Friday, 30 April 2010

Relish Your Soul - Neil Pierce ft Kadija Kamara (inc At One Remix) Out Now On Soul Heaven

So with great pleasure today I bring to you something from mine and Neils labs, pure, unadulterated, upfront soulful house business!!! First up I have to thank Neil for letting me have the opportunity to work on such a great track :-). It was an absolute pleasure to put a groove to a magical voice like Kadija's, I can only hope that people will love the track as much as I do. Ok so now i'm gonna stop talking an let the music do the rest............

Soul Heaven Say: We are proud to announce our next sure fiya soulful smash, This release we see long time Soul heaven resident Neil Pierce of the Fanatix starting his journey into house with his debut Solo record and what a record it is! Real cutting edge soul, with its deep electronic rhythms, bouncing baseline, phat jazzy chords and topped with a beautiful Vocal which expresses and explores the use of vocals in house, written and performed by Kadija Kamara who really give life to this record. The record really builds through its length into a true masterpiece of modern day soulful house, giving you that Feeling.

01 Soul Heaven Vox (7:39)
02 Instrumental (7:39)
03 At One Remix (6:49)

Neil Pierce ft. Kadija Kamara - Relish Your Soul (inc At One Remix)- Traxsource.com - the best House Music WAV and MP3 downloads

Neil Pierce featuring Kadija Kamara "Relish your soul" (At One Remix)
Relish Your Soul - Neil Pierce ft Kadija Kamara (At One Remix) by At One

Please Support Uk House Music & UK Artisits, even if its only sharing this link to this page on facebook or twitter.... All support is welcome... :-)

Peace an Blessins

Supporters Have Said Already:

Vocals are dope , production smooth .Good release congrats
Alix alverez
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The song , the track is a peaktime banger
Jovonn
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lovely melodies accompany solid deepness..quality!
osunlade
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Sexy a$$ track… love the soothing vocals & bumpin’ bassline. Great job Neil! – Mark Mendoza (Phuture Sole)
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“lovely vocal tune by Niel. Will bang this on the weekend and long beyond.”
Ralf gum
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Loving this….. smooth soulful sexy slick !! Neil P bringing the HEAT !! Full Support – Nick Groove assassin
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Wicked Neil Pierce Solo Release…vocals are wicked!!! full support – Luis Radio
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Very nice! Loving this! Kadija’s vocals are just amazing.. will definitely be supporting!! – Master Kev
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Thanks – great track from Neil – went down really well on my radio show last night! – Lady Duracell
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Yo, as usual quality stuff on Soul Heaven rec. Great deep & smooth tune, Neil & Kadija on point. full support. – Alex Dimitri South Soul
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absolutely perfect , great vocal , great production, gonna be in every of my set for a while !!!” -
greg gautier
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crazy slamming. ful lsupport on my man Neil. Congrats on a hot record -
marlon D
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Relish is the perfect Deep Vocal track that we are all looking for this one will turn the heads inside out.. Halo
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“Proper soul relish this one, 5/5″ -
Orin Walters (bugz in the attic)
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Really feeling this release – full support!! -
Hector Romero
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Love the sweet vocals of Kadaija along side the smooth grooves of Neil. Will be in the CD case for a long time -
DjPope/POJI Records/USA
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thank you very much for this new bomb! I’m definitely a big fan of Kadija Kamara! This time she teams up again with Neil Pierce to deliver a wicked R&B/House tune! Gonna play this a lot in my radioshow and at the gigs..
Jacko, Tony Records
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Great release, Neil smashed it! Will definitely support and chart. -
matthew bandy
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Dope, Love it, will be suporting this Hard. Respects to Neil & Co, Big Tune -
phil asher
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Gwan Neil & Kads!!! On heavy rotation – Pablo Martinez
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very smooth, subtle dreamy vocals, classy sound im really into this, look forward to playing this one, – joey / Distant People
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Really great to get the debut release for Neil and I will be happy to support this on my shows. Neil continues to show he is one of the UK’s finest ‘new’ producers and I am sure that he will have great success with this. Soul Heaven, Baby !! -
Andy Ward.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Fred Everything Mix CD

Deep house veteran Fred Everything will release his next mix CD on Om Records early this summer.

By collecting productions from all stages of the Canadian DJ's career, Om Masters showcases Everything's breezy style of pop-influenced house. In addition to originals like "Mercyless," "Here I Am" and "Don't Nobody," the mix features Everything's remixes of artists like Champion, Lawnchair Generals and Vincenzo & Lovebirds.

It will be his first full-length release since his 2008 album Lost Together.

Tracklist
01. Vincenzo & Lovebirds - M.U.S.I.C. (Fred Everything Lazy Days Remix)
02. Fred Everything feat. N'Dea Davenport - Don't Nobody (Hot Toddy Remix)
03. Hot Toddy - Down to Love (Fred Everything's Remix)
04. Jt Donaldson & Fred Everything feat. Mr. White - Read My Mind (SF Dub)
05. Lawnchair Generals - I Want (Fred Everything Remix)
06. Fred Everything & JT Donaldson - Here Come the Beats
07. Pete DaFeet - Lungs (Fred Everything Remix)
08. Frank Solano - Beautiful Connection (Fred Everything's LAzy Days Vox)
09. Fred Everything feat. Lisa Shaw - Here I Am (Fred Everything's Lazy Dub)
10. DJ Champion - Tawoumga (Fred Everything's Petit Dub)
11. Fred Everything & Olivier Desmet - Think About It
12. Shur-I-Kan feat. Alexander East - Simply Yes (Fred Everything's Remix)
13. Magik Johnson feat. Boh Runga - Just Talkin (Fred Everything's Dub) / Fred Everything & JT Donaldson feat. Aima the Dreamer - Memories (Acapella)
14. Fred Everything feat. Wayne Tennet - Mercyless (AtJazz Remix)

Om Records will release Fred Everything's Om Masters in June, 2010.

In the mean time an in between time heres a WMC mix from the man himself.
Fred Everything Live @ OM Miami 2010 by fredeverything

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

This Weekends Activities

Buzzin' Fly @ Plastic People, Friday 30th April.


Line Up

Charles Webster
Ben Watt
Chris Woodward

Time: 10:00pm - 4:00am
Venue: Plastic People, 147-149 Curtain Road, Old Street, EC2A 3QE
Cost: £10 on door - £8 presale

Mumu presents... Liebe*detail Showcase @ TBA, Saturday 1st May.

