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Toronto-based Four80East is actually a studio side-project for Rob DeBoer (piano, guitar, bass, programming) and Tony Grace (drums, programming), who, along with Grace's brother Paul, run Boomtang Records. Four80East developed over several years, between Grace and DeBoer's remix schedule (for the likes of Econoline Crush, Amanda Marshall, Corey Hart, Wild Strawberries, Philosopher Kings, and Ashley MacIsaac) and their other project, the pop band the Boomtang Boys. Four80East started as an outlet of pure fun to play a sort of loose, improvisational dance music inspired by groove music out of the U.K. The other half of the band is Jack Trentman on guitar and trumpet, and Jon Stewart on tenor saxophone. The band's first album, titled appropriately enough The Album, came out in 1997 on Boomtang. It earned considerable airplay in both the U.S. and England. Nocturnal followed in early 2001, marking their first effort for Higher Octave. A year later, Round 3 followed up on their self-proclaimed "trip-jazz" sound. The group's fourth studio-effort, 2007's En Route also featured a sophisticated, acid-jazz vibe. However, 2009's Roll On, found the group digging into a retro funk and '70s soul influenced sound. In 2012, they returned with the soulful, lightly experimental Off Duty. The concert album, Four80East Live, appeared in 2014. In 2015, Four80East released their seventh studio-album, Positraction, which included the single, "Cookie Strut." ~ Stanton Swihart
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Cookie Strut
  3.   Noodle Soup
  4.   Bumper To Bumper
  5.   Drive Time
  6.   Roll On
  7.   Eastside
  8.   One Night Only
  9.   Waterline
  10.   Easy Come, Easy Go
  11.   Table for Two
  12.   Tikitango
  13.   Eegee Beegee
  14.   Picking Up the Threads
  15.   With You
  16.   Spun
  17.   Nothing Is Written
  18.   Sandbar
  19.   The Walker
  20.   While the City Sleeps
  21.   Shot in the Dark
  22.   Race the Moon
  23.   Never the Same Way Twice
  24.   Back in 5
  25.   Don't Look Back
  26.   En Route
  27.   Double Down
  28.   The Drop
  29.   Five by Five
  30.   TKO
  31.   Stars Like These
  32.   Shot Clock
  33.   Hazy Lazy
  34.   First Time
  35.   Wake and Bake
  36.   Shakedown
  37.   All Day Breakfast
  38.   The Way It Happened
  39.   Speak Easy
  40.   Step in It
  41.   Closer
  42.   Montreux
  43.   Window Seat
  44.   Into the Wind
  45.   After All This Time
  46.   Gare du Nord
  47.   Viaduct
  48.   Wait It Out
  49.   Mint Julep
  50.   K-Town
  51.   Moment to Moment
  52.   Dirty Stack
  53.   Hold a Candle
  54.   In the Hidden Garden
  55.   Loosey Goosey
  56.   Just Passing Through
  57.   51 Division
  58.   Burn Down the Bayou
  59.   Tip Off
  60.   3 Out of 4
  61.   Je Pense a Toi
  62.   Sweet Tooth
  63.   Vaporized
  64.   Positraction
  65.   Last Flight to L.A.
  66.   Buzz
  67.   Soft Focus
  68.   Cashed Out
  69.   On the Strip
  70.   Survival
  71.   Been Too Long
  72.   Skip Tracer

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