Biography : Moncef

Moncef

Biography :
Originally from Morocco, Moncef grew up in a diverse musical environment. His parents listened to Arabic Music, French Music, Classical Music, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul and Disco. His father, a self-taught musician who played the Piano, Guitar, Oud and Qanoun, introduced Moncef to the Piano and bought him formal classical training between the ages of 7 and 17.

In the late 80s, Moncef discovered House music via Spanish radio and started playing at various high school parties, using tape decks and CD players (no pitch control back then). While attending the University of Virginia, he bought his first pair of turntables and honed his beatmatching skills. At the time, his collection consisted mainly of commercial Dance hits. A year later, he met Hakan Agatan, who introduced him to “Soulful House” via artists such as Masters At Work, Mood II Swing, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, Mousse T, Grant Nelson, Tommy Musto, Jazz-N-Groove, Danny Tenaglia, Farley & Heller, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and 95 North.

In the summer of 1997, Moncef met Doug Smith and Rich Payton (aka 95 North) at Club Red in Washington, D.C. and gave them a demo tape. They liked it and offered him a regular opening slot. This led the club to offer him a Thursday-night residency, which he held from May to December of 1998. He then moved on to a Saturday semimonthly residency at Andalu (also in D.C.) from December 1998 to April 2003. Between March and November 2002, Moncef and Kris Murphy shared a Thursday semimonthly residency at the GoodLove Bar in Baltimore, MD. Renowned DJs who have graced the decks at Andalu include Alain Ho, Anderson Soares, Antonio Ocasio, Bougie Soliterre, Deep Dish, DJ Oji, DJ Mandrill, DJ Pope, DJ Spen, Doug Smith, Jask, Jerome Sydenham, Karizma, Lars Behrenroth, Matthias “Matty” Heilbronn, Neil Aline, Nicolas Matar, Phil Asher, Sam “The Man” Burns, Teddy Douglas, Tiefschwarz and Tommy Musto.

Moncef’s DJ skills and creativity have been witnessed by many dancers in clubs in the US, France and Morocco, and via the internet on various radio shows. As a producer, Moncef has released 4 original titles under the “Nicolicious” moniker (with Nicolas Laget, aka Kolai from T.Kolai): “Goin’ On” feat. Karla Brown on 95 North Records, “Vermilion Vibe” on Vinylicious Recordings, “I Like It” on the Capitolvibes compilation, and “Such Is Life” on the “Bedroom Rockers” compilation sponsored by XLR8R Magazine and Adidas. He also remixed 95 North’s “Unbelievable,” which was featured on the “Vinylicious Epiology Vol. 1” on Vinylicious Recordings. You can listen to more of Moncef’s creations in the Discography section of his site.

Moncef currently runs an online record store – Monfresh Recastow – that has been in business since May 2003. The store specializes in Soulful Dance Music (such as House, Disco, Funk, Afro Beat, Soul, NuSoul and Jazz) and offers some of the lowest prices around.

If you are new to this sound, or if you haven’t heard Moncef play yet, check out the multitude of live and studio mixes that you can download for free on his site. For a more regular sampling of Moncef’s eclectic collection, tune in to his weekly “Monfresh Sessions” internet radio show on www.handzonradio.fm: Saturdays from 3-5pm ET.

That Soulful Show Week 40 with Moncef

Playlist :
St. Germain “What’s New” F Communications + Nina Simone “Feeling Good” (excerpt) Philips (from her “I Put A Spell On You” album)
Trentemoller “Physical Fraction” (Moncef’s Edit) CD-R (original mix on Audiomatique)
Franck Roger “When Animals Manifest” Real Tone Records / Earthrumental Music + Superstars Of Rock “Orange Sunshine” (A Cappella) Stress
Oneiro (aka Derrick Carter) “The Warrior” Icon (available on the “Poverty De Luxe” album)
Freedom Williams “Voice Of Freedom” (Chant Mix – Moncef’s Loop) Columbia (also available on “Voices In My Mind” on MAW)
Salt City Orchestra “Theme from Salt City Orchestra” Paper
Maydie Myles “Keep On Luvin’ (Kingsley O. Remixes)” (Moncef’s Edit) CD-R (original on K4B Records)
Harry Romero feat. Robert Owens “I Go Back” (Edited Intro of “Main Mix”) Subliminal
Classic Man (aka Wayne Gardiner) “Mellow” (Ambient Mix) Nervous + Tramaine Hawkins “Fall Down” (A Cappella)
Cunnie Williams “Spirit” (MAW Mix – Dino & Terry Edit) CD-R (original on Peppermint Jam)
E.S.P. “It’s You” (Instrumental) Underground + Jungle Brothers “I’ll House You” (Houseapella) Warlock
Rhythim Is Rhythim “It Is What It Is” (Majestic Mix – Moncef’s Edit) CD-R (original on Transmat)
Next Evidence “My Music” Basic Recordings
Raw Instinct “De La Bass” (Mousse T.’s Housemix) Soul Bread
The Deep (aka DJ Deep & Julien Jabre) “Love Your Brother” (Moncef’s Edit) CD-R (original mix available on “The Earth EP” on Basenotic)
Brandy “The Ritual” (Chateau Flight Remix) Yellow Productions
Urban Blues Project presents Mother Of Pearl feat. Pearl Mae “Your Heaven (I Can Feel It)” (A Cappella) Soulfuric
Eko “Kilimandjaro My Home” Comet Records (from the compilation entitled “Bilongo – A Third Collection of Modern Afro Rhythms”)

Podcast [audio:http://soulfulshow.universdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/moncef-that-soulful-show-week-40.mp3]

Biography : Hypnotik Sound

Hypnotik Sound

Biography

In 1996 Hypnotik Sound discovered the music, thanks to groups as Daft Punk, Cassius, Air or the chemical Brothers.

