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YSD93D | 2019-10-18  
Raised by a Father and Mother who were a musician & abstract painter respectively, Eric Welton aka Emmaculate was groomed for the arts. As a child he dug into his parents and older brothers’ record collection spanning from The Beatles and James Taylor to Run D.M.C. and The Fat Boys. Growing up on the outskirts of Chicago, he was exposed to the sounds of House Music in the late 80’s as a young teenager.

In 1990, Eric started collecting House and Hip Hop records and learning how to blend. One of his close friends had an older cousin who was a DJ with an extensive record collection, but was incarcerated. Eric’s friend brought this collection over to his house, which turned out to be a treasure chest of 80’s House Music. The obsession began. Eric’s mixtapes quickly caught the ear of some older guys in the area. They took him in under their wings, taught him much more about the music & culture, took him to legendary record stores Importes Etc and Gramaphone, and introduced him to a professional recording studio. This all led to Eric starting to DJ basement and house parties as a teenager, some thrown by a budding young promoter, Julius the Mad Thinker (co-founder of Mi Casa Holiday).

Eric was nicknamed Emmaculate as a play on words because of his immaculate attention to detail and quality. He developed his DJ’ing and production skills in House Music and Hip Hop, and became one of the go to producers and sound engineers in Chicago. He spent many years working as a producer and mix engineer for many top Urban Music artists in the US, as well as DJing countless events. Over the years, Emmaculate forged relationships with some of the Chicago legends of House Music, giving him an invaluable education and mentorship.

2017 marked the year that Emmaculate began releasing music as an artist himself. His break out single, ‘Do It’ featuring vocalist Kaye Fox, was released on Terry Hunter’s T’s Box Records and reached the top 10 Soulful House chart on Traxsource. Since then he has released several singles, remixes and an EP on T’s Box, Dopewax, United Music, Soulstice Music and S&S Records. For 2019, Emmaculate number of releases on T’s Box, which he now manages and operates. Yoruba Records are proud to present to you his first offering for the label. A more personal endeavour inspired by the two most influential women in his life; his mother, painter and artist Alice and daughter Isis. The EP takes you on a ride from the easier times when house was fun, less pretentious and honest. With remixes by T’s Box head honcho Terry Hunter and a Yoruba Soul offering, this one has something to cover all lanes of your musical paths. We hope you enjoy this as much as we have creating it.


Emmaculate ‘Isis EP’

1. Isis
Written by Eric Welton
Produced, Performed & Mixed by Emmaculate
Acoustic Bass by Sharay Reed
Piano & Rhodes by Shebazz Curtis
Hand Percussion by Chris Paquette
Sax Solo by Ryan Wayne Tedder
Recorded at Emmaculate Studio, Chicago
Horns & Percussion Recorded by Joey ‘808’ Fernandez at Blue Flash Studio
Published by Goddess Isis Music (ASCAP)

2. Guardians
Written by Eric Welton
Produced, Performed & Mixed by Emmaculate
Published by Goddess Isis Music (ASCAP)

3. Alice
Written by Eric Welton
Produced, Performed & Mixed by Emmaculate
Published by Goddess Isis Music (ASCAP)

4. Isis (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Written by Eric Welton & Osunlade
Produced, Performed & Mixed by Emmaculate
Acoustic Bass by Sharay Reed
Piano & Rhodes by Shebazz Curtis
Hand Percussion by Chris Paquette
Sax Solo by Ryan Wayne Tedder
Recorded at Emmaculate Studio, Chicago
Horns & Percussion Recorded by Joey ‘808’ Fernandez at Blue Flash Studio
Remixed by Osunlade for Yoruba People’s Music
Recorded & Mixed @ Momma’s Groove Studio, St Louis
Published by Goddess Isis Music (ASCAP) & Yoruba People’s Music (ASCAP)/Sony ATV

5. Isis (Terry Hunter Horn Mix)
Written by Eric Welton & Terry Hunter
Produced, Performed & Mixed by Emmaculate
Acoustic Bass by Sharay Reed
Piano & Rhodes by Shebazz Curtis
Hand Percussion by Chris Paquette
Sax Solo by Ryan Wayne Tedder
Recorded at Emmaculate Studio, Chicago
Horns & Percussion Recorded by Joey ‘808’ Fernandez at Blue Flash Studio
Remixed by Terry Hunter
Additional Keys by ‘Jigga’ James Edwards
Trombone by Xavier Galdon
Trumpet by Caleb Mitchell
Published by Goddess Isis Music (ASCAP) & Terry’s 83st Music (ASCAP)/Roynet Music (ASCAP)

Mastered by Martin Iveson for ARCO Labs
Label Manager: Colin Boardway
Executive Producer: Osunlade

Painting: “Isis Angel” by Alice Welton

P&C 2019 Yoruba Records

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