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Music, Events

SOUL FREQUENCY

Presented by Keith Shocklee and Dj Journey powered by Spectrum City

Soul Frequency (Ravin Dave's bday)

In the fall of 2015, a management change at one of New York City’s most exclusive private member’s club resulted in a new perspective on how to reinvigorate an empty space through building an “alternate” vibe in order to freshen up the environment.

SOUL FREQUENCY, a monthly party presented by the legendary Keith Shocklee (aka. Wizard Kjee) of Public Enemy, The Bomb Squad and Spectrum City; along with Super producer Dj Journey, founder of Trip Digital Inc., and a well-known DJ across the LA and NYC circuit; the duo were invited to rebuild the room with a monthly residency. The party launched last November and is now becoming an industry and newbie playground for intermingling between members, guests and artists.

In other words, a very well know establishment was looking for a change. Think, “Stella got her groove back” or rather, looking to get her groove back, and turned to one of New York City’s own cultural contribution – Hip Hop.

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The concept was to begin building a unique, intimate, fun and inclusive party that brought plenty of groove, vibe and old skool classic tracks in an upbeat, contemporary and cutting edge way.

The goal is to create a fun, warm and inclusive monthly party that can be used to introduce, integrate and infuse aspects of live performance with the old skool vibe in order to create a fun party for emerging talent to perform and be discovered.

Music, Production

Super Producer Dj Journey (Interview)

Dj Journey during a recording session with S.C.R.D. and The Klick at Skip Saylor Recording studio in Encino, CA. 

Dj Journey during a recording session with S.C.R.D. and The Klick at Skip Saylor Recording studio in Encino, CA. 

Tell us a bit about how you got into the music industry and DJing specifically?

I’ve always been into music, ever since I was a small kid sneaking off to dig through my mom’s deep record collection. Years later while working in the film business in Hollywood, I realized that music was actually my true calling and not necessarily acting. Between shoots I would make mix tapes and remixes for cash, which landed me a gig at the radio station. From there I worked my way into the night clubs, airwaves and then eventually New York City.

What all have you done since then, Trip Digital Inc. is in your resume tell us about it?

It’s always been about the music. Trip Digital Inc. is a music licensing company that I started back in 2009, when I knew that the industry was going to change for sure in the future. Over the past three years, we have been hyper focused on the composition and production process in order learn how to build commercial music that is more easily licensed and exploitable. Now we are focused on launching the next stage of the project a new digital label called - Trip Digital Records. The project is focused on launching a label specifically designed for artist and industry needs for today's environment with flexibility to adapt to the future. Stay Tuned!

What is your gear of choice when it comes to controller, software etc.

Two turntables, DJM 500 mixer and a pair of dicers on Serato. Most nightclubs and venues have CDJs. Dicers add an extra layer of control and cues that allow me to cut up new fresh tight mixes in new ways each week.

When you go out on mobile gigs what else do you use?

I haven't really strayed from the tried and true - turntables or CDJs. Mixing consoles are great if that's your thing. Sometimes I'll bring along an emcee, does that count?

For someone that has heard of you but don't knows your DJing style, give me the lowdown on what to expect when they see you spinning at Mobile Beat Las Vegas?

I've been called a Turtle in the fast lane. Maybe that's because my fingers are like a team of ninjas that mix, cut, surprise and delight audiences seeking a musical journey of awesomeness, or just want to dance their asses off!

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Music, Release, Video

S.C.R.D. Teams up with Hip Video Promo

NYC’s very own S.C.R.D., whose old school rock star vibe and fresh new hip hop beats have been hailed as a mashup of unlikely styles that delivers a deliciously guilty pleasure worthy of heavy indulgence. They say what you wanted to say, but never did. And they execute the recording in a smooth and sophisticated way that seductively lures viewers into a catchy, irreverent fun hook, that is neither Petula Clark nor Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to the faintest bit. In fact, S.C.R.D. delivers a whole new sound with this record.

