House 4 Soul @ Omeara Saturday 24th March

House 4 Soul your monthly fix of all things soul and soulful house is back at the wonderful Omeara in London Bridge on Saturday 24th March.

Headling in the house room alongside our residents Matt L-S and Jamesey from Makin’ Moves we’re very excited to have a best of British DJs this month in the form of Neil Pierce and Sy Sz. Neil has been pioneering the soulful house movement in London for over 20 years. His Deep Into Soul events are notorious and have become the main stay of London’s recent soulful and deep house music scene. In the studio Neil was one half of the dynamic duo Fanatix in the early 2000’s releasing an album on BBE Music in 2008 ’This Thing Of Ours’ a house album that still gets a lot of plays today. In 2013 alongside hot beat maker and producer Ziggy Funk they formed Rhemi Music and been releasing quality music ever since working and collaborating with high brow artists including Han-lei, Carmichael Musiclover, Vanessa Freeman and Nicole Mitchell.

Sy Sz is one of the busiest djs on the UK circuit, and more recently on the festival circuit in Croatia and Ibiza with Defected Records. A man who has mad love for the music he plays & makes, and his passion shines through in any of the sets you will hear him play. By day he’s A&R manager for Soul Heaven Records (Defected) and you can also catch him on Thursday nights with his radio show on Mi-Soul Radio and we look forward to welcoming Sy to his House 4 Soul debut!

In the Mi Soul Connoisseurs room you’ll find resident JM alongside guests from Mi Soul Radio djs Jigs and Stretch Taylor plus Mr Undercover and Big Yoot returns.

Saturday 24th March

4 to The Floor Room

Neil Pierce (Rhemi Music)
Sy Sz (Soul Heaven)
Matt L-S (Makin’ Moves)
Jamesey (Makin’ Moves)
JM

Mi-Soul Connoisseurs Room

JM Soul (Mi-Soul Connoisseurs)
Jigs (Mi-Soul)
Stretch Taylor (Mi-Soul)
Mr Undercover (Mi-Soul Connoisseurs)
Big Yoot (Jammers)

Omeara London
6 O’Meara Street
London SE1
Nearest tube: London bridge

Early bird tickets £5 / £20 OTD
Two Rooms of Music



MAKIN078 – Alton Miller featuring Sky Covington ‘Choose To Believe’

Our next release sees a second single from Detriots Alton Miller and Sky Covington, a soulful gem called Choose To Believe. We loved Alton’s first release that we put out last year and we couldn’t resist this collaboration with Sky who we’ve been an admirer of as both have worked together before on Alton label.
Born in Chicago and raised in Detroit, Alton’s early roots in soul music led to an affinity for club culture that was the staple of the motor city and Chicago at the time. Developing his DJing skills under the influence of house music’s founding fathers like Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford, he eventually opened his own dance club The Music Institute of Detroit with like minded friends Chez Damier and George Baker in 1988.
This release is available on Traxsource from Monday 12th February.


4 to the Floor Sunday Sessions Sunday 18th February @ The Book Club

Second installment for 2018 we have Jamesey from Makin Moves! Many collaborations have happened in the past but it’s the first time (about time) Jamesey graces us for a Sunday Session.

Co-founder of record label Makin Moves with Matt L-S, they welcome their sixth year with over 60 releases. The guys have worked with established artists such as Peven Everett, Omar, Kenny Bobien, Franck Mccomb, Sheree Hicks, as well as working with new talent in the form of Wipe the Needle, David Anthony and DJ Beloved from the States.

In the past 5 years Makin’ Moves have hosted parties in the UK at Cargo, The Prince of Wales, Shoreditch Studios and Bedroom Bar as well as The Winter Music Conference in Miami in 2013, all proved to be a roaring success. Currently the guys host a monthly joint party with JM Soul from House 4 Soul taking place at fantastic new venue in London called Omeara.

The Makin’ Moves Radio Show is every Thursday on www.housefm.netfrom 6-8pm (GMT) with Matt, Jamesey and since the back end of last year the boys have been joined once a month by their good friend Jihad Muhammad with his Bang the Drum show.

As usual support is provided by 4TTF residents Kengo, Jay Carder and djsouprovyder.

Optional dance workshops:
Newstyle Hustle kicks off 4-6pm (7 pounds)
House Dance 6-7pm (6 pounds)

Party 7pm-midnight £5 before 8pm £7 after
(Dance class fee includes club fee)



House 4 Soul & Makin’ Moves Saturday 17th February @ Omeara London

House 4 Soul & Makin’ Moves continue their monthly party at the splendid Omeara London set in London Bridge. We come together for the love of soul and house music across two room for a Valentines Special on Saturday 17th February.

