TranceFrom Malaysia and Rel-event brings you Malaysia's FIRST Open Up event - #OPENUPKL on 19 JANUARY 2018 at SOJU SUNWAY. OPENUP KL features trance legend and Open Up head honcho and producer SIMON PATTERSON, and 138 icons GREG DOWNEY, and ALEX DI STEFANO!
Simon’s Open Up (OU) brand is firmly established as the market leader for high quality underground trance, tech and psy. His weekly OU radio show is the hottest showcase of music from the tech and psy scene as well as being the first place to hear the fresh sounds emerging from Simon’s studio.His sell out OU live shows continue to bring a unique and futuristic visual / audio experience to the hottest dance floors worldwide, and will feature in KL for the first time, which will see organisers working with a local crew for the set up and visual mapping specialist from India, Far Fernandes, who is responsible for some truly amazing work.
Simon Patterson is the master craftsman of melancholic melody and the premier purveyor of razor sharp beats, headlining the coolest festivals and clubs the world over. His tour schedule is relentless. He is a key player at all major Insomniac events including Dreamstate, EDC, Beyond Wonderland and regularly appears at ASOT, Creamfields, Tomorrowland, BAT, Evolution, Mayday, Luminosity and countless other leading electronic events.
21 consecutive Beatport number ones with massive singles such as 'Dissolve', 'Now I Can Breath Again', 'Apex’, ‘The One’, ‘Shadows’ (with Astrix), ‘Brush Strokes’, ‘Northern Lights’, ‘Here and Now’, ‘Latika’, ‘Thump’, ‘Smack’, ‘F-‐16’, ‘Bulldozer’, ‘Mood Swing’ -‐ Simon Patterson’s production back catalogue is an astonishing list of hit after hit record.
All records that retain absolute credibility in both the underground as well as the overground, and he recently completed two residency runs on BBC Radio 1 confirming Simon’s popularity and position in the UK as being as prominent as it is worldwide. Simon Patterson is pioneering a new sound and clubbing experience that fuses cutting edge audio with an insane custom visual experience (developed by genius visual producers Rebel Overlay).
Touring extensively in the US, Belfast, Northern Ireland born Simon now resides in Miami in order to meet the demand for his sound in the States. The EDM bubble has burst and the armies of kids who grew up on bland and monotony are now craving something with more depth and soul
ALEX DI STEFANO
He’s a DJ / Producer with a very wide freedom of musical expression, always looking for innovative sounds, following no particular style, only updating his musical knowledge and without ever abandoning atmosphere for a trance, tech world that has been hit by commercialism.
With over 20 years of experience, Alex Di Stefano brings a breath of fresh air to the current electronic dance music scene with his unique style of techno trance combined with a large musical knowledge of past and present.
Coming from a family of musicians, Alex developed his talents since age 10. Starting in 1993 with performances as a live act in numerous well known clubs in the south of Italy, he immediately put himself on display his skills as a performer. Soon Alex was inundated with booking requests and even residencies at three different venues as well as hosting a regular radio show.
These steps gave him the breakthrough into the world of music production. In 1994 Alex produced the first Italodance single under the alias 'DayDream'. Alex’s desire to try new sounds and experiences did not stop; he decided to give a further boost to his career by moving to Rimini in Northern Italy, where his music style evolved to a more techno trance sound. Alex decided to focus on his career as a solo artist in 2007, starting to release tracks in more minimalist style which evolved itself to what we call his tech trance style of today.
His diversity as a producer has seen him release tracks for many well known labels, including Subculture, Outburst Records, JOOF Recordings, Kearnage Recordings, Lange Recordings, In Trance We Trust, 1605, Diffused, Techburst Records and more. He has performed for global brands such as Subculture, Open Up, Cycles, Digital Society, In Trance We Trust and J00F Editions and has played at world renowned venues such as Avalon Hollywood, Circus Montreal, Koko London and many more.
Having graced the decks on almost every continent, Belfast, Northern Ireland born Greg Downey is no amateur when it comes to the art of DJing. Having impressed the promoter of Gatecrasher while playing at an afterparty in Ibiza, Greg was asked to play at Space the following week. Very shortly afterwards, Greg broke through the UK trance scene playing at major shows such as Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, Slinky, Inside Out, Goodgreef, and Passion.
What was every aspiring DJ’s dream to travel the world soon became a reality for Greg, criss crossing the globe flying from New York City to Sydney to Ibiza to Shanghai to Buenos Aires to London playing to massive crowds. Greg recorded his first “Live As album” on Discover from the mega Planet Love festival in Northern Ireland, which was featured as "Album of the Month" in Mixmag. Soon the prestigious BBC Radio One came calling and Greg appeared as a guest on Eddie Halliwell’s radio show.
As Greg’s DJing career was taking off, so were his productions. Catching the attention of John Digweed with his remix of “Heaven Scent”, Greg solidified himself as a producer when his remix claimed the number one spot on Beatport for over a month.
Working tirelessly in the studio, Greg started to produce hit after hit. His track “Global Code” on Vandit was featured in every Paul Van Dyk’s set for close to a year and his following single Show Time for Dutch heavy weights Spinnin was number 2 on Beatport. Having teamed up with the lead singer Paul Draper from Mansun in 2010 to remake their classic track “Wide Open Space”; it became the track of the year having crossed over to daytime Radio One with support from Scott Mills and Vernon Kay and was chosen by Mixmag as their tune of the month.
From 2011 onwards, more hits followed with Spinnin Records, and he further explored the darker side of his sounds by developing his R.I.C.O alias to bring out the deeper underground techno sound, signing to Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Records in 2015-2016 after creating one of the biggest tracks of his career, before entering 2017 with a futuristic new brand and record label Skullduggery, featuring the utmost cutting edge music in the trance scene today. Skullduggery is the home to Stoneface & Terminal, Second Sine and some of the biggest producers in tech trance of today.
OpenUp KL will see local support from
A simple and easy going person who appreciates the simplest things in life. He lives around music and lives with music. Ramsey’s been DJ-ing about in Penang (he still does), Malaysia for several years before joining and making a name by grabbing the champion position "Spinmaster" in the Astro Hitz Spinmaster Season 2 some years back. The grand prize was a fully paid for round trip to London to perform alongside Gavyn Mytchel and Tall Paul in The Gallery by Ministry of Sound, London.
Also featured on the MOS radio on The Gallery's weekly radio show performing a 60 minute mix. He strives to improve and progress in the industry, both locally and hopefully internationally as well as help to bring up the dance music scene in Malaysia and hopefully, the whole of Asia. He’s been a major fixture in most of the big indoor events and festivals in Malaysia over the past years at least.
A new duo group, presented by Traince (from the Rojak Bois) and Leey Houdini.
Leey's been active in the KL scene since the early part of this decade. His style of complex, intelligent-progressed melodies and highly layered & tech bassline has been used for his producing. He creates his electronic music using music production applications, and takes advantage of different plug-ins. His work (original, remix and mashups) has received support from the likes of LTN, MaRLo, Mateusz, Andrew Rayel, Binary Finary and many more. Other local support acts on the night are Gautam Khaw & Traince
SOJU SUNWAY : LG2, 119-120, Sunway Pyramid, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, Selangor
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