After years of playing with a number of bands in his home Mexico, the man called Ganjo formed his own project, GANJO BASSMAN, to expand on the unique sounds he heard in his head. A singer-songwriter and producer, the talented Ganjo starting creating music he refers to as “Rock-reggae-hop.” It's a blend of unique, shifting basslines, grunge guitars and hip-hop drum beats, all wrapped in reggae aesthetic. A recent transplant to British Columbia, Ganjo blew people away last December when he joined our Ska & Reggae family and opened for reggae star Collie Buddz and we're excited to get him back on our stages for some new eyes and ears.
Def3, Ganjo Bassman @ Victoria's 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival @ Lucky Bar
Fri. June 21st 9:30 - 2 $13 - $15 (advance)
One of Canada's most formidable MC s, DEF3 has spent a career establishing himself as a pillar of the hip-hop community. On the mic or in front of a canvas with a spray-can in hand, Def3's deep love of and respect for the roots of hip-hop culture is at the forefront of whatever he does. Always working to help push the culture forward, much of his recent work has found him working to bridge the divide between old-school hip-hop and heavy bass-music. His incredible album Small World found Def3 working with Late Night Radio, one of the hottest hip-hop bass producers in North America, and who he's apparently just recently finished recording another album with. So expect some new, equally dope stuff from the homie Def3 as he takes the intimate stage at Lucky Bar.
Getting things spiced up before Def3 will be Mexico-to-BC transplant and musical powerhouse GANJO BASSMAN. The man known has Ganjo spent his time with a variety of bands in his native Mexico before developing his own signature sound. Dubbed “rock-reggae-hop” Bassman's music is a blend of unique, shifting basslines, grunge guitars, and hip-hop drum beats wrapped in reggae aesthetic. A blast of straight reggae energy to get things sweaty on a Friday night.