Biography The sexy heartbeat of the boreal north is brought to life by the innovated sounds of Joshua Deperry, the North-western Ontario native; a rising First Nation Producer and DJ known as Classic Roots. Classic Roots is dedicated to impacting the music community and the electronica scene with his fresh sound and collaborations with other artists; including International, Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal artists across Canada. Classic Roots established his original sound by mixing 70’s funk-soul into hip-hop beats; where he merged and discovered the freedom and exploring the unique sound of electronica. With inspirations such as DJ Premier, Daft Punk and “Justice” French Producers have helped to develop his sound, which he perfected it through the use of a drum machine and the music software, Reason 8. The debut EP Addiction was released summer 2012 includes the music videos “Psycho” and “Scream” both videos have reached popularity to his fan base on YouTube and social media. Winning DadaLife’s (www.dadalife.com) Best Overall Best Track Award for his demo “Coconut Kills” is putting Classic Roots on the map; Dada Life received 1500 demos in less than 24 hours and “Coconut Kills” killed the competition. Today Classic Roots lives in the most multicultural city in the world, Toronto but will continue to represent Northern Ontario and his birth home Thunder Bay. Classic Roots beats’ sparked the interest of a Toronto based arts/entertainment/nightlife’s BNE Entertainment, BNE promotes artists with raw cutting-edge ways. But, giving back to the community is what Classic Roots is about not just through his music but with his upbeat workshops for the soul; includes dance, cultural dance, fitness and DJ workshops which are offered in Toronto and to remote communities across Canada. He is driven by the passion to influence hope and spread his love for music to his home community, and First Nation communities across Canada. Classic Roots is determined to continue producing his own music and pushing through to become a worldwide success; it is through his own success that inspires youth and First Nation youth to follow their dreams as he did. “Hack the Planet” The new album, new sound evolution to be released 2015. For the past 2 years, Classic Roots has been composing breaking new sounds and tracks that are raising the bar for electronic music. Hack the Planet’s vision is hacking the sounds of the planet to bring it altogether into one creative element. Hack the Planet showcases storytelling through music; Classic Roots tells a story with his composing abilities and featured vocalists. One element, new sound “Hack the Planet” 2015. Classic Roots represents the great north of Ontario, native born to Thunder Bay; he is driven by the passion to influence hope and the love of music to his home community, and the First Nation communities across Canada. With inspirations such as DJ Premier, Daft Punk and “Justice” French Producers have helped to develop his sound, which he perfected it through the use of a drum machine and the music software, Reason 8. Classic Roots is determined to continue producing his own music and pushing through to become a worldwide known First Nation artist; it is through his own success that inspires youth and First Nation youth to follow their dreams.