ARNOLD JARVIS


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HOUSE

Arnold Jarvis' career has been nothing but consistent. His journey as a vocalist has seen him reign as one of the key voices in house music for over 20 years. His first taste of the limelight began whilst a teenager when his voice and talent landed him at the front of a local gospel choir in Baltimore, his home town.

Moving to New York gave him his first taste of the music industry, and soon he started to write, perform and record. One of his earliest projects was a collaboration with Fonda Rae on “You’re The Best,” produced by Kerri Chandler. His 1987 debut solo single “Take Some Time Out” on Fourth Floor Records rose from an underground hit to a global success, and is regarded as garage house classic.

In the early 90s, Arnold’s baritone voice was in demand and he featured on numerous underground releases. Working with producers such as Frankie Knuckles and Kerri Chandler, two of his biggest hits were the classic tracks “Colour of My Skin” and “The Joy You Bring”.

The noughties saw his output seriously increase by working with producers Eric Kuper, Benji Candelario and house legend Louie Vega (MAW). Releasing a stream of underground hits including “Life Goes On” and “Special Kind of Love”, these collaborations further embedded him in the fabric of house music.

This was followed by his debut album The Collection, released on Music for a Lifetime Records (MFL) Records in 2002. This prompted a string of extraordinary singles, including “Love Of My Life” and “You’ve Let Love Slip Away” which reached the top 5 on Billboard’s Dance Sales chart.

Arnold released his second full-length album, Love & Life in 2006. This was a collection of new and classic tunes providing a great retrospective on all the amazing artists he’s worked with over 20 years. Continuing his passion for music, Arnold released a host of singles with Jellybean Benitez, and DJ Gomi and is currently working with the legendary Timmy Regisford and Adam Rios to complete his third album.

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