It’s an exciting time to be a fan of The Funk Hunters. For the past couple of years, the duo has been touring the world over with Jurassic 5 founding member Chali 2na. The fruits of that collaboration will be featured on ILLectric, the debut EP featuring all of these acclaimed artists. Due out on October 14th via Westwood Recordings (pre-order here), Funk Hunters’ Nick Middleton tells us what ILLectric means to him.“Working with Chali has been a dream for sure. We’ve been on the road touring and performing with him all around the world the past couple years which has been incredible – he’s one of the best performers and lyricists ever. But it wasn’t until we started to work on this record and get into the studio together that that really hit home for me. I was constantly blown away by the verses he would come up with for these tracks. It’s an amazing feeling to drop a verse from Chali 2na onto your new production! And even cooler to then get to go perform it with him live after its done!”With the album coming out in a matter of days, The Funk Hunters are keeping anticipation high by sharing the second track. Titled “Get Involved,” the exciting song was the fruit of a long collaboration with Canadian producer Defunk. “He sent me a bunch of demos, and he had this one that had a really strong idea that I thought could be great for verse section on the new record. So I took it to my studio and we ran with it, we added new bass drops and choruses. Then it was off to Chali to write some verses and a hook, and suddenly it turned into this epic “Get Involved” message! Its one of our faves on the record for sure!”While “Get Involved” has great music and lyrics, the song comes to life in the band’s brand new video. Shot entirely in Chali’s hometown in Chicago, it’s a surprise layer of animation that turns a music video into a work of art.“We called our friend Ben Leonard, an amazing animator and creative dude who works on alot of the live visuals content for some huge electronic artists like Excision,” said Middleton. “He had this great idea to tastefully animate overtop of the footage and the result is so killer, really pumped how it turned out!”Check it out for yourself! We’re excited to share the great new video for “Get Involved” with you, streaming below.The track has already been a hit with Funk Hunters fans, as Middleton tells us about their experience debuting “Get Involved” at Burning Man. “We premiered this track live with Chali 2na at Burning Man this year – we had a headlining slot at Camp Questionmark on Friday night, so it pretty epic to hear it blasting out over the desert at midnight to thousands of people on a PK Soundsystem. It was actually the first time I had ever heard Chali recite the verses live before, it was a cool feeling.”If “Get Involved” is any indication, the band’s new album is sure to be a hit. ILLectric is due out on October 14th, and you can find the pre-order via iTunes here. The Funk Hunters and Chali 2na are heading out on the road throughout the remainder of 2016, so don’t miss out. You can see their tour dates below, and get all the information on the band’s website.The Funk Hunters and Chali 2na Tour DatesOCT 28 – THE MULE – PENTICTON, BCOCT 29 – HUME HOTEL – SOLD OUT – NELSON, BCOCT 30 – WILD BILL’S LGENDARY SALOON – BANFF, ABOCT 31 – ROCKWATER BAR – GOLDEN, BCNOV 25 – THE INTERSECTION – GRAND RAPIDS, MINOV 26 – BOTTOM LOUNGE – CHICAGO, ILNOV 29 – HIFI MUSIC HALL EUGENE, ORNOV 30 – FORTY-FIVE EAST – PORTLAND, ORDEC 01 – NECTAR LOUNGE – SEATTLE, WADEC 02 – WILD BUFFALO – BELLINGHAM, WAThe Funk Hunters & Chali 2na – ILLectric Tracklisting1. Oh S**t2. Get Involved feat. Defunk3. Funk Back4. Word To Spread feat. Thom Thumb5. Right Right Up feat. CMC & Silenta & Verse iTal
Will Samantha Barks make her Broadway debut in Amélie? The Les Miz stage and screen star led a recent workshop of the musical adaptation of the 2001 French film. As previously reported, the new tuner is set to receive its world premiere at California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre in August. The production features a score by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas. Tony winner Pam MacKinnon directs.Barks rose to worldwide recognition when she starred as Eponine in the Les Miserables movie adaptation. Her U.K. stage credits include Les Miz in the West End as well as the 25th anniversary concert, City of Angels at the Donmar, Cabaret, Oliver! and Chicago.Amélie tells the story of a young girl who was home-schooled by her mother and cultivated a very active imagination. The show details her life in Paris as she helps those around her try to find love, and ultimately falls in love herself.No plans have yet been confirmed regarding the musical’s Broadway bow. View Comments
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions saw a victory in court Thursday as the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth District ruled in favor of Navy FCU in Navy FCU v. LTD Financial Services. CUNA filed a brief in support of Navy FCU in the case, which involves access to federal courts via diversity jurisdiction.“Today’s ruling in the 4th Circuit is a huge victory for Navy Federal and its members, and ensures that federal credit unions will have the same access to federal courts that all state-incorporated companies have enjoyed for decades,” said Mary McDuffie, president/CEO of Navy FCU. “Special thanks to our partners at the Credit Union National Association and National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions for their support in this case.”Diversity jurisdiction is one of two methods a federal court can have jurisdiction. A previous court decision found that a section of the U.S. Code on diversity jurisdiction does not apply to federally chartered credit unions.
