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za 23/03 45" Night: The Soul Messiahs (live), Dr D ...

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45" Night: The Soul Messiahs (live), Dr Disco, Louis Katorz
De eerste 45" Night van 2013!
Op de voorbije edities staken oa Banda Black Rio, Lefties Soul Connection en Keb Darge het vuur aan de lont. Deze keer komt het funksouldisco-geweld u rechtstreeks tegemoet vanuit de instrumenten en platenkoffers van:

The Soul Messiahs (live)
Dr Disco en Louis Katorz.

The Soul Messiahs: opwindende en hartverscheurende soul in de traditie van de revues van eind jaren 60, met knipogen naar de muzikale erfenis van illustere voorvaders als Ike & Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Booker T & The MG's, Sly, Betty Davis, ...

De eerste EP van The Soul Messiahs heet "Get It Together" en verschijnt begin april 2013. Come together and shake...!
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ma 31/12 Radio A Gogo - New Year's Edition

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Radio A Gogo - New Year's Edition
Time to twist, you sexy mama's and hot mods, for the end of 2012 is near! Let's gogo into a new year full of sexy rock 'n roll, beats, love and teasing burlesque. The sixties are alive and kicking on this last day of the year and they become even more alive on the very first day of the brand new 2013. Have a gogo New Year!









Main Room
All night long, sexy danceable rock from the sixties 'till today. Black Elvis shows off his darn hot quiff and even hotter moves. You'd better rock those blue suede shoes! After that, DJ's Louis Katorz, Way and DJ Nils Holgerffun make you shake 'till you break and their beats will make you feel pretty steamy under that mini skirt.

Club
The club is smaller and mostly hotter. The skirts are shorter, the drinks served on the rocks. You will go wild when our gogo dancers enter the stage in their short fringed twin sets, showing off their goods. Choco Chanel, your host for tonight, leads you into temptation with her motown mama moves and a voice like she's one of The Supremes. Your burlesque kittens for tonight: Cherry Shakewell, naughty sugary beauty, all the way from the UK to please and tease you into the New Year, and our Russian starlet Anja Pavlova. This pretty lady takes the temperatures further up! DJ's Golbert, Schwarzkopf and Pierre Elitaire brought their teasing beats to make you twist 'till the very first sunrise of 2013!
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za 01/12 Radio A Gogo - Neo Retro A Gogo: Sylvie V ...

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Radio A Gogo - Neo Retro A Gogo: Sylvie Vartan edition
Two rooms full of rock'n roll, beats, love and teasing burlesque.
The sixties are alive and kicking tonight!

Main Room:
All night long, sexy danceable rock from the sixties 'till today. German Wunderkind Mambo Kurt provides your portion of live music and aims for a fantastic evening. After that, DJ's Louis Katorz and The Modernists make you shake till you break and their beats will make you feel pretty hot under that mini skirt.




Club:
The club is smaller and mostly hotter. The skirts are shorter, the drinks served on the rocks. You will go wild when our gogo dancers enter the stage in their short fringed twin sets, showing off their goods. Choco Chanel, your host for tonight, leads you into temptation with her motown mama moves and a voice like she's one of The Supremes. Your burlesque kittens for tonight: wild child Poppy and Miss Carrie-Ann. DJ's Staf Fatkat and Schwarzkopf will be happy to have the temperature rise even further. Twist 'till sunset!
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za 20/10 Radio A Gogo - Neo Retro A Gogo

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Radio A Gogo - Neo Retro A Gogo
Two rooms full of rock'n'soul, beat, love and teasing Burlesque. From Aretha Franklin to Arctic Monkeys.

In de Main Room: Radio A Gogo
De hele nacht lang dansbare sexy rock van de sixties tot nu, dat is ons devies.
Liveband Way (B, live) zorgt voor de muzikale uitspattingen en heeft als doel u een fantastische avond te bezorgen. DJ's Gigolo's in Retirement en Louis Katorz doen u shaken alsof de sixties nog steeds heden zijn. U kan het behoorlijk warm krijgen onder die minirok of petticoat!


In de Club: Neo Retro A Gogo
In de club is het kleiner en vooral warmer. De rokjes zijn korter, alsook de drankjes. De kapsels zijn wilder en de hemden opengeknoopter. Wild wordt u, wanneer onze gogodanseressen in hun zwierige bikinietjes het podium betreden, met in hun zog nog meer lekkers. Choco Chanel, uw gastvrouw voor vanavond, leidt u in bekoring met haar verblindend schone verschijning en ditto gezang. Rode oortjes, en niet alleen door de muziek. Uw burlesque kittens voor vanavond: burlesque wildchild Poppy en de internationale queen of dance and tease Gypsy Wood. DJ Beatbuster en DJ Mister Smith jagen de temperaturen verder de hoogte in tot laat in de avond en vroeg in de morgen.

De eerste honderd bezoekers krijgen aan de inkom een shot Jack Daniel's en een krasbiljet waarmee je een Jack Daniel's gitaar kan winnen.
Er zijn 100 krasbiljetten, 1 daarvan is het winnend lot!


