In recent years Jon has integrated digital DJing with the traditional vinyl set up
Current Location: UK
DJ, Radio DJ
Jon ‘Lofty’ Manley began DJing in the early 90′s, having been drawn in to the world of House Music courtesy of the Essential Selection/Mix and Sasha’s famous G-Spot and Universe mix tapes.
The move to Exeter to start University life in 1996 was the catalyst to move out of the bedroom and integrate within the city’s club scene. Reform Records and Iain ‘Lazy’ Smith’s club nights around the city and in Bristol, such as Fruity Antics, established Jon’s direction down the Soulful & Deep House route. It was during this time in Exeter that the first ‘proper’ gigs were undertaken, such as the University’s World Aids Day event ‘The Safer Sex Ball’ or the RAG boat parties.
Along side this Jon and friends set up, promoted and DJ’d at their own events; Pulse and RAW, picking up on the burgeoning UK Garage sound in 1997 and bringing it from London to the South West, all in keeping with the Soulful House Music he loves.
Following this Jon moved out of Exeter and became involved with the club scene in the wider South West, in particular Salisbury where he held weekly residencies with his DJing partner and friend, Luke Crisell, at PoNaNa and Spirit. Guest slots in Cheltenham and Southampton on the back of these nights were to follow.
In recent years Jon has integrated digital DJing with the traditional vinyl set up. This move, along with getting deeper in to the online Dance Music scene, has resulted in online radio residencies and new guest DJ slots, including the highly successful SP8 Summer Fest and the Freshfields Festival on the South Coast of England. Jon is now hosting his weekly show ‘hOUSEwORX’, Friday’s 8-10PM (UK); showcasing the freshest Soulful & Deep House alongside some classic tracks from back in the day.
I’m a street photographer by nature. I think as I have always found human beings to be the most fascinating subjects for me
Name: Gerri McLaughlin
(Artist Name): Five Dee
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Current Location: Basel, Switzerland
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Born in Glasgow I moved to Basel in 1999 and after ten years of cooking there I left the kitchen when my daughter was born.
This gave me the time to relight the fire of photography in my heart. I took an evening course and since then I have been working for my teacher and mentor, the Cuban photographer Ismael Lorenzo.
I’m a street photographer by nature I think as I have always found human beings to be the most fascinating subjects for me. I work as candidly as possible but also have regular contact with some of my subjects as I see them often around the streets and stations of Basel.
At the moment I am working on a series of street pictures called “Between The Cracks” featuring some of the street guys and gals I have gotten to know.
Working in a pro studio though has brought me a lot as a photographer too and I am working on a series of pictures called “Home” featuring people from all over the world and what Home means to them.
Many thanks to all at Groovefinder and may your groove sustain all that you are and can be!
My website will be coming soon at www.gerrimclaughlin.com
Gerri’s Fanpage on Facebook
Gerri on Flickr
Gerri’s Personal Facebookpage
Three DJ’s, but first close friends with the same passion for house music
Name: Piero Napolitano – Marco Bellavia – Lino Baccaro
(Artist Name): Mus Threee
Current Location: Salento, Italy
About Mus Three
Three DJ’s, but first close friends with the same passion for house music. After a long individual journey they have decided to join their experiences in a project, that links the house music to the influences taken up during their personal carreer.
Mus Three on Traxsource
Mus Three on Soundcloud
Mus Three on Facebook
Mus Three on Mixcloud
Mus Three on Twitter
I Love the dance floor, Losing myself for hours in the groove
Current Location: East Midlands
DJ, Radio DJ, Producer, Remixer
I Make Music for fun. Mine whilst Making It and for others when they listen to it.
I Love the dance floor, Losing myself for hours in the groove. So a tune has to make me want to sing and groove with great like minded people. Melody is major part of what I produce, with a beat & Bass you feel.
When I DJ I want to connect with the floor…. Knowing that a crowd is feeling it is key… So I will play anything no boundaries…
Contact Mobile (44) 7597553298
UK soulful house warriors
Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart
Montana & Stewart
Current Location: UK
Producers, DJs, Label Owners
Music: Montana & Stewart on Traxsource
Radio: Montana & Stewart on Soundcloud
Labels: Wiggly Worm Records, Camio, Universe Media & DCSTrax (A&R 2010-2014)
About Montana & Stewart
UK soulful house warriors, “Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart” with multiple top ten hits worldwide and working with brilliant labels Tony Records, King Street, MN2S, Nervous, Purple Music, Soul Heaven and others. Always collaborating with the best singer/songwriters in the world incl INDIA, Marc Evans, Stephanie Cooke, Kafele Bandele, Dawn Tallman, Michael Watford, Leroy Burgess, Meli’sa Morgan, Kim English, Melba Moore and others.
Collaborating with top live musicians means their sound is cutting edge, filling dance floors around the world. Catch them on the decks near you incl their regular event “ADance Floor With” showcasing the world’s biggest DJs – and the radio show “Soul Horizon” broadcasting on over 100 radio stations.
Their solo projects continue to impress, Jonny on his imprint Camio and his Collective Spirits project focussing on a more afro tribal sound. And Craig’s deep house project producing material for his imprint Wiggly Worm Records.
music has neither border nor limits
Born : January 1973
Current Location: Nimes France
Artist, Composer, Singer
Zoubida on Soundcloud
Zoubida on Facebook
I like Soulful for these harmonies and the melodies that make us vibrate. God bless the soulful music. Groove in your life, Vibe in your soul.
Annie Mac Bright
Born: 19 Mars 1964
Current Location: Paris, France
DJ, Composer (beginner)
The New Acid Wave is trying to find a new fresh style combining all the musical influences aquired through a whole life
Born: Mexico City
Location: Mexico City
DJ, Artist, Producer, Remixer
Mario on Facebook
New Acid Wave on Facebook
New Acid Wave on Soundcloud
New Acid Wave on Traxsource
Three members of the same family but belonging to very different musical generations have joined in an effort to create the sound of the “new acid wave”. of music and with the help of some other very talented musicians and singers will show the diversity of this musical project… In the meantime they are working independently in their own concept and supporting other artists, remixing their talents and having a great time by doing it with all energy and enthusiasm.
Styles: Acid jazz, jazz funk, jazz soul, brazilian jazz beats, Jazzy Electronic, House, Disco Dance, R&B, Soul music and related stuff. Original tunes and remixes for other artists too!! THEY JUST LOVE MUSIC!!