GFS Productions Projects
We're still filling orders in our store and here's what the GFS crew is currently working on: J.Smooth - J.Smooth + Three 4 Tens (guitar)
JG - Pink Skull + Moqita
Billy Blaise - Man Man + Moqita
J.Smooth playing guitar in the Three 4 Tens
Check out J.Smooth playing guitar with the Three 4 Tens:
I am the King
All the Pretty Girls
Moqita - It comes to Me - available now on Beatport.com
Check out Moqita's "It comes to Me" available now on Beatport.com
Moqita on Beatport
Billy Blaise from Moqita touring with Man Man
Billy Blaise of Moqita has recently joined the group Man Man and has been touring with them all summer. Check out their webpage at wearemanman.com.
New Moqita on Om Lounge 10
The Moqita song "No More Sand In My Lip Balm" is featured on the new compilation CD "Om Lounge 10" on Om Records.
It's available now on the iTunes music store
and was released on CD in stores everywhere on February 21st. Check out http://www.omrecords.com/ for more details
Pink Skull Record Release Party - 02/18/2006
THE PINK SKULL RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!!
THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH, 2005
@ The Khyber
56 S. 2nd St. (bet Market and Chestnut on 2nd)
Come celebrate the release of the pink skull LP "Blast Yrr Ack" and the new 12" single "Unicorn Harpoon" on Sound Ink/Tone Arm Records
SPECIAL LIVE GUESTS:
YA MOS DEF
VERY SPECIAL GUEST DJ'S:
OPTIMO (from Glasgow, www.optimo.co.uk)
JULIAN S. PROCESS & DAVE P
$10.00 gets you into the entire club
For more info, sights and sounds: www.igetrvng.com
Check out this new DJ mix by Julian S. Process here:
New Moqita release on OM Records Nov 1st
Moqita will be appearing on the new release "OM: DISCOVERY - DOWNTEMPO Volume 1". It's an online only release that will be available November 1st on digital music websites including iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, MSN, Yahoo and Beatport. Keep checking Om Records or your favorite online music store for more details.
Pink Skull Record Release Party Friday - 10/14 Fluid Nightclub
EXPLODER. [Click] 4 year anniversary party
Come celebrate the release of Pink Skull's new record "Blast Yr Akk" in Tone Arm Records
Pink Skull is Julian S Process, Ian St. Laurent, and JG of GFS
DJ's for the evening: Dave P- Julian S Process - Ian St Laurent
It's rave theme, so get your glowsticks and Vicks out!
Friday October 14th, 2005
613 South 4th Street
Moqita Live @ Silk City Friday May 27th
Moqita is playing an all house set at Silk City at the Philadelphia Experiment on Friday May 27th. They've got some new songs and some live favorites and plan to rock the dance floor as best as the possibly can at the finest house monthly in the city (6 years running!) See the Moqita Tour Section for more details.
Friday March 18th WIRED feat Keaton, Hive, Moving Fusion and more!
click here for the flyer
424 South McDowell St
Downtown Raleigh, NC
GFS Productions present a Drum & Bass showcase featuring...
The Violence LP Tour...
Violence Recordings:Refuge:Usual Suspects
Original Usual Suspect, former member of Universal Project and Renegade Hardware with more dancefloor anthems than most, he's sure to bring the ruffness. Keaton is currently locked in the studio with Hive, Gridlock and Echo cooking up a debut LP for Violence Recordings. Do not miss your chance to catch the new tunes live from the Suspect himself!
One of America's biggest D&B superstars, brings the heat with his unique tune selection and mixing skills. Appearing with his partner in crime, Keaton. The pair continue to collaborate beats together and proudly stand behind their tracks Death Threat, Resolution and The Plague. It has been their latest offering Bring It On that has thrown them in the limelight.
RAM Records:Lift'n Spirits
With a history of anthems under their belt such as The Beginning, Brainstorm, Lazy Bones and the ever popular stormer, Turbulence, Moving Fusion is known as one of the hottest talents in Drum & Bass. Gracing us for their second King's appearance, they bring the latest stormers from the RAM Records lab.
