Ray Seiler is no stranger to presenting cutting edge and genre defying dance music. The New Jersey native was born in the late 1970's. His parents' record collection was the gateway to his lifelong fascination with music of all types including rock, soul, funk and R&B. Eventually, he set out on his own record collecting which became the very outlet that yielded a highly talented DJ-turned-producer.
Ray took part in, and experienced the underground dance music culture of NYC in the early 90's. He frequented key events such as the legendary Storm Raves, Disco 2000, Save The Robots and Sound Factory Bar. At home, he would record DJ mixes that proved to be not only memorable, but these unbelievably creative mixes effortlessly showcased the best music of the era, while sharing common themes and possessing an epic feel. The result was a complete transformation of the listeners' experiences, much like journeys to unforgettable locations. These mixes helped establish Ray's first DJ appearances in New York. He’s held three residencies in NYC as well as had sets alongside many industry veterans. Ray also has opened up for acts such as Buju Banton, Matisyahu, Bassnectar and Soundtribe Sector 9 to name a few.
During the time Ray was crafting highly sought after DJ sets, he was acquiring components for a home studio. Recently, he's had two EP's 'Don't Tread On Me' and 'Durban Detroit' released on Deep House Records and a remix on Soul Deep Inc. His new release "Modes" is out on Nylon Trax. He offers a future catalog of music spanning the sounds of techno, house, jazz and soul. For the past six years, he has also hosted a weekly radio show at www.buttersoulcafe.com.
Ray is a fast rising artist, striving to spread the gospel of his House Music even further. His creative expression continues, recording more original music while expressive DJ sets help bring together the masses onto dance floors. Ray aspires to uphold his mantra; to spread only the good and shine light on a sometimes dark world through his conscious thought of unity, woven throughout all he does.
Bruce S has been playing music for the past 4 ½ decades. Back then danceable R&B was just coming to the forefront-smooth slow music was the big thing. In the mid 70s in Brooklyn (where Bruce S was born), they were starting to have block parties with mobile DJs that had stacks of speakers. There was also another place called Riis Beach where all the soulful dance music was being played. That's when things started to blow up!
Fast forwarding to the late 70s, clubs started opening like Promoter, Manor, Scramouch and Nell Gwynns where they played disco music. During this era Bruce S discovered his passion for all types of music. While hanging out in clubs like Cesoir, The Loft, Buttermilk Bottom, The Gallery and the one and only Paradise Garage, he noticed parties were on another level-gigantic sound systems, large crowds and fruit bars were the norm.
People would come together to dance and party all night long until the next day, that's where Bruce S learned his extensive musical knowledge. Bruce S. can be heard every Friday 6pm-8pm dropping some serious musical wisdom, playing all types of music.
Music is for the mind, body and soul no matter who you are or where you came from. Music heals and bring the masses together—all races, creeds and sexes. Powerful as it may be-we can all enjoy a natural euphoria.
“Music has the power to put you in a trance, funny music makes you want to dance”….
Gary Bartz…LOVE IS THE MESSAGE…
Mike Strick is from the Morristown/Dover,NJ Area. He began his musical interest in the mid 1970's as a guitarist. When the young band needed money for equipment Strick began DJ'ing for parties and school events. As his popularity grew he started to take DJ'ing serious. In 1980 he attended New York School Of Announcing & Speech and was a regular guest DJ on Morristown High School's radio station WJSV Hosted by Tammi M.
Strick began doing residential terms at many lounges and clubs in the Morris County area and also rented out venues to host his own events. Some venues to mention were Reflections, D Downs, Dimeos, Mero's, Double D's, Nokturnal Lounge, Bennigans, B. Hathaways & many more with DJ's Naeem Johnson being a regular Guest DJ's. He often held Big Hotel events at Holiday Inn's & Ramada Inn's for years with comedians & recording artist. A few of his favorite DJ influences were Larry Levan, Shep Pettibone, Boyd Jarvis & Toni Humphries. Mike Strick is a resident DJ for the Floorwerk party which began in 2009 ( held at Club Elevation-Irvington, NJ and formerly at Coffee Cave-Newark, NJ) and resident for Spinz & Pinz.
He has played all over New Jersey - Tri State Area as a Club & Mobile DJ. He loves doing mobile parties. His mixes can be heard on Souncloud (djmikestrick) & Mixcloud (djmikestrick).