The Higher Ground Program
Thursday 8-10 PM 89.5 CIUT FM Toronto
Webcast on www.ciut.fm
Programmed by Jason Palma
Playlist for May 16 2002
Gerd “Amerelle” (LEA)
The Visitors “Naima” (Muse)
Grupo X “X-Perience” (Loft)
Waiwan “Changes” (Earth Project)
Sci-Clone “Close” (People)
Agent K “Ride Away Get Away” (Laws Of Motion)
Quango “Make It Happen” (Mainsqueeze)
Kaori “Good Life” (Disorient)
Bobby Hughes Congregation “Karma Elestica” (Stereo Deluxe)
DJ Format “Last Bongo In Brighton” (Genuine)
The Herbaliser “25 Carat Blag” (Ninja Tune)
Blackalicious “Make You Feel That Way” (MCA)
Defcon 5 And Blue “Goodbye” (Moving In)
100% Pure Poison “Windy C” (EMI)
Lee Fields “Give Me A Chance” (Dap Tone)
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings “Ain’t It Hard” (Dap Tone)
Mad Unity “Funky Tramway” (Vogue)
F.B.I “Talking Bout Love” (Good Earth)
Peter King “Watusi” (Strut)
Dick Khoza “African Jive” (Boot)
Ray Barretto “Acid” (Fania)
Noraida “Oye” (Tico)
Latin Tempo “Raro Y Sabrosa Montuna” (International)
Mr Day “Soul On Wax” (Rotax)
Trackheadz “Our Music” (DNH)
The Rapture “House Of Jealous Lovers(Morgan Geist dub)” (DFA)
G-Litter “Paisye” (TSOH)
Linda Clifford “Let It Ride” (Capitol)
Firefly “Love Is Gonna Be On Your Side” (Emergency)
Fantastic Aleems “Hooked On Your Love” (Nia)
A very special night planned this Saturday night. Shifting Gears is
delighted to welcome DJ MKL from Spiritual Life in NYC. The cover is
$10 before midnight. If you love beautiful music that makes you move,
be sure not to miss out. More info below. Movement celebrates our
fifth year next Friday at Roxy Blu. Tickets on sale this weekend.
Until next week, keep your feet firmly planted on that Higher Ground!
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SHIFTING GEARS presents:
Saturday May 25th, 2002
NYC Spiritual Life Music Recording Artist
3 Generations Walking
with residents: Jason Palma (Movement, Higher Ground)
Dee Jay Nav ( Movement, Expansions)
UNA MAS 422 Adelaide Street West
$10 before midnight
Doors open at 10PM
As producer and visionary behind the innovative underground dance group Three Generations Walking (Spiritual Life Music), MKL, sits on cusp of global recognition.
The group, which is more a concept, based on a loose band of members revolving around MKL and production partner Soy Sos, than a fixed entity, has enjoyed widespread acclaim with their debut single "Slavery Days" and it's follow up, "To Live" (both released on Spiritual Life Music). The notoriety has seen MKL traveling far and wide, preaching his gospel of sensual, hypnotic dance rhythms to appreciative masses in Europe and throughout the US and Canada.
"I've always believed that there's so much more to dance music that what the commercial norm is" states MKL, a native of Belize who now calls New York home. "People appreciate innovation and honesty in music. That's what Three Generations Walking is about. There's definitely an ethnic undercurrent. On our upcoming album you might hear reggae roots, Haitian, Afro Cuban, salsa, jazz, soul, deep house all blended into something that I feel is a step to the left from the norm. But the reaction we've been receiving proves that it's a sound people are willing to embrace."
"MKL's eclectic taste may stem both from his family background and the years spent honing his DJ skills in the competitive melting pot that is New York City. Establishing himself with a four year residency at noted nightspot
Nells in the early '90's MKL plays regularly at Big Apple venues such as Body & Soul, PSI, Giant Step, Centro Fly and spun to thousands at Central Park's Summer Stage in July.
Since teaming up with producer Soy Sos in the spring of 1998, the duo "MKL Vs. Soy Sos" has produced a slew of club hits on King Street Records including "Skin", "Moments In My Life" (also featured on the "Abstract Jazz Lounge, Vol. 2, Joe Claussell's "In the mix" compilation, Ron Trent's "Mix the vibe compilation and the "Buddha Bar Vol. 1" compilation).
"Her Song" (Dance Tracks Records), an international club hit, can be found on the "Bar Fly" CD compilation ,Marquis Wyatt's (OM Records). The "MKL vs. Soy SOS" remix of Calm's "People from the Sun & The Earth" (Wave Music) has additionally attracted much attention on the successful "Bosa Mundo" (Wave/ Yellow) album.
MKL's ears have lent themselves to a variety of high profile arts related projects of late including music direction for top fashion designers and
dance choreographers. Clients include Cynthia Rowley, Epperson, Exodus, Misha Kimsa, Victor De Souza, Zang Toi (fashion) and (choreographers) Kevin Wynn & Ron Brown.
In addition, other high profile projects include remixes of Femi Kuti's "What Tomorrow Will Bring" (Spiritual Life Music), Chico Hamilton's "What Is What Isn't", Soma Mestizo ( Natural Resource) and Yellow Productions' "Like Ours" (MKL Vs. Soy Sos Tech Jazz remix) by Tom & Julie.
MKL himself is something of a renaissance man. A fine arts graduate from SUNY Purchase University, his photography work has appeared regularly in numerous publications including the Village Voice and Fortune magazine while modeling work has taken him to Bali.
"Ultimately it's all about keeping the creative coals burning" states MKL. "Living a full and varied life allows me to do that, whether it's DJing,
doing photography, traveling, even working out. It all reflects positively in my music which is my number one priority. I'm so hyped about the release of the 3GW album. Call me naive, but I honestly believe it will be a step in changing the way dance music is perceived. We can have musically complex and intricate arrangements. We can appeal to the mind as well as the feet."
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