Posts tagged Deep House Music
Funk Yeah! FM presents Brownie (Minneapolis – Sho Nuf Fresh Force Crew) – 10/30/2011
Coming up Sunday, Oct. 30th on Funk Yeah! FM we are back with more live action and special local guest DJ from Minneapolis… Brownie!!
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Instantly influenced by DJ’s such as Terminator X of Public Enemy, Eric B., Jazzy-Jay of Soul Sonic Force and Grandmaster DXT. Started doing house parties playing mostly top 40 and hip hop off of a Radio Shack mixer and a couple CD players. When I got to high school I started doing most of the dances. During that time I opened up to classic rock, punk, modern rock, trip hop and a small amount of electronic dance music (EDM).
After high school I went to college for a year and got kicked out, because I wanted to pursue a career in Stupid Behavior (use your imagination). I went back to doing house parties and occasional high school dances. When I finally got over myself I went back to school and picked up a part-time job DJ’n for a promotional event company. This allowed me to travel and DJ in cities like Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Mesa, Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Galveston Island, South Padre Island, San Diego, Salt Lake City, …..Sioux Falls……seriously, and of course Minneapolis. At this time I was still spinning top 40 with a little bit of the popular dance music tracks. It wasn’t until 2000 that I switched my style as a DJ. I was so sick of getting a crowd off with music they knew (or are told to like by radio and Mtv) and figured it to be a truly challenging, but also a satisfying feeling, to get people off with music they’re not too familiar with.
I was easily influenced by DJ’s such as Richard Humpty Vission and Bad Boy Bill. Once I started to get a little more educated about the different styles and genres of EDM, I found myself being more involved with house music. I learned about the roots of house and learned about the pioneers like Ron Hardy and Farley Jackmaster Funk. I also learned what the first parties were like in the Southside of Chi and most importantly what makes the music tick. Fast-forward to now and I’m still spinning house music. Today my style has become a lot more refined and influences have gone from RHV and BBB to Mark Farina, DJ Heather, The Littlemen, Sound Republic, Johnny Fiasco, Miguel Migs, Matt Shrewd, Sonny Fodera, Derrick Carter, Da Sunlounge, Inland Knights, etc.
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You Host, J Matthews (Minneapolis, MN – HotDish, CHFM) is going to warm up the ones and twos and get things properly prepared for this great Minneapolis DJ.
Show starts at 6pm CST (11 PM GMT) on Chicago House FM. The authority in online underground House Music radio with resident hosts such as: Uneaq, Corduroy Mavericks, Craig Hamilton, Frankie J, Sista Stroke, Seraphim, Karl Almaria, and of course owner, DJ Camouflage.
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Coming up this Sunday, Jack, and his friend Funk return to Funk Yeah! FM with a special local guest DJ from Minneapolis… DJ XEL
Join us this Sunday as we celebrate America’s independence a little early by streaming us online or on your smart phone on Chicago House FM from 6pm – 8pm CST (11pm – 1am GMT)
DJ XEL is no stranger to electronic dance culture. This native Chicagoan started mixing old-skool funk and soul records at the age of 14, after attending his first high school dance. During the early years, DJ XEL would record mixes of the legendary Hot Mix 5, and study them to hone his mixing skills.
27 years later, DJ XEL is still rockin the Wheels of steel, spinning deep soulful house, jacking house, acid jazz and everything in between, finding creative ways to bring music and people together. After a recent relocation to Minneapolis, DJ XEL has teamed up with Richy Rivera, to play together under the name Deep Grooves, as well as throwing parties under the name SideStream Productions. You can find them playing around the Twin Cities at venues such as Darby’s, Honey, and various one off events. The next step for DJ XEL is to head into the studio and begin working on his own productions, so stay tuned.
…..May the FUNK be with you.
Coming up this Sunday, get down and get funky with KyleWyld LIVE in the Funk Yeah! FM studio.
