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THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC.
The album that launched Donovan's most famous & most popular CD series of all time: The "Summer Love" Series.
In August 2003, San Francisco's biggest and most famous nightclub RUBY SKYE hosted the 1st Annual "SUMMER LOVE" Party in celebration of Donovan's SUMMER LOVE 1 CD Release.
SUMMER LOVE 1:
Soothing, Soulful, Sun-Kissed House, Vol 1
Mixed Live By Donovan
1. Eternally (Album Version) - Can 7 Featuring Agnela Caran (Peppermint Jam Records)
2. The Most Beautiful Boy in Brazil - Physics (Deeplay Music)
3. Let's Go Deep (Vocal Mix) - Fish Go Deep (Chez)
4. Got 2 Be Real - mn2s (Make n 2 Sugars Recordings)
5. Elevator (K-Kult Mix) - Jaffa (Stereo Deluxe)
6. Lone Cat (Holding On) (Original mix) - Ben Watt (Buzzin'Fly Records)
7. People are People (Main Mix) - Richard Earnshaw (Soulfouric Records)
8. Testify (The U.B.P. Sunday Dub) - Urban Blues Project (Soulfuric Records)
9. Feelin' Love (Sousearcher Club Mix) - Soulsearcher (Soulfuric Records)
10. Push (Hotjammin' Mix) - Boca Grande (Stealth Records)
11. Everyday My Life (Senior Dubwork Vocal Mix) - Dajae (Oxyd Records)
12. Sunshine (Roc's Re-edit) - Ray Roc (In House Records)
13. Right On! (Can 7 Taste The Music Mix) - Silicone Soul (Soma Recordings)
14. Cafe De Flore (Charles Websters Latin Lovers Mix) - Doctor Rockit (Lifelike)
Donovan described his inspiration for SUMMER LOVE as:""Summer Love" is a collection of soothing, soulful, tropical, sun-kissed house beats that serves as your perfect music companion for relaxing days at the beach, at poolside, or simply anywhere outdoors... And when you are 'stuck' indoors, throw it in, and bring a feeling of "paradise" to your day.
The Birth of the famous Ruby Skye "SUMMER LOVE" Parties:
On August 8, 2003, The 1st annual "Summer Love" Party was held at San Francisco's biggest, most famous nightclub Ruby Skye w/ legendary promoters Martel & Nabiel in celebration of Donovan's SUMMER LOVE 1 CD Release. The purpose of this special theme event was to celebrate the child in all of us. It was to evoke the fun, playful, free-spirited energy of being a kid again during the summertime. It was a night to indulge all of your senses with the joyous sounds, sights, smells, and tastes of summer. Ruby Skye will be magically transformed into a tropical flower garden w/ breathtaking ocean scenes and sunsets projected overheard. However, most notably, Ruby Skye laid down huge sods of grass covering the entire inside floor of the nightclub where one felt like they were truly walking outside on a nice lawn of grass with summer patio furniture to relax on. Fresh summer fruits were served. Patrons were encouraged to get into the summer spirit by wearing their most colorful, fashionable summer attire. Soothing, soulful, sun-kissed house beats were played by DJ Donovan and his two closest DJ friends Dimitris Mykonos and Frenchy Le Freak that brought a smile to people's faces and had the floor dancing in a state of summer bliss...
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The enormous success of this first SUMMER LOVE party catapulted DJ Donovan's, Dimitris Mykonos', and Frenchy le Freak's DJ careers w monthly residencies at Ruby Skye and DJ bookings throughout the Bay Area.
ABOUT DJ DONOVAN
Donovan has been one of the biggest names & DJ icons of San Francisco nightlife for the past 10 years. Revered as one of San Francisco's pioneers of house music, constantly innovating & pushing the creative boundaries of nightlife entertainment, and through his own unprecedented events that set a party standard unrivaled, DJ Donovan & "The Donovan Parties" have the remained the hottest #1 parties of Northern California for close to a decade, even in an era where "Top 40" and "Mash-Up" clubs & parties have become more popular to the masses. Donovan has stayed true to preserving & protecting the electronic & house music culture of San Francisco and continues to share and convert non-house listeners into house music fanatics. To his "underground house music" industry peers, Donovan is respected for being the army general on the front battle line of the war between "house" and "commercial" music, fighting to keep house music alive & fist-pumping. Donovan's mainstream friendly house music opens "non-believers" eyes & ears to the beauty & sophistication of house music, opening people's minds to a new music genre, and inspiring them & intriguing them to explore this "undiscovered" music genre at a deeper, more profound level, ultimately, feeding the "underground house music" scene with new "believers".
"Ruby Skye prides itself on headlining the biggest DJ names in the world and only showcasing the very best DJ talent out of San Francisco. Hands down, Donovan has one of the biggest draws in San Francisco. He has been Ruby Skye's ‘secret weapon’ at always packing the house with a highest quality, most sophisticated crowd and always delivers impeccable musical sets that are distinctly his own style.Donovan is someone Ruby Skye always brings in for our biggest, most high profile events." ~ George Kapaty, Owner of Ruby Skye Nightclub (San Francisco's #1 Nightclub Nominated "Best Venue of the Year" by DanceStar Music Awards 2004,"Best Club" Award at the 2009 World Club Awards)
Donovan is also revered as one of the leading pioneers famous in for performing a variety of unprecedented, dedicated, music genre-theme DJ sets incorporating live musicians and performers to compliment whatever theme; dancefloor vibe he is creating. Donovan performs dedicated Latin house sets w/ Latin trumpet players, saxophonist players, Spanish guitarists, timbales drummers, salsa dancers, flamenco dancers, samba dancers, and capoeira dancers. Donovan performs dedicated Classic Rock-Fused House sets w/ electric guitarists, bass players, keyboardists, electric violinists, and traditional rock drummers, often times with famous rock musicians such as Adrian Young (drummer from No Doubt) and Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake, Lyrics Born). Donovan performs dedicated Hip Hop fused House with freestyle lyricists, beat box artists, turntablists/scratchers, breakdancers, and hip hop dancers. Donovan performs dedicated Soulful, Vocal House with live vocalists, trumpet players, saxophonists, electric violinists, and conga drummers.
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