Synergy presents a UK exclusive as Sean Tyas brings his Degenerate label night to the UK for the first time alongside Alex Di Stefano for an epic 5 hour 'Open To Close' masterclass!
SEAN TYAS BIO:
From the shadows a character emerges. He is The Degenerate known as Sean Tyas.
Equipped with an alternate belief and an armoury of fresh, high tech soundscapes, each one skilfully crafted to engage his disenchanted generation of nocturnal followers who unite after dark to rebel against the candy floss pink.
A new path is here for all Degenerates that choose to follow. Embrace the dark.
His sound will guide you through to the other side.
New York’s Sean Tyas burst onto the scene in 2006 after releasing his debut single “Lift” on Discover Records which immediately hit number 1 on Beatport. A great start and a sign of things to come as shortly after Sander van Doorn selected him as the winner of the “Punk’d” remix contest. Around the same time Mixmag & Beatport named Sean “Best New DJ” and “One To Watch” marking the beginning of a rapid rise to fame within the cooler ranks of the Trance fraternity.
What followed was a consistent flow of number 1 hit records (including his unforgettable remix of Dash Berlin and Emma Hewitt’s “Waiting,” and his ground breaking single “Seven Weeks,” which spent an astounding 12 weeks at #1 on Beatport), an Essential Mix on the legendary BBC Radio 1, multiple compilations and a diary racked with sell out shows around the world.
Having remixed for the likes of Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin and Gareth Emery as well as co-produced with Armin van Buuren, Simon Patterson and many more of the scene’s elite - Sean’s discography is a testament to his abilities in the studio where he is renown for turning great tracks into monster hits.
Several recent high rankings within the highly coveted DJ Mag Top 100 poll also give an indication of his reach and respect on the DJ circuit where his energetic and dynamic sets have seen him play the majority of the world’s best clubs and festivals including Tomorrowland, A State Of Trance, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Ministry Of Sound, Zouk Singapore, Beyond Wonderland, Pacha NYC, Avalon Hollywood, Exchange LA, Privilege Ibiza, and many more.
Google Sean Tyas and you will see an ejaculation of recent high profile press coverage from Mixmag, VIBE, EARMILK, LessThan3, and the IDMA nominated, elektro Magazine to name but a few.
ALEX DI STEFANO BIO:
Alex Di Stefano, a producer of over twenty years experience, is bringing a breath of fresh air to the electronic dance music scene of present with a unique style of techno trance combined with a large musical knowledge of past and present. Its fair to say Alex has created a huge impact in a short space of time and is widely regarding as one of the hottest properties within his genre.
Coming from a family of musicians, Alex has developed his talents since the age of 10 years and he always knew that his future would belong to the world of Djing and production. 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 3 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 Italo-dance single under the alias 'DayDream' entitled 'Thinkin' About You' which gained major success throughout Europe. A year later came his second single 'DayDream - Through The Night', from this release Alex gained recognition from the most well-known Italian labels such 'Next Records', 'Red Music', 'X-Energy' and many more!
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 where he knew he would have many more opportunities such as a new residency. It was here that Alex’s music style evolved to a more techno-trance sound. Alex stood out immediately on the Adriatic Coast, considered by many the second ibiza, it was here in 2002 when he performed in one of the most famous Italian clubs 'Cocoricò', his performance had the Italian scene speaking his name in high esteem.
In less than a year Alex was headhunted to be part of a well-known production team 'Digital Team Studio - Rimini' where he worked for 4 years releasing hit records such as 'Mash - In Your Arms', 'Mash - One Day', 'Mash - Oak Island', 'Mash - Be My Girl' and many more.
Considering his experience as a producer and numerous productions released under different aliases, 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 marks a turning point in Alex's career which has seen him release tracks for many well-known labels such: Subculture, Outburst Records, JOOF Recordings, Kearnage Recordings, Lange Recordings, In Trance We Trust, 1605, Diffused, Techburst Records and many more.
Alex’s productions are touching the major labels, producers, promoters and clubbers, getting excellent results in all major digital stores and support from industry figure heads such as by Armin van Buuren, Simon Patterson, John O'Callaghan, Mauro Picotto and Max Graham to name but a few.
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.
A DJ / Producer with 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. All this makes Alex a future icon for the electronic dance music industry.
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