Bicycle Corporation introduce guest DJ Sivanesh for their 'Electronic Roots' show episode 19. Scientific Sound Asia is an online Asian electronic music station for the region and globally.
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 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 Sivanesh.
This week's guest is DJ Sivanesh, a staple in Singapore’s nightlife, Sivanesh has been instrumental in shaping the sonic identity of clubbing in the island city, with his most notable contribution being his residency at CÉ LA VI at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The residency saw him taking charge of the world-renowned main room every week with his brand of sultry off-kilter house and groovy heads-down techno, playing alongside esteemed DJs such as Chaos In The CBD (In Dust We Trust), d’Julz (Bass Culture Records), Dennis Ferrer (Objektivity), Jasper James (Optimo Trax), Okain (Talman), Oliver Dollar (Play It Down), Rampa (Keinemusik), amongst others.
Citing seminal American producers ‘Mood II Swing’ as an early musical influence, Sivanesh’s sound is held together by equal amounts of rhythm and soul, and it goes beyond current trends in genres. Though his roots will always be House Music, he is anchored in the belief that only quality matters and genres do not. It is this approach to DJing that convinced French media giant Cercle to book him to warm up for their debut Asia show with The Martinez Brothers in November 2019.
Before nightlife in Asia came to a halt from the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Sivanesh was a regular fixture at some of his city’s most popular venues, with constant DJ bookings at The Council, Tanjong Beach Club, and the now-defunct Kilo Lounge. A well-received DJ set at the 2019 edition of the Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand led to more regional bookings at the W Hotel and Iron Fairies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the first half of 2020.
After spending five years building connections across the region while learning the intricacies of the live music business, Sivanesh left his successful residency at CÉ LA VI Singapore in 2020 to start a new project with his partner Lilian Hautemulle. The duo has since launched Sivilian Affairs, an organization focused on intimate parties with an emphasis on minority local and regional talents.
While the rest of 2021 holds many uncertainties for the live music scene, one thing to be sure is that Sivanesh will continue his journey within the dance music scene, staying true to his ethos to surprise and delight.
Listen live on Wednesday 10th of November 2021 6 PM to 8 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeat Sunday 6 AM to 8 AM (ICT).
Bicycle Corporation 'Electronic Roots' episode 19, with DJ Sivanesh 10th of November 2021.
Solar House - Magic Of The City (Kerri Chandler Remix) [Large Records]
The Mingers - Emancipation (Silverlining Remix) [Surreal]
Johnny Fiasco - Take 5 (Original Mix) [OM Records]
Mark Farina - Dream Machine (DJ Fluid Mix) [OM Records]
Folamour - Maybe I Did Burn Ya Place (Original Mix) [All City Dublin]
Iz & Diz - Love It, Dub It (Fred Everything’s Love It Remix It) [Silver Network]
Michael James - Catch Me If You Can (Huerta Remix) [Constant Black]
Interplanetary Criminal - Sensational (Original Mix) [Dansu Discs]
R.M - Global Lights (Original Mix) [Chikyu-u Records]
Debussy - Goose (Original Mix) [EWax]
Frits Wentink, DJ Boring - Oli Coony (Original Mix) [Bobby Donny]
Reptant - Liquid Acrobatics (Original Mix) [Planet Euphorique]
Rudolf C - Sandal Acid (Original Mix) [Craigie Knowes]
Eric Cloutier - Ekpyrosis (Original Mix) [Palinoia]
ItaloJohnson - 14A1 (Original Mix) [ItaloJohnson]
Mainline Magic Orchestra - Xumba Xumba (Eden Burns Remix) [Public Possession]
Sunju Hargun - Chale (Original Mix) [JIN]
Chris Stussy - Take A Leap Of Faith (Relic Remix) [Constant Sound]
Fantastic Man - Lounge Wizard (Original Mix) [Love International Recordings]
Alfredo Romero - ASMR (Original Mix) [Dansu Discs]
Freaks - Conscious Of My Conscience (Borrowed Identity Remix) [Rebirth]
Entity:London - Get Down (Lost Act Broken Mix) [Not On Label]
Listen on Mixcloud here.