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Getting Afro-Funky with KCRW’s Jeremy Sole

SAMUEL BRESENDEN
SAMUEL BRESENDEN
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Chicago born, LA based DJ Jeremy Sole is exploring the mechanics of roots music.

For 10 years he’s hosted a late night show every Wednesday on Los Angles’ KCRW, mixing together an eclectic blend of world music, soul, reggae, and independent rock.  On the side he’s done official remixes for David Bowie, Beck, Fela Kuti, and Thievery Corporation.

He sat down with Hawai‘i Public Radio’s mr.nick to discuss music, DJing, and culture.

Jeremy Sole performs tomorrow night at Soulgasm at Bar 35 in Honolulu’s Chinatown district.  

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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