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East Coast based producers Neil Kurland and Terreyl Kirton operate under the name Soul Mob. They produce house music that’s inseparable from the genre’s tradition but comes with both a widescreen ambition and a distinctly US underground edge. They can turn any dj booth into an infectious live show that seamlessly blurs the boundaries between dj-ing and playing live. They draw from a huge collection of custom loops, tracks and sounds which were generated during their studio sessions in the past 2 years, along with original material (the last remaining element of dj-ing in the show), however, everything is manipulated, morphed, re-arranged and treated on the fly.
Timeless, fresh, classic, contemporary and unmistakably theirs; Soul Mob’s sound is influenced by everything from deep Detroit techno, bumping garage, experimental combine with deadly, dirty, jackin, tech meets electronic house.
Soul Mob has tapped into a universal essence that excites DJs and clubbers across the dance divide. Silicone Soul praised their track ‘Foundation’; Davidson Ospina dropped it at Cielo; James Zabiela and Maceo Plex are rinsing their tracks; at the same time, darker excursions have been hammered by Slam and Nick Warren.
The pair, despite being close friends in the northeast electronic music scene had not joined forces in the studio until 2009, when Pat Bedeau called on them to remix “Forgive Me” for his prestigious Strictly Music Label. The result was an entirely new sound that drew cues from the best of both artists. It was a futuristic and raw, synth-driven, underground masterpiece, the start of a new idea and the birth of Soul Mob.
In a short time, the duo has rapidly marked themselves out as producers with a uniquely broad appeal. Their diverse 2011 single ‘Bunk’ was celebrated by the likes of Pig & Dan, Mr. V & Robert Owens. Singles like ‘Dizzy’ on Ospina Digital have blown up as house underground anthems, while Inger Hansen wasted no time in commissioning them to transform his ‘Infinty’ single into a modern deep techno bomb.
The momentum continued and Soul Mob produced and performed at the Future Classics Party at the National Hotel in Miami beach. The event became the largest pool party at the 2010 Winter Music Conference with an A list cast of artists like Danny Teneglia, Crystal Waters, Spen , Nadia Ali and Utra Nate.
Neil and Terreyl have gone on to play some the planet’s leading clubs – Santos Party House, National Hotel, Pacha, Electric Factory, Rock & Roll Hotel, Public Assembly, Standard Hotel, Mekka, Red Loft, Space Ibiza, and more recently, a triumphant debut at Cielo with follow-up dates happening in various markets over the coming months. One of the keys to this type of wide-ranging appeal is that Soul Mob is as comfortable playing eclectic underground sets at the Transahara Festival, in the deserts of Morocco as they are in bigger room environments such as their set with Stacy Pullan at the Mana event. Their mission was further broadened during summer 2009, as Soul Mob spent their first full season in Hawaii, soaking up the vibes and playing across the islands.