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Alton Miller Mixshow @ La Vague 16th of October 2011

Mixshow recorded @ La Vague (South of France) the 16th of October.

Biography

Growing up in the 1970s, Miller soaked up the musical environment surrounding him in the Motor City, taking a particular interest in the sounds of Motown, Philadelphia, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Santana. It was during the early ’80s once the “dance music crazed” Alton became friends with a young Derrick May that he decided to start spinning records, citing Chicago DJs such as Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles as prime influences. By the latter part of the same decade, Miller joined forces with George Baker and Chez Damier to start the Music Institute, a short-lived but legendary Detroit club that has since become near-mythical, thanks to the pioneering techno efforts of figures such as May. Following the demise of The Music Institute, Miller took an interest in Conga drumming in addition to DJing, which led to a period between 1989 and 1991 where he toured the world with his music. He then joined forces once again with May, first as an employee of the artist’s Transmat Records label, then as Aphrodisiac, the title under which he would begin releasing his music. Besides his EP on Transmat’s sublabel Fragile, he also released his music on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS and a series of EPs on Serious Grooves. By the mid to late ’90s, he had increased his presence in the Detroit area through a number of DJ performances and a stream of stunning twelves. His debut album for Distance has been highly acclaimed as all things house. His current peacefrog album ‘Stories Of Bohemia’ is a powerful, moving collection of mature jazz tinged, soulful house grooves with flavours of African and roots music.

Biography : Blaze

In English
Taken from
2mybeat.com :
Blaze is comprised of singer / songwriter Josh Milan and producer / engineer / DJ Kevin Hedge. This songwriting / production team has been recording dance-oriented music for over 20 years, and is considered by many of dance music’s elite to be pioneers of the soulful house genre.

In 2005, Blaze wrote and produced the international hit “Most Precious Love” feat. Barbara Tucker, which landed them the U.K. House Music Awards “Song Of The Year” and shot up to a NO.1 position on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart.

In 2006, Blaze authored the song “One Dream,” which was performed by Grammy Award Winner Louie Vega & The Elements Of Life Orchestra in front of millions of viewers around the world during the opening performances at Super Bowl XLI.

Blaze are one of the artists I prefer in the house scene. When I feel a little sad having a hard day, their messages plenty of good vibes are making myself better… Enjoy this mixshow. It is only 20 songs of their discography. I hope you will enjoy.

En français
Honteusement pompé et traduit du site
2mybeat.com :
Le groupe Blaze est composé de Josh Milan qui chante et qui écrit les chansons ainsi que du Dj Kevin Hedge. Cette équipe de compositeur / producteur écrit des chansons depuis plus de 20 ans, et sont considérés comme les pioniers du genre soulful house.

En 2005, Blaze a écrit et produit le tube international “Most Precious Love” mettant en vedette Barbara Tucker, ce qui les propulsa comme “Chanson de l’année” aux Music Awards en angleterre et N° 1 dans le classement des clubs.

En 2006, Blaze a été l’auteur de la chanson “One Dream”, qui a été interprétée par Louie Vega & The Elements of Life Orchestra devant des millions de téléspectateurs tout autour de la planète durant l’ouverture du Super Bowl 2006.

Les Blaze font partis de mes artistes préférés dans la scène house. Lorsque je me sents triste après une dure journée, leurs messages pleins de bonnes vibration, la musique groovy me régènèrent. J’espère que vous aprécierait ce mixshow. Il y a seulement 20 chansons de leur énorme discographie.

More links / Plus de liens
Josh Milan Myspace
2mybeat Myspace
Blaze Imprintz
Photos and videos on Univers DJ
Kevin Edge Interview in Paris

