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Timothy Triplett and Steve Encore
Music has always been a major part of Timothy’s life, but House Music has been the light within his soul. Timothy has been a fan and follower of music since he was a child. With this, he developed the love affair that grew into a full-blown relationship. His journey through music started in grade school. His love for music took a life of its own when he purchased his first vinyl record. Afterward, he began to search for more sounds that were pleasing to his musical ear. As the music took on various genres and styles, there was one genre that truly stuck with him. This soul-surging genre embraced Timothy and he responded it back.
Through the years of just enjoying the music, he found out that music is his inspiration. Timothy grew with the sound as it crossed international waters. As House Music has taken its rightful place in the music world, so has he. Sir Triplett has played in local venues in Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Los Angeles. He has also played international venues, such as “Mi Casa Holiday” events in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. His affiliations are with the groups such as High Soul Deep House, Respect the Groove – Chicago, Sanctuary Chicago Camp, and many others from different parts of the country. One of Timothy’s favorite quotes is, “Let the music guide you and take you where you need to be.”
In conclusion, Timothy Triplett states that he will continue to bring, entice, tickle, and groove the eardrums of those who listen. Most importantly though, when he plays for others or listens for himself, he always respects the music, life, love, and positive energy!
Steve Encore is an Illinois native born in Chicago. His collection of music started in 1983. By 1985, House music was everywhere in the Chicagoland area. He was hooked on this incredible sound. As Steve grew up, he’d listen to the HotMix5 on WBMX. In addition, he would go to venues such as The LeMarge, Music Box, Bismarck Hotel, Resurrection, Divinci Manor, Warehouse (Halsted), and basement events. The DJs who have influenced his path include Farley Funkin Keith, Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Gene Farris, and Spinning Will Bill. Some of his favorite DJs of today include Black Coffee, Ralf Gum, Osunlade, Mike Dunn, Terry Hunter, and Culoe deSoul.