label owner, producer, recording artist and world-renowned DJ,
East London's Charissa Saverio, aka DJ Rap
stands alongside the likes of DJs Hype, Grooverider and LTJ
Bukem as one of the few, and only female, pioneers of drum and
bass. This year she celebrates the first ten years of her
career, and the re-launch of her imprint Proper Talent, with
the release of the mix compilation Propa Classics – Volume
1. The album features two exclusive new tracks and
thirteen of the best and rarest dance-floor anthems that
forged her reputation as the 'first lady of jungle'.
Intuit-Solar, who have exclusive worldwide rights to for this
and Rap’s next three mix CDs, has released the album currently
in North America on its sub-label Solar Special Projects and
the album is available in MP3 format on EMusic.com. For a
limited time Emusic is offering a free download of “Spiritual
Aura 2001” a new mix of the classic 1995 track that is a
collaboration between DJ Rap and Ashton Harvey of the
Freestylers recorded under the artist name Engineers
addition to the latest Rap record, Intuit-Solar and EMusic
also have Brave New World featuring Rap and Kenny
Ken as well as the latest from DJ Assault,
Jefferson Avenue and the critically acclaimed Comin'
from Tha D compilations that feature the evolution of
"ghetto tech." Founded in 1998 to showcase the best of
Detroit’s underground Intuit-Solar has earned it’s reputation
as one of the most progressive labels in the North America
through these releases and releases by Sean Deason, Japanese
Telecom and DJ Godfather.
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The album will
come out simultaneously as twelves of 'Digable Bass,'
'Spiritual Aura,' 'Divine Rhythm' and Rap's mix of 'I'm So In
Love With You'. Rap is excited about betting back to basics
and her first love – producing drum & bass. "After the release
of the Classics and the vinyl singles, each with a breakbeat
track on one side and a drum & bass track on the other, I'm
trying to retain the flavor of my more musical and vocal
stuff. I am capturing that original soul while keeping it
contemporary," says Rap.
The current single “Spiritual Aura 2001” with new mixes by
Freestylers is getting great attention at radio and in the
clubs with important DJs like Liquid Todd and Dieselboy
slamming it live and on the air. Compound all this with Rap’s
great sales history and the amazing online presence from
Emusic, Intuit-Solar, and the newly invented online promotion
“Tric” technology, DJ Rap has the edge for staying the Queen
of drum & bass for a long time to come.
out the DJ Rap press information page at
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information or to interview DJ Rap, please contact Susan
Mainzer at Green Galactic, 323-466-5141 or
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