Soul Summit DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata, & Duke Grip & Guest DJs J-Zone & Supreme La Rock

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

J-Zone (Ego Trip, Hot Peas n Butta, New York)

J-Zone is a man of many faces... Rapper, Producer, Engineer, Writer, DJ, and much more. Back in 1999 Jay released his debut album, "Music For Tu Madre" on his label Old Maid Entertainment. He quickly followed that with a string of albums, "A Bottle of Whup Ass" in 2000, "Pimps Don't Pay Taxes" in 2001, "Sick of Bein' Rich" in 2003, "A Job Ain't Nuthin' but Work" in 2004, "Gimme Dat Beat Fool" in 2005, and more. Once he had his fill on the mic, he went full on producer / engineer / DJ and has worked and split bills with Biz Markie, E-40, Lonely Island (from Saturday Night Live), Gnarls Barkley (Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo), Masta Ace, King T, Pete Rock, Prince Paul, R.A. the Rugged Man, Large Professor, Tha Alkaholiks, Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Devin The Dude, to name a handful. Jay has been a regular contributor to Ego Trip and in 2011 wrote the hilarious self published book "Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure". We're excited to have him on the heels of just releasing his new album "Peter Pan Syndrome". Jay loves the gritty Funk and Soul of which makes up the backbone of his beats. Come him him spin the good shit that makes you boogie.

Supreme La Rock (Hot Peas n Butta, Seattle)

Seattle’s Supreme La Rock is that rare breed of DJ who can go from the jet-set club scene one night to playing the rarest 45s the next . He got his start on the Seattle hip-hop scene as a member of the Incredicrew – their 1987 single “King in Def Poetry” caught them a nice buzz. A cameo on Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “My Posse’s on Broadway” didn’t hurt either. He's since gone on to start Conception Records, is a member of The Sharpshooters and, alongside Jake One, formed world-renowned record collectors, The Con Men. Supreme is credited with unearthing Seattle’s soulful past by finding a dusty 45 single by Black On White Affair in a .99 cent bin at a Seattle record show. He approached record label Light In The Attic with the idea of releasing an album compilation of his discoveries, and the result was entitled Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75. The compilation also spawned a documentary of the same name which is narrated by Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot. The film features Supreme and interviews with local soul musicians of the era, as well as commentary from Seattle native and legendary producer Quincy Jones. We couldn't be more excited to have him team up with us to put some heat on the floor.


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