Changing The Face Of Electronic Music
Friday | November 26 | 2010
Paul Oakenfold | Roger Sanchez | Chuckie | Nervo
Paul Oakenfold has been touted as one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers by various outlets including CNN, Rolling Stone, BPM, Remix and more.
In 2007 Paul Oakenfold released his Greatest Hits & Remixes through Perfecto/Ultra Records –a 20-selection strong collection of his seminal dance recordings and remixes. Its track listing ranges from original productions such as his massive singles “Starry Eyed Surprise” “Ready Steady Go,” and “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring Brittany Murphy. In addition, there are remixes galore of artists like Justin Timberlake, U2, Madonna, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and Underworld and soundtrack pieces such as David Arnold’s James Bond Theme from the motion picture Die Another Day and Oakenfold’s “Dread Rock” from Matrix Reloaded.
2x Grammy nominee, “Best Electronic/Dance Album” A Lively Mind (2007, Maverick Records) and Creamfields (2004, Thrive Records)
Paul Oakenfold released his second album for Maverick A Lively Mind in June 2006. This Grammy-nominated album includes the single, “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring Brittany Murphy. Other guests on the album include Pharrell Williams, Grandmaster Flash, Ryan Tedder of Onerepublic, Spitfire, Bad Apples and more.
His first album for Maverick Bunkka was released in 2002. It included "Starry Eyed Surprise" featuring Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town, a Top 10 hit in both America and the U.K. Other guests on the album were Perry Farrell, Nelly Furtado, Ice Cube, Tricky and Hunter S. Thompson (his last recording before he passed away).
“Starry Eyed Surprise” reappeared in early 2005 as part of Diet Coke’s ad campaign for their re-launch of the beverage using Splenda. Paul’s hit, “Ready, Steady, Go” currently appears in Saab’s US ad campaign, and a new song, “Feed Your Mind” also appears in Toyota’s European ad campaign, for which the major car manufacturer has committed to 42 million Euros (over $51 million dollars) worth of ad buys. Oakenfold also scored the music for a Hummer commercial.
Paul Oakenfold’s 2004 mix album Another World has reached gold status in sales making it one of the biggest selling dance albums of all time. In total his releases have sold almost 2 million in the U.S. alone.
Film credits include music for Nobel Son, Collateral, Swordfish, The Matrix Reloaded, Pirates of the Caribbean, Die Another Day, Planet Of The Apes, The Bourne Identity and Shrek II. TV credits include music for Alias, Big Brother and Las Vegas.
Remix credits include, among many others, works for U2, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Paris Hilton Jennifer Lopez, Salt N Pepa and The Cure.
Roger Sanchez (born on 1 June 1967, in Queens, New York) is one of the most popular commercial house DJs in recent years, who scored many hits in the European and World Charts. His production work has received critical acclaim by leading house DJ’s worldwide. As well as being a DJ, he is the owner of the record label, Stealth Records. His most famous hit to date is Another Chance, which entered at #1 on the UK singles chart. The song was based on a sample of the first verse of Toto’s song “I Won’t Hold You Back”. The song came off Sanchez’ first album, First Contact.
The first decade of the new millennium has passed and house music pioneer Roger Sanchez continues to keep the beat and rock dance floors across the globe. The ‘Release Yourself’ empire is still a force to be reckoned with in it’s 10th year of existence. This year Roger celebrates the pass of an incredible decade of house music, and the beginning of a new generation filled with innovative beats and mind blowing performances.
Chuckie’s leading mixing skills and distinctive productions not only show an indispensable complement to the Dutch dance industry, the international dance-scene has also been giving him a warm welcome. Driven by ambition, enthusiasm and pure passion for music, his characteristic set makes the crowd go wild and his many productions reflect his true visionary in his craft works. Nowadays, Chuckie still continues to surprise the crowd with his mind-blowing style and his story is yet to continue…
Born and raised in Paramaribo, Clyde Narain devoted himself completely to music and had played many records from a young age. He started out by deejaying at friend-related events, but would soon be known for hyping up many clubs and events as deejay “Chuckie”. He successfully proved his skills to be true and his innovative and energetic mixing skills are still making him one of the most popular artists of the moment. Crossing various genres, Chuckie has put his stamp upon the music industry and he still grows into a high mark in the international dancescene.
It’s not often you come across artists who have it all, but NERVO do. Australian sisters Liv and Mim Nervo are the real deal: hit songwriters, producers, and DJ’s whose skills have attracted a Who’s Who of pop music’s hottest artists drawn to the girls’ clever lyrics, indelible melodies, and bold, sassy electro-pop sound that bridges the gap between the underground and the mainstream. NERVO’s impressive array of credits include co-writing and vocally producing the song “Boots & Boys” on newly minted pop star Ke$ha’s chart-topping debut album Animal; (as well as writing and co-producing her tracks “VIP” and “F*** Him, He’s a DJ”) writing and vocally producing four tracks on superstar DJ/producer David Guetta’s three-time Grammy-nominated album One Love, including the No. 1 Billboard dance single “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland, which was also a #1 sales and airplay chart smash across Europe (#1 airplay slot for 11 weeks) and Australia.
They also co-wrote “If I Was A Man” from the Pussycat Dolls’ latest Doll Domination; and Miley Cyrus’ “Let’s Get Crazy” — the theme song to Hannah Montana: The Movie. Their longtime passion for club dance music and club culture has led the girls to also work with top DJs such as Roger Sanchez, Armin Van Burren, Deadmau5, Kaskade, and Laidback Luke. Their pop collaborations include Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha, Cheryl Cole, Rachel Stevens (scoring a UK Top 10 hit with “Negotiate With Love”), and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, as well as working their magic with top hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Cathy Dennis, Toby Gad, RedOne, Mirwais, The Underdogs, and Greg Kurstin, to name but a few.
As a seven year old boy, Sidney started playing the guitar. From there on he knew that he wanted to make music for the rest of his life.
After seeing a couple of DMC mix championships, his interests were going towards dj-ing. He started dj-ing in 1995 at the age of 14. During that time he mainly played RnB and HipHop tunes at local clubs. He switched his style completely into housemusic in 1999 and
became the resident DJ of the ‘Exxellent’ nights at one of Holland’s biggest clubs The Matrixx in 2003. His producing skills really took off in that period.
His first real club banger was called ‘Sidney Samson-It’s all funked up!’ (Spinnin’ Records 2003).
After this release, Sidney knew that he couldn’t stop here and locked himself up in his studio. ‘Nobody Move’, ’Rock This’, ‘Girls’, ‘Aeroplane’ and ‘Viruz’ were some resulting floor fillers, to name but a few.
In 2007, after a few successful collaborations with Gregor Salto, they decided to start a new record label named Samsobeats. On this label, new tracks are released from the hottest new DJ’s and producers who showed their talents to the world. Samsobeats wants to set a new feeling instead of a particular sound. That’s why you can expect very various tracks, from electro to latin. Every release must have the potential to grow into a floor filler.
With the Skitzofrenix he was responsible for the big summer hit ‘You don’t love me’. This tune is still ripping up the dance floors and was of course released on Samsobeats!
Then Sidney was hitting the charts with ‘Today’, featuring vocals of the talented Joni. This track is showing another side of Sidney and you can even hear him play the guitar in the breaks…