Episode 107 - That Oakland - Detroit CONNECT!
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2nd Room Guest DJ
Live Painting | Artisan Vendor Village | Local Cuisine
Every 4th Saturday
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA | 9pm - 3am
$5 B4 10pm - $10 after | 21+
ON ALTON MILLER: Detroit based producer, singer and percussionist Alton Miller has been playing a fundamental role in defining House Music for over two decades.
Born in Chicago and raised in Detroit on Stevie Wonder, Santana, Parliament Funkadelic and the Philly Sound, Alton’s early roots in soul music led to an affinity for clubbing and the perfect storm of music, dance, and skill! That is required to create it. Alton began developing his deejaying skills under the electrifying energy of House Music founding fathers like Larry Levan and Timmy Regisford, whereas he was often going to Ron Hardy’s Music Box and Frankie Knuckles’s private loft parties in Chicago with some of his Detroit friends including a certain Derrick May.
A few years after, Alton along with his like-minded friends Chez Damier and George Baker, opened the legendary dance club, The Music Institute in Detroit in 1988. Since then, Alton has lived in Paris and South Africa, where he pursued his musical creativity process while representing the Detroit vibe. His travels allowed him to discover other cultures and to make a name for itself all around the globe. He toured in a lot of countries including Japan, Australia, South Africa, Europe and New Zealand. He has also had the pleasure of recording with some of the best independent labels in the industry, including Defected, Planet E, King Street, Nitegrooves, Trackmode Records, Seasons and Octave Lab.
Alton’s eclectic way of mixing, without ever being afraid of blending the old and the new, creates a magical vibe. Hearing the DJ perfectly sums up what House Music and Hi Tech Soul is all about.