OUTBURST & SEVERE
Two favored local talents opening the evening up.
$15 before 11pm/$20 after
FREE Appetizers & FREE Pool
Drink Specials All Night
424 South McDowell St, Raleigh, NC
919.831.1005 or www.ncdnb.com
New J.Smooth Remix available on iTunes
Check out the newly released J.Smooth Remix of Aubrey's "If you don't know me by now". Sick stuff drum and bass madness. It's available on the iTunes Music Store and will be available on vinyl and cd soon.
Happy New Years from GFS!
We just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year! This should be an exciting year for GFS, with new releases coming from J.Smooth, GFS, and Moqita. Also look out for the return of new parties from GFS in North Carolina brought to you by Rune. If Reunion was any indicator, this is going to be an amazing you for drum and bass events in 2005!
REUNION - Saturday, December 11th, 2004 - RALEIGH, NC
Saturday, December 11th, 2004
Click here to view the flyer
GFS Productions present
$15 Entry 9pm til 3am
Moqita Live @ Fluid Thursday 10/28 with DJ Spooky and King Britt
More Details to Follow... Thursday October 28, 2004
8pm - closing
DJ Spooky - that subliminal kid
"Morphs subtly between hip-hop abstraction and unalloyed free-improv exploration." - Entertainment Weekly
"A swirling fantasia of feel-good funk." -Entertainment Weekly
Moqita Live @ Fluid Thursday 9/30 w/ J.Smooth
This is the big one. We're playing at the finest little club in Philadelphia and preparing special show just for this night. We're pulling out all the stops for this one. We'll start out with our usual smoothed out downtempo cuts and then ramp it up in the second half with a house flavored funk-fest. I mean, c'mon, like we're going to play Fluid and NOT rock the dance floor?!? Bring your dancing shoes and your drinking glasses... it's going to be a par-tay.
But wait, there's more! Also appearing will be special guest vocalist Ashley Thomas (she sings on 'round the way') and guest scratching and cutting from superstar DJ, and our main man, J.Smooth. Smooth will also be dj'ing a funky ass set to start out the night and our favorite house DJ, Carl Michaels, will closing it down with his trademarked brand of ass shaking beats. We'll be sandwiched in the middle like some sorta soulfunk sandwich.
We're also giving away tons of FREE cd's and other Moqita stuff so don't miss this show!
Merge One Year Anniversary
The Merge Crew, GFS Productions, and Panther present the Merge one year anniversary
Wednesday, September 15th
Fierce quarantine | virus | metro | london uk Merlin/Shade panther | merge | 4-4 records Mango/Phobia Rune gfs productions | rusted bolts
For more information and flyer click here
MP3's available through Beatport.com
Now you can get older, out of print, GFS songs plus NEW releases at beatport.com. We've gotten a good chunk of our back catalog up now and we have new releases on the way, inlcudings some upcoming exclusive MP3 only releases. Check out the site now to see if your favorite releases are up.
Moqita Live Show
We just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out to the first show of Moqita last night. It was a big success and a lot of fun. Also, special thanks to Ginny and Jen and the entire staff of RX for making it such a memorable night.
New J.Smooth Project underway..
In additon to the J.Smooth's newest release, Midnight Mix Sessions Vol 2 and a new mix coming in the next few months, there is also a new mix in the works. This mix CD will be a huge step in Smooths ever advancing musical journey and a natural progression in his production career. This CD will contain all original J.Smooth productions, some which have been released, and many others that are only being heard at the events he plays nationwide. It's artist album that shows his production talents, mixed together to showcase his abilities as a DJ. Look out for this and an exciting full live band coming from J.Smooth this winter.