Headling in the house room we’re very excited to have all the way from the Atlanta, USA, Kai Alce! Kai is one of house music’s current men of the moment, headling at various festivals last summer and getting a lot of props for some fantastic productions. In his younger years he worked closely with the likes of Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, D. Wynn, Alton Miller and his cousin Chez Damier, he moved to Atlanta and established a strong bond between the house communities of the Motor City and the South. Adding to his resume as a DJ and promoter, he started releasing his own tracks in the early ’00s on labels like Track Mode, Moodymann’s Mahogani, Omar S’s FXHE, Deep Explorer and eventually on his own imprint, NDATL Muzik.

Also, in the house will be Makin’ Moves residents Matt L-S and Jamesey alongside London’s David Bailey who has been hitting the highest lately at Deep into Soul and over seas at Suncebeat in Croatia. His current hit with soul duo Hanlei ‘Runin Me Wild’ has been heavily supported in the clubs and on the radio.

In the Soul room you’ll find resident JM alongside guests Mr undercover, Big Yoot, Nigel B and Simple Simon.

Early bird tickets for this event are selling fast so make sue you secure your ticket this month!

Saturday 17th February

4 to The Floor Room
Kai Alce (Atlanta USA)
David Bailey (Suncebeat)
Matt Langrish-Smith (Makin’ Moves)
Jamesey (Makin’ Moves)

Soul Connoisseurs Room
JM Soul
Martin Jammers
Dean Jackson’Undercover’
Nigel Brown ‘Nigel B’
Simon Pascal

Omeara London
6 O’Meara Street
London SE1
Nearest tube: London bridge

Early bird tickets £5 / £20 OTD
Two Rooms of Music

 


Groove Odyssey @ Ministry of Sound Saturday 10th February

Come and join Matt L-S and Jamesey playing in the Housefm.net room at the famous Ministry of Sound on Saturday 10th February!!
After an amazing 2017, Groove Odyssey returns to the Ministry of sound with the first of four parties for 2018.

The series kicks off on Saturday the 10th of February with a pre Valentine and album launch party. Headlining this event will be Grammy award winning and true Master at Work, Louie Vega, with his endless supply of exclusives, mixed with House classics – with full support from House legends Bobby & Steve, Jazzie B, Natasha Watts (live PA), Mike Risk, Martin Lodge, Peppe Citarella, Dj Bigger, Sol Brown, Davide Fiorese, Funkie P plus many more over four rooms of music. We will also be celebrating the release of Paris Cessvette’s hot new album “Celestial”, released on the 12th February on Groove Odyssey Records.
Advance tickets available now from Grooveodyssey.com and the Ministryofsound.com



Friday 26th January Empire House Fam @ Lighthouse, 62 Rivington Street London EC2a 3AY

Empire House Family brings together all who share the love and respect for house music PERIOD. It is a collective, a congregation a family of dancers, movers and shakers who express not impress their OWN moves and unique style of dance to House Music.
Originally an idea where lovers of the dance and music would meet up at a friends house, eat food, listen to music and simply…jam!Every month EHF will be hosting a party, jam, battle that caters for all tastes in House Music.
With unique themes, live PA’s, Dance showcases and guest DJ’s you’ll be glad you’re part of this UK based phenomenon.

Welcome to the Empire House Family

- Love.Music.Fruits.Baby Powder.Dance -
#EmpireHouseFamily

26.1.2018 Preview event

**House Party:
*Guest Dj’s

-Jamesey ( MAKIN’ MOVES,London)
-Jaime Del Valle ( SANTE, Madrid)

**1v1 House Dance Battle

*House Dance Judge: Dat Boi Troy aka Troy Banton (the new kid in tha block)
*House dj : Ricardo Silva / Michael Bagsy OladelePage Full

-Registrations ONLY on the day.
-Winner gets a FREE SPECTATOR TICKET to watch one of the biggest street dance event in the world, Juste Debout UK Goodies and cash price.

Free entry till 11:00 ( venue rules)
Empire House Family is an event based on donations.
More info - https://www.facebook.com/events/145207602789607/



Saturday 20th January House 4 Soul & Makin Moves – Caring For Claire @ Omeara, London Bridge

Following our great collaborative party back in November, Makin’ Moves and House 4 Soul join forces once again to kick start your new year in full effect as we come together once again on Saturday 20th January at the amazing OMEARA venue in London Bridge!

Again there will be two rooms of fab soulful music for you and we’re proud to have room 2 hosted by some of the Caring For Claire DJ’s that are playing in the memory of Claire Tomlinson who we sadly lost to cancer in September 2016. Tuesday 9th January would have been Claire Tomlinson’s 37th birthday so we want to continue to keep her memory alive as she would have liked by playing her favour music and her favourite friends coming together to celebrate her life once again..

