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Video of the week? How about video of the year!

By François Levesque on December 5, 2013

When I heard Souljazz Orchestra got commissioned by House of PainT to perform a special set for HoPX’s final event, the bboy finale, I new it was going to be a special treat.

Souljazz’s Pierre Chrétien and his bandmates began work on the setlist in July. The final setlist included 16 songs fused breaks and hip hop classics like DJ Kool, James Brown and DJ Shadow, woven in with afro and ethio-jazz compositions by Manu Dibango and Multatu Astatke, topped off by Souljazz originals Agoya and Insurrection.

House of PainT is finally releasing the official video of the battle, featuring the music of Souljazz Orchestra. The visuals are provided by the amazing finalists – GWS Crew from the Yukon and three-time champs Toronto’s Floor Assassins Militia. Watch and be amazed. This is happening right in your backyard, Ottawa.