SUNDAY APRIL 13 6PM – 12AM
Drinks, Dance & Deep House.
Soiree:: For those who turn into pumpkins at midnight.
A Sunday Evening Deep House Boogie.
RON ALLEN (Strobe Records)
GENE KING (Shines Records)
Opening Set by Rudy Gan
Hosted by: Rudy & Tas
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GENE KING (SHINES RECORDS)
Growing up in Montreal during the 70’s and 80’s, Gene King’s childhood was heavily influenced by a plethora of good, rich Music. By 1978, at the tender age of 13, King, who had already been dabbling with musical instruments, then naturally discovered the art of deejaying and hence started playing high school dances and roller-skating rinks, soon after.
From 1982 to 1987, King played at various dance clubs all over Montreal, Canada. Relocating to Toronto in 1987, Gene began playing steady gigs all around town, from well-known nightclubs, to smaller, more intimate venues and private events.
By the early 90’s, Gene’s love affair with studio production began. Now, over 20 years later, he has garnered love from true House Music fans across the globe by moulding an impressive discography for numerous ground-breaking Dance Music labels such as : Contraband, A&M, BMG, KMS, Defender, Slip N’Slide, Debut, Hi-Bias, Warner, Easy Street Records, Ultrasound, Philosophie Music, Priti Soul/Jellybean Records, and finally, the powerhouse 157 Shelter Records, the legendary staple out of New York City.
In October 2005, King founded his very own Shines Records imprint, which later spawned Plusgroove Records, releasing such dance-floor faves as “Sunrise” (by Genetix ft. Shanchoy), “Do with You” (by Suges ft. Limore), and many others.
The year 1993 saw King joining the ranks of Toronto’s CKLN 88.1 FM, where he began deejaying “on the air” for the Midnight Madness show (later known as Soul Fusion Express). Soon enough, King branched off to create and produce his very own Vibes N Vinyl weekly radio show at CKLN, which turned into a quintessential T-dot staple for House Music fans.The essential Vibes N Vinyl weekly radio show can be heard on MotionFM, Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm, EST.
RON ALLEN (STROBE RECORDS)
Ron Allen is a Toronto based JUNO Nominated music producer/songwrite/DJ and founder of legendary dance music label Strobe Records that was instrumental in developing the house and techno genres in the early 90’s. Ron began his musical career as a DJ who later transformed his love for music into a talented producer and songwriter working with countless artists in Pop/Urban. Dance music, Hip-hop, R&B Rock and Country.
After moving to Toronto in 1988 for University, Ron signed to Bigshot Records, owned by Gerry Fumo, Andrew Komis and Nick Fiorucci (Hi Bias). “My first meeting was with Andrew Komis (RIP) AKA (KOMIX). I played Andrew my demo that i had only been heard by Derek May (Transmat) who gave me my inspiration to do this music thing. Andrew signed me to Bigshot and I became a studio rat from that point on.”
“Time To Feel The Rhythm” was Ron’s first recording project. “The track was made basically with a JUNO 106 and an SP1200 sampler recorded to 1/2″ tape and then edited with a razor blade to the final product. I will never forget walking into TRAX and Carnival records in Toronto to buy records for my next DJ set when i saw it on the shelves – talked anout hooked!.” Time To Feel The Rhythm” went on and hit the UK dance charts in a big way and was eventually licenced to Outer Rhythm in the UK.
Ron has had countless Soulful House, Deep House and Techno releases on Strobe Records since 1991 and also has many features on labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Plus 8, Stickman, Definative, DNH, Poker Flat, ClubStar, Soul Candi, Tresor, Crosstown Rebels and Defected. Ron also made the 2013 Traxsource TOP 200 Afro House and Soulful House Charts for 2013 with Ron Allen Featuring Chach “Wunder Y” (Dino and Terry Remix) and Ron Allen Featuring Affrica “Words” (Steve Bug Remix)
In 2007 when he was signed a production deal with Atlantic Records as the producer for KO Kapches (Atlantic Records) entire album which was released in 2009, and has s reached top 10 radio status and is climbing the Billboard charts. KO has since been signed in 2011 to Universal Republic Records with a major US release.
In addition to the hundreds of releases on Strobe, Ron has also produced and/or written for artists such as T.I,(Atlantic Records) . Usher (Jive), Snow, Karl Wolf (Universal) , Misha Q (Lonewolf), J. Melody, George Nozuka (HC Entertainment), Honorebel (SONY/Ultra Records), Shaggy (VP Records) Chach (Strobe Records), Linda Luztono, Aleesia (EMI), Cindy Gomez (Interscope) Snow, Van Ness (Universal), Masia One (Merdeka- 2013 VIMA Award Best Hip Hop Song – Masia One )and Elephant Man (Atlantic Records) Brett Kingswell, The Game, Pharrell Williams (2013 VIMA Award Best Collaboration – Masia One ) to name a few and is currently developing many new artists.
Ron also operates an Artist Marketing and Entertainment company 360am that provides music consulting services and artist development.
Tune into @StrobeLifeRadio hosted by @ronallen on OutrageFM.com Thursdays from 7PM-8PM(EST) and deepinradio.com Saturdays at 1PM (EST)