Jtothec: Somebody Had To Make This Record
Title: Somebody Had To Make This Record
Product Type: VINYL LP
JTOTHEC (pronounced "Jay to the Cee") is Jonas Casier. With a home studio stuffed with instruments, a funky mind, his radiant smile, and a truckload of talent, JTOTHEC and his fantastic band - Peter Lesage (Ertebrekers, Moiano, Gabriel Rios), Jeffrey Jefferson (Ertebrekers), and DJ SNS (Brihang) - are ready to unleash their amazing power funk on you and the rest of the world. For more than ten years, JTOTHEC followed his own course, learning and absorbing, doing numerous supports and collaborations with, among others, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Témé Tan, STIJN, Aka Moon, Brihang, and Selah Sue. Meanwhile JTOTHEC worked on his own tracks and in 2017, he recorded his debut album with Jean Vanesse (Spirit Catcher) at the GreenHouse Studio in Beaumont. The twelve tracks on Somebody Had To Make This Record show the unmistakable talent of JTOTHEC: from up-beat power funk alternate to catching slow-paced songs, to startling spoken word and a hyper funky instrumental. This album will hit you where it hurts and where it pleases. The luscious and catchy melodies and ingenious arrangements give away influences of Frank Zappa, James Brown, Quincy Jones, Prince, and Jamie Lidell. Yet, on top of that, JTOTHEC managed to develop his own signature sound: authentic, original, playful, warm, just great music. Somebody really had to make this record, and you'll be happy JTOTHEC did. Welcome to the wonderful journey of JTOTHEC's power funk. Graphic design by Jonas Casier. Cover art by Brussels based artist Alex Deforce. Includes printed innersleeve and download code.