When you do not know where to go next, there is only one place go, and that is back home. You go back to your roots, back to your motivation, and back to your foundation. That foundation for me, like many DJs, is the house party. Before any event, club, or massive theater I have been blessed to rock, I was Lori’s son who played the music for her house parties. Part of me despised having to deal with her “demanding” friends with their requests. But as it turns out, like always, Moms knew best and she would provide me with the best career training I could ask for. From OG get downs to trying empress my peers at their functions, the house party is where I, like many DJs, earned our party rocking chops and battle scars.
In the liner notes of the very first volume of “The Demonstration,” I made a statement that has pretty much summarized my belief as a selecta and music fanatic: “the boundaries we put on music is only limited by our imaginations.” For the past 3 volumes, I have attempted to push those boundaries. The more something musically didn’t make sense on paper, the more I wanted to attempt it. I wanted to give you, the listener, the same feeling that comes over me when I hear something musically that absolutely blows my mind and inspires me to contribute to raising the standards. It is that one pure emotion of passion and wonder that gives me all the reasons in the world to continue loving to spin. Especially in a status quo where being a DJ has unfortunately become an extra hustle as common as working a fast food restaurant drive thru. This is a science and art form that should be respected as such.
So to go forward, I have decided to go back. If you thought before my genre bending ideas were “off the wall” like Michael Joseph Jackson, then what is in your hands now may make you think I’m currently in outer space like Apollo 11. The genesis of this creativity was “sweat box, turn the lights off” house parties. This is a “Demonstration” of that creativity in the spirit of Open Format masters such as DJ Vice, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, Girl Talk and of course, the late, great DJ AM.
Soul Claps & Salutes and Thank You For Listening,
DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"
Arranged & Mixed By DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" For Honor Flow Productions
Photography: Genevieve Munroe co.
Art Design: Derek Heath For Derek Heath Designs
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