In 1998, he falls accidentally on the french broadcast called Better Days with Bibi. This weekly rendez-vous allows him to enlarge his musical culture to Garage, Deep House and Old-School musics.

In 2002, always listening to Better Days, He hears Bibi to quote several times the Internet site Universdj.com in his broadcast.

This way, he meets members from the website with whom he made some evenings and memorable broadcasts radios. Hypnotik Sound is also an active member of this association.

On another hand, Hypnotik Sound is also interested in the others music style as reggae, rock, trip-hop, jazz which will drive him to animate several radios broadcasts in various stations of in a place of France called “La Drôme”…

More infos about Hypnotik and others mixshows are available on Univers DJ !

Reggae selection by Hypnotik Sound

Because reggae culture is hudge and because I love reggae, but I’m not a specialist, here is a selection by my friend Bruno aka Hypnotik Sound.

Playlist
1. Toots and The Maytals54-46 Was My Number
2. Ken BootheCan’t See You
3. Jim Murple MemorialJungle zoo
4. Alton EllisCan I Change My Mind
5. Bob MarleyPut It On
6. Orange StreetWhat a night
7. GladiatorsLonely Heart
8. GroundationConfusing Situation
9. Toots and The MaytalsFunky Kingston
10. Max RomeoI Chase The Devil
11. Roy ShirleyJamaican Girls
12. Jim Murple MemorialMr. Big stuff
13. New York Ska Jazz EnsembleButtah
14. Very Big Jahbrass BandBooboo Ska
15. The SkatalitesWild Honey
16. Orange StreetRude Boy
17. CultureThe Eye Of The Needle
18. Toots and The MaytalsIt Was Written Down
19. Ceux Qui Marchent DeboutHandclapping Zone
20. St GermainDub Experience Ii

Podcast [audio:http://users.universdj.com/~hypnotiksound/reggae_selecta.mp3]

Franck D’ Champs

Franck D' Champs

Biography
Native from Rouen to Normandy, Dj Frank D’ Champs begins in club in 1986. After 15 years of place of residence and 12 years of radio, he exercises as independent dj in numerous parties in Biarritz and on Aquitaine (France). He mixes an eclectic sound and groove. Deep, house, soulful, soul, funk, hiphop, jazz …, it selects and mixes acutely the styles.

In 2004, he created FDC Selected (http://www.fdcselected.com), a company specialized in the dee-jaying and Dj promotion. Since, he autooccurs and dashes into the musical production. He joins with Dj Vince and Mahf to base the group DUB JAMMIN ‘. Since June, 2005, He collaborates with world Quiksilver N°1 of surfing and mixes as resident in the biggest surfing shop of Europe situated to Anglet. Since April, 2006, the MIX FDC is broadcasted every weeks on webradios HOUSE evolution, RMS (Universe dj), RADYONNE, FREQUENCE MIX, MAXXIMA…

At present, he prepares the opening of its own webradio “GROOVE session” and is always more sought to mix in numerous evenings…

For more infos about Franck D’ Champs, just go to his website : http://www.fdcselected.com

That Soulful show Week 39 with Franck D’ Champs

Playlist
1-Teddy Pendergrass – the more i get, the more i want (1977 – Philadelphia Internationnal Records)
2-Russell – Fool for Love (Basement Boys)
3-Luther Vandross – Are You Using Me (MAW)
4-Belita Woods & Leroy Burgess – Best of Me (curious jazz funked main mix – Basement Boys)
5-Slick – Space Bass (1979 – Fantasy Records)
6-Groove Junkies ft. Indeya – Oh Lord 2006 (Park – Street Sermon Mix – MoreHouse)
7-Halo and Side Street Players ft. Maya (This Love – CityDeep)
8-Darryl D’ Bonneau – A Better Way (soulful house mix – Jellybean Soul)
9-Toni Sea & Ralf Gum – Beautiful (Raw Artistic RMX – Gogo)
10-Knee Deep ft Brooke Russel – Won’t Let You Down (Knee Deep Reprise – Hermosa)
11-V. Montana Jr ft. Double Exposure – You Are My Everything (V. Montana jr mix – Philly Sound Works)

Podcast[audio:http://soulfulshow.universdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/that-soulful-show-week-39.mp3]

