San Diego is one of hip hop’s most overlooked cities. It may because it’s weather -today is no exception – is perfectly mild, and the vibe in the city can, at times, get lulled into being mild as well. Mild is not a word that can, nor should, be used when speaking of hip hop culture, being that the culture isRead More
Born in Harlem NYC, Daniel Martin Brookings aka DAN C.E., became transfixed by Hip-Hop culture as a child, particularly as it pertained to music. As a teen, he entered the culture as a DJ, becoming professional at age 22. Enrolled in NYU’s Music Business/Technology Program, DAN C.E. was introduced to many opportunities within the entertainment industry. His knowledge of the entertainment industry has been honed through his work at ColumbiaRead More
A native of the south side of Chicago, IL, Kelly DJ Kels Brown has been a music aficionado since a young child. DJ Kels relocated to Jackson, MS to attend Jackson State University (JSU) in the Fall of 2004. During her summers, DJ Kels interned at some of the top fortune 500 companies where she saved money to purchase her dream “DJ Equipment”. In the Fall of 2007, DJ Kels returned to Jackson, MS with her CD tables, speaker set, mixer, and music library.Read More
DJ Bemi’s musical direction grew out of an infatuation of hip hop culture. From having a early hip hop collection he branched out into collecting the original break beats.
This was a musical education, which opened Bemi’s eyes to Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Soul and Rare Groove. It was this influence that governed his early DJ career playing ‘Golden era’ hip hop, acid jazz and rare groove and soulful house. He initially played London venues such as The Wag Club, Icini, and Legends. As his career progressed, he went on to play at clubs such as, Bar Rumba, Hanover Grand, Ormond’s, Woody’s and the Bug Bar.
Currently Bemi’s Musical style still incorporates those original elements plus new contemporary sounds.A set might include neo soul, hip hop, nu jazz, soulful house, broken beat , rare groove, funk, and jazz fusion.
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soulful house music consists of four main ingredients… a cup of spirituality… a tablespoon of love… a dash of togetherness, and a pinch of soul penetrating beats… …this is true house music.
If you love house music then you need to download this mix right now!!!
Those who know him or have heard “The Dynamite DaveSoul” spin acknowledge him for his boundless taste in music and ability to bridge the gap between young & old music lovers alike. Upon listening to his mixtapes and live performances, it is quite evident that he is the ideal deejay: part-music historian, part-turntablist. In a world full of CD/MP3 DJ’s, DaveSoul continues to rock crowds the way Hip-Hop’s forefathers did back in the day: with 2 turntables, a mixer & a microphone… *DaveSoul tends to credit both his mom and his grandmother for influencing him to become the music lover that he is today. Growing up in Chicago had a profound effect on his musical tastes as well…being exposed to everything from Funk, Disco, House, Blues & Jazz on radio staions such as WBMX/V103, WHPK, WKKC & WGCI. But it was through Rap music that Dave was introduced to the more obscure 70’s Funk, Soul & ‘rare groove’ classics at a rather young age. In 1998, six years after his commute to New Orleans, DaveSoul and a couple of his Delgado Community College classmates, DJ Nine Lives and Troubleman, formed a deejay crew called “The S.W.A.T. Team”. They held down their very own 2 hour slot on New Orleans’ first live internet radio station, Fly-FM.net, up until its demise in 2000. During that two year span, DaveSoul began spinning at True Brew Cafe’…a small cafe’ located in the Downtown New Orleans area where a group of poetry lovers & writers, who dubbed themselves ‘Pozazz Productions’, held it’s Friday night poetry/open mic events. He would become their ‘resident’ DJ for the next seven years. During that time period, DaveSoul quickly became one of the most popular and versatile deejays to come out of New Orleans. He has deejayed at just about any & every major venue or nightclub in the city more than twice. He has deejayed for a quite a few Hip-Hop & Funk bands, notably Mental Metropolis & Soul Remedy. He has been featured in many a number of local New Orleans publications such as “WhereYa’At” magazine (1999) & “New Orleans” magazine (August 2004). He was one of the finalists in the ‘Kool DJ-Mixx Competition’ in 2000 and has opened for a number of national recording artists including The Roots, Erykah Badu, The Last Poets, Common (@ the 2004 Essence Fest), and