Bobina(Armada,Moscow), Tony English(SuperMartXe,PushFm, UK), Zacharias Tiempo(La Beaute)
La Beaute presents Bobina & Tony English
Saturday 5th Feb 2011
10pm - 04am
Venue: Helsinki Club
Adress:Yliopistonkatu 8, 00100 Helsinki, FINLAND
Tickets: 12€ from www.tiketti.fi & door 17€
Bobina"Dmitry Almazov"(W.C.M.,Armada, Maelstrom rec , Moscow),
Tony English(SuperMartXe,Lovechild,PushFM, UK),
Zacharias Tiempo (La Beaute Club)
DJ BOBINA BIOGRAPHY
Introduction: For the last 6 years, Bobina (aka Moscow-based DJ, producer & label impresario Dmitry Almazov) has formed the tip of Russia’s electronic dance spear. His globe-circumnavigating DJ adventures have taken him around the planet numerous times, playing tent-pole events like Gatecrasher Summer Soundsystem, Trance Energy, and the WMC. Through his label, World Club Music, Bobina has been the single greatest catalysing factor in the Federation-side careers of Armin, Tiësto & Above & Beyond, releasing their artist albums throughout her caucuses. On the production front he has released numerous singles, 3 critically acclaimed artist albums and along the way prompted Ferry Corsten to say that Bobina is: «one of the most talented music producers ever to come out of Russia». Bobina is without question Russia’s first dance Superstar!
Bobina – The Producer: Taking his name from the Russian word for a reel-to-reel tape, Dmitry brought the artist Bobina to life in Moscow in 2003. Moving the act unstintingly towards album status, he released his freshman long-player, ‘Catchy’ in 2004. Bobina’s sound spread like wildfire across Dmitry’s home country, turning ‘Catchy’ into the country’s first No.1 electronic dance album. ‘Lazy World’, the first single taken from it was signed to Solarstone’s DeepBlue label in the UK and marked the first international step in Bobina’s career. In 2005 Dmitry followed this up with the vocal anthem ‘September Rain’ under the moniker Zenon. With A-list DJs Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, and Paul Oakenfold wasting no time in picking up on the track, it was signed to the NewState/Maelstrom Music group for a UK release. This deal ultimately paved the way for Dmitry to sign Bobina to the highly respected imprint. His 2006 follow-up album ‘Beautiful Friend‘ posted week 1 sales in Russia of over 10,000 units and the video for the single of ‘Beautiful Friend’ made the Russian and the UK’s MTV network hotlists. After taking time out to begin establishing himself as a remixer (see below), in mid-2007 Bobina pushed forward with production on his third album, ‘Again‘. ‘Lighthouse’, the first single taken from it enjoyed heavy airplay across Europe and earned Bobina the ‘Most Rotated Artist’ accolade at 2007′s RDMA’s (Russian Dance Music Awards). ‘Slow‘, an electro-trance cover of the Kylie Minogue hit followed it in April 2008 and set the scene for the release of ‘Again’ the following month. Its arrival brought with it a new wave of Bobina fans and it rapidly eclipsed sales of the previous albums. Over 40,000 units were sold in the first 3 months of release, making it both Russia’s best & fastest selling electronic dance album to date. It has gone on to spawn the singles ‘Invisible Touch‘, ‘Time & Tide‘, ‘Lighthouse‘ & ‘Honestly‘. In September of 2009 the album for followed by ‘Again Remixed’. Featuring reworks of all the album’s tracks, it prompted both Top 10 DJ/producers like Ferry Corsten & Gareth Emery as well as underground heroes like Sean Tyas & First State to contribute tracks. In November both ‘Again’ and ‘Again Remixed’ were re-packaged to form a 2xCD set ‘Again – The Special Edition’ for the UK’s Maelstrom Records label. This made Bobina the first Russian electronic music artist to release an album outside their home country.
Bobina – The DJ: Spinning an evocative, floor-combusting combination of vocal & instrumental trance, he’s brought the Bobina sound to tent-pole events like The Winter Music Conference (2006), Trance Energy (2007) and Gatecrasher Summer Sound System (2008). He was one of only a few deck-practitioners to be hand-picked by Tiësto to support him on his ‘In Concert’ tour. In 2008 at the RDMA’s Bobina was recognized as The Audience’s Best DJ. In October of 2009 he took over Moscow’s legendary Gaudi Club for his first spotlight DJ concert. Bobina Extended saw him thrill a home city audience of over 3000 with a 4 hr set performance, making him the first DJ from the country to do so. Notably Bobina was also the first Russian DJ to appear in the DJ Mag Top 100 chart. In 2008 he debuted at no.28, only to shoot up inside the top 20 the following year (to the no.16 spot).
