Groovefinder’s Night #1


On June 4th, we want to party with you and we found a lovely venue in Hamburg Harbour, a ship called MS Bleichen. It is easy to reach with public transports, about 15 minutes from Altona Station plus a little walk.

We have invited six DJs and two Live-Acts for you. They are coming from England, Scotland, Israel and Germany and there will be guests from all over the world, who already booked their flights.

If you want to take part, we kindly ask you to buy a ticket before the event starts to get on the guestlist. You will then get a wristband at the door. We will not sale Tickets on the evening. The Price is 15 Euro per Person. And we would also like to say, that the space on the ship is limited. So first comes, first serves…

The Bank Account:
Judith Gloe
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Please mention “Groovefinder’s Night”


The Venue

The Line-Up


Special Guest: Marsha Bond (Orange, New Jersey, USA)

Laura Jackson (Tarifa, Spain)

Matt Early Live (Rumsford, England

Paris Cesvette (London, England)

Tam Brown (Dumfries, Scotland)

Yaniv Levy (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Akim B (Bielefeld, Germany)

Thomas Hüge (Würselen, Germany)

Markus Kater (Hannover, Germany)

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Ian Gloss – DJ Glossy

I love music!! Period. But I love Soul, Jazz Funk and Reggae most.

Name: Ian Gloss
(Artist Name): DJ-Gloss
Born: 1967 (UK)
Current Location: London
C.E.O Sound Fusion Radio – DJ and Presenter



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About Ian

6725_10153230465670939_8539410173945731293_nI performed my first professional gig in 1981 when I was 14 years old. People always say to me that I am too young to know the Soul and Jazz Funk of the 70s and early 80s, but to be honest I grew up with it: My older Sister was a bit of a Soul Head and would spend her money on 12” imports which she used to bring home and play to death – and that’s where I got the bug!

Now days I am known as Glossy or DJ-Gloss

I love music!! Period. But I love Soul, Jazz Funk and Reggae most. For me the DJs of my youth and the people I looked up to were Greg Edwards, Robbie Vincent, David Rodigan and Tony Williams. These shows were the ones I waited up or stayed at home for with my Sharp 9595 plugged firmly in the mains and a couple of Blank TDK’s to hand. Little did I know then that I would grow up and meet and even DJ alongside my Idols.

My mobile sound system went under the name ‘Sound Fusion’. It was nowhere near as famous as some of the big South London Sound Systems, but not for want of trying!”


“Now 30 odd years later, I am still playing tunes most Friday and Saturday nights and have the great privilege of broadcasting live on Sound Fusion Radio. A station that I founded myself which produces quality Radio shows from DJ’s who are free to play music from their hearts. Trust me, such privilege is a rare thing in broadcasting!

I have Presented the Breakfast Show on a few stations and on Sound Fusion Radio my Breakfast Show is in its 4th year. I love to support and promote new music from Independent Artists producing Music of Black Origin “MoBO” Genres.

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I Love to Mix and I also Present a Soulful / Funky House Show Called Nugroovin’ which is my own brand.

I love big bass lines, big sound systems, and I love to boogie.

11261114_787130894732489_26079365410223272_nAside from my full time radio career I also DJ at many major UK Soul Events like: We Love Soul, Universal Soul, Soul Expression, Elegance, Soul Funky and Sound Fusion Radio’s Own Event “We Got The Funk” to name a few.Come and check out my pride and joy – its a fab station based on Peace and Love and great music.

V Smith III

Current Location: CHICAGO


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About V

DJ V first saw a live DJ spinning with two turntables and a mixer at his freshman icebreaker party at Whitney Young HS in Chicago in 1982. The next day he began to badger his fellow students that also were DJ’s to teach him and they took him under their wing. By the next year, on his 15th birthday, he purchased his first set of belt-drives and it’s been an ongoing passion ever since.

V started as a breakdance DJ, working 3 and sometimes 4 decks on occasion. However, he’d always preferred the sounds of Ken Kessie, Patrick Cowley, Giorgio Moroder and Bobby O, along with the Philly, Salsoul, Disco, Soul, Jazz Fusion and Funk grooves that he was raised on. A segue into House Music was inevitable.

After having spun at numerous now legendary venues by the late 80’s, V decided to hang up his headphones to pursue his college education and dream of playing football, which he achieved both at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. V graduated with a Sociology BA and played defensive back for the Big Ten school.

It was while attending Purdue that he was coerced into getting back behind the decks after his football-playing days were over as he was still known as a person very in tune with the music of the day, be it Hip-Hop, House, R + B or even Rock.

