The premise of Tortured Soul is easy enough: live house music.
Live. House. Music.
I'm not talking about DJs rocking the house with live percussion or other instrumentation. I'm talking about live, deep house music that makes you forget about whatever your previous problems were and dance like your life depended on it.
Those of you already familiar with Tortured Soul and their remixed songs by remix master DJ Spinna are probably asking why we are deciding to feature them now. I guess maybe because I'm hoping that this will somehow start the clamor for them to release new material or perhaps play a live show close to me (which for any TS members who may read this is in LA).
Introducing Tortured Soul
, released in 2004, created quite a stir within the deep house community, especially as they toured extensively and their live shows began recruiting a sizable fan base. I can honestly say that, after attending a show of theirs in 2004 where they were only supposed to play for 45 mintues and ended up playing for over 2 hours, barring Run DMC
's 1987 Tougher Than Leather
Tour, seeing TS live was one of the best shows that I have ever seen.
Brooklyn-based Tortured Soul, comprised of Christian Ulrich on lead vocals (and whose falsetto is even more amazing seen than heard) and drums, Ethan White on keyboards, and JKriv on bass and backing vocals, have a tendency to look like those missionaries on bicycles found in inner city neighborhoods of the Northeast, especially with their uniform of white short-sleeved oxford shirts, skinny black ties, and black pants. But, trust me, the only word their spreading is that house music is the truth. And you'd best believe it.
Tortured Soul: "Always In Heaven When I'm With You (DJ Spinna mix)"
DJ Spinna feat. Christian Ulrich from Tortured Soul: "Show Us How You Fly"