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Josh Wink has always run ahead of the pack, as a DJ, label owner, producer, remixer, and artist. With the release of Profound Sounds Vol. 2, Wink continues to forge ahead, challenging established conventions of what a mix CD should be, not only by remaining true to his mercurial aesthetic as a DJ, but also taking advantage of technology to fine-tune his selections into the best possible recorded representation of Josh Wink.
"Profound Sounds Vol. 1 is one of my favorite compilations -it just happens that I made it," says Wink of the new album's 1999 predecessor. "It represents me, and the way I combine house and techno, in both my DJ sets and as a producer, pretty well. I'm not one for holding people to one specific genre; I love being on the median in between."
sound of Josh Wink today remains one of a man unafraid to walk the border
between stylistic boundaries. Profound Sounds Vol. 2 starts off dark and atmospheric
with "Form Is Emptiness" by Swayzak, then quickly builds momentum
with the minimal and melodic Joshua Main mix of Rithma's "Tracks for
a Weirder Day." The 73-minute mix incorporates hints of old school Chicago
house ("Make A Move" by Minimal Man), electro ("E Series 2" by Frankie Bones),
and even Latin and tribal house ("Auburn" by David Alvarado). Perhaps the
finest example of Wink's refusal to limit his play list to any one genre comes
at the three-quarter mark, when he integrates Aaron Carl's paean to house
music, "The Word," over techno-flavored tracks courtesy of Rino Cerrone and
House music, the amalgamation of distinct rhythms within the Funk, Latin,Soul, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Disco and Classic Rock genres, has been a staple of the international dance scene for nearly the last twenty years. The music has helped to create an entire industry within the Art & Entertainment world, producing great artists, DJs and producers who have advanced the genre into its current level of global appreciation.
Enter, Pete Moss, a man who stands on the shoulders of giants and justifiably validates his position as being one of dance music's best DJs and producers. A native of the New England area, Pete began his journey through the dance music scene by spinning as a DJ at local Boston venues and parties. His skills advancing with every gig, Pete quickly found himself spinning throughout the Greater New England area as his reputation became known for keeping the dance floor jumping. This development led to regular engagements, which have kept Pete busy for the last nine years.Booking
city's club scene has its secret weapon. New York has Joe Claussell, Toronto
has Freaky Flow and Sneak, San Fran has Mark Farina and Philadelphia has Dozia
Blakey. You might not know him, but his music is familiar to DJs
and club people worldwide. Tunes like the hypnotic 'Pop Kulture', the
smoothness of 'Steal Away' or the deepness of 'Shape Shifter',
has made him a household name in the industry.
Dozia is currently working on many projects, most importantly his first full lenth album,due sometime in 2002, and of course still working on remixes and original tracks. He also expanded into television again for the 6th time in his career to work with Channel 12 in the States or known to some as the public broadcasting service, he is now working on another documentary entitled "The Mural" based on 3 philly artists doing wall art, due on TV in late July.
"My sound and the music that I produce all comes from my roots and history."
Born and bred in Los Angeles, DJ/Producer David Alvarado has been carefully developing his smooth, soulful house signature that is deeper than the Atlantic Ocean since he was a teenager. Solidly entrenched in America's house underground and boasting a growing global following, he's played a pivotal role in shaping the dozen disparate cuts on his critically acclaimed Bomb Records indie, while cutting glistening tracks and remixes for labels like Ovum, Definitive, and Groove On. Embracing a musical, less is more, ethos to all of his vinyl work, David's motivation behind the decks or in the studio has been to always add a new wrinkle to dance music's vibrant fabric.
Worldwide - Joy Connelly - Champion Sound
Rulers of the Deep a.k.a. The Vibe Residents are a DJ/Production/Remix duo comprised of DJ Meri and P. Julm from Estonia. The two met in 1998 when they were chosen to become the resident DJs for the most talked about event in Estonia "‘VIBE". The duo, became known under the moniker "THE VIBE RESIDENTS", providing a classic in the making. When the two came together to remix KOT's "Finally" their talent soon became noticed by the likes of Seamus Haji and Simon Dunmore (Defected), Roger Sanchez, and Josh Wink. They then remixed ATFC "Sleep Talk" that rose to no.1 on the UK charts. Their dedication to DJ Dozia "Track One" (inspired by one of his guest spots to Vibe) was signed to Ovum recordings and lead to a remix of the new SNS Project "Get Up".
Rulers of the Deep also host the official Friday night mix-show for "VIBE" called "VIBE FM". VIBE FM is a music showcase transmitted live on the National station "Radio 2" (101.6 Mhz). The station covers Estonia, part of Russia, and part of Finland. VIBE FM reports its charts to WWW.VIBE.EE.
Worldwide : Serena Calo
At the crossing of house and techno is a hugely respected French artist, Julien Veniel, aka D'Julz. A major player on the French electronic scene, D'Julz holds his head up high in the company of the likes of Erik Rug, DJ Deep, Laurent Garnier and Daft Punk. Having already recorded original productions on Onionz & Joeski's Maya and the French label, Serial, he makes his debut on the 20:20 Vision label, with a rather stunning slab of vinyl. D'Julz has also remixed Celeda's 'Burning Up' on the US label, Twisted, Marino Berardi's 'Expressions in E dub' on Belgian label, Wally's Groove World, and continues to make great strides as a producer.
As a Dj, D'julz has tribal, dub, funk and breakbeat influences. He holds residencies at the Rex Club and the famous Magic Garden parties in Paris but has also taken his box to Fabric, Glasgow's Alaska, The Tunnel in New York and Barcelona's La Terrazza. Look out for a stunning double mix cd, 'D'Julz Boxes', set to come out on React and featuring tracks from the Inland Knights, Joeski & Chus, Terry Francis, Wolf n Flow and Swag, as well as his own amazing mix of an unreleased Funky Transport track. D’julz Boxes is out in the UK on the 4th of feb 2002 with press releases including one full page features in Musik (feb issue), one full page feature in Jockey Slut (feb issue) and leading compilation review in Mixmag (feb issue). Sometimes pumpin, sometimes dub, hypnotic or funky but definitely house music.
Motopark Festival, Magdeburg Germany
Dome, Lindau Germany
Electric Deligate, Nachtwerk, Munich Germany
Soulcialism, Essen Germany
NWC, Kleve Germany
Blauer Salon, Dresden Germany
Nuits Sonores Festival, La Sucriere, Lyon France
Last Wednesday @ Fluid, Philadelphia
The Masque, Liverpool UK
Sola Festival, Istanbul Turkey
Run to the Sun, Barracuda, Newquay
Club Five, Washington, DC
Profound Sounds V.2 Launch, Rex Club, Paris
Isle of MTV, Copenhagen Denmark
Tabu, Minneapolis, MN
The Church, Denver, CO
T in the Park, Perth and Kinross Scotland
WIRE 04, Tokyo
The End, London
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC
The Docks (Industry Reunion), Toronto
Sziget Festival, Budapest Hungary
La Terrazza, Barecelona
Tropicana, Santa Cruz De Tenerife
Ovum Recordings Party Qubsu, Belfast, Ireland
Do This Do That, Edinburgh
Creamfields, Liverpool England
Check Point Charlie, Fez, Reading, UK
Angels Of Love, Naples, Italy
Santa Barbara, CA
San Diego, CA
La Coruna Spain
La Coruna Spain