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As fate would have it, this coercion proved quite beneficial. Soon after V released his first locally-distributed mixtape in 1995 it went through a number of hands and ultimately landed in the possession of thee Techno pioneer, JUAN ATKINS. Juan contacted V and invited him to his then-home on Techno Alley in Detroit, where Juan encouraged V to continue to pursue a career as a DJ on a global scale and offered his mentorship. This priceless occurrence then spawned V to take his passion much more serious than he’d ever imagined.

V then moved back to Chicago in 1996 and immersed himself in the Deep House Music scene that is responsible for presenting this genre to the world. By the end of that year he’d spun at the legendary Shelter and went on to hold various other residencies in the city as well as playing gigs across the Midwest. It was in 1999 that he was invited to play a DJ Showcase for WARNER BROTHERS @ the WMC alongside ROY DAVIS JR.. and MILES MAEDA. His performance catapulted him to the national level as he held his own with two of the world’s best.

1999 also proved to be the pivotal year in his burgeoning DJ career as he played his first gig in NYC with ROMANTHONY and HARRY THE BASTARD and from that performance was selected to play for VH-1 at its Y2K celebration in Times Square. This once-in-a-lifetime gig assisted in his gaining prominence across the nation as a premier music selector.

CMG BLUE JPEG LOGOBy the end of 2000 V had stepped into the arena of not only producer but also Label Manager. He’s assumed the role of Manager for MUSIC 101 and presided over the labels’ initial 6 releases, with artists ranging from PLAYIN 4 THE CITY to DERRICK CARTER to STACY KIDD. All of the releases that were handled by V received massive critical acclaim as well as exceeded all sales goals. His own production debut, “THE DARKER SIDE OF MELODY” featuring the late great JOHN REDMOND, also received critical acclaim from URB and DJ magazines in 2001, with the former listing it as one of the top records of that year. An international presence on the underground music scene was achieved by DJ V! He also had a second release, “WHAT AM I DOING TO ME”, that was released on D’LECTABLE and received kudos in URB in 2005. As of 2014, he has partnered in the studio with MR. EGG GERM to form FootNote, a production duo that to date has done remixes for ROY DAVIS JR., VICK LAVENDER, BODDHI SATVA and up-and-coming pop group ANYTHING BUT MONDAY. An album is currently in the works, as well as live performances with a full-on band consisting of the best musicians and singers that Chicago has to offer.

V has played gigs across the US and overseas at some of the most revered clubs and events, such as the opening party for the BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2003, SUBSOIL in Halberstadt, Germany, numerous other venues in Germany and Poland, the opening party for the SOHO CLUB with ALTON MILLER and soul/House diva ANGIE BROWN in Brussels, SULLIVAN ROOM, OPEN AIR, ALPHABET LOUNGE, SAPPHIRE LOUNGE, the memorable CENTRO-FLY and various other top-flight venues in NYC, 1015 FOLSOM and PINK in San Francisco, a 4-year monthly residency at SMARTBAR in Chicago along innumerable other residencies and headlining guest spots in his hometown. V has shared headlining duties with the aforementioned as well as such respected luminaries as NEIL ALINE, Derrick Carter, DJ HEATHER, COLETTE, MARK FARINA, RON TRENT, THE WAMDUE KIDS, DIZ, DJ DOVE, SCOTT WOZNIAK, Boddhi Satva and GILLES PETERSON. He’s also played for fashion shows by MAXMARA and LOUIS VUITTON and major movie premiere events for GenArt.


In 2011 V founded a company entitled CONCRETE MUSIC GROUP LLC, a “one-stop shop” for all looking for the best in independent music from artists across the globe. With artists spanning Electronic (2Th, IAMNEMESISNINE, MDF) to, of course, Deep House (Mr. Egg Germ, KARL THE VOICE, TIM XAVIER, DANIELL SPENCER, CHARLES SPENCER, RICKY BRADSHAW, LHK & SEN-SEI), the mission for the company is to be able to spread the gift of these passionate, talented individuals across the world in any way that music can be utilized. Music supervision opportunities within the film industry have also been garnered that will be administered through CMG.

DJ V has a podcast that has been going strong for 10 YEARS RUNNING,, which showcases his adroit skills on the decks in the live form USING VINYL ONLY. The site has garnered 10’s of thousands of downloads from all over the world to date with no sign of slowing down. The future looks bright for this veteran of over 30 years as a DJ, producer and music group owner, with the demand for his sound continuing to broaden.


