There are at least 2 different artists named Liquid Soul: 1) an American acid jazz band and 2) a psytrance Swiss DJ
1)Nicola Capobianco, based in switzerland, started at early age getting addicted to the magic of electronic music. He began playing progressive trance from the end of 1993. In 2001, after many years as DJ and producing in the studio, where he has played and performed at big raves and festivals, next to people like Tiesto and Armin van Buuren, he decided to start a new project and Liquid Soul was born.
In 2006 he founded his own label Mikrokosmos records. Besides solo project Sleek, he also partners Martin Knecht in the deadly duo “Earsugar”.
Being behind the best selling albums on Iboga Records as Liquid Soul, „synthetic vibes“, „love in stereo“ and „cocktails“, over 100 hypnotic releases on top labels and playing worldwide over a decade, he finally won the Beatport award for the best psytrance track in 2009.
In 2010 he achieved his biggest success by winning the price of the best Beatport artist, best Beatport track and the Dj Awards in Ibiza in psy trance categories.
2) Chicago, US acid jazz outfit Liquid Soul originally comprised saxophonist/musical director Mars Williams, DJ Jesse de la Peña, guitarist Tommy Klein, bassist Ricky Showalter, trumpeter Ron Haynes, keyboardist Frankie Hill, and drummer Dan Leali; formed in 1993, the group quickly emerged as a Windy City club favorite thanks to their regular Sunday night gigs at the Elbo Room, and soon recorded a self-titled debut LP for their own Soul What label. A series of high-profile gigs including appearances at President Bill Clinton's inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., as well as basketball star Dennis Rodman's birthday party greatly boosted Liquid Soul's visibility, and in 1996 their album was reissued on the Ark 21 label; moving their regular Sunday gigs to Chicago's Double Door, the group — now featuring Williams, Showalter, Haynes, Hill, and Leali in addition to new recruits including DJ Ajax, rapper the Dirty MF, guitarist Tommy Sanchez, trombonist John Janowiak, percussionist Newt Cole, and vocalist Simone (the daughter of the great Nina Simone) — issued their sophomore record, Make Some Noise, in 1998. Here's the Deal followed two years later. Evolution appeared in 2002 on Shanachie Records and One-Two Punch in 2006 on Telarc Records.
* Josh Ramos - Bass
* Brian "MC B" Quarles - MC
* Dirty MF - MC
* Tommy Klein - Guitar
* Boy Elroy - Beatbox/DJ
* Doug Corcoran - Trumpet/Keyboards
* Tony Taylor - Drums
* Mars Williams - Saxophone
Past members include…
* Simone - Vocals
* Race - MC
* Mr. Greenweedz - MC
* Dan Leali - Drums
* Jonathan Marks - Drums
* Bret Zwier - Drums
* Ron Haynes - original Trumpet
* Hugh Ragin - Trumpet
* John Janowiak - Trombone
* Andy Baker - Trombone
* Tom Sanchez - Guitar
* Eddie Mills - DJ
* DJ Logic - DJ
* Ajax - DJ
* Jesse De La Pena - original DJ
* Rick Showalter - original Bass
* Phil Ajjarapu - Bass
* Newt Cole - Percussion
* Frankie Hill - Keyboards
2) Nicola Capobianco, based in Switzerland, became already at an early age addicted to the magic of electronic music. He started playing progressive trance in the end of 1993. After many years of djing and producing, he has played and performed on big raves next to people like Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren etc. etc. In 2001, he decided to start a new project and Liquid Soul was born.
After many releases on top labels and playing in brasil, japan, mexico, uk, germany, greece, israel, portugal, belgium, austria, hungary, italy…., the long awaited debut album of Liquid Soul, released on Iboga Records, hits the street in 2006 and was the best selling album in the progressive scene in this year. With perfectly produced pumping tunes he rocked the progressive dance floors all over the globe. It’s a milestone in the Iboga records catalogue.
In the same year he started together with his friend martin the label mikrokosmos.
The second album "Love in Stereo" was released in 2008 on Iboga records.
Beside of his solo projects Liquid Soul and Sleek, he is also a part of the project Earsugar (Liquid Soul & dj martin).
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