Bicycle Corporation guests DJ Chemical Oli and Bassman will be presenting the next 'Electronic Roots' show. Scientific Sound Asia is the Asian electronic music station for the region and internationally.
Bicycle Corporation is an Italian duo of the DJ and Producer Marco MEI plus the skilled Stefano Ugliano aka 6884. They have over 50 releases including genres from Deep House, Tech House, French House, Melodic and Techno.
At the beginning of the nineties, Marco started his journey as a DJ and producer and began doing his events as a collective known as 'Urban People' all over Italy. This gained him recognition and he earned a residency at the world-renowned Pacha, Egypt.
His residency led to him getting DJ bookings internationally and set him off on a musical journey around the globe. He has graced the turntables at events internationally with heavyweights such as David Morales, Justin Berkman, Roger Sanchez, Sander Kleinenberg, Harry Romero, Ralph Falcon and many more.
Born and brought up in Torino, Italy, Stefano in his childhood displayed great abilities with music. He studied with passion classical piano, percussion, and drums, and loved his Chopins and west African Djembe.
The rebel in Stefano however adored that figure of the disc jockey rearing the crowd and this proved more and more enchanting for the teenager. He wondered if those very electronic beats, difficult to find on Italian radio stations, were going to open a completely new chapter in his life and then Bicycle Corporation was born.
As the duo produced together with their renowned skills they had a steady flow of releases and are still working together on more in the coming year. Recently they have revisited their first tracks and have set up a Bandcamp page to distribute them.
This week's guests are Chemical Oli and Bassman, Chemical Oli is a British DJ who has been spinning as a DJ for over 20 years. Influenced by a myriad of music styles growing up, Oli started off as a DJ in Edinburgh, promoting club nights and playing Drum and Bass and Jungle sets.
'Chemical Oli's sets are a vinyl-only mix of Funk, Disco, Soul, Afrobeat, House & Techno. A move to Asia in 2010 and a developing musical style led to him diversifying his sound to include elements of Funk, Disco & House Music.
Living in Shanghai, he played at most of the clubs there, holding down a resident at URVC and playing as part of the collective Changhai Wax. Now living on the East Coast of Taiwan, he is part of the Musikbox Soundsystem collective bringing dance music culture to Taitung.
Tom Bassman is a Kaohsiung-based DJ originally from the UK. Growing up in the UK rave scene in the nineties he imbibed the fresh dance music culture of the time and became a DJ at an early age playing across the North of England.
After leaving the UK to go travelling, he played at parties across Asia before settling in Taiwan where he was involved with the birth of the dance music scene in Kaohsiung. Fast forward to the present day, Tom is now a stalwart of the scene in Kaohsiung and across Taiwan, playing a mix of Funk, Disco, Afrobeat, Tropical Disco and Afrodisco all on vinyl.
Listen live on Wednesday 8th 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 47 with Chemical Oli and Bassman, 8th of June 2022.
Galt Mcdermott - Coffee Cold
Betty Lou Landreth - Emmanuel’s Way
Ahmed Fakrun - Nisyan
Jimmy Smith - Root Down (Edit)
Edson Frederico - Bobeira
Gordon Henderson - The Highest Bidder
Selvagen - Le Freak
T.J. Swan - And You Know That (Dub)
Elizio De Buzios - Tamanquerio (Selvagem Edit)
Bohannon - The Groove I Feel (Edit)
Might Duke - Be Yourself
Voilaaa - Manu Ecoute Ca
Djeah Djoah, Lieutenant Nicholson - El Nino
Ajvar Soundsytem - Syfilis
George Ouedraogo - Deni
Sintado Na Pracinha - Americo Brito
Goody Goody - Looks Like Love
Oby Onyicha - Enjoy Your Life (Ben Gomori Edit)
Free Youth - We Can Move
John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Bourgie Bourgie (Louis Vega Mix)
Djar One - Dance Dance
East Coast Love Affair - Not A Minute Too Late
Toby Foyeh - Ore Mi
Bastedos - Join The Fookin Party
Kenyao & K-System - Biram
Disco D - Beat It
Pupkalies & Rebecca - Saude
Maurice Moore - Everything That Shines Ain’t Gold (Floating Points Edit)
Wild Fire - Dance With Me
Listen on Mixcloud here.