Dr. J – Roots Forward Records and Funky Pops Records

“Dr.J began his life-long love of music in 1985 when he purchased his first vinyl LP – a copy of Grandmaster Flash’s “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done”. After years of collecting he bought his first DJ mixer from a high school friend in 1991 and started experimenting with mixing and scratching with an array of make-shift equipment and remnants from his mother’s record collection. October of 1994 marked his first public appearance as a DJ and he hasn’t looked back since. From his humble start doing small electronic parties in his hometown Regina, to his hosting duties at the legendary Lydia’s  “Souled Out”(one of Canada’s longest running electronic music weeklies) he was able to make a name for himself as both a promoter and respected DJ in Canada’s electronic/rap music scenes. Dr.J currently tours the country with his funk-infused DJ sets, hosts the long running “Expansions” radio show, and runs Roots Forward Records – an all vinyl label devoted to releasing rare and unreleased 80’s and 90’s rap music, and Funky Pops Records  – a label specializing in new funk music from around the world. One word sums up Dr.J – F.U.N.K.”

Links:

Roots Forward Records – www.rootsforward.com

Funky Pops Records – www.funkypopsrecords.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/deejaydrj/

Mixcloud – https://www.mixcloud.com/jason-armitage/

Instagram – @rootsforward

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