TOTD // 13/09 // Fred P

Published: September 13, 2017, words by Oli Katz

Anyone who followed the development of house music made in the USA over the last decade will certainly have met the art of Fred Peterkin aka Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium. The New York producer has been involved with music since childhood. Growing up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Fred was exposed to a multitude of different genres; from R&B, funk, rock & roll, hip-hop and electro all the way through to disco of the early 80s.

He comes from a family of musicians, so his path into music isn’t beyond imagination. However, his approach isn’t in the traditional sense – drawing upon science and philosophy to sculpt his sound, many refer to his music as ‘journey music’. Dreamy deep house, soulfully inflected techno and a unique fresh take on future jazz is his calling card to the listener.

This maybe the reason why Fred P is not content to release singles, having made six albums since 2007 through both main aliases and more. His most recent LP was released on his own imprint Soul Music People earlier this year. Escapism hearkens Peterkin’s ability to speak through his music and emote thought and feelings while making you dance.

This twenty plus year veteran continues to bring thoughtful music to the forefront with a message that has meaning standing the test of time. Recently adding live presentations to his resume, Peterkin evolves his creative vision into a experience for the mind, body and soul. As he prepares for his performance at The Warehouse Project later this year,  he shares with us a selection of otherworldly muses for what he calls inspirations/aspirations.

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Ian O'Brian

Palladium

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“My first exposure to Ian O’Brian’s work was the Soul Of Science compilations back in the day of CDs. Compiled By his masterful hands and the amazing Kirk Degiorgio I became hooked on the message in the music. What it says to me is very basic yet profound. Hope, determination and purpose – all the attributes of what art should evoke in the observer. Totally left yet right in the centre, brilliant artful sculpting of a sound light years ahead of its time.”
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Batidos

Agua

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I believe this is one pf the most slept on productions by master Ron Trent and Jay Rodrigues. This album is a master class in what a future jazz album should be while leaving room to explore even more deeper themes. My good friend Jay Locke introduced me to this album years ago and I recently dropped this track on Worldwide FM to remind the listeners of its genius. There are so many gems on this album, I often refer to it as a guide to remain true to oneself and let the music guide the way.”
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Simbad .feat Robert Owens

Someone For Me

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Two artist that have made a impact on my approach to music in a deep and meaningful way. Robert Owens, legend and pioneer in the dance music world, has truly over and over again captivated my imagination and stirs my soul to a degree that no other has. Proper song writing in combination with Simbad’s otherworldly production transcends time and space. An all time favourite of mine. This song gives me so much inspiration to maybe write a song as great as this one one day. ”
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New Sector Movements

Voonga Vonge

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I.G. Culture is an all time inspiration for me. He is so far ahead of the curve it will take decades for the world to catch up. I discovered this particular tune back in the day playing records at Liquid Sky Record Store St.Marks in NYC. I remember DJ Soul Slinger smiling when I dropped in the store telling me this is the original drum and bass memory that will stay with me forever as the legend danced across the store. I.G. Culture has a power in his music that brings the genuine love out of you with a vibe that will make you dance your ass off. I owe so much to the West London crew for the inspiration to make my own sound and do my own thing but you already know that story. ”

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