Photo by James Maher – New York Photography
Mixed by DJ Seoul & T.Linder
DJ Seoul is one of America’s leading ambassadors of Detroit Techno and Techno Bass. As a soldier for the Detroit Techno Militia, this powerhouse DJ has been spreading the gospel of Techno throughout the world for the past fifteen years. With lightning fast mixing skills and exceptionally technical scratches and juggles, Seoul brings an energy to the dancefloor that is rarely seen. As a producer, his work on the Detroit Techno Militia record label and his remixes for Drugaci Exhibitions have garnered him worldwide acclaim. DJ Seoul gives the crowd one hundred percent every time he performs. This energy is clearly visible and reciprocated by the audience.
If a citizen of Detroit could be considered an asset, then DJ Seoul would be one of the most beloved. By representing his home town globally and by playing Detroit Music, Seoul continues to carry the torch that was handed to him by the greats that came before him. Playing music, from Electro, Techno and Acid, to House, Soul and Rare Groove, this trend setting performer has become known for his style of bringing a Hip-Hop Turntablist flair for mixing and scratching to his DJ set regardless of genre.
Before he was a full-time DJ, Seoul spent many years in the music industry. Raised on the East side of Detroit, he began his musical career at a young age through various counterculture sounds and movements. His formal training began in 1985 with the drums and continues today with both traditional and electronic instruments. Coming from a very diverse musical and cultural background, Seoul cites many different personal influences including Jeff Mills as The Wizard, Terrence Parker, Dave Clarke and Underground Resistance. [Read More]
A veteran DJ with more than ten years of experience underhis belt; Detroit native, T.Linder has done his homework and paid his dues.
T.Linder takes a no-nonsense, working-class approach to the art of spinningrecords. He cites old-school Detroit street jocks: The Wizard (aka. JeffMills), Gary Chandler, and Steve “DJ Energy” Crawford among others, as major inspirations for his unorthodox aesthetic. “If someone’s going to pay money to hear me spin, I’m going to make it worth their money. The way I look at it, there’s too many DJs out there meticulously and methodically blending records that all sound the same. As a listener, I’m easily bored with that. I like to take some risks when I perform, skipping across genres and eras, doing scratch tricks with two copies of the same record. I want to give the listener the experience of hearing something they haven’t heard before.”
Over the past decade, T.Linder has kept a busy performance schedule that has taken him to literally thousands of events across North America. He has played at most, if not all, of the venues in Detroit catering to Electronic Music. Notably, 2030 Grand River, The Works, Motor Lounge,St.Andrew’s Hall, and the Underground Stage at the 2002 Detroit Electronic Music Festival (a gig that he considers one of his career highlights).
In 2007, T.Linder released his first EP entitled DTM002, on Detroit Techno Militia (a record label/artist collective that heco-founded). He has also done remix projects for legendary Detroit Techno producers Scan 7 and DJ 3000. [Read More]
Mixed by Donald Lassiter
01. Malcolm and Martin from Do The Right Thing
02. WAR – Waiting To War
03. Willie Hutch – Mother’s Theme (Mama)
04. Mandre – Interlude
05. Steve Marshall – You Are The World
06. Kent Jordan – Looking Through The Windows
07. Zazou Bikaye – Soki Akei
08. Charles Earland – Coming To You Live
09. Sylvia ST. James – Ghetto Lament
10. The Best of Donny Hathaway – Someday We’ll All Be Free
Mixed by Rick Wilhite
Rick Wilhite has dedicated his life to the music industry; whatever one wishes to know about Wilhite is conveyed through his music. His skill set includes DJ sets of R & B, Hip-Hop, Techno and Reggae but his MO is House and Disco.
A Detroit native, Rick learned at an early age that a career in music takes more than playing one’s favorite records. Multi-faceted crowd control, sound engineering and creative party promotion are what make him more than a Detroit DJ.
With over two decades experience in playing clubs and parties 24-7, 365 makes the Godson one of Detroit’s best and most versatile DJ’s around. His venture to college in the south to Southern University allowed his skills to take the region to another level of Music.
SATURDAY JUNE 2ND
DISCOVERY/ZOOVOX/ALPHA RECORDING SYSTEM/SONY
01. SESSION 1327: ELBIN RECORD GROCERY 06.01.12 – Elbin Reyes
02. SESSION 1328: FUNKY SLICE 06.02.12 – Faso
03. SESSION 1329: FUNKY SLICE 06.02.12 – Zoovox (Benjamin Gebhardt & Jeremy Campbell)
04. SESSION 1330: FUNKY SLICE 06.02.12 – Sean Bee & Takaya Nagase
For artists New York City has always had unaffordable neighborhoods. Now it has an unaffordable borough, Manhattan. There, in the past, blue-collar areas like Greenwich Village, SoHo and the Lower East Side offered cheap living for the no-collar day-jobbers that most artists were and still are. Rents were such that they could make their work upstairs and show it downstairs.
Art was a cottage industry.
Then came the 2000s and money and Chelsea, which is the equivalent of a suburban mall: a business district, a consumer zone.
A few artists went there to show; most went to look and then go home. Increasingly, in the past decade, home has been Brooklyn, starting with Williamsburg, then moving outward ahead of the real-estate cash tide. For a while now the buck has stopped at Bushwick, a scrappy, ethnically manifold, postindustrial jumble of a place abutting onto Queens. At street level it’s mostly bodegas, fast-food shops and auto repairs. But artists are there, lots of them. [Read More]
Mixed by Matt Brownell
01. Bebel – Love from the Sun
02. Alice Coltrane & Carlos Santana – Angel of Air/Angel of Water
03. Pharoah Sanders – Astral Traveling
04. Isaac Hayes Movement – Aruba
05. Johnny Harris – Fragments of Fear
06. Earth, Wind, & Fire – Clover
07. Jefferson Starship – Love too Good
08. War – Four-Cornered Room
09. Ramsey Lewis – Brazilica
10. Jorge Ben – Katarina Katarina
Mixed by Elbin Reyes
01. Monk Montegomery – Reality
02. Percy Faith – First Light
03. Pat Metheny Group – Phase Dance
04. Jose Feliciano – Nirvana (Part 1.Part 2)
05. The Alan Persons Project – I Robot
06. Montana – Warp Factor II
07. Carly Simon – Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)
08. Faison – Talking bout Love
09. Splendor – Special Lady
10. Cheryl Lynn – In The Night