FRANK LOTZ (Refresh Your Sense Vol. 1 & 2)

Soulparlor is a German based production & DJ collective consisting of Frank Lotz, Frank Jensen, & Tobias Müller. Through their own releases, several remixes and two long-time club residencies in the Rhine-Main-area the guys have made their mark throughout Germany, Philadelphia, New York, London & Berlin.

They were involved in almost all of the tracks on their former label “Sense Music” & have so far released 15 singles under the names Soulparlor, Care Company, F, Callahan’s & also an album entitled “The Way We Talk”.

Their music productions were followed by DJ-bookings (a T-D1 sponsored tour in Canada & Germany with Atjazz, Swag & Rasoul) & remix-requests for such august names as Atjazz, Juan Atkins, Oscar, Swag & Gammat 3000.

After a short break and reorientation at the “post vinyl” music scene the boys went back on the map with even more fresh ideas and power to move things forward.
Domu signed Soulparlor for his “Here Comes Treble” Compilation on Treble O with their foward thinking Brokenbeat Joint “Gee”, which turned out to be a big tune at the legendary CO-OP Clubnight in London. This was followed by a remix of James Brown on the well-known label GAMM, two 5-track EPs of soulful and jazzy Brokenbeat, which were released in 2008 & 2009 on the New York-based Label “Bagpak Music” & a contribution to Jazz singer Cecilia Stalin’s (Koop) solo project, which also includes works by Daz-I-Kue (Bugz in the Attic).

Thereafter Mad Mats asked for a release on his highly respected label “Raw Fusion”.

This solid 4-track EP was completed by a massive remix from the one & only “Recloose”,

& songs like “In Harmony” where supported by many DJs such as Dego (4hero, 2000black) around the globe.

The next exclamation mark in 2009 was another Soulparlor remix for Kay Suzuki featuring Colonel Red on Londons “Fresh Minute Music”. Highlight of the year was the joint venture with Stan Steam & Daz-I-Kue on the track “C’mon Rock”, which is featured at the “15 Years of OM Records” anniversary compilation and also had a play at the MTV reality soap “Real Life”.

In 2010 Soulparlor was signed by “Tokyo Dawn Records” for their upcoming second album including guest artists like Capitol A, Replife, Blaktroniks, Cecilia Stalin, Yannah, Colonel Red, Oddisee, Stan Steam, Clyde & Motet. On the same label they have already been part of Portformat’s remix LP amongst artists like Nightmares On Wax, Opolopo, Andreas Saag & Comfort Fit. In the meantime Soulparlor is going to contribute tracks to Stan Steam’s forthcoming album & is working on an EP for “Restless Soul Music”.
Musically their productions as well as DJ-sets range from Philly Hip Hop, Nu Soul, 70’s Disco, Soul & Boogie tunes up to Twisted Deep House, Nu Jazz & their specialty Broken Beats.