Line Up

Matthias Meyer (liebe*detail)
Lee Jones [live] (MyMy)
meta.83 (liebe*detail)
Eurokai (liebe*detail)
Harrisôn & Lee Rands

Time: 10pm - 5am
Venue: TBA - East London
Cost: £10 - £12





Viva La House presents Dj Yass & Ralf Gum @ The Den & Centro, Sunday 2nd May

Line Up

CIRCLE ROOM: Deep, Soulful & Uplifting

DJ Yass (Defected / Paris)
Ralf GUM (GoGo Music / Germany)
Sy Sez (Soulheaven / AphroDisiax)
Nick Doe (Viva La House)
Crookid (Unknownfm.net)
T. Maronie (Ladybugz)

THE LONG BAR: Deep Tech

Alexis Raphael (Vita Luna)
Andy Burby (Sick)
Gareth wild (Pitch Black)
Blake Baker (Key of life)
J Nelson (Supercool/Snowbombing)

Plus a very special Live PA

Time: 10:00pm - 06:00am
Venue: The Den & Centro, 18a West Central Street, WC1A 1JJ
Cost: Limited £12.50 early bird tickets, Main Ticket: £15 in advance

Monday, 26 April 2010

Review of Big Chill, restless soul & Room 4 Movement.

Excuse all spelling and grammar errors its 3am I'm quite tired writing this one.. & Im only just learning how to edit video so don't cuss lol

Big Chill presents @ The Big Chill House

Ok so i have been active this weekend and first up this weekend on Friday I went to see my pal Danny Native, Bruk Down the Big Chill House quite literally......... This is the fist time I have been to Big Chill House and I have to say its not a bad little venue, theres a good little sound system and its laid out pretty well too, although some of the crowd were abit suspect lol but what can you expect from King Cross ay!!.


Anyway onto the music..... Danny Smashed out some serious bruk pressure and got the bar packed out quite literally in a matter of minutes, playing a varied Altered Natives set with alot of serious new bits (which btw I need if your reading bro). Altogether smashing it up, so props to you sir, killer little set.

restless soul with Guest Boddhi Satva

Ok so Saturday I hit up East Village to go see what was poppin off in the restless soul party and I say this time and time again, restless soul can throw a party!!!! Guaranteed you will have a good time, hear good music and meet people (and thats hard to come by these days).

Anyways when I pitched up and upstairs was ram jammed where Bopstar and Dominic Jacobson where playing hip hop/soul and just grooves in general, which they continued to do all night long.

Downstairs also rammed out had, Craig Whitfield (pictured right) throwing down some serious tunage HHA style, warming up the dance floor from the moment he touched the decks, playing old and new pressure with a sprinkle of niceness in there too... Craig warmed the room up nicely for Boddhi Satva, Big props to Craig for that...

Next on we had man of the hour Boddhi Satva, who i have to say tore it up!! it wasnt what i was expecting at all, not say I didnt think Boddhi was good, I just didnt think he could rock an ancestral soulful sound for three hours and keep the crowd bubbling the way he did. So full props to him for that a very good ancestral set, one of the best i have heard in a while, very deep & soulful at the same time also throwing in some classic house jams, Boddhi kept the crowd bubbling away.

As Always after that came Phil 'The Machine' Asher (not his official name but I think he should change it), Phil tore up the last half an hour alongside Craig, playing feel good house music, really putting the night to bed in a good way. Check out the video I put together, ever the Speilberg lolol....


P.s Look Out for the next Inspiration Informamation on the 14/5/10 with special guest Dj SHUYA OKINO (KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE).

Room 4 Movement @ The Book club

This was a party you dont call a party, you call a "dance"!! Simple tings!! I love a bit of old school broken beat and woooiiii is that what i got, I turned up to hear Colonel Red smacking out a serious Live PA and not to mention you had other artist in there like Vanessa Freeman and Bembe Segue just jammin on the mic.... A real treat with Phil Asher behind the decks, big up Phil everytime (shouts for playin that At One business)... I'll let you decide from the video footage I took whether it was good or not.....

Friday, 23 April 2010

Altered Native's Big Chill Mix, Interview & Event Tonight......



Tonight (Friday) sees a whole world of excitement unleashed at the Big Chill House as Joy Orbison touches down alongside a whole throng of the most forward-thinking British producers and DJs. Supporting acts include the likes of Julio Bashmore, Darkstar, Mount Kimbie, Aaron Audio and Altered Natives, all of whom are artists that deserve the recognition and respect that they're receiving every day from fellow DJs and music bloggers alike.

With all outfits bar Julio Bashmore hailing from London, this night represents the all-encompassing sounds of the coolest capital city on Earth. Each act brings a little something different to the mix: Mount Kimbie providing live soundscapes and glitchy beats; Darkstar bringing their silky, dark dubstep; Julio Bashmore laying down his spacious, fresh take on house; Altered Natives representing the broken beat sound; Aaron Audio bashing out the up-beat, dancefloor destroyers; and of course, Joy Orbison will be demonstrating why he's one of the most well-documented new producers around, showcasing the best in future-garage.

We catch up with Altered Natives, aka Danny Native, who's been involved with music production since 1992, and discuss his important role as the most experienced artist at tonights massive event.

So Danny, how long have you been producing for and how did it all start?

I've been producing as Altered Natives for over ten years now. Previously, when I was producing as myself, I was into producing hip hop, and before that I was a flyer and backdrop graffiti artist. I had a friend at the time who had a really big club track and I saw his track being played everywhere. I watched the enjoyment people got out of it on the dancefloor, while providing visuals for the clubs and I soon made the change from art to music. Hip hop was my first love. At that time I was also a writer, a rapper basically. That's not really a very well known fact though.

How would you describe your sound then?

I've lived in London all my life. I grew up in Hackney but I've lived in various places all over London. I love my city. I love the fact that it's so diverse and we've got so many different cultures and races all melted together. That is my sound really. It's a diverse mish-mash of every culture. I've never been the kind of person to stick to one scene; I like to be diverse and free with my writing.

Are there any artists who particularly influenced you as you started out or have you always tried to pave your own path?

I've never been overly influenced by music. All my influences come from life experiences really. You can tell if I'm in a good mood or bad mood through my music, it's kind of like a diary for me because I write on a daily basis. I get annoyed if I don't write. If I go away on holiday, I get tetchy, I know I'm supposed to be relaxing but I relax better when I'm writing. I don't intend to stop or ever want to stop. I'm happy and blessed that people are starting to enjoy what I'm doing because it doesn't begin or end anywhere for me, it's just constantly flowing.

Are you now sick of hearing 'Rass Out', perhaps your most well known tune?