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za 06/10 70's Disco Funk and Soul

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70's Disco Funk and Soul
De beruchte Petrolrollercoaster naar Dat Waren Nog Eens Tijden begint aan een nieuwe rit. Aan het stuur: Doctor Disco, Boogie Business aka Down Jones en Louis Katorz.
Veiligheidsriempje losmaken, handjes in de lucht en alles geven!

aero, afro, airflow, also, although, ammo, arrow, disco, backhoe, below, bingo, bongo, brando, bravo, disco, cairo, chateau, chico, cockcrow, coco, credo, disco, depot, flow, frisco, gaucho, gecko, ghetto, gizmo, disco, harpo, hippo, homo, info, jell-o, jingo, kongo, limbo, longbow, disco, maestro, mellow, negro, nero, outgo, pharaoh, plateau, poncho, pronto, disco, rainbow, shadow, show, snow, speedo, taco, wacko, weirdo, yo-yo, zero, disco!

Dames gratis entree voor middernacht!
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za 14/04 45s: Lefties Soul Connection, Stax Of Wax ...

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45s: Lefties Soul Connection, Stax Of Wax, Garreth
Lefties Soul Connection (Nl, live)
Ruwe funk en soul (The Meters, The JB's), invloeden en echo's van enkele van de meest muzikale hiphoppers (Jurassic 5, The Roots, Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow) en sporen van (mod) rock. Verwacht stevige beats & drums, diepe bumpy bass, een gierend Hammond orgel, strakke gitaarrifs en goed gedoseerde vocals.
Speciaal voor de 45s Night in Petrol voert Lefties Soul Connection hun klassiekers uit (hun eerste funk 45s!) samen met nummers die ze al even niet meer spelen of nooit eerder live brachten. Ook de nieuwe instrumentale tracks van hun jongste album One Punch Pete (uitstekend album waarmee ze de grote iconen van de huidige retrosoulgeneratie naar de kroon steken) staan op de setlist. Dus: anders dan de andere concerten op hun tournee. Unieke show, special funk edition!

Stax Of Wax
DJ Droppa en DJ Mauz zijn samen Stax Of Wax. Stax of Wax is een radioshow, een partyconcept, een mixtapeserie en ... skilled partyrocking DJ's.
FortyfiveFun, representing true fonk & boombap since 2009.

Ook van de partij met zijn schuimende platenbak vol soul en oooh's en aaaah's: Garreth Mc Mullan. De stem van een leven vol lange nachten en een shot korte in de hand. Maar wat een groooooooove!

Wil jij graag kans maken op een lekker extraatje onder de vorm van een Clubcircuit voucher, een jaarpas of een krasbiljet van de Nationale Loterij?

Kom dan gewoon naar de 45s Night in Petrol, vul het wedstrijdfomulier in en drop het in de Win For Life box aan de ingang. De eerste 50 bezoekers (ouder dan 18) worden alvast beloond met een Win For Life Mini krasbiljet.

Win For Life







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za 17/03 45's Night & 70s Disco Funk Soul Party

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45's Night & 70s Disco Funk Soul Party
45s room
The 7" 45 rpm record was introduced in 1949 by RCA as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs. The first 45 rpm records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 rpm records were produced in stereo by the early 1970s.

Katia Rock Ahoy: as heard on Rock Ahoy - Studio Brussel
Een vrouw die al jaren haar leven maakt van muziek. Soul, oude rockawocka, top of the underground pops, yeah baby yeah!

Stax Of Wax: het duo DJ Droppa en DJ Mauz incarneert als radioshow, partyconcept, mixtapeserie en -niet in het minst- als skilled partyrocking DJ's.
Fortyfive Fun, representing true fonk & boombap since 2009. Oewwaah!

70s Disco Funk & Soul room
El Clasico. Scoobiedowoo! Discobollen, funkpakjes, soulshakers en drankbekers.
Al jaren een vaste waarde in Petrol en ook nu niet van de poes. Dansen op tijdloze disco des decennium des heren 1970s, een geut funk en een brok soul. Owl owl owl!
Ervaren disco veteranen Dr Disco & Louis Katorz worden in de kont geknepen door Sheridan: nog niet geboren in de 1970's maar er sinds de vroege jaren 80 wel hevig naar aan het verlangen. Special old school disco set - tijd voor een 70ties revival!
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za 19/11 70s Disco Funk and Soul party

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70s Disco Funk and Soul party
From disco to disco, from town across town: everybody is trying to get down, to the loooooove!

Een rollercoaster van met afropruiken aaneengebonden discobollen. Loopings, splashes en olifantenpijpen.
Disco, funk en soul: voor u geselecteerd en aaneengemixt door discoveteranen Doctor Disco, The Love Brothers en Don Johnson.

She is D, desirable
She is I, irresistable
She is S, super sexy
She is C, such a cutie
She is O, oh, oh, oh
D.I.S.C.O.

