Bicycle Corporation introduce guest DJ Bert Bevans for his third 'Roots' show on Scientific Sound Asia Radio, the English language radio station for Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, India, South Korea and the rest of Asia, this Sunday13th of September 2020 6 to 8 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeating on Thursday 6 to 8 AM (ICT).
Bicycle Corporation are 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 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 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.
Guest DJ Bert Bevans.
This week Bicyle Corporation have a guest DJ Bert Bevans, Bert Bevans is the 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.
Berts family immigrated to New York 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 finish 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 though!".
Bert explains that he 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 NY 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 times opened up it 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 traveling back and forth between London, New York and other cities all over the world for many years. But 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, which was to open up in September, the club 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 by the way had the MOS/Hed Kandi tours) and just completed a deal with Café del Mar Ibiza, Recently, he has also just helped open Ice/Spice Bar Ho Chi Minh City and we welcome him onboard our radio station, enjoy the show!
Bicycle Corporation 'Roots' 051 show with Bert Bevans 13th September 2020.
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