Before today there was yesterday and after tomorrow is the future. Elyte and Cnyce’s paths were crossed for all time when a Sun Ra light beam sent from Saturn collided with the P-Funk Mothership and sent them tumbling to earth. Now, Soul Clap time travels on a musical spaceship of dopeness to make girls shake their butts and dudes say “oooooh”.
As children on earth, they were driven to understand the history of dance music and found their teacher in original boston disco DJ Caril Mitro who admitted them into the temple of Vinyl Connection (whose members included Dimitri From Paris and Frankie Knuckles plus many more). Caril taught Soul Clap that “house wears many hats” and instilled the sounds of New York, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia while fostering an addiction to digging that has become a worldwide quest to acquire the best vinyl and download every good song on the planetary-interweb.
Soul Clap’s training goes beyond history lessons to mastering all the elements of the DJ: knowledge, mixing, programming, performance and experience. They honed their knowledge, Elyte taught a college course about dance music and Cnyce worked for UK booking agency MN2S. They locked themselves in a basement until their mixing was flawless and traveled the universe observing the most advanced programmers (Josh Wink, Carl Craig, Francois K). Then they went out into the world to perform at Ministry of Sound in London, Paradiso in Amsterdam, Avalon in Los Angeles, Rise in Boston, and in smaller places in New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Mars and Jupiter plus dancefloors in other galaxies that you haven’t heard. 20 years of experience has prepared Soul Clap to free your mind, and your ass will follow.
By harnessing the past Soul Clap looks to the future and plays a seminal role for Boston dance music. They perform simultaneously with 4 turntables and 2 mixers, as well as with percussionists, saxophonists and sometimes with full bands of live musicians. They organize parties with DJs like Carl Craig, King Britt, Josh Wink, Questlove, J-Boogie, Alix Alvarez and The Rub. They bring their cosmic vision to earth with original production, record custom mixes for FILA, Intercontinental Hotel Group and Nanette Lepore, as well as produce The Adventures of Soul Clap Podcast (available on iTunes). Always pushing new boundaries, always traveling time and space, Soul Clap is the Great White Hope.
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