most recently Roy Ayers, Fertile Ground & Bilal. DaveSoul released his first two mixtapes(“The Dynamite Adventures of DaveSoul” Volumes 1 & 2) in 2003. Since the event of Hurricane Katrina, DaveSoul has continued to move forward spinning for events in New York, Norfolk, VA & Atlanta, GA. And while currently residing in Atlanta, he still continues to deejay for gigs in New Orleans quite frequently. DaveSoul was the deejay in the “Coca-Cola Superlounge” at 2009′s ESSENCE MUSIC FEST in New Orleans. His latest mixtapes “Vol.9:Evolution/Revolution” & “Vol.6:The House That Soul Built” (released in ‘08 & ‘09 respectively) have been receiving major acclaim since their release and have been featured numerous times on WRFG (89.3 fm) in Atlanta. DaveSoul firmly believes that the role of the deejay is to “entertain, educate & enlighten the people. I feel that it’s my responsibility, as a deejay, to expose people to what they don’t hear about on the radio or other forms of the media. Each one of us has to lead by example & be the change that’s needed in the world. So, I feel that it’s important that we say something that means something, because the future is paying attention to us.” ….FOR MORE INFO CONCERNING MIXTAPES or BOOKING, CONTACT DaveSoul at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wanna’ know more about DaveSoul?…Check him out on Facebook!!!Read More
With a string of leaks and teasers already on the internet, Applejac promises to entice his audience with featured vocals by The Baldhead Queen, Tonya Dyson, Reggie B, Ramona, Rogiers, and Carmen Rodgers.
Applejac brings old school methods and blends them classically together on the EP, “Playin’ Favorites”, set to be released on August 23rd. This talented Atlanta native has the innate ability to weave different genres of music together, and create a sound that is simultaneously nostalgic, yet progressive.
“It is my hope that with the release of ‘Playin’ Favorites’, I can expose the masses to my super talented friends and also educate the younger fans by putting a new twist on these classic tunes.” -Applejac
Applejac claims the title of a “regular dude,” but the magic he spins is anything but regular. Having chosen this path from the age of 10, he has had time to hone his craft by always being on the lookout for the next classic, future or past.
“Playin’ Favorites” stems from DJ Applejac’s love of music and his never ending quest for “diggin in the crates” to find classic and rare records. Come out and lend an ear at the listening party on August 21st where the EP will be available.
For information regarding DJ bookings, contact Irize Refined Earth at email@example.com or visit the websites where he frequently places his music: http://applejac.bandcamp.com and also http://soundcloud.com/applejac
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DJ Jazznosis grew up on Chicago’s south side in the South Shore neighborhood and is a 1988 graduate of South Shore High School. In 1986, he began DJing for classmates who were trying their hands at emceeing. Holding a B.A. degree in T.V. Production from Columbia College, DJ Jazznosis began his journey as both a self-taught DJ and musician in 1997. His accomplishments include opening for GZA of Wu-Tang, headlining at Chicago’s Looptopia festival and serving as the official DJ for the city’s annual H Games tournament, which is hosted by Mike Adamle.
T’izm Sound’s duo has triumphed over adversities such as poverty, joblessness and homelessness to create a sound that reflects both the midwest’s work ethic and the inner city living experience. While the east coast, west coast and “dirty south” each have their trademark sounds, T’izm Sound has a new rhythm for you to nod your head to: ecclectic clarity.
Past clientele includes: BJ Murray/Valvo, Inc./Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association/C2 Consulting/House Of Blues/CD Peacock/Grinnell College/Inner Beauty Fashion Affair/Black Dawn Entertainment/Chicago Motorsportz
Genres: hip hop, rock, soul, jazz, funk, disco, house, drum & bass, trip hop, reggae, salsa, Brazilian
• Performance with hip hop soul artist Myk’l Hanna at Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL
• Performance with hip hop/blues band, Fab at The Darkroom, Chicago, IL
• Performance with alternative rock band, The Pale Figures at Martyr’s, Chicago, IL
• Official DJ for the Hospitality Games at Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL
• Opening DJ for Genius/GZA of Wu-Tang Clan at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
• DJ set for Looptopia 2008 at Macy’s, Chicago, IL
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