November 27, 2004

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Artist: Bass Is Bass




Roger "MC Mystic" Mooking (rapper, percussion)
Chin Injeti (bass, vocals)
Ivana Santilli (keyboards, trumpet, vocals)

Toronto's Bass Is Base was formed in early 1993 in the North York suburbs and less than a year after getting together the had already opened shows for the likes of Jamiroquai, The Pharcyde, Rheostatics, Crash Test Dummies, Barenaked Ladies and Me'Shell Ndege'Ocello.

In 1994, they had an underground hit with "Funkmobile" from their first album 'First Impressions For The Bottom Jigglers' released independently on their own Soul Shack label. The album sold 30,000 copies and earned them a Juno Award for 'Best R & B/Soul Recording' in 1994.

They were quickly scooped up by A & M as a means to boost their new Urban Music roster and by late in 1995, they retooled the material from their indie release and launched the CD 'Memories Of The Soulshack Survivors' which received critical acclaim for his positive messages in an era of gangsta rap hatred and rhetoric.

In 1996 the album's single, "I Cry", went Top 20 hit on both the Pop and Adult Contemporary charts (and is still heavily rotated on CHFI in Toronto in 1998).

The band spent 1996/1997 opening shows for Cypress Hill, Busta Rhymes and TLC.

MC Mystic also does moonlighting with his former Edmonton cronies The Maximum Definitive.




Singles
1994 Funkmobile (Soul Shack)
1995 Straw Six & Brix (Soul Shack)
1995 Westside Funk (Soul Shack)
1995 Diamond Dreams (Loose Cannon/A & M)
1996 I Cry (Loose Cannon/A & M)

Albums
1994 First Impressions For The Bottom Jigglers (Soul Shack)
1995 Memories Of The Soulshack Survivors (Loose Cannon/A & M)

Video
1994 Funkmobile
1996 I Cry

Compilation Tracks






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