Bicycle Corporation introduce guest DJ Bert Bevans for his next 'Roots' show. Scientific Sound Asia is the online Asian electronic music station for the region with an international outreach.
Bicycle Corporation is an Italian duo of the DJ and Producer Marco MEI plus the skilled Stefano Ugliano aka 6884. In the early nineties, Marco was starting on his musical journey as a DJ and producer and began doing his nights as a collective known as 'Urban People' throughout the whole of Italy. This gained him notoriety and he earned a residency at Pacha, which led to him getting DJ bookings internationally, and launched him on a musical endeavour around the planet.
Raised in Torino, Italy, Stefano in his early years displayed a fortitude of abilities with music. He studied with a passion classical piano, percussion, and drums, he loved his Chopins and West African Djembes, but that figure of 'the DJ standing on the stage performing' proved more and more mesmerising for the teenage Stefano.
He wondered if those very electronic beats, so hard to get on ‘90s Italian radio stations, were going to launch a very new chapter in his life and then Bicycle Corporation was born. Bicycle Corporation has released a Hard Techno remix for Virus D.D.Ds' track Origination and is featured in the staff picks on Beatport, and it's a lovely track.
Guest DJ Bert Bevans.
This weeks guest is Bert Bevans, Bert Bevans is a British Honduras born DJ who started out playing "Block Parties" in Hollis, New York followed by other legendary NYC clubs such as Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Xenon, Electric Circus, Bonds and the Playboy Club. His family immigrated to New York on July 27th, 1969 and settled down in Jamaica, Queens and later moved to Hollis, Queens, where he lived during his teens.
After school, he studied aviation, but he never finished the education, as he tells me himself: "If I had graduated, I would have had to go to Vietnam, so I left. I still love flying" In his explanation becoming a DJ was kind of a natural progression. He started out doing block parties in Hollis and then things more or less just happened.
He never planned to be a DJ, but when he worked in Melody's Record Shop, most of New Yorks' DJ's came there to get the latest releases. They liked him and would invite him to their clubs, and the rest is history!
In April of 1977 the most famous club of all time opened up its doors in New York, the club was of course Studio 54. It didn't take long before Bert played his first private party in the club and it was not his last one in '54'.
The Studio 54 DJ Richie Kaczor was sent down to St.Thomas in the Virgin Islands to open up a '54' there. After a few months he was hired to open up another '54' in Barcelona, Spain and when leaving St.Thomas Richie turned the residency of Studio 54 in the Virgin Islands over to him.
After 2 years in the Virgin Islands, he was back in New York and soon he was given an offer by Steven Hatter of a residency at his club 'The Embassy' in London, UK. This led to another residency at the new London hot spot Xenon. He transgressed into the London club scene easily, playing in Camden Palace, a club owned by Rusty Egan and Steve Strange [of Visage], where he DJ'ed along with Colin Favor and "Evil" Eddie Richards.
Bevans was travelling back and forth between London, New York and other cities all over the world for several years. Then, in 1991 he met his old friend Justin Berkmann who was building a new "Paradise Garage type sound system" in a new nightspot in London, which was to open up in September, the club was no other than the Ministry of Sound. He still travels extensively around the globe performing at various venues and nightspots. For the past few years, he has helped Santeri build “Seduction” in Phuket and has just completed a deal with Café del Mar Ibiza. Also, before the pandemic, he helped open Ice and Spice Bar in Ho Chi Minh City.
Listen live on Sunday 23rd of January 2022 from 6 PM to 8 PM Indochina time and repeat Thursday from 6 AM to 8 AM (ICT).
Bicycle Corporation 'Roots' 114 show with Bert Bevans 23rd January 2022. John Khan, Leighton Jones - Yah Mo B There (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Remix)
Mannix Feat. Morris Revy - Hope (Mannix Primetime Disco Dub)
Gypsymen, Todd Terry - Hear The Music (Def Club Mix)
Leo Guardo, Andile Mbili, Da Africa Deep - Wenomkhubulwane (Da Africa Deep Remix)
Funkky Feat. Mavhungu - Mitodzi (Jimpster Remix)
Elements Of Life Feat. Jasper Street Company - Stand On The Word (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Remix)
Teddy Douglas - Spanish Joint (Feat. Skip & The Whole Nine Yards)
Doug Gomez & Cee Elassaad Feat. Nuzu Deep - You Left (Original Mix)
David Morales - Believe (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini Remix)
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Michael Gray Remix)
David Morales Feat. Scott Paynter And Delta Party - In De Ghetto
Saliva Commandos - We Only Watching The Stars
Mikki Afflick, Jah Rain - Afro Sun (Mikki Afflick An Afflickted Soul Tek Vocal Mix)
David Morales, Blakkat, Tony Loreto - Want More (Original Mix)
Emanuele Esposito & Gianni Romano - It's Not Right (Feat. Helen Tesfazghi)
David Morales, Elle Cato - I Feel Love - (Extended Mix)
Believe - Mashup Finale
Teddy Douglas Ft Richard Burton - Don't Leave Me This Way (Main Vocal Mix)
Duane Harden, House Gospel Choir - You Don't Know Me (Extended Mix) [Ultra Records]
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