Mr. Music presents the Back to Housemusic Radioshow
Back to House present currently releases from Anthony Romeno:
Alfred Azzetto is one of the most respected and leading figures within the Italian House Music scene and beyond throughout the world as both a DJ and producer.
Born and raised in Italy, his experience within music stretches back over 20 years to the Eighties where he launched and established his international profile around the globe.
At the height of the 90s house boom, Alfred was offered a residency at three of the leading Clubs in Italy, namely at Muretto, Movida and Matilda (Jesolo - Venice).
His sound is best described always combination of various types of music, a very personal style and rich in a wide musical background which is regarded as the key to his success. Many of his productions and co-productions reached the top of the international dance charts. “Point of view”, debut single of his DB Boulevard project, was a smash hit, remaining number one for three weeks on the USA Billboard Dance Chart. The single was one of the biggest selling singles in Italy, which in turn lead to a nomination for the MTV Music Awards 2002. Last year, Alfred signed for the illustrious Purple Music label. His first release on Purple was in late 2006 titled ‘Voyager’ before the much-demanded follow-up ‘Colors’ in 2007.
At 28 years old, Kemal already boasts 11 years of experience as a DJ and 6 years as a producer. As with most music industry success stories, his interest in music started at a young age. At 6 years old he started to play the drums, age 9 he learned the guitar and through his teen years he added bass guitar and piano to his repertoire. Most significantly a week after his 18th birthday he took up his newest instrument, Djing. A Resident of Los Angeles, Kemal has just recently ended his long running residency of 6 years at Balance-LA to pursue life in a new direction. It was widely known to be the premier Saturday night spot for house music on the west coast. Kemal has had the opportunity to play alongside an all-star lineup of talent including Jamie Lewis, Jon Cutler, Jay Hannan, Mr.V, Alix Alvarez, Dj Spinna, Bobby & Steve, Marques Wyatt, the list goes on and on. Inspired by such great talent sparked an even more interest into creating his own music in the studio.
Kemals very first production with long time friend Steve Chin, [under the moniker “The Worlds Most Beautiful] was signed to John “JellyBean” Benitez to be released on his Jellybean Soul label. The releases landed them at a gig at the infamous Bang The Party NYC with Dj Eman in 2003. Since then Kemal has had further releases on respected labels such as Seasons Recordings, MN2S, Purple Trax, Indeependent and most recently Purple Music. Most recently Kemal has signed an exclusive artist deal with Jamie Lewis’ Purple Music label, so look out for lots more original & remix productions from Kemal in 2009!
Los Angeles-based Andy Caldwell wears many guises: Songwriter, producer, classically trained pianist and trumpeter, remixer, DJ and label owner (of the recently re-launched Uno Recordings). The journey of his 14-year and counting recording career has brought many accolades and honors, from writing Grammy nominated songs and sharing stages with legends like James Brown to making the tunes of choice for countless top DJs worldwide. Flying more than 200,000 miles and playing more than 100 shows a year, Andy Caldwell is a preeminent fixture on the global dance music scene.
The last few years have been both productive and immeasurably fun for Caldwell: he headlined the 25-city House of Om tour, recorded the exotic Om Dubai mix collection as well as a double-disc of jamming electro for Bargrooves. He led a float at the Berlin Love Parade, played Ibizan superclub Pacha, rocked 70,000 at the Los Angeles Coliseum for Electric Daisy Carnival and opened for James Brown at the massive Good Vibrations festival tour in Australia.
He debuted on record in 1994 with the huge buzz of the single “Superfunkidiculous,” and shortly after formed the live group Soulstice with Gabriel Rene. The pair worked together for five years, signing to major label Dreamworks and releasing the soulful electronic albums Illusions and Mixed Illusions on Om Records. Working with Soulstice allowed Caldwell to hone his skills in writing, arranging and producing in preparation for working solo.
