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Bicycle Corporation guest DJ Brendon P for Roots 174.

Singaporean DJ and producer Brendon P performing at Kilo lounge in 2017, colour image.

Bicycle Corporation has announced guest DJ Brendon P for their 'Roots' episode 174. Scientific Sound Asia is an Asian electronic music station serving the region and internationally.

Bicycle Corporation is an Italian due of the DJ and Producer, Marco Mei and Stefano Ugliano, better known as 6884. They have many releases across genres from Deep House, Tech House, and French House to Techno.

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 in the nineties.

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. Their Roots show features popular DJs and producers from around Asia that are connected with the electronic music scene.

Singaporean DJ and producer Brendon P performing at the Singapore Art Museum, colour image.

Guest DJ Brendon P.

DJ Brendon P whose real name is 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, and 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 has spent the last six 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 DJed' 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 and 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 DJs in the region. Expect nothing less from him, than a set that crosses vast musical boundaries; past, present and future.

This month's show is a lovely blend of Balearic, Afrobeat, Latin, Disco, Nu Disco, Afro House, and Soulful House. Enjoy the show. Listen live on Sunday 23rd July 2023 from 6 PM to 8 PM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeat on Thursday from 6 AM to 8 AM (ICT).

DJ Brendon P 'Roots' episode 174, 23rd July 2023.

Jimpster Feat. Mavhungu - Tribute (Yoruba Soul Club Mix) [Freerange]

Tigerbalm Feat. Farad - Nina (Original Mix) [Razor n’ Tape]

Kingdom Of Kaffa - K’ut’iri (J’Kriv Re-work) [That’s Why Records]

General Ehi Duncan & The Africa Army Express - Africa (My_No. 1) (Captain Planet Marimba Vibes Remix) [Canopy Records]

Bernardo Pinheiro & The Amazon Orchestra - Virabrequim (Voilaaa Remix) [Onda Boa, Brazil]

Alkaline - African Flow [Audaz]

João Bosco - O Ronco Da Cuica (Vibes4YourSoul Rework)

Philippa - Rainy Nights [Sloth Boogie]

Paul Weller - The Soul Searchers [The Reflex Revision]

2000 Black - Make It Hard [Rush Hour Records]

Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations [Tru Thoughts]

Recloose Feat. Joe Dukie - Dust [Peacefrog Records]

Ultraflex - Work Out Tonight (Telephones' The Big Fuji Ringo Mix) [Street Pulse]

40 Thieves Feat. Qzen & O-Shin - Don't Turn It Off (Session Victim Extended Remix [Permanent Vacation]

Underground System - Just A Place (Peter Matson Disco Edit) [Soul Clap Records]

Bernardo Pinheiro & The Amazon Orchestra - Virabrequim (Original Disco Mix) [Onda Boa]

Brand New Heavies - You Are The Universe (Curtis & Moore's Universal Summer Groove Mix) [FFRR Records]

Terry Callier - I Don't Want To See Myself (Without You) (Heller And Farley Full Groove Mix) [Talkin’ Loud]

Gichy Dan's Beachwood # 9 - On A Day Like Today (Todd Terje Edit) [TTJ Edits 665]

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