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Johnny Vicious

Whether he's wreaking havoc in the DJ booth or in the studio for superstars like Madonna, Johnny Vicious has made an indelible mark on the world's dance floors and is regarded as a turntable phenomenon as well as an invincible producer and remixer. He is without question lauded internationally as one of dance music's brightest stars. The particular style that he has perfected over the years has propelled him into a class of his own. Prior to achieving worldwide notoriety Johnny's roots date back to New Jersey where he was born and raised. As a child he initially favored Rock music but began toying with a pair of turntables and became instantly enamored with dance music's sinuous energy. “One minute I was into Motley Crue and the next I was listening to Tony Humphries’ mix show on Kiss-FM. I started DJing in my friend's basement, and I didn't know what I was doing. It sounded like trains crashing.” Johnny's mixing skills quickly improved and in 1989 he earned a slot spinning at Manhattan’s famed Palladium nightclub; his first Big Apple show DJing with the legend Larry Levan live on Hot 97. From then on he never looked back. Appearances at the most legendary clubs in N.Y.C. like Red Zone, Palladium, and Sound Factory followed, and Johnny parlayed these gigs into a residency at the world renowned Roxy. Soon after, Johnny collaborated with Jeffery Rodman and created Vicious Music releasing his seminal Liquid Bass EP, showcasing his mange of beats and samples that established him as one of the most promising rising artists in dance music and put him on the map worldwide. Phone calls and faxes rolled and he found himself spinning at the worlds best clubs from Europe to Japan to Australia. Johnny Vicious is adamant about one thing– it’s his forward-looking vision of dance music, which rails against stagnation and thrives on pushing the envelope. His relentless production touch has been felt by pop notables such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Natasha Bedingfield, Shakira, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Akon, 36 Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Kat Deluna, The Veronica's, The Ting Tings, Ashlee Tisdale, Veronica, Byron Stingley, Lula, Brain Bug, IIo, React, Duncan Sheik, Chicane, Amber, Filter, Simply Red, Aretha Franklin, Deborah Cox, Jimmy Sommerville and Kristine W. As well as underground legends such as Candido, First Choice, Loleatta Holloway, Karen Finley and Shades of Love. His unique combination of house, trance and eclectic vocals provided a recipe for success producing chart-topping hits such as “Ecstasy” Featuring Lula, and “Moments” Featuring Myndy K. This contributed to him securing his own mix show on New York City’s biggest radio dance station W.K.T.U. where he was heard breaking his newest remix and productions on Saturday Nights. That soon led him to residencies at Sound Factory, Tunnel, and Exit from which he started one of the most successful parties in NYC on Friday nights “Sexy at the Roxy.”   Johnny was also a big part of the Ultra Records family where he mixed four of Ultra's top selling CD's Ultra Dance 01, 03, Ultra Trance 03, Ministry of sounds “Club Nation”, and “Clubbers Guide”selling over a million CD's. Johnny also has 5 releases on Thrive records and is now working on his new label. "Warehouse" which will consist of new artists,underground tracks.    While he is doing major-label mixes, he still want to keep himself in the underground, as a DJ, he always want to hear new records, and as a producer he always want to make new sounds. Dance music will always be around, and Johnny always be a part of it.     Johnnyvicious.club

Whether he's wreaking havoc in the DJ booth or in the studio for

superstars like Madonna, Johnny Vicious has made an indelible mark on the

world's dance floors and is regarded as a turntable phenomenon as well as an

invincible producer and remixer. He is without question lauded internationally as

one of dance music's brightest stars. The particular style that he has perfected

over the years has propelled him into a class of his own.

Prior to achieving worldwide notoriety Johnny's roots date back to New

Jersey where he was born and raised. As a child he initially favored Rock music

but began toying with a pair of turntables and became instantly enamored with

dance music's sinuous energy. “One minute I was into Motley Crue and the next I

was listening to Tony Humphries’ mix show on Kiss-FM. I started DJing in my

friend's basement, and I didn't know what I was doing. It sounded like trains

crashing.” Johnny's mixing skills quickly improved and in 1989 he earned a slot

spinning at Manhattan’s famed Palladium nightclub; his first Big Apple show

DJing with the legend Larry Levan live on Hot 97.

From then on he never looked back. Appearances at the most legendary

clubs in N.Y.C. like Red Zone, Palladium, and Sound Factory followed, and

Johnny parlayed these gigs into a residency at the world renowned Roxy. Soon

after, Johnny collaborated with Jeffery Rodman and created Vicious Music

releasing his seminal Liquid Bass EP, showcasing his mange of beats and

samples that established him as one of the most promising rising artists in dance

music and put him on the map worldwide. Phone calls and faxes rolled and he

found himself spinning at the worlds best clubs from Europe to Japan to

Australia.

Johnny Vicious is adamant about one thing– it’s his forward-looking vision

of dance music, which rails against stagnation and thrives on pushing the

envelope. His relentless production touch has been felt by pop notables such as

Madonna, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Natasha Bedingfield, Shakira,

Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Akon, 36 Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Kat

Deluna, The Veronica's, The Ting Tings, Ashlee Tisdale, Veronica, Byron

Stingley, Lula, Brain Bug, IIo, React, Duncan Sheik, Chicane, Amber, Filter,

Simply Red, Aretha Franklin, Deborah Cox, Jimmy Sommerville and

Kristine W. As well as underground legends such as Candido, First Choice,

Loleatta Holloway, Karen Finley and Shades of Love.

His unique combination of house, trance and eclectic vocals provided a

recipe for success producing chart-topping hits such as “Ecstasy” Featuring Lula,

and “Moments” Featuring Myndy K. This contributed to him securing his own mix

show on New York City’s biggest radio dance station W.K.T.U. where he was

heard breaking his newest remix and productions on Saturday Nights. That soon

led him to residencies at Sound Factory, Tunnel, and Exit from which he started

one of the most successful parties in NYC on Friday nights “Sexy at the Roxy.”

 

Johnny was also a big part of the Ultra Records family where he

mixed four of Ultra's top selling CD's Ultra Dance 01, 03, Ultra Trance 03, Ministry of sounds “Club Nation”, and “Clubbers Guide”selling over a million CD's.

Johnny also has 5 releases on Thrive records and is now working on his new label. "Warehouse" which will consist of new artists,underground tracks.

 

 While he is doing major-label mixes, he still want to keep himself in the underground, as a DJ, he always want to hear new records, and as a producer he always want to make new sounds. Dance music will always be around, and Johnny always be a part of it.

 

 

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Earlier Event: August 22
MARTY ROCK
Later Event: September 5
JESSICA HERRERA