Recording singles for Om Records and Naked Music, the former San Francisco native quickly became a staple on the acclaimed Om Lounge, Sounds of Om and Mushroom Jazz mix series, tiding listeners over until his first full-length solo album Universal Truth emerged in 2006. Among the many gems featured on the studio album, “Warrior” gently emerged as the torch song for the summer of 2007. The track written by Caldwell, features the incredible vocal talents of Lisa Shaw and has been remixed by Claude Von Stroke, David Alvarado and Chuck Love. Quickly rising to the top of many compilation inclusions, it has been featured on releases by Hed Kandi, Vendetta and Ministry of Sound to name but a few.
His knack for A&R leads him to find and sign tunes that have gone on to be licensed the world over, as in the Trentemoller remix of Yoshimoto’s “Du What Yu Du.” And with the recent re-launch of his label Uno Recordings, Caldwell once again has an official outlet all his own to nurture and discover tomorrow’s talents that are pushing stylistic boundaries.
“It’s all pretty exciting for someone whose biggest goal when I first started was to hear my music played on huge speakers in front of a lot of people,” says Caldwell, who is currently at work on his next high-profile album. “That was all I wanted. I didn’t care if I ever made a dime, I just wanted that experience.”
Canadian DJ/Producer Fred Everything is a key player in the world of House Music and with 12 years in the music business and over 100 productions to his credit, he shows no signs of stopping. Born in Hull and raised in Quebec City, Fred got the early bug for electronic music in High School. He formed a few bands while spending his weekends as one of the youngest in local nightclubs. In the early 90s, he started playing live in raves and clubs in Canada. He was then known as “Everything,” because his live sets could range anywhere from techno to house, ambient and even drum and bass. He even got to open up for a then up and coming, Sasha. Tired of carrying his equipment around, mainly a TR909 and a SH101, he started DJ’ng and changed his name to Fred Everything. A move to the big city of Montreal was the next obvious thing, and it wasn’t too long after that Fred found himself releasing records on some of his favorite labels and catching the attention of DJ’s and producers worldwide.
His first major release got signed to UK label DIY in 1997. He also signed a few EP’s to Vinyl Peace in Toronto and the phone started ringing from labels left and right wanting to get an a piece of the new producer. But it was after giving a demo to 20:20 Vision boss Ralph Lawson in an after party in Toronto that things really got started for the young enthusiastic producer. Straight out of the plane in the UK, Ralph called him up and offered him a record deal. A few successful singles came out and the two talked about the next big step, a full length album. In 2000, while living in London, Fred released his first album “Under the Sun” on 20:20 Vision. The album was received as a breath of fresh air by the press worldwide and established Fred Everything as a name to watch. It was licensed to Virgin in Vienna and Tiga’s Turbo Records for North America. The follow up, “Light Of Day” (2004) also on 20:20 Vision, was cited as the best House album of the year by iDJ magazine in the UK. It featured artist such as Joseph Malik, Karl the Voice, Roy Davis and DJ Heather. Other collaborators throughout the years include: AtJazz, Mark Bell (Shaboom), The New Master Sounds, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Lisa Shaw, Tim Fuller, Olivier Desmet, JT Donaldson, Lance DeSardi, Tortured Soul, Joshua (Iz), Vincenzo, Andy Caldwell and many more. In 2003, Fred won best Electronic Artist at The Mimi’s award in Montreal.
The growing momentum of his releases also brought a lot of remix requests. As a remixer, Fred was able to put his touch not only to house pioneers such as Mood 2 Swing, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick Carter, Kings of Tomorrow, Robert Owens and Roy Davis but also new school sensations like Switch, Kaskade as well as cross over artists: Corrine Bailey Ray, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets) and the late great Curtis Mayfield.
That’s without mentioning his sought after ‘underground’ remixes for the likes of Missy Elliot, Erykah Badhu, Outkast and MIA. In 2001, he released “From The Deep” on Bombay records, a collection of remixes released between 1998 and 2001.
