Having spent her teenage years in New York City surrounded by black culture and music, it didn’t take long for the vinyl bug to bite her and Jade has been an avid collector of all that is funk since 1999. After moving to Milan, Italy in 2002 Calamity Jade started making a name for herself and has since been constantly active DJing in Italy and abroad, hosting radio show “Funk Shui“on Italy’s most followed regional station Radio Popolare and producing mixes that have appeared everywhere from national Swiss station Couleur 3 RTS to German site blogrebellen or the Oonops Drops show on Brooklyn Radio, garnering thousands of listens.
After cutting her teeth into the music industry as the PR manager of an Italian record label for 2 and a half years, in 2012 Jade founded Willwork4funk, through which she handles promotion in select countries including UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain for labels such as Jalapeno, Freestyle, Légère, Vintage League Music, Hopestreet, Agogo, Wah Wah 45s, Mocambo, Agogo, Buyu and more. Artists we have worked with include Omar Lye-Fook, Kraak & Smaak, The New Mastersounds, Shawn Lee, Nicole Willis, The Haggis Horns, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Eric Boss, Bahama Soul Club, The Mighty Mocambos, The Bamboos, Myles Sanko, Gizelle Smith and many, many more.
With a growing number of projects and clients Willwork4funk is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most solid promotion agencies specialized in black music. Over 1500 radio/magazine/website contacts and regular coverage of our projects in the specialized media make us a reference point for the funk scene worldwide and a force to be reckoned with. Stay tuned on this space for all the latest musical news, albums, singles, radio shows, mixes and events!