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Pumping soulful grooves, uplifting lyrics, and unforgettable hooks are the addiction behind the Groove Junkies. Born and
raised in New York and Detroit respectively, veteran DJ/Producer Evan Landes, and accomplished Drummer/DJ Parrish
Wintersmith (collectively known as Groove Junkies) have crafted a style influenced by soul, funk, r&b, jazz, gospel, and latin
From the release of their first two MoreHouse Records singles "Inside My Soul" feat. Solomon Henderson, and "Gonna Get By"
feat. Indeya, the Groove Junkies could claim in their legion of support, the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Louie Vega, David Morales,
Ben Watt, Brian Tappert, & Tony Humphries.
Subsequent original GJ's releases that have come out on Landes' MoreHouse label that have rocked dancefloors worldwide
include: "Deeper" feat. Solara & Raya Beam (which debuted at # 2 in DJ Mag's Hype Chart), "Don't Cha' Give Up" feat. Diane
Carter, "Gonna Get By" Part 2, "Wake Up Everybody" feat. Solomon Henderson, their Hype Chart # 5 smash "Oh Lord" feat.
Indeya and the peak hour anthem "Midnight". Massive respect and "in the box" status has also come from industry
tastemakers such as Roger Sanchez, Sandy Rivera, Paul Farris, Jon Cutler, DJ Spen, Jamie Lewis, Copyright, Louis Benedetti,
Marques Wyatt, Dennis Ferrer, Tedd Patterson, Teddy Douglas, Dave Piccioni, DJ Gregory, Audiowhores, & Bobby & Steve to
name a few.
New GJ's projects set for release on MoreHouse in 2004 include Groove Junkies presents Diva 2 Diva "Didn't I Bring You Love"
(one of the standout records at WMC 2004), which garnered support from Louie Vega, Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries,
Pound Boys, and The Dream Team on BBC Radio 1, as well as Solara's (the vocalist on "Deeper" & GJ's remix of Ben Watt's "Lone
Cat") highly anticipated MH followup single "Sunshine" (Sol Brillante), which vaulted to the #1 slot on the DJ Mag Hype Chart
in July, and has been touted as one of this summer's soulful anthems.
Remix projects include their recent treatments of Frankie Knuckles feat. Nicki Richards "Matter Of Time" on Definty Records
(another that debuted at # 5 in DJ Mag's Hype Chart), Soul Khula "Fire" on Gossip Records, Two Half "Praise His Name" on Map
Dance, Lawrence Welk "Caravan" on Welk Music Group, Colonel Abrams vs Groove Junkies "Music Is The Answer" on
…Records, and Nuzzoli's "Para Goza" on Essence. Previous projects include their hugely successful remix of Ben Watt's "Lone
Cat (Holding On)" on Buzzin' Fly Records, and Deborah Cox's "Play Your Part" on J Records.
In addition to their hectic studio schedule, the Groove Junkies also have an increasingly hectic DJ schedule, appearing on
various international radio shows ranging from Ministry of Sound Radio, the Galaxy Network, & Hed Kandi in the UK, to Power
Tools on Power106 in their hometown of Los Angeles. Their live club sets showcase their exceptional DJing skills,
programming ability, and unique special edits. The Groove Junkies highly successful 2003 UK Summer Excursion Tour pulled
in packed venues from Manchester to Notting Hill. This past December they set floors alight at the infamous L'America in
Cardiff as well as Ben Watt's Neighborhood in Ladbroke Grove, Marques Wyatt's Deep Party in Los Angeles, and Andy
Calloway's I Love Ibiza Party in Salt Lake City in early 2004. Electrifying DJ sets at the WMC 2004 and the Detroit Movement
Festival in May have added to their growing reputation as artists on the rise.
Groove Junkies are committed to writing, producing, and remixing legendary projects that feature exceptional artists, as well
as Djing throughout the international dance community. Forming lasting relationships within the music industry and feeding
the souls of those infatuated with House Music are GJ's main objectives.