No I wouldn't say I'm sick of it because it's probably the biggest achievement I've ever made. Everyone can appreciate the energy and the drums on it, everyone can get with that groove, you can't not nod your head to it.

Are you a fan of the other acts playing with you this Friday?

Julio Bashmore, Joy Orbison, all these guys coming through, they're changing up the face of what's going on. Julio Bashmore's take on house is fresh, bringing new angles and perspectives to the genre. It makes me really proud to be involved with it. There's a bunch of young UK producers who are coming up and making names for themselves now. I kind of see myself as their big brother and try to give them my advice and support whenever it's needed.

Before, everything seemed to be so segregated, now everyone's sound seems to compliment each other; it's almost like someone's found all the jigsaw pieces and is now fitting them together. This year's going to be a good year for a lot of people – I'm just excited to see how it all pans out. It's also my first time playing at the Big Chill House this Friday. I've been there before and liked it a lot so I'm really looking forward to it.

Big Chill presents @ The Big Chill House, Friday 23rd April.

Line Up

Joy Orbison
Altered Natives
Darkstar
Mount Kimbie (Live)
Julio Bashmore
Aaron Audio

Time: 8pm - 3am
Venue: The Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road, King's Cross
Cost: FREE Before 10pm, £5 After

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

This Weekends Activities

My Picks for this weekend.........

Big Chill presents @ The Big Chill House, Friday 23rd April.

Line Up

Joy Orbison
Altered Natives
Darkstar
Mount Kimbie (Live)
Julio Bashmore
Aaron Audio

Time: 8pm - 3am
Venue: The Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road, King's Cross
Cost: FREE Before 10pm, £5 After

Restless Soul with Guest Boddhi Satva @ East Village, Saturday 24th April.

Line Up

Boddhi Satva (Central African Republic)
Offering, Vega, Yoruba
Craig Whitfield ( HHA / restless Soul)
Phil Asher (restless Soul)
Playing Freshness & Classics of All types
Bopstar (restless soul)
Dominic Jacobson ( Modaji /restless Soul)

Time: 9pm-3am
Venue: East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2
Cost: £8


Room 4 Movement @ The Book club, Sunday 25th April.

Line Up

Phil Asher
Colonel Red
Resident Uprock DJ's

Time: 7pm-12am
Venue: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St, Shoreditch, United Kingdom
Cost: ??

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Restless Soul Radio, Friday 23rd April at 6pm (GMT)


Phil will be playing all spectrums of Music, as long as its House "He Say's", but we know restless soul, never happy in one place musically. Expect lots of good music, Prototype & Vintage. Guest mixes and Interviews are planned for the Future, This weeks Guest mix is from Boddhi Satva, who is also guesting at restless soul this saturday at East Village.

DEBUT SHOW: Friday 23rd April at 6pm (gmt) - Spread the word!
Restless Soul - brain child of Phil Asher & Luke McCarthy.



The restless soul members include: Aaron Ross, Bopstar, Felix Hopkins, Jose Carretas, Luke McCarty, Dominic Jacobson, Craig whitfield ,Taxi Driver, Phil Asher.

Expect to hear:
BAH SAMBA - REACH INSIDE - SEAN McCABE MIXES by restless soul

A.C.LAYNE - Addicted Feat Selina Campbell / Let's Go by restless soul

My my lover HHA by HHA

Captured ft Zara McFarlane restless soul remix by Bopstar

Monday, 19 April 2010

Claude Von Stroke’s Dirty American Dream (interview)

“The American Dream is a tricky, tricky thing. In my heart I believe that you can do anything but I also believe that people have been sold a lot of bullshit.”

Five years after his debut Dirtybird release Deep Throat became a worldwide club hit and four years after ‘Who’s Afraid Of Detroit?’ did exactly the same, Claude VonStroke is one of America’s and the world’s most credible- and popular DJs. Specialising in producing, playing and releasing the minimal (and nowadays post minimal) deep digital house that’s dominated much of club-land in the intervening period, he’s also succeeded in establishing his label Dirtybird, whose five year birthday he marks this month with a triple CD compilation (5 Years of Dirtybird: click HERE for sounds)

“Anyone can do what I’ve done but not if they just see the surface,” Claude (real name Barclay Crenshaw) clarifies.

“They must understand the 20 years of buying samplers and working with sequencers and having radio shows and playing the cello and putting all my money into gear that’s involved. The American Dream is not possible if you just decide to be something and want to be successful in one year. But it is possible for anyone who dedicates their entire life and all of their resources to something,” he suggests.



Self-made and self-taught, he began his obsession with electronic music whilst a teenager studying at one of America’s elite boarding schools in the late 80s, though rather than attend an Ivy League college, ended up working as a tour guide at California’s Universal Studios for four years. Returning to Detroit in the late 90s he rediscovered his passion for electronic music and after moving to San Francisco (his current base) came up with the concept of making a ‘how to become a successful DJ’ DVD. Interviewing the likes of Derrick May, Theo Parrish and Derrick Carter for the 6 hour DVD (called Intellect) he gained first hand advice- and contacts, that inspired him to launch Dirty Bird in 2005 (some 15 years after he first dreamed of making a living through music).

“Going on American Idol because you practice singing one hour a day and then being devastated because you didn’t get through; that is not the American Dream,” Claude continues.

“For example, if you write a screenplay and you try to sell it and you fail – you cannot say the American dream has failed you. BUT,” he stresses, his voice booming, “if you get a degree in English, go to screenwriting workshops, write 50 screenplays over 15 years, teach writing to kids, study the structure of films, network with other screenwriters, bust your ass to get an agent, etc etc etc.. I feel like even if you don’t write the next great movie that something good will come from all this dedication. Maybe it’s not what you originally wanted but it will be something good. Dedication always pays off even if it is through some other avenue. Right now we live in a culture where people value quick fame over quality. This is not teaching people the right lessons to achieve the real American Dream.”

Skrufff (Jonty Skrufff): You’re celebrating five years of your label with this new triple CD ‘5 Years of Dirtybird’ how much did you have a 5 year plan when you started?

Claude VonStroke: “My initial plan was actually to make it past 5 records when I started since a few people told me that was the test to see if a label can survive; five records. Five years is amazing to me but then I see a label like Ovum or Spektral or even Planet E. These guys really have longevity. Hopefully someday we will be in that class of classic American labels.”

Skrufff: Releasing a triple CD seems rather extreme (and counter-intuitive given the state of the market); why do it? How much of a gamble financially is it: are you expecting/ NEEDING to make profit from the comp?

