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Disco Donnie Presents
Disco Donnie Presents is an emerging entertainment brand specializing in dance music event production. Spanning over 100 cities across the globe, Disco Donnie Presents produces over 1,000 club events, arena shows, and outdoor festivals each year. Based in the United States, this brand will join with other regional promoters around the country, to bring the best names in the dance industry to a city near you. As the electronic music movement is on the precipice of becoming a worldwide monopoly, Disco Donnie Presents will continue on in their forward-thinking innovation that has made their company the leader in dance event productions.
Often called one of the Godfathers of Electronic Dance Music in the U.S., Disco Donnie has established himself as the pivotal pioneer in event production. Using his eccentricity and ingenuity, Disco Donnie is now the leading dance music promoter in the world. From his early days in New Orleans, Disco Donnie orchestrated elaborately themed parties that gained an international following as well as unwittingly becoming a catalyst fueling a national debate. He is a three-time winner of URB’s promoter of the year award and two-time recipient of the “30 most influential people in the industry” by Club Systems Magazine. Since the early ‘90s, Disco Donnie has worked diligently, creating the spark that now ignites the entire dance music community.
Sugar Society is a boutique lifestyle marketing firm specializing in consultation to the hospitality and entertainment industries with a strong focus on electronic music event production and execution.
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If you were to Google the name AraabMuzik, you would discover many videos showing this music producer hammering on an MPC as if he was Travis Barker on the drums. With his fast rhythmic touches on the machine - while donning a New Era fitted, some might call it poetry in motion, others might say it’s suicide on an MPC, but for the this producer it’s just another day on the job. Born Abraham Orellana in Providence, RI, the middle child of two other siblings, he grew up with affection for music starting at a very young age. “I’ve been drumming since the age of 3. When I was around 10, I started getting into keyboard and producing my own music.” Half Dominican and Guatemalan, he confesses that his Hispanic heritage has influenced his music to a degree. With his mom being a one-time professional singer, he’s been around melodies and beats his entire life, however; growing up in Providence… it’s natural to assume Hip-Hop not having much of an influence in the city, considering that’s it sprawled so far away in New England. “There’s definitely a lot of Hip-Hop here. You’ll find a lot of local rap groups, solo artists out here that are trying make it, it’s just the fact that we’re not on the map like that just yet.” Having found much success working with Dipset members Cam’Ron, Duke Da God, Hell Rell and others, he’s also shopped beats to Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Cassidy, Gucci Man, Young Dro and Fabolous. With his rapid beat making techniques, it’s easy to understand why it’s getting him on shows from state to state because it’s amazing to see. “I’ve been getting booked by clubs lately to do shows performing on my MPC live. It’s something different and unique, and it puts me in a position to be a trendsetter, but on the other hand - it’s allowing other producers in the crowd to hear my sound and see what I’m doing, but I don’t think you can really duplicate what I’m doing.” Putting a name on how to define his music and style is a daunting task, but under the fabric of his beats still lies a blueprint from the influences of Dr. Dre, Swizz Beats, Alchemist, Just Blaze, Scram Jones, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, DJ Khalil and Heatmakers. These famous producers vicariously helped in perfecting his craft to the point now that it’s a full time job. “When I first started making beats, I went from the keyboard to a software program and to an MPC. My motivation at that time was just for the fact that I wanted to hear and make my own music. All my old beats on the keyboard where like a good 3-4 minutes long and as I got better, so did the beats.” Making new beats also seem to come naturally. “I’m not the type that needs to smoke a blunt or have a drink to be creative. I just sit down and think of what I’m going to do or how I’m going to do it. It doesn’t take long, no more than ten minutes for me to complete a beat. It’s always like 10-15 minutes the most and then I’m done.”
As his talents continue to move him forward, don’t ever think he plans leaving his hometown. “Growing up in Providence, I was blessed because I didn’t have to go through a lot of the things that other people
that I know in places like Boston and New York had to go through. I was raised by both my mom and my pops and they’re still together this day. Besides, it doesn’t matter where I’m from, just so long as the people keep liking my beats - that’s all that matters.”
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S-Type, aka Bobby Perman, is 25 years old, hails from Edinburgh and now resides at the epicenter of Glasgow’s hallowed scene of electronic music that spawned careers for many of his friends and collaborators. As early as 2005 he was hanging-out, pooling-songs with Hud Mo, Mike Slott & The Blessings, fishing beats to rappers far overseas. But a pipedream by high teenagers has become a reality with a host of major label interest for S-Type production on 2013 rap projects (full details to be announced a$ap).
Raised in a family of jazz and rock musicians (most notably his elder brother Tommy leads experimental art-rock band FOUND), Bobby is a deft drummer and pianist who turned to the MPC2000 early; only to rise up the ranks of the Louis Den & Behind Closed Doors Beat-Battles. In the last few years his MPC lcd has been swapped for the all together wider scope of Logic and ProTools and one of the best new beatmakers has grown into one of the best new writers / arrangers. S-Type has mastered the anthemic top line, it bursts out of this ep, but as well as a lyrical ear his music has scope. At times close, taut and frenetic – screaming out for a Kendrick Lamar / Meek Mill verse – at others its wide, rich and so loud that one can’t fathom anyone doing the music justice.
Ever since its first leaks off Radio One our inbox has not stopped going off about this new name. The Billboard EP by S-Type contains 6 tracks that can out-knock any chat room of beatmakers, and knock-out any room chatter from A&Rs. It’s going to be interesting to see where this name ends up.