Bobina – The Label Owner: Bobina is owner of World Club Music; unquestionably Russia’s biggest electronic dance purveyor. W.C.M. has released artist albums (and been instrumental in the breaking in the Russian Federation) the work of Armin, Tiësto, Marco V, Infected Mushroom, Carl Cox, Markus Schulz, Gabriel & Dresden, Above & Beyond, Solarstone, Judge Jules, Astrix, Gui Borratto & TrentmØller amongst others.
Bobina – The Remixer: Aside from his original production work, Bobina has carefully honed his craft as a remixer. Following the release of ‘Beautiful Friend’ he locked himself into the studio for almost two straight years perfecting the art and working on remaps. He has subsequently remixed artists such as Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren, The Thrillseekers Supermode (Axwell & Steve Angello) and for world famous labels such as Ministry of Sound, Perfecto, Armada and Nebula. Most recently he reconfigured Morandi’s ‘Angels’ for Universal Music – the track went on to become Russia’s most successful single music release of 2008.
Russia Goes Clubbing – The Bobina Radio Show: Beaming out around the Russian Federation through the country’s leading DFM network, Russia Goes Clubbing is Bobina’s once-a-week, every-week snapshot of what is making the country’s cities boom. It is broadcast through stations in 50 of the biggest cities in Russia and has a listenership of a staggering 10 million dance fans. RGC also has a massively popular podcast edition which is downloaded by Bobina fans in all four corners of the globe.
Tony English London's biggest clubbing brands SuperMartXe, Lovechild, Hype, Lo Profile Club monthly guest dj.
Tony's DJ history stems back to the late 1990's where he was a regular guest at London's most treasured hotspots from Club UK, Legends, Leisure Lounge and many more. In 2001 started a monthly 3-year stint at London's Ministry of Sound, which saw him rocking the venue alongside the likes of Sander Kleinenberg to Tedd Patterson. During this time he was snapped up club brand Wildchild, which then saw him, move to venues Heaven and the Coronet Theatre. In 2005 Tony English was snapped up as an exclusive resident one of Ibiza's biggest clubbing brands Azuli and positioned him as main resident at London's most treasured nightclub The Cross. It was here his status began to increase and rocking the 1500 capacity arches along with Deadmau5, Danny Rampling, Joe T Vanelli, Norman Jay, Seamus Haji, Kurd Maverick, ATFC, Full Intention, Alan Braxe, Dirty South, The Cube Guys, Tom Novy, Laidback Luke and so many more!!! Tony played the last ever set of 7 hours at the Cross when it closed its doors for trading on NYE 2007. From then he was picked up by one of London's most respected and famous club brands that allowed Boy George to cut his teeth DJ'ing, Pushca. A club brand of over 20 successful years and playing Tony English parties up to 1500 capacity spaces across London, Ibiza, Malta, Scotland, N Ireland and many more. During this time he was signed up to Lovechild that was residing at Pacha, which later moved to Fire. Tony's been at the forefront of Lovechild's main room since it kicked off which now sees him flying across to Belgium, Amsterdam, Italy, Turkey and many to be announced flying the flag for Lovechild's world tour!!! Also during 2008, Tony signed up to the Spanish super brand SuperMartXe for which he still plays for in London. Rocking packed dance floors of up to 5000 attendees at London's Brixton Academy & The Coronet Theatre. Due to popularity of this party, Tony hosts the official monthly Podcast for this party produced by the team that bring the Spanish party to London.
Radio history Tony English has been at the forefront of London’s underground dance music arena for over 10 years and has been breaking the biggest dance singles every Saturday night on his globally championed radio show since the year 2000. Since Tony’s radio career began, the popularity has grown from strength to strength attracting a host of loyal followers from around the world. He became a presenter across the London airwaves at the start of 2000 and was catapulted into the world of Saturday night radio with listeners totaling over 100, 000 in his first year from as far out as deepest Argentina to New Zealand. Tony’s show has broken boundaries for London’s independent radio and was approached by the worlds biggest artists in dance music to join him live on the show. Joined every week by the world’s elite DJs including Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar, Steve Angello, Boy George, Hernan Cattaneo, Mark Knight and many more which clearly pointed out the power on Tony's radio show! With such successes have incurred Tony English to broadcast live from different events around the world from nightclubs in the UK, beach events in Brazil to personal homes of competition winners. Tony is also supported by all leading clubbing brands and works in conjunction with We Love (Space Ibiza), Fabric & Matter Nightclubs, Defected Records, UDG and Fader Pro. Tony is also responsible for many voice over advertising across the broadcast network including frequent features upon London’s Kiss100. Saturday night’s essential soundtrack to the weekend!
Future Standby as the productions follow throughout 2011 with Tony's 2nd commercial remix release of Russian superstar Max Pokrovsky which is set for release early 2011. The future is very bright for this professional, an ambassador for promoting new talent with the existing and delivering an inspirational soundtrack for the weekend!