Just a few words about our launch party, many thanks to all that came and made one of the best parties I have seen in Sheffield in recent years. The skills of Terrence Parker are something everyone should witness. Terrence enjoyed the Sheffield Vibe so much he didn't want to leave and gave all that came an extra hour.
Special thanks to our Secret Local Guest (Dino) who played and exquisite mix of contemporary disco that set a perfect tone for the night.
For our next event we are flying in another international house music master, Fred P. Below is an extract from his biography...
Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium has been involved with music since childhood.
Growing up in Flatbush Brooklyn Fred has been exposed to a wide variety of music such as the R&B/Funk and Rock and Roll of the 70s, Electro/Hip-Hop, Reggae and Disco of the early 80s as well as House music of the mid-80s early 90s.
This has been the soundtrack playing in the background of his life past to present.
Coming from a musical family its no stretch of the imagination why Fred is a artist, however not in the traditional sense. Science and philosophy play a large roll in his approach to music and life itself. Choosing to present rawness over the pristine, substance over style and vibe over formula is the very definition of the projects he brings to life such as his music under his Black Jazz Consortium. guise .
Fred began his education in the world of sound sculpting in the late 80s in his home in Flatbush. Collecting old broken cassette decks and repairing them was more than a hobby it was a necessity. In order to carry out his experiments he needed the proper tools, having limited means he made do with what he had and improvised. The results of these experiments at the time didnt come into play until some years later.
Aside from his interest in developing sounds Fred was learning the fine art of DJing. He would play in his neighborhood for birthday parties and little get togethers for his family.
As years went by Fred quietly continued to build his musical vocabulary as a artist and producer. Doing demos and making beats for emerging Hip Hop artists from Brooklyn as well as rhythm programming for the late Noel Pointer in the early 90s .
The Studio has always been a second home for Fred. Music is the language that brings his point across. Djing is the arena to spread these points of view and if you ask him whats the point he will always say the same thing: Love, Life and Rhythm. It is Freds philosophy that music is the universal language that brings everyone together under a sound , under a groove and vibration. What you do with it is a personal choice but its there for everyone inclusively .
From this point of view comes an extensive and humble discography spanning a plethora of fine labels. Most noticeably the legendary DJ Jus Eds Underground Quality. Since Fred has started his own imprint Soul People Music/Earth Tones. The future is bright for Fred P as he continues to record and build , taking his music and vision to the masses worldwide through touring and his weekly show on Motionfm.com. Rest assured once you have had the pleasure of meeting and listening to this humble person you will be touched by this vibration of positivity
RA Page: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj-page.aspx?id=5416
The full info
Fred P (Black Jazz Consortium / New York U.S.A)
Dan Metcalfe (Seven:Seven)
Secret Local Guest