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Hot Stepper Productions presents:

GARAGE 416
featuring DENNIS FERRER
(Sfere, Large, Ibadan, Madhouse, Basic: NYC)
just added!
MIGUEL GRAÇA
(Bombay Records- Monkey Mass CD Release Tour: Montreal)


Friday, May 17, 2002
at
Roxy Blu & Surface: 12 Brant Street

$12 advance tickets at:
Play de Record (357a Yonge St.), Cosmos (607 Queen St. W.),
Rotate This (620 Queen St. W.), Vice (383 Queen St. W.), The Pit (439 Yonge St.)
more at the door - doors open 10:00pm - 19+

Dennis Ferrer is one of the hottest producers of the moment with original releases and remixes on a wide assortment of respected labels. His music has been championed by Garage 416 favourite guest dj's like Joe Claussell (Spiritual Life Music) and Jerome Sydenham (Ibadan Records). Sharing a recording studio with his mentor Kerri "Kaoz 6:23" Chandler, Dennis has unleashed music on his own imprint - SFERE Recordings. Dennis' current production and remixes include "Good Love" by dj Pierre on King Street Records, "Reality" by house vocalist Kenny Bobien, and "It's Alright" by Anthony Flanagan.

  • CLICK HERE to check out the profile on Dennis Ferrer by SpeedGarage.com!

Montreal deep house producer Miguel Graça (pronounced "grass-a") has been turning heads for years with his unique production style and beautiful songs. His new album on Bombay Records entitled "Monkey Mass" is in stores now and a 12" single from the album, "The Wellbeing", is already drawing rave reviews from industry insiders lucky enough to get a white label. But Miguel Graça is no overnight success.
As a choirboy in his native Portugal, Miguel discovered his musical talent at an early age and explored it by studying the piano and developing his vocal skills. His passion for music has turned into a lifelong pursuit. Whether producing, remixing, DJing or selling records, Miguel has been involved with the recording industry for over a decade.
After playing in a band in the 80s Miguel began producing his own material. In 1991, at the age of 20, he produced his first club hit: "There 4 U" by M.G. feat. Stephenson. It was awarded the supreme sign of recognition from the scene at the time by being bootlegged in New York City. "There 4 U" charted heavily in the U.K., played on regular rotation on Kiss 100 FM, and grabbed the attention of legendary Garage DJ/Producer Robert Ouimet, who became his production partner.
Over the next 6 years Graça and Ouimet shared a studio and ran Front Records. They released many internationally acclaimed house tracks together and developed a solid following for their Red Light moniker. Highlights of their prolific discography include "Who Needs Enemies," "The Dance," "Keep it Open" and "Thankful" feat. David Gordon, all on Hi-Bias Records. "Thankful" went on to win the 1994 JUNO Award for best original dance recording.
Miguel recorded under several other aliases before releasing his first track under his own name, "Up to the Sky" on Ferox in 1997. He also remixed "Voices in my Mind" by Masters At Work (Da Grooves Productions) and Jestofunk's classic "Can We Live." Many of his tracks have been licensed around the world, including "Rollin'" to a Radio Nova compilation, "Realize" to Amalgamations of Sound, and "Latin Soul" (Guidance) to a variety of compilations. Recently, Miguel finished a remix of Llorca's "Indigo Blues" for the respected label F-Com, and his remix of KemeticJust's "See the Light" (Bombay) was a deep hit at the 2001 WMC in Miami. As well, his spooky-dub remix of Roy Davis Jr.'s "Watch Them Come" made heads all over the whole say, "What the?"…and turn up the volume.
Miguel's first full-length album with Bombay, "Shining Stars" (released summer 2000), was a collaboration with various Montreal musicians and vocalists and "a reflection of everything I've realized, things that I have figured out and come to peace with," says Miguel. A garage/house classic from start to finish, three 12-inch singles were released from the album, including the international club hit "Pineapple" and "Speak My Mind", which features a Johnny Fiasco remix. A video for "Speak My Mind" was produced, shot in 35mm at Montreal's infamous Stereo afterhours, and the track found a home on dance floors and charts around the world.
Miguel is constantly touring as a DJ in North America and Europe - he played for Respect is Burning in Lausanne, a Radio Nova showcase in Paris, and other club dates. In April 2002 he will embark on his first tour of Australia and New Zealand, following which he will tour North America and Europe in support of "Monkey Mass."
Somehow, Miguel finds time to maintain a grueling studio schedule - his next album is almost ready - and hold three residencies in Montreal, while gigging in other North American cities around the world, including clubs such as Twilo (N.Y.), Mad Bar (Chicago), OstGut (Berlin), and more. He also co-presents the Groove Cocketail (sic) radio show on CIBL 101.5 FM in Montreal. Visit Miguel's site at www.bombayrecords.com/miguelgraca
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Help us celebrate Dennis' return appearance and Miguel's debut Garage 416 appearance & CD release with T.O.'s own Denise Benson (Glide, Mental Chatter CKLN 88.1fm), Ray Prasad (Vibes&Vinyl CKLN 88.1), Blueprint (Jason Klaps, Mike K. & Alan Lo), and Moreno (Level 101).

Do not miss the return of Dennis Ferrer plus the Garage 416 debut of Miguel Graça!

© Hot Stepper Productions 2002