Category Archives: soulful house
Detroit House cat Alton Miller playing an open air afternoon Spirit of House set on the grass @ Hermann’s Bar (Courtyard) pulling out everything from Motor City Soul, Funk, Disco that has inspired him over the years & of course that signature House stuff he is known for!
Limited 1st release $15 presale tickets are available from http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?414132. 2nd release $20 and $25 on the door if not sold out. Strictly limited capacity so get in quick.
Growing up in the 1970s, Miller soaked up the musical environment surrounding him in the Motor City, taking a particular interest in the sounds of Motown, Philadelphia, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Santana. It was during the early ’80s once the “dance music crazed” Alton became friends with a young Derrick May that he decided to start spinning records, citing Chicago DJs such as Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles as prime influences.
By the latter part of the same decade, Miller joined forces with George Baker and Chez Damier to start the Music Institute, a short-lived but legendary Detroit club that has since become near-mythical, thanks to the pioneering techno efforts of figures such as May. Following the demise of The Music Institute, Miller took an interest in Conga drumming in addition to DJing, which led to a period between 1989 and 1991 where he toured the world with his music.
He then joined forces once again with May, first as an employee of the artist’s Transmat Records label, then as Aphrodisiac, the title under which he would begin releasing his music. Besides his EP on Transmat’s sublabel Fragile, he also released his music on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS and a series of EPs on Serious Grooves. By the mid to late ’90s, he had increased his presence in the Detroit area through a number of DJ performances and a stream of stunning twelves. His latest album ‘Light Years Away’ had been critically acclamied by the likes of Osunlade, Atjazz and Boddhi Satva
#1- Alton Miller @ ’4 the love’ 2ND ANNIVERSARY
The first hour and a half of Alton’s set was a very smooth, deep house affair. This is a nice room recording, complete with hand claps, maracas, castanets and hoots from the crowd, you can really feel the energy of the night and the celebration of the ’4 the love’ special celebration.
#2 – ALTON MILLER LIVE @ La Vague (France) (DEEP JAZZY HOUSE) -
PODCAST #3 – ALTON MILLER @ SOUL ALLIANCE (ITALY).
Digging on this dope live mix recorded when Alton Miller played at Soul Alliance in Italy, an epic 3 Hour recording of Deep & Soulful & Afro-tipped House music & Disco. Be sure to check him playing next week at our Spirit of House afternoon special at Hermann’s Bar courtyard.
There is less that 20 discounted tickets left for this one, snap them up for a spot on our dancefloor HERE
ALTON MILLER IN SYDNEY 2011
SPIRIT OF HOUSE – LONG WEEKEND SPECIAL
SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY – OPENING PARTY
King Britt at his finest hour with a classic House remake of the DISCO masterpiece “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life“, taken from his 1997 album “When The Funk Hits The Fan” that features everything from Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop as well as a few Soulful House cuts like this.
King Britt Presents Sylk 130 – When The Funk Hits The Fan
|Jimmy Leans Back||2:42|
|City (5-6 Theme)||5:09|
|Gettin Into It||4:30|
|When The Funk Swings||7:14|
|Taggin & Braggin||3:18|
|Incident On The Couch||1:04|
|A Day In The Life||3:42|
|Last Night A DJ Saved My Life||5:07|
|When The Funk Hits The Fan||5:36|
- GOSPEL SOULFUL JAZZY HOUSE: DJ Oji & Una – We Lift Our Hands At The Sanctuary (Friday Night At The Sanctuary Mix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- SOULFUL JAZZY HOUSE: Studio Apartment ft Kenny Bobien – Isnt she lovely (Original), (DJ Oji Lovely Remix) & (DJ Kawasaki Remix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- SOULFUL DEEP HOUSE: Masters At Work & India: A Match Made in Soulful House Heaven (sydneyunderground.org)
- The Erykah Badu Remixes #2: Bag Lady (Miguel Migs Remix) (DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE) (sydneyunderground.org)
- DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE: Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Remix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Serving Soul / Borneo Beer House (anathalyst.wordpress.com)
- The Sam Champs Remixes: Erykah Badu, Dángelo, (soulofsydney.org)
- Latin, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop Podcast: Juzzlikedat Live on Departure Lounge Radio: Sat 4th Feb (soulofsydney.org)
- VIDEO: Erykah Badu LIVE at Coachella 2011 (soulofsydney.org)
- Norman Jay @ Sydney Festival Block Party Vibes (soulofsydney.org)
The recording partnership between New York based Masters At Work & the unmistakable talents of latin vocal sensation India have to be one of the finest collaborations in Soulful House music. The trio have put together so many of the seminal moments of house music over the last 15 years.
- Soul of Sydney Podcast #19: Sunday Soul, Hip Hop & Funk Podcast by Michael Zac (soulofsydney.org)
- Dex Soul 20Min Demo Set (mymixedreviews.wordpress.com)
- The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe Mixed by DJ Spinna (hangout.altsounds.com)
- Nature of the Soul (kitty0nline.wordpress.com)
- MONDAY 12/26 on UGHTV ~ MASTER DJ TONY SOUL (undergroundhousetv.com)