Moqita Debut Live Show 6/27 at RX
Moqita will be making it's debut live performance with a small show at RX (4443 Spruce St - Philadelphia). It goes from 9-11pm on Sunday June 27. RX is a incredible restaurant and food will be available. BYOB. We'll have copies of the new EP for sale too
New Moqita CD available
Moqita has released a new 6 song EP. You can order it here or in our GFS online store
The new Midnight Mix Sessions Vol 2 now available
The newest J.Smooth cd, Midnight Mix Sessions Vol 2 is now out! Pre-orders are shipping today and it's available on our web site and in stores now. This cd is more of what you'd expect from our resident funk master, J.Smooth, so pick one up today. Also, this one's track separated, so no more fast forwarding to your favorite song. Another cd will be following in the next few months so look out for that too. Midnight Mix Sessions 2 and all of the other J.Smooth mix CD's are availible in our online store.
Pink Skull is the house project from JG (of GFS), Julian S. Process, and DJ Diabolic. Quirky weird psycedelic house and other-worldly sounds. New album coming Fall 2004 on Sound Ink Records. Check out the website www.pinkskull.com for free mp3 downloads and mixes.
J.SMOOTH Djing the Quannum Tour 4/16/04 @ Electric Factory
Quannum Tour Details
Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA April 16, 2004 - 07:30PM EST
The Gift of Gab
Lateef & The Chief
Opening Set: JG as the hip hop juke box?
for more info go to http://cc.com/event_detail.html?eventID=78146
Billy Blaise Show and Philadelphia Weekly article
"Days on End"
Fri., April 2, 610pm. Free. Spartaco Gallery, 52 N. Second St., second fl. 215.238.8877
www.spartacogallery.com Billy Blaise and his brother Steven have a gallery opening at Spartaco Gallery. Check out the article in this weeks Philadelphia Weekly. The web article is here. Pick up the paper if you live in Philly though. There's a huge cover photo of the two of them in the arts and entertainment section.
2 NEW JSMOOTH MIX CD's coming soon!
Finally there is a new J.Smooth Mix CD (still untitled) coming soon for all you loyal and new fans out there. The CD contains many J.Smooth original productions featuring Philly Vocalists such as Ashley Thomas and Club House Diva Aubrey Ayala. As the last track- a rare hiphop remix produced by Smooth and JG which was supposed to be realesed by BadBoy Records but never was. The CDs should be available for shipping in a few weeks so keep posted if you are ordering.
Also available is a previously recorded limited edtion J.Smooth "Midnight MixSessions 2" Mix CD!!! Get both of these amazing mixes and of course all your other favorites from the ordering section of this site.
JG Spinning retro rock set at The Khyber Tuesday 03/23
On Tuesday 03/23/04, JG of GFS will be spinning upstairs @ The Khyber (56 South 2nd Street) in Philadelphia w/Kevin Gimble and Jamie Morris. Also spinning are residents Intrinsic and Art Cubik. Expect lots of diverse cool music and post modern hits that you haven't heard in a long time. Stone Roses, Skinny Puppy, New Order, Transvision Vamp, etc..
J.SMOOTH WMC Event Details!!!! Keep posted for more info!!!!!!
Yes Sir- Once again, Ladies and Gentlemen, J.Smooth will be representing the GFS sound for his 7th Year straight at the Winter Music Conference in South Beach (Miami) Florida!! And yes there will be many gay men in speedos there for those who are into that kind of atmosphere but.............. Smooth will surely be seeking out the Women in very skimpy bikinis. The rest of the GFS Crew (JG, Billy Blaise, Mark Candidi) will not be attending so Smooth will be sure to consume more than enough alcohol and Viagra -(the Viagra wont actually be neccassary because we know he's fully functional on his own natural stamina, but it is a funny thought) and... he will also make sure not to forget,.. but to carry with him, naked baby pictures of the rest of the GFS crew in his wallet to show people when they ask.
Be sure to Check out his apperances throughout March 6th-10th. There will be various performances which as of now include:
March 6th- a special Turntablist appearance @ the Massive Ultra Event which is scheduled all day and all night!! Smooth will be showing his skill on this stage and also giving a little run down to the fans on the art of Djing and his personal experiences in the Scene. (unfortunately we are sad to inform that these will not be stories of his highly interesting encounters with the Ladies, and any Stalkers will be escorted off the premises immediately; Excluding the highly likeable and friendly Dj NightStalker from Los Angeles who doesnt fall into this fanatical category)
March 7th- A daily Boat Cruise hosted by Phillys one and only JPP Crew docking @ 3pm Sharp!! get there early so you can get on the boat for there are limited entries. the cruise is from 4-8pm.It will feature other talented Philly artists and also many talented Djs from the US and UK. There will also be a bar with a large quantity of alcohol, and who knows what other kind of entertainment is in store. Some of us remember what little amounts of clothing was worn by a large amount of strikingly hot women on last years Stuck on Earth boating event! More Dj/ Event info will be posted for the cruise soon enough so keep your eyes pealed.
