By Thomas Simms, Freelance Journalist.
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 due of the DJ and Producer, Marco Mei and Stefano Ugliano, better known as 6884.
Marco began his career in the early nineties by working as a crew for events like ‘Urban People.’ With time he gained recognition on the music scene and steadily became a man in demand all across Italy. But then things didn’t stop there, after so much so success in his native land Marco was soon getting international bookings across the globe.
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 is none other than DJ Terence C, one of the most solid figures in the industry. After more than twenty years as a resident DJ in some of Kuala Lumpur’s biggest clubs and venues, Terence has established himself as one of the Gems of Malaysia’s Music scene.
Throughout his career, Terence has warmed up for some of the biggest names in music. Artists like David Morales, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong and many others have come on stage to find and found the crowd pumping after Terence has worked the platters. Some big hitters have even personally requested Terence as their opening act.
As a testament to his skills behind the decks, Terence has long been the first choice of Digweed when he plays In KL. The two of them have performed together many a time and have played a vital part in making Malaysia’s iconic Zouk the world-renowned club brand it is today.
Terence is spearheading a monthly techno night at Zouk entitled, ‘We Love Techno’ along with one of KL’s biggest payers, DJ XU. We Love Techno will focus on more underground sounds like those of labels like Drumcode, Cocoon Recordings and many more.
Launching his career in 1998 as a disciple of DJ Chris Doss, he became better established on the music scene by gaining residencies at venues like Cubeat and Globar. There was never any doubt he was going to go places but a major break for this young talent was landing a warm-up gig for the esteemed David Morales for his first-ever Malaysian show.
Terence was a resident DJ at the seminal Movement Club at the turn of century, thus securing himself as a leading figure in the history of Malaysia’s dance music scene. He has since been present across the city wherever those sounds have thrived, including venues like Backroom, Nouvo and Atmosphere.
Terence has not only made his mark in Malaysia but across Southeast Asia too, with performances at Lush, Singapore and Liquid, Ho Chi Minh City. Back in 2005, Terence, along with artists Callen Tham and Digital launched a new audio-visual collective known as Altered Image which went way beyond anything seen before.
Altered Image combined cinematic visuals, turntable beats and Live FX, producing mixes that were way ahead of their time yet still remained true to their origin of the dance floor.
After coming top of the Malaysian heats of the Heineken Thirst competition that year, the three of them went on tour across South East Asia as Altered Image, picking up a new fan base as they toured.
Since then, Terence has remained a leading figure in technical innovation and in more recent times mastered the Ableton Live production suit. He now plays live seats using the software as well as traditional decks and CDJs.
Terence C is now emerging with his own production work and audiences can expect a flood of new releases later in the year, not to mention a growing presence across South East Asia. With a reputation as one of Malaysia’s top DJs, Terence C is well on his way to becoming a prominent figure in the Asian music scene.
In this month's show, Terence C features a plethora of genres including Electronic Music, Deep House, Techno, Progressive House, Tech House, and House. Enjoy the show.
Listen live on Wednesday 7th of September 2022 from 6 PM to 8 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeat Sunday from 6 AM to 8 AM (ICT).
'Electronic Roots' episode 57 with Terence C, 7th of September 2022.
DJ Koze - Planet Hase Feat. Mano Le Tough (Dave DK Remix) [Pampa Records]
German Brigante, Yamil - Kibo Feat. Mehdi Nassouli (Original Mix) [Sol Selectas]
Khen with Freedom Fighters - Levantine (Original Mix) [Lost & Found]
Guy J - Fire (Original Mix) [Lost & Found]
Captain Mustache - Andromeda (Kiko Remix) [Bedrock Records]
Captain Mustache - Midnight Man (Marc DePulse Remix) [Bedrock Records]
Taavi Tuisk - Incroyable (Original Mix) [Poker Flat Recordings]
Stephen Brown - Level Steps (Original Mix) [Cocoon Recordings]
Luke Hess - Polymoon (Original Mix)(RSPX)
Locked Groove - Digital World (Original Mix) [Hotflush Recordings]
Senzala - Realms (Original Mix) [Rebellion]
Renato Cohen - Piano Fix (Original Mix) [Sincopat]
Davide Squillace & SANTOS - Flesh Feat. Boy From Africa (Audion Remix) [Ovum Recordings]
Aera - Golden Means (Original Mix) [Afterlife Records]
Red Axes - Flawless Feat. Echo (Club Mix) [Higher Ground (Mad Decent)]
Senzala - D.O.D. (Original Mix) [Rebellion]
Echonomist - Spirit Receivers (Original Mix) [Afterlife Records]
Yulia Niko - Molly & Sally Feat. Coro Coro (Yulia Niko Remix) [Get Physical Music]
Black Circle - Double Dip (Original Mix) [Moon Harbour Recordings]
Butch - Same Like Dope But Different (Extended Mix) [Saved Records]
Pig&Dan - Make You Go Higher (David Morales Stereo Remix) [Bedrock Records]
Model Man - Take Me There (Laurence Guy Remix) [Mahogany Records]
Listen on Mixcloud here.