Welcome to SummerFondue.com!

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1 February 2008

Let me welcome you to SummerFondue.com – another voice of soulful house music. This is the home of Summer Fondue Sessions radioshow with tracklists and shows archive. We will also post the industry news – expect quick reviews of new releases and some info on artists, labels, DJs… We’re looking forward to hear your comments (this site is actually a blog!). Don’t forget to grab the RSS feed to stay tuned. And if you happen to be in Moscow, Russia, – welcome along to our events.

Here we go! After almost 2 years of running SummerFondue.ru (aka SoulfulHouse.ru) I’m launching the international version. What’s that all about? That’s all about house music. Soulful house. Deep house. Jazzy house. Well, any house that feeds the soul. SummerFondue.ru was intended to popularize soulful house in Russia (yeah, I am Russian). Here in Russia we got strong domination of electro, minimal and other techno stuff, people got used to party those ways. But soulful house is on fire throughout the world, and I see no obstacles to evangelize it here as well. This is the music of beautiful people, of friendly parties, the music to stay in one’s heart, and “dance music for adults” (© Ricardo Torres) after all.

On the road to mass soulful injection in Russia I’ve started the bi-weekly radioshow that is now distributed among several online stations, and on local FMs in Russia (ever listened to Russian soulful house DJ? – Now you can). So this .com website is the radioshow home for foreign audience. Besides, I will share some soulful house industry news with you.

Here’s how this all is organized. This site runs WordPress engine. So it’s kinda blog. Every article is a blog post. Posts’ summaries are listed on the homepage in chronological order (though there’s “sticky posts” sometimes that live on the top for some time). Every summary has “Read more” link that points to full text article. Every post has categories and tags assigned. Categories are like site sections: they are now “Show’s archive” and “Releases” which are pretty much self-explanatory, and “General” for administrative site-related news. Tags are for more specific post description, they could be:

  • about subject (album, event, artist, label…);
  • about style (deep, afro, jazzy, latin, soulful…);
  • and about country (usa, uk, france, sweden…).

Both categories and tags are also listed at sidebar to the right on every page so you can navigate quickly. Visitors can comment any post. Name and e-mail (will not be published) are required. You can also subscribe to any post’ comments or track them via RSS. There are also some static pages on this site: about me (“DJ Soulmate“), “Radioshow” with the list of all shows and recent show online player etc.

Well..
Let the music play, and let there be house!

P. S. Oh, and please do excuse me for my imperfect English, it’s not my native language as you can understand.

  • Ari

    I just found your site this evening. I’ve heard four of your shows on ssradio in the last couple of days, and for someone whose country has a “strong domination of electro, minimal and other techno stuff”, I have to say your uniqueness extends beyond your borders—you’ve catapulted to the top of my list of favorite house dj’s with your seamless and soulful arrangements.

  • Ari

    I just found your site this evening. I’ve heard four of your shows on ssradio in the last couple of days, and for someone whose country has a “strong domination of electro, minimal and other techno stuff”, I have to say your uniqueness extends beyond your borders—you’ve catapulted to the top of my list of favorite house dj’s with your seamless and soulful arrangements.

  • @Ari, thanks for the kind words, and welcome to the world of Summer Fondue. :)

  • @Ari, thanks for the kind words, and welcome to the world of Summer Fondue. :)