Analog Soul by Jacky Sommer & DatKat on Motion FM

Twin sister dj duo Jacky Sommer & DatKat join Motion FM as of June 7, 2012. Tune in to Deep Motion FM stream every Thursday for live broadcasting of the best undeground sounds of New York or listen to the the Analogue Show on demand in our podcast section.

About Sommer & DatKat
Identical twin sister duo Jacquelyn & Kathryn Smith (aka Jacky Sommer & DatKat) got started in the arts at a very early age. Born in the SF Bay area to a writer mother and sculptor father, their childhood was marked by an avid appreciation and promotion of the arts and culture. At a young age Jacquelyn would soon discover her talent as a dancer while DatKat pursued the fine arts through painting and drawing. Music however, would prove to be the destined path for both of them. As 80’s kids, part of the first generation of MTV, the sister’s found themselves glued to the tube, mesmerized by the sounds of new wave and post punk, early hip hop, classic soul/r&b and pop, and they developed a keen interest in jazz, fostered by their father’s love of legends such as Chick Corea, Thelonius Monk, Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis, to name a few, while artists like Herbie Hancock, Paul Hardcastle and Kraftwerk would later influence their introduction to electronic music.

Fast forward to LA in the late 90’s. By chance, the sisters would stumble upon an Eddie Amador residency. Unable to really put the experience into words, the girls would later characterize the night by stating “life just finally made sense at that moment.” This would mark the beginning of their passion and careers in dance music. They immediately acquired decks, began their record collections, and the rest, as they say, is history.

An acceptance to the famed Alvin Ailey School in 2001 would see Jacquelyn off to New York and within a year, after shopping weekly at the legendary DanceTracks record store, she landed a job there, eventually becoming shop manager and music buyer, working amongst and even playing alongside some dance music luminaries such as Theo Parrish, Kenny Larkin, King Britt and Gilles Peterson. DatKat moved to NYC a year later and began quietly honing her skills. In 2004 the girls secured a weekly radio spot on the famed eastvillageradio.com and the Analog Soul show was born. The long-running show aired every Monday night from 10pm-12am and explored what they deemed “the deeper, darker side of techno and house”–but it also explored the full spectrum of electronic music, from minimal, acid, Detroit techno, electro, dub, dubstep, and d&b to trip hop and other forms, with special guests ranging from Function to Simbad, Roland Appel, Slam Mode, and Dj Qu.

While the overall sound was largely dance-based, the show was aimed at promoting quality underground music and artists, and to expose some otherwise “genre-biased” listeners to a wider range of electronica. The show ended in 2009, and the twins would continue to play regularly at various venues in the city, such as APT, Love, and Stay. DatKat earned a residency at Montreal’s Academy Club and more international gigs would soon follow, with headlining stints in Kiev, Ukraine at Xlib Club and Sky Art Cafe and Moscow’s legendary Propaganda Club for Nina Kraviz’s “Voices” party. In early 2011, DatKat formed a collective called RADIO with close friend Lenny Posso (label boss of Thema Records) and A.Arias, a record collector and NYC promoter (Sound Noir and Helping Hands), and began throwing warehouse parties tailored to bringing the real underground back to NYC, booking the likes of Terrence Dixon, Oliver Ho, Christian Rau, Small People, and Trus’me among others. Jacquelyn continues to DJ regularly in NY and is currently a curator for Satelliterecords.com. In a short period of time the twins have made a name for themselves as tastemakers in the underground dance music scene.

Radios Shows

Deep Motion FM Playlist
GMT: 17:00.

Style: Deep House
Duration:1200 min
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Deep Motion FM Playlist
GMT: 17:00.

Style: Deep House
Duration:1200 min
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Deep Motion FM Playlist
GMT: 17:00.

Style: Deep House
Duration:1200 min
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Itza Chacon - Ethereal Ritmos (Mexico City, Mexico)
GMT: 17:00.

Style: Deep House
Duration:60 min
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deepArtSounds - deepArtSounds Radio (Zurich, Switzerland)
GMT: 18:00.

Style: Deep House
Duration:60 min
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Cakes Factory - Deeper Soul Show (Porto, Portugal)
GMT: 20:00.

Style: Soulful House
Duration:60:00
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The Rawsoul - Raw House Supreme Show (Montreal, Canada)
GMT: 21:00.

Style: Deep House/Soulful
Duration:120 min
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DJ Phil Lefebvre - On The Soul Tip (Montreal, Canada)
GMT: 23:00.

Style: Soulful House
Duration:60 min
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Energy Soul - Energy Soul Sessions (Lamia, Greece)
GMT: 18:00.

Style: Soulful House
Duration:60 min
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Toshi Maeda, Ayumu Okada, Kaji, Toyo & friends - Deeply Japan (Tokyo, Japan) (3am Tokyo Local Time)
GMT: 20:00.

Style: Deep House
Duration:60 min
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Steve Conry - Ten Lovers Music (Manchester, England)
GMT: 21:00.

Style: Deep House/Broken Beat/Jazz
Duration:60 min
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Malcolm Moore - Under The Bridge (USA/Germany)
GMT: 22:00.

Style: Deep House
Duration:60 min
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DJ Josh Thomas & DJ Kwab - Underground Revival (New York, USA)
GMT: 23:00.

Style: Soulful House
Duration:120 min
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Fermix Lopez - Coffee Sessions (Tulum, Mexico)
GMT: 02:00.

Style: Disco House
Duration:60 min
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Deep Motion FM Playlist
GMT: 17:00.

Style: Deep House
Duration:1440 min
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Releases

Black Salsoul – Special Edits – Sacred Rhythm 7″

American dance music legend, spiritual explorer and soul encyclopaedia Joe Claussel also of course runs the Sacred Rhythm label, where he …

Ten Lovers Music – Best Of Various (Erik Escobar, Cormac Fulton, Lorenzo Dewberry, Gee W) – 12″

TLM025 kicks off with Erik Escobar and his cover version of Memories by Caruso. Erik is from Campinas in Brazil and …

Nathan Haines / Jazz Juice – Thorne Bay Bossa/ Los Chicos – 7″

Label: Na Vitrola Brazil Format: 7″ Cat: NV NHJJ Released: 20 Aug 21 Genre: Broken Beat/Nu Jazz BUY 7″ Tracklist Side …

Events

Shelter 30th Anniversary – Friday, Sep 17, 2021

SHELTER 30th ANNIVERSARY PARTY SEPT 17 2021. DOORS OPEN 5:00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT. 30 years and still running. Join us and …

Danny Krivit & Joe Claussell – Soul Alliance Boat Party 2021

Benny Soto presents… Sunday, August 29th SOUL ALLIANCE BOAT PARTY! With music by Joaquin “Joe” Claussell and Danny Krivit! Taking place …

Shelter 29th Year Anniversary feat. Timmy Regisford & Ron Trent – 07/03/2021

Shelter 29th Year Anniversary

We endured a year of loss. We have a year to gain. Sunday June 6 was a beautiful event. Everyone was …

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