again Garage 416 delivers the goods on underground-funky-soulful
house bringing back to Toronto Neil Aline of Chez
Music. He rocked Garage 416 in August 2000- join us as
he tears it up again with Toronto's own Jason Palma (Higher
Ground 89.5fm), Blueprint (Jason Klaps, Mike K. & Alan
Lo), Mike Sitchon (JMK) and the Garage 416 premier of Alvaro
G. (WFP, D4C), John Kumahara (Up Roc), and Moreno
Few do more
for New York City's nightlife week in and week out than Neil Aline.
Born in Tahiti, Aline was raised in Paris and is now based in
NYC. As a DJ, his sets span everything from deep house to vocals,
disco tracks and deep tribal excursions, all impeccably mixed.
He hones his skills at his successful weekly School (alongside
co-residents Matthias Heilbronn and Melvin Moore). Aline also
works as the American liaison for Parisian promoters Respect Is
Burning, organizing tours across the country.
a little more than two years since Chez Music was introduced to
the world at the 1999 Winter Music Conference, but the small label
from New York has made a lot of noise in the dance music community.
praise from critics and DJs worldwide, Chez Music has built a
solid reputation for fresh music, killer parties and a contagious,
positive vibe. Whether on wax, a flyer or a T-shirt, the Chez
logo means good times and great tunes.
by the diverse musical sounds in New York, Neil Aline founded
Chez to expose talented artists from around the world. It is in
this global city's nightclubs where sounds from all over the world
come together. Chez mixes this international perspective and innovation
with a touch of New York City's soul.
and roster reads like a passport. There's straight-up New York-styled
house from originator DJ Pierre, Jason Jinx and Joeski. There's
the raw Baltimore funk of the Basement Boys' DJ Spen. Martin Solveig
and Alan Braxe represent the French groove, while German-turned-New
Yorker Matthias Heilbronn adds his production talent to three
Chez remixes. Check out the latest hot, hot, hot release on Chez
Music: "It's Yours" by Jon Cutler feat. E-Man!
But good records
are nothing without a packed dancefloor to appreciate them, and
Chez Music is always throwing a good party. Neil Aline has a Saturday
residency at Pinky inside Centro-Fly and ventures monthly to Chicago's
Smart Bar to spread the Chez sound. Overseas, Aline has organized
and played at Chez soirees in France, Switzerland, Denmark and
miss Neil as he tears up Garage 416 again!