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 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 hidden gems. A resident DJ in Kuala Lumpur (KL) clubs for 22 years, he has warmed up audiences for practically every A-List DJ you can name, a roll call that reads like a history lesson in electronic dance music that includes 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, with many visiting stars requesting that Terence opens for them.
A sign of his maturity and skill, he is the go-to guy whenever Digweed plays KL, having notched up at least 9 opening or closing sets for him at the Bedrock icon’s request. For the past 9 years, he’s been a vital part of Zouk KL, Malaysia’s landmark international clubbing destination.
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 leftfield 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 dancefloor 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 fanbase 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 sets 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 increasing his visibility across South East Asia. And with a reputation as Malaysia’s hardest-working DJ, he looks poised to achieve it.
This show was originally aired on Wednesday 7th of July 2021, listen on the Mixcloud player below.
Bicycle Corporation 'Electronic Roots' episode 03 with Terence C 7th of July 2021.
Aubrey Fry - Dystopia (Original Mix) [Bedrock Records]
Theus Mago - Shalom (Sascha Funke Remix) [Feines Tier]
Frankey & Sandrino - Hope 43 (Original Mix) [Sum Over Histories)]
Amberoom, Blakkat Feat. BabyGirl - Forces of Nature (Original Mix) [Crosstown Rebels]
Joseph Ashworth - Cobalt (Original Mix) [Siamese]
Ameli Paul - Beyond Reason (Aera Remix) [MEIOSIS]
Luke Alessi Feat. Stereo MC's - Matter (Aaaron Remix) [Mobilee Records]
Marc Romboy - Empathy (Original Mix) [Systematic Recordings]
Kino Todo Feat. Soli - Space Sum (DJ Tennis Remix) [Blue Shadow]
Joseph Ashworth - Episode 8 (Original Mix) [Siamese]
Zombies In Miami - Disco Nostalgia (a Marvin & Guy Mix In Space) [Permanent Vacation]
Aubrey Fry - Nature (Original Mix) [Bedrock Records]
Guy J - Small Alarms (Original Mix) [Lost & Found]
Guy Mantzur - My Wild Flower (Original Mix) [Lost & Found]
AFFKT - Let It Burn (Original Mix) [Mobilee Records]
Yulia Niko - Kalimera (Original Mix) [Mood Records]
Marsh - Little Darling (Original Mix) [Spectrum (NL)]
Solee - Reboot (Original Mix) [Future Romance]
Sobek - Charmer (David Mayer Edition) [Chapter 24 Records]
Mr. Tea - Learning To Fall (Powel's Bouncy Remix) [Exotic Refreshment]
Abundance, Parallells - Blooming Flower (Whitesquare Remix) [Sapiens]
Listen Mixcloud here.