Claussell DJ, producer, and founder of the New York record
label Spiritual Life Music returns to Toronto straight from New
York's musically innovative club event "Body & SOUL".
Joe's approach to club
music has impacted producers and clubs throughout world. Currently
popular in progressive minded club music production is the fusion
of world music with dance beats. Notably responsible for this
new approach is Joe Claussell. With production and remixes for
the likes of Cesaria Evora, Femi Kuti, Monday
Michiru, Jephte Guillaume, Nitin Sawney, and
Cassandra Wilson, his sound has imbued dance music with
a more organic, ethnic feel, taking African and Latin influences
on board and meshing them with elements of the Garage tradition
and the true feeling of classic and contemporary house music.
Joe dares to produce and create music few have the courage to
do; music created for, by and about the soul. Explore this experimentation,
in which the historical, physical, and spiritual elements guide
us to a new level of awareness. It's difficult to label Joe's
music as house, dance music or anything else. It's just good
music. Listen...you may be surprised at how familiar this
sound is, the sound of life.
Joe will be delivering
pure soulful bliss to the Garage 416 dance floor revelers in an
extended DJ set. His track selection is impeccable and his EQing
is unrivalled. Be sure to check out Claussell's latest production
on Spiritual Life entitled "Les Go Dan Gna" and
his incredible mixes of Herbie Hancock's "The Essence"
featuring Chaka Khan.
Garage 416 residents
Jason Klaps, Alan Lo and Mike K of Blueprint and Moreno
will also be rockin' the spot with their lively blend of funky
goal is to expose the role that music really plays in our lives."
- Joe Claussell