Discodevies: glitterend veiligheidsriempje losmaken, handjes in de lucht en alles geven!
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za 15/10 Radio a Gogo

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Radio a Gogo
Radio Modern & Petrol present: Radio a Gogo
two rooms full of rock'n'roll, beat, soul, love and teasing Burlesque. From Aretha Franklin to Arctic Monkeys

Main Room: Radio a Gogo
Juliette et Ses Baguettes live
Hindu Radio DJs, dj Koenster
Gigolos In Retirement, Louis Katorz

Club: Neo Retro a Gogo
Hosted & entertained by Dandy Flo
Popcorn by Watts & Ronny
French Soundies by Philippe Golbert
Soul by Mister Smith
Burlesque starlets Lada Redstar & Loulou D'vil
And: Go Go Girls Dancing

In de Main Room: dansbare sexy rock van de fifties tot nu.
Met Juliette et Ses Baguettes (live): Franstalige punky garagerock covers. Yeah yeah, oui oui et déjà vu au Bibi: Jacques Dutronc, een glas koele pastis en de twist à Saint-Tropez. Plus: rock en dansbare (brit)pop van binnen en buiten de marge met de Hindu Radio DJs, Gigolos In Retirement, DJ Koenster en Louis Katorz.

In de Club: Neo Retro A Gogo.
Erotische spanningsbogen gooien hoge ogen, hosted & entertained by Motown singer Dandy Flo (Fr).
Rode oortjes, en niet alleen door de muziek van Mister Smith: Lada Redstar (Dui) is een internationale Burlesque starlet die Brigitte Bardot en haar Harly Davidson terugbrengt. Loulou D'vil is Finlands betoverendste Burlesque beauty, zij brengt een ode aan Bettie Page. Plus plus plus: Gogo danseressen in erg (ja, heel erg) korte jurkjes. Swing, soul, beat & rock. Stylish! Kinky! Hot!

Omdat het ook wel eens plezant is om minirokjes en smalle plastrons te dragen: Radio A Gogo, party like it's 1964!

Wie een ticket koopt voor de Neo Retro A Gogo krijgt aan de inkom een Jack Daniels shot en een krasbiljet waarmee je deze Jack Daniels gitaar kan winnen! (Er zijn 100 krasloten, 1 daarvan is het winnende lot!) jackrocks



Presale
Main Room €10
Main Room & Club €15
Box Office
Main Room €15
Main Room & Club €20
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vr 22/04 Don't Forget Gaza

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Don't Forget Gaza
Na een zeer geslaagde eerste editie in 2009 in Rotterdam (check de video hieronder) komt deze benefiet naar Antwerpen.

Een avond waarop hiphop de boventoon voert en er geld wordt ingezameld ten voordele van Gaza. Meer dan 20 (!) artiesten vragen aandacht voor de situatie daar.

Tel je mee? Pete Philly, Zwart Licht, Cartes & Kleine Jay, Blaxtar, Kern Koppen, GMB, Dret & Krulle, M.O. & Brakko, Gikkels, JAE & Het Verzet & Overdosis, Boef & De Gelogeerde Aap, Fotosynthese, Killian, Mutiara Tec, ...

Deejays zijn PCM en Sotu The Traveller, hosts zijn Pax & ReaZUN (Kyteman).

Ben je klaar voor een volgepakt hiphop programma en wil jij je steun betuigen aan de mensen in Gaza? Wees er dan bij op 22 april.

Meer woord en beeld (en antwoorden op de vragen "Waar gaat mijn geld naartoe? En waarom?") op dontforgetgaza.com

Don't Forget Gaza 2009




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za 26/02 70s Disco Funk Soul & Discoteca

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70s Disco Funk Soul & Discoteca
Twee zalen, 1 wachtwoord: D.I.S.C.O.

Petrol slaat de brug tussen de oude en nieuwe disco en combineert de olifantenpijpen van de 70's Disco Funk & Soul party met het so much on top of it nu-disco concept Discoteca!

In de Disco Room laten Dr Disco, N8N, Don Johnson en Louis Katorz je instappen in een rollercoaster van met afropruiken aaneengebonden discobollen. 70's Disco Funk & Soul: back by popular demand!






In de Discoteca Horny Room spelen drie Belgische nu-disco deejays. En Belgisch zijn, is in de nu-disco scene een troef! (Villa, The Magician, Aeroplane, ...). Discoteca residents King DJ en Sheridan verwelkomen deze keer Guy-Ohm. Discoteca: Bring Your Own Body!

Guy-Ohm draait oa in Razzmatazz in Barcelona en in de hotte Brusselse hyper branché Libertine Supersport.

King DJ is al jaren een veelgevraagde klasbak die de laatste tijd ook internationaal scoort met zijn eigen producties en remixes. Zo wordt zijn jongste Martians productie gedraaid door oa Laurent Garnier, Aeroplane, Social Disco Club, Bottin en Horse Meat Disco.

Die andere Discoteca resident Sheridan, werd deze week opgepikt door Switch en speelde oa op 2010's hipste Gentse (nu-)discoconcept Avenue L.
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za 22/05 Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Dj Mehdi & ...

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Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Dj Mehdi & Riton: Carte Blanche
Mayer Hawthorne komt naar Petrol! Met zijn groep voor een live optreden én als dj achteraf!
Vorig jaar debuteerde Mayer Hawthorne met A Strange Arrangement: onze favoriete smooth nu-soul plaat van vorig én dit jaar.
Hawthorne zit nog maar pas op tram 3, maar zijn inspiratiebronnen zijn duidelijk van een generatie eerder: denk Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield en Barry White. Maar denk niét dat het gaat om slechte imitaties of een geforceerd belegen sound: Hawthorne zit op het kwaliteithiphoplabel Stonesthrow en weet het muzikale erfgoed van Detroit (waar hij opgroeide) en de typische Motown sound op eigen wijze uit te breiden. New school soul, of zoiets. Singles Maybe So, Maybe No en Just Ain't Gonna Work Out zijn kleppers. Dat vindt ook Mark Ronson: hij is grote fan.
Na zijn optreden draait Mayer Hawthorne als dj Haircut de betere hiphop,
r & b, funk, reggae en rock. Smooth shit!

