Doc Link

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Doc Link
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An education in Chicago's house music history is deep in such institutions as The Warehouse, WBMX, and Grammaphone Records where many legends and renowned DJs learned their craft. DJ/producer Doc Link is no exception. Fascinated as a child by his older brother's vinyl collection and later the club sets of Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Gene Hunt, and Ron Hardy, Doc Link inevitably launched his own DJ career in 1987. His versatility and interest in genres ranging from soul and house to raw funk allowed Doc to develop a signature style of DJ'ing, mixing new and old, often including his own re-edits and versions of popular tracks. This dedication earned Doc Link a sterling reputation in his home city of Chicago and led to numerous appearances and gigs across the country.

As with most DJs and music obsessives, Doc found himself intrigued by the art of production and quickly set down that path. His production credits are as varied as his musical taste, including stints behind the mixing board for hip hop and soul acts and even creating jingles for Chicago urban radio stations. Soon he ventured into house remixing, and it was a winning collaboration with friend Roy Davis Jr. on "Dance Shake" that further propelled Doc Link into the limelight. Continued collaborations with Davis Jr. as well as a production alliance with Malik Alston for the classic "Back 2 Chicago" on King Street cemented Doc's place in house music. In a major move, Doc Link formed Liberate Recordings in 2006 with fellow DJ/producer EMan, Liberate has given Doc even more chances to excel with the freedom to release his music unhindered by another label's restraints.

Still, it's behind the decks where Doc Link shines the brightest. His DJ sets are energetic, raw, and completely from the soul. With a love and knowledge of music as deep as his, Doc Link's sets act as intricate statements on the history of house as he's experienced it and a reflection on where it's all going. Says Doc, "I knew i wasn't just a listener when I started to hear the breaks, hooks, and melodies in the record when I wasn't playing music." Such attention to the music permeates Doc Link's sets as well as his own tracks, making for a deeper experience on dancefloors everywhere.
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Albums

LIB056 Doc Link - Vinyl Theme album art Doc Link & Anastasia Samara Doc Link & Anastasia Samara - Vinyl Theme(16xFile, MP3, 320) Liberate Recordings LIB056 US 2011
LIB058 Doc Link - The Meaning Of Living album art EMan* & Doc Link EMan* & Doc Link - The Meaning Of Living(12xFile, MP3, 320) Liberate Recordings LIB058 US 2011
LIB074 Doc Link - Pulse  album art Rescue Poetix & Doc Link Rescue Poetix & Doc Link - Pulse (13xFile, MP3, 320) Liberate Recordings LIB074 US 2013

Singles & EPs

MODULATE007 Doc Link - Back & Forth EP album art Doc Link Back & Forth EP(12") Modulate MODULATE007 US 2004 Sell This Version
LIB040 Doc Link - Lifts Me Higher album art Angel-A & Doc Link Angel-A & Doc Link - Lifts Me Higher(12xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Liberate Recordings LIB040 US 2010
TR1018 Doc Link - Songs Of My Life / Night Train album art E-Man & Doc Link / Woods (9) & Luyo Feat. Marica (7) E-Man & Doc Link / Woods (9) & Luyo Feat. Marica (7) - Songs Of My Life / Night Train(12", Tra) Tony Records TR1018 US 2011 Sell This Version
FWR036 Doc Link - The Get Down EP album art Doc Link The Get Down EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Farris Wheel Recordings FWR036 US 2011
TR018 Doc Link - Songs Of My Life album art E-Man & Doc Link Feat. Angel-A E-Man & Doc Link Feat. Angel-A - Songs Of My Life(7xFile, MP3, Single, 320) TR Records (4) TR018 US 2011
FWR044 Doc Link - Final Destination album art Doc Link Final Destination(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Farris Wheel Recordings FWR044 US 2012
SLSP083 Doc Link - Speak To The Drum album art Doc Link Speak To The Drum(4xFile, AIFF, MP3, WAV, EP) Soulsupplement Records SLSP083 US 2015
MGD059 Doc Link - Night Dancing (The Remixes) album art Doc Link Night Dancing (The Remixes)(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Modulate Goes Digital MGD059 US 2015
MHR053 Doc Link - Girls, Girls, Girls EP album art Doc Link Girls, Girls, Girls EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) MoodyHouse Recordings MHR053 Spain 2017
MODULATE009 Doc Link - Dance With Me Ep album art Doc Link Dance With Me Ep(12", W/Lbl) Modulate MODULATE009 Unknown Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Doc Link - Ear Candy Vol.1 album art Doc Link Ear Candy Vol.1(CDr, Mixed) Modulate none US 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Lib001 EMan* / Doc Link EMan* / Doc Link - Not 4 U(3xFile, MP3, 320) Liberate Recordings Lib001 US 2007
HRISE004D Doc Link - No Good For Me album art D. Turk* & Doc Link Feat. Angel-A D. Turk* & Doc Link Feat. Angel-A - No Good For Me(2xFile, MP3, 320) Hi:Rise HRISE004D UK 2011
LIB098 Doc Link - Message To The Househeads 2 album art EMan* & Doc Link EMan* & Doc Link - Message To The Househeads 2(5xFile, MP3, 320) Liberate Recordings LIB098 US 2015
ZFOG151 Doc Link - Funk Unlimited album art Doc Link Funk Unlimited(File, MP3, 320) Fogbank Recordings ZFOG151 US 2015
KBM020 Doc Link - Noise album art Doc Link Noise(3xFile, MP3, 320) Krome Boulevard Music KBM020 Canada 2016
MFR016 Doc Link - Move It album art Doc Link Move It(File, MP3, 320) Mood Funk Records MFR016 Italy 2016
ZFOG179 Doc Link - 1 For Treble, 2 For Bass album art Doc Link 1 For Treble, 2 For Bass(File, MP3, 320) Fogbank Recordings ZFOG179 US 2016
TRUEHOUSE050 Doc Link - The Gift album art Doc Link Featuring Filta Freqz Doc Link Featuring Filta Freqz - The Gift(2xFile, MP3, 320) True House LA TRUEHOUSE050 US 2016
KBM001 Doc Link - You're Everything To Me album art Doc Link You're Everything To Me(3xFile, MP3, 320) Krome Boulevard Music KBM001 Canada 2016
TRUEHOUSE033 Doc Link - Utopia album art Doc Link Utopia(File, MP3, 320) True House LA TRUEHOUSE033 US 2016
TRUEHOUSE039 Doc Link - Clap Your Hands album art Doc Link Clap Your Hands(2xFile, MP3, 320) True House LA TRUEHOUSE039 US 2016