Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jeremy Sole - First Vancouver Appearance!!!

I'm super pleased to be working with my man, Nils from Beats Without Borders, on bringing the one and only Jeremy Sole to town on Feb. 4th. More info on the party is right here

I've been a big fan of his work and his radio show on KCRW for quite some time now. On top of being an amazing talent, Jeremy is one of the nicest guys in the industry. I had the opportunity to DJ with him at Expo's and Phoreyez's night in LA, called "Escapism". A dope party put on by some great friends! It goes down every 4th Saturday at the Blu Monkey on Hollywood Blvd.

The only thing left for me to say about Jeremy is that he never disappoints. I'll let his bio do the rest of the talking:

As a teenager, Sole's loft parties were a culture clash during the birth of Hip Hop and House music. His upbringing was seeped in the rich Chicago history of Blues, Jazz, Disco, Salsa and Soul - and he reveled in that space where they all blend together. His obsession grew to include music from every corner of the world, and in 2001 Sole moved to LA. With a broad musical palette he felt right at home in the spiciest melting pot in the country.

AFRO FUNK√Č. Drawing a loyal crowd weekly for over 8 years, this is his arena for Afrobeat, Latin, Brazilian and other authentic and remixed world rhythms. Hundreds of international guests have joined in, from deejays Rich Medina and Cut Chemist to impromptu jam sessions with Zap Mama and Stevie Wonder.

theLIFT. Partnering with Eric "Wiseacre" Tucker, Sole returns to his underground roots. Monthly, all-night warehouse events with guests the likes of Gilles Peterson and Danny Krivit gracing the stages. What started at his small downtown loft, moved to different undisclosed locations each month, growing to over 1,100 people as LA came together to celebrate their one-year anniversary. theLIFT has been to Miami, NYC, Palm Springs, and now takes place monthly in both San Francisco and LA.

Jeremy has had the honor of sharing the stage and studio with hundreds of his inspirations; Roy Ayers, Ben Harper, Tony Allen, DJ Shadow, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Seu Jorge, Antibalas, Fat Freddy's Drop, Parliament, Quantic, Joe Bataan, etc. He was the last DJ to open for Ray Charles, mixed for Sly Stone's birthday party, and was deejaying the California Democratic Party's Election Night event (over 10k in attendance) at the exact moment when Obama officially became the 44th President.

In April 2006 Sole was in the studio producing with Ms. Lauryn Hill. After hearing him mix she asked if he had ever considered getting into radio, "...because this is the music the people need to hear”. Months later KCRW called to ask him that same question, and since then you can hear him Wednesdays 12-3am on 89.9 KCRW.

Sole has done remixes for FEMI KUTI, DAVID BOWIE, THIEVERY CORPORATION, DJ SHADOW, QUANTIC and NATURAL SELF, and remixes for JAZZANOVA, LITTLE DRAGON and (many) more in the works.

JEREMY SOLE'S MUSAICS. A 9-piece live ensemble, including members of The Lions, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Mayer Hawthorne and Build an Ark. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin, and Todd Simon leading the horn section on trumpet. Jeremy is on turntables and guitar - sampling ethnic percussion and sounds from vintage records, writing live arrangements, and juxtaposing it all as musical mosaics, or "Musaics". It's an experimental-yet-steady sound that hybridizes elements of Afrobeat, Cumbia, Spiritual Jazz and dubbed-out dancefloor beats.

To hear remixes, originals, edits, live DJ sets:
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"#2 DJ OF THE YEAR 2011" - Gilles Peterson (Worldwide Awards)

"If I was a DJ full time, I would most likely spin like Jeremy Sole. His mind and soul hears exactly what I hear. He makes Sunset Blvd feel groovy, and that's hard to do in my book." - Raphael Saadiq

"Jeremy Sole is a man of good taste, tasteful mixing & meaningful music " - Quantic

"Jeremy Sole is not only a world class DJ, but a world class citizen of the world. One of the nicest ugly dudes I've ever worked with haha. AND, his beard is great for storing snacks and small tools on those long hot nights in the DJ booth. Jokes aside though, one of my favorite dudes in the game hands down, and a fucking phenomenal talent." - Rich Medina

"Jeremy can get your grandma out of her rocking chair & doing the wop, the smurf & the bus stop! Jeremy's in my top 2 for good Global dancefloor DJs out there! Jeremy loves to extend musical hugs!" - Nickodemus

“One of the only successful AND good DJs in LA (those are usually mutually exclusive)." - Peanut Butter Wolf

"Jeremy Sole is one of the consummate tastemakers in the U.S. and a bad ass DJ to boot! I'm honored to have to played alongside him and I'm proud to call him a friend." - DJ Day

“Jeremy constantly shatters World Music boundaries and catapults his audience on a sublime international journey." - DJ Nu-Mark

Jeremy Sole on remixing David Bowie's "Golden Years":

Jeremy Sole @ the world famous "Do-Over" party in LA:

Jeremy Sole @WMC with Aloe Blacc:

Jeremy Sole playing back to back with Rich Medina at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival in Sete, France:

LeFtO Films: GP Worldwide 2011 - DAY 4 from Lefto on Vimeo.

Jeremy Sole at the "Low End Theory" Party in LA:

Live at Low End Theory (12/14/11) by Jeremy Sole

Jeremy Sole at his world renowned "Lift" party:

Jeremy Sole LIVE at theLIFT by Turntables On The Hudson

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