Brian Gardner – Soul Foundation Recordings (Chicago/Las Vegas)
aka Brian G, Barried Garden, BTMG
Most people look one in the eye to try to sum up a person’s soul or read
emotions. To read Brian, you would be wiser to listen to one of his sets.
Brian’s range of emotional expression is wide and deep and his sets reflect what he is feeling
at that moment. Whether his set is comprised of the jazzy, soulful grooves of content
and harmony, or the hard-hitting intensity and angst of industrial techno;
at the end of the day, to Brian, it’s all HOUSE.
People have described Brian as, “a big ball of energy, giving himself over the
turntables, as he tries to let the spirit be it”. That kind of spiritual energy,
focus, and drive has led Brian to his current position among Chicago’s finest.
Brian gained knowledge of the underground sound while he worked as a buyer at Chicago Record store staples (Hot
Jams, Hip House, WaxADDICT) from 1999-2006. During that time, Brian made many connections that lead to a series of
successful residencies and bookings at various Chicago Venues, Lofts, and club nights such as; Mad Bar (Music-101),
Boom Boom Room, Darkroom, Smart Bar, ROOTS, Sub-T, I Love House Music Wednesdays, along with many others.
For the past two plus decades, Brian has consistently performed throughout North America
alongside some of the greats for packed crowds in internationally recognized venues.
He dipped his hands into the realm of theater in 2000, when he worked with Asylum 137
on a dark theatre production featuring European and Native American clowning. The
diverse soundtrack encompassed house, techno, classical opera, and a “cirque du soleil”
style of music. Through ownership of Soul Foundation Recordings in Las Vegas, a highly
respected collective of artists based in Chicago with a global following, Brian is dedicated
to reviving what some would say has “been lost” in house music.
With productions on labels like Farris Wheel Recordings, Minuendo Recordings (Spain), RealDEEP Recordings,
Thought Records & remixes on Black Error Recordings (SA) or his own imprint Soul Foundation Recordings, this Disc
Jockey/Producer is undoubtedly tied to music as a part of his being. According
to him, “Music is the only religion I have; it definitely saved me.” Whether
Brian is spinning or producing, his sound is unmistakably from the soul…
Brian Gardner Discography:
Behind The Groove “Calling Your Name” (N&B Dub) (Vinyl & Digital) Farris Wheel Recordings 2002
Barried Garden “Been So Long, Eightsixteen” Barried Garden EP (Vinyl) Thought Records Chicago 2003
BCBG “Feelin Moved, Libra Rising, So Good, So Blue” MUXICARIA Ep (Digital) RealDEEP Recordings 2009
Brian Gardner feat Brenda D “I Knew It Was You” Amuse Bouche EP – Vol.1 (Digital) RealDEEP Recordings 2010
Brian Gardner & Brenda D “So Blue” Chicago Skull EP (Vinyl) Minuendo Recordings (Spain) 2011
Brian Gardner feat Brenda D Remix “This World is Just an Illusion” (Digital) Black Error Recordings (South Africa) 2012
BTMG feat Brenda D “Deep Underground” (Digital) Soul Foundation Recordings 2013
BTMG feat Brenda D “Time Away” (Digital) Soul Foundation Recordings 2013
BTMG “Residential, Drive, Taking Control” MikeaLike EP (Digital) Soul Foundation Recordings 2013
BTMG feat Brenda D “Rush” (Digital) Soul Foundation Recordings 2013
Brian G. Sounds from Beyond EP (Digital) Sugar Shack Recordings 2015
Soul Foundation Recordings 12″ Vinyl Comp SFRV-001 Soul Foundation Recordings 2015
Brian G.” Meditation” Lea Music 2015
“1212 EP” Brian G. Orange Earth Music 2016
“The Soul Foundation EP” Brian Gardner & Brenda D “Love Me” 2017
“The Soul Foundation EP” BCBG aka Bjak & Brian G “Libra Rising” 2017
“The Earth Shook” Ruby & The Fitz HousePit Chi 12” 001 Comp Spring 2020