SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
We welcome the return of SUNSHINE JONES to Jacksonville, FL for a session of pure house bliss! Joining him will be EARL LAMACS on percussion with opening sets by Philly G & Catharsis (PC Synergy), The Strangelovers, Justin Shurman and Chris Fog b2b D Rock.
7:00-8:00 D Rock b2b Chris Fog
8:00-9:00 Justin Shurman
9:00-10:00 The Strangelovers
10:00-11:30 Philly G & Catharsis (PC Synergy)
11:30-2:00 Sunshine Jones featuring Earl Lamacs
UNDERBELLY 7PM $10 18-up
Dubtribe Sound System/Treehouse Muzique/King Street Sounds/Cosmic Disco/Sunday Soul
Sunshine Jones lives in San Francisco, California where he performs a live/DJ Set every sunday on 90hz.org called Sunday Soul, and produces house music for King Street Sounds, Nite Grooves, from the Treehouse Recording Studio. His label, Treehouse Muzique is preparing for launch in early 2008.
Over the last year, Sunshine has traveled the world spinning and performing live. Loop’s 9 year anniversary in Tokyo was a fantastic beginning for his solo work, which has taken him to Sugar in Adelaide, Australia, up the coast to Byron Bay, and Brisbane. The Family Music Festival in Osaka where he played beside Danny Krivit was inspirational, and The Metamorphose festival in Tokyo, where performing for 16,000 people completely blew his mind.
Sunshine spent the 1990’s touring the united states in a van as one half of Dubtribe Sound System, and as creative director of Imperial DUB Recordings. He left the 90’s glad to see them go, but worried about the decade ahead. The turn of the century saw the end of his long term partnerships with IDR, and his musical partner Moonbeam. After working with BMG/Jive, and Defected Records,
Sunshine took a long break. He discarded his associations, and tried to raise his son in a halcyonic state of idle in a San Francisco suburb. When that proved to be impossible, sunshine searched his soul, and wrote seven tracks in seven days, an exercise intended to purge himself of the bullshit which was crushing him. I worked pretty well, and the album was released on King Street in 2006.
In early 2007, frustrated with the limitations of CD turntables, and the confused pile of hand scrawled CD’s all over his house, Sunshine made the move to mixing with a laptop. Using a Allen and Heath XONE:92 DJ Mixer to connect a mic and some effects, and a MacBook Pro running Traktor DJ Studio Pro, Sunshine found he was excited about mixing records again. “I haven’t been this excited about music since I first learned how to program a sequencer.” And it shows. No stale, up-tempo computer mixes for you… Sunshine has been challenging what dance music even is, often never raising the tempo above 118 bpm, he uses musical force, live vocals, live percussion, loops, and effects rather than simply beating the crowd to death with something fast or hard. Difficult and provocative as always,
Sunshine has eaten his hat and embraced the modern definition of independent music and it’s current format.
From the start of 2007 Sunshine has been a monthly resident at Love in New York City, a quarterly resident at Club Five in Washington DC, and reforging his relationships with friends from all over the US. 2007 brought inspirational trips to Florida where he blew the Plazma Lounge apart, and rocked Paradise with Jask of Thai Soul. He also performed at Muzique modern with Moby, Kudu and King Britt at the Highland Ballroom, Hosted the devastating Sunday Soul NYC: Voice and sang with Jenifa Mayanja and Monique Bingham and brought down the house, rocked the rooftop of club five with Sunday Soul: Unlimited where he played for 5 hours + under the stars for a crowd of cheering and deeply beautiful people.
At year’s end, Sunshine Jones insists that despite the relative collapse of dance music as a main stream head bashing, these are inspirational times. The music coming out of France, Norway, Sweden, Germany, New York, Los Angeles, and Japan is absolutely some of the best music ever produced in the genre of “house.”
Sunshine transmits a weekly now monthly radio program on 90hz.org called Sunday Soul from 10pm until late night (pacific time.) The shows are based each week on a theme, and announced in the 90hz forum, the treehouse muzique forum, myspace and other community gathering places. While not always a perfect example of Sunshine’s club performance, they are a look into the musical soul of a house legend, and deep-headed music lover.Sunday Soul is also a traveling party. Monthly in New York City at Love, and quarterly on a rooftop somewhere in Washington DC, occasionally from various places all over the world.
Find out more at sundaysoul.com
Sunday Soul Archives
There are hundreds of of hours of Sunday Soul archival transmissions. You can donate to Sunday Soul and download your choice of these archives, and listen to previews of each program at http://treehousemuzique.com/
PC Synergy ~ Phil Green & Catharsis (Scott Petersen)
Om Records, Soul Support Recordings
Green Team Media, Inc.
PC Synergy is an Om Records recording artist and DJ duo that began their recording career with Imperial Dub Recordings famous for Dubtribe Sound System.
Phil Green is the creative production force behind the Production/ DJ duo PCSynergy. Along with Catharsis, he expresses all things house & down tempo. His amiable demeanor is personified in his dj sets and original compositions. Both Phil and Catharsis have been actively deejaying and expressing positive electronic paradigms since 1991. Phil is a graduate of Full Sail video and audio engineering college in Orlando, Florida. Currently, Phil is the chief engineer at Green Team Media Inc., a digital recording suite dedicated to electronic music and video production.