This years event funds went on a lovely memorial bench that was erected earlier this year and that many of you have visited in the grounds of St Pauls Cathedral so any funds that we raise on the day will go to towards the up keep of the bench and other cancer charities of the Tomlinson family choice.

Saturday 20th January

4 the floor room

Ronnie Herel (Mi-Soul)
Martin Lodge (Mi Soul)
Matt L-S (House FM.net)
Jamesey (Makin’ Moves)
Patrick Steele (Back 2 Back FM)
Stevie Lildj (Mi Soul)

Alternative soul

JM Soul (Mi Soul Connoissuers)
Ronnie Herel
Edward Addo

Omeara London
6 O’Meara Street
London SE1
Nearest tube: London bridge

Early bird tickets £5 / £10 OTD



MAKIN076 – Hallex M & DJ Fudge ft. Omar ‘Ding Ding’ (DJ Beloved Remix)

Glad to have back once again with a fresh remix, our good friend and producer DJ Beloved from BPM Productions.

Ding Ding was first released in 2014 and was a big club hit for us. DJ Fudge has long been a force in the house music scene since his Trouble Men days on the well-respected Kif Recording, and alongside his good friend Hallex M who has carved a notch in the new breed of rare talent over the past years. Both guys had longed to work with UK soul legend Omar Lyefook. And in 2013, their dream came true when Omar visited Hong Kong where Hallex and DJ Fudge both currently reside and there they worked on two tracks which still have music heads talking.

Both DJ Fudge and Hallex are prolific producers in their own right at the moment and you should certainly check out Hallex M’s new Soul Odyssey album which recently dropped on Groove Odyssey Records.

WRITING & PRODUCTION
Written by: Omar Lyefook
Produced by DJ Fudge & Hallex M
Congo Music Publishing / Kobalt Music Publishing.
Remix by DJ Beloved for BPM Productions



MAKIN077 – DJ Kemit Presents The Lounge Lizards Starring Jill Rock Jones

We are now proud to welcome along DJ Kemit’s debut EP to our Makin’ Moves Label. Presenting The Lounge Lizards ft. Jill Rock Jones.

DJ KEMIT is also internationally known for his production work as one-half of KemeticJust. Within a year of joining forces, he and Justin Chapman, aka Just One, had their first release, picked up by King Street,one of the worlds biggest house music labels in 2014 courtesy of house music legend Lil Louis.

KemeticJust continued with two dozen releases on labels such as Nite Grooves, Yoruba Records, Giant Step, Diaspora Recordings, Wave Music, Bombay Records and Play Records that are still praised within the underground house music scene. KemeticJust’s trademark deeper-than-deep sound is made of lush, moody instrumentation that blends with airy acoustic guitar licks, beautiful melodies and ethereal, sweet vocals. Think Larry Heard sensitivity with more dancefloor kick.

How did DJ KEMIT land such massive talent for his debut? His penchant for impeccably crafted songs and honouring his collaborators genius, a constant refrain from any artist he’s worked with.

While EVERLASTING recently has taken center stage, DJ KEMIT has long been a sought-after producer for remixes such as Still by ERRO, On the Beach by Leon Ware, and the 4Evermore remix for David’s EP Location, Location, Location.

Every time, KEMIT finds a way to draw even more emotion from already heart-touching songs, or bump just enough bounce into surprising dancefloor steppers. We hope you all enjoy this musical craftsman as much as we do here at Makin’ Moves Records.

All songs recorded and mixed by DJ Kemit for Kemit Muzik, LLC at Kemit Audio Labs, Atlanta Ga

All songs mastered by Daz I Kue for Bugz In The Attic & Daz I Kue Productions.

Publishing info: Deanna Lewis (for Jill Rock Jones) Vertise Child ASCAP
Luke Austin: Ausound Music/BMI
Kevin Hyman (for DJ Kemit): Kemit Muzik/BMI

Executive Producers: Matt Langrish Smith & Jamesey for Makin’ Moves Records.

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Makin’ Moves Vol 2 – Various Artists

This is our second compilation of tracks we’ve released on the label, a hand-picked selection of tracks released on the label this year selected by label bosses Matt L-S & Jamesey! 
We’ve had the privilege of working with some fantastic artists this year including our 50th digital release from The foreign Exchange expertly remixed by DJ Spinna from NYC. We’ve also worked with likes of Frank McComb an absolute soul legend as well as working wth our good friend DJ Uchikawa aka Loftsoul from Japan. Not forgetting promoting home bread talent Wipe the Needle, Urban Sound Lab and David Anthony who’s releases all feature on the compilation.
Also, if you just want to hear a mix of many of the tracks you have the option to purchase a mix of the tracks superbly mixed by Jamesey.