Join Franky Boissy for his monthly event, Scuba, at Harlot on Thursday, August 27th. This month we have a very special guest from Tampa, Jask (Thaisoul).
About Jask - With over 20 years of djing experience under his belt, Jask has touched the world dance community with his unique blend of deep, melodic, jazzphonic and soulful sounds. In '87 Jask began djing at the age of 13. Influences consisted of soul, jazz, funk, r&b, hip hop, rock, new wave, disco, electro,& freestyle. A year later he would soon discover and quickly embrace a passion for the music that was coming out of Chicago & New York, known as the underground house sound. Jask was one of the major players to introduce the acid jazz sound to Tampa & most of central Florida in the early 90's. He held Tampa's longest running eclectic loungin' night called, "Martini Jazz". It took place every thursday night at a club called, the Castle, which ran from '94 to '96. The "Martini Jazz" night brought some notoriety to Jask, which eventually led him to assist in the promotions of "Groove Collective's (NYC) first ever performance in the Tampa area. In December of 1995, Jask started Tampa's first weekly soulful underground house night called, "Jackshouse" held @ the Hyde Park Cafe. During its successful over a decade ongoing run, Jask has played alongside various talented djs such as: Mark Farina, Dj Disciple, Benji Candelario, Marques Wyatt, Doug Smith, Brian Tappert , Miguel Migs, King Britt, Tedd Patterson, Tommy Musto, Kaskade, Pete Moss, David Harness, Rasoul, Julias Papp, Matthias Heibronn, Jay-J, Little Louie Vega, Frankie Feliciano, Karizma, Mark Grant, Johnny Fiasco, Diz, Colette, Heather, and many other luminaries in the dance music industry...As of Today, Jask still holds down Jackshouse(Tuesdays) and a new night on Saturdays called, "Paradise" which has become the only underground house night staple in the Tampa area and features guest djs from all around the globe. Jask also co-hosted a local radio program called, the "Our House Mix Show" at wmnf 88.5FM. The show lasted 6 years from 1999 to 2005. As of today Jask is apart of a whole new radio show. He is one of the resident djs for the "Future of House" radio show hosted by Deli G. www.thefutureofhouse.com .
On the production and remix side of the musical pendulum, Jask has appeared on such notable labels as: King Street/NiteGrooves, I!Records, Swanky, Metaphor, K2/Vinylicious, Step Ahead, Erotic City, DeepTouch, Harlequin, SoulGroove, Soulfuric Deep, Soulfuric, Catch 22, Deeplay, Solu, Om, Vino, Defected, Undo and Large Music. His most successful project to date is the release on Soulfuric Deep called Jask featuring Jocie "Beautiful" it was released at the end of 2001. This was Jask's first original vocal track in which he wrote everything from the music to the lyrics with haunting lush deep vocals from his friend Jocie. It is a special release in which Jask has dedicated it to his late mother who passed away July 31, 2001. Currently Jask is working on an album with Jocie for Soulfuric Deep. Expect more future releases and remixes by Jask and also his other name Thaisoul.
Due to the successful Jacks house night in Tampa and Jasks consistant musical productions, Jask has had the luxury of performing/djing across the United States and beyond. Such destinations include, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Denver, St. Louis, Atlantic City, Miami, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Manchester, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Sante Fe, Albuquerque, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Paris, Lyon, Athens, Laussane, Oslo, London, Santiago, Santo Domingo, San Jose, San Diego, Dallas, Baltimore, Honolulu, Kauai and many more.
Unique in his own way, Jask brings an Asiatic essence that emanates patience and the Far East ideals of love and togetherness. With Jasks contributions to music, he hopes to effect people in the most positive ways of life.
Added by sashasimonenko on August 14, 2009