IndySoul: Deep House Producer | Composer is a Montreal based artist whose reputation for quality releases and remixes is one of new reference from within the House Music Community.
In 1985, Carl’s first involvement in music was as a bass guitar player with local Montreal Band “New Dawn Fades”. From the post-punk enigmatic Joy Division Unknown Pleasure album, the band was rocking the Underground scene with their own unique style and replicating the 80’s alternatives hits of U2, The Cult, Joy Division, The Cure and New Order. Rehearsing at a warehouse in the west side of Montreal, the band mainly played gigs at local parties and at infamous Montreal “Grand Café” on St-Denis Street.
During the following years, along with a buddy, Carl formed a band packaging industrial sounds and melodies from Roland Emulator keyboards. They produced plaintive yet cold vocals and abstract lyrics with cutting-edge drum-machine rhythms, which was ideal for club consumption. New Order "Blue Monday" and Depeche Mode “Enjoy The Silence” were some of the covers Carl and his teammate played for the Neo-Electronic crowd.
It was in 1989 when Carl fell in love with House Music. In the early 90’s, Carl was more enjoying the music then performing as a DJ. He frequented his favorite Montreal clubs, including “Business”, Zoo Bar, Crisco and Disalvio’s and as well as NYC Club Shelter. He then acquired two Technics SL-1200 and a Pioneer Mixer, which were among the tools with which he started mixing for the first time. “My favorite vinyl’s I still spin today are: A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray and Groove Committee – I Want to Know”. One of Carl’s favorite DJ'ing themes is Classic House reminding him of those days! The digital emergence has really made a difference for Carl. In 2008 Carl became IndySoul and started playing music at local venues including appearances at some Montreal most happening spots such as Globe, Club UN | Peopl., Eclusiers, Lobby Bar, Pinq Taco to name a few. IndySoul's dedication to music and making people dance is all that matters to him. IndySoul is known for his quality releases. His early 2011 release on Chic Shine Records “The Story of Esperanza” was among Beatport.com Deep House Top 100 for several weeks in a row. December 2011 was the release of IndySoul - My Life Ep on Starsrain Records out of which Salvation did extremely well and dropped by many Dj's around the globe; many accolades were received for this achievement. Another Ep that reached the top 20 Soulful House on Traxsource was his release called “I’m Done” with Singer/Songwriter/Performer/ Wayne Tennant on legendary Gene King’s label “Shines Records”.
Outstanding reviews from Alan Pooley, Brazilian Soul Crew, Fused Records, Master Kev, Pablo Martinez, Rork, Tommy Valenzuela on Drifting In Time Ep released this past winter after the passing of Indy’s Father; this Ep was a tribute to him. Drifting In Time Part II was released this fall again and a tribute after the passing of his mother. The Ep included remixes by Gene King, Luka & Cavemen with newer & fresh perspectives. The Spoken Words not only composed and produced by IndySoul but also two new versions by IndySoul on the Together Main Mix & Singularity Mix; the Cavemen Immortality Remix was produced by Esan Ellis & IndySoul, the Gene King Remixes and the Deeper- level Rub rework done by Luka from WE GO DEEP label head brought the project to another level.
Earlier this year, IndySoul joined forces with Tantra-zawadi on a great release from Gotta Keep Faith Records called “We Are The Stars”; tag-team along with Brooklyn artist and vocalist Aleijuan Afuraka including remixes from: Deep’Y’All, Douglas Marques. Gene King, Underground Revival and Room 806..
IndySoul is also working on a forthcoming release featuring talented Vocalist Darian Crouse called “Home” to be released this winter on Monocles & Slezz Ska-lla Records.
IndySoul produced quality remixes for some of the best label in the House scene including Foliage Records with Monocles & Slezz, Andy Compton Ft. Tantra-zawadi & Dana Byrd – Only Love and, in addition remixes on Do It Now and Shines Records. IndySoul has also produced remixes that are in every Dj’s play list on Thievery Corporation – Indra | Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence | Sade – I Couldn’t Love You More | Jazztronik – Dentro Mi Alma | Logic – The Warning and Manoo – Francois A. ft. Dyanna Fearon – Crying For Love. IndySoul at night and Carl during the day is also just the guy around the corner, father of 5 years old twins and working as a Vice-President Operations for a large Corporation!
Music influence specialty Jazz and Classic, Deep, Soulful & Afro House.
-IndySoul ft. Tantra-zawadi & Aleijuan Afuraka – We Are The Stars [Gotta Keep Faith records] Including Remixes by: Deep Y’All, Douglas Marques, Gene King
-IndySoul – Drifting In Time Ep [We Go Deep]
-IndySoul – Drifting In Time Part II [We Go Deep]
-IndySoul – Mind Altering device (Main Mind Melt) [Starsrain Records]
-IndySoul Pres. Wayne Tennant – I’m Done [Shines Records] Including remixes by: Suges, Gene King and Guerila Science
-IndySoul – My Life up [Starsrain Records] www.beatport.com/release/my-life-ep/831970
-IndySoul - Salvation (Remixes)
– Nightfall ep [SensSual Records]
– The Story Of Esperanza [Chic Shines]
- IndySoul ft. Miss D – Feelin’u [Stagzjazz]
-Monocles & Slezz, Andy Compton ft. Tantra-zawadi & Dana Byrd- Only Love (IndySoul SoulfulBreeze Rmx) [Foliage]
-Dave Ross - Sensual Healing (IndySoul Deepdub Remix)[Starsrain Records]
-Bhunu Brill, Aevasole Ft. Fraddy - Your Call (Cavemen Dub) [dO iT nOW Recordinds]
-Bhunu Brill, Aevasole Ft. Fraddy - Your Call (IndySoul Deepaholic Remix) [dO iT nOW Recordinds]
-Bhunu Brill, Aevasole Ft. Fraddy - Your Call (IndySoul Heart & Soul Remix) [dO iT nOW Recordinds]
-Teedee – Don’t Push Me ft. Olivia Louise & S Dot (IndySoul Deep Chord Remix)
-Black Forest ft. Snowie - Lenggane (IndySoul Deep Chord Remix)[Uno Mas Recordings]
-Bhunu Brill & San-Diano Ft. Man V - Uthando (IndySoul Deep Seduction Mix)[Ska-lla Records]
-IndySoul ft. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd – Change All Over Me [Shines Records] Including remixes by: Kafele Bandele, Jonny Montana, Deep Xcape and RudeSoul
-IndySoul – 2Dacity Ep [Shines Records] -IndySoul – Deep Blue Ep [We Go Deep] -IndySoul Ft. Darian Crouse – Home Ep [Ska-lla Records]
-IndySoul – Deep Blue Ep [WE GO DEEP]
-IndySoul – Paradise Ep [People Mover Recordings]
-Kay Bonez Feat Teekay - Anything You Want (IndySoul Melancholic Strings Remix)[Multi Soul Records]
-Gene King Pres. Miss M - Out Of This World (IndySoul DeepDown Remix) [Shines Records]
-Bhunu Brill & San-Diano Ft. Man V – Uthando Part II (IndySoul SoulBreeze Mix)[Skala Records]
-Dj Alexia & Pepper Mashay - Sweet Devotion (IndySoul Devotional Remix) [Shines Records]
-Dj Alexia & Pepper Mashay - Sweet Devotion (IndySoul Love & Passion remix) [Shines Records] -Dj Alexia & Pepper Mashay – You’ve Got To Go (IndySoul Deep Down The Cave Remix)[Marvalex]
-Dj Alexia & Pepper Mashay – You’ve Got To Go (IndySoul Deepalicious Remix)[Marvalex]