Janine Johnson

I am inspired to make music and to share it with others. Music is powerful beyond our wildest imagination and like no other force, touches the hearts of humankind, which in turn makes the world a better place to be

Janine Johnson
Born: London
Current Location: London
Actor, Artist, Songwriter

About Janine


As well as being a rising solo artist on the Jazz/Soul music scene, Janine is a lead vocalist with the Westcoast Soulstars, the Cool Million Family and Urban Voices Collective and she works regularly in the music industry as a session singer. Her collaborations include: Ian Shaw, Paloma Faith, Bobby McFerrin, Take That, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Jane Morris, David Arnold and the list continues.

“With a voice of smooth velvet and a body to die for,
Janine Johnson embodies SOUL”
Sarah Jane Morris (The Communards)

Janine-62Janine is adventurous and passionate about life in general. She was living and working in Spain for 12 years before returning to London to further her music/acting career. She trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting and has played a number of roles in Theatre and TV, the most recent being; The Harder They Come, Blues Brothers and Midnight Beast (E4). As a singer/songwriter she has one Album; Strength, Wisdom and Growth, a freshly released EP called Passion with the second album due for release in 2016.







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Doug Gray

Music is a powerful force that can change hearts and minds. I create House Music because it makes me feel good, and soothes my soul. Maybe some of the music I create has the same impact on others.

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Born: Astoria, NY
Current Location: New York
Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, DJ



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Lenny Fontana

Lenny has played in the famous Studio 54 NYC, The Shelter, The Underground, Wildpitch, Ministry of Sound, Club Yellow, Club Gold, Club Eleven, Webster Hall, Space Ibiza, Amnesia and many popular clubs around the world

Lenny Fontana
Born: New York
Location: New York
DJ, Producer, Label Owner, Remixer

About Lenny

lenny_1Lenny Fontana has been on the house music scene for more than 20 years as a DJ Producer/Remixer and since 2013 Owner of Karmic Power Records. Born and raised in the “Melting Pot” of New York City, which has proven to be a constant creative influence on his fresh sounds, playing a major contribution that led to Lenny’s worldwide recognition. His productions have crossed commercially worldwide and some have become classics.

He is best known for #11 on UK Pop Chart with Powerhouse feat. Duane Harden “What You Need”, #17 UK Pop Chart Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty “Chocolate Sensation” and many other chart hits. Lenny has played in the famous Studio 54 NYC, The Shelter, The Underground, Wildpitch, Ministry of Sound, Club Yellow, Club Gold, Club Eleven, Webster Hall, Space Ibiza, Amnesia and many popular clubs around the world. He was the first American DJ to play in Pacha Ibiza and in Dubai.






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More About Lenny

Now begins Lenny Fontana’s career and the birth of his new label Karmic Power Records. In 2013 Lenny teamed up with Salt `N` Pepa’s Tour DJ, DJ Dee Wiz on the first single “Music Makes You Wanna” with house remixes from ATFC and DJ PP. Upcoming releases to follow are “Everybody Put Your Hands Up” and “I Don’t Want You Back” with remixes from Marshall Jefferson, Samir Maslo, Funkerman, Richard Gray, and Gary Caos. The vision of Karmic Power is to release high quality dance records that can become future dance floor classics.


Defected records had much success with Lenny Fontana and his productions. In 2006 he released a club classic called “The Way” with lead vocalist Octav’hia Lambertis from C+C Music Factory. Back in 1999 Strictly Rhythm Records licensed Powerhouse feat Duane Harden’ What You Need to Defected / Ministry of Sound which instantaneously hit the Top 15 in the UK Pop Charts and landing at #11 in the UK and various European Pop Charts. The single crossed over into the mainstream MTV U.S. market along with South America culminating in live performances on Top of the Pops, Pepsi Chart Shows in the UK and in all chart shows around Europe. DJ Magazine proclaimed “Powerhouse” was a neck ahead in the annual most hammered tune at the Miami Winter Music Conference. DMA and Mixmag called “What You Need” a must have club anthem.


Lenny recollects his beginnings as the start of his career. I started listening to the Mastermixes with DJ Shep Pettibone on 98.7 Kiss FM New York around 1981-82 and was completely dazzled by his fantastic editing skills as well as his great music selection of R+B Dance Music, which started my passion to be a DJ. I immediately went out and purchased my (2) Technic Turntables, a Bozak Mixer and my Technics 1500 Reel to Reel and practiced what I had been hearing on the radio. His first break came when legendary Studio 54 promoter Baird Jones asked him to play at New York’s Underground located in Union Square NYC. Until that glorious moment he was playing at private events and smaller house parties which in turn taught him to play to different crowds.
Lenny Fontana has also left an imprint for his part in the history of House Music. He was even invited by the resident DJ Pippi of Pacha Ibiza to play the club. It was later said that Lenny was the first American House DJ to play on the white isle of Ibiza at Pacha in the early 90’s. Lenny recalls it being an honor to be asked to play somewhere before any other American DJ. In 2010 Space Ibiza announced he would be resident for Cafe Ole in the terrace for that summer. As well he was again the first American DJ to play in Dubai.

