Author Topic: Arabic Funk: Recorded through Nemesis NC 250 Recording Output  (Read 3778 times)

Offline jbontje

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Hey all,

This is a recent recording of Arabia by After Funk, that I play bass on and use a Nemesis NC 250 combo amplifier. The guitar is an active Alembic Orion 4-String (L). Hope you dig check us out and you can also get a digital copy of this entire album for free  8)



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Band:  After Funk

Location:  Toronto, Ontario

Style:  Funk, Soul, Jam

Album Title:  After Funk

Release Date: January 28th, 2014

Photo Link:!form__map/c24vq 

Tracklisting:  1. Intro - 2. The Fugitive - 3. Busted - 4. Tequils - 5. The Way It Is - 6. Arabia - 7. Palindrome

Production details:  Produced by After Funk, Recorded by Jason Steidman at Number 9 Studios in Toronto.  Mixed & Mastered by Alan Evans (of Soulive) at Playonbrother Studio in South Deerfield, MA. 

Members/Instruments:  Yanick Allwood - Keyboards & Vocals, Jaime Rosenberg - Drums, Justin Bontje, Bass, Jim Toner - Percussion, Phil Tessis - Guitar, Bradley McBurney- Guitar, Brian Walters - Trumpet, Julian Nalli - Tenor Sax


Press & artist contact:  Jaime Rosenberg - - (647) 539-8222

Highlights/Accolades:  Opened for Grammy award winners Snarky Puppy, Opened for New Orleans funk power house Dumpstaphunk.  Opening for Brooklyn's Lettuce on the 22nd.  Toured with Vancouver based Juno nominees Five Alarm Funk for a portion of their ontario 2012 summer tour.  Top 50 tracks on Reddit's r/listentothis subreddit in 2013 with the video of "The Way It Is".


   Since its humble beginnings as a four piece funk experiment in late 2011, After Funk has quickly grown into a powerful eight member modern jam-orchestra that will shake your heart in your chest and your butt on the dance floor.
     Taking its cues from old school funk acts like Stevie Wonder and James Brown, modern jam bands like Lettuce and the String Cheese Incident with hints of the romantic classical music of Tchaikovsky and gospel music of Tye Tribbit, After Funk has found itself an ever growing audience of people searching for a heavy groove that expands their mind and fills their soul.
     The band began in March of 2011 with founding members Justin Bontje (bass), Jaime Rosenberg (drums), Yanick Allwood (keys and lead vocals) and Brad McBurney (guitar). The goal was to win a local battle of the bands. They won. They entered another battle in another city, and won again. Shortly thereafter, with the encouragement of a small but very dedicated group of fans they released a 5 track demo entitled Soul'd, not even 8 months from the groups initial formation.
     It was definitely time to bring the music to a wider audience. 2012 was a year of significant growth for After Funk, in more ways than one. In February, they added tenor sax, Julian Nalli and trumpet, while they were touring Soul’d around Ontario. 2012 culminated in a run of dates with with Juno Nominees Five Alarm Funk.
     At the same time, the music was growing into its namesake - weaving in more complex rhythms and intricate chord progressions while remaining imminently accessible to any audience.  A second guitar player, Phil Tessis, and a percussionist, Jim M.F. Toner, were quickly added to the lineup. 
     After Funk came into it’s own in 2013. With the departure of the original trumpet player to another act and the addition of Brian Walters, the band was ready take flight. Relentlessly touring the first half of the year led to opening slots with some of their idols, 2013 Grammy nominated group Snarky Puppy and New Orleans funk sensation Dumpstaphunk.
     2014 sees After Funk releasing a 7 track self titled EP that is the culmination of 3 years of hard work and musical growth for this young band.  They’re bringing it to cities across Ontario, Quebec and beyond playing with some even bigger and more exciting artists - check the “Tour Dates”for more info!
Pick up your free copy of After Funk at!

"I first booked After Funk after they came highly recommended via the agent of a renowned internationally touring funk act. They blew me away live. Their thundering, original style features distinct, contemporary flavours mixed with all the necessary tried-and-true elements of classic funk, for an overall sound that grooves hard and moves audiences. These young virtuosos have a deep pocket and tremendous chops typically only exuded by bands twice their age. They are a kind, sensible and professional group of individuals to work with. A wonderful band in all respects."

- Christopher Tory, LiveNation

Offline Bassmann1968

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Re: Arabic Funk: Recorded through Nemesis NC 250 Recording Output
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 02:50:00 AM »
Nice idea.
I like the Arabic bass line :-)

That little NC250 surprises me everytime!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 02:51:32 AM by Bassmann1968 »

No schematics available!!! Don't ask for it.


Offline matthewwensor21

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Re: Arabic Funk: Recorded through Nemesis NC 250 Recording Output
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 08:02:42 AM »
Wow!! I love this. Great idea on the baseline too.
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Offline 63p-bass

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Re: Arabic Funk: Recorded through Nemesis NC 250 Recording Output
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 06:03:12 PM »
Really nice tunes fellas!
It's good to see young guys bringing back a little old school.
You guys rock!!

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