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Henck Conrey is a South African singer, songwriter and actor. Henck made his debut on South African television in 2009 as a TV presenter for a show called “FNB Classic Clashes”. Other television roles include playing Robert Rayford on “Bay City”, Jacques on the South African soap ‘7de Laan” and most recently the notorious playboy David Jackson on the South African popular soap, “The Wild”.
Henck recorded his first single, “Shadow of you” earlier this year in South Africa. The song went on to receive air play in the United States where he was scouted by Sobel Promotions who offered to promote his music in America and abroad. “Music has always been my first love, it was certainly a dream come true to hear my music playing in the USA. I regard making music a great responsibility, with music you get to reach people, inspire people and take them on a journey, it’s a privilege to be given the opportunity of having my music played and listened to.”
Ray Guell “Celebrate”
France Joli “Hallelujah”
Junior Giscombe “Stand Up And Glow”
DJ Scotty B
In 1983, DJ Scotty B discovered his passion to be a DJ at a roller rink in the small coastal town of Perry, Florida. From the roller rink days he worked his way into several small AM radio stations and his own mobile DJ Company. As his mobile DJ Company took off, he elevated into FM radio stations and eventually became a premier night club DJ throughout Florida and Georgia. His highlight during this time was the Guest DJ spot at MGM Grand, Studio 54, in Las Vegas.. DJ Scotty B is back with a vengeance and now has a weekly House Music radio show, Digital Response that Broadcast from The
Jersey Shore. He showcases his mixing abilities, different genres of House Music, and The Hottest International Guest DJ S in the World!!
DJ Chris Colby
I have been DJing since approximately 1985. Back then I enjoyed the collecting of the hard to find and great pieces of dance and club music on 12 inch vinyl as much as the actual mixing. I started spinning at local smaller clubs and for private parties. I moved on to other larger area clubs throughout the metro Philadelphia PA USA area. I also started a collection of mixes called DJ Chris Colby’s Dance Evolution. This series still gets continual periodic updates with today’s latest music. DJing has change dramatically through the years but I still do it for the same reason as when I started. To bring people together of all ages, backgrounds and orientation on a dance floor and make them feel as one, feeling the beats of the time with the DJ Chris Colby Dance Evolution flavor. Recently I have had many requests from throughout the world for copies and how gain access to my mixes. There is so much great dance music out there (whether you call it club, dance, pop, techno, EDM) that never gets to the masses of dance music lovers as it should. My feeling is it does not matter what chart it does or does not appear on it is the feeling you get deep inside when you hear it. How the pieces pull everyone on the dance floor together so they are moving to the same beat and flowing as one mass, from 2 to 2000 or more people on the dance floor it is the sight and feeling of that for me as a DJ that makes me want to continue and do more in my next mix or gig.
I search the world for the best dance remixes and share them with all to help the dance music community grow. I also specialize in bringing my own dance beats to the world
Chris Cox – record producer, remixer, DJ, mix engineer, and multi-instrumentalist – is one of the most talented and successful dance music artists in the United States. With a regular rotation of sold-out international DJ performances and studio productions that yield nothing but chart-topping hits, Chris Cox is a symbol of the superstar power in dance music today.
There are few who have done more for dance music and the DJ industry than Chris Cox. With a discography of more than 400 productions, remixes, mix compilations, and a string of 43 #1 Billboard Dance Club Hits, this Nevada native has left a permanent mark. Certainly more than any other producer, Chris Cox is defined by his stand-out remixes that have made him a global phenomenon.
Chris comments, “Until recently, most of my time in the studio has been spent on reinterpreting the work of other artists. Now, I am spend more time interpreting my own music via songwriting and original production. While I still love synth programming, making beats, and mixing, I dedicate much more time to playing guitars and using the studio as a vehicle to explore my own musical vision and twisted sense of humor.”
Rising to prominence in the late 90’s as one-half of the remix/production duo Thunderpuss, Chris Cox has mixed tribal-tipped rhythms into the potent vocals of artists like Madonna, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Shakira, Janet Jackson, and the Pet Shop Boys.
In 2004 Cox received a Best Dance Recording GRAMMY Nomination for his co-production of the Cher song “Love One Another.” He was also a two-time IDMA Award winner in 2000 and 2002 for “Remixer of the Year,” and the recipient of the IDMA Award for “Best Underground 12” Dance Record For The Year 2001”.
