“An unlikely sound from an unlikely duo from an unlikely place.”
Our Echomatik Q&A reveals an unlikely duo who create techno and house beats. Their sound is funky, deep, dark, acid, melodic and minimal. The duo offers the world a fresh combination of all of these sounds, carefully generated in their secret lab nestled high in the hills above Kingston, Jamaica. They like kick drums, reverb and funky vocals, but most of all they like it when people dance.
Tell us about your musical journey?
A complicated but similar journey for both of us. We’ve both been heavily involved in a variety of aspects of reggae and Caribbean music- production, management, DJing and performing, musicians, business, etc. in a variety of places- Miami, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto and of course Jamaica.
Today more than 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year.
A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.
Having performed live on Jimmy Fallon and seen major success worldwide with ‘Dread and Terrible’ reaching #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts, Teflon Zinc Fence is a force to be reckoned with.
Tell us about your musical journey?
When I first started to do music it was something among my friends. I would build riddims and let my friends DJ on the tracks, it’s just something I’ve always been passionate about. I started taking it serious after I left my network engineering job and decided to pursue my career in music full-time. A little before this I had met Chronixx and we decided to come together and create the next sound coming out of Jamaica. That’s when we created singles like ‘Behind Curtain’, ‘Warrior’ , ‘Spirulina’ etc. After investing in Chronixx’s career for some time, I decided to explore & expand my craft. This is where I discovered live dubbing and fresh new talent such as Inezi, Fyah Roiall, Ulo & the first lady of ZincFence Records, Jane Macgizmo.
Let’s take a culinary adventure down Ital road, it’s not only eye-opening, but is incredibly fun and versatile.
Ital food is unprocessed, whole, salt-free, vegetarian, or vegan. Cooking and eating this way contributes to energy, detoxification, nourishment and (surprise!) a lot of flavor. Unfortunately through mass marketing, much of society has subconsciously swallowed this idea that highly processed food filled with salt, grease and sugar are more tasty and appealing than natural, whole dishes.
Black, green and gold, may I inherit your greatness. Born in the quaint parish of St. Catherine, I spent a few years in the enriched seaside town of Old Harbour and its neighbouring environs before relocating to your capital, Kingston.
Your history is a rich one, a history which transcends the hardship of slavery. An independent nation since August 6, 1962—the motto highlights your diversity “Out of many, one people.” Our people cherish the local dialect ‘Patois or Creole’ (pronounced Patwah) which is not only greatly used and embraced by the natives of your land, but has also been taught to tourists when they visit.
Discovering inner peace at a yoga class led Stacy Chang-Christoforou down a path of mindfulness that she now shares with her local community as a conscious lifestyle coach in Toronto.
Brief overview of your background in wellness/conscious lifestyle living.
My background in wellness includes studying and practising as a meditation guide and yoga instructor through the Naturality Path in Toronto and Nada Yoga school in Rishikesh, India. I lead guided group meditations, teach hatha and aerial yoga in Toronto. I also completed a life coaching course through The Centre of Applied Neuroscience in Toronto. I have coined myself a “conscious lifestyle coach”. Continue Reading…
Travelling as a backpacker has been the greatest learning experience of my life. For the past decade, I’ve honoured simplistic travel by journeying afar for long stints of time with nothing but the essentials on my back.
During those wayfaring years, my default choice was to ‘rough it’ – it’s certainly not the way most people choose to vacation – but for me, each trip was an adventure and each adventure offered up new learning opportunities.
Keeping it simple, cooking rice on a fire at a beach in the Philippines.
Many of us think that finding purpose is unattainable, but it’s really only because we never take the time to think about it. We are so focused on meetings, deadlines and so many other things that we forget to think about ourselves and what we really care about sometimes. Continue Reading…
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“At Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest, we’re all about blending in with the locals.” – Tmrw.Tday
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