Misha Laurent aka “Barkin’Soul”, shares his passion for the soul of black music… from Spiritual Roots Reggae and Moody Jazz, Funk, to the raw sounds of Deep Funk and Afrobeat. His shows mix pumping rhythm and horn lines of the 60s and 70s, revisiting the Disco Electro party grooves of the 80′s and cuts them with ‘old school’ Hip Hop and dance floor fillers…
Barkin’Soul creates a buzzing vibe and vitality throughout his set. Born in 1973 in Cannes, on the French Riviera, he discovered his passion for music within hip hop genre and quickly immersed himself in the culture of graffiti artists, break dancers and MC’s. “It all started in the late 80′s when he went to an amphitheatre in Munich to check out the show of my life, Run DMC, Public Enemy, DJ Scratch and Derrick B…” This inspired him on a quest for music…”
Traveling the world gave him a deeper understanding into the roots of black music. This musical journey led to a move to Australia where he formed a partnership with Ari Roze to continue the creation of their independent record label, Mighty Highness Records.
Not being able to sit still, he’s continually creating projects; finishing his own album release, “Over Due” and producing the Brisbane act “Kafka and the Afro Latin Funk Explosion” . Barkin’Soul has also promoted international acts such as “The Quantic Soul Orchestra” and “Alice Russell”, “The Breakestra”,”Jazzanova”, and has opened shows for touring International DJ’s such as “Young Einstein from Ugly Ducklings”, Keb Darge, Quantic, Russ Dewbury and Alex Barck from Jazzanova.