In het voorprogramma stelt Boohgaloo Zoo zichzelf en hun debuutplaat voor aan het publiek. Boohgaloo Zoo is het nieuwe project van K'Bonus en U-gene. Funky funky funk!
Na de optredens van Mayer Hawthorne en Boohgaloo Zoo nog meer funk, soul en rare grooves in de Horny room. Daar vatten, naast Mayer Hawthorne zelf (dj Haircut), ook K'Bonus, U-gene en dj Grazzhoppa post bij de ones & two's.

carteblanche
In de grote zaal is het dan uitkijken naar Carte Blanche (dj Mehdi & Riton):
Je kent dj Mehdi? Fijn! En als we 'Riton' zeggen, gaat er ook een belletje rinkelen? Houden zo! Wel, Mehdi en Riton hebben de handen in elkaar geslagen en zijn samen een nieuw project begonnen: Carte Blanche. Met Carte Blance (eerste ep: Black Billionaires) gaan ze samen de house toer op.
Op 22 mei komen Riton en Mehdi samen Carte Blanche voorstellen in Petrol, de lokale helden VNNR en The OddWord zorgen voor een passende omkadering. Spannend!

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zo 04/04 70's, Disco, Funk & Soul

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70's, Disco, Funk & Soul
De beruchte Petrolrollercoaster naar Dat Waren Nog Eens Tijden begint aan een nieuwe rit. Aan het stuur: Doctor Disco, The Love Brothers en Don Johsnon.
Veiligheidsriempje losmaken, handjes in de lucht en alles geven!
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za 13/02 Postman, Pretty Lights, Turntable Dubbers ...

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Postman, Pretty Lights, Turntable Dubbers, Lefto
Rond Postman is het even stil geweest (al hielp hij Anouk aan haar grootste hit in jaren met Good God) maar nu is er een Lifetime Achievement State Award voor zijn bijdrage aan de Nederlandse hiphop, een nieuw album "Postman" (met muzikanten van oa Lauryn Hill, The Roots en Beyoncé) en een nieuwe tournee. Postmans verhuis naar Brooklyn, New York verrijkte zijn sound tot modern hip hop, vintage soul en pure reggae met r&b- en blues-invloeden.
Het Amerikaanse Pretty Lights collectief heeft na twee full albums (gratis gereleast op het net), zij- en soloprojecten van de groepsleden en succesvolle optredens de States, de weg naar Europa gevonden. Instrumentale electronische partybeats met hiphopfeel, een live drummer en visuals.
Ook dj-sets van Turntable Dubbers en Lefto!
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Million Stylez

Million Stylez
Kenshin Iryo more known as Million Stylez was born june first 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden. He grew up in a working class part of town called Sollentuna. He was raised by a french mother and a japanese father. He started experimenting with Hip Hop at the young age of nine, recording rap tunes in swedish on his cassette deck player. After a couple of years he started to write lyrics in english but it was not until he turned 18 that he moved on to dancehall and reggae. It was only a natural step for him due to the fact that reggae always been there as he was growing up.
He is one out of few out there that can master so many different styles such as singing, deejaying and rapping. He was self-taught and never had any schooling but he still doesn´t see any musical boundaries.

Stylez was the first non-jamaican that ever had participated in the "Big Break" finals arranged by Irie FM (Jamaicas nr 1 radiostation). It is an annual talent competition for upcoming artists in Jamaica with more than 1200 talented applicants. After live performances in St. Elizabeth, Montego Bay and Kingston, TV and radio-interviews he ended up in a honoreble fourth place.


Million Stylez has now been performing in every continent of the world. It's no wonder he has worked with big stars like Beyoncé, Gentleman, Peetah Morgan (Morgan Heritage), Don Carlos , Loon (Bad Boy), Smif N Wessun, Mr Vegas, Busy Signal, Bunji Garlin and the list goes on and on. In the beginning of his career he also got to be opening act for Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Ne-Yo, Fabolous, Ryan Leslie among others.

What more is there to say? Million has a million things going on.

Bottle Of Moonshine

Bottle Of Moonshine
Bottle of Moonshine has been spreading the ska & rocksteady vibe instrumental style. But nothing like a soulful voice to stir things up... New lead singer Hanne Peetermans gives these ten rudeboys a dash of elegance and adds niceness to their grooves.

The band brings a great new show mixing fresh songs with the toughest ska classics and is aching to get on stage and nice it up!

Mr Fried G

Mr Fried G
Mr Fried G is the driving force behind the 'Soul Boys Vs. Rude Boys' events in Antwerp's Multatuli and De Kleine Hedonist. He has been around for years organizing and helping out with all sorts of events in honour of his beloved Black Music. Mr Fried G's Antwerp-based record store 'Fried Chicken Records' is a heaven for soul and ska lovers. He's also the promoter of the 'Antwerp Soul & Ska Weekender'.
What more can we say? This man will shake up the place!

