Interview: Party Time with Tortured Soul


After throwing down at their recent Stage 48 show in NYC, Tortured Soul gave us their take on the evening and also offered us some bits on what’s next!

Giant Step: Congratulations on a great night at Stage 48 in NYC earlier this month! What was your highlight of the evening?

John-Christian Urich: Well NYC is my home town (I was born and raised in Manhattan). With all the constant talk about how NYC isn’t what it used to be, it was good to see that that isn’t true if you know the right party to go to. Some old school heads are indeed still around holding down the fort, and coming out to get down on the dance floor (with many new I might add!) and support soulful house and live music.

Giant Step: How was it to share the stage with DJ Spinna? Each collaboration brings about a unique energy – anything in particular that moves you about this synergy?

John-Christian Urich: What is great about Spinna is that he approaches each production he’s involved in as its own special creation. The remixes he has done with us start from scratch. He doesn’t just throw a vocal over some pre-programmed beats and see what happens; he crafts a remix.

The same can be said about the music he chooses to play at a live show. What he decides to play for a Tortured Soul event is different than what he’ll do for one of his other nights. He discussed with us beforehand what we were going to play, what tempo we wanted to start at and various other details, which helped to make the night a better collaboration for us, and a more special night for the audience.

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NYC: Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna At Stage 48 – Tonight

Expect the unexpected and join us tonight for a unique show featuring the soulful electro-dance trio Tortured Soul. We are pleased to see them returning to New York to work their hard-driving magic. Now officially up online around the world, their new single “Dirty” features several fabulous remixes including one from DJ Spinna. If that was not enough, Spinna himself will be also rocking the turntables with his very special eclectic selection of soulful house, Afrobeat, funk, dance classic, and more.

Get there early as Brooklyn Afrobeat band Zongo Junction will take you on an aural journey and Aaron Dae will present a soulful and funky set.

Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul & DJ Spinna with Zongo Junction and Aaron Dae
Thursday, March 14th
Stage 48, 605 W. 48th Street
New York, NY

Doors: 8 PM

Tickets will be available at the door

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NYC: Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna At Stage 48 – 3/14

We’re very pleased to present soulful electro-dance trio Tortured Soul on Thursday, March 14th at Stage 48. The group recently released their single “Dirty”, which features several fabulous remixes, including one from DJ Spinna. It’s fitting then that Spinna will be joining the show, providing his eclectic selection of soulful house, Afrobeat, funk, and more for your dancing pleasure.

Tickets are already on sale here.

Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna
Thursday, March 14th
Stage 48
605 W. 48th St. @ 11th Avenue
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New Track: Tortured Soul – “Dirty”


Soulful electro-dance band Tortured Soul has just released their new single, “Dirty,” which they tout to be “all about showing your inner freak.” The original track and its live version are both available for free stream and download below.

Also released today are remixes by DJ Spinna, DJ Pepsi, Makoto, and Sir Piers. Transporting “Dirty” to new dimensions, these remixes make sure you experience this song to the fullest degree. The remixes can also be streamed and are available for purchase below.

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New Release: Analog Players Society – ‘Hurricane Season In Brooklyn’


Analog Players Society today release Hurricane Season In Brooklyn, their lush and rich new album that bursts with flavor.

The beauty of the Analog Players Society is the impressive array of artists that comprise the collective. Led by Amon, who’s who musicians from around the Brooklyn music scene jumped in on this project. Players include members from TV On The Radio, Tortured Soul, Escort, Beirut, Si*Se, Blitz the Ambassador and Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble.

The sounds are a colorful medley of funk, afrobeat, soul, and dub. Yum. Stream the entire project below and enjoy!

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