Soul Summit Free Dance Party: DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata, & Duke Grip

Soul Summit DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata, & Duke Grip

SOUL SUMMIT STARTED AS AN IDEA...

...in late 2009 after walking around the city and seeing numerous flyers for soul nights. An idea formed. Why not have one night with a delegate from each soul group/crew to celebrate the different types of early soul sounds currently being represented in the city? The idea sprang into action and soon we had three 'residents', Dave Mata, Duke Grip, and Sloppy White. With these three DJs at the core, we also included a rotating roster of guests each month. The original purpose was to challenge attendees with different sounds and to not have a solidified format. Most important, the night is not about the guests but above all the music. With no preference to 'rare' records but records aimed for the dance floor regardless of how rare or common. Soul Summit is not about a 'scene' or alienation. We encourage all people from walks of life to come listen and celebrate early soul music.

PREVIOUS GUEST DJs

Chairman Mao, Mr Fine Wine, Danny Akalespe, Skeme Richards, Frank Raines, E Da Boss, Danny Holloway, Natasha Diggs, Andy Noble, Brad Hales, The Southern Soul Spinners, Cyrus Dayani, King Otto, Cat Fancy, DJ Expo, Tropicaza, Meaty Ogre, Dreas, East of Edens Soul Express, Laurent Reux, Ben Pirani, Qualls, John Phillips, Risa T, Aret Sakalian, Nick Soule, Supreme Court, Steven La Groue, Mo Manley

GUEST BANDS

Fitz & the Tantrums, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears*, Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band*, DeRobert & the Half-Truths*, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Kings Go Forth*, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound*, JD McPherson*, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics*, The Bo-Keys*, The Right Now*, Ikebe Shakedown*, Myron & E*

* = Featured band at Soul Summit

Guest DJ: Skeme Richards (Hot Peas & Butta, Rock Steady Crew, Philadelphia)

Hailing from Philadelphia a city known for birthing internationally known DJ’s such as Jazzy Jeff, Cash Money, King Brit and Rich Medina, Skeme Richards has put in nearly 30 years of DJing, Producing and indulging within other aspects of Hip Hop culture. Diggin and spinning everything from Funk & Soul, Classics, Hip Hop, Breaks, House and all things funky he continuously strives to separate himself from the pack while maintaining a first class status and satisfying his listeners at the same time. Since becoming a DJ for the world famous Rock Steady Crew, Skeme has had the opportunity to play events, parties and festivals worldwide and has mastered the art of keeping dance floors packed by setting the tone early and reading his crowd properly.


Skeme has shared turntable duties with some of the best in the industry including Maseo (De La Soul), Shortkut (Beat Junkies), Tony Touch, Bobbito, Rob Swift (The X-Ecutioners), DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5), Pete Rock, DJ Premier, DJ Eclipse, J.Rocc (Beat Junkies), Miles (Breakestra), DJ Muro, DJ P-Trix, Greg Belson and other highly respected DJ’s.


In addition to being a globally known DJ, Skeme has also become recognized in the collectors market as a major collector of Black cinema memorabilia, film posters and other highly sought after items from personalities like Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Isaac Hayes, Julius ”Dr. J” Erving, Muhammad Ali and the legendary Bruce Lee. These pieces have recently introduced him to the gallery scene which many of his items have been on display for audiences to see.

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Soul Summit Free Dance Party: DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata, & Duke Grip with Guest DJ: Skeme Richards (Hot Peas & Butta, Rock Steady Crew, Philadelphia)

Saturday, July 20 · Doors 9:00 PM at Double Door

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