Line-up /Roy Davis Jr. , Mykel Waters, Dru Ruiz, Eric Davignon
LEGENDARY Chicago House Music artist Roy Davis Jr. will be joining us at The Grasshopper Underground!
Roy Davis Jr. ~ Afro Acid/Scion
wSg// Mykel Waters ~ Afro Acid/Digitally Imported
Dru Ruiz ~ Cultured Citizens/Hijacked records
Eric Davignon ~ Coyote Cuts
Roy Davis Jr’s funky electronic music has quenched thirsty fans like communal wine.
The electronic tracks produced by this legendary DJ/producer of Chicago’s dance music scene have received massive radio and club play around the globe. Roy describes his style as “soul electrica,” a hybrid of r&b dance, soul, hip-hop and electronic music. His masterful way of mixing of r&b, house and big-room floor-stomping tech-dance tunes has created classic club anthems and made Davis one of the most sought-after DJs in the world.
He was introduced to dance music by late 80s legends such as DJ Pierre, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Marshall Jefferson, and Lil’ Louis. “I’ve always been in to music but these were the DJs that really inspired me. Lil’ Louis was always my favourite DJ because he knew how to play it all, from mellow club classics to big room bangers; he was always so diverse – he taught me how to mix it up, and that’s how I got my style,” says Davis Jr. “I started DJ-ing myself when I was twelve or thirteen spinning break dance music, Italian disco, and then house.”
The big turning point for Roy Davis Jr was in ’93 while he was still in college, and where he was asked to work as an A&R scout for Strictly Rhythm in New York. He went out to the East Coast weekly, and was subsequently hired to start his own sub-label called Red Cat records. You cannot mention Roy Davis Jr without mentioning Gabriel, released in ‘98 on Large; Gabriel was hailed as Dance Tune Of The Year by countless publications worldwide and sold by the millions. Produced with vocalist and multi-talented musician Peven Everett, Gabriel is a certified soulful house anthem that sounds as fresh as the day it was made. Credited by some with kick-starting the UK garage scene it was a tune that would change Roy’s musical direction and take him back to his spiritual roots.
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