Patti LaBelle - The Spirit's in it
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards (born May 24, 1944), better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is a renowned Grammy Award-winning American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. LaBelle spent 16 years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade".
LaBelle started her solo career shortly after the group disbanded in 1977 and crossed over to pop music with "On My Own", "If You Asked Me To", "Stir It Up", and "New Attitude". She has also recorded R&B ballads such as "You Are My Friend", "If Only You Knew" and "Love, Need and Want You". LaBelle possesses the vocal range of a soprano. She has received recognition of her works, being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Hall of Fame, the Songwriters' Hall of Fame as well as the World Music Awards presenting her with the prestigious Legend Award. LaBelle has sold over 50 million records worldwide.
Luke Solomon - Akufen Remix
Luke Solomon has been a fundamental part of the dance scene for over a decade now and his contribution over the years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Now in 2007, his sound is still evolving and his bizarre take on the new underground house sound is very exciting, a master of the groove and never afraid of a risk, his latest productions are arguably his finest work to date. Luke began his professional DJ career in 1990 with a residency at Middlesex University, which is where he met cohort Justin Harris. After a spell working in a local record shop and as a part-time fishmonger he got a job at Freetown records, which led him to long lasting relationships with Rob Mello and Kenny Hawkes. Rob took Luke under his studio wing and taught him the ropes, together they went on to release for both Freetown and Prescription Underground – it was through Prescription that he got introduced to a certain Derrick L. Carter. A bond was immediately formed and through their passion for House music and crazy late nights they formed the legendary Classic Recordings. Luke also formed a recording partnership with Justin Harris and are the masterminds behind their band Freaks and their own label Music For Freaks, 3 studio albums followed. This year Luke and the band enjoyed a top ten hit with the re-release of their classic 'The Creeps' through DATA. As well as that Luke has been working on his own solo productions and has recently released singles through Crosstown Rebels, Gallery, Icon, Cajual and of course Rekids with whom he will be releasing his solo album 'The Difference Engine' in January 2008. He also has a monthly residency at AKA called Little Creatures and Moxa Club in Mantova, Italy. Luke Solomon’s new album “The Difference Engine” is to be released on Rekids in January 2008. FULL BIOG – 2007/2008: Luke began his proffesional DJ career in 1990 having practiced hard at his Friday night residency at Middlesex University student Union, where he met cohort Justin Harris. During this period he started working at a local Barnet record shop selling house music and soul music whilst holding down a part time job as a fishmonger. Following this his career within the industry was secured whence he got a job at Freetown, then home to Robert Owens, Felix the Housecat,Jamie Principle and Masters at Work. This openned doors and led him to a long lasting relationship with Rob Mello and Kenny Hawkes, with hom he started his recording career and passion for live radio (Girls FM) respectively. Rob took Luke under his studio wing and taught him the ropes . Together they worked on productions for both Freetown and Prescription Underground. It was through the prescription owner Chez Damier,that he met a certain Mr Derrick L Carter. They immediately jelled due to their fascination with late nights and wild parties. From this Classic was born. The DJ's record label, home to artists such as DJ Sneak,Isolee,Tiefshwarz and Greenskeepers. During this time Luke and Justin had also begun to devlop their own production team,"Freaks." Recording for their own label Music for Freaks, they went to complete 3 studio albums, including within this, "the Man who lived underground. This brings us to present day. Luke decided to take a step back from the the record label business and began focus on production. Freaks are in the process of finishing up 10 new tracks, 2 of which are to be released on MFF, entitle Tweekers, and Boiling Point. They are also releasing a single on Rob Mellos ,Disco 45. They are currently touring showcases with a 5 piece band ,finding new fans in Switzerland and Holland to name a few. The Ministry of Sound are set to re release their club smash “the Creeps,” this is due for an August release. Luke has also been busy working on his own re-edits and productions. The consists of new singles for Crosstown Rebels and Rekids. He has also been busy producing for artists such as Damian Lazarus, Jonny Rock and Jon Marsh and the leads us to the most current , his solo album, the Difference Engine. He continues to DJ worldwide, currently holding residencies @ the AKA , London, Café Borsa in Mantova, Italy, and most recently, Manumission in Ibiza, where he will be performing at 5 gigs over the summer season.