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Osunlade returns to the dancefloor with a head bangin' journey of deep house and hypnotic deep techno in this eleven track soiree entitled "Basic Sketches For Beginners". A fusion of an early trax records in space. This album finds its home comfy on the home turntable or your favorite set. With his signature sound Osunlade brings home the goods with a diverse array of moods here. Funky grooves meet tribal rhythms while the sweet melodies take part in this love ballet of sound. Limited copies available here for pre order now. Get yours TODAY!!
Raised by a Father and Mother who were a musician & abstract painter, respectively, Eric Welton AKA Emmaculate was groomed for the arts. As a child he dug into his parents’ and older brother’s record collection spanning from The Beatles & James Taylor to Run D.M.C. & The Fat Boys. Growing up on the outskirts of Chicago, he was exposed to the sounds of House Music in the late 80’s as a young teenager.
In 1990, Eric started collecting House & Hip Hop records and learning how to blend. One of his close friends had an older cousin who was a DJ with an extensive record collection, but was incarcerated. Eric’s friend brought this collection over to his house, which turned out to be a treasure chest of 80’s House Music. The obsession began. Eric’s mixtapes quickly caught the ear of some older guys in the area. They took him in under their wings, taught him much more about the music & culture, took him to legendary record stores Importes Etc & Gramaphone, & introduced him to a professional recording studio. This all led to Eric starting to DJ basement & house parties as a teenager, some thrown by a budding young promoter, Julius the Mad Thinker (co-founder of Mi Casa Holiday).
Eric was nicknamed Emmaculate as a play on words because of his immaculate attention to detail & quality. He developed his DJ’ing & production skills in House Music & Hip Hop, and became one of the go to producers and sound engineers in Chicago. He spent many years working as a producer and mix engineer for many top Urban Music artists in the US, as well as DJ’d countless events. Over the years, Emmaculate forged relationships with some of the Chicago legends of House Music, giving him an invaluable education and mentorship.
2017 marked the year that Emmaculate began releasing music as an artist himself. His break out single, “Do It” ft. vocalist Kaye Fox, was released on Terry Hunter’s T’s Box Records and reached the top 10 Soulful House chart on Traxsource. Since then he has released several singles, remixes & an EP on T’s Box, Dopewax, United Music, Soulstice Music & S&S Records. For 2019, Emmaculate has an EP release slated with Osunlade’s Yoruba Records & a number of releases on T’s Box, which he now manages operates. Yoruba Records is proud to present to you his first offering for the label. A more personal endeavor inspired by the two most influencial women in his life, his mother, painter and artist Alice and daughter Isis. The ep takes you on a ride from the easier times when house was fun, less pretentious and honest. With remixes by T’s Box head honcho Terry Hunter and a Yoruba Soul offering, this one has something to cover all lanes of your musical paths. We hope you enjoy this as much as we have created it.