By Jacob Katel
By Karli Evans
By Jose D. Duran
By Pablo Chacon Alvarez
By Kat Bein
By Abel Folgar
By Laurie Charles
As if it wasn't apparent by his moniker, Chuck Love reveals himself as something of a smooth dude when he sings. The Minneapolis-based artist, who is also a DJ and producer, found a natural home at San Francisco's Om Records for last year's debut double-disc Bring Enough to Spill Some.
He's not just a bedroom house producer; Love is both a remixer (recently for Colette, Jay West, and Troydon) and a one-man band. He plays several instruments (including keys, bass, guitar, flute, and trumpet), which gives him a much more full and real sound than many of his computer-twiddling cronies. His MySpace headline, as of this writing, is "I snuggle with subwoofers," which is simply hard to hate. And with his fairly ambitious WMC schedule planned, there's a lot of Love to go around.
1. Chuck Love, "Love Is the Message (Chuck Love's Top Coast Mix)" (I Records)
2. Samantha James, "Breathe You In (Fiasco's Chunkafunk)" (Om)
4. Yogi & Husky, "It Feels Alright (Migs Petalpusher Rework)" (Salted Music)
5. Justin Martin, "Ghetto Train" (Utensil)
7. John Plays Special, "Homage (Pumping Mix)" (I Records)
10. Chuck Love, "Moonlight (Miami Mix)" (Om)