MEANRED + AFROKINETIC present
Thursday, October 23
[CMJ SHOWCASE] TORTURED SOUL + DJ CHRIS ANNIBELL
Back in 2001, with drums, electric bass, vintage keys, and soulful vocals, Tortured Soul burst upon the scene as pioneers of live house music.
Since then, legions of house fans have flocked to hear Tortured Soul's sounds: Afro Beat and Samba through a lens of jazzy House and American Soul to reflect intense grooves evocative of Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, the New Deal, and Fela Kuti.
Tortured Soul was conceived by drummer, singer, and songwriter Christian Urich - known in world of house and R&B as founder and leader of the band Cooly's Hot Box. The single "We Don't Have To Be Alone" introduced Cooly's Hot Box to the house music world, and their acid jazz classic "Don't Throw My Love Around" on Polygram's London/Payday Records is featured on the first Giant Steps compilation and as the hook for Armond Van Heldon's "Funk Phenomenon." Urich has worked with such producers as Reggie Lucas (Madonna, Stephanie Mills), DJ Spinna, and Roger Sanchez (on his album First Contact.)
The first Tortured Soul single for Central Park Recordings was the now-classic house track "I Might Do Something Wrong" re-mixed by Osunlade. The track was an immediate success, playing weekly at New York's legendary party Body & Soul and altering the sound of Central Park Recordings. Inspired by Tortured Soul the label turned in a new direction, and focused on the fusion of soul with deep house music.
Blending Jazz with Brazilian pop, African rhythms, and 70's R&B...merging James Jamerson, Bootsy Collins, and Paul Chambers into one... Tortured Soul brings a musical experience that speaks to everyone's needs.
Chris Annibell, founder and resident of NYC's Afrokinetic parties, spins a seemless mix of afro-funk, house, soul, broken beat, latin grooves and jazz. An accomplished DJ and Producer, Annibell has hosted and shared the stage with the likes of Osunlade, Vikter Duplaix Daz-I-Kue, DJ Spinna... to just name a few.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM
cover: $15.00 | $10 advance @ www.musicislove.net
music: House, Deep House, Neo Soul, Afro Latin vibes
40 West 8th St.
New York, NY
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Official Website: http://afrokinetic.com