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

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

SOUL SUMMIT STARTED AS AN IDEA... 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.


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


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: E Da Boss (Myron & E, Stones Throw, Pendletons, LA)

DJ E Da Boss has been in the game since 1987, when as a youngster in Newark, NJ, he tried to emulate local hero DJ Cheese on a Realistic mixer with no crossfader. A few years later, a friend introduced him to legendary DJ and producer Mark the 45 King, whose mixtapes inspired E to get into digging for old records and breakbeats. From there, E worked on expanding his record collection and his DJ skills. In 1994, E started making his own beats on a delay rack with a looping feature and a Casio SK-1 sampler. Two years later, he upgraded to the ASR-10 he uses today and has been banging out heavyweight beats ever since. Besides his commitment to production, E has also toured the world as the performance DJ for Blackalicious, Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Jennifer Johns, and Bicasso of Living Legends. Having been fed a steady diet of E's beat tapes, Gift of Gab said he would make a point of working with E, and later on, after Gab called him from South Africa, E officially became Blackalicious' tour DJ and through that, also spun for Gift of Gab's solo tour, Lateef the Truthspeaker's solo tour, and some dates for Lyrics Born. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as KRS-One, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, The Roots, Chaka Kahn, and many more..

In recent years, E has struck out on production and artist careers with Myron & E (Timmion/Stones Throw) and The Pendletons. The Pendletons “Waiting On You” is a modern day classic with an early 80s syth sound on the Slept On Records label. It went out of print almost immediately.

His group, Myron & E, are proud to be releasing their debut album, "Broadway", in June on Stones Throw Records. For the album, the Soul Investigators provided demos from overseas with the duo stationed on the west coast writing the lyrics and singing all the vocals. They blessed Soul Summit last summer with an appearance backed by the G.E.D. Soul All-Stars. We are very excited to have E back! We'll also be celebrating the official record release of his new Pendletons 45! So come dance your ass off and pick up a copy of the new 45 before they disappear!


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