Buy / Stream: https://bbemusic.lnk.to/Wit... Finding their own sound within electronic soul music, Will Brock & Sumsuch is a partnership of talented veterans from two distinct fields. Having previously released album 'Ten Letters From Home' on BBE as Mega Jawns, this new collection sees them step out from behind that alias and establish a unit that both plays to their individual strengths and proves to be superior to the sum of its parts. Sharing songwriting duties between them, this album represents a radical departure from their studio based debut.
More info / releases here: https://www.bbemusic.com/artist/mega-jawns/ Mega Jawns were born on March 10th 2014 in a basement studio deep beneath the frozen streets of West Philadelphia. The product of a chance meeting between two veteran producers, both named Will. Philly keyboard player, vocalist and producer Will Brock has been a journeyman on the international soul & jazz scene for many years, touring and performing alongside the Stylistics, Miles Jaye & Marion Meadows others. Equally at home in the studio as behind the piano, Will has seen releases on King Street Records & recorded with Stephanie Cooke & King Britt as one half of production outfit Soul Dhamma. UK producer & DJ Will Sumsuch has been a stalwart of the European deep house scene for over a decade, playing shows from Brighton to Barcelona, Hoxton to Helsinki. His unique brand of deep-thinking electronic production has found favour with discerning DJs the world over, among them Ben Watt, Osunlade, Justin Martin & Jody Wisternoff. The duo initially worked together on Sumsuch’s single ‘Simpatico’, which was released on his own label Colour and Pitch in 2013, garnering support from legendary house vocalist Robert Owens among many others. Following the release, Sumsuch decided to hop on the plane to connect in person, and maybe make a couple of tracks too. The pair joked about making an LP, but neither really thought it would happen in a week… The resulting music can only be described as the joyous sound of two talented musicians and producers working together in unison, completing each other’s sentences.
Gabriele Poso was born on the 22nd of October 1978 in Sardinia, in the heart of the Mediterranean, but grew up in Lecce, the capital of Salento. Early in his childhood, he established a deep connection with music, and felt that he was truly born when he discovered his family’s vinyl collection comprised of the best jazz, soul and Afro-Latin music. With the passage of time, Poso has dedicated himself to the study of various instruments, paying particular attention to the guitar, an instrument he uses to give life to his best compositions. His later musical explorations led him into the fascinating world of percussion, that would become for him, a real reason to live. In 1998, he began to study Afro-Cuban percussion at “Timba” School Of Music in Rome under the guidance of the most important representative of Afro-Cuban culture in Italy, Roberto “Mamey” Evangelista. In 2001, he moved to S. Juan, Puerto Rico to deepen his musical knowledge at “Universitad Interamenricana De Puerto Rico” and attended masterclasses at “Escuela National De Arte” in Havana, Cuba. In 2008, Poso released his first solo album entitled “From The Genuine World”, produced for the American label, Yoruba Records. With this release, he began performing live and spreading his musical vision around Europe and the world. In June 2012, he released his second solo album called “Roots Of Soul” with the German Label INFRACom!. The project boasts the participation of several influential international featured artists, including Osunlade and Nailah Porter, and has been highly appreciated by international music critics. It has received many positive reviews, and has earned several awards, including Best Jazz Independent Production 2012.
After a period spent in Berlin, Poso has recently completed his third solo album entitled “Invocation”, a work entirely produced, composed, performed, arranged, and sung by the artist himself. In this album, he completely and profoundly expresses his musical vision, allowing him to create without any borders, expectations, or fears. Invocation is a deep and ancestral journey, a secret door to discover the hidden side of yourself.
The album produced by the German label Agogo Records and distributed worldwide by !K7 in April 2014 gained support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and other syndicated international shows. With his organic sound and contemporary electronic language, Gabriele Poso keeps winning over audiences with each and every performance around the globe.
Honest and faithful to the essence of real house music. You could define Kiko Navarro´s career in those two words. Navarro is a DJ and producer moved by his passion for sounds with groove and feeling. For more than twenty years this tireless alchemy architect Navarro has become one of the main figures of the Balearic Islands scene being both resident at Pacha Mallorca for a decade and a regular at Pacha Ibiza (official resident in 2008), Space Ibiza (monthly resident in 2012) and Space Menorca.
More info and BBE projects: https://www.bbemusic.com/artist/john-morales/ If you grew up in the ‘80s and had even the smallest of passing interest in music, particularly club music, chances are you were very familiar, albeit unwittingly, with the work of John Morales. On the radio, in the record racks and most importantly on the dancefloor John’s work (predominately with studio partner Sergio Munzibai) helped define an era and influence future generations of DJs, producers and artists. Born into a hard working Puerto Rican household in the Bronx, New York, at the start of the rock ‘n’ roll era, Morales, like many children of the era, was fascinated by this new art-form that was saturating the airwaves and rebelling parents everywhere. So in love with the music he heard, as a 12-year old he persuaded his local record store to give him a part-time job with payment not in dollars, but in 45s. By the time he was old enough to get a full-time job his burgeoning record collection had helped land him one of his first DJ gig at the influential Stardust Ballroom in the Bronx (his father had early owned a bar in Jersey City where John had first got the DJ bug). As his reputation grew Morales was invited downtown to Manhattan to play guest spots at the likes of Pippins, Bentleys, 1018, Limelight and the infamous Studio 54.