NewsRegional Cuba deepening relations with CARICOM counterparts. by: – June 26, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share 72 Views no discussions Cuba and Suriname consolidate cooperation relations.HAVANA, Cuba – Health and sports are two key areas of cooperation for Cuba and Suriname under new agreements signed recently to ratify their willingness to consolidate relations between the two governments.Cuban medical assistance for the CARICOM country and possibilities to strengthen cooperation in this field were assessed by Cuban ambassador Julio Solis and Surinamese Health Minister Michel Blokland, during a meeting in Paramaribo last Thursday (June 21).Likewise, they assessed the efforts made by their states in order for a group of Cuban specialists to begin to perform eye surgeries in the Surinamese capital, the Cuban Ministry of Exterior Relations reported on its website last Friday.In a similar exchange, Sports and Youth Minister Ismanto Adna thanked Solis for the work carried out by Cuban trainers, who encourage massive practice of sports in new generations in several Surinamese communities.Adna spoke about the possibility of concreting other cooperation agreements in several sport modalities and disciplines.He also updated the diplomat about the first steps of the project of the Regional Sports Institute, resulting from the agreements reached at the 4th Cuba-CARICOM Summit held in December in Trinidad and Tobago.Caribbean 360 News Share Tweet
ORVC Weekly Report Summary. (April 24 – April 29)Players of the Week.Baseball: Bryant Housemeyer – Rising SunJacob Burton – MilanSoftball: Abby Yelton – MilanBoys Golf: Nick Braun – Switzerland CountyGirls Track: Taylor Cole – SouthwesternMegan Cole – South RipleyBoys Track: Trevor Levi – Rising SunORVC Report (April 24-29)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
The ante-post favourite for the Ascot highlight enhanced his claims for next month’s two-and-a-half mile Group One after passing a stern test posed by Answered on his first start for 211 days. These two fought out a stirring finish to the Group Three contest over a mile and three-quarters after Sir Ector and Panama Hat had set the pace, and there was a length and a quarter in it at the line. Forgotten Rules warmed up for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot when preserving his 100 per cent record in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan. Press Association Forgotten Rules (8-11 favourite), trained by Dermot Weld and ridden by Pat Smullen, showed all the right qualities for a top stayer as he led two furlongs out and then held his race-fit rival, who had loomed up looking a major threat. The two principals pulled well clear of Sir Ector in third, while the sole British raider, the David Lanigan-trained Biographer, only beat one home and never got into contention. Forgotten Rules was trimmed into 2-1 favourite from 3-1 for the Gold Cup by Paddy Power. Weld said: “I was very pleased with the performance and thought it was an excellent renewal of the race. Two very brave and high-class stayers fought it out. “Not taking anything away from the second, he’s a very good horse. He had the benefit of a run and was getting 5lb, so I thought it was an excellent performance by Forgotten Rules on his first run back. “I’m pleased with the way he handled the drying ground and it augurs well for his future. “The obvious logical next step is the Ascot Gold Cup and the only caveat I would have is that he would never want the ground too firm. “Pat was very pleased with the way he strode out and he handled it well. It’s beautiful ground out there and any horse would go on it. Credit to Navan, the track is in super shape.”