Str8jackit

Str8jackit

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Str8jackit are the inventors/pioneers of the sick funk. They are a hard rock four piece that are blending aggressive beats and guitars with distinctive melodies, funky styling and hardcore grooves for an overall head nodding, kick-in-the-pants experience.

Biography

Energy, Sex, Love, Hate, Disorder, Hope, Raw Emotion.

These are the elements making up the intense force of Str8jackit. This hard rock 4 piece is blending aggressive beats and guitars with distinctive melodies, funky styling and hardcore grooves for an overall head bashing, kick-in-the-pants experience.

Str8jackit’s music has been described as “a nuclear assault to anyone within earshot”, “organized chaos”, “sick funk” and other such references yet no one has been able to pinpoint their sound. Their diversity makes them stand apart from most other hard rock acts simply because they can combine and melt all styles without ever confusing or losing the listeners ears. Whether it’s straight up rock, hard rock, metal, hip-hop, techno or even reggae, it is without a doubt, Str8jackit. By not conforming (or even paying attention) to specific trends or flavors of the week, they give you honest music from the gut with a “don’t give an f&$k attitude” which in the end is what music should be about.

"I idolized bands like the Beastie Boys, Chili Peppers, Faith No More, Sublime, 311, Rage Against the Machine growing up. They did whatever they wanted album to album, borrowing a little from everything and throwing it in a blender to create their own niche in music history" proclaims J.King, band founder and leader. "Not to say Str8jackit is on that (nearly impossible) level of achievement, but I definitely want to take this band in that kind of direction. Fu@# the rules, we must brake them to move forward in this industry of clones and copycats." After a couple of demos, St8jackit released their first full length album, Donkey Child Pt. 2 in December 2002 on Railjaw Records. An aggressive interbreeding of funk, hip-hop, rock and metal, Donkey Child resembled a bloody death match between Pantera, Eminem, System of a Down, Snot and the House of Pain. Their brand new release “Puttin’ the ass in Class” was released August 2004. “Ass in Class” showcases Str8jackit’s diversity throughout with songs heavier and lighter. A hook laden rollercoaster ride interlaced with their signature funky, heavy style accompanied with acoustic guitars, pianos, cellos, and clever sampling, this album is a must have. Through local shows, radio, some soundtracks and compilations, X-Games videos, underground “Jackass” style videos, word of mouth and the internet, Str8jackit has sold over 1800 copies worldwide.

The band has been recently negotiating with distribution companies worldwide to help push their two albums. Playing the local Vancouver scene since 2001, the pioneers of the sick funk have been building up an impressive following and live show. With one western tour to L. A. and back under their belts, these boys are well on their way to big things.

Discography

July 2004 - Puttin' the ass in Class
Dec 2002 - Donkey Child Pt. 2

NSX 7 - Extreme sports Video
Outta Hand - Extreme Video "Jackass style"
C.H.W - Movie Soundtrack

We are currently played on many streaming radio stations and tradtional radio as well.

Set List

Our typical set list is 30-40 minutes but that can be changed depending on the type of show. We have plenty of material. We have done covers of System of a Down, Slipknot, Nirvana but generally stick to our own material.

1. Faceplant
2. Power Coffee
3. Dirty Sonya
4. Sandra Summers
5. Before I Fall
6. Mechanical Jesus
7. Highway Drifter
8. I Won't Shoot
9. Single Thread
10. FYG
11. Invincible