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Down to the Bone

Down to the Bone

Stuart Wade has a confession-and it’s a big one, seeing how he’s the founder and leader of England’s Down to the Bone, a jazz-funk-house amalgamation that remains one of the few of its kind to grab decent sales Stateside: “I’m not actually a musician,” says Wade.

Don’t worry, Bone fans. It’s not a scam. But in much of Britain-as in New York-the DJ and sound mixers have the power to make or break hits, especially when it comes to house (aka dance) music. But Wade doesn’t give himself enough credit. After all, he wrote or cowrote all 10 songs on Down to the Bone’s third CD, Spread the Word: Album III (Internal Bass/Q Records), as he did on two prior CDs, From Manhattan to Staten and The Urban Grooves: Album II.

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