Join Milano Lounge Radio each and every Wednesday for a special edition of Deep State Sessions and experience the smooth silky melodic sounds of DJ Francis James. Each show is a hand-picked blend of the best and newest melodic sounds out there that will be sure to take you on a musical journey–Enjoy!
DJ Francis James is an experienced DJ/Producer with over 25 years of industry experience.
He is a music specialist that can make any event special and unique from the rest! Originally from the Philadelphia and New York City areas, he spent much of his youth engulfed in music which quickly became his passion and joy! He quickly learned that his versatility and knowledge of music were both an asset and the key to getting a crowd on the dance floor in any environment or party. He was taught by some of the best known disc-jockeys within the Tri-State Area (Philadelphia, NYC, & Atlantic City) that had extensive DJ Residencies and Radio Shows in the early 1990’s.
Over the years he has worked major nightclubs in Philadelphia, New York City, and the Atlantic City areas with a residency at one of the biggest nightclubs in Philadelphia in the mid-1990’s (Egypt Nightclub) and many other DJ guest appearances in both New York City and Atlantic City.
He has been involved with countless DJ Expos over the course of his career, including doing some guest DJ Sets at the prestigious Winter Music Conference in Miami. He has had countless radio shows which have been broadcasted world-wide on various internet radio stations under various DJ aliases at one time or another, and he is also an up and coming music producer which has had some of his older productions distributed on world-renowned sites such as Beatport (USA) and Juno Records from the UK.
In 2016, he had the opportunity to open for some of the biggest names in the Electronic Dance Music Industry such as: Alex M.O.R.P.H., Adam Ellis, UCast, and one of Armin Van Buuren’s legendary trance vocalist, Susana from Amsterdam. He is now currently residing in Cologne, Germany and is back in the studio making some fresh new melodic music. He is focusing on Deep House with elements of synthwave incorporated into it—so stay tuned and thanks for the support!
I have just added to our playlist Rod Best’s latest album, “Soul Soothing”, featuring Patrick Yandall on guitars, Daniel Spirovski on saxophones, Libbie Jo Snyder on flute and Rod on keyboards.
This instrumental album is easy listening and relaxing and fits well in our music rotation, I hope you’ll like it.
Here’s “Latin Lover”, one of the tracks from the album:
Rod is from Australia, he currently lives in Gayndah, Queensland, Australia (4 hours north of Brisbane) and is married to Jan. He learnt piano at an early age then branched out onto organ.
He also has studied alto saxophone and guitar.
Over the years Rod has been involved in training and developing of singers and musicians as well as writing music arrangements for small stage band through to large orchestras, direction of major musical productions and song composition.
Rod Best studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Arranging, developing in composition and arrangement in jazz and contemporary keyboarding styles.
He has also studied under some great Australian jazz piano players including Tony Ansell, Mike Nock, Michael Bartolomei, Chuck Yates, Judy Bailey, Dave Fennell, Vince Genova and Kevin Hunt. He studied at Jazz Worx in Brisbane and received an Associate Diploma in Jazz.
He has released five instrumental albums called “Best Of Smooth”, “The Best of Rod Best”, “Groove On”, “A Peaceful Place”, “The Next Level” and his latest, “Soul Soothing”.