Sunshine People w/ Joeski, Ra-Soul, Michael May, Supacreep
Sunshine People (Bay Area) + Halcyon Sf present S.O.S feat Joeski (NYC) + Dj Ra-Soul
Come get down with these two legends + SP residents Michael May and Supacreep (Martin Fabela) will be rounding out the line-up for this one of a kind Sunday Funday in SF.
6am sharp, make sure you're there!
$10 presale $20 at the door
(crosstown rebels/New York)
Joeski in the news::..
New York house DJ/producer/remixer Joeski’s ascension to the global stage has been incumbent upon one thing: pure freakin’ talent. From playing house parties in Queens, NY, to spinning at infamous Manhattan nightspots and parties including The Limelight, NASA, Save the Robots and the Roxy, he’s continually evolved his sound both behind the decks and the boards. And not surprisingly his sleek, raw grooves continue to reverberate well beyond the Big Apple.
With 2016 filled with producing and remixing for labels including Defected and Suara, Joeski (a.k.a. Joe Flores) makes a welcome return to Steve Bug’s Poker Flat Recordings with the Lessons in Dub EP.
Where his previous Erotic Sessions EP for Poker Flat was a deep, techy dose of dark insanity (listen to “Come On Here” here), his new three-tracker for the label is swathed in dubby textures, sexy vocal sample banter and groovy goodness.
We’re thrilled to world premiere the title track from our NYC homie that’s rinsed with glorious helpings of bass, insistent drums and gentle washes of reverb. Get an exclusive first listen below and pick up the full release on February 17.
Ra-Soul in the News::..
In 1998, Chicago’s own Large Music released the Soul Searching EP. If you have this record in your collection, you’ll understand why it’s very unexpected but very good news that its creator, DJ Ra Soul, has resurfaced again after many years of unexpected silence.
The three Soul Searching EPs progressed like a wave, each still better than the previous one. They stand today as a sort of landmark of one of Deep House’s moments of temporary ascendency and presaging its future direction. When people tell me about the sudden fever in Europe for that “mid-’90s Deep House sound” – there is no better example of it than the beats sealed on wax by Ra Soul.
And then their creator disappeared. Ra Soul became another one of those ghostly legends of House Music – and if the records themselves didn’t exist, we’d assume this was all some kind of a hoax or a strange dream. From 2005 onward, nobody seemed to know what happened to him, when suddenly a new EP called Take It Slow appeared on Miami’s So Sound Recordings.
“Rather than tiptoe around this subject or put a spin on it, I’m going to be blunt,” he told me about the lost years. “Drugs and alcohol took me out of the game. The last several years I struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction. I lost everything and hit bottom pretty hard.
“I decided through the suggestion of a good friend to face my alcoholism and addiction. I live a clean and sober life now.”
The influence the Soul Searching EPs have had on a new generation of producers has left him “somewhat surprised. Over the years many people have told me that they were inspired by those records. At first I didn’t realize how much of an effect my music had but after hearing many different people from around the world saying that they were inspired by my songs I had to believe it was true.”
The new EP has that classic Ra Soul sound with some interesting new wrinkles. The titles – “Temptation”, “Let’s Work” and the title track – suggest that “take it slow” is less a working title than a motto.
Whatever it takes – it’s just good to have you back. Take It Slow:: out now on So Sound Recordings.