Deep House Providers is a dynamic duo of DJ Gary Jackmaster Wallace and DJ Marcuis, bridging elements of soulful, tech and deep house sounds.
Gary Jackmaster Wallace
Since the late 1980s, Gary Jackmaster Wallace has been building a musical repertoire that has been synonomous with the advent of House music.
As a legendary DJ and Billboard Magazine Club Reporter and music buyer at The Iconic record store Imports Etc who played at legendary clubs in Chicago Aka’s , Heroes , The Riviera , Mr.Ricky’s Chick Rick House ,The Warehouse , Dejoie’s , Inta’s Comfort Zone and also parties for (R.Kelly) , producer, artist and record label executive, this quadruple threat whose impact on the Chicago House music scene can be measured in in multiple ways, continues to drive the dance and urban music movement with his raw talent. To see where he is headed, one only has to journey back to his robust discography.
Gary has been the driving force along with Rick Lenoir and Larry Thompson behind musical gems like Black Traxx on House Jam Records Xaviera Gold “Good Luv” “Y’All Ready For This!”, “House Has Taken Over Me”, “Party-Time”, “Spell on Me”, “Don’t Play Me Raw”, “Double Asunder”, “When I Fell In Love” UBQ Project “Gotta Have You” and the Mirage Entertainment Group conglomerate of labels (House Jam,Nightclub,House N Effect,Tempest and Music Box Records.
According to Gary, “I grew up loving music, often inspired by the creativity and innovation heard on Chicago’s hottest radio mix shows”.
Mentored by renown A&R Sr. VP of JIVE Records Executive Wayne Williams The man responsible for bringing R.Kelly to Jive Records , Gary has cultivated a keen knowledge of music, artistry, and the business of music. The other key influences on his career include Farley Jackmaster Funk, Larry Thompson (LNR) Rick Lenoir, Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez.
Since embarking on the latest chapter in his musical career as Director of Operations and A&R of Salt Shaker Records Gary’s knack for electrifying the global music community will continue in full-effect as he spins the best in dance, produces the head-bobbing, feet moving hits, and identifies and brings to market the best in cutting edge artists.
DJ Marcuis Wade
DJ Marcuis is recognized as an innovator and driving force in the Carolina house music scene. His music and production style is a fusion of soulful and deep house to jackin’ house.
Focusing his musical style on house music in 2000, it is the uniqueness of his music selections, blends and live remixes that make him stand out from the DJ pack. DJ Marcuis meanders through melodic basslines and impactful vocals to take the audiences on a spiritual journey.
In 1998, DJ Marcuis renovated and opened Club Salt Shaker in North Carolina bringing a new club concept into region. In 2001, DJ Marcuis created and launched the independently syndicated radio program “Cross Culture Radio”, a 2 hour radio show that featured the latest in soulful house music in several terrestrial radio markets and internet stations across the country. Today, Cross Culture Radio has been rebranded as Salt Shaker Radio and is currently aired weekly on internet radio stations worldwide, including Ibiza Live Radio (Ibiza, ES) and House Station Radio (Rome, IT). In 2006, Salt Shaker Productions was established as an event production company to promote dance music events. Salt Shaker Productions has produced several festival events in the state of North Carolina and continues to create and produce events during the Winter Music Conference, IPM Rome and in Ibiza. DJ Marcuis launched Salt Shaker Records in early 2010, focusing on the creation and promotion of quality and impactful house music.
Salt Shaker Music Group was created in 2013 as an umbrella organization to manage the business of Salt Shaker Records and Salt Shaker Productions. DJ Marcuis and the team at Salt Shaker Music Group are creating music brands and products aimed at impacting this world through dance music.
It is through these avenues that DJ Marcuis will fulfill his creed, “The world is my stage. House music is my voice. It’s time to be heard.”