Roland Clark

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Roland Clark
Also known asDJ Roland Clark, Dark Clark, Digital Pimps, Houseboy, Jesus Jackson, Keita, People, South Street Player, Urban Soul
Born (1965-11-07) November 7, 1965 (age 53)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
GenresHouse, deep house, techno, soul, pop
Occupation(s)DJ, producer, songwriter
Years active1987–present
LabelsDelete Records, King Street Sounds / Street King, 157 Shelter Records, Deeptown Music, Defected Records, Skint Records, Strictly Rhythm
Associated actsKaty Perry, Fatboy Slim, Armand Van Helden, Bob Sinclar, Todd Terry, Osheen, Roger Sanchez, Calvin Gaines

Roland Clark is an American house music DJ, producer, songwriter and vocalist.

Biography[edit]

In the past, Roland Clark used the aliases Jesus Jackson, Digital Pimps, Dark Clark, South Street Player, and is also founding member of the dance music project Urban Soul.[1] 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 Todd Terry, Terry Hunter and Roger Sanchez.[2]

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.[3]

His 2006 song "Running on Sunshine", which he performed using the Jesus Jackson alias and co-recorded with Fatboy Slim,[4] has appeared in various ABC programming such as Grey's Anatomy and Men in Trees.[5][6]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roland Clark 'Afromation Album' Exclusive Q&A". Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  2. ^ "Roland Clark 'Afromation Album' Exclusive Q&A". Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  3. ^ Munzenrieder, Kyle. "A Breakdown of Every Reference and Sample in Katy Perry's "Swish, Swish"". W Magazine. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  4. ^ Jesus Jackson aka Roland Clark (April 4, 2011). "Running On Sunshine". YouTube.
  5. ^ "Grey's Anatomy" I Am a Tree (TV Episode 2006) - Soundtracks - IMDb
  6. ^ "Men in Trees" New York Fiction: Part 1 (TV Episode 2006) - Soundtracks - IMDb

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