Slater Hogan - Colors DJ Promo
Wed 28th Nov, 2007 ITM-FMin
Slater Hogan, One of the USA’s finest exponents of jumpin’ and bumpin’, four to the floor, party house music. Considered by many as one of the more diverse and inventive house DJs, Slater – along with partners John Larner and Shawn Collins – owns and operates two of the most respected record labels; Muzique Boutique and Herbal Essence. Slater has been producing and DJing for well over a decade and is well entrenched in the deep house genre, commanding respect from all their peers and fans alike. His production has appeared on mix compilations on labels such as Om Records and Ministry of Sound, and are played from some of the top jocks in the world including, Mark Farina, Pete Tong, Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, and Yousef, to name a few.
Conventional phrase-mixing is thrown out the window when Slater is behind the decks, instead he chooses to vary the mixing style up, often melding the melody lines of two tracks over a short 8-bar passage, creating a snappy cross-over yet maintaining a very seamless feel. Another aspect of his DJ style is to not only vary his mixing techniques, but also to vary the musical intensity in a consistent fashion. If there was an equaliser displaying a graph of his set’s audio dynamic range, it would be as wobbly as some of the bass lines he plays. So grab a drink, lace up your dancin’ shoes and get ready for a night of toe-tappin’, booty slappin’ madness on the dance floor, hand picked for lovers of upfront, underground house music.
Slater Hogan tours Australia in December:
Dec 8 – Monkey Tennis, Sydney
Dec 14 – TBA, Brisbane
Dec 15 – Smirnoff inthemix Xmas Party, Melbourne RSVP for free entry
Dec 21 – Geisha, Perth
Dec 22 – Electric Circus, Adelaide