GRACE

GRACE
G R A C E is a musical flood of exciting feel good sounds tickling your ear lobe. G R A C E is like the feeling of a feather slightly gliding over your body. It is the melting lolly ice refreshing your lips on a hot sweaty day. It is the taste of a great old scotch burning your veins. It is your vintage porn magazine when you need it the most. When these two brothers dive into their records, you will get wet. They will make you smile. They bring you the most wonderful songs to dance to, to enjoy listening to or to make love to. It will be songs with a soul. It will be songs with a catchy bassline, glittering synths, a fragile touch of piano, a charming guitar, a sexy sax and beautiful rhythms. It may be forgotten classics, hidden treasures or just the best of what pop culture has ever brought us. Either way you'll get an eclectic fusion of feel good sounds embraced with a sense of avant-garde and influences of disco, house, soul, funk, rock and 80's pop.

Coely

Coely
Coely, (geboren op 5januari 1994), is een Antwerpse met Congolese roots. Samen met haar twee jongere broers woont ze thuis bij haar moeder die in een ver verleden nog dirigent was van een Afrikaans kerkkoor. Zo krijgt Coely muziek met de paplepel naar binnen en bloeit ze open wanneer ze op zestienjarige leeftijd mag aantreden bij het koor van haar kerk te Antwerpen.

Al snel wordt duidelijk dat Coely niet alleen over een krachtige stem, maar ook over een geweldige "naturel" beschikt waarmee ze een publiek helemaal rond haar vinger draait.

Begin 2012 tekende Coely bij het independent label Beatville waarmee ze momenteel werkt aan haar debuutalbum. De eerste single, 'Ain't chasing pavements' (hotshot van Studio Brussel), is ondertussen een feit. Het is een voorsmaakje van wat er van deze jonge dame verwacht mag worden in 2013.

The Modernists

The Modernists
Elisa & Bjørn are bound to set your dancefloor on fire with the coolest brit infused tracks from back then. Think: rock, soul & the best indie tunes. Get on your dancing shoes!

The Soul Messiahs

The Soul Messiahs
Met THE SOUL MESSIAHS keert zanger en schrijver Yurek Onzia terug naar zijn eerste liefde, de zwarte soul en rhythm & blues van Stax, Motown, Hi Records, Chess en Atlantic.

Samen met muzikale spitsbroeders LUC VANDAEL, JAN BELLEMANS, JAN SERVAES, KRIS VAN HEES, STAN DRIESEN en JOACHIM THYS serveert hij opwindende en hartverscheurende soul in de traditie van de revues van eind jaren 60, met knipogen naar de muzikale erfenis van illustere voorvaders als Ike & Tina Turner, Otis Redding, The Young Rascals, Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis, Spencer Davis Group, & Al Green, en zoals die vandaag wordt beleden door labels als Daptone Records en artiesten als Lee Fields, Raphael Saadiq, Eli Paperboy Reed, Charles Bradley en Kings Go Forth.

Op dit eigenste moment werken The Soul Messiahs naarstig aan hun eerste EP "Get It Together" (release: februari 2013), in de vergeten en ietwat mysterieuze Greasy Spoon Studio in Diepenbeek.

Mister Smith

Mister Smith
DJ Mister Smith ontvangt u in het walhalla van de vergeten plaatjes uit de jaren zestig. Mod magnificence!

Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat
Keith Sweat is een R&B en Soul zanger uit Harlem, New York. In 1987 werd hij ontdekt in een nachtclub. Hij zong toen vaak in nachtclubs naast zijn 9 tot 5 baan die hij toen nog had. In november 1987 releaste hij zijn debuutalbum genaamd Make It Last Forever welke meteen miljoenen keren werd verkocht. Hierna volgde een carrière met vele hits zoals I Want Her, (There you go) Tellin' Me No Again, Why Me Baby (Feat. LL Cool J), Twisted en Nobody.

The Modest Men

The Modest Men
"the modest men" are vinyl only DJ's spinning their decks with Jazz - fifties RnB - Boogaloo - Ska - 6T's Beat - Rocksteady - (Northern) Soul - Hammond - 2Tone and other 6T's Groove 45'ers..... "the modest men" will turn your party, event, club, pub even your living room into a groovy sixties dance club experience presenting your favorite top sounds from the sixties for your all night long dancing pleasure!

Gigolos in Retirement

Gigolos in Retirement
Gigolos in retirement are DJ Alf aka Vincent & DJ Mich. They were residents at the splendid Make Up Club. This summer they spinned tunes at the Lokerse Feesten Morrissey gig. They shared the bill also with: Peter Doherty, The Horrors, Babyshambles, Paul Weller & Manic Street Preachers. Quote: "At 4 o'clock the normal world seems very, very, very far away"

Lefties Soul Connection

Lefties Soul Connection
The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the Lefties Soul Connection sound is the word 'RAW'. Sound and music wise the band is influenced by funk acts like the Meters and the JB's, but also by hip-hop acts like for example Jurassic 5, the Roots and Beastie Boys. In general they have their backbone in the raw (obscure) funk & soul from the 60s till early 70s but a lot of tracks are based on hip-hop feel/sound/structure (open drum breaks, ready to sample riffs).

