Media Raves



"Where have you been all our lives, Joyslam?!"

"Joyslam is the solo musical project of Toronto based Aboriginal artist RJ Martine. And he loves music. From the sound of these tracks, he (like a lot of us) isn’t willing to let go of that late 80’s/early 90’s Chili Peppers funk/rock sound, and God bless him for it. Toss in some ska and the occasional dance track and you’ve got the trademark Joyslam sound. The lyrics, meanwhile, are awash with unbridled positivity – it’s all about love of music and believing in yourself. If somehow I haven’t swayed your black, soulless heart with that description, then just check out one of the videos, man. Let me be clear about something. I’m not being coy, I’m not being facetious and I’m not speaking ironically. I LOVE JOYSLAM. And I’ll scream it from the mountain tops. I want this guy to have all the success in the world, so show this to your Auntie, Grandpa and third-cousin twice removed. 

Richard Howard - A Side Magazine


"Fresh look and sound"

John Ferri of New York’s MPX Promotions


"Who the hell is Joyslam..? Well, if you haven’t heard of them yet…YOU WILL

Rob Zero of Anti-Zero Magazine


“Set The World” from the "I Need Money: Millionaire  (May 2016)
Joyslam have delivered another fantastic song,” said Joe Wood from RDR Music


John Pfeiffer of The Aquarian Magazine stated in March 2016 Issue
"I can honestly say that the hype lives up to the music. Utilizing guitar heavy riffs and runs, “Set The World” is a fast-moving musical journey through funk-inspired rock songwriting...Joyslam is the musical key for your listening pleasure."
Dana Saravia of Steel Notes Magazine in their March 2016 Issue
" Heavy bass with some island influences drives the groove on this modern funk number... An upbeat song for the headphones or the dance floor."

                        JOYSLAM LIVE

"RJ puts on one of the most fun, intense and sexy shows I’ve seen in a long, long time"

Wanted Dead or Alive magazine


"An excellent show as always! A great time was had by all!"

Murray Pollard, of Murray Pollard Entertainment


"Red Hot Chili Peppers Eat your hearts out!!"

Gail O’Donnell, Canadian Musical Rights and Licensing Association


 DO IT from the Heat Moon Fyre album

"[Do It] was one of the best covers I’ve come across this year!"

Katherine Davenport in Static Ground magazine


TIME IS REALITY from the Heat Moon Fyre album

"Time is Reality is the best example of a hybrid of Sean Paul and Jamiroquai  for this new Millennium."

Poplife magazine




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