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JB's welcomes Cantaloop to Limetree Festival in 2011


Cantaloop on stage Friday tea August 26th

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Cantaloop in the groove on the JBs stage Friday August 26th Limetree festival 2011


Cantaloop’smission is to provide 800% of iFunk with a satisfaction guarantee!This can be delivered to an intimate crowd or to the masses and is fronted by the iFunk messenger Dannie Dee with his trussed iFunk doctors 100C on guitar, Paulo De’Wooton on bass.  No band is absolute without the engine and Cantaloop have a F1 Groove machine with The Beef on drums.  Last but we know you’ll love em The Horns of Plenty These monsters of the Horn just throw down Phat dollops of Funkelicious Brass, and as all the elements combust The Cantaloop Brotherhood always let the people Know “I Funk therefore I am” Cantaloop are a true urban Funk outfit.

The ‘Chocolate’ EP is the latest funk-fuelled sweetener from the awesome ‘Cantaloop‘. Often described as ‘one of the best live bands out there’ this sees them ever pushing the boundaries in their genre and treating us to their unique ‘iFunk’ song craft. Feisty - kicks off the e.p with the bass bouncing and the Super-Duper-Funk horn line cutting a rug in your minds funk gland.  Guitars that sound like Hammond organs but then fire up funkness that the old skool brothers would be proud of, alongside a front line social comment with a chorus hook line as big as J-lo’s butt.  Blessed – this is a tune which shows just how many different places Cantaloop can take you! The guitars start with a sweet line that sticks and pushes.  Old skool hip hop vocals which ignite with the horns in the chorus, the trumpet solo is pure summer day cruising along a ocean freeway smoking cigarettes (when ciggies were good) with the top down, fired up by a back beat that just gets you were you need to go! The crescendo towards the end will give you another cigarette (was it good for you?) moment!!! Eeeemmm oh yeah.  Chocolate - is just that, Sweet…. you want more and you bloody well get it! Like Ernie the ‘Family Guy’ chicken, this track’ll sneak up on ya and twat ya hard and repeatedly from all directions! Only difference is…. this feels goooooood!!!!  Flatline - The curve ball of the e.p it introduces itself as a acoustic finger clicking lament to all things Cantaloop then rocks up with some fuzz fresh guitar sound that mutates into a Mississippi delta Blues Sonny boy Williamson blues harp riff that rocks back up at the end to show while the Cantaloop brotherhood have the know-how to push things forward, they can also take ya back!!

The band also performed an unstoppable amount of shows in the UK and abroad. Cantaloop have supported several reputable, established acts including:

  • The Fun Lovin’ Criminals (UK- Europe-“Ireland brotherhood tour 07” “Livin’ In The City Tour 05”, “Bag Of Hits Tour”, “Loco Tour”)
  • De La Soul
  • The Streets
  • Trevor Nelson
  • Roy Ayers
  • Nizlopi
  • Dewele
  • The Blockhead’s

Cantaloop have played at various festivals and legendary venues including:

  • Glastonbury Festival on The Jazz World, Avalon stages and Bandstand (UK)
  • Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux)
  • Blue Balls Festival (Luzern)
  • SRS1 Swiss radio session (Switzerland)
  • Moods (Zurich)
  • The Flechedor (Paris)
  • Paradiso (Amsterdam)
  • Summer Sundae (Leicester)
  • Ancienne Belgique (Brussels)
  • Larmer Tree Festival (UK)
  • Vicar Street (Dublin)
  • Barrowlands (Glasgow)
  • Ashton Court (Bristol)
    • Jazz Café (London)
    • Kendal Calling (Kendal)
    • Cargo (London)
    • Carling Academy (Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol)
    • Rock City (Nottingham)

“Thats a great sound for a British band to be making !” – Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music

“Blending funk with hip-hop they create a real party album in the great tradition of artists like Sly And The Family Stone and De La Soul.” – The Beats Surrender

“If you’re after a Hip Hop album with out all the bullshit that comes with that scene then maybe you ought to check these guys out. – Street Voice

“I.C.H.I.L.E. is a breathtaking album of mature, modern music that’s hard to pigeonhole but easy to absorb – loads to admire and nothing to fault. Distinctly hip-hop/rap oriented but with massive jazzy undercurrents, blissfully soulful vocalisation and a bucket-full of pop sensibility, Cantaloop have contrived to come up with a style that’s fresh, bright and easy on the ear.” – Toxic Pete

