Soundfront Underground Radio Program.
Soundfront Underground is a 2 hour electronic radio program which travels in available FM/internet airspace currently reaching 3 million listeners and growing. It is a public service for the global community with interviews of artists/DJ/Producers in each hour and a mix of a variety of dance music.
Sapphirecut is not a PR company and does not charge or discriminate on this show. A wide variety of sounds have been included to date from Ferry Corsten, James Holden, Steve Porter, Omid 16B, Chris Fortier, Frankie Bones, Infusion, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Tom Stefan, Gemini Wolf, Pole Folder, King Britt, John Bourke, The Kandywhales, Justin Paul, Saeed Younan, Murray Richardson, Behrouz, Solvent, Gavin Keitel, Geogg Gains, Pete Moss, Nigel Richards, etc ...it is about bringing the sound Together.
Week of 12/10/2005
Interview with Darude in the mid section of the mix
1."Together" Sapphirecut(16B Remix)Twisted Records
2."Pictures" Timo Maas ft. Brian Molko from Timo Maas new CD Pictures A&E Records
3."Ends of the Earth" Sun (Paul Oakenfold Club Edit) Strange Hotel Music
4."Gypsy" Armin Van Buuren ft. Ray Wilson from
Shivers Ultra records
5."As the Rush Comes" ft. Jes Motorcycle(Gabriel and Dresden Swing Strings Mix)Positiva
6."Sandstorm" Darude Strictly Rhythm Records
7.Interview with Darude and portions of his Rush 2 CD..visit www.darude.com for details
a)Serendipity b)Rush 3)Music(Original Mix)
8."I'd Say Yes" Pornorama ft. Leleiwa Sapphirecut dark Dub special vocal edit Illustrious Records
9."Perfect love" Simply red Lee Cabrera Lower Eastside Dub Verve Forecast
10."Mitral" GTR(Garrett Emery) Five AM Records
11."Before It All Changes" Pole Folder from his Zero Gold CD Bedrock
12."Hurricane" Mike Shivers and Elevation Alter Ego records
Interview with Mikey Dorje in the mid section
1."The Echo Game" Chris McNaughty's naudio mix
2."My Own Worst Enemy" ft. Natalie Leonard from "Dave Seaman Presents Audiotherapy"
Wlsh and Coutre mix www.therapymusic.co.uk
3."Say Hello" Aphasia from Three:Halluciendo Systems Recordings
4."Rage in the Cage" Steve Porter from Homegrown I FDS records
5."This Kiss" Nadia Ali Frank Bailey club Mix Ultra records
6."Superstar" King Britt ft. Ilana Santilli (Next generation remix)The Beat Generation
7.Interview with Mikey Dorje of dorjemusic.com and a)"Flashlight" Mikey Dorje ft Michal the Girl
b)"Shooting Star" Dorje and DJ Alanis ft. Tars Sloan
c)"Color of love" Dorje and DJ Taubin
8."Days of Swine and Roses" Thrill Kill Kult(D:FUSE and Hiratzka Mix)from "People 3 People Clubbing by D:FUSE Both Sides of the Picture Moist Music
9."UDG New Generation" Garbage Kai ElectricTribal Mix
10."Spirals" Blue(Reloaded) from Balance 008 Desyn Masiello EQ Recordings
11."Strange Dimensions" Jiva from DJ Sessions mixed by John Digweed Ingrroves and Bedrock
Show from the Week of 12/10/2005
Darude (Finnish artist/producer/dj Ville Virtanen) found dance music while he was still in school. He practically gave himself carpal tunnel syndrome by constantly holding his finger on the pause button of a tape deck while trying to catch the latest tunes off his favorite radio show. Darude says his "education" and broad taste in music dates back to those active radio-listening years. He says he gets inspired by other people's great music, among other things, and I think it's fair to say that he's probably inspired a fair share of aspiring djs and electronic musicians himself.
It actually took quite a long time for him to realize that he could one day make music of his own. After a friend showed him what could be done with a regular PC and a simple tracker program, his studies started going downhill and time spent next to the computer increased exponentially. He soon moved on to sound modules and samplers in need of better sounds and more variety. These days he's combining the best of both hardware and software tools in making music and performing live. He's considered somewhat of a tech freak wanting to try out the new stuff as soon as he gets his hands on them.
The name Darude developed gradually during a long period of time. Ville played one particular song several times in a row at a friend's pre-party: 'Rude Boy' by Swedish artist Leila K. Friends started to call him 'Rude Boy', which developed to 'The Rude', 'Da Rude' and finally Darude.
