After the premiere edition of Soul Signal party with Move D here comes another big legend to please our ears – big icon of Detroit scene – Mike Huckaby. A man who is highly respected as a producer, DJ as well a teacher of young Detroit talents. He will be supported by another interesting deep house DJ and label owner of Kinda Soul recordings – K-Soul.
Mike Huckaby (Deep Transportation, SYNTH)
K Soul (Kinda Soul, Sistrum)
Lukas Micka (Visky Recordings)
MIKE HUCKABY (Detroit, US)
Mike Huckaby is a dance music purist extraordinaire. Being an integral part of the Detroit dance scene, he was the man behind the legendary Record Time store and as such gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of music. Mike is one of those rare guys who know all the roots and culture of electronic dance music, see beyond the hype and divisions in the scene and know exactly what this music is. He is the kind of purist whose love for music has literally had him flown around the globe. Huckaby also produced for labels like Rick Wade’s renowned Harmonie Park outfit, London’s Cross Section or his own ventures Deep Transportation and SYNTH. Apart from his activities as a DJ and producer, he also works as a sound designer and a tutor for the software company Native Instruments, and Ableton teaching Reaktor and Live around the world, as well as for a special Detroit youth foundation project called “YouthVille”.
K SOUL (IT)
At the time House music was definitely an underground movement and the Italian scene was just starting to develop. Record collector since 1988, being involved in his hometown music scene, he began spinning records in the 1992 in a few clubs and rave parties. Having the chance to work for a record shop, he moved to London in 1997 to follow his vocation and increase his musical experience. After a first phase, working mostly in the music business as a record seller and promoter for a well known venue in Italy, he starts DJing in clubs like Fridge bar, Dogstar to name a few and in his own house music radio show at Pyrotechnic Radio. Moving back to Italy after a short experience in Paris, he released, thanks to the Ksoul & Ra.h project, his first records for Sistrum recordings (Detroit) and Morphine records, getting extremely positive approvals by the main records shops and DJs around.
In the last 5 years he had the chance to play in several well established clubs all over Europe and Italy alongside DJs such as Theo Parrish, Rick Wade, Patrice Scott, Giles Smith, Cassy – to name just a few. Having collected a countless quantity of records and consequently raised a step beyond music knowledge, his DJ set is a blowing up mixture of Detroit tech-soul, deep house and techno, keeping an eye above all on the cohesion between old and new school, to pay tribute to the seminal Chicago house music scene of the eighties and the following fusion with the nowadays legendary sound of Detroit. He is the owner of label called KINDA SOUL RECORDINGS.
For more understand to the whole Detroit thing we highly recommend to watch this documentary made by Resident Advisor:
Venue: Yes club (Skretova 1, Prague; metro station I.P. Pavlova)
Date & time: 9th December 2011, 10pm – 6am
Entry: 200 CZk