Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Real Name: Willie Griffin
Born July 20, 1967 in Chicago, Boo Williams has been a part of the city's house music entourage since 1981. This was when he first stepped up to the turntables and started DJing. Later on in the 1990's, Boo began production and then later remixing in '93. He started out parting on the city's south side soon introduced to Glenn Underground who got him started in music production.
Posted by mi theaki at 13:13
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Label: Jiscomusic – JISCO005
Format: Vinyl, 12", Limited Edition
B For Love
Limited to 500 copies
A: Re-edit of Gabor Szabo's "Keep Smilin'".
B: Re-edit of Tata Vega's "Get It Up For Love".
Posted by mi theaki at 19:49
Monday, November 28, 2011
"Azuni project has come to an end. I hope you enjoyed azuni’s house music. I want to thank anyone who supported this project and also the labels & people who believed & released the music. Keep the vibe alive and do not stop believing in something!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Bjak Featuring Janet Cruz – Blessing In Disguise EP
Label: Deep Explorer – deep explorer 022
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP
Style: Deep House
A Your Love (Main Mix Extended)
Featuring – Janet Cruz
B1 Your Love (Above Smoke Remix)
Featuring – Janet Cruz
B2 Free To Love
Design – 2h Design
Mastered By – Above Smoke
Written-By, Producer – Bjak
Track "Free To Love" appears courtesy of RealDEEP Recordings
Posted by mi theaki at 19:10
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Maceo Parker''s name is synonymous with Funky Music.Parker got his start with the legendary James Brown and over the years his career has seen him an integral part of such luminary Funk icons as Bootsy Collins & Goerge Clinton.
Maceo is often remembered by aficionados of funk music as a sideman; appreciated mainly by those in the know. More than a decade and a half after starting a solo career in 1991 Maceo Parker has been enjoying a successful run as a headlining musician. For the past sixteen years Maceo has been building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse. He navigates deftly between James Brown''s 1960''s soul and George Clinton''s 1970''s freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop. After joining james Brown''s band in the 1960s, Maceo grew to become the lynch-pin of the enclave for the best part of two decades. - his signature style helped define James'' brand of funk. Maceo is a living part of Funk History; he''s the subject of the famous line coined by James Brown, he solo summoning signature, “ Maceo, I want you to Blow!”
His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to name a few. From the breathtaking shows of James Brown to the landing of the Mothership, Maceo has been there - as close as it gets to some of the most exciting moments in musical history, contributing his sound as a constant point of reference.
Discogs - Maceo And The Macks
Posted by mi theaki at 21:51
Monday, November 21, 2011
Every legend has a "Once Upon A Time." The story of the now-legendary sound of Rick Wade begins in small-town western Michigan, less than an hour from Chicago's South Side. In the late 70's, when Chicago's Warehouse was groovin' to Frankie Knuckles, and the Philly, Salsoul and Classic Deep sounds were being pumped on the airwaves of WBMX, Rick Wade was just a small boy with a transistor radio glued to his ear.
In a 1999 interview with the editors of flatplastic.com, Rick remembers: "The mixes were really smooth and I remember how amazing I thought it was when they would blend two records together. It was back then that I knew I wanted to be a DJ just so I could blend records together and try to come up with something new."
Deep House, in its infancy, took hold of Rick Wade's imagination just like the funky rhythms of Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield had taken hold of his heart.
By the early 80s, Rick was making tapes for his friends at school and spinning at basement parties, controlling the pitch on his turntables by holding his finger on the record label. Within a few years, Rick Wade was off to college at the University of Michigan, performing at frat parties and gigging off-and-on at the infamous Nectarine Ballroom. Rick "24k" Wade (as he was known in those days) was quickly gaining notoriety for his smooth blends and deep house grooves.
At that same time, the Nectarine Ballroom was writing another page in music history as the home of Detroit techno pioneer Jeff "The Wizard" Mills. On Ann Arbor's WCBN, Rick started the popular Saturday night dance show "Journey to the Land of House." The early 90s found Rick Wade, at one point, doing three radio mixshows a week while at the same time spinning at various clubs in and around Detroit.
In 1993, Rick built his own recording studio and began producing his own distinctive brand of bangin' deep house material on his own label: Harmonie Park Records. Harmonie Park productions began to attract the attention of critics and record producers worldwide, just as Rick's mixshows and live DJ sets had attracted a following in the Detroit area.
Today, Rick Wade enjoys a reputation as one of the premier House mixshow producers in the world and his studio productions appear on over 15 different labels worldwide. In December Ő99 Rick was featured in the special double edition Germany's D2000 Magazine as their ŇDJ of the MonthÓ.
"Quantum Expressions," the latest Rick Wade EP on Detroit's Moods & Grooves label, is listed on dance charts around the globe. In March 2000, the recording holds #9 on Germany's Groove Magazine Top 50 and #1 on Australia's Hype Magazine Top 30.
"Deep Threats," the debut production of the new German label ATC, was even featured on Spain's Top Radio 106.1 FM as #12 on Kiko Navarro's playlist.
"Mr. Harmonie Park" hasn't lost touch with the live club scene that energizes his sound. Having spun along side world-class DJs such as Jeff Mills, Claude Young and Mike Huckaby, Rick has played every major underground club in Detroit. No one can forget the celebrated "Capricorn" party at the "Science" club in which Rick and Mike "Agent X" Clark performed a non-stop 8-hour set.