March 8th-Get ready for another HipStep Massive Party @ Lounge 16- Come see TC Izlam and Crew to check Smooth's set at this Funk Filled event and then over to Jade Lounge for his set @ 2am!
March 8th- Smooth will hopefully return from the HipStep Massive Party in one piece to perform (2am set time) @ Jade Lounge located @ 1766 Bay Rd for Day 2 of the Gathering of the Tribes. for more detailed info on this event which goes on all week please check out www.cluby2k.net because there is way too much info to list here.
-there will also be more J.Smooth WMC Event info to come in the next few weeks, but also be sure to catch him on the beach in his speedos if you can. (umm, no not really....sorry but that probably wont happen. he doesnt even have a speedo..... but..... maybe if he's drunk enough, he will borrow someones. haha)
New exclusive J.Smooth mix available for download now!
This set was Recorded at the 7th Anniversary party for Camouflage, the long running jungle party at Guernica in NYC. Download the full hour set HERE.
Upcoming DJ appearances from JG 01/29 and 02/04
JG of GFS/Moqita will be playing two dates in the upcoming week:
This Friday January 30th, Do something to help the less fortunate... Luckilly, you can drink and dance while you are at it... BRRRRR! featuring the dj talents of Willyum, Kevin V, Carl Michaels, Jason Leroy, Josh Devins, Jamie Johnson, Matt Brownell, Matt Wich, Aaron & DJ Dirty, Julian S. Process, Dave Pee, Jamie Morris and JG
La Tazza, 108 Chestnut Street Come early and drink a lot! $5 Minimum Donation goes directly to the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank www.greaterphiladelphiafoodbank.org 9:30-2 door by evan 'the philanthropist' lee
Also, on Wednesday February 4th JG will be playing ambient and spacey indie rock at Hologram @ La Tazza (108 Chestnut Street Philadelphia). Also appearing will be his old pal Mr. Roper of alien robot/Submit fame.
J.Smooth at Platinum Tonight 12/18
For all you Philly area folks, J.Smooth will be playing at one of his favorite places, the world famous Platinum at Fluid. Fluid is at 613 South 4th Street in Philadelphia and doors open at 10. Platinum residents will also be playing and, damn, it'll be a night of hometown drunken mayhem! Come out and have a blast.
Billy Blaise Gallery Show at 1026 11/07/03
Mokita - A show by Billy Blaise Dufala:
You might know Billy Blaise as a GFS contributor and Moqita member, but in addition to being a talented multi-instrumentalist, he is also a talented visual artist and sculptor. This Friday(tomorrow), November 7th at Space 1026 in Philadelphia is the opening night for Billy's solo gallery show. His signature giant metal sculptures, strange art prints, and short films will be on display throughout the month of November. The event will also be catered by Billy himself, as he feeds attendies part of the art from his show(?) You'll have to see it to believe it. JG will also be rocking the lounge music on his laptop for the audio entertainment. So come and check it out. You can get a sneak preview of his work with these photos from his 2002 show, http://www1.martnet.com/~jmfg/photos/Billy_Show_2k2/ and on the Moqita website: http://moqita.com/
Friday November 7, 2003
WKDU Electronic Music Marathon this weekend
Check out the Annual WKDU Electronic Music Marathon, starting Thursday October 16th at 6pm until Sunday October 19th at Midnight. JG will be watching over the dj's from 5am-8am and spinning from 8am-9am on Friday morning. For more details or to listen to the live stream, check out http://www.wkdu.org/
New J.Smooth CD's
Finally, "Enter the 37 Chamber" and "How do you like your Funk" are now available in double CD format. Replace your tapes with the newly remastered versions. Each title comes as double CD. Look out soon for a BRAND NEW limited edition CD coming from J.Smooth, available only on this site and at select parties and club events...
