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 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. Recently they have revisited their first tracks and have set up a Bandcamp page to distribute them.
Guest DJ Otherkind.
This week's guest DJ is Otherkind, Otherkind is an Iranian born, Kuala Lumpur based DJ, artist and music producer who is currently setting KL’s underground dance floors on fire, Otherkind is a highly versatile and solid DJ.
This is a guy who is prepared to take you on a wild hypnotic journey on the dance floor whatever time of the night or early morning it is. This long time resident of KL’s seminal underground music brand and night the Sweatbox, he has played countless opening, peak time and closing sets as well as opened for electronic music luminaries like Dubfire Nic Fanciulli, Gui Boratto, Kaiser Souazi, ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards, Rob Roar, Clive Henry, Chus & Ceballos, Shahram Jey, Nura En Pure, SABB, Denis Cruz, Miguel Bastida, Sub-Ann, Sammy D and many more.
Otherkind’s first immersion as a musician (growing up within a very musical family) was the key percussive instrument of Persian music. Played using the palm and multiple fingers, this instrument in the hands of a master was not just a piece of percussion but would truly become the heart and soul of a song.
This knowledge drives Otherkind’s sets till today. He cannot be defined as just a DJ during his sets, as he expertly commands the tools in front of him creating soundscapes and setting moods whilst always having his finger on the pulse of the dance floor.
He literally plays as if he is actually part of the dance floor. His deep understanding of the music he plays as well as his ability to read the crowd is what sets him apart from many other DJs out there as no two sets are ever the same, making him consistently a crowd favourite wherever he plays.
A move from Tehran to Kuala Lumpur in 2010, a city with its own burgeoning underground music scene that was about to explode proved to have set the tone for him. Quickly landing residencies in some of KL’s hottest underground hotspots, he found himself playing to a wide range of local and expatriates music lovers.
His work ethic and diverse yet forward-thinking style made him the solid choice for whether it was for an opening, peak time or a slamming closing set. But it is his longstanding residency for Sweatbox, KL’s most infamous underground night that cemented Otherkind’s status as one of the city’s top players.
Regularly opening and closing the night, across the years has also seen Otherkind’s style and skill develop even further creating spellbinding sets. Notably, his long-play open to close set at Sweatbox remains the stuff of legend for many of those that witnessed it.
With over 15 years of experience behind the decks and almost a decade as a producer, with a great catalogue of new releases as well as his hotter than the sun residencies, it would almost silly to call Otherkind the next big thing. It would be even sillier to pigeonhole him into a single genre (although we dare say he will never betray his first love of minimal techno!) of music style.
However, it must and will be said, this is an artiste that will truly leave his musical mark across international borders soon. Breaking down not just musical barriers but now borders, this is the time to truly take note of Otherkind.
As a producer he currently has released on Sweatbox Records, Kommunication Records as well as soul de anima). With over a Decade of immersion into the electronic music scene, undeniable talent and a relentless work ethic, Otherkind is a name to look out for on the international music scene in the years to come so all that can be said is catch him while you can!
Listen live on Friday 8th of October 2021 10 PM to 12 AM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeating Tuesday 10 AM to 12 PM (ICT).
Bicycle Corporation 'Foundations' episode 06 with Otherkind 8th of October 2021.
Hendriks Toth - Arequipa Lamitas (Original Mix)
Herck - Choices That You Make
Nicolas Barnes - Amphia (Original Mix)
Unknown Artist - Lights
Otherkind - Alternative (Original Mix)
Octave - A1
Alann M, Harle-tsu - Chronic (Original Mix)
Soulfreq - Bonsai (Original Mix)
Fetish - Image (Original Mix)
Daniel Meister - Moving (Original Mix)
Otherkind - Red Sky (Original Mix)
Danky Dave - Hallucinations
Matt Krilert - Tribal Base (Original Mix)
Fixon - 316 (Original Mix)
Advanced Transistor - Inductor (Original Mix)
Hertz Collision - End (Original Mix)
Danny Wabbit - Connected (Original Mix)
Otherkind - System Update 2.0 (Original Mix)
Otherkind - Convergence (Dan Buri Dark Side Rework)
Private Press - Highly (Original Mix)
Monika Kruse, Voodooamt - Stringrise (2021 Remaster) (Original Mix)
Listen on Mixcloud here.