Bicycle Corporation has announced guest DJ Brendon P (see below) for their 18th 'Foundations' show. Scientific Sound Asia is an Asian electronic music station serving the region and internationally.
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 events as a crew known as 'Urban People' across the whole of Italy. This earned him recognition and he earned a residency at Pacha, which in turn led to him getting DJ bookings internationally, and launched him on a musical journey around the globe.
Born and brought up in Torino, Italy, Stefano in his childhood displayed a wealth of abilities with music. He studied with passion classical piano, percussion, and drums, he loved his Chopin's and West African Djembe, but that figure of the disc jockey rearing the crowd proved more and more enchanting for the teenage Stefano. He wondered if those very electronic beats, so hard to find on ‘90s Italian radio stations, were going to open a completely new chapter in his life and then Bicycle Corporation evolved.
Guest DJ Brendon P.
DJ Brendon P whose real name is Brendon Perera is a native of Singapore and prefers the low-profile, lo-fi approach to his work and has performed as a disc jockey for over four decades. Brendon P has a long history of Clubs and Music; starting in 1980, in the Singaporean mobile DJ circuit, and moving on to clubs a year later.
A visit to New York in 1984, and visiting clubs such as the Funhouse, the Paradise Garage, Dancetaria and Area weaned him into the New York club culture, and into the music that was to become the house music that we hear today. Crossing vast musical backgrounds over his years as a DJ, both locally and internationally, he continued to acquire a keen ear and passion for dance music his main genres now being House, Techno, Disco, Nu Disco, Funk, Soul, Lounge, and Electronica.
From doing the club rounds in the ’80s, both locally and internationally, with the Juliana’s and Bacchus groups, residencies with Neo Pharaohs, Venom and NOX in the ’90s, a 9-year residency at the globally renowned, Zouk Club in Singapore. Between July 2001 and May 2009 he held a 2-year Residency at Kyo, and spending the last five years on the team of residents at the Swanky CE LA VI Rooftop Club & Skybar at Marina Bay Sands, he continues to be a regular feature in the local and international club circuit today.
Having DJ'ed in cities across the globe (including Geneva, Gothenburg, Melbourne, London, New York, Miami, Taiwan, Hanoi & Hong Kong, just to name a few), and has also played at the world-renowned (and now defunct) Cielo Club in New York, in June 2010. Brendon, in his own and separate right, as a producer, has also released his original material/remixes on In The Woods (USA), Los Grandes (Spain), Reversoulmusic (USA), Audio Parallax (UK), Hotbox Music (USA), Soul Shift (USA), Defected (UK), Rawjak (SG), Eclesia (SG), Issys Groove (UK), Love International (MY) and One With Music (SG).
With his stringent adherence to music style and sophistication and attention to detail, it's not difficult to understand why Nicolas Mattar, owner of New York's 'Cielo' and ‘Output’, calls him a 'taste master' and one of the best DJ's in the region. Expect nothing less from him, than a set that crosses vast musical boundaries; past, present and future.
In this month's Foundations, Brendon P enlightens us with a mash-up of old and new with a show featuring Disco, Latin, Afrobeat, New Wave, Nu Disco, Italo Disco, and House.
Listen live on Friday 31st of December 2021 from 10 PM to 12 AM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeat Tuesday from 10 AM to 12 PM (ICT).
Bicycle Corporation 'Foundations' episode 18 with Brendon P, 31st of December 2021.
Dave Mathmos - You Are The Best [Hot Digits Music]
Andromeda Orchestra - Hoops [Faze Action Records]
Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 - The Real Thing (Pete Le Freq Re-Work)
Nickodemus - Baila A Tú Manera (feat Sammy Ayala) [Captain Planet Remix Instrumental]
Alma Negra - Zouk Combat (Bosq Remix) [Alma Negra Records]
Billy Ocean - Stay The Night (C-Man Edit) [Hypedit]
Manuel Darquart - Keep It DXY (Don Carlos Remix) [Wolf Music]
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum [Rough Trade Records]
Japan - Life In Tokyo (Sanny X DMC Mix - Brendon P Re-Edit)
Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter (Fred Everything Re-Work) [Unreleased]
Momo Khani Meindel - Agrabah [Hazy Days]
Love Drops EP02 - Side B Untitled [Love Drops]
Al Green - Lets Stay Together (Dj Fudge Remix) [Bandcamp]
Soul Renegades - Speak To Me (Opolopo Tweak) [Local Talk]
Jamiroquai - Shake It On (Miguel Migs Deep Feels Remix) [Bandcamp]
Aron Ottignon Feat ÌFÉ - Ore Yèyé O (Julien Dyne Remix) [Urban Trout]
Apparel Wax EP 010 - Side A2 - Untitled [Apparel Wax]
Duke - So In Love With You (Pete LeFreq Re-Work)
FF Edits - Dancing
Casbah 73 - Doing Our Own Thing (Original Mix) [Lovemonk]
Listen on Mixcloud here.