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Tortured Soul (Live) @ Focus w/ Josh Billings & Jazzwell

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July 20, 2011


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This Tuesday July 26th – Very special event
Tortured Soul LIVE (TSTC, Dome, Columbia, Brooklyn NY)
With Josh Billings & Jazzwell

$12 Before 10:30 w/ RSVP / $15 after ($20 w/o RSVP)
Email to get on the list

This Tuesday we have a very special treat at Focus. Brooklyn's very own Tortured Soul will be gracing us with a Live performance on Focus' stage. You CAN NOT miss this Tuesday. Trust me! If you've ever seen Tortured Soul Live before you know how awesome they are and to see them in a venue as intimate as Focus is flat out amazing. FYI Last time we had Tortured Soul we sold out, so presale tickets are strongly suggested for this very special event.

The world of dance music has been celebrating the arrival of Tortured Soul of late, whether backing a DJ Spinna record, lifting floors with one of their own soaring, soulful vinyl outings or moving a crowd with one of their incredible live shows. With their simple 3-piece line-up, the band are a breath of fresh air for the dancefloor-weary masses tired of dry club brands serving up DJs-by-numbers. Bringing all the right elements of soul and disco heritage into their music, you’ll experience a Tortured Soul live set as you’ll experience a great DJ.

There is a serious respect for R&B and jazz heritage too in the Tortured Soul approach. For starters, you won’t find many live bands in clubs kitted out in crisp shirts and ties. Christian takes it up: “We only ever did one gig, our first, without dressing like that. 300 to 350 shows later, we have played every gig that way. As well as being fun and giving the show a romantic feel, we wanted to give respect to all of those jazz musicians of the ‘50s and ‘60s and show some respect for the history of the music. It’s retro but it’s not. We’re now associated with it. It has become our calling card.”

From the start, their records were hailed as soulful house classics and champions were swift to emerge – Danny Krivit, Blaze, Roger Sanchez, Gilles Peterson and Quentin Harris among those spreading the message. Singles like ‘Fall In Love’, co-produced by DJ Spinna, cemented the Tortured Soul sound – beautiful, haunting songs with intricate, solid beats, up there with any of the finest New York productions in house music’s illustrious history.

“For me, Tortured Soul is what a band should be,” concludes Urich. “we all feed off each other. Like any relationship, we have fights, sure, but all three of us carry it and we are excited by it. It just works really well.”

Check these videos out to see what's in store for you…
Tortured Soul – We like tequila LIVE at Focus – Youtube
Tortured Soul – How's your life live – Youtube
Tortured Soul – Fall in love live – Youtube
Tortured Soul – Home to you live – Youtube
Tortured Soul – Enjoy it now live – Youtube

Warming up the night for Tortured Soul (9:30-Midnight) will be a combination of deep house grooves by Focus resident DJ Josh Billings & Jazzwell. So come dance with us this Tuesday and witness live house music at it's best. Don't forget about the drink specials before 10:30 and make sure to RSVP for the discount at the door or get your presale tickets. It's gonna be one amazing night.

Check out for new mixes by Fred Everything, Wobs & Dougal with more mixes coming up this week (subscribe to our podcast)

P.S. Mark your calendars for our big event at the Yost Theater Friday August 5th. This is a sneak preview night so we are limiting the amount of tickets sold. Get yours before they are sold out.

Just a heads up – We have all sizes in of the I heart house music T-Shirts + the brand new "Eye Chart" T-Shirts and the "Residents" shirt. You can see the designs on You can also get them at the club Tuesday.

The gallery section has been updated with pictures from Claude VonStroke + videos from Maya Jane Coles, on

Don't forget the drink specials before 10:30 – $3 Beers / Sangria or $3.50 Vodka Energy / Midori Sour / Cosmo + the delish $1 Tacos on the patio all night long.

Check out our group on Facebook –

See You Tuesday!

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