Claude VonStroke: “The question ‘why do it?’ is kind of similar to ‘Why get up in the morning?’ You do what you love. We don’t need to make anything. I don’t do the label to make money. Labels aren’t that profitable as an entity. It is more about the total package. I think in a market where everyone is cutting back, the only way to stand out is to deliver the best possible product and give the consumer the most for their money. This Five year triple CD is basically Dirtybird defined. If you like the label you can get the feeling of the whole label in one shot – one purchase. Right about now I would normally make some joke about being able to get it illegally on the Internet but since we made all the versions of this totally different you actually cant get it illegally (yet).”

Skrufff: Resident advisor said in an earlier interview ‘VonStroke has led a charmed life since the success of ‘Deep Throat’: how much easier has life got since then?

Claude Von Stroke: “Yes, I have a charmed life if you think relentless work is charming. What happened to me is that I took the opportunity given to me by having a couple of hit records and made it into something more with hard, hard work. I am a workaholic. There is no free time. I run two labels, do remixes, new productions, A&R, promotions, travel, whatever it takes. I have two kids as well. Life was way easier when no one knew me and i didn’t have a family and I could walk down Haight St with a hangover on Sunday morning with no particular plans. That was charming.”

Skrufff: How much has success made you happier? (What’s been the happiest period of your career so far?)

Claude Von Stroke: “There are moments on the road when I am just getting on the decks in a packed room where everyone is going wild and I step back from the mixer and just take it all in- ‘this is my job- this is the best job I could have ever dreamed of having’. The happiest time of my career was the start when everything was fresh, like my first signing, my first remix, the first time I heard someone huge was playing one of my tracks. I still get super amped (excited) about all that stuff but you can never duplicate the first time, especially when you are starting from zero.”

Skrufff: How much of your success do you attribute to luck?

Claude Von Stroke: “I make my own luck. People can think ‘oh it was lucky that this or that happened’ but it is not lucky that it happens over and over again and it is not lucky if you are prepared for good things to happen. I prepare for success only. I fail all the time but I only prepare for success.”

ClaudeVonStroke - Aundy (Original Mix) by Maciejempire

Skrufff: You went to boarding school in Connecticut: my boarding school was a fairly violent place (in Manchester, UK) with a fair bit of bullying/ fighting etc: did you ever get bullied? Or bully anyone yourself?

Claude VonStroke: “No, I have stayed away from violence for the most part. I may have been bullied a little but mostly because I wouldn’t ever retaliate. I’ve always been kinda’ Zen-like, that way. Honestly, my boarding school was like an Ivy League primer school. You had to have straight A’s just to be accepted. Most kids there were brilliant and that environment really helped me. I struggled in a lot of subjects and wasn’t the best student there but I was the most ambitious electronic music person that school ever saw. I failed German and Algebra but I was an excellent creative writing and music student.

That is where I figured out for real what I was good at and I got a lot of positive reinforcement (even though I also got a lot of negative reinforcement) to join up with all the blue bloods and follow the straight and narrow. It has taken me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I had such a privileged experience to be able to go there. I mean, the education opportunities I was given by my parents were amazing and some times I still feel guilty because I see the real world much better now. I didn’t get into Harvard or anything but when i did get to college I got straight A’s almost as a ”thank you” to my parents, but it also helped me understand I could be successful in life.”

Skrufff: How ambitious/ driven are you today compared to say 5 years ago when you started Dirtybird?

Claude VonStroke: “In the beginning I didn’t have children so it is more of a sleep quotient than an ambition thing. I still am just as ambitious but my free time has dwindled down to about half the amount I used to have. So I am trying to squeeze all my ambitions into half the time, which can be extremely frustrating. Even so I love what I do and I am more than happy to be doing it.”

5 Years of Dirtybird- is out on April 26. Click HERE to listen to clips:

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Education HQ with MoodyMan @ Red Bull Music Academy

If you haven't watched this clear an hour and a half and watch it if you have seen it, watch it AGAIN. I say no more.... Real music lovers know.

Rollerball enigma and silhouetted man-on-the-mic Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann is one of the most enigmatic and charismatic figures that house music ever bred. Despite his refusal to give interviews and play the press-and-promo game, Kenny’s voice has been clearly amongst the loudest, when it comes to preserving the rich heritage of Afro-American music, while fighting the music industry powers that be.

Blessed with an immaculate way of sampling, he takes stems from blues and soul, and respectfully takes them onto the next level – just check his Tribute (To The Soul We Lost) ode to Marvin Gaye for proof. From his dark and dusty deep house tunes on Peacefrog, Planet E and his own KDJ label, to his more recent outings on the R&B-drenched Mahogani Music imprint as well as his 2009 sure-fire anthem Freaky MF, Moodymann's fingerprint has stayed unmistakable. Even a so-called techno tune like Dem Young Sconies sounds like nothing and nobody else on this planet. You can't kick this feeling when it hits!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Lars Behrenroth Doesnt Mess...

I have been following this guy for a hot minute on SoundCloud, Twitter etc, he has a "shit hot" back catalogue and his musical taste is that of connoisseur. So basically Im saying if you dont know WAKE THE FU*K UP!!!!

Biography of Lars Behrenroth

Lars Behrenroth - born in Germany, immigrated to Los Angeles in 2004 - excellent DJ (since 1986), remixer & producer (since 1997) and radio host (since 1996) - one of the few in the dance music world who does it all very well. Lars has moved and grooved crowds in clubs all over the world such as DEEP (LA), Club Five and Red (D.C.), Motorlounge (Detroit), Distillery (Leipzig, Germany), Queens (Paris, France) and many many more.

His 5 year and running XM Radio program 'Deeper Shades of House' is a weekly showcase of his versatile but selective musical range; he can play any genre within dance / house music while still keeping it deep. It is the way he programs his sets and puts the songs together that stand him apart from the rest.

Lars has developed his production skills over the past 11 years to the point where he has accumulated an impressive discography over a variety of labels including Chez Music, Deep4Life, Compost, Percfect Toy, Sonar Kollektiv, Liebe*Detail and most recently Freerange Recordings. He has also remixed artists such as Kathy Brown, The Rurals, Deep Swing, Dubtribe, MJ Cole, Alma Horton, Slope, Arnold Jarvis, Sven Weisemann, Tamara Wellons and more. In 2008 Lars has already been going full force with hot remixes on Liebe*Detail Spezial, Ocha Records, his debut EP on Freerange and the launch of his own label Deeper Shades Recordings.


