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Hot Stepper Productions presents:

GARAGE 416
featuring E-MAN
(MAW, Wave, Distant, Nervous: NYC)


Friday, January 10th, 2003
at
Roxy Blu & Surface: 12 Brant Street

$12 advance tickets at:
Play de Record (357a Yonge St.), Cosmos (607 Queen St. W.),
Rotate This (620 Queen St. W.), Vice (383 Queen St. W.), The Pit (439 Yonge St.)
more at the door - doors open 10:00pm - 19+

Help us celebrate the return Garage 416 appearance of E-Man with Blueprint (Jason Klaps, Mike K. & Alan Lo), Moreno (Hot Stepper Prod.), Jason Barham (Soul Fusion Express: CKLN), plus the Garage 416 debut of Adam Khan (Soulutions) .

Ever since he was a child, Eric "E-Man" Clark was driven by music. In his hometown, Mount Vernon, New York, described by E-Man to be something reminiscent of, "a black Norman Rockwell painting," he spent most of his spare time listening to the songs that his parents played on their record player. By age six he bought his first record-James Brown "I Feel Good" - which is still one of his favorite songs. In second grade, E-Man discovered the drums and studied throughout junior high. By the time E-Man was grown up, he got a job at Paul's Record Hut in New Rochelle, NY.

In an attempt to get in the thick of it, he landed a job as a security guard at the Ritz, a concert venue that was at the forefront of all musical genres. It was at the Ritz that he began DJing for the first time, blending together all of his loves; soul, rock n roll, jazz, funk, classics, reggae, hip-hop and house. Eventually the multifarious music lover left the Ritz and got a job in promotions at Tommy Boy records where he got his nickname, E-Man, from Monica Lynch.

After leaving Tommy Boy, E-Man began a long career in film and television production but still continued to DJ and also began to produce his own nightclub events. Through the years DJ E-Man has played at NYC bars and clubs such as Coney Island High, Centro-Fly, Chameleon Lounge, Cheetah, Nowbar, 205 Club, Baktun, 13, Idlewild, Sapphire, Frank's Lounge and Warehouse to name a few. In 1997 E-Man co-founded his most popular weekly event to date, Bang The Party, with NYC nightclub reporter Lorie Caval. The intimate, underground house music party where E-Man holds DJ residency quickly gained local and international acclaim. Articles about Bang The Party have appeared in publications such as; DJ Times, Face, ID, New York, Jockey Slut, Flyer NYC, PAPER, NYPress, Village Voice, Mixer and Time Out New York.

During a trip to Chicago in 1999, E-Man met talented producer Daryn "DJ Quad" Brandon and employed his help to produce his first record "Day By Day". The song featured the vocals of E-Man's long-time friend Sweet Sable and was released on HipBone Records in early 2000. HipBone quickly made a follow-up record called "The What" featuring E-Man singing in a jazzy, scat style. Returning to Chicago in 2000, E-Man collaborated with DJ Quad once again to produce a cover of Steely Dan's "Caves of Altamira", on which E-Man provided all of the vocals. The single was signed to Nervous Records (due out in early 2002); promo copies were quickly charted by the likes of Tony Humphries and David Mancuso. In 2001, Chez Music owner Neil Aline, approached E-Man with the idea of a collaboration with producer Jon Cutler. In an almost miraculous 20 minutes, E-Man penned the prolific lyrics to "It's Yours" and almost over night, the single became a dance floor sensation!

Since then, acclaimed producer Kerri Chandler asked E-Man to visit his studio and in a similar impromptu fashion, "Where I Live" - taken from the "Brooklyn" song, born out of E-Man's improvisation on the mic at Bang The Party - was created. "Where I Live" is now out on Sphere Records. In yet another attempt to bridge New York and Chicago vibes, E-Man collaborated with Chi-Town's Jordan Fields as well as New York's Romatt on a single called "Respect the Music". E-Man has since teamed up with Markus Enochson in 2002 to release "I Am The Road" on MAW Records and the brand new release "Musical Prayer" on Wave Music.

The hook line in E-Man's lyrics for "Respect the Music" single says that, "Music is the driving force of the universe." Which certainly holds true- at least in E-Man's universe.

E-Man tore it up on the decks and the mic at Garage 416 in Feb. '02 - don't miss this party!

© Hot Stepper Productions 2002