StrangeTribe Productions & Soul of the Boot Entertainment present
Volume XXXIII : One Love Edition featuring
(LA / KCRW / theLIFT / Afro Funke)
Opening Set by
DJ Chorizo Funk (Body Rock ATX)
1500 East 6th Street
Doors @ 9p
$7 before 11p : $10 after 11p
JEREMY SOLE :: BIO
Jeremy Sole is on a mission to show how music is a singular universal
language, and that each culture’s rhythms and melodies are no more than
slang--different accents of the same mother tongue. His DJ sets, remixes
and original compositions juxtapose world sounds and experimental beats
into a sonic ritual - a celebration of life out loud.
teenager, Chicago-born Jeremy Sole's loft parties were a culture clash
of creative urban youth. Jeremy's upbringing was seeped in the rich
Chicago history of Blues, Jazz, Disco and Funk - and he reveled in that
sacred space where they all blend together. He matured as a turntablist
in Jazz, Dub, and experimental hybrid bands. Meanwhile his obsession
grew to include music from every corner of the world. In 2001 Sole moved
to Los Angeles, and with his broad musical palette, felt right at home
in the spiciest melting pot in the country.
As Co-Founder and
resident deejay of "AFRO FUNKÉ", Sole and his partners have drawn a
loyal crowd every week for the past 9 years. This is his arena for
Afrobeat, Latin, Brazilian, Indian, Jamaican and other authentic and
remixed world rhythms. Hundreds of international guests have joined
them, from deejays Chebi Sabbah and Cut Chemist to impromptu jam
sessions with Zap Mama and Stevie Wonder.
Eric "Wiseacre" Tucker, Sole returns to his underground roots with
"theLIFT" - roaming monthly, all-night warehouse events with
heavyweights like Bonobo, Nickodemus and King Britt gracing their
stages. What started at his small downtown loft, grew to well over 1,500
people by their one-year anniversary. Since then, theLIFT has taken
place in Miami, NYC, Palm Springs, Portugal, London, and San Francisco.
Jeremy has had the honor of sharing the stage and the studio with
hundreds of his creative inspirations, including Roy Ayers, Ben Harper,
Tony Allen, Stevie Wonder, Seu Jorge, Fat Freddy's Drop, Parliament, Lee
Scratch Perry, and Quantic. Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio1), widely known
as the most influential tastemaker of our generation, listed Sole as "#2
DJ OF THE YEAR 2011" at Peterson's prestigious "Worldwide Awards".
Sole's DJ performance at Coachella 2012 played a large part in further
embedding his name as a pioneer in the burgeoning "Global Bass" scene.
Sole was the last DJ to open for Ray Charles, deejayed for Sly Stone's
birthday party, and had the distinct honor of mixing at the California
Democratic Party's Election Night Celebration - playing for over 10,000
people at the exact moment when Barack Obama officially became the 44th
Sole spent most of 2006 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”. A few months later, KCRW called to ask him that exact
same question, and he agreed to join the ranks of what New York Times
dubbed the "most influential radio station in the country,". You can
tune into Sole every Wednesday at midnight in Los Angeles on 89.9 KCRW
(or worldwide, streaming and archived at www.kcrw.com/jeremysole).
Sole has also produced official remixes for BECK (US), FEMI KUTI
(Nigeria), NATURAL SELF (UK), NOVALIMA (Peru), JAZZANOVA (Germany),
THIEVERY CORPORATION (US), ROCKY DAWUNI (Ghana), QUANTIC (Colombia) and
others. In 2011, EMI enlist Sole to remix DAVID BOWIE'S "Golden Years".
The result features Ticklah (of Antibalas and Amy Winehouse) with the
Daptone musicians for an all-analog reworking of the 1976 classic.
In Sole's most ambitious project to date, he enlisted some of LA's most
sought-after musicians to birth an organic, turntable-led, 9-piece
ensemble featuring steel drums, a 4-piece horn section, violinist and
more. This massive undertaking he calls "MUSAICS", a musical mosaic of
many genres interlaced into a spiritual dancefloor ritual. Their debut
concert was held at the renowned Getty Museum, and a live album has been
recorded to crystalize the improvisational style they embody. More on
that in the days to come...
SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!
~Strange & Papa