More than just the name of a recording label and studio, Shoe City Sound is the creative home of Dolores Paradise and DJ Julio. They started out as vanguard in the Boston New Wave scene in the 1980’s, and were recognized for having highlighted the more artful and atmospheric aspects of that genre. Citing influences such as Impressionism, Motown, Euro Pop, World, and modern Chill-Out/downtempo electronica they are ever inventive and seeking out new space.
Dolores Paradise and DJ Julio are creating music for a new century, and a world without barriers. Sonically rich and relevant, this music reminds us that beauty and truth still exist in an era which sorely lacks both.
The Change Dance
Electronic dance beats with vocal
The Proverbial One
A fantasy about a mysterious perfect lady
guitar, bass and 3 part vocal harmonies
Winter Solstice Mantra
A 5 note mantra for mediation on the Winter Solstice
Electronica with vocals
Chill jazz oriented electronica instrumental
Me With You
Dance beats with jazz harmonies and vocals
Jazz electronica with piano solo
Love - It's Simple
Song about love in any form it takes
Out Of The Box
Very rough first take demo - attempt at a Carole King type tune
Let It Ride
Electronica funk/jazz with ambient vocals
Giving It Up For Love
Jazz piano instrumental with ambient electronica
It's Time © Bryon Tosoff featuring Duane Flock
Instrumental with guitar, bass electronica beats and synth harmonies
Just A Splash (ft. Duane Flock)
Lounge combo type guitar and piano duet
Tale To Tell
What are You Drinking
Electronica instrumental with contrasting moods ... dangerous curves up ahead
Thick Space Trip
Electronica/pop sounds around female vocal harmonies - upbeat and wall of sound
Cover version of Smokey Robinson's More Love
Instrumental from a documentary soundtrack for the Neponset River Watershed Association.
Song about greed in the USA and the antidote - truth
Easy © Chandra Moon
Cover version of "Easy" by Chandra Moon
sounds of the quiet snow falling on the city street
The Politics of Dancing
Cover version of Politics of Dancing by 80's band Re-flex
Electronica instrumental with jazz piano and latin influenced percussion
Electronica instrumental. latin flavor with guitars and vibe
On The Run
Reign, Rain Tehran
Completely electronic instrumental with big beats and futuristic sonics
Can't Stop the Way
Electronica Exotica instrumental
From the cd The Colors - techno dance tune with a hint of chill/electronica/ambient
Riding In A Car
Come Over Anytime
In the Air
Song by Not Them - on the Shoe City Sound Label
Once Upon a Time (Song of the Dead)
written the day after the death of Cecila Doherty
a comment on where it seems we are now - so many opposing forces, natural and political .... everyone has the choice to think in a hopeful direction rather than feed the fear that is also all around
The Power of Suggestion
Put this as Alternative - but honestly can't pick a genre ....
Electronica instrumental with vocal
A Big River
World/Electronica instrumental with jazz influence
Gospel of Something
Jazz organ with ambient electronica and dance beats
World/Electronica with solo vibes
Greed DJ Mix
Dance, Electronica with lyrics for the present times - celebrating the invincibility of the TRUTH
1/13/2021 5:45:19 PM
Congrats on your well deserved nomination for Best Band!
2/17/2020 3:40:55 AM
Congratulations - You have been awarded a coveted Golden GRANNY for your notable contribution to the Indie music scene and your valued presence here at IMP
2/15/2020 7:24:18 PM
Big Congrats my dear friend. This is much deserved! Respect, Stoneman
1/8/2020 7:51:15 PM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak nomination - and your previous GKs.
Honoured to share the stage with you, Dolores.
Good luck and best wishes in the year ahead.
3/4/2018 6:23:33 PM
Congrats on your two Golden Kayak wins in 2017. You are the Queen of Chill! Long may you reign ;-)
1/25/2018 4:48:42 PM
Great work winning 2 Kayaksconformation from your peers that you have the chops
12/31/2017 8:47:15 PM
hi dolores. very nice to hear from you. thanks for the insightful comments. ‘crush’ is a cowrite with my fellow ‘sarnia boy’ david puzak (see sarniaboys.com). john
12/19/2017 10:39:40 PM
Congratulations, Delores, on your Golden Kayak 2017 nominations. Wishing you the best of luck, Happy Holidays and much continued success. Neil
11/16/2017 12:12:37 AM
"Beauty and Truth STILL EXIST"
LOVE IT !!!
It's got that "Beauty and The Beast" kinda thang too it.
...for dropping in!
...AND for diggin' THE GREAT WORK !
10/25/2017 5:45:38 PM
Haven't had a chance to listen a lot- but your soundscapes sweep me away-Lovely-I'll be back
3/19/2017 7:23:38 PM
Hi Delores ~
just wanted to let you know that my song: "Water From A Stone" is now on the Featured Song List and is #1 in Classic Rock, #22 in All Genres. Thank you for all your support.
I really appreciate it.
1/21/2017 8:31:13 PM
It being the weekend provided me with the time and opportunity to make my rounds to congratulate winners of a 2016 Golden Kayak.
Hearty congratulations, Dolores, on your Golden Kayak.
1/18/2017 10:49:24 PM
hello to dolores and dj julio you shoe city sound magical makers of glorius music, Congrats on your golden kayak, well done. cheers from Bryon Tosoff.
10/14/2016 7:31:14 AM
thank you for your comment on my site! It means a lot to me. I'm flattered, have a great day!
7/14/2016 6:47:37 AM
...so much for the comment on the Great Work. And I really do appreciate your coming by for a visit.( Once Upon A Time/Song Of The Dead: playing now )
Have A Good Day! -M-
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