Random Soul is the brainchild of 2 of Sydneys rising dj talents, Yogi and Husky. The duo was formed in the summer of 2005 with the hopes of bringing a fresh and unique sound to dance floors across the world. With elements of soul, jazz and funk the guys are trying to bring an accessible yet underground flavour to their productions and live show in the medium of house music The duo has had signed their first release to none other than Jay-J of Moulton Studios San Francisco notoriety. Jay-j has signed the main room funk track Key to Soul to be the follow up release to the launch of his new label Shifted Music, out of NYC. Following the signing to Jay-js label, Random Soul came to the attention of house music stalwart Miguel Migs. He has signed a number of their tracks to his internationally popular U.S. based label, Salted Music. The boys EP reached number 1 on traxsource and has already been on high rotation with the worlds largest house djs, including dj Heather, Grant Nelson, Richard Earnshaw, Joshua Heath and Miguel Migs himself.
MORE FROM RANDOM SOUL ONLINE
- The Erykah Badu Remixes #2: Bag Lady (Miguel Migs Remix) (DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Miguel Migs: Outside the Skyline (Review) (popmatters.com)
- Deep House Tribute to Martin Luther King: Mr Fingers – Can You Feel It (original I Have a Dream Edit) (sydneyunderground.org)
- GOSPEL SOULFUL JAZZY HOUSE: DJ Oji & Una – We Lift Our Hands At The Sanctuary (Friday Night At The Sanctuary Mix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Mixtape Monday: It’s ALL Peace ‘n Love (soularadiance.wordpress.com)
- ‘Three Decades of House Music Tribute Mix Series’ ~ Mr. Fabulous-DJ FM (undergroundhousetv.com)
- ‘Three Decades of House Music Tribute Mix Series’ ~ Mr. Fabulous-DJ FM (djspencechicago.com)
- Sleazy Mcqueen – Reconnect Ep (recordlabelservices.com)
- David Sabat: DJ of the Month-December (househeadspeaks.com)
There is only one Lil Louis!
Chicago based DJ and producer.
One of the most popular Chicago house producers during the late ’80s thanks to his massive club hit “French Kiss“, Lil’ Louis was also the only Chicago producer to successfully deal with the major labels; he released two albums for Epic, and only left the label at his own instigation. Born in Chicago, Louis was the son of guitarist Bobby Sims, who recorded for Chess and appeared with the psychedelic-soul unit Rotary Connection. He grew up with nine siblings and played both drums and bass as a child, then began DJing in the mid-’70s (he earned his nickname after appearances at the club River’s Edge while still in middle school). By the end of the decade he had his own club, the Future, where he began working on his editing techniques, thanks to a cassette deck and later a reel-to-reel recorder.
By the 1980s, Lil’ Louis was hosting the biggest house parties in Chicago, and he began recording his productions around that time as well. His first single “How I Feel” appeared on his own label, and he began collaborating with Marshall Jefferson on several tracks – “Seven Ways to Jack” by Hercules, Byron Stingily‘s “I Can’t Stay Away”. In 1987, his new single “French Kiss” became a local hit, then a platinum-selling international classic after being licensed to CBS and ffrr. The success triggered a major-label contract through Epic, and the release of his debut album “From the Mind of Lil’ Louis” in 1989. Charting a course across jazz-fusion and R&B as well as house, the LP was one of the best produced by any of the Chicago figures, and included session contributions from Larry Heard, Die Warzau and his own father on drums. From the album, the moody single “I Called U” became another club hit. His follow-up LP, the more stylistically unified “Journey with the Lonely”, didn’t fare as well and Lil’ Louis retired from recording for over four years, preferring instead to set up his own studio in New York and work on production with Babyface and Me’Shell Ndegeocello. He returned by collaborating with “Little” Louie Vega of Masters At Work and also worked on production for Black Magic.
More rare versions and dope write up on Lil Louis @ Hashmoder online.
- Ce Ce Rogers – Someday ( Club Mix ) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Anne Hathaway Steams Up the Set With a French Kiss (popsugar.com)
- I love Paris in the hands of Stephanie Perkins – My book thoughts on Anna and the French Kiss (qtpiepg13.wordpress.com)
- Wendy Day Talks Webbie & Lil Boosie, 360 Deals, Kreayshawn, And How Not To Get Screwed On IllSide Radio (squareonechicity.wordpress.com)
- Rhymefest Says Lil B ‘Needs a Dad,’ Rapper Responds (theboombox.com)