Formed in 2005 as a collaboration of international musicians living in the Pacific NW, GLOBAL HEAT has thrilled audiences around the world with its ALL-LIVE, high-energy blend of hip hop, world beat, and R&B. Global Heat takes positive messages about life, world events, and just plain old gettin’ down and mixes them with some of the best of Seattle’s break-dancers for a visually stunning show.
Global Heat's front-line artists have emerged as Seattle’s most celebrated freestyle rappers and B-boys. Orbitron, a founding member of the legendary B-Boy crews Circle of Fire and SoulShifters, has been featured at international events such as Lords of the Floor (Seattle), Battle of the Year 2000 (Germany), Dance Delight 2001 (Japan), Armory Cup 2006 (Korea), Juste de bout 2007 (Paris), and B-Boy Summit (Los Angeles). Justice and Professor Icee are currently on tour in SE Asia under corporate sponsorship and performing for audiences up to 10,000.
Global Heat has been featured at major concerts and festivals around the world, including a week of performances at the 2006 Shanghai (China) International Music Festival and the prestigious Oregon Shakesphere Festival Green Show (Ashland, OR). Members have performed worldwide in over 25 countries, including tours or residencies in China, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, Japan, and Malaysia. Members of Global Heat have appeared regularly or on tour with KRS ONE, The Rebelz, Pep Love of Hiero Imperium, Maya Soleil, Babatunde Olatunji, Kanda Bongo Man, Mango Son, Sam & Dave “Soul Man”, and others.
In addition to performances, participatory workshops are available in: 1) Hip Hop Music and or Break Dancing, and 2) African Rhythm and Drumming, and 3) Latin Rhythm and Drumming. Global Heat also offers lecture/demos on the Roots of Hip Hop Music and Dance.
P-Smith - Hip Hop vocals and beatbox
ORBITRON - Hip Hop vocals and break dance
Justice - Hip Hop vocals and break dance
Professor Icee - Turntables, Hip Hop vocals, and break dance
Rob Pastorok - Keyboards/Synths and Talking Drum
Bob Antolin - Guitar, Saxophone and Flute
Ricardo Guity - Drums, Congas, Cajon
Marvin Shields, Jr - Bass and Guitar
Global Heat - Global Heat, 2009 Red Pill Records & Paradise Road Music, now available on CDBaby.com.
Pacific Connection – Global Heat, 2006 Paradise Road Music
Rebel Yell 2K1 – The Rebelz, 2001 Emerald City Music Group
Ear Protection EP – The Rebelz, 2003 Emerald City Music Group
Street Mix Mixtapes Vol. 1-3 – The Rebelz, 2004-2005 ECMG
Street Mix Vol. 4 – The Rebelz, 2005 Red Pill Records)
The HipHop Handbook Soundtrack – The Rebelz, 2006 Red Pill Records
Operation: Dark City – The Rebelz, to be released Fall 2006
Keep It Classic Mixtape – The Rebelz, 2006 Mixtape.com
Lead rappers have separate releases as The Rebelz (www.redpillrecords.biz/rebelz).
CD - Global Heat (2009)
3. Get Live
4. Take You Higher
5. Blood, Sweat & Tears
6. Acid Test
7. Move to This
8. In the Back of Your Mind
9. The Eyes Have It
10. Ijo Ija
11. Get It Together
Global Heat storms China
“Global Heat is an enthusiastic combination of jazz, hip-hop and funk”
Quotes from Clients, Press and Fans
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Quotes from clients and press: “a hip-hoppin' rock fusion funk rapping break dancing good time!” ...Quotes from clients and press:
“a hip-hoppin' rock fusion funk rapping break dancing good time!”
Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA
“an enthusiastic combination of jazz, hip-hop and funk”
"brought the house down... The SkyChurch Venue was tailor-made for Global Heat as they engaged the crowd of 3,000+ with music that was mystical, magical, majestic and with a message."
Corporate Client (reference available upon request)
“Everyone LOVED Global Heat. Hope to have you back again!”
Anna Manildi, Programming Director, Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, Port Angeles, WA
“such a delight to work with Global Heat and the festival-goers truly enjoyed the performance”
Ronda Billerbeck, Cultural Programs Manager, Kent Cornucopia Days, Kent, WA
“positive lyrics… about connecting people across the world, about facing challenges and overcoming them by discovering one's inner strength”
South District Journal, Seattle, WA
“Garfield loved you today! My students said it was the BEST assembly EVER!”
Teacher, Garfield Elementary School, Olympia, WA
“The kids are still talking about the music and the dancing! It was a really wonderful event”
Pam Fischer, Carl Sandburg Elementary School, Kirkland, WA
Katy Beattie Garfield loved you today! My students said it was the BEST assembly EVER!
Quotes from fans:
“just saw you guys in Woodinvile....definitely best concert there in years...”
“made my year when they came to ICS… best show ever”
“Best stuff I've heard in a while!”
“your beats are godly”
Justice from Global Heat in Vietnam
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"Featured in 16 performances, been a guest judge [at hip hop events], Hired as a DJ, MC (emcee) / ra..."Featured in 16 performances, been a guest judge [at hip hop events], Hired as a DJ, MC (emcee) / rapper and B-boy, featured in two magazine articles, featured on TV,Hired by Elite Models VN and working on several shows..."
Seattle Hip-Hop Group Goes Worldwide
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"a dynamic show..." "entertaining and inspiring..." "A group of Seattle-based hip-hop artists,..."a dynamic show..."
"entertaining and inspiring..."
"A group of Seattle-based hip-hop artists, known collectively as The Hip-Hop Handbook, are trying to bring positivity back to the Hip-hop scene, traveling the world and reaching out to the youth in the process."
Taking New Music to the People in China
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2006-04-28 10:17:35 Century Park's music festival this holiday offers a week-long musical b...2006-04-28 10:17:35
Century Park's music festival this holiday offers a week-long musical bonanza with acts from the US, Ireland and China, writes Xu Wei.
This coming week-long May Day holiday, Shanghai music lovers will be offered a sumptuous feast of music. With the opening of the 2006 Shanghai Pudong International Music Carnival, cool music and entertaining performances, both home-grown and from abroad, will be on hand to refresh locals. ¡¡¡¡
The annual carnival to be held in Pudong's Century Park features popular bands from Ireland and the United States, such as Global Heat, New Blue Yonder and Powerplay, as well as American country icon Patricia Ryan and R&B star Vickie Natale.
Global Heat at Othello Park, Seattle, WA
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"positive lyrics that are about connecting people across the world, about facing challenges and over..."positive lyrics that are about connecting people across the world, about facing challenges and overcoming them by discovering one's inner strength" "The band goes over really well with young people, but also with families"
90% original, with some adaptations of R&B and jazz cover tunes
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