Chicago house veteran Roy Davis Jr. joins us for the 77th edition of the Phonica Mix Series.
Growing up in The Windy City as a child, it was the likes of DJ Pierre, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Marshall Jefferson and Lil’ Louis that first got Roy Davis Jr. switched on to dance music. At the age of twelve, Roy started spinning himself, and by the time the early ‘90s had come around he had been employed by the legendary New York-based label Strictly Rhythm as their A&R scout.
Around the same time, Roy’s own music was starting to take off, and his productions have since been picked up by such labels as Green Velvet’s Cajual, Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk’s Roulé, Peacefrog and Large – from which his 1996 anthem ‘Gabriel’ was released. He also co-runs the Undaground Therapy Muzik label with his longtime friend Odell Braziel.
Roy describes his sound as “soul-electronic” – bringing together the sounds of garage, disco, r&b, house, hip-hop and soul – something that is very well reflected in his masterful 75 minute-long mix recording below. Check back for the full-length interview that will be coming soon. Enjoy!
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