Residing in Minneapolis, MN, Kyle’s musical roots go back to the mid-nineties and hip hop, but after hearing a Terry Mullan mixtape in 1997, he kicked hip hop to the curb, and fell in love with house. With over a decade of immersion in Minneapolis dance music, his passion for house runs deep, with sets that are raw, funky, and soulful, often with a dose of the true Chicago sound. As part of Nu Paradigm, he helped to provide a diverse showcase of local artists, with emphasis on an edgy, underground sound. Kyle’s only goal as a DJ is to rock the fucking party. His sets are serious business. Believe it.
Come catch the live action at chicagohousefm.co.uk from 6pm – 8pm CST!
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Back in January, Funk Yeah! FM was fortunate to have Scrubfish from Chicago as a guest for our show. It has taken a while to upload his mix with our Commador 64 and it is finally up for you to download. Grab it while its HOT!
Scrubfish Guest Mix right here:
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Whats up fellow motha funkers?
To keep on with the newest additional night for the Funk Yeah! FM show, we got special guests Blaklite!
Blaklite is a DJ duo (Storm and Flö) from the Twin Cities area who are starting to make a big name for themselves in the house music community. Spinning a wide variety of house genres, Funk Yeah asked that they get together some of the funkiest they got. Coming up Sunday, March 13th, catch their special guest mix.
We are duo DJs in the metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul spinning a wide variety of styles in House Music. Whether you like to chill and head-bob to the beat or dance into the the night we have something for you!
Funk Yeah! is at it once again with a favorite DJ hailing from London (err… Chicago now?) who has rocked the parties for a lengthy amount of time and is a staple in the House Music scene. Lee Jarvis (4Kenzo, Lost My Dog, 1200 traxx) does more than simply DJ. Lee is an Industry consultant. DJ. Producer. Remixer. Label dude. Event promoter. Music lover.
Funk Yeah! is very fortunate to have Lee as a guest, and looking forward to his mix and special interview. Tune in by going to Chicago House FM on Sunday at 6pm – 8pm CST (11pm – 1am GMT).
Lee Jarvis is one of the most exciting young DJs to emerge from the London scene in the last few years, playing his own blend of fun-fuelled jackin’ house, all mixed with his customary energy and passion. Lee has played at many of London’s major venues including Turnmills, Egg, The Cross, the Ministry of Sound, plus several UK, Europe and Chicago gigs.
Lee knows what makes a dancefloor move, having also run his own successful party, Moochin, for the last five years. It has become one of the most respected nights on the UK underground jackin’ scene, with a loyal crowd and featuring only the freshest new music, and guest DJs have included Massimo Dacosta, Giom, The Inland Knights, Jacob London, Joey Youngman, Lee Mortimer and many more.
Alongside his burgeoning DJ career, Lee has been perfecting his production skills and busy nights in the studio have resulted in some killer tracks for labels such as 4Kenzo, Lost My Dog and 1200 traxx. These have been picked up and supported by key players on the jackin’ scene, ranging from Mark Farina to Diz to Justin Long to Colette to Demarkus Lewis to Harold Heath.
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JM: Tell us a little bit about Broadway & Wilson and what you two are all about.
BW: Broadway and Wilson was really something that evolved organically around 2003-04 when we were forced to work together due to that wacky affirmative action clause in that bogus record contract. However, it was the grant from The School of Boogietronics that catapulted us to the next level and really made everything else possible. I would say that there are really only two things that we stand for, and those two things are; making really high quality music, and taking ourselves extra super seriously, seriously.
JM: Jeff, Tell us a little bit about how you got into house music.
Jeff: I was introduced to house music in the late 90′s towards the end of the rave days. I would say that the most influential thing would be moving into the city of Chicago. It’s funny, I actually met Andrew in 2000 the week I bought my turntables and he told me how to balance my needles, he had already been playing records for several years.
JM: Andrew, ditto, but this time in Spanish. LOL, I am kidding, but on a serious note, tell us a little about you, how you got into the scene as well.
Andrew: My brother always listened to electronic dance music (Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Lords of Acid, KMFDM, etc.), but I was always more of a traditional musician and liked Jazz, R & B, and Orchestral music, because I studied music as a kid. I was downtown in KC in 1996 and walked by this deli (18th & Grand) where they used to do parties at and I heard this jazzy, soulful, beating music coming out, so I walked in and Pat Nice was deejaying. I met him and we became friends pretty fast (still honored today to call him a mentor and great friend). He is a total decknician and he showed me a great deal of deep house music that I hadn’t been exposed to. I noticed that a lot of the records I was really into came from Chicago. I was looking at a couple different colleges and decided to go to Columbia and move to Chicago in 1999, mainly to be apart of this Chicago House thang.
