Friday, May 10, 2013

Speaking With Tortured Soul

Words can not begin to tell you how I felt when Tortured Soul agreed to speak with me on When We Speak...I was excited and nervous, all at the same time.  The night prior to our interview I could not sleep at all because the anxiety was just too much! 
But I made it through and Tortured Soul was so welcoming.  If you are not familiar with Tortured Soul, here's a little information:

Members (LtoR):  Jordan Scannella                                  
                            Ethan White
                            John Christian Urich

(From Tortured Soul’s origins date back to 2001 while Urich was steering Cooly’s Hot Box, an acid jazz outfit also featuring under-the-radar indie soul vocalist Angela Johnson. After putting Cooly’s Hot Box on hiatus, Urich composed “Might Do Something Wrong,” which was quickly picked up by New York-based deep house label Central Park Recordings, and Tortured Soul was born. Thanks to the cool laidback mix provided by Osunlade, the song quickly became an underground staple at the iconic Club Shelter and helped jumpstart the development of a full-length disc generating more soulful house. With the 12-inch single in heavy rotation in the New York club circuit, Urich went into overtime to restructure the band’s line-up: The session players on “Might Do Something Wrong” were out; bassist JasonJKrivKriveloff and slick, jazz-honed keyboardist Ethan White – formally Urich‘s bandmates in the rhythm section of NYC acid-jazz band Topaz – were in. Together, the new trio forged a new cool sound by blending the freewheeling New York house and classic disco beats with elements of hip-hop, salsa and Roy Ayers-styled jazz-fusion (Read more at


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