Anniversary Celebration Brings Back the Love
Plus: Three’s Finest House Wine
But it was Love’s musical sensibility and live instrumentation that kept new-school house audiences engaged beyond the conventional solo-sax offerings of traditional tracks. A seasoned musician of several bands, Love’s career highlights included penning the theme song to the cult television classic, “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” He played in several bands and had hardly considered himself a DJ prior to his foray into house.
But once Love stepped up, there was clearly no stepping down. Since taking to the decks, he still taps an arsenal of instruments during his performances, which include everything from flutes and keyboards to trumpets and—yes—saxophones. The release of his 2006 Summer Sessions compilation on Om, followed by his first full-length album, Bring Enough to Spill Some, have proved that his ability to work a crowd over in key isn’t limited to live play. As an artist, his accessibility to underground and commercial audiences proves that he stands creatively centered in the realm of DJ and musician.
Lucky for Love, his talent has helped him master both roles.
Good Year: Anyone
who has ever been duped by the prowess of fine wine will appreciate Wally Callerio’s style. Like the
unassuming nature of a cabernet, it’s that rare bottle that jumps up and bites.
Consider Callerio house music’s humble equivalent. The founder of West
Coast-based Dufflebag Records has kept a relatively low profile on the
production front as of late, but continues to surprise with fluid, funk-based
house sets that flow more freely than wine itself. A former member of
Wally Callerio performs on Saturday,
May 31 for The Step Up at Three.