SoulOnBeat: Ramiro tonight, Marques Wyatt Friday & DJ Harvey September 25th

SoulOnBeat: Ramiro tonight, Marques Wyatt Friday & DJ Harvey September 25th

Tonight @ Bar Dynamite

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Special Guest : Ramiro.Uniting Souls. Seattle along with Cris Herrera & Jason Tokita

1606 Washington st.- 21+ 9pm -2am
No Cover-Free-Gratis

Friday September 17th @ Kava Lounge


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Kava gets Deep Friday September 17th Special guest – Marques Wyatt. Deep .Los Angeles along with: Ramiro. Uniting Souls. Seattle & Cris Herrera. Soulonbeat

E-mail for discounted guest list no later than 3pm day of the event!

International DJ and producer Marques Wyatt is an influential messenger of the deepest, most soulful kind of house music. Beneath his relaxed, spiritual and unknowingly suave persona, therein lies a man partially responsible for giving birth to the West Coast house scene by bringing the fresh sounds of New York (a la Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries and Larry Levan) to Los Angeles beginning in the mid ´80s. Carefully pointing out that he has “always had a deep passion for music,” you know that his adoration of house has been a gateway into the lives of thousands and thousands of people. Over the years promoting and playing an enormous amount of parties including BBC, Brass, MAC´s Garage, Does Your Mama Know? and currently LA´s biggest house club DEEP, Marques has changed the face of Southern California nightclubbing and the presentation of its music, sound and scene. Today, he spends much of his time taking the sounds that emanate from his soul around the world, or laying them down in the studio in remixes and original compositions. Yet, he always returns to the club scene in his hometown of Los Angeles. He grew up in a loving, musical family that exposed him to everything from unique Afro rhythm sounds, jazz and soul to psychedelic rock. As a DJ he draws on a little bit of all these influences in silky smooth sets that never fail to be a buoyant celebration of life.

Art of Sound “DJ HARVEY” September 25th

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ART OF SOUND
SAT SEPT 25TH, 2010
featuring:
DJ HARVEY
info line: 619.955.1345
You Must be on the list to Attend this Event!!
VERY LIMITED CAPACITY!
::21& UP 9PM-? PLEASE RSVP
cris@soulonbeat.com::

Harvey’s long involvement in and love of music began at the tender age of 13 when he and two older friends formed a new wave band called ‘Ersatz’ (Cheap Substitute) who recorded their first track in 1978. By 1981 he had moved on to a new band imaginatively titled ‘Your Dinner’ which harvey describes as having a madness vibe with more satirical lyrics! He also at this time set up a label called ‘Leisure Sounds’ to release their material as well as offerings from the other aspiring bands they were collaborating. This early involvement with music burgeoned through his love of drums into experimenting with breakbeats and tired & disillusioned with the live music scene, he began to himself in his growing collection of old Disco and Hip-Hop. His first major break as a D.J. came with his sets at ‘Wet’ where he played alongside Breeze and Ian B (Eon). It was a mixed club that allowed them to experiment with the crowd by combining a wide variety of musical styles as well as slipping in the odd bit of poetry! By the mid 80’s Harvey teamed up with some friend from Cambridge to form the legendary ‘Tonka’ Sound System. From their early warehouse parties to the infamous monthly monday night jams at the Zap in Brighton. Harvey, Choci & Rev treated Tonka’s huge following to a rare blend of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, Classics and smatterings of House in the latter days.
House music was now an integral part of Harvey’s set and more D.J’s were supporting this exciting new phenomenon. Harvey found himself at numerous warehouse parties including the notorious ‘Freedom’ events alongside the likes of Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, Norman Jay, Judge Jules and Danny Rampling. The parties created headline news, flying revellers to Amsterdam for mad weekends and taking over huge warehouses for parties that would carry on well into the next day. It was at this time that the organizer of these parties , Kevin Simpson became good friends with Harvey, and when Freedom came to and end they would go on to have a fruitful relationship with future projects. By now a sought-after DJ on the House circuit Harvey agreed to become resident at ‘Solaris’ and while playing there he met up with Marbo, organizer of the first House club in Japan the result of which being a tour of Japan which has been repeated annually ever since. As if to reaffirm his status. harvey went on the ‘!90! tour Ibiza organized by Flying’s Charlie Chester and blew everyone away with his uncompromising mix of music. It was here that he met Heidi Lawden, then involved with the club ‘Yellow Book’. Between them they set up ‘Moist’, a club dedicated to the ideals and the vibe of the ‘The Paradise Garage’ and played host to legends such as Larry Levan, Francois Kevorkian and Kenny Carpenter to name but a few. His relationship with Heidi would be cemented further when in July ’92 Heidi gave birth to their son, Harley. At about this time Harvey proved himself to be multi-talented when he was asked by Kevin Simpson from the ‘Freedom’ parties to play percussion for a new band he had just started to manage called ‘Jamiroquai’.
This was the beginning of many great guest appearances for the likes of Marshall Jefferson, Mary J. Blige, Ashley Beedle, T-emapo and many more.
An important facet of Harvey’s ‘sound ‘ is the mixing up of classics with fresh house sounds which led him to set up his own label “Black Cock Records” to release records made by him, as a kind of JD reference for the leftfield train spotters of the world! This work in the studio led onto remix work for artists such as The Police as well as a number of projects for Ministry Of Sound’s two label’s, ‘Sound Of Ministry’ and ‘Open’ culminating in the formation of the act ‘Persuasion’ with keyboard player Pete Z. Having been part of The Ministry from it’s early days, he still cherishes a pink G-String that was thrown into the DJ booth one night whilst he was in the mix, that he’s actually had framed! His Versatility manner that he was playing both Fridays and Saturdays before being offered a residency at ‘Open All Hours’ on Fridays with Darren Emerson where he grew a loyal following for his ‘last set general weirdness’ before moving on to his Saturday night slot at ‘Rulin’ with CJ Makintosh in November ’94. Again Ministry regulars came to appreciate Harvey at his best doing the 6-10am ‘graveyard shift’ playing a melange of classics, deep jazzy house and general leftfield vibes that the loyal band of music lovers and serious groovers have come to regard as part of the evening that is their own.


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cris@soulonbeat.com

Markalan - Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Markalan moved to Pacific Beach in 1994. During his first four years in San Diego, he worked as a photographer for the United States Navy. Over the past decade, he's been behind the bar or turntables in many of San Diego's nightclubs, and venues. He's shared his musical selections with Southern & Baja California, and the Mayan Riviera. During these years, he could be found exchanging his time for vinyl at Groove Records and Siesta Records. 

He often worked for trade, to support his vinyl addiction. He currently owns over 8,000 records. "Listening to my father's albums is when it all began. Flipping through the stacks, cleaning off the LP, placing the needle on the record, reading the lyrics, studying the artwork, and enjoying the rich analog sound. Sure, there are occasional pops & you might have to clean the record. You actually have to flip the record at the end of the side. It's not a play list or program on shuffle. You are present, involved, and engaged in the listening process. 
Please Keep Vinyl Alive & Support Local Artists!" 
Markalan

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