Rick was also the feature DJ at Mike Huckaby's well-known "Deep Transportation" release party. Held at the "Motor Lounge", Rick's set was simulcast live on 89X's underground mixshow "Maximum Overdrive".
"Deep Transportation" is also the phrase that best describes a Rick Wade set. Rick exposes the music to the crowd, taking the vibe to an emotional peak where it merges with the body, mind, and spirit into a continuous musical orgasm that continues long after the set is over. Rick has received accolades at San Francisco's "Staple" and thunderous cheers at "Mettle" in Toronto. The blends are so smooth and tight that party-goers have actually checked to see if Rick was really spinning live or playing pre-recorded, studio-produced deep house megamixes. Fans soon discover that every Rick Wade set is fresh and spontaneous, drawing its energy directly from the unique vibe of the party.
Having produced mixshows for top-rated underground programs such as the highly respected London-based pirate show "Still Waters" and RTR-FM's "Ben Stinga Show," Australia's cutting-edge source of deep underground tracks, Rick Wade's future looks extremely positive. He plans to step up his focus on live DJ appearances, using his international reputation to establish a presence in clubs and parties around the world.
Posted by mi theaki at 19:47
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Unknown Artist – One
Label: Slowhouse Recordings – SLH001
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Released: Oct 2007
Style: House, Deep House
Mastered At – SST Brüggemann GmbH
Engraving both sides: "who the hell is Ray Ray?"
Mastered at Schallplatten Schneid Technik, Frankfurt, Germany.
Posted by mi theaki at 21:25
Saturday, November 19, 2011
True lovers of Dance music have been familiar with the name JoVonn for some time now. He has excelled in every role he has played in the Dance music industry for over a decade. These roles have included singer, song writer, musician and record label owner. In 1991, the Dance scene was rocked by "Turn and Runaway" on Warner Bros. Records, which was JoVonn's second release. This classic hit, achieved the honor of charting at number 10 on Billboard. JoVonn's discography incudes such hits as "Love So Special" by Ceybil Jeffries, on which he also sang background vocals; "Step Into My Life" by Valerie Johnson; "Flutes", "Be Free" and countless others. In addition to being an internationally renowned producer and club DJ, JoVonn founded his first Dance label, Goldtone Records, in the early 1990's. His latest record label ventures, Next Moov Records and Next Moov Traxx, are dedicated to bringing back the deep, soulful sounds of the Underground.
To JoVonn, Dance music is more than just another genre. It is a feeling, an emotion, a passion. He compares the feelings it conveys to that of Gospel saying, "it's spiritual". His mission is to capture that deep, soulful Underground sound of the past, take it to another level and into the new millennium.
Posted by mi theaki at 21:21
Home Made Electronica (Zagreb, Croatia) presents a four track sampler of tracks taken from their forthcoming DJ compilation mixed by Asad Rizvi. ‘Are you Home Grown?’ features five Croatian deep/tech house artists.
Homeboy and Monotek deliver a track with a dark tech mood and bright keys.
Home Made Electronica Blog
Posted by mi theaki at 00:17
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
"Taken from hectic zeniths self-titled album, available at www.hecticzeniths.com"
Hectic Zeniths is the work of bedroom producer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Morgan Prince. Nearly three years in the making, the densely layered project builds around original piano compositions with an atmospheric collage of chopped and pitched dollar-bin vinyl samples, live instrumentation, synths, and haunting vocals. Featuring violinist Patrick Bailey, guitarist Dave Cohen, and The Yetti on drums.
'Hectic Zeniths' is an anagram for the German word 'Zeitschtichten,' meaning "Layers of Time." The artist has previously released a free EP and an array of hip hop and electronic remixes under the name 'amplifya'. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he is currently teaching high school math in Philadelphia, PA.
Releases 10 January 2012
Drums on 2, 3, 6, 10 performed by The Yetti
Violin on 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, performed by Patrick Bailey
Guitar on 4, 9 and bass on track 11 performed by Dave Cohen
Drums on 2, 3, 6, 10 engineered by Will in Queens
Drums on 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 engineered by Jeff @ South St sounds
Piano sessions engineered by Kevin at M-Sound
"know my list" co-written by Samantha Prince
Piano, Samples, Other Instrumentation and Mixing by Adam Morgan Prince
Mastering by Ryan Schwabe
Design and Original Artwork by Avi Matan Sinkin - www.avimatan.com
Posted by mi theaki at 18:04
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Label: It's – it's006
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP, Limited Edition, 33 ⅓ RPM
Released: 20 Jun 2011
Style: Acid, Deep House
A1 Under The Acid Moon
A2 Moon Beats
B1 Moon Signals
B2 A Walk On The Moon
Limited to 303 hand-numbered copys
Posted by mi theaki at 17:25
Omar S – HSG (High School Graffiti)
Label: Scion Audio/Visual – none
1 Got The Drop On Dem
2 Gunup Runup
3 My Naffew Randy
5 Who's In Key( Featuring – Theo Parrish)
Posted by mi theaki at 12:42
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul singer-songwriter and musician. Hathaway contracted with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto, Part I" in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music.
His collaborations with Roberta Flack scored high on the charts and won him the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the duet, "Where Is the Love" in 1973.
Posted by mi theaki at 10:28