As a solo-artist Cox continues to create mind-blowing mixes for such chart-topping artists like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Rhianna, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Osbourne, Celine Dion, and vocal legend Shirley Bassey. In 2008 Cox produced and remixed the #1 Billboard Electronic Album “Hannah Montana 2 Non-Stop Dance Party” for Disney sensation Hannah Montana.
Out of the studio Chris Cox is a world-class DJ who has logged over 2 ½ million miles headlining parties, festivals and residencies performing his signature celebratory, bigger-than-life sets in nightlife capitals such as Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Prague, London, Las Vegas, New York City, Mexico City, Montreal, Chicago, and Atlanta.
As a musical entertainer in the role of the DJ, Cox adapts a unique and personal musical journey for every venue, crowd, and night. The drums are incredibly important and incredibly varied. From primal tribal-rhythms to rattling militant-stompers, these beats provide the backbone of his boundary-breaking and chance-taking mixes. His musical vision is translated to the dance floor via a format of spectacular live programming, Chris Cox productions, and subliminally sexy arrangements that surpass expectations and surprise even the most seasoned dance music lover. Clubs that made an impact on his sound include Nation in D.C., Universe in San Francisco, and Crobar in Miami. As Chris recalls, “Those particular clubs had the entire show, the entire vibe, and everything was just perfect.”
Chris’ dedication to delivering an unforgettable night is indisputable. He knows when and how to play the funk out of a record, how to summon the soul from a crowd, and how to provide the attitude and magic they desire, crave, and deserve!
London/Kent based Amrick Channa, is a Vocalist and Topline writer in the Soulful/Funky/Electro House music field. His unique and distinctive soulful powerhouse style of singing is courtesy of the various divas he grew up listening to whether its disco or vocal house. A huge influence on his powerhouse singing is his mentor Lisa “Bad Habit” Millett! He has performed to huge audiences over the past few years at Miami WMC in South Beach at Barbara Tucker’s party amongst many others. He has performed live for brands and venues such as Hed Kandi, Stereo Sushi, Ministry of Sound, Pacha London as well countries such as Dubai, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy and Russia! He has hosted parties & been interviewed for Miami Fashion Week TV as well as Russian MTV! Amrick is the original rave kid from back in the day (Dubai Time Out interview). He has a true sense of what House music should encapsulate as he has ridden the crest of the wave from Acid House thru to Funky and soulful and electro and back again! He always gets the crowd rocking in his live performances with his powerful voice! He is also available to bring a DJ with him!
Amrick has recently signed tracks to Richard Grey’s label and also Pacha Recordings Ibiza along with Miss Moneypenny’s UK. He also has tracks signed for release on labels in the USA, UK & Europe. His track with the Cookie Monsterz, which is featured on the Ministry of Sound/Hed Kandi compilation CD – Stereo Sushi Vol.10 gave him huge exposure as a powerful house music vocalist! Amrick’s collaboration with Italy’s Black Legend/Jackie Reverse on the track “In the heat of the night” made it onto Pete Tong’s Essential Selection on BBC Radio One. That track along with Hindu Summer were broadcast on Kiss FM amongst others and were hits all across Europe! His work with Slovenian super DJ Angel Anx was featured in the Top 10 dance hits of the USA DMC Charts! His current release on Pacha Recordings Ibiza has been supported by Roger Sanchez, Danny Rampling, Lewes Dene, Marc Porcelli, amongst many others!
Amrick enjoyed new found success in the UK & European dance charts with his hit “Hindu Summer” which was his collaboration with Manchester’s Jason Herd (of Herd & Fitz). Other collaborations followed with who’s who of House music royalty from Italy’s Black Legend/J-Reverse, US DJ Tom Stephan (Superchumbo), London’s DJD Hydraulic Dogs (Shake it baby), Breakbeat maestro’s Deekline & Wizard. Whilst forthcoming projects include collaborations with the legendary Sandy Rivera (Kings of Tomorrow/Defected), Pete Heller, LAY Records boss DJ Dealer and Paris DJ Kid Massive amongst many others!
Amrick has performed at the Miami Dance Music Conference every year since 2006. He has performed at Pacha London, Ministry of Sound, The Supperclub, London Pride at Trafalgar Square, Cafe de Paris, The White House, The AKA bar, The Tabernacle and Camden’s Electric Ballroom to name but a few. Forthcoming gigs include Miami, Dubai, Russia, Ibiza, Italy, Paris and London. In 2010 Roger Sanchez supported all of Amrick’s releases with different producers and labels, on his Release Yourself Radio show! And Amrick’s track with Angel Anx “who decides” went into the top 10 of the USA DMC Charts!!! He always gets the crowd rocking in live performances! And is available to bring a DJ with him too!
