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PROPAGANDA! 022: MR. V & DJ MEME
Experiencing Mr. V’s (AKA Victor Font) DJ sets, original productions, or remixes is like taking a trip back in time to dance music’s golden age. Before superstar DJs took over the spotlight, dance music was a cultural phenomenon that did what no other form of music could do – bring people together. It didn’t matter what race or sexual orientation you came from because dance music was all about embracing our differences and creating a homogeneous vibe. The music was built heavily on traditional song structures and lots of heart and soul. DJs played whatever it took to get the party going and the music was never predictable. It is with this classic spirit and enthusiasm that New York City’s Mr. V targets today’s dance music world. Mr. V is a throwback in the purest sense.
Growing up in the 1980’s the open-minded Mr. V was heavily influenced by House, Hip-Hop, Latin, Garage and Disco classics, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz. Mr. V was enamored by the role a DJ commanded over a crowd and was taken by the talents of his friend Lord G., who had a weekly Thursday night party in New York City. Despite wanting to be a professional DJ, it wasn’t until he met the legendary Louie Vega that he found his calling. “Louie used to have his party called “Underground Network,” and that’s where I discovered a deeper taste for house music. I always wanted to be a DJ, but Louie’s type of music – that whole soulful sound – is what I wanted to play,” says Mr. V.
Louie Vega saw the drive and potential in Mr. V and hired the young Nuyorican DJ / producer as his assistant at the world famous Masters At Work label. In this position Mr. V was given a rare glimpse into the global dance scene and before long was taking to the decks alongside his mentor. Currently, Mr. V is one of the fastest rising names on the circuit. Stylistically, Mr. V has a wildly eclectic sound that brings spontaneity back to the art of DJing.
In addition to his busy DJ schedule – Mr. V has displayed his turntable talents at many popular nightclubs across the globe – he is also making quite a name for himself as a producer. In 2001, along with partner Alix Alvarez, Mr. V launched his own label Sole Channel Music as a way to release music with complete control and artistic freedom. To date, he has many singles on the label including his most famous track, “Something (Wit’ Jazz).” Mr. V has also released original productions and remixes for other labels including Vega Records (featuring the massive tracks “Jus’ Dance”, Louie Vega feat Mr. V “V Gets Jazzy” and “Put Your Drink Down”), Ricanstruction Label, King Street Sounds, City Deep Music, Large Music Defected Records and many more. Combining his multifaceted skills as a DJ / producer / remixer, and with an ear towards dance music’s roots, Mr. V is a name to watch out for!
For a full look at Mr. V’s Discography please visit these Websites:
www.solechannelmusic.com - www.muzik4tomorrow.com
"DJ MEMÊ IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW PRODUCERS THAT MANAGE TO MAKE A SONG UNIVERSALLY EFFICIENT AND ACCESSIBLE WHILE ALWAYS INFUSING IT WITH VERY HIGH STANDARD OF MUSICALITY"
(DIMITRI FROM PARIS )
“MEMÊ IS A DJ'S SECRET WEAPON. ALREADY A FAMOUS DJ/PRODUCER IN HIS HOME COUNTRY OF BRAZIL, HIS LATIN INFLUENCES ARE ALWAYS EVIDENT IN HIS PRODUCTIONS. THINK SUMMERTIME PARTYING AND HOUSE MUSIC - THINK DJ MEME”
(KEVIN MCFARLANE -M8 MAGAZINE EDITOR UK)
“DJ Meme's work was first recommended to me by none other than Dimitri From Paris. I was super impressed by his production values which blend the best disco vibes with the Latin rhythms of his native Brasil. “
(SIMON DUNMORE – Defected UK)
“i felt in love with DJ Meme productions the first time i heard his work.One of the most talented producers in the moment.”
(TODDIE FREESE - Knee Deep )
“DJ Memê is a producer that I've had my eye (and ear!) on for a while.Now, his productions just keep getting better and better and is a future star of the house music scene in the making. “
(PAUL FARRIS- UK)
“Memê shows a deep understanding of musicality missing in many of todays productions...and is destined to be a major player for a long time to come.”
(BRIAN TAPPERT– Soulfuric / Traxsource USA)
"THIS MAN HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THIS YEARS HOTTEST TALENTS, HIS REMIXES ARE OF THE HIGHEST CALIBRE, PROVIDING THAT PUNCH FOR THE DANCEFLOOR BUT KEEPING THE QUALITY TO THE MAX"
( GRAHAM LORD - AUDIOWHORES UK)
"DJ Meme is the new HOT name in the 'who's-who' of House Music Producers. He has that special musical touch, which shows strong in his grooves, rhythm & melody. Better lock in some good deals with him soon.... cause we will all watch him blow up this year.... for sure!"
(ERIC “ DEEPSWING” WIKMAN DJ/Producer /Airex Groove / Generate Music L.A.)