Check out the latest deepershades show
DSoH #328 1st hour by Lars Behrenroth



Check Out:
http://www.deepershades.net/

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

This Weekends Activities

Warm with Motor City Drum Ensemble @ Plastic People, Friday 16th

Warm continue their exclusive monthly Plastic People residency on Friday April 16th with a special 4 hour set from Motor City Drum Ensemble!

Line Up

Motor City Drum Ensemble
Warm Residents
(Ali Tillett and Rob Summerhayes)

Time: 10:00pm - 4:00am
Venue: Plastic People, 147-149 Curtain Road, Old Street, EC2A 3QE
Cost: £8 in Advance / £10 on the door


Vita.Luna: A Noir Music Showcase & Cadenza's Mirko Loko @ Cable London, Saturday 17th April

Line Up

Room 1 NOIR MUSIC SHOWCASE

NOIR
SANTOS
Cozzy D
Dunkan K

Room 2

Mirko Loko, Daniel, Oli Forster & Aaron Ashley, Lee Brinx, Alexis Raphael

Time: 10pm until 6am
Venue: Cable London, 33A Bermondsey Street, London, SE1
Cost: £8 early bird/ £12 Standard


DANCE FOR CHILE Supported By SOULHEAVEN, Saturday 17th April

Line Up

MAIN ROOM " Deep & Soulful, Latin House music"

NEIL PIERCE (SoulHeaven )
BOOKER T (Kings Of Soul)
BOPSTAR (Restless Soul/Soul Heaven )
JOSE CARRETAS (Restless Soul)
SY SEZ (Aphrodiziacs/SoulHeaven)
CARLOS FLOREZ (For The Love Of House)
CROOKID (Ancestral Soul)

On Percussions SHEYI OLAGUNJI

THE LOFT Soulful Grooves

TOM BULWER (2Deep)
JAY RUSSELL (Unknown FM)
LYNDA PHOENIX (Shejay.net)
PETER BORG (Simply Salacious Parties)
JUSTIN CREDIBLE ( House FM)
JO DEVIOUS (Smitten)
STEVE FEELGOOD (Connoisseurs Of House)

On Percussion BONGO MAN FLEX

We have just had confirmation that Mr Bop Star and the RESTLESS SOUL camp, zara mcfarlane and baby sol will be doing a live P.A of his new tracks, captured', 'material thing' and 'desire'

Also Mistiter Tom Bulwer (Ministry radio and 2deep) will P.A'ing his new track too. Gonna keep this one under the hat tho.

Purchase Advanced Tickets through: Dance For Chile

Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: MINISTRY OF SOUND 103 GAUNT STREET-LONDON SE1 6DP
Cost: £8 in Advance / £12 on the door

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Santos Interview

SANTOS FROM ITALY

"Hold Home" was one of the most charted tracks of 2009. Meet the Italian man whose technical skills got him involved with many artists. He's now working with Timo Maas as Mutant Clan. Sante Pucello aka Santos, Seventies disco fever was the first source of inspiration to Italian born producer Sante Pucello aka Santos. It took him 20 years before he set up a small studio together with a friend in 1992, where he used to spend lots of hours composing his music. Two years later Santos made his first record. A short glance at his Discogs page tells the story of what happened next.

His productions and remixes in numerous music styles got support from DJs worldwide and so did his many collaborations. His technical skills got him involved with many artists including fellow Italian Alex Dolby who hired him to engineer his album "Psiko Garden". Just recently Santos' work with Timo Maas as Mutant Clan started making waves. Last year one of Santos' tracks stormed the charts. More than enough reasons to find out more about this talented producer. And we did :)

Your track "Hold Home" has been voted #1 at Resident Advisor and #5 at Beatport for most charted track of 2009. Now that's a great start of 2010!

"Ciao! Sure it's a good end of 2009 and a good start of 2010! I have been in this position a lot of times in my life :) I always feel very much concentrated on my work and on experimentation with sounds - but having a number one track is a great sensation each and every time."

What do you think makes "Hold Home" stand out from all the tracks that came out last year? What's more important to you - that your producer/dj peers like it, or that the fans like it?

"Hold home was produced in March 2008 but it got released in June 2009 because it was very hard to find a label ready to release something different. Doing my job in the studio I'm always concentrating on the crowd - my target was to have a totally different track to be played in face of people by DJs around. This is my motivation and push. Fans and DJs maybe know me from 15 years of my music. I never repeat myself and release different sounds track by track - waiting for the next one."
SANTOS HOLD HOME by santositaly

You've been around for quite some time and your list of productions is as endless as it is diverse: house music, breakbeat and techno. What's your preference?

"I'm just attracted by something I don't know - so I spent years in the 90's around dirty house music and techno. Then I touched electonica and breakbeat for the next four years, just because I was totally bored to produce 4/4 music. I just changed kick drum programming and was tagged under breakbeat or alternative - whatever you want! Following my emotion in the studio, I then again came back on 4/4.

"That it's the reason of it all. Emotion-adrenalin-trip!"

Tell us more about your favorite music. Who are your musical heroes?

"This always is a hard question! Hmm, a lot actually - from Mozart to Moroder to Chemical Brothers to Johnny Cash to Radiohead to Orb to David Bowie to Kraftwerk to Romantony, and more. There are a lot of Heroes in my background. I love music at 360 degrees and I take in my soul just those tracks that are good to give to me an adrenaline-emotion-trip :)"

What role played Italy in the music you're producing at the moment?

"That's a funny question, because for 16 months I'm living in Germany on the country side, 20 meters from Timo Maas' house - so I actually don't know about the role of Italy in my recent music :) I don't like living in the middle of chaos, so no big city for me. I love staying secured in my bubble to record my emotion - and then try to sell it. But I love to go to Italy to play gigs and talk Italian :) and for sure I love the good food!"

You've collaborated with a lot of people in the studio over the years. What's the reason you're working with others?

"Just to be clear, I love working alone for 90% of the time - but sometimes collaborations are interesting. I don't work with anyone before I understand the trip between me and the person sitting close to me. It's essential. If the trip is the same, the collaboration comes in naturally - any other way is impossible. But when it's well done it's like an orgasm! Two or three people having the same trip is the best pleasure."

You and Timo Maas are on fire lately! All the Mutant Clan tracks have these amazing grooves, elements of percussion and it keeps building and building! Which part of the tracks is your input and which part is typically something Timo brings in?

