Sunday, June 25, 2006

Guest Mix - Ursula 1000

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Ursula 1000

This month brings the first in a series of guest mixes that will be featured on illJazz.

Kicking it off is NY-based DJ/artist Ursula 1000, who has one of the freshest musical styles out there. One part funk, one part lounge, one part breakbeat...stirred in with a little house and hip-hop influence. This mix only offers a small glimpse of Ursula 1000’s sound, so if you’re in the NYC area, I highly recommend that you make a trip to APT to hear him live. Otherwise, check his DJ schedule as he plays all over the world.

The man behind Ursula 1000 is none other than the mild mannered, multi-instrumentalist Alex Gimeno. Alex's style evolved and transitioned from the sophisticated & hip background score provided by his father, a renowned member of the 50's Latin orchestra, Los Chavales De Espana, to the heady rock, punk, disco, funk and electronic dance music of his generation. Alex smoothly moves back and forth between musical styles from the glamorous Jet Set era to frenetic electronica. Alex cannot be boxed in, categorized or labeled, his music is a multi-leveled eclectic blend of styles and genres. Finding a label to house this eclecticism could be tricky. Lo and behold came the smart and highly respected Eighteenth Street Lounge Music label, operated by Washington DCs Thievery Corporation.

In addition to his monthly residency at APT in NYC, you can catch Alex dj-ing his transcontinental grooves at discothèques worldwide and for fashionistas like Prada, Issey Miyake, Hugo Boss, Miss Sixty, Fiorucci, H&M, Diesel and Christian Dior.

Alex has just released his latest studio album entitled, Here Comes Tomorrow, where he explores a mind meld of jazz, electro, latin, swing, ska, bossa nova, hip hop, psychedelia and glam rock. Featuring guests such as LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES, CRISTINA (of ZE RECORDS fame), MEMBERS OF GENTLE PEOPLE, QYPTHONE, CABARET NOIR, TOWER OF POWER, and MISTY ROSES.

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