DJ Tony Z hosts AVLHMS radio show on AshevilleFM
DJ Tony Z hosts AVLHMS radio show on AshevilleFM

AVLHMS returns to the Asheville airwaves!

On Saturday, October 6th from 9 pm to 11 pm EST, the Asheville House Music Society radio mix show, consisting of a blend of classic and modern house music, makes it return to the airwaves on WPVM LP-FM 103.7 in Asheville, NC. Broadcasting from the WPVM studio on Wall Street in downtown Asheville, Tony Zeoli (@djtony) and Phillip Weinmann (@djpdub) will bring back the sounds of house music broadcast over traditional radio to the region.

The Asheville House Music Society radio show made its original début late 2014 on AshevilleFM, another local, nonprofit low-power FM in West Asheville. Tony and Philip produced the show one year, before going on hiatus. Now, 2 1/2 years later, Tony and Philip under their DJ trade names, DJ Tony Z and P-Dub are bringing the show back in full force in mix show format to the airwaves in Western North Carolina. The show will also include interviews with local DJs and electronic music producers in the house, deep house, tech house, and techno genres. We’ll cover local and regional events, as well as house music related industry related news.

On our newly repatriated show, DJ Tony Z will be in the mix, P-Dub will give his social media chops and music selector prowess, and we’ll also bring local DJ / Producer, Love Handle, into the studio for a chat and to hear three tracks off of his latest EP.

You can follow the show on the radio or over the Internet. Just tune into the WPVM stream using your Tune In Radio app. We’ll also be broadcasting video over WPVM’s Facebook Live Feed. For track listings, we’ll be tweeting out each track on our @avlhms Twitter feed. Please do like us on our Asheville House Music Society Facebook page and join the Asheville House Music Society Facebook Group to give your voice and music to the house music community, and of course, continue the conversation.

Want to listen to archives of the former Asheville House Music Society show on AshevilleFM? You can stream them here on MixCloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/netmix/playlists/asheville-house-music-society-radio-show/

Here’s the last show we produced on AshevillFM. While we were proud of the work we did and the music we played, we’re gearing up to really focus down on what house music is all about, so we’ll be limiting the techno, tech house, and deep house sounds that were prevalent on the show in favor of a more classic, soulful New York, Chicago, and London sound.

About Love Handle

Love Handle is American producer, remixer, and DJ of melodic house and techno, Jason Hecht. It was in the early nineties that Jason noticed some of his fellow skateboarder friends mixing records on turntables, as well as attending New York’s earliest rave parties. Fascinated, Jason was soon hooked on acid house and techno and became an enthusiastic supporter of the city’s flourishing electronic music culture. However, the repeated nights of constant raving took its toll, so Jason eventually decided to take a break and slow down a bit . However, he still wanted to be involved in the electronic music scene, even if not as an active party-goer. This inspired Jason to get behind the decks himself, spinning mainly breakbeat and house Music. Some years later, he was introduced to audio production and gained a basic understanding of music production, but did not fully commit to learning the process at that time.

After more than a decade of DJing in New York’s house and techno music scene, Jason found himself in need of an
inspiration re-injection. This unexpectedly came from a move to Asheville, North Carolina more than a decade ago.
Jason was soon mingling with local artists, musicians, and DJs and caught the bug once again. Reinvigorated, he
took to the decks and reemerged with a new focus on production work. Jason has honed his production
techniques and developing his musical sound and style ever since, leading to his recent development of Love
Handle.

His first release under the Love Handle moniker will be out this year on Luis Armando’s Soak Music. It consists of
three deep, melodic techno and melodic house tracks that showcase Jason’s new musical direction. There are also
some remixes in the works and Jason has collaborated with Will McGlone (Tulipa Recordings,
Emotional Content Recording, Visceral 066) on a project they plan to release this year.

All Jason’s future efforts will be trying to develop mature, forward thinking electronic music. Jason is very excited about his new journey as Love Handle, and he hopes to deepen his relationship with music, therefore, deepening his relationship with himself.

About Tony Zeoli aka DJ Tony Z

Boston-born, Tony Zeoli, also known as DJ Tony Z, is an early pioneer of streaming Internet radio. He launched his Netmix.com website in 1996 to broadcast the world’s most sought after DJs in the mix, and his contribution to house music and DJ culture over the Internet is forever etched in early pre-Napster days of streaming music on the Internet. Tony is also known for his work in the early 90s at X-Mix, booking remixes and international tours for Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, Josh Wink, and Junior Sanchez. Tony moved to NYC in 1996 to immerse himself in the startup culture and after Netmix exited in 2000, Tony went on to work on pioneering music projects for Cablevision Systems Corp and created the first “buy what you see” in music videos platform for StarStyle, a contextual commerce startups. In 2013, Tony ended up in Asheville, inspired to move here by the existence of the MOOGFEST (which shortly afterwards departed to the greener pastures of Durham, to Tony’s chagrin) among other features of this picturesque mountain community he now calls home. Through his deep love for house music, Tony realized quickly there was no strong, sustainable and long term focus on this genre in the local dance music community, so he launched AVLHMS as a radio show on AshevilleFM, the blog, which you are reading here, and the Facebook AVLHMS page, Facebook AVLHMS group, and AVLHMS Twitter feed. Tony lives in Arden with his family and is committed to keeping house music alive in the region.

About Philip Weinmann aka P-Dub

Native Ashevillian and IT guru, Philip Weinmann, also known as DJ P-Dub, harbors a deep love of all things house music originating from across the pond through his favorite London radio station, BBC Radio One, which he streams daily. The station, committed to dance and house music for decades, influences P-Dubs musical selections, which he brings to Asheville through the AVLHMS mix show format. His over 6-years of DJ experience in Asheville contributed to forming AVLHMS, while also lending his knowledge of tech and social media to show and the greater AVLHMS community. In 2014, P-Dub hooked up with DJ Tony Z to co-produce the Asheville House Music Society Radio show on Asheville FM. He resides in East Asheville/Fairview with his family and a few bears kicking over trash cans from time to time.

About Tony Zeoli

Tony Zeoli is a digital media strategist, innovator, and entrepreneur. He founded Netmix.com in 1995, which was considered by Billboard Magazine to be the "innovation and advancement of dance music on the Internet." Tony has innovated at the intersection of music and the Internet for the past thirty years as a project manager, product manager, information architect. He is also the founder of Digital Strategy Works, a WordPress web design and digital marketing agency in Asheville, NC.

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2 comments

  1. This is InHouse Records and Freeze Records. We see you are tagging supporting Todd Terry and our label’s music. We are happy to include you in out promo list, please forward and email you want to receive promo fromTodd/InHouse/Freeze. Thanks..Bill Klatt (Managing Partner)
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    • Tony Zeoli says:

      Hey Bill,

      We’re getting your records. Thanks. There have been a few releases with explicit lyrics. You may want to try and add that to the mp3 meta data somehow or the track title. Sometimes, I listen to a mix partially and don’t audition the entire record, come to find out there’s something in the lyrics that is explicit. You’d help a lot of mix show DJs by letting us know what has explicit lyrics or offer an edited version.

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