Respect Music aka James Canning

James is the founder and co owner of Respect Music, which was conceived back in the mid 2000’s as a means of offering more soulful and worldly entertainment options to the Australian Gold Coast.

James has been in the music business in some capacity, since the mid 90’s and has been one of the purveyors of the underground Electronic Funk and Soul Music scene on the East Coast of Australia since 2001. Having produced and performed under his own name and numerous aliases such as No Siesta, Rubber Johnson, The Rhythm Method, Creative Consciousness, Black Cherry, Hot Jam and Disco Finger.

He has managed to meet many of his peers and even collaborate, tour or perform with them over the years. Such acts as All Good Funk Alliance, Fort Knox Five, MC Think Tank, Simon Grey, Rasmus Faber, Richard Earnshaw, Kenny Dope, Freq Nasty, Blackstreet, Joshua Heath, Miguel Migs, The Bamboos, Jeremy Sylvester, Slyde, Opolopo, Amalia, Roy Davis Jnr, Ian Pooley…. to name but a few.

In short if it has funk, soul or rhythm you can move to? No matter the genre, James will have it is his collection.