"DJ MEMÊ MY TIP TO BE THE BIGGEST NAME IN HOUSE MUSIC IN 2006 AND BEYOND! HIS PRODUCTIONS ARE ON F.I.R.E.!"
(DAVID "REDSOUL" WAREING, UK)
"MEMÊ HAD THE ABILITY AND MAGIC TOUCH TO REMIX MY RECORD IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL WAY, THAT TILL THIS DAY I CAN NOT RESIST LISTENING & AND PLAYING HIS MIX ONLY... "
(DAVIDSON OSPINA , NY)
“We've been rockin' Meme's productions from the ground floor. We are extremely honoured to say Meme is truly our brother. Simply put, he IS one of THE baddest cats in dance music - PERIOD! " (Parrish & Evan aka GROOVE JUNKIES, MOREHOUSE L.A.)
Brazil’s top House DJ and critically acclaimed remixer/producer DJ Meme gained recognition early in his career with remixes for major artists as far back as the early Eighties creating mega mixes for the likes of The Bee Gees, New Order & the Pet Shop Boys among others. In 1996, Meme remixed of “Estoy AquiI” for the then newcomer Shakira which exploded on the club scene and became a worldwide hit, resulting in a huge demand from major labels for Meme’s ability to inject underground dance rhythms into popular music. As a result Meme went on to produce stunning remixes for major pop acts including Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Dido, Ricky Martin, Des’ree among many to great acclaim and scooping up no less than 23 Gold Records, 15 Platinum and 3 Diamond records and many awards in the process! Wow !
Fast Forward to today and DJ Meme’s magical heartfelt music is a regular on our soulful dancefloors worldwide, with his talent for producing beautiful emotional house laced with his signature strings and disco flavours sometimes spliced with echoes of his native latin roots championed by the World’s DJ Elite and clubbers alike. Meme has earned himself the title of one of the remixers of the moment, remixing contemporary soulful anthems including Kenny Bobien’s ‘I Shall Not Be Moved’ (Soulfuric), Groove Junkies ‘Dr Feelgood’ (MoHo), Audiowhores ft Pete Simpson ‘Not Going Back’ (Papa), Kenny Thomas ‘Keep The Fires Burning’(Soul-Fi), Jamie Lewis & Michael Watford’s ‘It’s Over’ (Defected) Knee Deep’s ‘Me Kumba’ (Knee Deep), Darryl D’Bonneau’s ‘Say You’re Gonna Stay’ (Jellybean Soul) and the massive orchestral dance anthem ‘The Cure & The Cause’ by Fish Go Deep (Defected) among many others, And with many more gems forthcoming, Meme is currently one of the busiest men in dance!
In 2005 Meme turned his hand to his own productions releasing “Viva” under the moniker Mandala, on Knee Deep Records, which gained broad DJ support worldwide and even reached the #2 position on DJ Magazine’s Hype Charts. His last single, a latin house fuelled giant titled “V.A.I.” for Soulfuric Records exploded on the dancefloors, reaching #5 on DJ MAG’s Hype charts, and gained support by DJs including Dimitri from Paris, The Groove Junkies and Aaron Ross, just to name a few.
As a DJ, Meme’s unique and delicious recipe of smile inducing latin and disco fused house is regular on the menu at the world’s greatest clubs. He regularly tours the World’s finest spots such as Germany, Spain, Ibiza, Austria, Romania, Hungary, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, USA and as far afield as Indonesia, Dubai & Korea. May 2008 saw Meme’s amazing debut at the Southport Weekender festival (UK), with many of his remixes already dubbed as Southport Weekender anthems, he set a dancefloor of 2000 fans alight, resulting in an additional set the following night with the same results!
MEANDISCO [Sullivan Room - NYC]
...2011, after coming back from doing events in Denmark, Latvia and Croatia, Meandisco joins forces with SR Serge to conceptualize and re-invent Sullivan Room - NY’s longest running underground dance club, into a multi platform talent outlet; a music label SR Music Bureau and event brand, SR PROPAGANDA! With a number of successful events already, he kept the floors warm with a variety of artists such as; Darren Emerson, Wally Lopez, Santé, Mikael Stavostrand and Maher Daniel… He continues to DJ and bring in exceptional talent weekly, keeping a busy schedule and upcoming releases in 2012…
…Through exploration, dedication, professional experience in the music industry and New York City nightclubs, Meandisco possesses exceptional abilities and skills. It can be observed through his track selection, mixes, the multi-faceted musical performances, events, and projects. They endlessly emit inspirational energy, knowledge, an unquestionable love for the music, arts and a passionate drive to follow one’s dream…
$15 w/ [email protected] |
Visuals by SIMA VISUALHH
218 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
Official Website: http://www.sullivanroom.com
Added by Biohazard Promotions on June 7, 2012