hePEOPLE OAKLAND – EPISODE 107
That Oakland > Detroit CONNECT!
“CHOOSE TO BELIEVE”
f e a t u r I n g
2nd room special guest
delicious beats by
Saturday: MAY 27th, 2017
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland (Uptown), CA, USA
9pm-3am | $5 before 10pm/$10 after
Every 4th Saturday
Detroit-based producer, singer, and percussionist Alton Miller has been playing a fundamental role in defining Detroit 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 oftenly going to Ron Hardy’s Music Box and Frankie Knuckles’s private loft partie 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 Miller is picking up from where he left off in 2015 and rolling in 2016 on mission to make this year one of his most prolific ever. 2015 saw him re-introduce his label InnerMuse Recordings with his own signature sound on Whereabouts Known. During Movement 2016 in Detroit, Alton Miller played with Chez Damier for the first time since the Music Institute closed in 1989, during a party organized by fellow DJ Kai Alce. Alton Miller also inaugurated the new Adeen Record label with a first EP, called “More Positive Things”. He released another EP “The Vault” on Italian DJ Volcov’ record label, Neroli early October 2016.
Alton Miller’s new EP “Bring me down” is out on Sound Signature.
This release is the perfect introduction to the future album of Alton, a deep-house stroll into soulful sonorities and groovy sounds with the smooth and beautiful voice of Maurissa Rose. Theo Parrish loved the track so much he decided to make it the first Sound Signature release of 2017 and the first release from the album.
We couldn’t be happier to welcome back one of our most favorite artists and one helluvagreatguy. Put your hands together one time, for Mr. Alton Miller. x