"Timo is the sort of person I just described. We share the same trip and same vision of sound. We work together - talking, listening and eating music every minute possible. Mostly, my job is doing all the programming, equalization, mixing sounds and other technical work, but I know we have the same trip and it's therefore very easy to do. For example, if I have in mind to change the snare - before I start to move the mouse, Timo says, 'Hey we have to change the snare.' So perfect! We have two studios - one for production and one for listening. With Funktion One system and 7500 watt of Club sound, hehehe."

How do you experience working on the Mutant Clan project in general? How are you guys performing live?

"You can consider the Mutant Clan project just a baby right now, we have more and more in mind for the near future. For the moment we're doing danceable experimentation with it - and live, we play together with two mixers and eight CD players creating a fucking amazing trip I have to say :) "Next future: You'll see!"

If you had to pick one remix that you're really proud of which one should that be?

"Emhh ... remix? "Drop The Hate" by Fatboy Slim - my mouse was shaking all the time during the work!

What kind of equipment do you work with in the studio? Any tips and tricks you can share with our readers? (such as your favorite VST plugins for example).

"I use two software platforms: Cubase 5 on PC and Logic 8 on Mac. The first for audio work and the second for midi work. I love real machines so I don't use a lot of VST plugins. I use them occasionally, so I don't have any favs.
But I can say Moog Voyager, Juno 60, Supernova2, both Korg MS-200 and MS-2000 are my favorite machines."

What are your plans for this year? Any new collaborations? Any new tracks coming up?

"Full of plans :) Collaboration for sure with Timo Maas and friends and the label Rockets And Ponies finally starts! More gigs too - so it will be more easy to go listen Santos this year.

"Some of my recent tracks are "San Fransisco/Burner King" (January, Noir Music), "Rom Controll/Metal Boogaloo" (February, Saved Records) and a remix for Steve Mac on that same label. Mutant Clan released "Back to the Old School" in February on Figure Records and Timo Maas will release "Kick 1, Kick3" on Rockets and Ponies this year."

The man is busy! Good luck Santos!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Fabio Genito WMC 2010 Mix + Next Girl DJ Competition

FABIO_GENITO_WMC_MIAMI_2010_MIX by FabioGenito

Next Girl DJ Competition

Next Girl DJ is a new Pan-European contest that aims to discover the hottest girl DJ around and propel her into dance music superstardom. Audio giants JBL and sportswear aficionados ROXY are two credible brands synonymous with music and female culture, and are the brains behind this aspirational contest.

Next Girl DJ is not about slinging male talent to one side, but is about providing a space where girls can showcase their skills. More females are needed to exhibit their talent in what is, still, a male dominated environment. Next Girl DJ is aiming to provide one girl a life-changing opportunity (see Prizes), whilst changing the face of dance music history in the process - in the recent DJ Top 100, not one woman was represented.

So are you passionate, ambitious and know how to throw down some tunes? Then what are you waiting for? From thousands of competitors in the Next Girl DJ contest only 20 will remain for the live finals, which will be running in Paris, London, Berlin and Brussels, throughout May. Watch this space for announcements.

Next Girl DJ Competition

Friday, 9 April 2010

DJ T Interview following Fabric 51 mix

In February I blogged about Dj T mixing Fabric Live http://atonesound.blogspot.com/2010/02/dj-t-mixing-fabric-live-51.html now this is an interview I found which is most definitely worth a read.


Thomas Koch, known to the record buying public as DJ T., drew many pats on the back in 2009 with The Inner Jukebox, an album which showed tech house pretenders how things should be done. This year he’s followed that up with the 51st instalment of the Fabric mix series. It’s a big task, not just becasue of his own superlative mixes in the past (most notably the 2006 Body Language compilation), but also because the previous Fabric mix, curated by Dutch producer Martyn, was widely hailed as the most groundbreaking Fabric CD in years. Flora Wong spoke to the Get Physical boss about his disparate musical influences, the pitfalls of running a label and how touring the world inspired his new mix.

How did you feel about doing the next Fabric mix?

I am very happy to be part of this prestigious series. Some of the previous editions are among the best DJ mixes ever released on CD. For me, it was a matter of perfect timing; I had never felt more prepared – in the preceding months, during my global tour, I had collected a lot of music I wouldn’t necessarily play in a club, but stuff better suited for listening-oriented mixes and podcasts. It’s a great way to show people where I am heading musically right now, including the work on my upcoming album, because when I am in the studio I want to express something that is new and different from what I have been known for over the last two years.

Did you approach this differently than you would when preparing tracks for a big gig?

Yes, for the first time ever it was less about representing my DJ sets and a lot more about expressing my preferences and emotions in a listening-oriented mix. During my global tour I played many gigs in South America, Mexico and Australia and when I compiled the Fabric mix, the vibe of those weeks was still resonating with me. In addition, I wanted to convey a specific and very deep musical vibe – somebody at Fabric actually called it “cinematic” and I really liked that characterisation. Style-wise, I am rediscovering my early disco, soul and funk roots and it is very exciting to see the brand new shapes I can give those elements today.



Do you feel more like a DJ or a producer?

I have been DJing for 23 years now and only producing for 10 years, so DJing has always been the “mother” of my other musical activities and remains the most important thing for me. Also, I don’t feel like a producer 100% because I always involve engineers in the process despite being very musical, knowing a lot about musical theory and knowing my way around the studio. But – step by step and with every release – I take a stronger part in the production process, so I should be able to take my own template and rough mix to others for finalisation and maybe even go one step further in the near future.

Do you think that they inherently overlap or can still exist as separate jobs?

Of course they can. But over the past 15 years or so it has been getting progressively harder for DJs to establish an international profile if that’s all they do. Right now, there are very few DJs left who don’t have studio ambitions. Still, the opposite set-up – producers without any DJ skills – is still quite common.

“Style-wise, I am rediscovering my early disco, soul and funk roots and it is very exciting to see the brand new shapes I can give those elements today”

What is your production process with Thomas Schumacher like?

Our workflow on the The Inner Jukebox album wasn’t so different from my collaborations with other producers. Generally speaking, I am very clear and determined when it comes to the basic aesthetics of my music: I spend a lot of effort on the right preparations before a day in the studio, select a lot of samples and other sounds, and this allows us to bash out the basic grooves and lines really fast. I also contribute my own sequences, loops, riffs etc. On the other hand, my producers help a lot with the arrangement, which isn’t exactly my strong point.

Your last album was really enjoyable and had a lot of themes that seemed to run through – anything in particular inspired the sounds in it?

Not really, it was just my definition of how proper house and tech house should’ve sounded at that particular moment in time.



Who have you found to be influential to you as a producer?

