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Earl Grae


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hey, I’m Earl Grae!! DJ/Producer based out of Knoxville, TN, USA! I’m a bit of an eclectic DJ, in the sense that, what I play you will not here in any of the clubs around here. I play music that moves my soul yet still keeps the dance floor jumping! My genres will span from early Soul/Funk, to Hip Hop, to Disco, Deep Disco, to House.

You can taste it here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/Secret_Societe/boogie-2-the-top-live-scruffy-city-hall-3716-feat-earl-grae/

I also run a Lifestyle Brand which you can check out here:

https://www.facebook.com/creatorclothing/


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


My first major influences were local DJs on the scene, back home in Indianapolis, IN. They were Hip Hop DJs. DJs that played GOOD, Quality Hip Hop. DJs that kept the dance floor buzzing. I was already collecting records at the time and sampling for my own beats. As a hobby really. They are the true reason why I became a DJ. As time went on, relocating a couple times, I began to get into other types of music. I had always loved old Soul/Blues/Funk music, but I fell in love with Disco after I copped a huge stash from a thrift store. At that time I was already playing out in local bars and clubs. Spinning Soul/Funk. I had never realized how much everyone else loved Disco (the name was almost taboo at the time). But once I saw that dance floor bump, it’s primarily been disco ever since. Sprinkle in some House music, Hip Hop throwbacks, 70’s & 80’s Funk, and you’ve got an Earl Grae set.

Through this journey, my taste in music has definitely changed. I can remember when you used to only here underground Hip Hop coming from my stereo. Now it mostly House and Disco. I also play a lot of Deep Dub and Deep Disco depending on the setting. Lately I’ve also been really digging a lot of what I would call World Vibes. I wouldn’t even know where to categorize most of it. It’s not quite a Balearic sound, though you would probably hear a lot of these artists in Ibiza or something. It’s deep, it’s almost hypnotizing. Its the music that almost tells you to stop dancing because it is touching you so deeply.


What´s new right now?


So my Hip Hop crew, Ol’ Madness, based out of St. Petersburg, FL just dropped a new project called The Hearts of Men. We call it grown man rap. It’s that true, uncut, gritty, raw Hip Hop that always gets your head bobbin’. We put a lot of work into the project. You can check it out here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/music/album/ol-madness/hearts-of-men/8d6kgwxnqv2g
I also have an EP in the works. Following my current sounds, it will be somewhat a of deep, dark, dancy type thing. Be on the lookout for it in 2018. Find me on IG @earlgraeofficial to stay up on my shenanigans, and check me out on facebook to stay up to date on my musical journey:
https://www.facebook.com/earlgraeofficial

PEACE!!!!

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How do you personally discover new music?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?



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http://www.soundcloud.com/earlgraeofficial

http://www.facebook.com/earlgraeofficial

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/EarlGrae/

 

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