New web site from Moqita
Moqita is a new group by GFS members, JG and Billy Blaise. They're nearing completion of their new CD and they've just put up a new website with some mp3 clips and other stuff. Go to it
New funked out GFS DJ set available now
Free download! GFS (J.Smooth and JG) did a 30 minute mix for Beat 106 in Scotland of old and new school funk. It's available now as an mp3 download or stream the Real Audio version. Funk-y. Check it out.
GFS DJ set at the Royale in Brooklyn - Friday 06/06
JG and Billy Blaise from GFS and Moqita along with J.Smooth (who was originally unable to perform) will be kicking the funky jams at the Royale in Brooklyn NY, Friday June 6th 10PM till 3:00AM (or maybe later). All funk, no filler, your favorite underground funk hits and rare grooves from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's,10's, 20's, etc.
506 5th Ave
Btwn 12th and 13th
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Pay Pal now accepted at the GFS store
We've made some changes over at the GFS Online Store and we're now using Paypal to accept payments. You can still order with credit card just as easily as before, but now you can also use the flexibility of PayPal to get all of your favorite GFS products.
Review of Mount Vernon Street in WYWS
While You Were Sleeping Magazine
GFS- Mount Vernon Street
For all you Jungle/Drum and Bass heads who were born yesterday, J Smooth has dominated the electronic scene for the past couple of years. The album is a hit, and not just for Jungle fans. With an ingenious mixture of instruments, from an upright bass to a violin with a sax somewhere in the middle, and with the familiar sound of J Smooth on the tables, keys, guitar, and some bass, the Phiily-based crew hits on all cylindars. It's nice to hear an album that mixes funk riffs with both hard hip-hop and fast-paced jungle. A highly recommended album and I'm not even a big Jungle/Drum and Bass fan.
- Eytan Shandler
The Rifle Choir live at the Kyber
Check out "The Rifle Choir" the new band featuring GFS bass player, Mark Candidi. They're playing Friday March 7th at the Kyber in Philadelphia on 56 South 2nd Street. Show starts at 9PM. Check it out and get your rock and roll on!
GFS Featured in the Philly City Paper
Check out this article about us in the Philadelphia City Paper. Written by non other than uber music journalist, Philly legend, and judge of the Philly version of American Idol (hehe) AD Amorosi, it pretty much covers the history of GFS from day one to now. Pretty cool stuff.
Record Release Party at Liquid Blue on Thursday 1/30/03
To celebrate the release of our new cd, we're having a release party at Liquid Blue on 622 S 6th Street in Philadelphia. Spinning will be J.Smooth and JG along with our pals, Sean O'Neal(Flowchart,Sound Gizmo and Willyum (PSC, Worship)
Mount Vernon Street in stores now!!!
Holy crap! It's out!
The debut GFS full length "Mount Vernon Street" on Sound Gizmo Audio. It's available now at major stores world wide, courtesy of Ryko Distribution. You can also order online from our online store or even at major online stores like Amazon.com
Review of Mount Vernon Street at allaboutdj.com
"Mount Vernon Street" received an excellent review at allaboutdj.com. Read all about it here
On the Block Hustlin now available on CD
With the release of our debut album Mount Vernon Street less then 2 weeks away, we decided to add a new treat to our catalogue. The world renowned J.Smooth mixtape, On the Block Hustlin, (aka "The Blue Tape") is now available on CD. Order here!
J.Smooth Video Clips at Digital Dose
Live video clips featuring J.Smooth, Freaky Flow w/ MC Flipside, and DJ Craze at Digital-Dose.net
J.Smooth mixtapes now available on CD!
The J.Smooth mixes Soul and Return of the Galactic Philly Funk Jedi are now available exclusively in our online store. They are presented as a double CD package (one disc for each side) for only $12. More CD's will be made available in the next few weeks so keep checking the site for more details.
