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January 27 @ 9:00 pm - January 28 @ 2:00 am
Opening night of our new monthly features a very special guest, DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW / Le Frique Sonique). Disco & downtempo DJ sets & custom compositions featuring recording artist GEM & guests.
A Sonic Journey. TAKE IT. Final Fridays of each month, featuring Uplifting Disco with GEM, Highlighted DJ & Special Guests.
JEREMY SOLE :
Chicago-born Jeremy Sole has been making beats since the MPC60, deejaying since rotary crossfaders were the standard, and playing clubs since he was too young to (legally) get in. As a teenager, Sole’s loft parties were a culture clash during the birth of Hip Hop and House music. He matured as a turntablist in Jazz, Dub and experimental hybrid bands. Jeremy’s upbringing was seeped in the rich Chicago history of Blues, Jazz, Disco and Funk – and he reveled in that sacred space where they all blend together. As a kid he spent many nights in the alleys behind blues clubs listening through the air vents, before heading downtown to mix at deep Disco loft parties. Meanwhile his obsession grew to include music from every corner of the world. In 2001 Sole moved to Los Angeles, and with his broad musical palette he felt right at home in the spiciest melting pot in the country.
Jeremy has had the honor of sharing the stage and studio with hundreds of his creative inspirations, including Roy Ayers, Ben Harper, Tony Allen, DJ Shadow, Stevie Wonder, The Meters, Chaka Khan, Seu Jorge, Antibalas, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Parliament, Lee Scratch Perry, Buck 65, Quantic and Joe Bataan. He was the last DJ to open for Ray Charles, deejayed for Sly Stone’s birthday party, and had the distinct honor of mixing at the California Democratic Party’s Election Night Celebration – playing Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke” for over 10,000 people at the exact moment when Barack Obama officially became the 44th President.
“Jeremy Sole was a revelation.” – Gilles Peterson (via Twitter, after WMC 2010)
“If I was a DJ full time, I would most likely spin like Jeremy Sole. His mind and soul hears exactly what I hear. He makes Sunset Blvd feel groovy, and that’s hard to do in my book.” – Raphael Saadiq
“Jeremy Sole is a man of good taste & tasteful mixing. Los Angeles is lucky to have him …he’s a goldmine of music.” – Quantic
“Jeremy Sole is not only a world class DJ, but a world class citizen of the world. One of the nicest ugly dudes I’ve ever worked with haha. AND, his beard is great for storing snacks and small tools on those long hot nights in the DJ booth. Jokes aside though, one of my favorite dudes in the game hands down, and a fucking phenomenal talent.” – Rich Medina
“Jeremy is a great DJ, presenter, producer and knower-of-music …an extremely cool dude. I cannot stop listening to his remix of ‘I Put A Spell On You’ …it’s irresistible.” – Henry Rollins
GEM loves producing dreamy downtempo, disco, ambient, new age DJ sets and custom compositions in the studio alike.
GEM has been featured on major Spotify tastemaker playlists, played gigs and festivals across the world. She produces in 432hz to align with the magic of the universe.
As an artist, GEM creates a beautiful sonic journey that allows audiences to move their bodies freely and connect with the universal spirit. GEM mixes electronic sounds with live, organic instrumentation and layers soft, shimmering vocals that feel like you’re floating on a cloud. She builds other worldly experiences using frequency and lush visuals.
“It’s like GEM flew down from space right when the world was asking where are the young female producers”- BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
“GEM is an artist you should know” ROLLINGSTONE
“GEM is the #2 female producer in the world to watch right now”- SHOWBIZ MAGAZINE