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Emory Toler

Name: Emory Toler
(Artist Name): Emory Toler
Born: Brooklyn, NY
Current Location: New York
Artist, Singer/Songwriter

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15065063_10206082637540041_1941886264_oInnovative, driven,lover of different    genres of music, yet dance/soul/house enthusiast.
Emory Toler,Born in nyc , starting from vocal background artist for several notables(ie. Barbara Tucker, Tony Terry, Taana gardner, etc.) Worked with well known and up and coming djs, and producers (Marlon Dee, Souldynamic, jellybean benitez,-dj Romain, ) homing my own sound a sound influenced by Michael j, Prince,Donny Hathaway, Queen. from NY, to overseas,Europe to Japan music , shows, and recordings , looking forward to the future of dance music in the new millennium.






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Stephanie Cooke

Name: Stephanie Cooke
(Artist Name): Stephanie Cooke
Born: Newark, New Jersey USA
Current Location: Newark, New Jersey USA
Artist, Producer, Publisher, Label Owner, Artist and DJ Manager

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Stephanie Cooke is a singer/ songwriter whose roots are based in urban Newark, NJ. Born and raised there, she grew up in church like many in the music industry, and found her beginnings in the choir and in small groups as she developed her singing and arranging skills, She wrote her first song under pressure to impress a would be14672866_657361394426678_77771437_o manager who told her that only artists who could write these days would be successful. that song got recognition at ASCAP and was featured at a songwriter´s workshop where it received rave reviews. This was stepping-stone in her career as all the publishers at the workshop became interested in hearing what she had to offer. Less than one year later she was writing, arranging and doing background vocals on many major projects and being called upon many labels to offer songs.

Within eighteen months, she was flaunting a publishing deal that lead to her relationship with producers such as Jermaine Dupri, Soul Shock and Carlin, All-Star, DJ Enuff, and the list goes on. During this time she wrote for such artists as Aretha Franklin, Jody Watley, Tyrese and numerous new comers even rearranging song for remixes for the Braxtons and SWV.
For the last ten years she has made her home as an artist in dance music recording many songs on Kingstreet Sounds. This relationship yielded a full length album which was released in 2003. the album is a combination of many of the songs she recorded over the years along with a few new things.

14689803_657360057760145_1961326154_oThese days, Stephanie is reaching new heights as an artist and has come into her own on the stage. New relationships and circles of producers, a new home label and extended family have taken her career as a writer and performer to another level. She´s currently working on a new album with West End Records with Blaze leading the list of great producers promised to appear on the project. She recently recorded several songs with Blaze that truly set a pace for her career including titles such as “Love Will”, ” Lover´s Holiday” and “Love makes the World go Round”. This coming year promises to be one filled with great new creations on her palette of fine recordings with the future brighter than ever she has nothing but Phenomenal Woman on her agenda.When she’s not working on her forthcoming ‘My Heart’ LP, Ms. Cooke runs her own Angeltown Recordings label.






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D#Sharp Records

“It is our pleasure to introduce to you a sound that captures nostalgia and captivates through sultry rhythms, the magical machine of D#Sharp Records.
Where does one find fire? In the pit of D#Sharp Records,
Flaame On!!!..Forever Living A Musical Experience Flame On ..”


Name: Joseph Davis
(Artist Name): D#Sharp Records
Born: Springfield Mass
Current Location: East Orange New Jersey, USA
Label Owner, Producer

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It is our pleasure to introduce to you a sound that captures nostalgia and captivates through sultry rhythms, the magical machine of D#Sharp Records.D#Sharp Records,AJFP Label is the creation of veteran musician and producer Joseph ‘Joeflame’ Davis.
Joeflame’s heart felt desire to infuse the creativity of music with lively nuance reminiscent of Studio 54 or early morning “dance-a-thons” at The Paradise Garage.1390559_10200868760223051_1200862831_n
D#Sharp, was created to provide the highest quality dance music to a wide audience.
D#Sharp has releases from , Asia Lynn, Stephanie Cooke, Libby Jones, Dani Dubois, Chynaah Doll, Don Corey Washington, Kischa Link, Toni Bowens, Roxanna Lynn, Kia Stewart, Vanessa L Smith. to name a few available on Traxsource .