Welcome to the NEW gfsproductions.com!
We're redesigning the site from the ground up, so we can offer new music and and cool information that will be updated frequently. Check out the features of our brand new site including:
New Music section
You can now listen to tracks, mixes, and exclusive DJ sets in our new music section. It's now database driven which means you can quickly and easily search through all the audio. Audio samples are available for almost every track in our discography plus sets from the GFS dj's and archived sets of top DJ's from past GFS events. Also available are exclusive mp3 downloads of unreleased and forthcoming tracks!
New Ordering section (and SALE!)
All tapes and vinyl ON SALE for only $7! Other item's have also been reduced and shipping is free! The order page is tied into the database, so you can listen before you buy.
New Events section
See the small events listing on the upper right hand side of this page? Check out all you favorite GFS Dj's and where they'll be playing in our super organized expanded events section.
What is it that you people do again?
Find out about all the projects that we're working on and all the cool stuff we have coming up.
Well, damn, we can go all day. There's even more changes on the way as we continue to upgrade the site and add new features.
Any suggestions on what we can do to improve the site? Check out our contacts page and let us know.
New J.Smooth live set online
Listen to J.Smooth spinning at Primordial on Vibe Flow internet radio Check it out on RealAudio or MP3 streams.
GFS PLAYING LIVE in New York City, Friday 4/26
Check out J.Smooth, JG, and Billy Blaise kicking it live with a special Dj/Live performance set at Deprogramme @ OPENAIR 121 St. Mark's Place NYC. They'll be playing a dope set of new tracks, funky beats and live instrumental manipulation. Also playing will be resident Sound Gizmo bitchboy, Nick Cain. For more details, check out soungizmo.com
GFS - The Player/Mad Style Out now on Sound Gizmo
GFS - "The Player/Mad Style" Out now on Sound Gizmo
The new 12" from GFS out now! Check your local record store! This single is a precursor to the loooong delayed Mount Vernon Street CD, so get a taste now...
GFS - Regret - featured In our lifetime Vol. 1 on Fenway Recordings
A track from the forthcoming GFS album "Mount Vernon Street" has been included on the new compilation "In Our Lifetime" on Fenway Recordings We're on a indie rock comp! Sweet!
GFS 2001 News Archive
Recording003 Out Now!
Return Of Slick, Winter 2002!
Live Sets Now Available!
Releases For June 19th, 2001
Sine/Brian Darc "Revolver"/"Masked"
J.Smooth's Birthday With Us!
- April 18th, 2001
Latest Mix CD, Available Now!
Recordings 002 Coming In May. Promos Out Now!
releasing in May, 611dnb 002!
Events On Hold Til August...
Card Ordering Now Online!
- March 8th, 2001
- March 3rd, 2001
Please feel free to post your reviews or email us comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks go you to JG, Joe, Daniel, Matt and Jen, Luna, Nam, 0-Nation, Jason, Jenny and Sonicboom, Jen Solo and Solo Dojo crew, Eric, Karen and the SMC crew, Thad and Jerry for keeping things in check, Atlas Lighting, all the people that helped with promotions, anyone I forgot, and finally the wack ass graffiti writers that tagged my bathrooms up. Thanks alot for that one, I appreciate the extra time and money I have to put into cleaning and repainting the men's room. Next time you decide to graffiti my club at least wait and practice until your skills are tuned. My grandmother could have done better with a crayola crayon...
- January 25th, 2001
J.Smooth Mixtape Finally Out!
Hits The Store Fronts!
Argento Recordings Due Out Early February.
2000 News Archive
Releases For The Year 2001...
001 - GFS Funky Style
001 - GFS Inta Tha Future
Soon to come...
Updates as of Mid-October
9pm til Midnight
1999 News Archive
RealAudio for your listening pleasure.
single on F-111 from GFS Productions
Freaky Flow and J.Smooth Mixtape
Magetti @ WKDU band bash Oct. 9th
"The Player" on new JNCO mix CD.
joins "The Trans Maghetti".
Michaels new mix CD.