presented and played in a unique juggling style. Roots, Rocksteady, Retro Dancehall, Foundation, Rub a Dub are what comprises Choppa’s sets. From the 70’s to what is being created right now. During his time is Jamaica this past winter, Choppa had the opportunity to play out at legendary venues; Jam One International, Wickie Wackie, Vinyl Thursdays (at Veggie Meals on Meals), Vinyl Sundays (in Drapers, Portland), Edna Manley College and Dub Club. This gave him the chance to perform with, and alongside artists/selectors such as; Ranking Joe, King Harar, Gabre Selassie, Exile di Brave, Kazam Davis, Infinite, TJ (“Likkle Briggie”) and one of Jamaica’s most popular artists right now, Nesbeth.
PAUL E LOPES
One of the most well respected and celebrated djs in this city. By all music lover's standards - the man is a legend yall. If you don't know who he is, I feel sorry for you. He is responsible for countless smiles and dancing bodies over the last couple decades and he continues to do so with just as much enthusiasm. From his 20 years of "BumpNHustle" to guest spots at every type of party regrdless of genre or venue... the man is in deMANd (yuhzeeit?). With BnH gone and done, the city doesn't get to see him enough anymore.... and we NEED that energy! He loves and can play all styles and genres of music, but Reggae is something he holds close to his heart.... and you can tell.
See you soon!