The New Life of the Party: Soulstream Networks


What with the demise of so many local house music venues in recent years, it’s a wonder Toronto hasn’t completely managed to stick a fork in the progressive dance movement. While some may consider house music a hangover from more innocent premillenial times others feel the itch of that phantom limb even more profoundly now that this city keeps amputating clubs that cater to those upstart soul sounds. Some even have enough audace to try and change the status quo.
Well as of last week, our fair city got its very own dance dance revolution when its premiere source for soulful, funky, underground house music got a facelift and a relaunch– and Soulstream Networks has never looked better. It’s always sounded great though, broadcasting for the past two years with a wide variety of DJs streaming wicked raw vibes 24-7 through your computer speakers via realplayer or sending sparks through those lil white earbuds as podcasted archive shows available from the website or through an iTunes subscription.
Soulstream Networks is the brianchild of some of The city’s best and brightest (and unheralded though that’ll soon change with the launch of the companion record label SSR) musicicans and producers: Martino Lozej, Marco Marquez and Adam ‘Suges’ Sugar. Their passionate commitment to this project and zeal for exposing those with discerning tastes to a underreprestented style of music ensures the quality of content on Soulstream Networks is always high. Soulstream’s commitment to the cutting edge is beginning to attract DJs from New York to New Zealand to contribute guest mixes and regular shows covering a wide variety of underground music styles from deep house to d’n’b, dub to disco, oldschool hip hop and even jazz for the purists with a Sunday night show hosted by Martino.

The Soulstream mission is simple: build a new, grass roots dance movement from the street on up. Getting organised and get down, the Future looks bright for the lads at Soulstream. Watch this space for updates on Soulstream live events and record releases from SSR artists.


1 Response to “The New Life of the Party: Soulstream Networks”

  1. 1 Amber Light March 16, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    Frank you sexy man. I love the blog. I gave up blogging for lent. LIE!

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