Longtime friend and business dance mogul Eddie Gordon had dinner one night with Lenny and discussed about some legendary tapes that Lenny had owned for quite a while. Lenny being a huge fan of the Paradise Garage and Air Personality Frankie Crocker from WBLS, he was able to record off the air, “The Legendary Second Birthday Party live from the Paradise Garage with Mc Fadden and Whitehead, Dan Hartman, Loletta Holloway, and Sylvester performing. The 6 hour event was broadcasted on WBLS 107.5 FM NYC in January of 1979. Eddie Gordon could not sit still; he asked for snippets and ran off to London to present the idea to the head of programming Fergus Dudley at BBC Radio. When BBC heard the music they coined it instantly as radio gold dust and “Legends of the Dancefloor” show was born.


Lenny was now part of a sacred few that were able to share the Paradise Garage with the world and with the help of Eddie Gordon through Larry Levan’s own voice, his music and in depth interviews by his peers and many industry heavyweights. The broadcast aired over five one hour evenings and the final five hour broadcast from the club was on the final Saturday show. This series became one of the most sought after the BBC offered and is championed as“The Greatest Essential Mix” turning out to be the most downloaded radio documentary. Through the help of BBC; Eddie Gordon and Lenny Fontana have become official audio biographers and helped share Larry Levan’s story and bring the Paradise Garage to a whole new generation. When the head program director Skip Dillard of WBLS heard about this famous rebroadcast he immediately contacted and wanted a full copy to rebroadcast as well on WBLS portals and website for Black History Month. What started on WBLS went full circle and ended back on thanks to Lenny Fontana archiving this history.

Lenny’s start in production and remixing started with him editing mixes on an open reel to reel tape machine. This then progressed into making special extended edit mixes of popular dance records of the time. He felt he needed to progress in getting into production work so it started with programming drum beats to writing songs on a Atari 1040 STE computer and a sampler. As he was starting to be recognized (more as a producer re-mixer) worldwide from the records being produced and mixing in all the big studios (in New York and England) it pushed him into owning his own SSL Console. In doing so his dream became a reality and Lenny Fontana’s studio opened in 2000.

Federico Luyo

2015 sees the release of the remixes for Kerri Chandler, DJ Spen and Susu Bobien, and his debut on Quantize Recordings with “Fire”, #1 on Traxsource and licensed on Hed Kandi Beach House

Federico Luyo
(Artist Name): Luyo
Born: Italy
Current Location: Italy
Artist, Owner of Double Cheese Records

About Luyo

Main and central figure behind the meteoric rise of the Italian Record label Double Cheese Records DJ/Producer Luyo and his team of reputable and up and coming artists have been one of the compelling stories to unfold in the House scene over the past couple of years.

Not only being at the helm of one of the most exciting Soulful House labels to emerge from Italy to date, DJ Luyo combustible nature behind the decks has earned him a burgeoning reputation as an A list DJ, becoming one of the most talked about House music DJ. Former resident DJ at the most exclusive club in the caribbean (Abracadabra, Antigua West Indies) plays for the upper international clientele and events such as Soul II Soul’s Back II Life Festival, Ministry Of Sound World Tours and Amsterdam ADE.

2015 sees the release of the remixes for Kerri Chandler, DJ Spen and Susu Bobien, and his debut on Quantize Recordings with “Fire”, #1 on Traxsource and licensed on Hed Kandi Beach House. In 2016 an Asia Tour and a #2 on Traxsource Soulful House charts with the remix of “This Is How We Do It” by Kyle Kim are already under his belt.
Luyo is listed among the Traxsource 2015 Top 50 Soulful Artists



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Music is the life … Music is the sharing…
I could not live without music, without sharing the sound I like…When I play live, I look for joy, pleasure & spirit of the party… My slogan : ‘F*** The Crisis & Move Your Body !!!’


Name: Franck G.
Born: Paris, France
Location: Paris & Lorient (Brittany), France
DJ, Producer, Radio-DJ, Soulside Radio Paris, Administrator & DJ Resident.


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