The House Music Production provided by the often comically charged Joeflame has been hitting its stride since the 1990s and include hits with Can you see the light. (Micelle Weeks , Dawn Tallman) DC Washington (People of the World, Never Be The Same, I Miss You) and Ceybil Jeffries (Thank You for Blessing).His tracks have been released on Phuture Sole, SoulShine, Bumpin’ City, BBG, Home Record labels and of course D#Sharp Records.
Joseph ‘Joeflame’ Davis is also well known for his background as a self-taught musician, playing bass, keyboards, drums and other percussion instruments. He produced hip-hop and R&B in the 1980s, working out of his home studio in East Orange, NJ.Joe’s studio quickly became known as one of the premiere studios in Essex County, working with such artists as Lords of the Underground, Total, Da Brat, Manifest Destiny, BHA Enterprise, Fear No Evil, and Jamal Shane.Joseph ‘Joeflame’ Davis D#Sharp Records has no intention of slowing down. In fact it boasts of many up and coming fire projects/artist that are being developed and unleashed.







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Kischa Link

“being able to live my long time dream of performing in front of people and making them feel good through my music.” 


Name: Kischa Link
(Artist Name): Kischa Link
Born: October 3rd
Current Location: East Orange, New Jersey, United States
Singer,  Artist

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Not every singer is a performer, not every singer has the “it” personality and not every singer is a “star.” Rare is the woman who can excel in all of these areas, yet Kischa does so with dedication and ease. If this weren’t enough to set her apart, Kischa has crafted a style that blurs the boundaries of club, house, R&B and soul. To call her a club singer would not be fair as she blends music genres smoothly, she is what we call a creator, an artist. The New Jersey native boasts a wide range of talents that’s unparalleled by most in today’s industry.

Given Kischa’s diverse musical influences, it is no wonder her songs transcend genres. Inspired by artists such as the “queen of hip hop soul,” Mary J. Blige, house music songstress Adeva, and the ever so talented Erykah Badu, for Kischa it was inevitable for her star to shine. The attractive talent is a person who loves life and surrounds herself with positive energy. Her music is across between soulful house music and R&B soul.

14355730_1273100909368862_6726815401366225202_nKischa first put herself on the map with her debut single, “So Happy,” a feel good track with an addictive chorus. Finally in the public eye, Kischa continually builds her local following. After 15 years of struggling to get that first record made, she shares what keeps her going is, “being able to live my long time dream of performing in front of people and making them feel good through my music.”

With mounted anticipation after her first release, in May, Kischa unveils more of herself through her music with a sophomore new single” Moving On.”and “Shine your Light On me”. These songs showcases Kischa’s versatility and maintains her journey to stardom. Kischa is fusing genres that have been attempted by few and achieved by even fewer. Fascination with Kischa presence continues to be on the rise, as she is steadily filling her calendar with performances.







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Twism & B3rao

Name: Brian Rawson & Nate Almeida
Artist Name: TWISM & B3RAO
Current Location: NYC – USA, IBIZA – SPAIN
DJ, Artist, Producer, Label Owner, Radio DJ

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United States power duo, TWISM & B3RAO came together full time in the latter part of 2013 with intentions to change the landscape of house music.  Having released over 100 tracks in the past two and a half years, they are the sought after artist of many of the world’s elite djs. Garnering numerous #1’s and littering the Traxsource charts with their sound, they have come to be one of the top in the game.  Recently, they were welcomed into the Karmic Power Records family, where they are working closely with the legendary Lenny Fontana on numerous upcoming projects.  2016 is increasingly proving to be an absolute turning point in their careers and are striving to give their fans and listeners music that delivers a slice of the old with the new. Picking up where many of the greats left off, they are here to push the sound of house into the modern era.







Phillip Ramirez

His very first hit single, “See the Light,” catapulted his career overnight

Name: Phillip Ramirez
Born: September 26th
Current Location: Washington DC
Recording Artist

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Phillip Ramirez – A California native, Phillip started his professional vocal career in 1990 after three consecutive appearances at the world famous New York “Apollo Theatre.” Shortly after he was approached by the dance music production team “95 North.”

His very first hit single, “See the Light,” catapulted his career overnight. He has since acquired worldwide recognition as a Soulful House recording artist and along with his distinct signature falsetto voice, he has performed all over the globe with numerous dance club hits under his belt. His latest singles “I Love House Music”, “Reach” and “That’s How Much I love You” are scheduled for release in the Fall of 2016.

3His big vocals and charismatic stage presence have lead him into an acting career were he has recently finished a 3-month principle role in the multiple Tony award-winning musical, “Dreamgirls.” Phillip is a classically-trained musician and former member of the “American Youth Symphony,” “Richmond Pops” and “Crystal Cathedral.”
A Playwright/Composer of a full-length musical satire (“Hooray for Hollywood”) and producer, co-writer and lead costume designer for the musical tribute “Dance Disco Heat” which he toured and brought the essence of the late great Sylvester back to the stage. He has been a songwriter/composer with BMI music since 1993.




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.


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.

Bildschirmfoto 2016-03-22 um 10.06.04Name: Doug Gray
Born: Astoria, NY
Current Location: New York
Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, DJ



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