"Let It Go" Record Release Party
DJ House Shoes
Platurn, Teeko, Max Kane, Mr. E, Hosted by Fran Boogie
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
DJ House Shoes
Detroit Hip-Hop's Ambassador to the World, Michael "HouseShoes" Buchanan has been an integral part of the long burgeoning Motown resurgence. Ask the people coming out of Detroit and they will confirm all of this.
HouseShoes, a resident DJ at the Hip-Hop staple St. Andrews Hall from 1994-2004, has had personal influence over (at least) a full generation of emcees, producers, and then-future-DJs.
Through House Shoes Recordings he pressed the now classic Jay Dee - Unreleased EP" (1996), Phat Kat – Dedication To The Suckers 12” (1999), and Houseshoes – Loungin’ (2004). The King James Version Vol. 1 (2008), his tribute to the late James “Jay Dee / J Dilla” Yancey, has sold well independently and received rave reviews. Two 10" limited vinyl releases of his production have been released this year(2010) on Do-Over and All-City Records respectively.
As a DJ, Shoes has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe with Hip-Hop acts (Mayer Hawthorne,Percee P, Guilty Simpson, Illa J, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Phat Kat, Slum Village, and Elzhi to name a few) as well as on his own. He has garnered the respect of acts far outside the scope of Detroit Hip-Hop by taking crowds somewhere they never planned on going, helping them discover more about music in the process. House Shoes also recently became Mayer Hawthorne's(Stones Throw) tour dj.
As a producer Houseshoes has worked with some of Detroit’s elite musicians and emcees to help contribute to the soundtrack of his city. From the late and revered J Dilla and Big Proof, to Elzhi (Slum Village), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw Records), Black Milk (Fat Beats Records), Ty & Kory (Buddha Brown / Sony), Now On (Mayer Hawthorne), Phat Kat, Invincible, Finale, Big Tone, Ta’Raach, Marv Won, Danny Brown, and Eric Roberson. Houseshoes’ Podcasts (shoeshouse.podomatic.com) boasts holding one of the top 50 podcast portals (60,000+ subscribers) on a site of tens of thousands of hosted podcasts. He lives and works out of Los Angeles, California.
Man, who the hell isn’t a DJ in the Bay Area these days? Every other person you bump into is on the tip. And just being a DJ isn’t good enough anymore. It has to be, “I’m an intelligent downtempo booty rock electroclash mash-up glitch-IDM DJ. Oh, and I also play Duran Duran.” When was it decided that any jerk with 10 records (or 100 MP3s and Serato) is a DJ, and when was it decided that just being a good old-fashioned hip-hop DJ is passé?
DJ Platurn is way beyond all that. He’s a real-deal Hip-Hop DJ who rocks the party the original way: nothing but top-notch selection and skills to back it up. Give the man two turntables and a mixer and stand back because you’re going to witness some classic DJing. He’ll not only serve the crowd what they’re hungry for, he’ll keep ‘em dancing with all kinds of tunes they didn’t even know they wanted to hear. Cutting up breakbeats, doing blends live and on the fly, scratching, mixing…the guy’s got the full skill set to be a fully-rounded DJ, and he’s good at everything. Not only is that increasingly rare in today’s “instant DJ–just add water!” world, it’s a strong and important tie to the Hip-Hop tradition Platurn comes from: In order to get on and really do a good job as a DJ, you have to be well-rounded.
Being good at everything and being well-rounded also means being a top-notch selector, by the way, and Platurn ain’t fakin’ the funk when it comes to his record collection and what he plays for the crowd. Well-known cuts, obscurities, remixes, hip-hop, funk, rock, disco, soul, pop…it all gets woven together expertly. You want B-boy breaks? He’s got you covered. Slow jams? Awwww yeeeeaaaah. Old-school hip-hop? Break out the Cazals, fool! Wherever the party needs to go, he is prepared to take it there.
And word certainly spreads quickly. Besides having been voted Oakland’s best DJ by the East Bay Express and winning Scions’ “Free Up Your Mix” competition along with fellow Oakland Fader DJ Spair, Platurn has devastated crowds from coast to coast and internationally, and in doing so, he’s shared the stage with folks like Z-Trip, Krs-One, Mixmaster Mike, The Beat Junkies, DJ Premier, Slick Rick, Maseo (De La Soul), ZionI, Jazzy Jay, Quest-Love(The Roots), M.F. Doom, A-Trak, Afrika Bambaata, Pete Rock, and a whole bunch more. Not too bad for that tall skinny white guy from Iceland.
Teeko is a master turntablist, composer, producer, and cofounder of 4onefunk, ground breaking turn-table funk bands The Dollar Bin Quintet, 4onePhonics, Mugpush and F.A.M.E. (Fresh Analog Music Experience).
After receiving recognition and championship awards in worldwide DJ competitions (including DMC, ITF and Guitar Center Championships), he toured from coast to coast and collaborated with some of jazz’s finest musicians: members of the Charlie Hunter Quartet and John Scofield Trio. Following an energetic performance in a San Francisco jazz club, audience member and legendary saxophonist Ravi Coltrane requested an encore performance. Teeko’s performances are frequently met with such requests as his style is often described as truly original and refreshing, receiving high respects from the best in Hip-Hop, Jazz and everything in between. Teeko exhibits his mastery of turntable production in his debut album, “My SoundStation,” (2006) which exposes his eclectic musical style and creativity as a composer. The widely anticipated album ranked number one on several of the College Music Journal’s Top 10 lists for months after its release in fall 2006. He was recognized soon after the album’s debut for his excellence in production with the Milestones Innovative Producer’s Award given by the world-renowned
Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has most recently displayed his innovation and creativity as a collaborator on the development of the new Vestax turntable, the Controller One—the first turntable engineered to be a musical instrument.
"The most insane & creative turntablist I have ever worked with." - Mark Ronson
"Teeko is the funkiest most soulful turntabilist I have ever seen...From the cuts to the records he chooses...I had the opportunity to hang & DJ with him in the Bay Area...
It was definitely my pleasure." - DJ Jazzy Jeff
"He's one of a few people that's doing what I envisioned what the next step in turntable music would be. A true musician on the turntables as well as being a dope DJ. YouTube him and see what I'm talking about." - DJ Shortkut
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