Darude's career began after slipping a demo cd to one of his idols, acclaimed Finnish dance producer, Jaakko 'JS16' Salovaara. Jaakko immediately became interested in what he heard and signed Darude that instant to his label, 16 Inch Records. Then, in co-operation with Ville, Jaakko produced Ville's track called 'Sandstorm'.
'Sandstorm' went directly to #1 position on the Finnish Dance Chart and dominated that spot for 17 weeks. The song found its way to UK via the Internet and was signed by Neo Records. In June 2000, Darude became the first Finnish artist ever to reach the top 3 positions on the UK single chart.
'Sandstorm' sold platinum in Scandinavia and Ireland, and gold in the UK and Germany. The worldwide sales of 'Sandstorm' is about 1,5 - 2 million units. The single was also the world's best selling 12" vinyl of 2000.
The second single, 'Feel The Beat', went to #1 on the Finnish Dance Chart, the UK Club Chart, Mixology Dance Chart UK, and the Australian Dance Chart. Altogether it conquered the Top 3 in ten countries. Darude's debut album, 'Before The Storm', sold double platinum in Finland and gold in Canada. The worldwide sales are about 600.000 - 800.000 units.
Darude's success around the world kept him on the road performing live for a total of nine months in 2001. In the spring of 2002, Darude did his seven week 'Tour de Trance' in the USA, after which he took some well deserved vacation.
By summer 2003, Darude had finished working on his second album, 'Rush'. The first single from the album is simply entitled, 'Music'. The track conquered the #1 position on the Finnish Singles Chart, the Finnish Dance Chart and,for example, on the Polish Dance Chart. The second single, 'Next To You', followed the first single's success by taking the #1 position on the Finnish Singles Chart on release. Both singles received supported by some of the biggest names in the dj world (Tiesto, Ferry Corsten...) and were play-listed on several dance radio stations all over the world. Again, after the album release, Darude performed several live shows around the globe.
In addition to records, clubs and radio, you can hear Darude's music in Hollywood movies ('Ballistic, Ecks vs. Sever', 'Like Mike'), Playstation games, mobile ring tones, and heavily viewed sports broadcasts like the Olympics and the Ice Hockey World Championships.
In 2004, the world saw Darude taking another step in his career. In addition to the live performances, he started officially touring as a dj, which quickly turned out to be something he really loves and is now an inseparable part of his career. His style is a mix of progressive and uplifting melodic trance, but he's not too shy to throw in some tech, breaks and house flavor with even occasional heavy metal samples. His energetic sets have clearly proven to people that there's a lot more to Darude than his signature track,'Sandstorm', since after only one year of spinning, he has been voted onto the renowned charts The DJ Magazine's Top100 list 2004 (UK) & BPM Magazine's America's Favorite DJ list 2004 and 2005 and gained a top position in The DJ List.com's chart.
Musician, producer and composer, Mikey Dorje loves music. This multi-talented artist has developed a career in music incorporating everything from live electronic performances, live acoustic performances, studio work producing music for himself and other artists, producing music for film, television and much more.
Born in Boulder, Colorado , Mikey Halpern was given the middle name Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), a Tibetan term meaning "Thunderbolt", by renowned Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Dorje continues to study Buddhism today. As a young child, Dorje's interest in music was apparent as he would record made up songs and melodies with a cheap tape recorder, his voice, cheep children’s keyboards and what ever else made a sound. He moved to Kyoto, Japan with his family at the age of nine and began playing guitar soon afterward. At the age of fourteen he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he studied music at The Royal Canadian Conservatory of Music, formed his first band and started performing live and producing music on a 4-track. By the age of seventeen Dorje was playing mini tours across eastern Canada and had upgraded to a high-end 8-track and was producing demos for many local artists, contributing directly to record deals and other achievements. Soon he would be co-producing and performing on albums in major label standard studios with people such as Laurence Currie (Producer - Sloan) and eventually building his own studio, Prince of Thieves Studios in Toronto, where he resides currently.
In Toronto Dorje has written and produced music for various record labels and has had his music licensed by major companies such as Molson Canada Ltd., CBC Television, Computer Music Magazine and award winning independent films. He has performed live headlining shows across Ontario, New York and Montreal and has worked in the studio or performed live with artists such as Darren Shearer (Drums - The New Deal), Tara Slone (Vocals - Joydrop), Bryden Baird (Trumpet - Esthero), Michal The Girl (Vocals - ATB), Dave Williams (Keys – k-os) and Angel Alanis to name a few. As well, Dorje has produced the official ringtones for artists such as Madonna, Sting and 311 for their official websites.
Dorje's diverse background allows him to push the boundaries of traditional genres of music as he mixes together breakbeat, house, funk, drum n bass, hip-hop, pop, rock, classical and everything in between; All seamlessly tweaked and twisted into a groove that you can't help but get into and get down to!