They also have some '(mod) rock' influence in their sound, this can be especially seen and heard at live concerts and you can hear it in the aggressiveness of their sound. Their goal is to rock the crowd hard with heavy beats, low bumping bass, screaming Hammond organ and tight guitar riffs, sometimes accompanied by vocals or chants.

The band is not strictly a retro band, they're not trying to copy an old soul/funk band; an important difference with some other (raw) funk & soul bands of today. It's not their intention to play funk exactly the same like the JB's or the Meters used to do. These bands will always be the best because it's the sound they've created. Lefties Soul Connection just picked up some of their grooves and philosophy and mixed it with hip-hop breakbeat / song structure and (mod) rock aggressive sound/performance style. What you get is an explosive performance with tight grooves and the heaviest live beats you ever heard (we like to call it the "shock 'n' awe" style or garage funk).

Slowly they've been building a fan base within the international (raw) funk & soul (b-boy) community with their sound and especially at performances but, because they're not strictly retro, they also broke out of this scene and got noticed by people that are more into hip-hop and even rock and dance. A good example of a track getting noticed outside the funk community is their interpretation of Organ Donor, a dj Shadow track.

A large part of their recordings is instrumental. Basically they've set up the band similar to the Meters and Booker T & the MG's. Like these bands, their music is centred around groove/sound and not so much lyrics/a singer. At live shows though, more vocal tracks are added. These tracks are sung by guitar player Onno Smit; before starting the band together with Alviz, also a soul singer.

Pedallo Kollektiv

Pedallo Kollektiv
Pedalo is a concept to unite all different cutural projects. The only rule is that it has to be GOOD SHIT, GOOD FUN and not about the money ..

Mr. Tall & Mr. Small

Mr. Tall & Mr. Small

Stax of Wax feat. Mauz & Droppa

Stax of Wax feat. Mauz & Droppa
Since 2009 Stax of Wax is on a mission to bring good & quality music to the people. We use any format possible, ranging from mixtapes & albums to party's and even our own radioshow.

Stax of Wax Radio members: Dj Droppa & Dj Mauz.
Representing true fonk & boombap since 2009.

Jazzman Gerald

Jazzman Gerald
Gerald runs Jazzman Records with Fryer , DJs to packed dancefloors around the world and watches his team Middlesbrough lose at football. He collects modal jazz, funk LPs and 45s, titty shakers, latin jazz, 7" record boxes and 45 middles. At the moment his favourite jazz group is the Clarke-Boland Sextet, favourite funk 45 is Leon Gardner 'Farm Song' on Igloo, and most hated football team is Chelsea.

Dj Kwak

Dj Kwak
Growing up with a "musical" dad listening to Miles Davis , Coupé Cloué, Tito Puente , Barbara and their peers ,Kwak received his first shock discovering hip hop with SugarHill Gang and heavy rock with Motörhead. The early house parties (for student mates) started at the end of the 80's. At the same time, he started rehearsing with punk - hardcore bands as a frontman with critical acclaim on the then flourishing belgian scene. Then, by 1994, he started organising concerts and parties and soon enough was programming dj's for the Kafé Kan'h in Brussels (From 1999 to 2004). In 2002, he started organising his own Strictly Niceness with teammate Dj Eleven, a monthly funk and soul party with crazy vibes taking place at the Biberium (Ex - Flanagan's). As a dj, he has crossed the wax with such international greats as Paul Murphy (Afroart Records), Rainer Trueby (Compost Records), Mad Mats, Nostalgia 77 and Quantic (Tru Thoughts Records), Cris Prolific (45 Scientific), Soul Rabbi, Gruyere Dj (New Cheese Records) and the cream of the crop among belgian dj's : Bass Culture Soundsystem, Murvin Jay, Bernard Dobbeleer (Classic 21), Dj Simon Le Saint (PIAS/ Skinfama) Dj Piiit, Doc CLD, K'Bonus (Pulver Records), Snooba (Vinyl Amalgame), Onda Sonora Soundsystem, Brekbit (FM Brussel), Raggamuffin Whiteman, Dj Lefto, Smos, or Ipiki Ookami for example. He also played as opening act for such artists as Aka Moon, Alice Russell or The Peas Project. Kwak is currently displaying his vibes in all and every bar in Brussels ( Roi des Belges, Cafe Dirty @ Dirty Dancing, Belga, Le Tavernier, La Maison du Peuple, ...), in Antwerp, in Luxemburg ... He is also broadcasting the BACK TO NICENESS RADIOSHOW on Fm Brussel (www.fmbrussel.be) each and every saturdays from 6PM to 7PM. Expect classics and discoveries, rarities and insanities in funk, soul, hip hop, ska, rocksteady and more... The next step remains to be written.

Nilfisq

Nilfisq
Nilfisq is a young neo-soul/funk band from Antwerp, Belgium. Their music mainly consists of nice upbeat funk songs with neo-soul influences which are very attempting to dance to and all self-written.

La Melodia

La Melodia
La Melodia is a hip-hop duo from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Made up of female rapper Melodee and producer I.N.T., their style is basically jazzy hip hop.

