SOUL BASEMENT

SOUL BASEMENT

BandEDMJazz

Nu-Jazz/House/Soul

Biography

Urban, soulful, jazzy, sophisticated, smooth, funky.... all words that aptly describe this amazing project. Combine the mood of emotional chords, the power of funky beats, and an innate soul-savvy sensibility, and you have arrived at the musical core that is Soul Basement. Conceived and created by Toriano who is one of the most promising musical talents Europe has to offer, Soul Basement is a project that has been turning heads ever since its inception in 1997. While staying true to its roots of jazz, soul and R&B music, Soul Basement has managed to put an exciting electronic twist on otherwise forgotten styles making its music a truly unique and engaging hybrid. Soul Basement represents what is new and refreshing in contemporary soul music. The many vocalists giving life and energy to the project (Simone Sheckles, Alessya Piermarini, Stephanie Harris, GenieQ, and Mike C. Diaz amongst the others...) and Toriano himself represent a cool blend of influences that unite in one, multi dimensional sound. As the name Soul Basement has become synonymous with deep soulful grooves, as well as urban, over-the-top live performances, it's easy to see why it has become one of the consistently top drawing acts in many Italian clubs, inspiring audiences of all kinds along the way. Soul Basement continues to reinvent itself, inspiring its ever-growing fan base with ongoing artistic evolution, synthesizing the most urban elements of modern soul music and old sound to keep the party cooling.

"Love the music, y'all got soul." [The Spinners]

"Nice vibes! Walk good!" [Lati, Brooklyn Funk Essentials]

"You guys are amazing!" [Shinichi Osawa, Mondo Grosso]

"Def sounds yo! Luv the grooves..." [Gene Perez, Masters At Work]

www.myspace.com/soulbasement2

Discography

"Cloudy Days" (1997)
"Time Is Ours" (2004)
"L.O.V.E." (2005)
"Little Hitches Of Living" (2005)
"Changes" (2006)
"The Awakening Of The Heart" (Coming Out Soon...)