JTOTHEC (pronounced: Jay to the Cee) is Jonas Casier. With a home studio stuffed with instruments, a funky mind, his radiant smile and a truckload of talent, JTOTHEC and his fantastic band – Peter Lesage (Ertebrekers, Moiano, Gabriel Rios), Jeffrey Jefferson (Ertebrekers) and DJ SNS (Brihang) – are ready to unleash their amazing Power Funk on you and the rest of the world.

For more than ten years JTOTHEC followed his own course, learning and absorbing, doing numerous supports and collaborations with a.o. Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Témé Tan, STIJN, Aka Moon, Brihang, Selah Sue. Meanwhile JTOTHEC worked on his own tracks and in 2017 he recorded his debut album with Jean Vanesse (SPIRIT CATCHER) at the GreenHouse Studio in Beaumont. The album’s graphic design was made by J.C. himself, while the striking cover art was made by the notorious, Brussels based artist Alex Deforce.

The twelve tracks on ‘Somebody Had To Make This Record’ show the unmistakable talent of JTOTHEC: from up-beat Power Funk alternate to catching slow-paced songs, to startling spoken word and a hyper funky instrumental. This album will hit you where it hurts and where it pleases. The luscious and catchy melodies and ingenious arrangements give away influences of Frank Zappa, James Brown, Quincy Jones, Prince and Jamie Lidell. Yet, on top of that, JTOTHEC managed to develop his own signature sound: authentic, original, playful, warm, just great music.

The warm-up single ‘You Gotta Believe In You’ was picked up by VRT Radio 1, BRUZZ (Crush Of The Week) and JAMMFM (NL), played in high rotation and makes JTOTHEC’s fanbase larger with every play! Somebody really had to make this 
record, and we’re happy JTOTHEC did.

Welcome to the wonderful journey of JTOTHEC’s Power Funk!

‘Somebody Had To Make This Record’ will be released on February the 16th through Mayday Records and a N.E.W.S. distribution.

16/02/18 @ Wilde Westen, Kortrijk