Ed Eustace feat. Stee Downes

A talented multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Stee Downes was raised on a diet of soul music, falling in love with the music of Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, George Benson, and Curtis Mayfield at an early age courtesy of his parents’ record collection. This experience shaped his outlook on music and life, and artists such as Donny Hathaway, Dangelo, James Brown and Aretha Franklin took a firm place in his heart, filling him with an inspiration that has lasted to this day. In 2002 after a trip round Europe, Stee settled in Amsterdam where he rapidly gained recognition in the soul community thanks to his warm, soulful voice, causing London based outfit Loose Ensemble to seek out one of his demo’s. They promptly asked him to feature on two tracks for the Catalyst EP, which was released on Foundation records. He later collaborated with Echoplex’s Ed Eustace to be part of Vinylvibes’ first release, which received massive support from top-DJs, music connoisseurs and tastemakers such as Dom Servini, Rainer Truby, Michael Ruetten and, of course, Jazzanova. Inspired by the positive reaction Stee was determined to keep on pushing. He developed his vocal talents and combined them with his original song-writing to create a unique sound. He began to build his repertoire and put together a live show, later supporting top acts such as Amp Fiddler, Bugz in the Attic and Money Mark in 2006. In April 2008 he teamed up with old friend and musical counterpart Ishfaq to record his debut album Al...

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