The Sweet Vandals

The Sweet Vandals
Funk! Soul! Passion! We know the Soul & Funk Bands which have been put together towards their own casting. The Sweet Vandals have searched and found themselves, this genre is their passion and it rewards in the sound - a real sound! This state of 'realness' has been reached on only a few recordings in the last few years; Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators and of course The New Mastersounds. The Vandals are different from these combos. They pass on Horn Sections to put exactly on the record how it's realized on stage! Only after five months their first 7" single "I Got You, Man!" (Funkorama Records) has become a classic, Keb Darge (Deep Funk Session, London) has praised this Funk monster through heavy rotation!

Candi Staton

Candi Staton
Candi Staton (born Canzetta Maria Staton on March 13, 1940, in Hanceville, Alabama) is an American gospel singer. She is best known for her disco hit Young Hearts Run Free and dance hit You Got The Love. Staton sang with the Jewell Gospel Trio as a teenager before launching a solo career in 1968. She had 16 R&B hits for Fame Studios and received Grammy nominations for cover versions of country standards. In 1975 she started working with disco producer Dave Crawford and had hits "Young Hearts Run Free" and "Victim". Also, The Mighty Majors ("You Can Never Go Back") was her backup band once on the road. In 1982 she returned to gospel forming Beracah Ministries with her husband John Sussewell. In 1991 she had a top 10 UK hit as The Source featuring Candi Staton with dance track "You Got The Love". In 2004 when Sex and the City ended its successful six-year run, the last song played on that show was "You Got the Love" with Sarah Jessica Parker walking down New York City streets and talking about the endless relationship with herself.

Amp Fiddler

Amp Fiddler
Joseph "Amp" Fiddler, originally a keyboardist from Detroit, is a funk and soul musician who has worked with Enchantment, the Dramatics, George Clinton, Moodyman, Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies, Fishbone and Maxwell. Along with his brother, Budz, he realsed the album Mr Fiddler in 1990 on Elektra. His debut solo album Waltz of a Ghetto Fly was released in 2004. The new album'Afro Strut' is the follow up to that record and a sign that his assured and open-minded approach to his own sound has engendered a stylistic leap forward, creating in the process a diverse and ambitious second album. As a man who has achieved almost every goal he has set himself, whether it be becoming a multi instrumentalist talent, joining George Clinton's Funkadelic, or developing a base for like minded musical luminaries to collaborate and create, it was always to be expected. 'Waltz...' was more of a vibe, a full stop on a long period of his life to that point and a drawing together of unfinished songs and feelings from his youth. 'Afro Strut' was to be the fresh start that sees Amp able to look further forward as well as back to his roots, and as a result has the feel of a more fully-realised vision. The array of collaborators and contributors to the record further emphasises this approach. Opener 'Faith' sets the standard with Amp joined by Raphael Saadiq on a timelessly deep ode to spirituality of a different kind. The UK's Justin Crawford (one half of Manchester-based dj/production outfit Unabombers) is brought in for two of the standout disco-flecked cuts 'Right Where You Are' and 'Ridin'. Amp's Jazz heritage rolls to the fore on the uplifting 'If I Don't', recalling his days in doo-wop outfit The Enchantments as a teenager and laying open the musical make up of its creator. The sadly departed Jay Dilla's group Slum Village, another product of Camp Amp, the basement recording studio at Amp's 7 Mile home that has also had local luminary Moodyman in regular residence, is represented on the bumping 'I Need You'. Tony Allen, the man accredited with creating afrobeat alongside the great Fela Kuti, provides the drums on Afro Strut and another great, Jay-Z collaborator, Grammy winning string arranger and former member of MFSB Larry Gold steps up on album closer 'Hustle. By referencing many of the great contemporary black music movements be it Jazz, Doo-Wop, Afrobeat, soul or hip-hop, Afro Strut is, like its predecessor, without modern day comparison. The collusion of a lifetime of influences and experiences that are drawn on, used, discarded and Amp-lified across twelve rich slices of raw funk. www.ampfiddler.com www.myspace.com/ampfiddler

Mo & Grazz

Mo & Grazz
Emotional impact, that's what Mo & Grazz are going for. No talk of "bitches" and "bling bling" here, but a refreshing view on what really matters. Mo (full name Monique Harcum) and Grazz (aka DJ Grazzhoppa) met in August 2003 in the States. She was singing at that time with the Grammy nominated "Afropean" hip hop/R & B duo Les Nubians, he was DJing with the equally intercontinental artist Zap Mama. Their tours came together and the two hit it off. Grazz, from Bruges and educated in hip hop, Monique born in the city of Philadelphia, source of the wall-to-wall Philly sound (Gamble & Huff!) A (musical) match made in heaven, although writing and creating together only came after the romantic interest. The track records of Mo&Grazz each are no less than impressive. Monique was influenced by the likes of Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight & The Pips and Aretha Franklin. She toured with Zap Mama and Grammy Award winning R&B artist Jill Scott and can be heard on the live album, %u201EExperience Jill Scott. Grazz became European DMC Champion in 1991 and third in the ITF World DJ Championships in 1998. He worked in the theatre, in the studio and on stage with De Puta Madre, Zap Mama, Wizzards Of Ooze, Marakbar, Blade, Mr. Greedy, Anne Theresa De Keersmaker, Abdelazziz Sorrokh, Dirk Verstockt & Lazara Albear Tossel, Aka Moon, Mark Ribot, David Shea, Jaki Liebezeit to name but a few. Grazz has released about 100 records on vinyl and CD and is a widely respected name in the European hip hop underground. He recently took his love of experiment another step further with DJ Grazzhoppa%u201As DJ Bigband, a turntable extravaganza featuring 12 DJ%u201As, vocals by Monique and the collaboration of sax player Fabrizio Cassol. In their home base Gent, Mo & Grazz have shaped their debut album, which was recorded and mixed in Studio Caraïbes in Brussels under the productional guidance of Denis Moulin and with a host of guest musicians in the wings. Hearts are about to be seduced, souls are waiting to get captured. Stay tuned for more Mo & Grazz.

