BPA Live D-Formation

BPA012: D-Formation

30/10/2018

BEATFREAK GROUP owner, Dimas Carbajo aka D-Formation, famed with launching Spain’s first underground imprint ‘BEATFREAK RECORDINGS’ was this week’s guest…

With over 25 years in his career path, both in worldwide booths and music studios in his role as a producer, D-FORMATION is one of the most respected electronic music artists across the world.

From 17 years old, he won first prize at the Spanish DMC DJ championship for two consecutive years (véase vídeo), which saw his career explode, leading him remixing for Spanish multinational music companies to performing around Spain at DMC gigs.

At 23 years old he founding his first record label, MD RECORDS, which revolutionised the Spanish electronic music market and positioned itself as the best Spanish label, with the best electronic music for many years.

Shortly after he founded ‘RESOLUTE DISTRIBUTION’ which is one of the biggest vinyl distribution companies in Spain and with it  he made Spanish electronic music known in each and every corner of the world.

In 2003, driven by the professional need of giving a change not only to his career, but also to his own music style, the great artistic evolution came with the change of his name to D-FORMATION.

From that moment on, his rise as a DJ and producer continued to be unstoppable, with him achieving and securing the recognition and support of the great majority of the underground industry, from Tech and Progressive House right through to Trance. All of that that was due to those melodic tinges, intrinsic and inherent to his tracks, which delighted and made wonders with artists such as Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo or Deep Dish, which also enabled him to work for important record labels like Sony Music, Virgin Records, EMI, Beatfreak, Suara, Parquet Recordings, Toolroom, Yoshitoshi, Movement Recordings, Nervous, Twisted, CR2, Stereo Productions and many more.

His productions have been released on labels like Yoshitoshi, Suara, Toolroom, Einmusika Recordings, Beatfreak Recordings, Eleatics Records, Parquet Recordings, Stereo Productions and more…

Numerous prizes as a DJ and as a producer granted by the industry vouch for all those years of his professional career, although it is noteworthy, his #39 position in the Top 100 DJs of the prestigious DJMAG magazine, the highest ranking that a Spanish DJ has ever achieved (véase archivo).

In 2014 Beatport has regarded and included D-FORMATION as one of the most important artists of the last decade, along with great names who has also made history such as Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Sasha, John Digweed, Nathan Fake, Guy Gerber or Dave Seaman (véase archivo). Also In 2014 his remix for Coca & Villa – La Noche (D-Formation Remix) was Top 1 best seller tracks in all online digital stores.

Nowadays he combines his work at the studio with an almost permanent tour across the best clubs, festivals and events in the entire world such as Space, Amnesia, Privilege or Pacha in Ibiza, Ageha and Womb (Tokyo), Zouk Club (Singapore), Pacha Cielo (New York), Pacha (Portugal), Stereo (Montreal) Sirena (Brazil), Ministry Of Sound (London), Egg (London), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Paradiso (Rodes), Queen (Paris), Pacha Sharm (Egypt), Space Sharm el Sheik (Cairo, Egypt), Space (Miami), Avalon (Los Angeles), Flash (Washington), Output (NewYork), Gay Village (Rome, Italy), La Feria (Chile), Unit Club (Mexico),Bog Club Argentina), Blow (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Space of Sound or Fabrik (Madrid), SOS Club, Cindirella Club, Absolut Club, Feelnet Club (China), Evil Club (Seoul) or Stadium Club (Jakarta), at which he has shared the booth with as renowned artists as Marco Carola, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Loco Dice, Hernan Cattaneo, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, Nic Fanchulli, Chus & Ceballos, Dave Clarke, Layo & Bushwacka, Sharam, Victor Calderone, Technasia, Michel De Hey, Booka Shade or Umek.

One thing can be said for the legendary artist D-Formation – Expect the unexpected because the best is yet to come…

BPA Live Wally Lopez

BPA011: Wally Lopez

12/10/2018

Wally Lopez’s was this week’s guest with the King of Ibiza living up to his reputation

After many occasions being the best DJ of the year in DEEJAYMAG Spain, best producer, best remixer, best radio announcer, having achieved historical things like making 2 essential mixes for BBC1, remixes to all kinds of artists, released music on labels like Defected, Emi Music, Universal, Yoshitoshi, his mythical residences at Pacha and Space, earned him his crown as the ‘King Of Ibiza’.

Remixing and producing, he has worked over recent years with artists and labels like Marshall Jefferson, Onur Ozman, Roland Clark, Tom & Hills or labels like Nervous NYC, Kinetika NYC, Something Different, Definition: Music, Freakin 909, Parquet Recordings, Glasgow Underground and Selador…

In 2018 he has released references and remixes in the labels as Eleatics, Bonzai, Selador, Flashmob, On It Recordings, and last July 13 on the Global Underground label, one of the most important of the scene in the UK.

His radio project in Europa FM for everyone with 10 hours per week of electronic music and as always setting a trend has already completed a 4 years, beginning the fifth season in September 2018 and is strongly consolidated in the sector with great impact on the EGM month after month, you can also listen and download all the podcasts in Itunes!

 

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BPA Live Mark Greene

BPA010: Mark Greene

01/10/2018
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Irish Techno Star Mark Greene is this week’s guest on BPA Live.

Witnessing the likes of The Advent & Industrialyzer, Richie Hawtin and Dave Clarke on the Dublin Techno scene led him to running his own events with friends and pursuing a diploma in Sound Engineering.

Three years later he signed his first track to Berlin-based label Berlin Aufnahmen. Each year since, Mark’s sound has developed with appearances on David Temessi’s DSR Digital, Andrea Frisina’s Gate Null Recordings and John ‘00’ Fleming’s underground label JOOF Records.

Following a spate of heavy hitting releases Mark had his first International gig…in Berlin. Since then, he has made subsequent appearances in Germany as well as Austria, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland and of course Ireland.

Alongside busy evenings in his small studio, Mark hosts a monthly radio show entitled ‘Progress Radio’. The show is broadcast via Syndicast.co.uk on over 32 stations worldwide from Russia to Argentina, Italy to Japan and it is also available on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Having initially being known for his harder take on Techno, Mark’s productions have moved toward a more groove-orientated approach in recent years. With original releases now signed to labels like Spektre’s Respekt Recordings, Steve Mulder’s Orange Recordings, Oscar Aguilera’s HE-ART and Hollen’s Italian imprint Prospect Records, Mark looks to be riding the crest of a wave.

 

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