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.
Chuck Love first performs Tuesday, March 25, at the Get Large Miami party at SoBe Live, 1203 Washington Ave, Miami Beach. Others on the bill include Andre Harris, Groove Junkies, and Lisa Shaw. Doors open at 10 p.m., and tickets cost $20. Those 21 and older are welcome with ID. Call 305-695-2820, or visit www.aquabooty.com. He then performs Thursday, March 27, at LemonAID: A Benefit for NextAid at Hotel Shelley, 844 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Others on the bill include Onionz, Gene Farris, and Demarkus Lewis. Doors open at noon, and admission is a $10 donation. Visit www.nextaid.org. He also performs that day at the Om: Miami 08 party at Y Ultra Lounge, 71 NW 14th St, Miami. Others on the bill include Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Tiefschwarz, and Marques Wyatt. Doors open at 10 p.m., and tickets cost $25 in advance. Those 21 and older are welcome with ID. Visit miami.going.com/ommiami2008. Finally, he performs Friday, March 28, at Town House Hotel Rooftop Lounge, 150 20th St, Miami Beach. Doors open at 3 p.m., and tickets cost $20 ($10 with metallic clothing). Others on the bill include Ewan Pearson, Ursula 1000, and Junior Sanchez. Those 21 and older are welcome with ID. Call 415-726-2190, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
3. Tim Fuller, "Cheap Advice (Chuck Love Remix)" (Bombay)
4. Yogi & Husky, "It Feels Alright (Migs Petalpusher Rework)" (Salted Music)
5. Justin Martin, "Ghetto Train" (Utensil)
6. Ron Trent and Kevin Saunderson, "Funky Know How" (KMS)
7. John Plays Special, "Homage (Pumping Mix)" (I Records)
8. Samantha James, "Angel Love (Scott Wozniak Remix)" (Om)
9. Fred Everything feat. Lisa Shaw, "Here I Am (Shur-i-kan Dreamy Vocal)" (Om)
10. Chuck Love, "Moonlight (Miami Mix)" (Om)
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