DJ Laris ALEXANDER
Providing soul stirring lead vocals on the back to back anthems, "Finally, "Home" and "Diamond Life." All produced and penned by maestro Jay "Sinister" Sealee , Julie's musical background is as diverse as music itself.
Born in 1972 in Pottstown, PA, Julie McKnight is a daughter of a Seventh-Day Adventist Minister. Julie's musical influences begins with her mother Saundra Brooks, who performed at the age of 19 at the Apollo Theatre in New York City after being coerced by her father, Norris Turney, a multi-reed player and member of Duke Ellington's Orchestra. Aretha Franklin may have won that night but Saundra Brooks brought the house down with her rendition of "What A Wonderful World." As the old adage says, "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree."
Having moved to Los Angeles in the 80's, Julie's charismatic father, Victor Sr., welcomed people of all faiths and backgrounds into their home. During this time, Julie and her family formed lasting relationships with some of the greatest in music history. Some of these legendary artists include: Jazz Singer and Entertainer Extraordinaire, Nancy Wilson, The Original King of Rock and Roll, Little Richard, Nina Simone and Tony-Award Winning Actor, Singer and Songwriter, Clifton Davis.
Julie has collaborated with, and supplied guest vocals for the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire, The Emotions, and her former husband, Brian McKnight. Coming into her own in the late 90's, Julie, herself would let her own star shine bright enjoying a variety of accolades to include, winning honors for "Finally" the 2001 MTV2 Dancestar Music Awards Song of the Year, Best vocalist, and Best live PA nominations 2005 Dance Music Awards. Julie has brought down the house performing at the majority of the world's hottest stages, festivals and nightclubs spanning from N.Y. and San Francisco to the Isle of Ibiza. In addition, Julie's versatility as a vocal stylist was also put on the frontline this year while touring with her elder sibling, Victor Brooks, Jr., composer and vocalist for his own brazilian world music oriented CD, "Samba Soul",as well as lending her talents to Ze Ricardo and his band in Brazil respectively.
Julie is currently working own her first solo project set for release in 2008. Providing lead vocal on the Jay Omega produced smash lead single "COMPLICATED" an urban pop stormer with metal overtones, destined for high placement on the pop/rnb/urban charts worldwide, the sky is the limit. With her love for all types of music genres, we can only anticipate that the best is yet to come.
Le team Brown S a été créée en 2007.
Il regroupe deux amoureux de House Music à savoir Black Martini et Alex Kuem.
A coté de leur résidence dans différents clubs genevois (Deep Club, Moa Club, Code Club), Brown S a joué pour les plus gros Events de la place comme les Red Zone, le Bypass et pour la Lake Parade.
Brown S est à la base du succès des soirées Tasty qui se déroulent à Genève depuis 2011 et qui regroupent 4 à 5 fois par année 1000 à 1500 personnes avec Brown S accompagné d’un artiste international.
En dehors de Genève c'est au Liquid Club de Berne, au Zoo du Mad à Lausanne, à la Majestic Night Montreux ainsi qu'au Studio du Montreux Jazz Festival qu'ils se sont distingués.
Au niveau international, Brown S a eu la chance de jouer lors de la WMC (Miami/USA) en 2010 ainsi qu'à Londres au WhiteHouse Club puis au Driver Club pour l'Event "La Vita".
Brown S a collaboré avec plusieurs artistes du label Defected Records tel que Simon Dunmore, Sam Divine, Copyright, Shovell, Quentin Harris et Sandy Rivera.
LARIS ALEXANDER (Résident)
Laris Alexander DJ & Producer native from south of France. He really mastered the deejaying art over the past two decades, and has experimented a lot of various electronic flows in various cities like Kiev, Geneva, Zürich and now London. His hard working mind set and ability of being flexible makes his personality easily underlined. Emotion, Groove and passion would be the light motive to define what we can hear through his sets between, Deep House, Teck House and sometimes Techno. With good technical skills, this Frenchy realizes his ambitions and success of his sets that brings you in his own universe.
DJ MIRCO MANY (Résident)
Genevois originaire de Venise, Mirco Many fait partie de cette génération de DJs qui ont donné de l’ampleur à la scène house en Suisse. Depuis les 80’s, il produit de la house et présente de nombreuses émissions radio Dance Underground, Funk en passant par le Hip House, la House etc. Dans les 80-90’s, Mirco est également reconnu dans le milieu de l’évènementiel par ses nombreuses soirées majeures à Genève, Montreux, Lausanne, etc., avec la collaboration de nombreux DJ Internationaux de la scène house Underground.