Roland Clark

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Roland Clark
Also known as DJ Roland Clark, Dark Clark, Digital Pimps, Houseboy, Jesus Jackson, Keita, People, South Street Player, Urban Soul
Born (1965-11-07) November 7, 1965 (age 52)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres House, deep house, techno, soul, pop
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, songwriter
Years active 1987–present
Labels Delete Records, King Street Sounds / Street King, 157 Shelter Records, Deeptown Music, Defected Records, Skint Records, Strictly Rhythm
Associated acts Katy Perry, Fatboy Slim, Armand Van Helden, Bob Sinclar, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, Calvin Gaines

Roland Clark is a house music DJ, producer, songwriter and vocalist. In the past, he has used the aliases Jesus Jackson, Digital Pimps, Dark Clark, South Street Player, and is also founding member of the dance music project Urban Soul. He learned how to write songs from his childhood mentor Calvin Gaines.

One of the many projects he has been involved in is "Flowerz" by Armand van Helden, from the album 2 Future 4 U from 1998, as well as delivering his writing and vocal talents to the likes of Bob Sinclar, Todd Terry and Roger Sanchez.

He was featured on two Fatboy Slim songs, "Star 69" and "Song for Shelter", both of which sample part of Clark's song "I Get Deep" and feature on Fatboy Slim's 2000 album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars.

In 2017, "I Get Deep" was once again sampled in "Swish Swish" by Katy Perry.

His 2006 song "Running on Sunshine", which he performed using the Jesus Jackson alias and co-recorded with Fatboy Slim,[1] has appeared in various ABC programming such as Grey's Anatomy and Men in Trees.[2][3]

Clark is currently a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Roland has since started a record label Delete Global Records, which is distributed by Strictly Rhythm Records.

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  1. ^ Jesus Jackson aka Roland Clark (April 4, 2011). "Running On Sunshine". YouTube. 
  2. ^ "Grey's Anatomy" I Am a Tree (TV Episode 2006) - Soundtracks - IMDb
  3. ^ "Men in Trees" New York Fiction: Part 1 (TV Episode 2006) - Soundtracks - IMDb

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