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Basic Soul Unit / Oct 2013 Chart
25.09.2013

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Stuart Li aka Basic Soul Unit was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Toronto, Canada. His interest in club music started as a teenager in the late 80's listening to Toronto’s independent radio stations and hanging out in the multicultural city’s thriving after hours warehouse parties where DJ'
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Stuart Li aka Basic Soul Unit was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Toronto, Canada. His interest in club music started as a teenager in the late 80's listening to Toronto’s independent radio stations and hanging out in the multicultural city’s thriving after hours warehouse parties where DJ's were playing New York, Chicago and Detroit based house music. Working at Cosmos Records store during the late 90's led Stuart to dig further into disco, jazz, soul, funk, Latin, Brazilian. During the late 90’s, Stuart started Djing various musical styles at various lounges, bars and clubs in Toronto. With this wide spectrum of interest in music, Stuart’s strength as a DJ is his versatility. Depending on the night and the crowd, he can throw down Detroit influenced techno, Jacking Chicago style sounds, Soulful NYC house, pulsing minimal tracks, disco, jazz, funk, Latin, Brazilian, broken beat and sometimes even a combination of all these. Stuart started producing as Basic Soul Unit in 2003 with his first track "Basic Soul" on Toronto’s Iwanai Music. As with his Djing style, Stuart’s music can swing from lush and soulful Detroit inspired numbers to jacking minimal beats (all with hints of above aforementioned influences). Subsequently he has released music on Left Of The Dial (Canada), Versatile Records (France), Mule Electronic (Japan) and Mathematics Recordings (US). Basic Soul Unit has been getting played and charted across a spectrum of music enthusiasts from the nujazz and broken beat crowd to deep house heads and techno aficionados. There’s more to come from Basic Soul Unit in 2009. Stuart (along with good friend and DJ cohort Jason Ulrich) will be heading the re-launch of “Left Of The Dial Recordings” in charge of A&R and Creative direction. Besides being a base for his own releases, the label will also feature local and international talent known and unknown (including releases from the likes of Tony Lionni, up and comer Jacob Korn, Alton Miller and K Alexi).
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Detroit Techno
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