Bicycle Corporation guest DJ Terence C will be presenting his next 'Electronic Roots' show. Scientific Sound Asia is the Asian electronic music station for the region and internationally.
Bicycle Corporation is an Italian production collaboration of the DJ and Producer Marco MEI plus the talented Stefano Ugliano also known as 6884. In the early nineties, Marco was setting off on his journey as a disc jockey and producer.
After his brief introduction, he began doing his own events as a line-up known as 'Urban People' across his home country. His events were a success and after 10 years in the Italian scene, he relocated to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt starting a residency with the globally renowned party brand Pacha.
His sets and productions got him noticed and he soon found himself getting bookings as a DJ internationally. He has shared the wheels of steel with internationally acclaimed artists including David Morales, Justin Berkman, Roger Sanchez, Sander Kleinenberg, Harry Romero, Ralph Falcon and many more.
Stefano, from Torino, Italy was showing promise as a budding musician right from his childhood. He showed a keen interest in the musical arts which soon began to engulf most of his spare time. He studied classical piano, percussion and drums and also had a great appreciation for ‘Chopin’s and ‘West African Djembe.’
But with all his devotion to so many different kinds of music, there was one thing Stefano had a love for that was like none other, The man spinning the wheels, yes, The DJ became most enticing for the teenaged Stefano. Those beats were so seldom played on any Italian radio station of that time.
Making those sounds let alone playing them before masses of people would seem like a pipe dream to most. But Stefano would not be deterred, he had a vision which he would now see through to the end and with hard work, dedication and sheer tenacity, Bicycle Corporation came to be.
Even with all their success today, Marco and Stefan have not forgotten their humble beginnings. Just recently they’ve been going back over some of their earlier tracks and even set up a Bandcamp page to distribute them.
Guest DJ Terence C.
This week's guest DJ is Terence C, one of the steadiest hands in the business, Terence C is one of Malaysia’s mysterious jewels. He has performed as a resident DJ in Kuala Lumpur (KL) nightspots for over 22 years.
As a resident disc jockey, he has got the crowd going for some of the biggest names on the planet. These dance and electronic music artists are practically household names and include David Morales, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Chicane, Sasha, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, M.A.N.D.Y. and Paul van Dyk, consequently, many of the big hitters request that Terence open for them.
As a token of his abilities behind the decks and his knowledge of the local crowd, he is the go-to guy whenever Digweed plays KL, and over the years he has performed with him 9 times at his request. Over the last nine years, he has played a pivotal role in Malaysia's iconic club brand Zouk KL, which is internationally recognised as the go-to clubbing spot.
From leading some of the city’s leading regular nights to doubling up as a VJ, Terence C has been an important and integral part of defining the musical identity that Zouk enjoys today. Constantly called back to his true love, Techno, Terence is also helming another monthly night at Zouk called ‘We Love Techno’ in association with one of KL’s leading left-field players DJ XU, concentrating on the underground sounds coming out of labels like Drumcode, Cocoon Recordings, Bedrock Records, and many others.
Kicking off his career as a DJ in 1998 as a protégé of DJ Chris Doss, he grew in the industry with several residences in KL at Cubeat and Globar under his belt. An early and major break for this talented player came in the shape of warming up for New York legend David Morales at the peak of his powers for his first-ever Malaysian show.
At the forefront of one of the most exciting periods in Malaysia’s dance music history, Terence was a resident at the seminal Movement club at the turn of the millennium. Since then, he’s appeared wherever dance music has flourished in this city: Backroom, Nouvo and Atmosphere.
Reaching across South East Asia, Terence has also performed at Lush in Singapore and Liquid Club in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2005, Terence helped to spearhead a new audio-visual collective called Altered Image with fellow artists Callen Tham and Didjital.
At the cutting edge of a wave of international artists who were going far beyond the usual DJ-VJ format, Altered Image mixed cinematic visuals, turntable beats and live FX and samples in a mixture that never forgot that the dance floor was its true home. Winning the Malaysian heats of the internationally renowned Heineken Thirst competition that year, the trio went on to perform across South East Asia as Altered Image, picking up a new fan base as they toured.
Since then, Terence has always remained at the forefront of technical innovation and has invested considerable time and energy in mastering the Ableton Live production suite and now plays fully live sets using the software as well as traditional decks and CDJ set that frequently top 7 hours. With almost ten years at Zouk to his name, Terence C is now emerging from the shadows to concentrate on his production work.
Expect a raft of releases scheduled for later in the year, and increase his visibility across South East Asia. And with a reputation as Malaysia’s hardest-working DJ, he looks poised to achieve it.
Listen live on Wednesday 15th of June 2022 from 6 PM to 8 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeat Sunday from 6 AM to 8 AM (ICT).
'Electronic Roots' episode 48 with Terence C, 15th of June 2022.
Jozef K, Tin Man - Perfectly Symmetrical Acid (Original Mix) [Sungate]
Manuel Tur - Paperasse (Original Mix) [Freerange Records]
Niko Schwind, Robbie Akbal, Ay Sarita - Caminando de Noche (Landikhan Remix) [Akbal]
Maga, Sean Doron, Tim Engelhardt - Here To Stay (Original Mix) [Scenarios]
Onur Ozman - Before the Flood (Original Mix) [Sum Over Histories]
Evans - Tropik (Original Mix) [Bedrock Records]
Budakid & Nordfold - Aika (Original Mix) [Watergate Records]
Onur Ozman - Absence (Original Mix) [Sum Over Histories]
Onur Ozman - Lucrezia Borgia (Original Mix) [Sum Over Histories]
Hunter, Game - 6 AM (Original Mix) [Just This]
Tao Andra - Sola Fide (Original Mix) [RF]
Navar - Herinneringen (Original Mix) [Sudbeat Music]
DNA Presents - Slip n Slide Feat. Natacha Atlas (Acid Dub) [Bedrock Records]
Reset Robot - Jinx (Original Mix) [Poker Flat Recordings]
John Monkman - Impulse (Original Mix) [Ellum]
Radio Slave, DJ Hell, Radio Hell - Lost Souls (Original Mix) [Rekids]
Catz 'N Dogz - U (Original Mix) [Diynamic]
Extrawelt - Stabilo (Original Mix) [Kompakt Extra]
James Harcourt - Twilight (Original Mix) [Sincopat]
Aubrey Fry - The Loop (The Extra-Vaganza AF Mix) [Bedrock Records]
Listen on Mixcloud here.