Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Artist: Jen Militia, Album: Berlin Boot Camp, Song: This Is Not A Test

Jen Militia were a rock band from Kitchener, Ontario.  They purveyed a musical style that was a hybrid of both hip hop and punk.  Led by Trinidadian born lead singer, MC Michael Dainjah, this 5pc band spit rapid fire lyrics over heavy beats and rock n' roll guitars.  The other members included, Christion, J.Double, Kyle Nova and Holla.  I know the band started playing together in 2004 but I'm not sure if they had any other releases besides this one, entitled, Berlin Boot Camp, in 2007.  They had quite a reputation of being great live performers and actually toured outside of the province of Ontario in support of this release.  This Is Not A Test, is the explosive opening track to the album and you can check it out on You Tube (  My guess is that the band is no longer together.  Dainjah has played with Danny Michel (see blog 9/26/10) and is now in a band with former Happy Mondays' drummer, Gaz Whelan, called The Hippy Mafia (  They have been touring in support of ex-Oasis, Liam Gallagher's new band, Beady Eye.  You can purchase the album, Berlin Boot Camp, on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!