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Music Style: House, Soul, Funk, Disco
Outlar-Listed Events: 50
Outlar Cross-references: Nick The Greek, Phil Charnock, Sarah Sweeney, Keith Thompson, Alex Sweeney, Bommynite
was introduced to underground music in 1991. He was handed an unlabelled cassette tape which he thought was blank, however, this tape would prove to completely change Emkai
's musical direction. On the tape was a mix from one of the North's most popular underground…yet overground… radio shows, the "Hardcore House Hour" with Stu Allen on Key 103. At age 14, this tape proved to be the starting point of a long, and still continuing musical journey, which Emkai
doubts will ever end.
rave/hardcore years spanned from 1991 to late 1993. Entering into 1994, musically he made another extreme turn to a slightly slower bpm. Although he dabbled into the crossover sounds of jungle & drum n bass, the soulful sounds of US style house was the vibe that took over. Consolidation of his love of beats from over the pond and all things soulful, took place in a run down Pontins holiday resort in his hometown of Southport in 1995. The now seminal bi-annual party known as the Southport Dance Weekender has, in his own admission, moulded his musical tastes and still does.
DJ experience came in many places, mainly in Birmingham whilst studying at university, from house parties, bars, clubs, even down to the Student Union Following moving back home after a small stint in Leeds, alongside Alex Sweeney
, Sarah Sweeney
and Phil Charnock
he became a resident at the coolest bar in Southport, Bar Flava.
He has since followed his previous music compadres to Liverpool city, and has began a new journey to inject the soul back into the Liverpool house scene which began with his own night "Release" at Dragon bar, the occasional "New York Sessions" night alongside Nick The Greek
, the first featuring Keith Thompson
(Break 4 Love). From this partnership Emkai
has also become part of the Bommynite
crew as a resident DJ, and has other plans to run bigger events to bring the soulful sound to more Liverpool ears.
Over the years his music collection has dramatically increased, and ranges through house (old and new), funk, soul, disco, and all the way back to hoover rave and breakbeat hardcore. Currently concentrating mainly on house and disco, whilst dropping alternate genres into the pot for the listener's pleasure, Emkai
is looking to the future whilst keeping a firm grip on the past.
Past Emkai Events ( 50 Listed )
Emkai in 2009...
Friday 10th April 2009 (4 Years Ago) - Iru.Ba @ The Magnet|
Atjazz (Mantis, Version), Clyde (Mantis), Tim Scott (Samurai FM, Universal Vibes), Emkai (Soul Heaven, Release), Kole (Souljackin, Release), Chris Barker (Five20East, Treble O), Plus introducing th...
Saturday 7th March 2009 (4 Years Ago) - Iru.Ba @ The Magnet|
Halo (City Deep, H-Foundation, Twilo), Emkai (Soul Heaven, Release, True), Kole (Souljackin, True), Plus Room 2: Domu (Co-op, Treble O, BBC 1 Xtra), Phil Charnock (Chibuku, Sick Trumpet, Common...
Emkai in 2008...
Emkai in 2007...
Saturday 22nd September 2007 (6 Years Ago) - Special Brew @ Walk The Plank|
CantMixWontMixShdntMixDontMix, Kole & jazzbo, Mark Forshaw & Ben Hughes, Neil 'Shit Hot' Scott, Cler Lever, Nick The Greek, Jo Joy, Emkai, Gary Martin, Danny Woods, Stu Bradley, Rob Casson
Saturday 23rd June 2007 (6 Years Ago) - Why Not & Bommynite Pres: 'THE CHAP' Warehouse Party|
Kyri Patsalides, Nick The Greek, Scott McGill, Buddha, Kole & Emkai, Ben Hughes, Mark Forshaw, CantMixWontMixShdntMixDontMix, Gary Martin, Cler Lever, Kler Powell, DJ Fraction, Plus Igloo DJs: Denzi...
Friday 9th February 2007 (6 Years Ago) - Release @ The Dragon Bar|
Denzil (Igloo, Aztec, Wrongdezvous, Freeze), Emkai (Release, New York Sessions), Nick The Greek (Bommynite Music, Souljackin, Organic), Alex Sweeney (Chibuku, Soulfelt, Bommynite)
Emkai in 2006...
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