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ISM 2015 VERSION 1Indie Soul Mixer Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary at Drom NYC…

The 10th Annual Indie Soul Mixer-NYC presented by Executive Producers, Mike Ashley & Dexter Myers is set for Sunday, September 27, 2015. We are extremely honored to have produced this event for the past decade in NYC. We launched this event to offer support and camaraderie as the music business drastically changed around us. We invite our friends old and new to come out and celebrate a true staple in the Indie Soul Community. We are moving the event back to DROM, one of the premier music venues in NYC and we are trying it on a Sunday for this very special silver anniversary gala.
Our Theme: The Indie Soul Family Reunion 2015
We invite every artist and guest that has ever attended the Indie Soul Mixer to come back and fellowship with us for this very important milestone. Whether you perform or just come out and experience the latest and greatest music from your peers, we want you in the building.
Performance Details
If you would like to register for a performance slot at the event, please send us an email: dextermyers@gmail.com and we will send the performance information. We will always try to accommodate everyone that would like to perform

A note from the co-promoter: Mike Ashley.

For 10 years I have been co- promoter of the Indie Soul Mixer Event in New York.
The event is principally for Independent Soul Artists, enabling them to perform and network amongst and with their peers. It is attended by emerging and established Independent artists. The list is endless and many have graced our stage.
It offers opportunities for UK artists to grace the stage in New York to perform in front of an audience of other Independent artists, and others who are committed to the development of Indie Soul (or related) talent – Promoters, Radio DJ’s, management etc.
The event is for artists (although it is open to the public) for networking and enhancing their connections and business models. We will give priority to any artists from the UK so please take the opportunity to appear on stage at one of New Yorks hottest spots right now, and one that has graced many high level Indie Soul Artists over recent years.
Several US artists have taken the opportunity to include trips to the UK in their promotional budgets and have, through ISM connections, worked and collaborated with UK artists. There are many initiatives and collaborations between US and UK artists that have arisen as a result of attending ISM, and I will detail some of these over the coming months. Only a few have made the reverse trip – UK to US, however, it is an opportunity that should be considered.
There will be ‘partner’ events over the weekend to enhance the New York experience and make it more worthwhile and productive.
The event itself is a joint venture between myself and Independent artist Dexter Myers so it truly is an international cross border initiative. We have great assistance with our friends at Rhythm and Soul Radio and our other US ‘partners’. Again these will be referenced as we approach the event.
It also offers the opportunity for anyone connected with the promotion of Indie Soul in the UK to meet and exchange with like minded people in the US.


Indie Soul Mixer Weekend – Information you need

13 March 2014 at 14:57

Introducing The Soul Party & Indie-Soul Weekend Takeover! 

Friday 28th March –

2014 Indie Soul Mixer Meet and Greet hosted by the Soul Factory



Soul Factory are hosting  a meet and greet for the 2014 Indie Soul Mixer being held on 3/29/14 at Silvana.

This event is for artists/musicians/fans to meet one another and network. It’s also a great way for you to spread the word about any projects your working on and an opportunity to have your music played by DJ Dan CE

This is event is Free! Cash bar and Food.

Soul Factory patrons this is a great event for you to check out and hear NEW MUSIC.

Friday 28th March –


with DJ BlackIcon1 at Silvana plus performance

Saturday 29th March



The 9th Annual Indie Soul Mixer-NYC presented by Executive Producers, Mike Ashley & Dexter Myers is set for March 29, 2014. This event offers an opportunity for artists and music industry professionals to network, fellowship and share creative efforts and industry insights. The Mixer is a meet & greet for independent artists who come from throughout the Tri-State area, up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the Midwest,

West Coast and even from Canada and Europe.

The event will include Mixing & Mingling, Words from industry professionals, a jam session featuring many talented independent artists and DJ sets from a number of you – The DJ’s of RhythmAndSoulRadio.com


This year there will be DJ’s  spinning your Indie-soul hits and Soul classics during intermissions and leading up to a Soul after-party. It’s all going down at Silvana for your convenience. 

 The Mixer itself takes place on March 29th  from 5PM – 3AM



300 West 116th Street, Harlem, NYC


(646) 692-4935


Sunday March 30th

 Tastemakers Soul Annual Womens HistoryMonth Tribute


This month we look at the women that make it happen in events, radio, tv, retail, internet and more. Plus we’ll have our annual LADIES FIRST SHOWCASE!


PANELISTS for WOMEN IN MEDIA ” Our panelist come from different parts of the Media. from bloggers,radio host ,tv producers and more. A great chance to come network and grow you connections in the New England Market.

