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hard+soul lineup/ mar.24th- apr.14th

Discussion in 'House Room' started by whitelabel_tm, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. whitelabel_tm

    whitelabel_tm TRIBE Member

    ...the hard+soul tradition continues into the spring months
    with an exciting new lineup:

    mar.24th: residents hali + rod g.

    mar.31st: gene king + ray prasad
    vibes'n vinyl -ckln


    apr.7th: jerry the cat - detroit/ toronto premiere
    andrew folkes -windsor


    apr.14th: marc de breyne
    noah frank


    @ tlr
    330 adelaide st.w
    for guestlist email:
    taboolife@hardandsoul.com


    BIOGRAPHY: JERRY THE CAT

    Electronic music producer Jerry the Cat (Jerrald James) was born in
    >Detroit, Michigan, USA, in 1950. He is also a percussionist and DJ,
    >noted for his rhythmic feel and smooth mixing skills.
    >
    > Jerry has worked with a wide variety of percussive instruments, and
    >gained particular recognition for his skill with congas. He has
    >played with many bands, musicians, and producers. His range of
    >experience includes several music categories: jazz, fusion, rhythm &
    >blues, funk, gospel, blues, rock, disco, theatrical, classical, and
    >experimental. He has appeared with Parliament/Funkadelic, toured
    >with disco group CJ & Company (‘Devil’s Gun’), and recorded live
    >with gospel great James Cleveland.
    >
    > Electronic dance music captured Jerry’s interest in 1985, having
    >been introduced to the gender by Sharrod Ingram at Buy-Rite Records,
    >Detroit’s first underground record shop. There, and at the Music
    >Institute (Detroit’s legendary underground dance club) he met and
    >witnessed many talented Detroit DJs, including Juan Atkins, Kevin
    >Saunderson, Derrick May, Alton Miller, and Terrence Parker.
    >
    > In 1988, Jerry began playing congas to accompany DJs Overdose and
    >Claude Young at the Music Institute II. Thereafter, accompanying
    >DJs with percussion became his specialized expertise. On Christmas
    >Day, 1989, he gained wide spread recognition performing with Carl
    >Craig’s BFC at the Majestic Theater in Detroit. He later recorded
    >with Carl, and was featured in a remix of Kenny Larkin’s ‘Sarena X’.
    >
    > In 1990, Jerry acquired DJ equipment and developed smooth mixing
    >skills very quickly. In 1991 he began hosting a radio show in
    >Windsor, Ontario, Canada on CJAM, 91.5 FM. He featured an eclectic
    >mix of electronic music, dub, and jazz.
    >
    > In 1992, Jerry, with three partners, opened the Skyloft Gallery in
    >Detroit, an underground cultural center, noted for its experimental
    >art exhibits, poetry readings, musical/theatrical performances, and
    >state-of-the-art dance parties. DJs on the bills for these parties
    >included Jerry, business partner DJ Minx, Blake Baxter, Moodyman
    >(Kenny Dixon Jr.), Derrick Carter, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Claude
    >Young, Terrence Parker, Agent X (Mike Clark), Rick Wilhite, and many
    >more.
    >
    > Through 1995, Jerry performed regularly as a percussionist with DJ
    >Munk (Alvin Hill), backing many poets and free style rappers at the
    >Poureè Me Café in Detroit. In 1996, at Café Mahogany of Detroit, he
    >combined his skills as DJ and percussionist to accompany poets with
    >acid jazz, trip hop, drum & bass, etc.
    >
    > In late 1996 Jerry became resident DJ at the newly opened Amsterdam
    >Lounge in Windsor, Ontario, where he developed a loyal following.
    >He was especially noted for accompanying himself on percussion while
    >mixing house and eclectic music. This proved to be a combination
    >which generated infectious excitement in an intimate environment,
    >and created an atmosphere that attracted many talented DJs and
    >musicians. Patrons were drawn from Windsor, Detroit, Toronto,
    >Chicago, New York, and Montreal, making the Amsterdam Lounge one of
    >the most respected dance venues in the area.
    >
    > Noted as a uniquely skilled studio percussionist, Jerry has been
    >recorded and sampled frequently in electronic and underground music.
    > He has performed on projects for L.A. Williams, Kenny Dixon Jr.,
    >Theo Parrish, Scott Grooves, Derrick May, Gary Miller, and many
    >others.
    >
    > In 1998, Jerry established himself as a well qualified producer with
    >his first release, ‘Mating Ritual’, on Soirée Records of Detroit. A
    >hot percussive samba, it included remixes by Theo Parrish and DJ
    >Minx. His tracks are rich in detail and deep in originality. His
    >upcoming releases on 75 House Street Records have drawn praise from
    >industry professionals including Patrick Vidal, Ciudad Feliz, Pépé
    >Bradock, Rick Wilhite, Jeff K, and Scott Grooves.
    >
    > Jerry’s association with Soirée Records and it’s founder, Derrick
    >Thompson (DJ Drivetrain), led to performances in Paris, France at
    >the What’s Up Bar. This was followed by engagements at the Gibus,
    >the Man Ray, Follies Pigalle, and Café Oz’s ‘Harlem Hotel’ parties.
    >He also appeared in Nice, Nancy, Toulouse, Tours, and Rennes.
    >Outside of France he performed in Ajaccio and Porto-Vecchio of
    >Corse, Liege of Belgium, and Singapore.
    >
    > Other notable appearances include the Winter Music Conference in
    >Miami Beach, Florida where in March 1999, Jerry accompanied L.A.
    >Williams, Roger Sanchez, Little Louis Vega, DJ Pierre, Scott
    >Grooves, Kevin Saunderson, and Carl Craig on percussion at various
    >parties. In 2000 he played at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival
    >with Agent X (Mike Clark) and Alan Ester.
    >
    > On December 31, 2000, the New Years Eve of the millennium, Jerry and
    >partners opened the Velvet Room, an intimate dance lounge in
    >Windsor, Ontario. Noted for it’s elegance and warmth, the venue
    >drew immediate attention and support, winning the ‘Best New Business
    >of the Year’ award from Biz X magazine, a respected local business
    >publication. Together with the neighboring Amsterdam Lounge, the
    >Velvet Room is at the heart of a Windsor electronic dance district
    >which has quickly impacted the Windsor/Detroit electronic dance
    >scene in a very positive way.
    >
    > In late 2000, Jerry formed the Dark River Collective, a much
    >acclaimed music production group comprised of musicians, singers,
    >poets, and electronic music producers. Following frequent
    >appearances at the Velvet Room, the group appeared three times at
    >the 2001 Winter Music Conference, creating quite a buzz. An
    >expanded version of the group later appeared on the main stage at
    >the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and again at the Capital
    >Theater in Windsor. A virtual fountain of creativity, the Dark
    >River Collective is meaningful art in music, crossing electronic and
    >acoustic concepts with visual and verbal forms of expression.
    >
    > In December 2001, Jerry returned to Paris, appearing at the Rex with
    >Carl Craig, Jeff K, Ciudad Feliz, Didier Allyn, and I-Cube. He also
    >performed with Robert Owens at the Global and Roch Dadier at the
    >Batofar. On February 2, he returns to the Rex to accompany Charles
    >Schilling. He returns to Windsor on February 6 to open a record
    >shop, Cat’s Den.
     
  2. whitelabel_tm

    whitelabel_tm TRIBE Member

    ...special live performance by Godwin tonight @ the Livingroom!

    In addition to Gene King(his b-day!) + Ray Prasad.

    Cheers!
     

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