Classic Roots
Birth name:
Joshua DePerry
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Deeply Rooted is an album put together by Classic Roots during his 7 week Mikw Chiyâm residency at Voyageur Memorial School in Mistissini, Quebec. He integrated sounds from the community, students from the program, program teacher and co-artist-in-resident, Iskwé into his music and productions. 


KEY WORDS: dj, producer

Classic Roots is dedicated to impacting the music community and the electronica scene with his fresh sound and collaborations with other artists; including International, Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal artists across Canada. Classic Roots established his original sound by mixing 70’s funk-soul into hip-hop beats; where he merged and discovered the freedom and exploring the unique sound of electronica. With inspirations such as DJ Premier, Daft Punk and “Justice” French Producers have helped to develop his sound, which he perfected it through the use of a drum machine and the music software, Reason 8. The debut EP Addiction was released summer 2012 includes the music videos “Psycho” and “Scream” both videos have reached popularity to his fan base on YouTube and social media. Winning DadaLife’s Best Overall Best Track Award for his demo “Coconut Kills” is putting Classic Roots on the map; Dada Life received 1500 demos in less than 24 hours and “Coconut Kills” killed the competition.


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