S.C.R.D. is named after Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave, the two principal members of the group based in Gramercy, Manhattan. Together they infuse old skool beats, live instrumentation and witty, humorous and slightly satirically lude lyrics to take fans on a journey through heartbreaks with an ebullience for life and the thirst for adventure. Their collaboration between each other, thrives off co-collaborating with local musicians, friends and fans they lure into their musical tsunami, which helps drive their artistic creativity to new heights.

On their newest single “Downtown,” they once again teamed up with the “Mermaid,” world renowned violinist, Marissa Licata to craft an exquisite tale of temptation, dedication, and pure, unabashed urban fun and frolic through her violin’s voicing. Locking in the groove, this dynamic duo tapped Eddy Eyeball the former bassist of the 2 Skinnee J’s along with the vocals of a young, talented singer/songwriter named EMCity.

For the “Downtown” video, Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave examine that fragile balance between the daily grind of work life, social obligations and the difficulties of finding time for personal relationships. The video begins with superstar NYC producer Journey dropping by to try to get Chuck to the studio, but he’s preoccupied and heading downtown. Then life begins to imitate art, and art blurs life, the nights get longer, and the stakes get higher. When heading “Downtown,” sometimes the night doesn’t end, when the day begins.

We are thrilled to be working with S.C.R.D.! Please get in touch with us here at HIP Video Promo if you would like more info… You can call (732)-613-1779 or email us at info@HIPVideoPromo.com . You can also visit http://www.SCRDnyc.com or http://www.TripleDigitalInc.com for more info.

Video

Gramercy Duo Ready to Rock It!

Left to Right) Dj Journey, EMCity, Ravin Dave, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Sweet Chuck, Nyiela Barret, Dillon Heins.

Left to Right) Dj Journey, EMCity, Ravin Dave, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Sweet Chuck, Nyiela Barret, Dillon Heins.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - New York City, S.C.R.D. (Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave) along with Dj Journey, EMCity, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Nyiela Barret and Dillon Heins along with Jonathan B. Ragle (Photographer/Director) at the Norwood Club during a private friends and family premiere screening of Downtown [Official Video]. Official release is Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

DOWNTOWN FEAT MARISSA LICATA EDDY EYEBALL EMCITY DJ JOURNE

 

Directed By: Jonathan B. Ragle / Charles J. Jugans III / David R. Iannone Jr.

Written By: Jonathan B. Ragle / Charles J. Jugans III / David R. Iannone Jr. / Emilia M. Wilson

Executive Producer Digital-Galactic, Inc.

Lead Producer - Charles J. Jugans III; Producer - David R. Iannone Jr.

Co-Produced By JBR

Producer - Jonathan B. Ragle; Production Coordinator - Dillon Heins

Cinematography: Jonathan B. Ragle

Co-Art Directors: Sweet Chuck / Ravin Dave / Jonathan B. Ragle

Assistant Art Director : Emilia M. Wilson

Edited By: Jeremie Dameme / David R. Iannone Jr.

Camera Operator: Jonathan B. Ragle

Location Manager: S.C.R.D.

Digital Colorist: Derek Amengual

Digital Capture: Maria Herron

Titles & Graphic Design: Ravin Dave

Craft Service Lead: S.C.R.D.

Craft Service Assistants: Felipe, Kevin & GPB Crew

Casting: S.C.R.D. / Jonathan B. Ragle

Stylists: Lizzie Arneson

Behind the Scenes Photography: Bruce Dumont

Starring: Sweet Chuck, Ravin Dave, EMCity, Maria Del Mar Gonzalez, Nyiela Barret, Showboat, Yo Bexxx, Victoria Edwards, Kesha Blake, Big Hollywood, 187 Sound, Dj Journey, Felipe

Extras (in no particular order): Jezza Regoyal-Estaris, Jessica Israel, Kim Ross, Tori Long, Jefferson Pierre, Kevin Lynch

S.C.R.D. managed by Charles J Jugans III. and David R. Iannone Jr.

Special Thanks To: Ryan Reynolds, Jared L, Kevin, Jason Oswald, Mahsa, Jenny, Eric, Billy, Stephanie, Franny, El Jefe, Scully and the rest of the neighborhood who put up with us and our shenanigans. RIP Steve D.