Too many to mention them all! I take bits and pieces of inspiration from producers of many different genres, even from some who are not into electronic music. At the moment, there is a lot of soulful, fresh sounding slow motion house and nu-disco around.

How do you think your sound has changed over the years?

People always tell me that they recognise the way I programme my grooves and beats, although the latest stuff sounds quite different from my earlier releases on Get Physical 4-6 years ago. When the label started out, I really had to work on my own definition of my style and influences. Once this chapter had been closed, the 70s and 80s retro elements more or less vanished and made room for a more contemporary and stripped down sound. Currently, I am reverting to my very early roots, but in a way that is very different from previous endeavours.

“Over the past few years, I listened to almost no electronic music in private situations. And then, during recent months, the club-related stuff started to grow on me again because there is a lot more song-oriented music around that I really appreciate”

How is Get Physical going? Are you working a lot on the label or more on your own stuff?

Just like everybody else we are struggling a bit and had to trim the fat, but we are still doing well. After putting more energy into the company than into DJing and productions for many years, I recently withdrew from the business side of things to focus more on my work as an artist. At the moment, I mainly contribute a few bits and pieces to the label’s A&R.

What do you listen to in your own time? Dance music? Or do you find it becomes too much?

Over the past few years, I listened to almost no electronic music in private situations. And then, during recent months, the club-related stuff started to grow on me again because there is a lot of more musical and song-oriented stuff around that I really appreciate.

Interview: Flora Wong

Thursday, 8 April 2010

New Traktor Demo & Fresh Minute Podcast

As I always say I dont do this Tracktor business but I know for some its a way of life lolol.... so I bring you a Free Tracktor lololololol


"TRAKTOR PRO sets the standard for power, reliability, and creativity in DJing. The culmination of a decade of DJ software development, TRAKTOR PRO perfectly meets pro DJs’ needs. With streamlined industry-standard workflows, 24 creative new effects, pre-assigned yet flexible MIDI mapping of all major controllers, premium sound quality and up to four playback decks, TRAKTOR PRO is in a class of its own." (Quote from them not me lol)

Traktor Pro 1.2 Demo



Fresh Minute Podcast

A little something from Cookie I thought should be shared...... The Fresh Minute boys have good taste in music, trust me......



Tracklist
Sandi and Mutues – The World (Part 1) - Jazzman
Coultrain – Balancing Act – Record Breaking
Sandra St Victor – Cosmos (Souled Remix) – CDR
Anthony Nicholson – Black Galaxy Suite – Circular Motion
Shimmy Sham Sham – vol 1 – Shimmy Sham Sham
Beware and Motorpitch – El Toro – Man Recordings
Basement Freaks – Road Trip To Lagos
Art of Tones – The Argument – Room With a view
Reuben Wilson – Got to get your own (Domu Edit) – CDR
King Onkyo – One – NYC Sound
Pirahnahead and Clara Hill – Badly (Simbad’s Motorcity remix) – CDR
Falty DL – All in the place – Rush Hour
Ilija Rudman – Whos Crying now – Wolf Music
Colonel Red – Holla (Om Unit Remix) – Ruff Language CDR
James Johnston – Slow Dance and Romance – 4Lux CDR

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

This Weekends Activities

Amp Fiddler and Alton Miller @ East Village, Friday 9th April


Amp makes a rare London appearance (his first since 2007) with a 45 minute live PA mixing up his classics with forthcoming material from his album plus his forthcoming collaboration 'When the morning comes' with Detroit dj Alton Miller.

Line Up

Amp Fiddler
Alton Miller
Stuart Patterson
Toni Blackbeard
Jimbo


Time: 9.00pm 3.30 am
Venue: East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2
Cost: £6 - £8

Robert Dietz, Damian Schwarz, Steve Bug @ fabric, Saturday 10th April

Line Up

ROOM ONE:

Craig Richards,
Steve Bug,
Robert Dietz

ROOM TWO:

Terry Francis

OSLO RECORDS...

Federico Molinari,
Damián Schwartz (LIVE),
Nekes

ROOM THREE:

Optimo

Time: 11.00pm - 8.00am
Venue: fabric, 77a Charterhouse St, Clerkenwell, EC1M 3HN
Cost: £18/14 (Students/fabricfirst); £8 for all from 4am, £5 from 5am.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

April Top Ten From At One

1) We Were Meant To Be (abicah_soul_remix) - dj kent ft lolo
"Abicah back on top again"

2) Good Morning feat. Monique Bingham (Kaytronik Remix) - Karizma
"Karizma doing his thang, as i said in my review not so far back"

3)Home (Opolopo Mix) -Rogiérs
"This is a crazy sound, you just have to dig"

4)Addicted feat Selina Campbell - A C Layne (Vocal Mix)
"Killer track from the Restless Camp"

5) You know Soul - At One
"Naughtly little cut of mine coming out very soon"

6) Reach Inside (Vocal Mix) - Sean McCabe Mixes
"Another piece of pressure from the Restless camp."

7) Lay It Down (Andre Lodemann Remix) - Omar
"Sicknesssssssss"

8) Sweat No Sleep (Atjazz Astro Remix) - Atjazz & Mark de Clive-Lowe
"Sickkkk, I love this"

9) Groove Da Dub (Atjazz Remix) - Karizma
"At who?? This guys on fire"

10) Lifts Me Higher (Jose Carretas Remix ) -Angel-A & Doc Link
"Jose the killer strikes again"

Most tracks will be available from:
Traxsource or Juno

Monday, 5 April 2010

Reboot Album

The world of complex rhythm architecture will soon come to the album format; Frankfurt's Reboot will release Shunyata in June.


The beatmaker has often described his work in the aforementioned terms, and Shunyata is no different. While there are unexpected moments like the sedate opener "Uruana" and the sampled guitar that appears on "Sanchez Says" throughout the album, Reboot's core sound remains intact. Percussion is the major focus, with a strong emphasis put on the power of shifting rhythmic elements within each song. Nonetheless, the way that Reboot has crafted these sounds is new--for him, at least. The album represents the first full-scale experiments with his modular synth set-up, echoing the record's title, which as the press release tells us is loosely translated from its Buddhist origins as "emptiness. But not just in the negative sense: it speaks also to impermanence, a state of constant flux."

The album is Reboot's first and will appear on Cadenza Records. It follows singles on labels such as Defected, Cocoon and Below, as well as a mix CD for Cecille last year. Cadenza will release Reboot's Shunyata on May 16, 2010.