Phil’s acumen of studio engineering and production was sharpened after Full Sail at the Dallas Sound Lab. His extensive studio credits include assistant engineer for the Grammy winning album, “Kirk Franklin & The Family’s Nu Nation Project” in 1998, Reverend Horton Heat’s “Space Heater” on Interscope. Phil has also done numerous live sound reinforcements and sound effects editing. This core knowledge of studio technology and “live” experience coupled with work with different genres of music have positively added to his love and aptitude for electronic music especially deep house and down tempo. Phil also has a strong acumen with HD Video Production and editing.
PC Synergy is featured on the OM Lounge 15th Anniversary Edition CD released April 21st, 2009 with their neo- Bossa broken beat bumper entitled ‘Ready 2 Wear” and signed with Om Records in 2006.
Phil and Catharsis have been signed to numerous electronic music labels worldwide in addition to Om Records own their own digital imprint Soul Support Recordings and have appeared on cd compilations alongside Depeche Mode, Moby, Faithless, Dubtribe Sound System, Swayzak, Mr. Scruff and many others. Since 2000, PC Synergy has released over 50 vinyl releases, 3 full-length albums entitled “Keepin On” and “Deep Down” & “Canvas of Sound” and appeared on 40 CD compilations & mix Cd’s on labels around the world.
PC Synergy has performed all over the United States alongside some of the most innovative electronic artists including Tiefschwarz,Bassnectar,Raoul Campos, Johnny Fiasco, Joey Youngman, Mark Farina, Troydon,Fred Everything,Dj Fluid, Heather & Colette, Bugz In The Attic, Peter Kruder, J Boogie, Chuck Love, JT Donaldson, Jake Childs, Marques Wyatt, Swag, Onionz, Mark Rae, Samantha James, Cobblestone Jazz,Nickodemus,Hipp-e,Metro Area, Olivier Desmet, Sneak, Q Burns Abstract Message, Nigel Richards, Hesohi, Corey Black, Cool Rog Rox. Noel Sanger, Stryke, Monty Luke, Lawnchair Generals, East Coast Boogiemen, Daddy J, Deep House Souldiers, Romano Arcaini, Marc George, Chris Lum, Kaskade and Sunshine Jones.
“Keep On Keepin On”
DR. STRANGELOVE (Ego Killer/jaxlore.com)
Dr. Strangelove is a veteran of the Jacksonville Florida scene has been an electronic music aficionado for many years. As a teenager he stumbled across the legendary Einstien’s club and was schooled in Indie Rock, Industrial and Rave all at one time. “I remember walking in Einstein’s and my life changed, My Bloody Valentine, Pixies, Front 242, 808 State, things just were never the same after that.” It wasn’t until his college years where electronic dance music became his obsession and he started Saturn 9 radio. Under the umbrella of a blossoming club scene Doc became enthralled with the many different styles of electronic music being produced at the time and his radio shows reflected the diversity. After college his djing has followed his love affair with electronic currents and emotional curiosity, but never straying far from creating forward motion on the dance floor.
“Back in the day everything that came out was new and exciting, people didn’t care whether it was called techno or trance. Everyone was on a ride and no one knew where we were going. I like to keep that feeling with my mixes, they know there is a conductor but that train is out of control!” Whether it’s minimal techno, diva house, or something completely different, Doc likes to keep the dance floor on it’s toes.
Doc has also been the editor for the electronic magazine jaxlore.com for over ten years. “Electronic music has been a passion of mine since I heard 808 State and Orbital many moons ago, the scenery may have changed but there is still amazing music being made.” Be sure to catch Doc spread the gospel of strangelove as he brings diversity in dance to the masses and watch for his first release on Ego Killer.
JUSTIN SHURMAN (Ego Killer/jaxlore.com)
“I started buying records in the 80s so when electronic groups like 808 State, The Orb, and K-klass came to my attention in the early 90s, it was like a natural evolution from stuff like Depeche Mode and Prince. The music was and still is more dimensional than verse-chorus-verse rock. So, from ’90 on, most of my record purchases have been EDM.”
“I remember DJing a couple of birthday parties as a teen and seeing how music like Kraftwerk’s ‘The Mix’ would bug people out – they had never heard anything like it. Today, it’s twice as important to keep things fresh and innovative since accessibility is no longer an issue.”
“My style is usually a bit of house, techno and trance. Focusing on any good electronic music from the last 30 years. We all like to pay attention to what’s new but I can never resist sprinkling in the classic and obscure. If nothing new ever came out ever again, we could all survive on back catalogue. There’s beauty in that.”
“Having a close connection to this kind of music runs kinda parallel to the vibe within the scene. In one instance, your favorite music is so right-brained, underground, and we are living in a left-brained, pop-radio world. Within the scene, you have attitude, which is the Alpha, and positivity, which is the Beta – and these forces are usually in conflict. ”
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