Joel Dickinson is a remixer, electronic music producer and recording engineer based in Minneapolis, MN. From Inaya Day to Green Day, Natalie Merchant to Lady Gaga, the Steve Miller Band to Kevin Aviance – Joel restyles every song (new and old) with his special twist of catchy riffs and synthetic wizardry.
In a career nearly a decade long, he has been a programmer and engineer for Junior Vasquez; including work on mixes for Cyndi Lauper, Cher and Whitney Houston. He is a co-member of the remix team Audio Assembly who have produced for artists such as Karen Young, Taylor Dayne, Kimberly Davis and Kelly Clarkson. He is also a co-producer of the Hell & Keller remix project, who have produced for Raquela, Willow Smith, The Human League and others. Until 2010, Joel was producing solo projects under the moniker of “Thee Werq’n B!tches.” His remix and subsequent video for Thee Werq’n B!tches ft. Faye Dunaway – “No Wire Hangers!” was given the title of “Gayest Thing on the Internet” by VH1′s Best Week Ever in 2008. Many of his remixes and productions have attained Billboard Club Top Ten charting status, including Eddie X ft. Niki Harris – “This Time Baby” (#5) and C+C Music Factory ft. Scarlett Santana – Rain (#8). His remixes of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5″ and Bette Davis’ “I’ve Written a Letter to Daddy” (from “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”) are regarded as camp club classics and are played somewhere in the world nearly every night to a rapturous response. A number of his productions have also attained more widespread cult status, including the Minneapolis house classic, “Phreakshow,” and his club remix of Liza Minnelli’s “Cabaret,” endorsed by the original New York broad herself.
Liam Shachar began his musical journey at the young age of 13 with a pair of turntables and a DJ Mixer. He began performing in clubs around his hometown of Tel Aviv, Israel at the age of 16. By the age of 19, Liam had worked for a local DJ record store, had 2 radio shows and was performing regularly as a DJ. In his early 20’s Liam began to experiment with music production, which led him to his first single release, “The Creation,” on George Acosta’s Grooveman Records.
In 2000, Liam relocated to Miami and started performing in local clubs, such as Shadow Lounge and Billboard Live while releasing singles on various record labels around the world. His music productions start gaining support from top DJ’s such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Sasha and John Digweed. In 2003, he was invited by Basswalk Records to play at the world-renowned Ultra Music Festival as a headliner for the label’s stage. Liam’s big brake came in 2004 when he was personally picked by Paul Oakenfold to be the newest artist of his Perfecto Records imprint. Under the Perfecto label, Liam remixed some of the label’s biggest talents including
singles from Oakenfold himself. He also remixed David Guetta’s “The World Is Mine,” which was released on Ultra Records. In 2005, Liam came across a singer by the name of Joe Echo and remixed his song, “On All My Sundays.” The remix gain huge support in the dance music industry and was immediately picked up by Oakenfold for his ”Perfecto Vegas” album. The success of the remix led Liam to record another song with Echo named “The Waves” which was later featured in Jonathan Lynn’s 2010 film “Wild Target.”
In 2007 Liam started his own record label, “Inner Logic Records,” and released his first full artist album entitled “Perfect World.” The album, a continuous mix of his own productions, received outstanding reviews in music magazines worldwide.
Today Liam lives in Miami, Florida. He is currently recording a second artist album and performs as a DJ in clubs and festivals around the world.
David Noakes is a British dance music producer and House DJ. As well as his own productions, David often collaborates and writes for other artists and is also a songwriter for pop artists.
David has been involved with music from a very early age and has had various record contracts under several aliases. 2011 saw the launch of the David Noakes brand with 2011 as a test year building contacts and working on collaborations. This led to several projects with successful chart topping stars such as Paul Hardcastle as “Full Circle” Maxine Hardcastle, Andrea Britton and Kay Jay. David operates from his own studio in his home town of Brighton, England-home to many well known dance music producers. David completes all stages of his work from writing and production to mixing and mastering. DJ and remix work is also carried out on a weekly basis.
After around 12 of his own releases during 2011, David is now working on a range of new releases for 2012.