Soul Academy is the house music project of Kieron James – drummer with indie pop band ‘The Emotionals’ (Native Records) in a former life. In 2008 – after downloading a copy of the BeatMaker App for his iPhone(!), Kieron bought a copy of Cubase and turned his attention to programming and production, initially with an eclectic mix of electronic / experimental music, but over the last couple of years he has shifted his focus exclusively to house music – with an emphasis on deep and tech house.
His debut single, ‘Is It Maybe’ dropped in December 2014 and was the realisation of an ambition to release with UM Records after first hearing Richie Hartness’ Best of 2013 mixes. This was followed up swiftly with original tracks and remixes on labels including Haute Musique, Deep Clicks, La Pitti Records and Ready Mix Records.
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