Plus guests from Indie Soul Mixer

Sunday, March 30th


with DJ Dan C.E. & DJ BlackIcon1 at Lura Restaurant, 949 Columbus Avenue between 106th & 107th

webfinalStreet in NYC. 5pm – Midnight. No Cover, Drink Specials throughout the night


Monday, March 31st

The Rendezvous at Shrine World Music Venue

We’re heading into the Spring and hopefully warm weather ahead but at The Rendezvous it’s always a hot

night and on March 31st it’s going to be even hotter because it’s the closing event of the Indie Soul Mixer Weekend in NYC.


The Rendezvous is one of NYC’s hottest and longest running events featuring live performances from independent artists. Our next edition on March 31st will feature a couple of the talented artists travelling to NYC for The Indie Soul Mixer performing with The Rendezvous House Band The Uptown TrioSupa DJ King James on the 1 & 2’s and a plusTraedonya taking the stage and possibly a special guest performer!


Make your plans to join us for the next edition of The Rendezvous. Monday, March 31st at Shrine World Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., bet. 133rd & 134th Street in NYC. Doors at 7PM. Showtime at 8PM. Admission $10.00



RhythmAndSoulRadio.com is the host station of The Indie Soul Mixer




Rozaya Hopkins
Rozaya Hopkins


Bristol Pride 2013
Bristol Pride 2013

As July  continued to be  a busy month ,  on an extremely hot day in July we made our way down to  the colourful  and transformed Castle Park, Bristol, where Rozaya Hopkins and The Thorns,  performed to a sun drenched crowd during  Bristol Pride 2013.

Rozaya is introduced by the Hostess!
Rozaya is introduced by the Hostess!
Pride Festival
Ben Woodward on keys, Rozaya vocals, backing Beki and Vicki


Richie Davis - Congars
Richie Davis – Congars


Rozaya and James B (BeatDen)
Rozaya and James B (BeatDen)
"Petals" Vicki Anderson and Beki Wills
“Petals” Vicki Anderson and Beki Wills
Ben Woodward, Keys , Stephen C  Campbell, Bass
Ben Woodward, Keys , Stephen C Campbell, Bass

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Rozaya and the Thorns
Rozaya and the Thorns


SOUL FREEDOM LIVE MONTHLY NIGHTS 1 Launch Party 8 February 2013

Launch Party Friday 8th  February 2013

Although short notice  and a bit of a trial run, this was to become the   pre-cursor to the series which would take place on the first Fridays of each month and to introduce our regular performers. This first night featured   artwork inspired by soul with Christelle Jones and Beki Wills.

L-R Rozaya Hopkins, Zion Flex and Mike Ashley
L-R Rozaya Hopkins, Zion Flex and Mike Ashley


Rozaya Hopkins 

Zion Flex

DJ/Beats Mike Ashley


Since the launch party we have been extremely privileged to have the services of Damien Michael Polly of Your Music Productions, who videos the performances and edits them for us.

Check this video out of the highlights from the Launch Party.

Soul Freedom Live VIDEO – FEBRUARY edited by Your Music Productions 



BLUE FINAL  soul freedom MARCH 1ST

Our first official Soul Freedom Live, and an acoustic night featuring Bristol based artists  Aaron Douglas, making waves across the South west and beyond     His featured song was to make it to Rhythm and Soul Radio New York City featured playlist, hosted by DJ Dan.CE… but more on that later and Bristol ‘s own singer/songwriter Ian Perry.

Aaron Douglas


Richie Davis on congars
Richie Davis on congars

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Aaron Douglas at Soul Freedom Live
Aaron Douglas at Soul Freedom Live

Soul Freedom likes to incorporate other creative outlets for expression and we invited, local and extremely talented artist Solly Solomon, to showcase some of her work. This artist is destined for big things!

Solly Solmon
Solly Solmon

It was also to be the first appearance of many by  the  super talented   Underground Queen  herself, Skrilla UGQ.

Skrilla UGQ went on to develop Anonymous Media with her partner  which is well worth checking out.  

“Welcome to Anonymous Media Uk a new Entertainment Website in the UK. Here at #AMUK we aim to bring you the best in UK Urban Culture, Entertainment, Music, Videos, Fashion and exclusive contents. ”

Check out all the links below.

Doing good things for artists and musicians. 


Twitter https://twitter.com/AnonymousMedia1

Website: AMUK

Facebook: Anonymous Media

Our host Rozaya  Hopkins performed with her band, The Thorns . It was also the first appearance of the Soul Freedom Cake.


Rozaya Hopkins
Rozaya Hopkins

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Zion Flex provided a free styling interlude with Mike Ashely on beats.