Roger "MC Mystic" Mooking
(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.
Funkmobile (Soul Shack)
Straw Six & Brix (Soul Shack)
Westside Funk (Soul Shack)
Diamond Dreams (Loose Cannon/A & M)
I Cry (Loose Cannon/A & M)
First Impressions For The Bottom Jigglers (Soul Shack)
Memories Of The Soulshack Survivors (Loose Cannon/A & M)
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