NEED2SOUL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF PUTTING ON SOME OF THE BEST PARTIES IN LONDON WITH A DREAM LINE UP!
PART 1 ON 7TH JUNE Fire London
S.A.T (Jerome Sydenham. AYBEE. RonTrent)
A simple dinner in Berlin transforms into a studio session, which in turn evolves into a track, which sets the spark for what has now materialized as one of the most highly anticipated albums of late. These were the forces which turned a casual evening into an artistic crossroads for Jerome Sydenham (Ibadan Records), AYBEE (Deepblak Recordings), and Ron Trent (Prescription/Future Vision Records). S.A.T short for Sydenham AYBEE, and Trent brings together the creative energies of three of underground dance music's notable stalwarts. Jerome Sydenham long sinced etched into dance music history with his iconic NY based Ibadan Records responsible for some of the most memorable tunes of the last 20 years from a list of Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell, Dennis F. and many many others. Ron Trent another legendary icon whom's distinguished discography spans 20 plus years, and whose Prescription label also sits atop the pantheon of dance music's most esteemed imprints. AYBEE a Trent discovery in 2001 has since gone on to establish himself as one of the most critically acclaimed, and forward pushing producers of the last plus decade with his Deepblak imprint producing a genre defiant, labeless sound that continues break new ground in electronic spectrum. With the mood in the Sydenham's Berlin studio loose, and organic the trio set out to produce an album full of the elements they love about the dance floor experience. After three weeks of literally living in the studio the S.A.T album has emerged. Set for release late summer 2014 on Ibadan Records keep your ears posted for what is sure to be one the most memorable projects to surface in recent years.
There is a no-nonsense quality to the sound of Point G, where raw drum lines and weighty bass meet with edgy atmospherics with a pure club intention in mind. It's no surprise then that the relationship between Gregory's studio work and his live shows is a close-knit one. Since reigniting the project in 2013, Point G Live has been an in-demand international booking, starting a creative cycle that finds Gregory's freshest productions fuelling his live set before feeding back into the lab for the next round of tracks.
In 1993 Detroit native Marcellus 'Malik' Pittman released his initial work of production with local Hip-Hop collective 'Home Grown'. Shortly thereafter, he released "Essential Selections, Vol. 1" on the Sound Signature label, headed by Theo Parrish. In 1998, Malik forged a working relationship with Rick Wilhite, Theo Parrish and Kenny 'Moodymann' Dixon, collectively known as the 3 Chairs. As production artists and selectors, they have helped to define an integral part of the Detroit sound. Malik's sound has been around the Detroit and surrounding areas, as well as internationally, spanning Canada, the UK, Germany, Japan and Paris. His dedication to production ushered the discontinuation of his latest residency with Northern Lights in Detroit. Malik is currently heading his own label, Unirhythm, which will release his upcoming projects.
Maverick production genius Maurice Fulton is a man of few words, who is more inclined to let his music do the talking. We know for certain that he comes from Baltimore in the USA and has been DJing since his early teens. Starting on Hip-hop and then moving on to House and Garage at various residencies across the US he played under his nickname DR Scratch. Maurice began playing organ in church and drums in high school. So when he put his talent to making music it wasn't long before he was using his skills to produce tracks with The Basement Boys and Ultra Nate. His most famous work was heard on Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters, one of the most successful house tunes of the early 90s.
Undoubtedly one of the UK's most prolific dj/producers and has been indispensable to the progressive musical landscape over the past 15 years. Phil has completed well in excess of 200 of his own productions, as well as innumerable remixes. From his first gig at Legends and London's first House club Delirium in 1991 (slipping on a record when Noel Watson went to the toilet) to more recent gigs at, Inspiration Information, and Soul Heaven at Ministry of Sound in London, Phil has played the length and breadth of the UK, as well as, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Brazil, Japan, Canada, United States, New-Zealand and Australia. Surrounded by music and records from an early age his Dad worked at Harlequin records, bringing home all the latest releases to a young and eager Phil.
For the last three years, tief has built a name as one of Londons most respected and forward thinking club-nights with some of the biggest line ups seen in the city for a while. Booking the likes of Pépé Bradock, Omar S, Prosumer, Todd Terje, Lawrence, Henrik Schwarz, Hunee but to name a few, Tief focuses on the deeper and more melodic side of house, techno and disco and prides itself on presenting line ups that combine well established artists within the focal genres while also showcasing many more underground artists and labels that are still emerging. Recently tief has transferred its music policy and ear for quality to a record label 'Tief Music' which is already on its fifth release.
Soulmates is one of the few nights in London where you get to hear real soulful underground housemusic month after month. It's all about the music, the crowd, the family and the unique sounds supplied by residents Rap Saunders and Dennis Christensen.