Besides being an R&B fanatic since the age of 11, and today a true purist, connaisseur and tastemaker with his eye firmly set on the ever-evolving Black Music scene, DJ Soulchild is also a multi-talented musician who has been active in the Swiss R&B game for over 13 years.
His first major contribution to the scene started as a lead singer of Switzerland's popular and very-first R&B/Pop boyband "4tonite", which saw him win numerous talent competitions across Switzerland and Germany, and even provided him with the opportunity to support major acts, such as 112, Lumidee, Naturally 7 and Solange Knowles (Beyoncé's sister). After 9 years of endless highs and lows in the music industry, the group parted ways back in 2004 on a friendly basis.
Over the years, DJ Soulchild has developed himself into a self-made entrepreneur and icon on the Swiss R&B scene, not only by shaking up clubs across Europe as a well-respected DJ and thus earning his title as "The R&B King" with his selectively picked and unmistakably smooth sets, but also as a successful Event Manager / Artist Manager & Promoter / Booking Agent / Songwriter / Co-Producer / Remixer. The latter has even gained him airplay success in the UK with the support of major radio stations, such as BBC1Xtra, Kiss FM, Galaxy FM, SolarRadio, Hot 92 FM, Aston FM and Oxford 107.9 FM. If you're living in Switzerland, you'll have heard his interviews and hot mixtapes aired on Radio 105 Dope!, Radio X and Radio Basel 1 and Radio Rottu, seen him appear on TV stations such as Sat1, StarTV, TeleBasel and Tele24 or read about him in numerous leading international and national magazines and newspapers. In June 2008 the UK's no.1 selling Urban Lifestyle magazine TOUCH even published a full article in honour of his achievements.
What was once a dead and dried up Black Music scene in his hometown of Basel, has finally been revived over the past few years, thanks to DJ Soulchild's legendary party series “Soul Boutique”, “SoSoFresh”, “Like Woah!” and “Urban Lounge”, which he organizes as the co-owner of BraviRagazzi Entertainment, along with his partner and close friend Jay. The main focus of these events, is to introduce Basel to the freshest new and classic Urban sounds within a safe club atmosphere and simultaneously provide overseas exposure and performances for todays current and tomorrows up-and-coming R&B/Hip-Hop stars, as well as some of the world's best DJ's.
2008 was another big year for “Soulcheeezy”, as he is lovingly called by his friends and followers, with over 80 gigs in Switzerland and across the globe within this period, making him one of the countries most popular and sought-after DJ's of his genre. He has come a long way and looks back proudly, but humbly on his hard-earned success. But rest assured that this is only just the beginning – DJ Soulchild is here and he's here to stay. Watch out for some big and exciting new projects emerging in 2010...
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2009 has set in and marks the rise of a new-born star on the Swiss Urban Music horizon. Originally hailing from Fribourg, but now living in the suburbs of Basel, FayeB is destined to captivate listeners nation- and worldwide with her unique, strong, soulful voice, striking stage presence and natural charm. Her upcoming debut album "ARRIVAL", slated for Spring 2010, is currently in working progress and boasts an impressive array of international A-list collaborators, including U.S. hit-makers MARTIN KEMBER (2Pac Shakur, Raphael Saadiq, Kenny Lattimore), NATE BUTLER (Sugababes, Christina Milian, JoJo, 3LW), UK top-producers DC JOSEPH (Beverley Knight, Craig David, Lemar, En Vogue) and ALAN "2DARC" LA PORTE (TQ, Floetry, Sunshine Anderson, Mica Paris), and France's hot newcomer-producer STEPH ONE, amongst others. FayeB describes her music as "catchy, sophisticated Neo-Soul with a radio-friendly Pop-appeal". Whilst the contagious, funky, feel-good groove of "SOULMATE", the jazzy and dreamy "FINALLY", and the cool, laid-back head-bopper "IT'S ON ME (TONIGHT)" will stick in your mind and leave you humming them continuously after just one listen, FayeB also showcases her emotional side on the smooth, atmospheric midtempo jam "WANNA BE UR GIRL" and the beautiful, heart-felt ballad "THE WAY I LOVED YOU". What you're soon about to witness, is credible, classy Blue-Eyed-Soul on a level that has rarely been heard before in Switzerland. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised - don't say we didn't warn you...
i-SHAWN is the freshest new R&B singer/songwriter to emerge on Switzerland's Black Music scene, hailing from Geneva but originally from the Philippines. Being raised in a musical environment, he grew a strong interest and passion for singing at an early age after hearing his father perform as a professional singer and continuously practicing with his brothers and sister. After moving to Switzerland, he honed his vocal and performance skills by captivating audiences at numerous talent shows and club P.A.'s across the country, which finally lead to a meeting with already well-established “DirtySoul Records” producer and label owner Chris "The Bridge" Murith (Yvette Michelle, Willy Denzey, etc.) in 2003. The new-found chemistry between the two became evident whilst recording the first self-entitled 6-track EP within the same year. Continuing the good musical relationship, i-SHAWN dropped his first full-length 11-track album "Only You" in 2005. Word of the new R&B-cat on the block spread like a wild fire, and soon he found himself in the studio collaborating with local Rap heavyweights such as Opee and O.D. His second LP "Employee Of The Month" from 2007 still remains without doubt one of the most solid, credible and high-quality Swiss contemporary R&B albums ever released and has definitely raised the bar and set a standard for new arising Swiss talent. After working as a demo singer/songwriter for Japanese artists and recently touring with rising Swiss R&B/Pop princess Shana P. as a background vocalist, i-SHAWN has finally returned to the studio to start work on his brand-new, yet untitled album, which will feature various international collaborators, most notably U.S. top producer Bei Maejor (Ne-Yo, TreySongz, LeToya Luckett, Chingy, Plies, etc.). i-SHAWN's vocal delivery is warm, smooth, sultry and soulful, the sound is mature yet contemporary and the lyrics are deep and meaningful, which sets him apart from the usual clichés found in modern-day run-of-the-mill R&B. Showcasing growth and improvement with every release, his music has already surprised critics and reviewers, earned him respect, support and airplay from some of the UK's major radio DJ's and tastemakers, as well as local radio stations in the U.S., and is quickly gaining recognition from R&B fans and blog sites all over the world, especially in Europe and Asia. Many have tried and failed, but i-SHAWN has what it takes to fill the void and breathe new life into Switzerland's rather uncolourful and conservative music scene.