James Pants North By Northeast Toronto ON June 11 to 15

As the latest signing to the formidable Stones Throw army, James Pants has already carved out his place in the fold as a man who has no particular place. Pants is a pure party DJ and he quickly made the point clear, dropping a mix that ran through old school hip-hop, Motown soul, ’60s pop rock, disco, house, samba, and ’80s electro. To end things off, the quirky DJ took to the stage for a lip-syncing showstopper to the Door’s "Touch Me” — an altogether ace move!