SunTzu Sound Members:
Atlee (aka IMC Soul) | J-Justice | Jayson Powell | Dr. J (aka 1Luv)

Inspired by the beats of West London and cities around the world, Seattle’s SunTzu Sound extends the soul of brokenbeat, bringing people together to dance with a cosmic blend of urban cultures and organic rhythms.

Created in 2002, SunTzu is composed of four fine DJs: AC Lewis, Atlee (a.k.a. IMC Soul), Dr. J (a.k.a. 1Luv) and J-Justice, as well as Jayson Powell live on the congas. Together they have dedicated more than 50 years to music with soul—from brokenbeat to afrobeat, funk to jazz, hiphop to house.

Best known as torchbearers of the rising brokenbeat scene, SunTzu is fueled by a faithful following in the Northwest and beyond. The crew’s tireless efforts have made them an indispensable mainstay in Seattle, where they regularly book and promote top-shelf international talent and serve as the weekly hosts of Friday night’s City Soul on KBCS 91.3 FM. They were also recently nominated among Seattle Weekly’s “Best DJs of 2006” for their infectious club sets.

Between various Seattle residencies and frequent dates across the United States, the DJs of SunTzu Sound have played alongside celebrated artists such as Afrika Bambaataa, ?uestlove, Bugz in the Attic, Erykah Badu, Jazzanova, DJ Krush, King Britt, Osunlade, Rich Medina, Zero 7 and many others. Past touring engagements include parties at the Winter Music Conference,
Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival and Seattle’s own Decibel Festival, as well as renowned clubs across the country such as APT and Cielo.

In 2005 the SunTzu Sound imprint released its first EP to widespread praise. Featuring Black Daylight by 1Luv and Tickles by AC Lewis, the record has earned airplay on radio stations around the globe, winning considerable attention from press and artists alike, including Afronaught, Andrew Jervis, Benji B., Domu, Mr. Scruff, Phil Asher, Rainer Trüby and a number of year-end “best of ” lists. Several new remixes and a new EP are due for release in the coming months.


Upcoming Events

05.01.08 - Vera Project Fundraiser
05.09.08 - TRUST
05.15.08 - Broken Disco
05.22.09 - Ursula Rucker
06.01.09 - Back2Basics

Charts

J-Justice's Turning Leaves
Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash - Columbia
Yaw - Where Would You Be - Brownswood
Quasimode - Land of Freedom (Slope Remix) - SK
Jazzanova - Let Me Show Ya - Universal
Kerri Chandler - For the Next X = 1 to 1000 - Deep Rooted
Ivana Santili - Been Thru (Dr. J Remix) - cdr
Cole Medina - Love You Inside & Out (Pinches Mix) - cdr
Osunlade - Momma's Groove (Jimpster Remix) - Strictly
PPP - Shotgun (Waajeed's Plinky Remix) - Bling 47
Radiohead - Reckoner (Flying Lotus Remix) - mp3

J-Justice Summer Jams
Menahan Street Band - Make the Road by Walking - Daptone
Pezzner - Other Lover - Freerange
PPP - On A Cloud - Ubiquity
Billy Ocean - Night (Feel Like Getting Down)
Sunburst Band - Journey to the Sun (Dennis Ferrer Remix) - Z Records
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles (LP) - Warp
Common - Universal Mind Control - Geffen
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Many Things - Mr Bongo
2 Banks of 4 - Shadowlands (Sygaire Remix) - Sonar Kollektiv
The Beatnuts - Hit Me With That

Dr. J Spring Selekshuns
IMC Soul - Running Back To You - Suntzu Sound
Cutty Lark - Cuttify It - Do Right
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah LP - Motown
VA - Here Comes Treble - Trebeleo
Zaki Ibrahim - Money (King Britt Remix) - District 6
Exchange Bureau - The End of Me & You
The Gap Band - Out of The Blue (Dr.J & Jason Lev Edit)
Jose James - The Dreamer LP - Brownswood
Drumlesson - Around The World - Sonar Kollektiv
VA - I Like It Like That - Fania Remixed LP - Mr. Bongo
Phlash & Friends - Minotaur - cdr