Mr. V - 5 Trax That Changed My Life
Experiencing Mr. V’s (AKA Victor Font) DJ sets, original productions, or remixes is like taking a trip back in time to dance music’s golden age. Before superstar DJs took over the spotlight, dance music was a cultural phenomenon that did what no other form of music could do – bring people together. It didn’t matter what race or sexual orientation you came from because dance music was all about embracing our differences and creating a homogeneous vibe. The music was built heavily on traditional song structures and lots of heart and soul. DJs played whatever it took to get the party going and the music was never predictable. It is with this classic spirit and enthusiasm that New York City’s Mr. V targets today’s dance music world. Mr. V is a throwback in the purest sense.
With influences from House, Hip-Hop, Latin, Garage and Disco classics, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz, His productions have found home on many prestigious labels like Vega Records, Nite Grooves, Dope Wax, King Street, Lost My Dog, Nervous, Tribe Records, Toolroom, Defected & his own imprints Muzik 4 Tomorrow & SOLE Channel Music.
1) St. Germain – “What’s New”
The album “Boulevard” is still considered a GEM at a time when US Producers were ruling the deep house, soulful scene in the 90’s, St. Germain brought it and delivered so well that most if not all true deep house heads consider the album a must own. Yet another NYC Sound Factory Bar Classic.
2) Masters At Work – “The Bounce“
It still strikes me as odd that they (maw) NEVER received a grammy for just being them and for opening so many doors in Dance Music, “The Bounce” was just a smidgen on the career of these 2 legends of the Dance Music game and of course a must-own for any house head.
3) Soho – “Hot Music”
Forever a classic house record and a great Wynton Marsalis sample find by the clever Pal Joey, i’ve played this at Bar Mitzvah’s and it rocked!!!
4) Dee-Lite – “Power Of Love“
This one touches me in my upbringing of house, Lady Miss Kier, the voice, the style, FUN but with a seriousness of music that you couldn’t deny, who doesn’t love, peace, party and music?.
5) Kyze – “Stomp”
I always think of NEW JERSEY but most importantly a radio jockey by the name of John Robinson who would play this on radio religiously, it was this record that introduced me to what we consider HIP-HOUSE a fusion of Hip Hop with House Music, this record made me believe that the 2 can co-exist.
Mr.V’s latest release ‘Jus Dance (10 Year Anniversary Remixes)’ out now on Traxsource.