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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!
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.
German DJ/Producer and label owner D.O.N.S. has established himself as one of the most innovative, unique, and exciting figures in the dance music Industry. From his solo productions to his bootlegs and covers to his highly sought-after remixes, D.O.N.S. studio output is an ever impressive slew of crafted gems for the dancefloor.
Oliver Goedicke, aka D.O.N.S. got digged very early into the music by his radio host uncle. Age 12, he started collecting vinyls and a few years later playing at private parties which he organized himself. His unlimited knowledge of music got him a position as a salesman at a notable records store, which ended up throwing branded parties. One night, the resident DJ called in sick which gave the opportunity to Ollie to replace him, even though he had never touched a professional set up before. Still he was so successful that he was offered a residency every weekend.
Later on, he moved to New York for half a year, where he got fully infected with the House Music virus, going to legendary Tunnel and World, listening to Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry or Adiva performing one of the first big gigs of her successful career. He quickly realized that music was his life and instead of keeping most of his earnings to finance his studies, he actually spent it on buying more and more vinyls. These were the first steps of the crazy genius monster of production!
Founding the Hard House/Hard Trance DJ/Producer duo Warp Brothers with his music partner Jürgen Dohr in 1999 was his career booster. Thanks to worldwide hits such as We Will Survive and Phat Bass (Blade), his success reached an immeasurable level at a breathtaking speed. He quickly got to play live for dozens of thousands of frenetic techno and Warp Brothers fans.
In 2005, Oliver decided to become D.O.N.S. in order to focus on a softer side of House music. During a couple of years, Oliver was working on D.O.N.S. productions from 9 to 5pm and touring as a Warp Brother from 9 to 5am. Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hide lasted until Oliver found his passion and happiness in the D.O.N.S. project releasing a few hits such as legendary Pump Up the Jam, Big Fun and The Nighttrain, all topping mainstream and dance charts around the Globe and propelling him to the rank of an A-list DJ/Producer.
From John Dahlback’s Blink and Everywhere, to Kid Cudi’s Day ‘n’ Nite, Roger Sanchez’s Release Yoself or Ron Carroll’s Lucky Star, many international hits owe their success to his remixes, giving him the recognition of the remixer the most in demand in the world.
On show, his technique and energy have set the fire in prestigious clubs and festivals impressive crowds such as over 300,000 people in Valencia. Bootlegging and mash-upping, live for shows, or especially edited for his radio show, his performances are always a not to be missed one of a kind. With over 20 million daily listeners on 60 radio stations in 30 countries, D.O.N.S. IN THE MIX is carefully prepared by D.O.N.S. himself every single week, with the most exclusive, undiscovered and up-to-date sound, all edited for the purpose of the show.
Besides his busy DJ and production schedule, he still devotes some of his time to manage one of the EDM scene’s most exciting and forward-thinking labels, Kingdom Kome Cuts aka KKC, and discover new talents. He is also an active international Ambassador for HIV/AIDs charity Dance4Life, a role he shares alongside artists such as Tiësto and Fedde Le Grand.
DJ EDDIE “COOKIE” KAY
During the past decade and a half, DJ Eddie Kay’ has been featured and had residences at: The Colosseum (Sayreville, N.J.), The Den (Somerset, N.J.), Q (Staten Island, N.Y.) and STUDIO 9 (Woodbridge, N.J.)
He ranked 2nd (out of 200 entrants) in the (international) “Shannon-”Give Me Tonight” remix contest hosted by Todd Terry and BIG Management….
Eddie’s recently completed a remix of Company B’s “Fascinated” for Carol Jiani (Hit & Run Lover, Mercy (Mercy, Baby Have Mercy), and “Cry” for Tameka (of CONTROL) -both pending release this year… He is has worked with Inaya Day and Mike Cruz. He is currently working with BILLBOARD Reporting DJ/Producer Drew Montalvo (DJ Drew G.) (NYC) and has just signed on with Sobel Promotions.
He’s currently the owner of LOCAproductions- an Audio/Video project studio in central New Jersey.
“I’m a RUSH fan -gone DJ…”, he states, “the tracks I choose to play have to be: not only enjoyable in a “commercial” sense, but they have to be interesting enough to hold the interest of someone who is “musically inclined”, dancers, and those who just wants to chill and listen….”
In the early 90′s, David Koonen started producing music with trackers on the Atari ST.
Moving on, he started mixing hardcore, breakbeat and jungle…and spending a lot of time in the record shops. The buzz in record shops told what was hot, was not and broadened his experience of electronic music. His ‘musical ear’ developed. He unpicked countless tracks, listening to the productions and the arrangements – allowing him to discover what was possible in mixing. It also made him think about the technical things he wanted to do in producing music.
He met Hannu Rekilä from Finland in 2006. They soon teamed up and created trance tracks and remixes including the track “Flying Over Europe” and a remix of the track “Forgotten Sound” by Trance artist Forecast.
2007 saw David studying with DJ and Producer Robert Soeterbroek with the “Cubase and mixing” course in the “Temple of Boom” studio. Following that David and Robert created a few house tracks together including the track “The Invasion”. In 2009 he started working together with Martin Tambach as well and they created the track “Blue Lagoon”.
DJ ALEX TECH