That Soulful Show Week 38 with Eric aka TuXxL

This week, I’m on the decks
Playlist
1. Kerri Chandler – Raw Grooves 3 (Dub Music)
2. Master Kev & David ‘Vibes’ Tobon feat. John Crockett – Twisted (Original)
3. Stevie Wonder – Make Sure Youre Sure (Timmy Regisford & Quentin Harris Remix)
4. M2W – Shame (Main Vocal)
5. DJ Spen & The Muthafunkaz – To The Rock (Praise Party Vocal)
6. The Baltimore Soultree featuring Pedro – Da Mighty 1 (C Dock Remix)
7. Su’Su Bobien – Set Free (Main Vocal Mix)
8. Byron Moore – Life Starts Today (Tea Party Vocal)
9. Ian Friday feat Erro – Everything (Original Mix)
10. Hideo Kobayashi – Shiroi Mayu (Harley & Muscle Deep Mix)
11. Gregory Del Piero feat. Billy Love – Visions (Original Mix)
12. The Rurals – Addict Remixes (Addict – Bittersuite Remix)

Thank you for you support !
See you next week !

Podcast [audio:http://soulfulshow.universdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/tuxxl-that-soulful-show-week-38.mp3]

Audiowhores

Audiowhores

Biography
As an established DJ with several years behind the decks, Adam Unsworth had always wanted to move into production. Graham Lord at this stage was already producing his own music. They crossed paths at legendary club Out In The Sticks during 2000 and almost immediately Manchester gave birth to the Audiowhores.

When you learn that their musical influences include, amongst others, Dave Lee, Knee Deep, Masters At Work, Full Intention and a certain JazznGroove, its really no great surprise that these two talented guys have knocked out some fanatastic productions and remixes over the last few years.

Following their superb remixes of John Julius Knights Find A Friend and Jazz Transits Steppin Out 2003 saw The Audiowhores debut release for Soulfuric Deep. After The Party featured the vocals of Blu and proved one of the biggest dance-floor hits of the year. As 2004 rolls in this is to be followed by the eclectic, afro influenced Nekoosa which hits the shops in February.

Their career to date also includes releases for The Pound Boys Denver based Look At You Records as well as Mousse Ts highly influential Peppermint Jam label. Indeed they have further recordings lined up for both these labels as well as Grahams solo work as Word of Mouth.

Not content just producing and remixing for some of the industrys finest labels, Adam and Graham have stretched themselves further with a demanding, but rewarding DJ schedule. This has seen them play a variety of venues across Europe and the USA. Within the UK they have played at many of the best known clubs including Out In The Sticks, Angel Deelite, Cookie Dough, LAmerica, Blend and Traffik. Worldwide their recent schedule has included gigs in Switzerland, Holland, Austria and New York, and this only scratches the surface. Amazing though it might seem, on top of all their DJing and production commitments the guys still find time to provide unswerving support to those other Manchester high flyers with regular visits to Old Trafford.

More infos on Audiowhore’s Myspace place.

That Soulful Show Week 37 with Audiowhores

Playlist mixed by Audiowhores
1) Three Kings – Shake Dat Booty “Alix Alvarez Remix” (Defected)
2) Richard Earnshaw – Summer Rain “Original Mix” (One51)
3) Icasol feat. Capitol A – Givin It Up “AW Edit” (Pulver Records)
4) Kingpin Cartel – Ghetto (Pure Plastic)
5) DJ Fudge – Mechouga “DJ Fudge Reconstructed Mix” (Soulfuric)
6) 3 Fat Kings – Shake Dat Bump “GA Re Fix” (CDR)
7) John Tejada – Sucre (Palette)
8) Roland Clark – Deep In House “Shik Stylko Remix” (Raisani Records)
9) Donetella Movement – Love Can Be “Audiowhores Remix” (SuSu Records)
10) Unknown – Something Better “Audiowhores Edit” (CDR)
11) Zero 7 – You’re My Flame “Justus Kohncke Vox” (Atlantic)

Podcast [audio:http://soulfulshow.universdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/audiowhores-that-soulful-show-week-37.mp3]

That Soulful Show Week 36

Playlist mixed by Eric aka TuXxL
1. Club Artists United – Sweet Chariot (Kerri’s Big Dark Mix)
2. Jovonn ft Dawn Nicole – Wanna Go To a Club (Nextmoov Main Mix)
3. T.Lavora – Attitude (Can U Move Dub)
4. Roland Clark – Deep In House (Original)
5. Deep Factor feat. Carroll Thompson – Friend of Mine (Soul Mix)
6. Kerri Chandler – The Fix Is U
7. Eddie Matos – Bueno Sonidos EP (Suavecito)
8. Blak Beat Niks – I’ll Be There (Kerri Chandler’s Brazilian Vibe)
9. Zion Lockwood – Solitaire/All We Want (Solitare)
10. Alton Miller and Boddhi Satva – See The Day “Boddhi Satvas Faithless Bass Mix”
11. Lefunken feat Stephanie Renee – Knowing (Ricanstruction Vocal)
12. The Boris Gardiner Happening – Melting Pot
Podcast [audio:http://soulfulshow.universdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/tuxxl-that-soulful-show-week-36.mp3]