Fred Everything’s productions have appeared on over 100 compilations worldwide by such various artists as Danny Tennaglia, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, H-Foundation and Miguel Migs on labels like Defected, Ministry of Sound, NRK, Universal and countless Ibiza compilations. You probably also heard his music or seen his video for the song “Revolution” on many MTV shows. Little known fact, he was also House Music reviewer in XLR8R magazine for a few years.
Fred has also gained quite a reputation as a DJ. In 1997, on his first trip to the UK, he managed to get DJ magazine’s favorite set during In The City Conference at the Sub Club in Glasgow. Long time Back To Basics resident and 20:20 Vision label boss considers him to be “One of the best house dj on the planet.” led to him playing in some of the UK’s best clubs like Fabric, Back to Basics, Ministry Of Sound, Cream, Basement Jaxx parties, Lazy Dog and the list goes on.
With over a Million miles flown taking him all around the world to places he never even dreamed of visiting like Moskow, Istanbul, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Bulgaria, Honolulu in clubs like Fabric (London), Pacha (Ibiza) Festival such as Montreal Jazz Festival, Toronto JVC Jazz Festival, and lately the 50,000 attended Electric Daisy Carnival He’s also held down residency at Stereo (Montreal), Next Door (Honolulu), Footwork (Toronto) and his own Lazy Days parties (Montreal, London, San Francisco). There’s also the obligatory Winter Music Conference where he can be seen for 10 years sharing the decks with people like Francois K, Mark Farina or King Britt.
His work as a DJ been immortalized on 3 mix cds. Disconnection (InMix, 1997) , DJ SET01 (Virgin, Intonation 2001), and the popular House Of Om Series (Om records, 2006). He’s also been hosted on radio shows worldwide in Copenhagen, Belgium, Turkey and England on radio station like Dynamo FM, Kiss FM, Ministry Of Sound Radio. He was also recently Ben Watt’s guest on his radio show on Galaxy FM in the UK.
Fred recently relocated from Montreal to San Francisco where he can be found working from the infamous Moulton Studios. His new album, Lost Together is out now on Om records and includes collaborations from Roy Davis Jr, Lisa Shaw, Tortured Soul, Tim Fuller and N’Dea Davenport from The Brand New Heavies. It’s been recorded in Montreal, Vancouver, San Francisco, New York, Hollywood and Tokyo. The first single “Here I Am” featuring Lisa Shaw has found its way to the number 3 on Traxsource’s top downloads and landed as Single of the week on Wasabeat.com. He’s also hard at work on his label Lazy Days who just got to their 10th release.
Two brothers - Tadeu Nice and Domino - concentrate on promoting the quality sound of soulful garage and deep house in Lithuania. They have been known as true deep & soulful music lovers and Vilnius leading underground house DJs for a decade.
Two of Deep Inc’s club nights “Playsessions” at Club Tasty and “City Spirit” at Club Gravity has already made it to Lithuania’s dance music history and represented the sounds of artists and DJs like Beanfield, Jef K, Tom Wieland, Jon Lemmon, Minus 8, Needs and Franck Roger, to name just a few.
The brothers presently DJ & promote successful soulful house night in Vilnius called “Elegant Line Sessions”, already supported by big names like DJ Yass, DJ Fudge, Groove Assassin and Kiko Navarro.
Tadeu Nice & Domino’s sets always cover a wide spectrum of jazzed-up deepness following to a vocal madness and going to a groovier soulful vibe. So it shouldn’t be surprising they’re on the request line when giving a proper warm up for the likes of Kerri Chandler, Dr. Bob Jones, DJ Deep, Paul Murphy, Raw Deal, Lenny Fontana, Âme, Dixon or Kevin Yost, and the list could go on forever.
Their experience as well as recognition in the clubs encouraged them to take on producing. In 2007 the brothers set up the Deep Inc productions to deliver the best quality SOUL music whatever form or shape it may take. Deep Inc have already composed remixes for respected house labels such as Tejal Records, Camio Recordings, Seamless Recordings, Jaffa Music… And there’s so much more to come in the near future.