Anthony Pappa

Undoubtedly one of the worlds best DJ’s, Anthony Pappa returns to Sydney on Saturday 28th October to play Sweetchilli at The Basement. He’s been at the forefront of the international dance music scene for more than 10 years and having already acheived so much, it’s hard to believe Pappa is still only 33 years of age!

A DJ at the age of 13 and a DMC champion at 15, Anthony Pappa had more than a promising start to his career. By 19 he won a life changing competition in Mixmag, earning him his first trip to the UK for a gig at the prestigious Ministry of Sound.

Although these initial achievements promised great things, nothing could have serviced as an indicator for Anthony’s future as a world leader in dance music. At 21, the Australian born DJ made the bold step of returning to England equipped with nothing other than his outstanding mixing ability and a boxful of his beloved records with the intention of making a mark on the scene.

Dave Seaman of Brothers In Rhythm and Stress Records fame, impressed with Anthony’s passion and natural talented with music, snapped Anthony up immediately as part of the team. Over the next four years at Stress, Anthony’s DJing profile shot thought the roof due to the constant touring and high profile gigs with the likes of Renaissance, but as usual he didn’t rest on his laurels.

Teaming up with engineer extraordinary, Alan Bremner, Anthony launched himself into studio work as Freefall, leading to the massive club and chart hit, “Skydive”. Remixes on classics such as The Beloved’s “Sun Rising” also led to further attention from press, clubbers and DJs alike.

Since then Anthony has tirelessly toured the world over and over in order to push his tough take on electronic music to virgin crowds. Production work has become an equally important area of his career with singles and remixes typifying his sound being created on an increasingly faster rate along side current studio partner, Barry Gilbey.

Anthony’s mix albums for Global Underground’s “Nubreed”, EQ’s “Balance” and albums with React and Renaissance have added an even more complex facet to his career. His impeccable mixing, programming and dance floor sensibilities have transferred perfectly on to compilation cds – a fact which has been proved by the reactions to the mixes (not to mention the sales figures!).

Pappa’s Nubreed album is still talked about today and it is testament to the regard in which he is held that

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