Playlist
Louie Vega feat. Blaze – Love is on the way (Roots)
Barbara Tucker – Most precious love (Blaze Shrine Vocal Mix)
Blaze Presents James Toney Jr Project – Elevation (Shelter Vocal)
Studio Apartment feat. Blaze – The rising sun (MuthaFunkaz Sun Rising)
Blaze & Palmer Brown – Shine (Shelter Vocal Mix)
Blaze – How deep is your love ? (Timmy Regisford Mix)
Blaze – Love comes around (Klubhead vox)
Angie Stone – I wish (Main Vocal Blaze Mix)
Sunshine Anderson – Force of nature (Vocal Mix)
Blaze ft Alexander Hope – What can U do (Klubhead Vocal)
Blaze – Live the happy life (Klubhead Vocal)
Blaze – What we need is love (Audiowhores Edit)
Blaze – Gloria’s muse (Karizma Mix)
Dj Jori – Only you (Blaze Shrine Vocal)
Blaze – Lovelee Dae (Original)
Blaze – Breathe (Ashley Beedle’s Mix)
Blaze – Just a little different
Alex & Rai – For the love of you (Classic Vocal Mix)
Gerideau – Take a stand for love (Blaze Mix)
Leela James – Good Time (Jihad Muhammad & Blaze Vocal)

Biography : Dj Theo

NuChoon

From France, Theo is an eclectic artist that has produced music since his debut as a club and radio dj in 1992. Since 1999, he has been releasing tracks on the french label Bazoline, with original lounge-oriented tracks as well as other collaborations and remixes.

In 2004, he released his electronica ep “souk” on the net label Kahvi collective, which gave him the idea of starting the Nuchoon collective since at the time there were not many internet labels for djs.

When it comes to music, Theo does it all. House, breaks, electro, lounge… His live act ( dex n fx ) is constantly blurring the line between the live act and the dj, playing a neverending collage of his own productions and the live remixing of other artist’s tracks.

More infos about Theo on the Nuchoon Website and on Myspace.

Profile : Dj Brutto

 

Dj Brutto

I was born and grew up in Rome but now I live in Israel.
I’m a Dj for many years now(15 or so…), I’ve played in lots of clubs here and there(Europe, Asia, Russia, Ibiza), together with big and small Dj’s…
It’s all good…


Currently, after an almost 7 years of residency at the Fetish Club (Tel-aviv) I’m focusing more on producing in my studio…
Dj is my real love, so I’m still playing in special occasions, and once a month at the Fetish Club (today Maxim). Life has been good to me…
I’m great-foul.


Feel free to listen (or download) my Dj sets.More infos on Dj Brutto’s Myspace.

Biography : Jovonn

Jovonn

In 1990, JoVonn exploded on to the Dance scene with his second release, “Turn and Runaway” on Warner Bros. Records, which reached number 10 on the Billboard chart. Since then JoVonn has produced more than 200 records in the Dance, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Neosoul genres, but his true love is Dance music. To JoVonn, Dance music is more than just another genre. It is a feeling, an emotion, a passion. He compares its feeling to Gospel saying, “It’s spiritual”.

Some of JoVonn’s more recent Dance hits include “Old Man Groan”, “Jurassic House”, “Circle Dance”, “He’s More” (feat. Carolyn Harding), “Set It Off-Remix” (feat. Strafe), “Djoon” (on UK Basic), “Something About Dis Love” (feat. Carol Sylvian) & “Praise” (on WestEnd Records), “Don’t Waste Your Time” (feat. Stephanie Cook) & the “Spirit” album (on Track Mode) and countless others. He has had the opportunity to produce for some other greats such as Kenny Bobien, Toni Smith, and Sabrynaah Pope just to name a few. JoVonn is not only a master at producing Dance music; he also has many Hip-Hop, R&B and neosoul titles under his belt. Not to mention independent movie scores and soundtracks.

In addition to being an internationally renowned producer and club DJ, and while wearing his other hats as a singer, song writer and musician, JoVonn, founded his first Dance label, Goldtone Records, in the early 1990’s. His latest Dance record label ventures, NextMoov Records and NextMoov Traxx, are dedicated to bringing the deep, soulful Underground sound into the new millennium. JoVonn has accomplished this with his trademark gritty sounds, hard kicks, phat bass lines and jazzy chords. As for what’s on the horizon, keep an eye out for BaseRoom Entertainment, JoVonn’s Hip-Hop/R&B label.

