Bicycle Corporation introduce guest DJ Bert Bevans for his second 'Roots' show this Sunday 2nd of August 2020 from 6 PM to 8 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeated on Thursday from 6 AM to 8 AM (ICT). Scientific Sound Asia radio is the Asian electronic music station for Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, India, South Korea and the rest of Asia.
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.
He began doing his own 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 for classical piano, percussion, and drums, he loved his Chopins and West African Djembes.
However 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.
Guest DJ Bert Bevans.
This week's guest DJ is Bert Bevans, Bert Bevans is a British Honduras-born DJ who started out playing "Block Parties" in Hollis, New York. This was followed by other legendary NYC clubs such as Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Xenon, Electric Circus, Bonds and the Playboy Club.
Bert's family immigrated to New York on July 27 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 his 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 though!".
Bert explains that 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 the New York DJs 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 definitely 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 Bert.
After 2 years in the Virgin Islands, Bert 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 other new London hot spot Xenon.
He moved along in the London club scene, 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 many years.
Later on, in 1991 he met his old friend Justin Berkmann who was building a new "Paradise Garage type sound system" in a new club in London. The club opened in September and was no other than the Ministry of Sound.
Bert 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 which had the MOS/Hed Kandi tours.
He has just completed a deal with Café del Mar Ibiza, and recently, he has also just helped open Ice and Spice Bar, Ho Chi Minh City. We welcome him onboard our radio station and enjoy the show.
Bicycle Corporation 'Roots' 046 Bert Bevans, 2nd August 2020.
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Mickey Moore & Andy Tee - Sweet Delight [Grove Culture]
Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart [LaFace Records]
David Morales & Timmy Regisford - Nini [Diridim Records]
Janice Robinson - Found Love [Diridim Records]
Robbie Rivera - Change [Juicy Music]
Tiger Wilson, Melanie Daniels Walker - Show Love
The Disco Boxers - Mary J Blidge vs Dr Love
Jasper St Company - Paradise [Nervous]
The Players Association - Every Body Dance
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much [Sony]
Julie McKnight - Finally [Distance Rec]
Chris Isaak - Wicked Games [Warner Bros]
David Morales - Thunder Drums [Diridim Records]
David Morales & Janice Robinson - Freedom [Diridim Records]
Aretha Franklin - Pride A Deeper Love [Arista Rec]
David Morales & Elle Cato - And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going [Diridim Records]
Listen on Mixcloud here.