ARTISTS

Gotsoul records is the labor of love of two of veteran Montreal dj’s JojoFlores & Mike Fresco.  The gotsoul mandate is to support timeless music that fuses electronica and house music with soul, jazz and other vibrant spiritual and organic sounds. Jojo & Mike each have their own specific tastes and dj style, but somewhere down the line there is alot of common ground. This common ground is gotsoul records. “Gotsoul was created as an outlet for our take on soul music and to support the sounds we’ve grown to love over the last 20+ years of dj’ing, and we try to stay open to all soulful sounds.” With deep ties to artists across the world iincluding NY, Chicago, L.A., Detroit, Montreal, Miami, Toronto and as far as South Africa, Singapore, Philipines, Portugal, UK, Italy, Japan & Brasil, mixing up a roster of established international artists with up & coming international talent, gotsoul has built a team of soul-diers ready to drop soul bombs worldwide.

jojoflores: Jojoflores’ reputation for rocking a dance floor has rewarded him with multiple residencies at famed clubs world wide, including New York City’s Cielo; Nikki Beach Miami; Deep in Los Angeles; Lotus in Hawaii; along with venues/events in Melbourne, Dubai, Brazil, Santorini & Athens. He was voted “Best International DJ” 4 years running b y NYC’s Undaground Archives. His dedication and hard work have also garnered him a corporate client list, which includes MAC Cosmetics, Apple, Hugo Boss, Vanity Fair, Puma, Details Magazine, Banana Republic, Cadillac, and The Delano Hotel. He has headlined events with Wyclef Jean, Jody Watley, K-OS, Jazzy Jeff and not to mention he’s become Dsquared’s go-to DJ in Canada. Read more: www.jojoflores.com

Mike Fresco: As a kid in the seventies, he grew up listening to his brother’s disco collection, and in 80’s was infatuated by the sounds of Afrikaa Bambaataa, Kraftwerk, Arthur Baker, Louie Vega, Todd Terry, Frankie Knuckles and other sounds coming out of New York, Chicago & Miami. Dj’ing in clubs since the ripe age of 16, he spent his early dj years spinning  a mix of house, techno, hip hop, reggae, r&b and freestyle in Montreal’s hottest clubs, and at one point was the most in demand dj in the city drawing in crowds of 2000+ clubbers on a weekly basis.
In the mid 90’s, Mike fell deep into the vibe of house and over the last decade, through is hard work, determination and love of music, has worked his way into the heart of the music industry.  He is the VPO of gotsoul records & CEO of DSG Music, and has also had the privilege of working in many other different aspects of the music business including mastering, manufacturing, licensing, promotions, distribution, & bookings, with numerous world renowned record labels and artists including Arcade Fire, Geoffrey Oryema, Osunlade, Jody Watley, Trentemoller, Fred Everything,Dennis Ferrer, Byron Maiden (Lost Fingers/Bunka Busta), Louie Vega, Eric Roberson, Vice Magazine, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, Andy Caldwell, Ministry of Sound, Global Underground, Plastic City, Sony, Universal, Defected, MAW, West End & numerous others. His name appears on over half a million cds & records, mostly in the fine print as Executive Producer.

Mike ‘FU’ Fresco possesses a magical charm behind the decks, and his sets are laced with soulful house, tribal, afro-latin, jazzy, funky, deep, techno, rare groove, funk & dub sounds, and have been described as deep, energetic, eclectic and captivating. Mike holds a bi-monthly residency at Therapy and Therapy Classic House nights, and spins along side Jojo for the Gotsoul Sessions. Recent & Upcoming projects include the Canadian release of Eric Roberson’s 2x Grammy nominated Music Fan First Album and a series of new singles on gotsoul records, a gotsoul offshoot label dub fu music which will feature Mike’s original productions.
www.facebook.com/gotsoul
www.myspace.com/mikefresco

JaBig, the DJ on a Big Journey

JaBig: Jabig is a house music dj from Montreal, Canada whose professional journey has seen him perform in front of thousands of music lovers worldwide from Johanessburg, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil via New York City and Toronto, and appearing at reputed events such as the Montreal Formula 1 Week-End, the Miami Music Conference and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. JaBig recently joined gotsoul records as a business partner and has been a Therapy Montreal resident alongside JojoFlores for 5+ years. In 2010, he will embark on his biggest journey yet: the first ever Humanitarian DJ round-the-world tour by car which will see him visit and perform in over 200 countries. JaBig’s Big Journey will support the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest relief agency fighting to end hunger globally. Read more: www.jabig.com

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