Tracklist
01. Uruana
02. Me Show
03. We Only Just
04. Dreilach
05. Save Me
06. Shunyata
07. Hermano
08. Down Pantha
09. Rambon
10. Sanchez Says

Friday, 2 April 2010

New Karizma & Souled Downloads...... + Lars Mix

Today i come to you with freshness as always this week there has been alot of free music giveaways.... An today is no different.... So with that being said I will let the music do the talking.....

LIBERATION KAYTRONIK REMIX by KaytroniK


Souled (With a bit of Labi Siffre and Erykah Badu) - Soldier dub DOWNLOAD by Souled


Lars Behrenroth DJ Mix for The Urban Beat on Metro FM & DSOH 317 by Lars Behrenroth

Thursday, 1 April 2010

An interesting article I found on MR V .... Plus Free Giveaways....



1) Your running theme is based on a strong old school vibe, chopping your sound up with plenty of classic soul, even your website talks of the ‘golden age’ when songwriting had more quality; what do you think has been lost with modern music and do you see it coming back into the mainstream any time soon?

I DON’T THINK ALL IS LOST BUT THE MAJORITY IS IN TERMS OF THE GENRE DEEP HOUSE, WE HAVE OUR SINGERS BUT I DON’T THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH STRONG SONG WRITERS AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS SONGS WRITTEN THAT MANY CAN RELEATE TO RIGHT NOW , NOT THE SAME OL’ “I LOVE YOU…” “I’M FALLIN’ IN LOVE…” ETC. ETC. STYLE, I THINK WE ALL BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT, I DON’T WANT IT TO STOP JUST SAYING THERE’S TO MUCH OF IT.

I’M HOPING MORE AND MORE ARTIST AND SINGERS LIKE: MONIQUE BINGHAM, PEVEN EVERETT, MYSELF ETC. ETC. WHO WRITE MUSIC THAT PEOPLE CAN RELEATE TO AND IS FRESH, TO CONTINUE TO WRITE THIS WAY AND HOPEFULLY INSPIRE THE NEXT WRITER TO STEP UP.

2) How did you manage to be playing sets by the ripe old age of 14 and how soon did you feel that you were taken seriously as a DJ?

WELL I STARTED PLAYING AT 16 NOT 14 AND IT WAS ALL A JOKE FOR ME, IT WAS AT A FRIENDS PLACE, HE GOT HIS EQUIPMENT FOR HIS BIRTHDAY AND I WAS ALWAYS BLOWN AWAY BY BEING ABLE TO BLEND MUSIC..I DON’T KNOW WHY, IT WAS IN MY LATER YEARS AROUND 22 WERE I STARTED TO TAKE DJING SERIOUSLY.

3) If you had to play someone a set who had never heard music before, where would you start and what would you finish with?

DEPENDS….I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE INTO CURRENTLY AND THEN I WOULD TAKE IT FROM THERE.

4) Your history of success has a rather large Louie Vega reference to it and his influence obviously had a marked effect on your career’s direction; how did you move from watching his set from a dance floor to having his devoted attention as your mentor?

PRODUCTION STARTED IT, NOT DJING, DJING COMES DIME A DOZEN WHERE WE ARE FROM BUT IT MAINLY STARTED FROM SHOWING HIM MY DEMO’S AND WHAT TYPE OF MUSICAL DIRECTION I WAS COMING FROM AND PRODUCING.

5) If you had to list three main points that you learned from Louie, what would they be?

CROWD READING [DJING], MUSICAL CHANGES [PRODUCTION], PRESENTATION [DJING].

6) Now that you are 20 years into a successful life of music making yourself, what are three things that you would teach someone were you now the mentor?

PRESENTATION [DJING] IS #1 YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE IDEAL SET UP YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH AND THE PROPER SOUND THAT WILL MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, IT HAS TO MAKE PEOPLE REMEMBER THE NIGHT BECAUSE OF THE MUSIC AND SOUND.

THICK SKIN, MANY UPON MANY WILL CRITIQUE YOUR MUSIC OR DJING, JUST KNOW THAT NOT EVERYONE IS GONNA LIKE WHAT YOU DO BUT IF YOUR HAPPY AND YOUR FANS ARE HAPPY THEN WHO CARES BUT JUST EXPECT IT.

THIS IS A BUSINESS FIRST BEFORE IT IS A HOBBY OR FUN THING TO DO, YOU HAVE TO KNOW PUBLISHING, ROYALTY STATEMENTS AND SUCH, YOU MUST KNOW THE BUSINESS YOUR GETTING INTO BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR CHANCE IN IT.

7) When do you feel you have taken the biggest risks to develop your career? Launching Sole Channel Music? Releasing your debut album?

WELL I NEVER TOOK RISK, I ALWAYS FELT GOOD ABOUT WHAT I DO AND WHAT I PUT OUT, I RESEARCH CURRENT TRENDS AND SEE HOW I CAN APPLY IT TO WHAT I’M DOING, RISK COME WITH EVERYTHING, YOU CAN BE CAREFUL BUT YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE SUCH RISK.

8) Any old classics that you’ve just cottoned onto as great crowd pleasers in the middle of a set?

RECENTLY I DUG OUT M-PEOPLE – “MOVIN’ ON UP” [MK DUB] AND IT STILL GET’S PEOPLE AMPED.

9) What has been your biggest challenge for you over the last year or so?

BEING A FATHER TO AN ADORABLE BABY GIRL.

10) Projects of the near future that have you hyped?

TALES FROM THE DEEPSIDE 3 [THE FINAL CHAPTER], WELCOME BACK [MY SECOND ALBUM], THE INTRO [MISS PATTY’S DEBUT ALBUM]

11) Any personal predictions for some new up and comers?

WATCH OUT FOR THE AFRO HOUSE SOUND AND THE MINIMAL TECH SOUND, GREAT STUFF COMING FROM THESE 2 GENRE’S.

12) Last words?

PAY ME A VISIT: www.solechannelmusic.com
DOWNLOAD US FOR FREE: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-sole-channel-cafe-mr-v/id345960513
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/solechannelmusic – TWITTER: www.twitter.com/sole_channel
SOUNDCLOUD: www.soundcloud.com/solechannelmusic

Sourced: Soul Heaven

Free Giveaways From Sole Channel on SoundCloud

SAVE ROOM [REELSOUL MAIN MIX] PEAK PN by solechannelmusic

Kanye Love Lock AAF1 by solechannelmusic

04 I GOT A FEELIN' [MR.V & REELSOUL MAIN MIX - WITH RAP] by solechannelmusic

Day And Night [Reelsoul Main Mix] PN by solechannelmusic