Van Hunt

Van Hunt
Van Hunt is an R&B/neo soul singer, songwriter, and record producer. He first made a name for himself as a producer in the late-1990s, producing singles such as Dionne Farris' "Hopeless." Van Hunt released his self-titled first album, Van Hunt, on Capitol Records in 2004, which includes the singles "Seconds of Pleasure," "Dust," and "Down Here in Hell (With You)." Van's sophomore album, On The Jungle Floor, was released April 4th, 2006. The album is preceded by the single, "Character."

MAYER HAWTHORNE

MAYER HAWTHORNE
Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. "Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit," claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and Barry White among his influences, but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr. The "retro" tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded between 1966 and 1974, and Hawthorne, among the newest contributors to the genre, is aware of how trends come and go. After being introduced to Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf by mutual friend Noelle Scaggs of The Rebirth, even his current boss was skeptical. "He showed me two songs and I didn't understand what I was listening to," Wolf recalls. "I asked him if they were old songs that he did re-edits of - I couldn't believe they were new songs and that he played all the instruments." And after meeting in person, it was even harder for Wolf to believe that Hawthorne was also the lead vocalist. Few expect such heartfelt sentiment to come from a 29-year-old white kid from Ann Arbor, but he has caught the ear of his family at Stones Throw, as well as BBC Radio 1 host Gilles Peterson and producer/DJ Mark Ronson.

Gemma Ray

Gemma Ray
Essex born-and-bred beauty Gemma Ray is a singer-songwriter with a difference: her songs beguile you in the same way classic melodies do, yet somehow defy comparison. The heart-on-sleeve craftswomanship of her tunes allows full rein to roller-coasting intensity and twisted humour as she wraps her velvety vocals around little gems of pop, country, blues and gospel-inflected beauty. http://www.myspace.com/gemmaraymusic http://www.bronzerat.com/gemmaray Bronzerat Records is very pleased to announce the release of GEMMA RAY's new album, LIGHTS OUT ZOLTAR! Released in the UK 7th September 2009. Such is the breathtaking scope of this album that its epic multi-layered sound has, you assume, the dedicated workforce of a full blown orchestra behind it, yet this beguiling mix of pop, country and blues is the work of Gemma Ray at home with co-producer Michael J Sheehy. Spontaneous and uncontrived, Gemma is a natural product of her influences and while Lights Out Zoltar! is an eclectic work of broad ambition, never does it fail to sound anything other than the work of Gemma Ray - from the latin-tinged pop noir of 100mph (in 2nd Gear), to the surfed-up swagger of Fist of a Flower, the rollicking shanty-like (You Got Me In A) Death Roll to the mesmeric folk horror of If You Want to Rock and Roll. Gemma's first album, "The Leader" though critically acclaimed, was fraught with setbacks. Recorded against a backdrop of illness, tours were cancelled and for the sake of her sanity the only way to abate the frustration was to keep recording and writing at home in London. Despite the circumstances, the darkness of her songwriting is seamlessly interlaced with humour, playfulness and beauty throughout. Make no mistake, doubters and stragglers will be converted and convinced by the kick-ass live show in which Gemma (now back on track and in good health) and her band take the songs to an even heightened level of hypnotism and drama. Recent shows saw audiences captivated by Gemma and her band, not least when she plays slide guitar not with a slide, but with a very intimidating "Psycho" style knife. The album is preceded by the single 100 mph (in 2nd Gear) released on September 7th, and backed with 900 Miles, the Odetta cover that was used as the soundtrack to the BBC psycho-flick Mum & Dad.

Moiano

Moiano
""Internationale klasse!"" stond in de krant te lezen bij de recensie van ""2nd line"", de nieuwe plaat van Moiano. Dat is straf! En live on stage belooft het ook bijzonder straf te worden, want maar weinig (Belgische) groepen die op zo'n ervaring en métier kunnen rekenen als de groep die frontman/songschrijver Peter Lesage rond zich verzamelt."

Miss Schwarzkopf

Miss Schwarzkopf
Miss Schwarzkopf

THE LOVE BROTHERS

THE LOVE BROTHERS
Afroman & Louis Katorz team up for a disco funk & soul DJ team!

TLP

TLP
De Gentse pornoking en een van dé Vlaamse urban dj's. Mixt reggae, dancehall, hip hop, electro, latin & afro inspired house, booty bass, old school disco, funk en r'n'b classics in een zwoele hete en stomende set. Resident in de Gentse Culture Club sinds het prille begin en nu nog eens op bezoek in Petrol.

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