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Artist Profile: Soul of Man

Published: Tue August 28, 2007  News Feed

Soul of Man use Ableton Live 6 to create their killer Essential Mix which went out this weekend

Finger Lickin Records head honchos, Soul of Man, graced our airwaves over the weekend with a blindin Essential Mix aired on Radio 1 which was produced entirely using Ableton Live 6.

To hear the mix again pop along to...

www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/essentialmix

Having set up Finger Lickin’ Records in the late nineties it wasn’t long until they had a string of breakbeat classics under their belt; ‘Love & Hate’, ‘Between the Eyes’ and ‘Gonna Keep On’, became a staple in every DJ’s box with a unique sound that attracted other like minded producers to join forces with the Finger Lickers. The Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts, A-Skillz, Lee Coombs and The Drumattic Twins soon became part of the collective as their sound helped shape a whole generation of music makers. It’s a little known secret that without Justin and Jem a whole chapter in the history of dance music would never have existed.

Just as at home behind the decks, Justin and Jem have toured the world DJing and their profile in Australia is legendary having performed ten times in six years! Throughout the summer season they will often be found face down in the fields of Glastonbury, The Big Chill or The Glade, as well as finding time for annual appearances in Ibiza.

Jem, also a graphic designer, is responsible for the distinctive artwork on all the Finger Lickin’ record sleeves. His musical passion has its roots deep in funk and he is a classically trained percussionist, while Justin has always been a DJ. Best known for his party-fuelled rocking DJ sets, Justin’s experience spans from the times of him grafting as a mobile jock back in the eighties, through to the hazy days of the acid house parties of the nineties. Soul of Man clearly wear their musical influences on their sleeves; from funk to early hardcore, with lashings of house, all rolled together in their driving percussive force that makes the backbone to their distinctive sound.

For more on Soul of Man and Finger Lickin Records go to...

www.fingerlickin.co.uk

 
 
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