DJ ASH SELECTOR


Listen to Ash Selector's Award Winning Groove Control Shows on www.mixcloud.com/ashselector




RECEIVING BEST SOUL CLUB DJ AWARD
RECEIVING BEST SOUL RADIO SHOW AWARD
 

Multi Award Winning ASH SELECTOR presents GROOVE CONTROL on SOLAR RADIO every Saturday 12pm-2pm  UK TIME

RADIO PRESENTER SUPPORTING SOULFUL JAZZY DANCE MUSIC FROM THE PAST PRESENT  FUTURE.

Ash Selector Winner Best Soul Club Dj 2016/2017, Winner Best Soul Radio Show Groove Control 2016//2017on Award Winning Best Soul Station Solar Radio. Winner Best London Soul Club 2016/2017

ASH SELECTOR started djing back in 1980 playing soul, jazz funk, brit funk & lovers rock @ student parties.

 In 1982 Ash became a club Dj with his 1st Residency "Soul Night" @ Melanies in NW London every friday night.The night became a roaring success and the club gave Ash every saturday as well to do the same. The club changed the sound system and sold the old one to Ash with which he set up the "RHYTHM BOX SOUL SOUND" & and ran for 4 years,playing & promoting at his own soul music events.

In 1984 ASH had his first taste of playing @ Notting Hill Carnival with the Peoples Choice International sound system. Throughout the next 5 years Ash continued to play on the club scene spinning anything from soul/funk/brit funk/jazz funk/acid jazz/hip hop/electro/lovers rock to soulful house and garage whilst presenting radio shows on Girls Fm & Skyline Fm, he also played @ clubs in the midlands, amongst them were "Boogies", "Bobby Browns" & "Edwards no.8" in Birmingham, "Christophers" in Kingswingford & "Alley Cats" in Stourbridge.


1989 to 1991 Ash was resident Dj in the soul/soulful house room @ Kiss Fm's 3rd Base Every Saturday night @ Shaftesburys night club attracting up to 1500 clubbers every week in the west end of London,alongside a variety of Djs including Paul Trouble Anderson,Chrissie T, Max & Dave,Steve Jackson & Chris Phillips.Ash also played at Kiss Fm's weekly sunday under 18's gig "JOY" @ the WAG club alongside Rob Blake & Maura Miller.

1991 to 1994 Ash played at various london clubs, including Pump Club @ Iceni,London Soul Night Out @ Limelight, Rhythm & Soul @ Laceys & Life @ The Middlesex & Herts country club, WITH DJS including Norman Jay, Bob Jones,Jasper the vinyl Junkie, Kev Hill , Mark Smedley & Tony Monson.

In 1994 Ash met Choice Fm's Steve Wren and was invited to join him on his Saturday night Clubtime show. After a positive initial response from the listeners, Steve invited Ash to join him every Saturday night. Ash played various comical characters and supplied sound effects for the show, the most memorable being a variety of horns and whistles.This continued for the next 5 years.
In 1995 Ash Selector & Steve Wren dj'd together at a club night Ash named "Slam"(Bar Royale, Camden), every Saturday night for 6 months. Ash also mc'd for Steve @ Caister Soul Weekenders & Southport Dance Weekenders from 1994-1999 as well as djing with him on various club nights including Funk Fantasy in Surrey & The Launch Party for RnB act N-TYCE. In 1997 Ash had the idea to launch a new club night playing soul classics alongside upfront rnb & soulful house and garage all to be played in one club room.  

Shaft was launched in Sept 1997a small club called Flamingos in Hanover square, London . In April 2000 Shaft was voted No.2 club night in the Uk in Blues & soul magazine. The night ran till July 2000 with a variety of guest djs including Greg Edwards, Kwame (D influence), Chris Hill, Froggy, & Gary Dennis. Ash was also resident Dj @ "BUBBLING FRIDAYS" monthly in Chiswick playing the best in old school funky grooves with guests Cleveland Anderson, Geoff Schuman & Steve Wren.

In 1998 Ash joined In House recordings staying with them till 1999 releasing 5 singles & remixing classic soul & current rnb in a 2 step uk garage style,one track was a cover of we got the funk by positive force using 3 mc's, B-Live, CKP & MC Neat, the tracks were well received and played by DJ EZ & THE DREEM TEAM.

In 1998 & 1999 Ash joined the Soul City Movement as a dj & mc touring Malta with RnB acts including Lemar & Kele Le Roc. London's West End called the Soul Cafe in Wardour Street. Soul Shack commenced in Feb 1998 in London's West End at a venue called the Soul Cafe in Wardour Street as a weekly Friday night and through it's popularity moved to every Saturday night. The night still runs as a monthly event on the 3rd Saturdays of every month (www.soulshack.com) Ash has co- presented guest dj slots on internet radio stations soul 24/7 & UK Rumbal & CONTINUES TO PRESENT the GROOVE CONTROL show every Saturday ON SOLAR RADIO 12pm-2pm GMT. www.solarradio.com & SKY DIGITAL CHANNEL 0129.  
Aug 2002 Ash & James remixed the Real Things- Can You Feel The Force in a disco/house style for fx/nice n ripe recordings entitled Feel the Force, Artist Soul Shack.

Throughout the years Ash has been the official Dj @ live gigs too including:
ATMOSFEAR, FATBACK BAND, CHANGE, MARLENA SHAW & EDDIE HENDERSON, LEROY BURGESS, DON BLACKMAN, JUNIOR GISCOMBE,
NOEL MCKOY, TASHAN, OMAR, SHALAMAR, CE CE PENISTON, KENI STEVENS, VIVIENNE McKONE, GQ, BRASS CONSTRUCTION, INCOGNITO, BEGGAR & CO, LIGHT OF THE WORLD, SOUL II SOUL, LEE JOHN, CENTRAL LINE, SECOND IMAGE, GWEN MCRAE, THE GROOVE ASSOCIATION,
The late DAVID GUESTS SOUL LEGENDS tours with BILLY PAUL, RAY LEWIS (DRIFTERS), DENIECE WILLIAMS, MARTHA WASH, SHEILA FERGUSON (THREE DEGREES), JAKI GRAHAM, MARTHA REEVES, CANDI STATON, PERCY SLEDGE, DOROTHY MOORE, KIM WESTON, BRENDA HOLLOWAY & GC CAMERON (SPINNERS),
THE SUPREMES, KURTIS BLOW, GEORGE MCCRAE & THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES.  
 
Ash continues to support various charity organisations raising funds for worthy causes.


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