“In The Frame is a head nodding, foot tapping soulful hip-hop track that shows you don’t have to stick to a guns, girls and diamonds lyric to make a quality track.” –

“If this were summer I would have this blasting out of my speakers as I crash out in a field of green.” –

“In The Frame, showcases Cantaloop’s vibrant mix of pop, soul, funk and hip-hop, the track features a wonderfully soulful and smooth deliver by frontman Dannie Dee, whilst the rest of the band create a funky backing track complete with bouncy elastic basslines and obligatory record deck abuse.” – Rhythm & Booze

“Funk n Hip Hop at it’s best. 8.5/10″ –

“In The Frame is a crackin’ piece of ‘pop’ music just for pop’s sake!” –

“Bounce, bounce, bounce – a tune destined for greater things, like a playful Lemar rocking out with RHCP, a summer anthem of christ-like proportions” –

Cantaloop/I.C.H.I.L.E.:  Prepare to strut your stuff – this hip-hop/funk fusion band are in the mood to get your body moving. Walking the same kind of street as De La Soul, it’s all about the energy. From the hyperspeed comedy rapping to the super-skilled drumming, they’d be a treat at summer festivals.Friendly Fire touches on politics, but mostly Cantaloop have a Galliano-style lightness that’s simple damn good fun. 8/10

Sarina Q of Spill: “A funk locomotive from Worcestershire self proclaimed pioneers of Nufunk, having witnessed this band on countless occasions. They leave you breathless from bopping your head and twisting your feet in harmony. Theirs only one recommendation here, catch this band live!”
Angus Batey of Mojo: “Live stands out from the crowd. Well worth checking out Midlanders six piece, with the blend of funk, rap and R&B. There’s something for many on this – their second LP – recorded at gigs in London and that noted capital of funk Perranporth. It’s often party-centric stuff, but that’s sometimes all you need!”
Fela Lewis of Logo: “… Cantaloop’s fusion of funk and hip-hop pitches itself in a territory bounded by the free form jams of Phish and the social awareness of The Specials, tinged with the spacious blues of Eric Bibb and the dive bombing rap ‘n’ scratch of Senser. Live, recorded live (obviously), shows that their hearts are closer to funk than either jazz or straightforward rock, though they manage to combine all three with aplomb…”
Russell Myrie of Blues and Soul: “Cantaloop’s debut [Resensitize] hits you with immediate effect. The optimistic atmosphere of this album will make you feel good for no particular reason at all and any band that can do that has to get bigged up.”
Colm Farry of MMII Observer UCD: “Cantaloop’s Resensitize takes hip-hop to fresh modern extremes, distinguishing itself from the stale and altogether mundane music we have come to expect in the wake of Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Doggy Dog.
7 Magazine: “… Sounds like the funky underground Volume 2.”
Best of British from the British Phonographic Industry/Virgin Mega stores USA: “A storming soundtrack to sweaty dance floor action or a pass the rizla chillout session, this is the perfect solution to super club overkill.”

Accolades From Fans
“Saw you in Holland! In the Hague on Monday and then again in Paradiso on Thursday. You guys are awesome and I sure wish you will play the Dutch stages again soon! Good parties backstage and at the Bitterzoet! Sorry we had to leave so early. Take care!” — Thera.

“Saw the show in Tillburg yesterday and was very impressed. Listening to the CD at work right now and it’s helping me ease into the workday. Keep it up!”

“Just seen Cantaloop supporting FLC at Nottingham Rock City. Was mightily impressed — you guys rock! Def being buying your CD soon.” – Hig

“Hey. Saw you at Rock City at Nottingham, and tell you the truth, I thought there was not better support band for the Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Thanks for a crackin’ gig.” — Lee Carney.

“Saw you in St. Albans supporting FLC. Amazing grooves and a great stage presence. Bought your CD too. Keep it up.” — Allan. “Saw you in Manchester supporting FLC, and I vaguely remember wrecking your heads after the gig! This message is to apologise for that! Been listening to your CD all week, and I still say you were as good as FLC, if not better.”

“You guys were great last night in Groningen!! You rock!” — Hanna.


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JB's would like to thank all the bands and individual artists for their participation in the 2011 festival, bringing along not only their amazing talents but also an energetic enthusiasm for the Limetree spirit of family fun and high quality music. Cheers again to everyone involved this year. Peace and love x

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