The grit deluxe edition remixed

The Grit Deluxe Edition -- remixed

Step right up, kids!  Jonny Sonic presents a 13-ring circus of furiously joyous noise. Midwest funk meets Left Coast showmanship as a nine-piece horn section piles atop gigantic bass, contortionist keyboards, and freaky beats of another order entirely. Welcome to The Grit…

From the opening gusts of dueling sub-bass tubas ("Upgrade") to the last gasping strains of one of the year's most gorgeous break-up songs ("The Shift"), these tunes swallow swords, spit fire, and play out a high-stakes drama between a difficult world and a persona who sees clearly, feels deeply, loves fiercely, screams dearly, and pulls no lyrical punches.

Whether decrying addiction ("Sickline") and the ephemerality of everything we love ("Rugout") or denouncing rape ("GenNext") and retail therapy ("Buy Everything"), multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jonny Sonic emcees the proceedings like an unstoppable barker. Alternate acts examine the darkness of depression ("Episode"), the blunt benefits of a change of psyche ("ReVision"), and the weird wisdom of one magical Burning Man ("Phantasm").  

Jonny Sonic's The Grit: Deluxe Edition marks the most ambitious album to date from a mad, musical Jet City genius who never fully left the Motor City.  Join one maniacal drummer, three trumpets, two tenors, two bari saxes, two tubas, and special guest vocalists for the horniest, saxiest, grittiest sonic carnival around.  

Disc two shows off the aural handiwork of a dozen producers who teamed up with Jonny Sonic to provide remixes for all 13 The Grit songs.  The remixes span electro-genres from drum-n-bass to hip hop to techno to spoken word.

Step right up, kids!  Step right up!

  • Caretaker official video
    Caretaker official video

    Jonny Sonic releases new video for "Caretaker" from The Octagon Sessions

  • Lucky Chops with Jonny Sonic, Chop Suey
    Lucky chops with jonny sonic chop suey

    Getting funky at the Chop

  • Haiku in the spirit of sonic
    Haiku in the spirit of sonic

    5-7-5

  • Internet: meet the Octagon
    Internet meet the octagon

    New album available on all streaming music services.

  • The Making of The Octagon Sessions
    The making of the octagon sessions

    Go behind the scenes for our solar-powered album

  • We got new WWW digs...
    DDos
    We got new www digs

    Jonny Sonic website hacked!

  • Doom Funk Halloween Party (Octagon Sessions CD Pre-Release)
    Halloween!
    Doom funk halloween party octagon sessions cd pre release

    CD Release Party for new album, Octagon Sessions, at the Doom Funk Halloween Party

  • Fin! T-minus zero
    Fin new album

    Mixing and mastering complete!

  • Getting naughty, professor-style, at the Tractor
    August 3, Tractor
    Getting naughty professor style at the tractor

    A night of solid of funk and groove

  • Jonny Sonic at the HotSpot Stage at Waterfront Seattle
    Saturday, July 22
    Jonny sonic at the hotspot stage at waterfront seattle

    I can see the Ferris Wheel!

  • We're back at the Southside Social!
    Saturday, July 15
    Were back at the southside social

    Camping + music + friends + shenanigans = Southside Social. Woot!

  • Happy Pride! Outnumbered Official Video
    Happy pride outnumbered official video

    Once again, love wins.

  • Jonny Sonic at Sunset in Ballard
    Saturday, July 8
    Jonny sonic at sunset in ballard

    Check out the new sounds of the new get down.

  • The Skints wsg Jonny Sonic
    June 20
    The skints wsg jonny sonic

    JS to support some of the slickest reggae grooves from the other side of the pond

  • Jonny Sonic at Columbia City Theater
    Saturday, May 13
    Jonny sonic at columbia city theater

    Happy to participate in the debut show for Goldnwolf!

  • JS with Actionesse and CNMC
    Saturday, March 25
    Js with actionesse and cnmc

    Shoulder-to-shoulder madness at the High Dive in Fremont

  • Highsteppers, Jonny Sonic, and The Ten Man Brass Band
    January 12
    Highsteppers jonny sonic and the ten man brass band

    Probably should buy new shoes for this

  • It's not cold in here
    December 3
    Its not cold in here

    JS-Buzz-The Femmes

  • Republican't
    VOTE!
    Republicant

    For the sake of the republic that we're all living in.

  • Jonny Sonic at THE ONLY PARTY
    BIG BLDG!
    Jonny sonic at the only party

    It's getting hot in here...

  • Black Friday special edition release: "BUY EVERYTHING" video
    Black friday special edition release buy everything video

    Thank God for the Media to tell me what I need!

  • Jonny Sonic at HempFest, Seattle
    Jonny sonic at hempfest seattle

    The JS big band gonna give you a contact high

  • We're packin up
    Were packin up

    Ready to embark on solar powered recording mission, round #2.

  • SHIFT
    Shift

    EP with four stylistically differing takes on one break-up song.

  • Trigger Fatigue
    Trigger fatigue

    I'm so sick and tired of hearing about guns

  • The Grit Deluxe Edition -- remixed
    The grit deluxe edition remixed

    F@#! THE GRIT!

  • Brass n' beats, and friends n' mountains, and music n' music n' music..
    Brass n beats and friends n mountains and music n music n music

    Another Paradiso Music Festival in the books

  • All aboard the Funk Engine
    All aboard the funk engine

    Miles takes the FUNK ENGINE abroad...

  • Cy Tru remixes Jonny Sonic acapella for BSOTS show drop
    Cy tru remixes jonny sonic acapella for bsots show drop

    I urge y'all to purge y'all harddrives...

  • SGL hosts Buskerdoozie stage, invites Jonny Sonic to join in the madness
    Sgl hosts buskerdoozie stage invites jonny sonic to join in the madness

    Jonny gets to play at Sasquatch with his homies

Jonny Sonic got piles of stylesWhat's your vibe?

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  • Octagon sessions  cover
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  • Shift  cover
  • The grit  cover
  • Say it again without your mouth full  cover
  • Coop resident  cover