Mr.V

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  • Show Times: Sole Channel Cafe Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00

Experiencing Mr. V's (AKA Victor Font) DJ sets, original productions, or remixes is like taking a trip back in time to dance music's golden age. Before superstar DJs took over the spotlight, dance music was a cultural phenomenon that did what no other form of music could do – bring people together. It didn't matter what race or sexual orientation you came from because dance music was all about embracing our differences and creating a homogeneous vibe.

 

The music was built heavily on traditional song structures and lots of heart and soul. DJs played whatever it took to get the party going and the music was never predictable. It is with this classic spirit and enthusiasm that New York City's Mr. V targets today's dance music world. Mr. V is a throwback in the purest sense.

 

 

Growing up in the 1980's the open-minded Mr. V was heavily influenced by House, Hip-Hop, Latin, Garage and Disco classics, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz. Mr. V was enamored by the role a DJ commanded over a crowd and was taken by the talents of his friend Lord G., who had a weekly Thursday night party in New York City. Despite wanting to be a professional DJ, it wasn't until he met the legendary Louie Vega that he found his calling. "Louie used to have his party called "Underground Network," and that's where I discovered a deeper taste for house music. I always wanted to be a DJ, but Louie's type of music – that whole soulful sound – is what I wanted to play," says Mr. V.

 

 

Louie Vega saw the drive and potential in Mr. V and hired the young Nuyorican DJ / producer as his assistant at the world famous Masters At Work label. In this position Mr. V was given a rare glimpse into the global dance scene and before long was taking to the decks alongside his mentor. Currently, Mr. V is one of the fastest rising names on the circuit. Stylistically, Mr. V has a wildly eclectic sound that brings spontaneity back to the art of DJing. "Sometimes I just pull stuff [out of the DJ bag] out of the blue. I like to keep people guessing. I play things that I don't think other people are playing – I'll play a house-rock record or some classic stuff. It's always different and depends on the vibe," he says.

 

 

In addition to his busy DJ schedule – Mr. V has displayed his turntable talents at many popular nightclubs across the globe – he is also making quite a name for himself as a producer. In 2001, along with partner Alix Alvarez, Mr. V launched his own label Sole Channel Music as a way to release music with complete control and artistic freedom. To date, he has released four singles on the label including his most famous track, "Something (Wit' Jazz)." Mr. V has also released original productions and remixes for other labels including Vega Records (featuring the massive tracks "Jus' Dance", Louie Vega feat Mr. V "V Gets Jazzy" and "Put Your Drink Down"), Ricanstruction Label, Underground Collective Recordings, King Street Sounds, Hustle Music, City Deep Music, Large Music and Defected Records. 2007 was a big year for Mr. V as it we saw the release of his much anticipated debut album, Welcome Home. Combining his multifaceted skills as a DJ / producer / remixer, and with an ear towards dance music's roots, Mr. V is a name to watch out for!

 

 

Discography:

 

Original Productions:

Mr.V - "Un Dia Bonito" - SOLE channel Music 2005
Mr.V - "Somethin' (Wit' Jazz)" - SOLE channel Music 2005
Mr.V - "Jus' Dance" - Vega Records 2005
Mr.V - "The Drum" - Vega Records 2005
Mr.V featuring Miss Patty and Alix Alvarez "DEEP"(House Music) - Ricanstruction Label 2004
Mr.V - "In Loving Memory" - SOLE channel Music 2004
Mr.V - "Revolution" - SOLE channel Music 2004
Mr.V – "Make Peace" Vega/Defected Records 2006
Mr.V – "It's Broke" – Vega/Defected Records 2006
Miss Patty – "You Ain't Treating Me Right" - SOLE channel Music 2005
Mr.V feat. Selan – "Bring Your Rhythm" – Vega/Defected Records 2006
Mr.V – "Mr.Bongo" – Vega/Defected Records 2006
Mr.V – "SOLE-Ocho" – SOLE channel Music 2006
Mr.V – "All The Way" – SOLE channel Music 2007
Mr.V - "H.O.U.S.E" - SOLE channel Music 2008
Mr.V - "Circle Track" - SOLE channel Music 2008
Mr.V feat. Miss Patty - "And I Know" - SOLE channel Music 2008
Mr.V - "Below Your Radar" - SOLE channel Music 2008
Mr.V - "Bring The Beat Back" - SOLE channel Music 2009
Mr.V - "I Can Sing" - SOLE channel Music 2009
Mr.V - "Breakers Theme" - SOLE channel Music 2009
Mr.V - "Yo" - SOLE channel Music 2009

 

 

Remixes:

 

Jihad Muhammed feat. Carolyn Victorian - "Melt In U" - Hustle Music - 2005
Dj Romain & Jon Cutler Feat. Jeannie Hopper - "De Ja Vu" - King St. Sounds – 2005
Roy Ayers – "I Am Your Mind" - Rapster Records - 2005
Johnny Dangerous – "Beat That Bitch" - King St. Sounds – 2006
Dj Pap feat. Cei-Bei – "Your Too Close" - CityDeep Music –2006
Demarkus Lewis feat. Lady Sah – "Untitled Love Affair" - Shack Music – 2006
Miss Patty – "Get Over It" - SOLE channel Music – 2006
Mayu – "Stretch My Arms" – King Street Sounds – 2006
Tiger Stripes – "Missing You" – Slip n' Slide – 2006
Osunlade – "Soul Galactic" – King St. Sounds 2006
Peven Everette - "Everyday Girl" - Abb Soul Records 2006
A Taste Of Honey's – "Essential" – Women On Wax Records 2007
Blaze – "Breathe" – Slip n' Slide Records 2007
Roland Clark - "Have A Good Time" - King Street Sounds 2007
Studio Apartment feat. Blaze - "The Rising Sun" - King Street Sounds 2007
Phonique - "John" - Dessous Records 2007
Jill Scott - "Hate On Me" - Hidden Beach Recordings 2007
Jay Sean - "Maybe" - 2point9records 2008
V - "Born Again" [Mr.V & Boddhi Satva Remix] - Vega Records 2008
Soni - "Here To Stay" - Vega Records 2008
Miss Patty - "Get To Know You" - SOLE channel Music 2008

 

 

Collaborations:

 

Anane feat. Mr.V – "Move, Bounce, Shake" - Vega Records - 2005
Anane feat. Mr.V - "Let Me Love You" - Vega Records - 2005
Halo feat. Mr.V - "Change" - Large 2005
Louie Vega feat. Mr.V - "V Get's Jazzy (2005)" - Vega Records - 2005
The Househedz - "The Anthem" - Underground Collective Recordings 2003
Franck Roger feat. Mr.V – "Come Back To Me" – Real Tone Records
Mr.V feat. Miss Patty – "Da Bump" – Vega/Defected Records 2006
Mr.V & Louie Vega – "Put Your Drink Down" – Vega/Defected Records 2006
Oskido feat. Mr.V & Miss Patty - "South Africa" - EISH Music 2006
Mr.V feat. XL – "On Da Grind" – Vega/Defected Records 2006
Mr.V feat. Jae Barz & Leah Beabout – "Wind Your Body" – Vega/Defected Records 2006
Copyright feat. Mr.V & Miss Patty - "Shake Shit Up" - Defected 2008
Mr.V & Alix Alvarez - "Move" - SOLE channel Music 2008
Miss Patty - "Get To Know You" - SOLE channel Music 2008

 

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