JM: With the production that you guys do, how do you guys work together? Are you in the studio together? Or is it more of a pass it back and forth till its completed?
BW: We actually do most of our work in the studio together, even though there is definitely some passing back and forth. There is really no set way that we work. Sometimes one of us brings an idea to the table, other times tracks will be the culmination of us each bringing a separate idea to the table that end up gelling really well. Often we pass something back and forth towards the end just to put finishing touches on it.
JM: Whats the biggest hurdle that Broadway & Wilson has had to overcome?
BW:The biggest hurdle we have overcome would be gaining any kind of recognition at all. It helped putting music out at a time where there was some sort of quality control on established labels. People had to take risks on music, therefore the standards were higher. Nowadays people will put out anything digitally because you can do it with no risk and little effort.
JM: What do you have in the oven for upcoming releases?
BW: We are setting up to launch a new website with great content in conjunction with new material to promote a new podcast. As for releases, we are gearing up for the relaunch of fourplaymusic with a number of remixes of the Dirty Sole f/jOHNNYDANGEROUs album “Dangerous Radio”
Andrew: I also have some remixes coming out on Chez Damier’s label Balance and Joshua Iz’s label Vizual.
JM: Hows it going in the Chicago DJ scene? I saw a video of another Chicago DJ/producer that really put a point on the fact that technology is making it easier and easier these days for anyone to be a DJ. What are your guys feelings on that?
BW: Of course technology makes it easier for anyone to be a deejay as far as playing music for other people, but it doesn’t necessarily make it easy for anyone to be a “good” deejay. There are obvious technical skills that anyone can learn and some technological shortcuts like auto sync, but it takes practice and experienced playing for people to get a feel for selection (what records you play) and programming (when you play them) and how to feel out a crowd or really rock a joint. Go watch Derrick Carter or Terrence Parker, or Laurent Garnier, and it will be quickly evident the difference between them and some dude with an iPod or auto sync or some other piece of “revolutionary” technology.
JM: Andrew, for gigs, whats coming up for you and what are most excited about?
Andrew: I’m hosting a once a month Friday event at a party called Elephant Noise here in Chicago that I’m most excited about. I’ve got a couple of dates on the East Coast that are coming up, and I’m excited to hit Europe again next year, we are trying to go together as Broadway & Wilson. We have been over there as individuals, but haven’t made it as the duo. Looking forward to it.
JM: Jeff, It was sad to hear about PO!NTF!VE closing. I dug that place. Whats up now? Are you chasing new residencies?
Jeff: Well one of my monikers is PO!NTF!VE so PO!NTF!VE Presents…was my Friday residency that I did for over four years here in Chicago. I stopped doing a weekly about 4 months ago and I’m not currently looking for a new weekly. Keeping a weekly fresh is really difficult, especially in Chicago where the bar for deejaying is high. Right now I am focused on doing one-offs and a possible monthly under the right circumstances.
Both mixes are up for the show last night. It was a lot of fun to have you all tunin in for the show. Join J Matthews next month with special guest, Jeff Bloom (Chicago, IL)
J Caprice – Each and Every
Wattie Green – Flip Mode
Brian Camarena – Anticipate (Freaky Behaviour Remix)
Byron Foxx – Back It On Up
Hector Moralez – I’m From The Bay (Toronto Blues)
Craig Hamilton – Movement
Nate Laurence – Handjobs For The NRA
DOSlive – Monkeys (System Of Survival Remix)
Ketel Juan – Do My Thang (Do My Thang (Original Mix))
Fries & Bridges – Forever This
David Labeij – Old Dreams (Original)
Zeitgeist – MDMA
Banana Groovz – Feel My Groovz (Soydan Remix)
Daddys Favourite – I Feel Good Things For You (Nicola Fasano and Steve Forrest)
John Dimas – tabula rasa
Track listing not available – Bummer dudes!