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.
DJ Brendon P real name 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.
This show was originally aired on Sunday 22nd of August 2021, listen on the Mixcloud player below.
Bicycle Corporation guest DJ Brendon P 'Roots' 97 show 22nd of August 2021.
David Bowie - Let's Dance (Jean Claude Gavri Remix) [Unknown Label HEARTDB 83]
Todh Teri - Sampadan 33 [TODH009]
Deo Jorge - Sparking Plugs (Prins Thomas Remix) [Me Me Me Records]
Ronny Hammond - Keep On Groovin’ [Daje Funk]
Prince - Cold Coffee & Cocaine (Bruno Bellissimo Edit)
8th Wonder - I'm Not Scared (Boys Shorts Edit) [Bandcamp]
Todh Teri - Sampadan 31 [TODH009]
Horse Meat Disco Feat. The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Sanctuary (Ray Mang Extended Remix) [Glitterbox Recordings]
Lazy Wax - Santa Catarina [Bandcamp]
In Flagranti - Regatta [Citizens Of Vice]
David Joseph - You Can’t Hide Your Love (Andy Buchan Edit) [Soundcloud]
Recut - Tox Disco [Recut Music]
Kokolo - How We Gonna Work It Out (Bosq Remix) [Peace & Rhythm Records]
Sentimental Animals Feat. Nicki B - Love Vibration (Art Of Tones Remix) [Razor-N-Tape]
Hamza Rahimtula - Neon Afro (Original Mix) [Wind Horse Records]
Gledd - Behind A Cloud [Saint Wax]
Col Lawton - Katembe Bridge (Original Mix) [House Music Matters]
Barbara Tucker - I Get Lifted (Henry Greenwood Communion Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
Erro - Change For Me (Stephen Day's Spread Our Wings and Fly Disco Version) [Soundcloud]
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - There But For The Grace Of God (Leo Zero Edit)
Listen on Mixcloud here.