A native of Brooklyn and current resident of Queens, JoVonn has been active in the music scene since the age of 10. Supported by his mother, a keyboard player; and father, a guitar/bass player, who were aspiring R&B singers; he was nurtured with a solid musical foundation. JoVonn began his ongoing career as a Hip-Hop DJ at the age of 14. He started out spinning records at block parties, and continues playing for birthday celebrations, proms and other social events. JoVonn was introduced to Dance music by hanging out in such Brooklyn clubs as Sapphires, Club Saturn, and Club Serene. In his later years, clubs such as the Loft, the Choice, Snobbusters, and Zanzibar, solidified his commitment to Dance music.

((( Click here for more infos about Jovonn )))

Biography : Will Reelsoul Rodriquez

Will Reelsoul Rodriquez

William Rodriquez III, born in 1980 was already collecting 45’s by age 4. His style of djing, producing, remixing and creating beats was influenced by the various sounds of music he was listening to at this young age from his parents and family. His dad introduced him to the underground sound of Cerrone, The Blackbyrds, Brass Construction, Gino Soccio and Loose Ends. His mom introduced him to Donna Summer, Boz Scagges and Stevie Wonder. By 1990, he learned to play the keyboard by ear and was introduced to the sounds of Hip Hop by his brother playing music by NWA, Boogie Down production, Kwame and EPMD. During this time he also enjoyed the sound that New Wave music created. This rich musical background influenced Will to make his own beats with two tape decks and his keyboard. By 1992, he got his first turntables and was introduced to the sound of deep house. His cousin Victor played music by Groove Committe, early Strictly Rhythm and Nervous Releases., This vibe had a lasting impression on William and he was soon playing his first gig at age 11, and for the forthcoming years made a name for himself in the LA scene, spinning both hip-hop, rare groove and house at underground clubs and partys. Will’s music production was also taking off, after updating and advancing his studio set up he quickly found a groove that has stunned the world over. His debut release Take me to a Place was signed by Frankie Feliciano for his critically acclaimed Ricanstruction Label. This was quickly followed by a string of remixes for Sole Channel NYC, Home Recordings in Toronto, Mn2S in England and Uk Basic in London – rocking dancefloors and radio waves wherever they were played. Will is now hot property, and finding his production and DJ skills in high demand. Listening to the sounds of Blaze, DJ Spinna, Mr. V, Alix Alvarez, Osunlade and MAW only encourage Will to create more music and push more boundries.

 

More infos on http://www.myspace.com/willreelsoulrodriquez

Biography : Dj Therry

Dj Therry

DJ Therry is the other DJ for the Jerk House Connection. (http://www.myspace.com/jerkhouseconnection)
He is a large collector of vinyls and plays Disco funk, House, Garage and Deep.
He is the wisdom behind the group; One of his many highlights include playing at the 2001 Gay Pride in Marseilles where he managed to get over 4000 people dancing before playing again 100km away and two hours later, a now mythic mix on the beaches of Hyères during the After Off for the Aquaplaning festival, in front of artists and other professionals of the music business.
He’s played in several lounges and discos which include: ( Le Bar à Thym, L’Endroit, Le Quemao, L’Octopussy, Le Cesar, L’Enk, Le 113, Le Yacht Club, Le Dizzy Club, Le Divino.)
He has also mixed for the following festivals to name a few:
LGP party at the Dock des Sud (Marseille)
The new fashion designer festival (Hyères)
Aquaplaning Off; after of the Aquaplaning 3
The Phare festival (Toulon)
The Yellow South Week at Wax (Paris)
Midem 2002 at Sun 7(Cannes)
Hair Style and Co Cabaret Sauvage Party (Paris)
5th Exposition of nowadays music (Toulon)
Sunslice Festival (1st part of Dennis Ferrer and Jérôme Sydenahm as well as after)
Musical Festival of new talent (Toulon)
Mars Attac (Marseille).
Ibiza World Tour 5 (Plan de Campagne)
He has hosted a radio show with Dj Bool on Radio Active and organised with the latter and another DJ the Change various parties in 2004 and 2005.
At present he is the resident DJ at the Bar / Restaurant / Lounge La Vague in Six-Fours.

Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/djtherry

Biography : Orel1

Orel1
French :
Que dire sur moi, sinon que j’ai écouté durant ma jeunesse les premiers sons électroniques (au sens large que ce soit techno, early garage, dance…) et hip hop fraichement débarqués en France. Lorsque j’ai commencé à mixer au milieu des années 90 c’était surtout de la house french touch (faut dire que c’était l’âge d’or de cette musique) puis au file du temps je suis revenu à des sons plus vocaux et instrumentaux, très soul dans l’esprit…
Au niveau soirée au début c’était beaucoup de soirées “généralistes” dans le privé et dans certain bar du coin, au début c’est utlie pour pouvoir s’acheter du matos et des disques mais à la longue ça casse les c****.Alors j’ai trouvé un bon moyen de partager ma passion via les ondes fm.
J’ai intégré l’émission Next sur Horizon FM (94.5 FM dans le 91, 94 & 77) en 1998 durant 3 ans comme chroniqueur (music & clubbing) & programmateur musicale puis je suis parti comme dj sur une webradio Radio Spirale (qui n’a duré que 6 mois) avant de revenir sur Horizon pour en être le dj résident sur avec l’émission Club’in chaque vendredi de septembre 2002 à juin 2005, je recevais chaque soir un DJ pour 2h de mix live electronique.
Après des nombreuses années de difficultées la radio a changé de nom (Fly FM) et de style musicale (Pop Rock).
En septembre 2005 j’ai lancé un projet de soirée avec mon ami Jacques Olivier, la soirée se nomme Big Apple. Ce projet a pour ambition de créer un rendez-vous pour les amoureux de Soulful Music en dehors de paris, en banlieue parisienne.
Nous avons commencé à faire quelques soirées dans un resto jazz club à la frontière entre le 94 et le 77, mais n’étant pas adpaté pour le clubbing nous avons dû arrêter, pour le moment nous cherchons toujours un lieu fixe pour faire découvrir notre passion pour cette musique.
En parallèle nous avons créé un radio show : les Big Apple Sessions en diffusion chaque vendredi soir sur la webradio Vmix.
Pour les 5 ans d’UniversDJ j’ai eu l’occasion de mixer au Djoon (le club soulful de la capitale) lors de la soirée Handzup avec mon collègue Jacques Olivier. Puis j’ai remis ça au Djoon en mars 2005 où j’ai eu l’honneur de passer derrière les platines de la soirée Cheers à l’occasion de leur projet Cheers Friends (No Hype No Dj Star), pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas c’est la soirée référence en matière de soulful & garage en France.
Mis à part ça je suis un membre actif du site Udj, secretaire de l’assoc je m’occupe de faire des reportages photos pour le site, d’organiser des soirées et créer des partenariats avec les soirées déjà présentes.

Biography : Dj Mike

Photo : Dj Mike

Dj since a few years in the Aix en Provence and Marseille areas, he’s playing deep and soulful house like a few Djs are playing in this place ravaged by bad electro sound and commercial music…

He’s playing on a radio broadcast every saturdays from 20 to 21 called Apéro Star on Radio Star.

Mike is also having a blog and a myspace place where you can reach for him.

Biography : Eric aka TuXxL

Eric also called TuXxL is living in south of France in a small town called Salon de Provence. It is a nice place for living, not far away from Marseille.

He’s working for the french government as a computer engineer. Out of the work, he is Djaying as a hobby (since 1987) playing Deep and Soulful house (because it rocks !)
He is also President and webmaster of a french soulful house community called Univers DJ wich is trying to promote soulful house the best as they can on http://www.universdj.com with Djs, parties promoter, labels, records shops, hardware shops and soane… This website created in 2001 is the only french portal talking about soulful house.

Univers DJ

He is managing several webradios as a technical consultant (Univers DJ, Station Portail).
That Soulful Show is available on several FM and webradios.

It is really pleasant to play and to meet all friends making this music all around the web and also in real life in clubs, but also in festivals like ‘Le Soulful Meeting’ or ‘Sunslice’ where Eric take place into the organisation.

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Soulful house is not as popular as bad commercial house from majors companies, but “Let’s have a dream, that one day, world will be as soulful as in our houses !”
So playing into a club or for radios is always a great pleasure for TuXxL in making people discover what they are not listening usually…