Jazzuelle, originally from Cape Town, South Africa is currently making waves which have reached international shores by way of his recent DJ sets at Sonar and his releases on Atjazz Record Company, Phat Elephant, DeepStitched and just recently Germany's Get Physical record label. Deepavenue, self described as an online documentation of electronic and dance music culture in South Africa, caught up with him to find out about his motivation, background and more.
DJ Mag from the UK created a documentary series on game changing tracks in the industry, some of the most played tracks ever, tracks which changed how dance music is today.
One of these tunes is indisputable "I'll House You" by the Jungle Brothers, based on the "Can You Party" House Music hit by Royal House aka Todd Terry. Watch this video to learn more about Todd Terry's musical background, his early days of DJing and the creation of one of my favorite House Music Classics.
When I first received the promo for this 6 track release by Irish producer The Cyclist, I wasn't sure if the track "Hot House" was meant to sound the way it does. It comes with heavy background noise, a lot of distortion and a 'distant' feel.
However, after I kept listening it became clear everything in this production happens on purpose. The 'technique' if you will, transported me into a time of oversaturated tape recordings of unforgettable underground parties and club nights.
British blog "About To Blow" sits down and asks Osunlade from Yoruba Records what you would probably ask him, too. Find about about Osunlade's favorite festivals, the responsibility of a DJ, current projects (his brand new Peacock album) and how a dancing DJ in the booth makes the entire party better.
Ralf Gum's newest album "In My City" went #1 in the South African iTunes store and the second single co-produced by Raw Artistic Soul and featuring Monique Bingham is now taking over the world. "The Pap" is currently charted by 73 DJs on Traxsource alone and I can't get enough of it. The simplicity of the instrumental with its sweet chords and hypnotic beat is perfectly completed by Monique Bingham's impeccable lyrics and vocal performance. The video is especially fun to watch since it's mostly filmed at DJ Christos' own Shaguma Cafe where I have spent quite some time since the beginning of my DJ travels to South Africa in 2010 plus I can spot quite a few cameos of friends and South African House Music royalty, like Christos, Dino Michaels, Themba, Zero, Matsobane, DJ Fresh, Just Mo and many more.
I am super happy for Ralf who is such a hard worker and good hearted person and proud to be friends with him for many years, going back all the way to Records Of Interest and Global House Connection times.
Theo Parrish is no stranger to Deeper Shades Of House fans and frequent visitors of the deepershades.net website as well. German Electronic Beats TV released a feature as part of their Slices series back in August, visiting Theo at the Pitch Festival in Amsterdam, where his live band show "Teddy’s Get Down" made a stop.
Backed by musicians like Amp Fiddler, Akwasi Mensah, Duminie DePorres and Myele Manzanza, Theo Parrish adapted several of his Sound Signature releases for the concert stage.
You've been hearing his name more and more on several Deeper Shades Of House shows and even beyond his (Deep) House productions, I'm a huge fan of his music. The German Electronic Beats TV now features him in their latest Slices New Faces edition. Get into the mind of Berlin producer and vinyl lover Max Graef and learn more about his approach to music production.