We love music ☺️ – and people, good and happy people. We share this love and send a letter to you each morning. One post a day that contains recommendations about good music and the people who are involved in it.
We recommend today
our featured artist: Dutchican Soul
wonderful new music by Vanessa L. Smith
a fine mix by DJ Le Baron
a selection of 6 great radioshows
And we have a little challenge for you in this letter again. Can You solve it ???
🇺🇸 New York, Amsterdam
Vanessa L. Smith
”Why I Praise Him”
DJ Le Baron
Greg Austin | Vince Bassfield | Paul Newman
Wez Whynt | DJ Spen | Giulio Bonaccio
🇳🇱 🇺🇸 FEATURED ARTIST: DUTCHICAN SOUL
Born in 1980 in The Netherlands, Niels Schroder – Dutchican Soul – grew up in an era heavily influenced by pop music. His love for pop and soul led him to playing drums and singing in a church choir. When he discovered house music in the early nineties his course was set. He began buying records and playing at local venues in the east of The Netherlands.
He moved into the industry as a professional in 1999, employed by major record distribution company Astral Music and he started producing music. In the late nineties, his DJ work frequently took him to clubs throughout Europe.
In 2003, Schroder studied Popular Music at the Griffith University Conservatory in Queensland, Australia, where he learned to produce music professionally. Dutchican Soul was born in that environment; he began to perform his own productions live with musicians. Never forgetting his DJ roots, he continued to play in clubs in Australia, holding down residencies in Brisbane, such as Family Nightclub and Pressclub, and on the Gold Coast in clubs like Mybar, Berlin Bar and Elsewhere.
In 2005, Schroder moved back to The Netherlands and opened up his music studio in Amsterdam. One of the first labels that released his music under the Dutchican Soul moniker was Hardsoul Pressings (owned by brothers Roog and Greg van Bueren), Salted Music and Soulfuric Records. Since then, his productions have been released by labels like Strictly Rhythm, Subliminal Records, Salted Music, Peppermint Jam Records, Hardsoul Pressings, Soulfuric, Hed Kandi and many more. Schroder continued touring clubs in Germany, Morocco, the US, Australia and The Netherlands.
Currently, Schroder splits his time between Amsterdam and New York, where he continues to produce house music. He released his Fire & Ice part 1 EP on Salted Music in 2018 that led to a number one position in the Singles Main Chart and House Music Top 100 at Traxsource. He was also named number 52 in the House Artists of 2018 Top 100 and was given a number 7 position in the Traxsource House Music No. 1’s of 2018 chart.
Schroder’s music has been played by a range of DJ’s including Purple Disco Machine, Axwell, Erick Morillo, Illyus & Barrientos, Roog, Miguel Migs, Mousse T and Brian Tappert on radio shows and in DJ sets. In the works are a string of collaborations and new productions to be released in 2019.
Starting off 2019, Schroder performed live in Club NL in Amsterdam, and has scheduled gigs at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami Beach, Florida in March and at King’s Day celebrations in Amsterdam in April. Expect vibrant, energetic, funky, contagiously enthusiastic and hugely danceable sets.
🎶 NEW MUSIC – DANCE AND PRAISE WITH VANESSA L. SMITH
🎶 VANESSA L. SMITH, LINELL ANDREWS – WHY I PRAISE HIM
Vanessa L. Smith, a Singer Songwriter based in New Jersey (USA) writes and speaks and sings songs from the inside of her soul, out. Her songs, which are released on her own label Smitty Workhorse Recordings cover subjects that touch on Love, Life, and Experience. She loves all aspects of music production and has creative input in all aspects of her projects from concept to production, bringing soulful and heartfelt sound to her music. The package includes a remix by Big Moses.
🎶 RECOMMENDED MIX – DJ Le BARON
Marco Barone, alias Dj Le Baron, discovered his love for House Music at the age of 16. The radio station Couleur3 and the legendary ‘Pump it up’ and ‘Groovelift’ parties left their indelible mark. Marco listened to Couleur3 over and over again to have a good ear for mixing. Later there was not a single ‘Groovelift’ party he missed. His sets are well-known for their vocal and soul elements that appeal to the emotions of his party people.
Music has played an important role in Marco’s life since his childhood. He started early making music with his brother and, especially, loved the rhythm. Later on he took lessons in percussion and ‘djembe’. Furthermore, he released tracks, such as ‘Live Your Life’ or ‘Show Me The Way’, on the very well-known music label Deeptown Music. Since then, several productions and remixes where released on various labels such as Deeptown Music, Look At You, Phunky Rabbit, Soulful Evolution, to name a few.
🎶 RECOMMENDED RADIOSHOWS
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