(This profile is for my interests in D&B. If you want my Deep Disco & House stuff then go here http://soundcloud.com/dan-soulsmith)
Dan Soulsmith - DJ & Radio Host
Host of The Northern Groove Drum & Bass Show on http://www.bassdrive.com/v2/ every Wednesday 6pm - 8pm (UK).
All archived BassDrive shows can be found here:
Download all other mixes here: http://www.mediafire.com/?huz3trwt1pq6c
In ’95 while studying design at college Dan met several creative people who introduced him to the work of F.S.O.L and Orbital. In ‘97 design brought him to Manchester to study at University, it was here that his passion for collecting music really took off; like many before him Dan spent his entire student grant and loan on a pair of turntables and a whole lot of vinyl. Around this time Dan discovered LTJ Bukem’s seminal compilation ‘Logical Progression’. This was his turning point! Hooked on that vibe, from then on he would endeavor to unravel the inspirations behind the work of the producers from within this field of what the press dubbed ‘intelligent’ Drum & Bass.
In 2003 Dan won a New Entrepreneur Scholarship at the Manchester School of Business, then with the help of a Princes Trust loan Dan set up his own business - Northern Groove Promotions. He then took it upon himself to get involved with the music that he was so passionate about.
Through Northern Groove, Dan provides online promotional solutions and PR for individual artists, and some of his most respected influences, currently including Electro-Funk pioneer Greg Wilson.
Dan also worked closely with LTJ Bukem as Record Label Coordinator at Good Looking Records
From 2009 to 2011 Dan was involved with re-establishing Manchester’s leading live music venue Band on the Wall, which reopened after a 5 year period of redevelopment. There Dan worked as Assistant Club Night Promoter & Consultant, promoting nights such Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Show Live, Manchester’s finest D&B night Soul:ution, as well as various live Reggae, Soul & Jazz concerts
Dan is currently working hard to establish his own club night, ‘Stretch Disco’, where he has provided a platform for such luminary guests DJs as Nicky Siano, Norman Jay, The Unabombers, A Guy Called Gerald and Greg Wilson.
The nature of his work enables Dan to indulge in his favourite pastime, that of DJing. After 14 years experience, Dan has learnt his trade by playing music to a far-reaching cross section of the Manchester community, holding residencies in many of Manchester’s bars and clubs.
Dan is also a capable radio show host, from 2009 to 2011 his weekly Northern Groove Show aired live across Greater Manchester on Unity Radio 92.8FM. Across two hours Dan would present a unique selection of eclectic ‘cosmic’ flavoured music, including Drum & Bass, Deep House & Nu-Disco. Looking back as well as forwards, his Northern Groove Show also highlighted classic and influential tracks from many genres, such as traditional Soul, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Afrobeat, Disco, Electro, Hip Hop and House Music.
Today Dan broadcasts on BassDrive Radio, the world’s most popular online radio station dedicated solely to providing Drum and Bass 24/7. Dan’s weekly Northern Groove D&B Show specialises in ‘Deep-Rolling’, ‘liquid’ Drum and Bass flavours, he plays to a dedicated following of listeners from all corners of the globe.
Dan’s passion for his music is unquestionable; his quest for knowledge concerning the roots of such music is paramount. Combined with a thirst for the latest releases, such dedication is reflected in his eclectic Radio Show and live DJ sets.
Northern Groove’s tracks