- 1. DEMI - Madnotmad @ Le Bain, NYC 3.41.38 571 plays
- 2. DEMI - INTIMATE & UNDERGROUND v13 - September 8, 2012 49.38 582 plays
- 3. DEMI - bringthebeats - August 2012 59.27 477 plays
- 4. DEMI - Proton Radio Featured Artist of the Week 1.29.53 296 plays
- 5. DEMI - Live from Head Space 3.33.58 777 plays
- 6. DEMI - Live at XVI - NYC 1.03.26 122 plays
- 7. DEMI - DJ Mag Podcast 45 1.22.24 123 plays
- 8. DEMI - Live @ New Year's Day London Bus Event Part 1 1.18.15 244 plays
- 9. DEMI - Live @ New Year's Day London Bus Event Part 2 2.31.05 113 plays
- 10. DEMI - Electronic Groove Podcast 187 1.20.08 66 plays
- 11. DEMI - Nic Fanciulli WorldWide Guest Mix 1.00.01 190 plays
- 12. DEMI - Electronic Groove Podcast 179 1.33.59 43 plays
- 13. DEMI - Kiss 100 FM Broadcast - Live @ Monday Night Social 59.11 110 plays
- 14. DEMI - Ready Mix Live Sessions Bonus Episode 12 Hour 01 59.50 144 plays
- 15. DEMI - Ready Mix Live Sessions Bonus Episode 12 Hour 02 55.06 68 plays
- 16. DEMI - Electronic Groove Podcast 100 1.02.27 44 plays
- 17. DEMI - Live @ Escape Club. Sofia 2.39.20 172 plays
- 18. DEMI - Live @ Teknova, Kazakstan part 1 1.08.03 81 plays
- 19. DEMI - Live @ Teknova, Kazakstan part 2 51.28 26 plays
- 20. DEMI - Live @ Ministry of Sound, London 1.08.15 121 plays
- 21. DEMI - Cruise Control Boat Party Toronto CD1 1.12.50 157 plays
- 22. DEMI - Cruise Control Boat Party Toronto CD2 1.03.37 57 plays
- 23. DEMI - Cruise Control Boat Party Toronto CD3 1.00.39 41 plays
- 24. DEMI - Cruise Control Boat Party Toronto CD4 1.03.37 40 plays
- 25. DEMI - Electronic Groove Podcast 022 1.01.58 47 plays
- 26. DEMI - Electronic Groove Podcast 001 1.00.05 99 plays
- 27. DEMI - Live @ Womb, Tokyo 1.35.53 66 plays
- 28. DEMI - Live @ Chervillo Club. Sofia part 1 1.15.44 159 plays
- 29. DEMI - Live @ Chervillo Club. Sofia part 2 1.16.21 42 plays
- 30. DEMI - Live @ Chervillo Club. Sofia part 3 1.13.40 37 plays
- 31. DEMI - Live @ Chervillo Club. Sofia part 4 25.30 28 plays
- 32. DEMI - Room Service Live @ The Standard Part 1 59.36 109 plays
- 33. DEMI - Room Service Live @ The Standard Part 2 1.00.01 47 plays
- 34. DEMI - Room Service Live @ The Standard Part 3 1.00.00 36 plays
- 35. DEMI - Room Service Live @ The Standard Part 4 1.00.00 29 plays
- 36. DEMI - Live @ Yatzi - Part 1 1.15.29 105 plays
- 37. DEMI - Live @ Yatzi - Part 2 1.14.53 57 plays
- 38. DEMI - Live @ Womb Debut, Tokyo 2.22.50 112 plays
- 39. DEMI - Kiss 100 FM Broadcast 55.42 143 plays
- 40. DEMI - Live @ Boa Redux Toronto CD1 1.21.30 281 plays
- 41. DEMI - Live @ Boa Redux Toronto CD2 1.18.26 111 plays
- 42. DEMI - Live @ Boa Redux Toronto CD3 1.21.09 107 plays
- 43. DEMI - Live @ Boa Redux Toronto CD4 1.21.04 80 plays
- 44. DEMI - Live @ Boa Redux Toronto CD5 37.05 72 plays
- 45. DEMI - Kiss 100 FM Broadcast - Debut Appearance 57.57 121 plays
- 46. DEMI - I love kebabs 1.17.15 133 plays
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To deliver a body of music that connects with the spirit; My ultimate goal. & from this high, come down, see clearer & just maybe get your own shit together
Pre 2000: UK
Demi's humble beginnings stem back to his days at university where his love for music extended to collecting and sourcing vinyl from record stores and dusty basements as well as having the good fortune of a few extensive record collections passed on to him from elder family members. This broad palette of pre 90's music and sounds exposed to him was an impacting force and the last pennies in his pocket for food and drink would often go to 'the next record', a habit which to this day he still finds hard to kick. His introduction to DJ'ing came towards the end of his studies, borne from a day spent at a DJ friend's apartment (Chris Watts), where his curious mind under the influence, took the plunge and began to mix frequencies and sounds together for the first time in practice. 1997 though was to be the year that truly unlocked his senses to electronic music. Like with many before him and no doubt, many since, a maiden voyage to the island of Ibiza literally and positively blew Demi's mind wide open. A trip to Amnesia listening to Armand Van Helden spin for four hours was to leave an eternal impression on him . "I had little clue as to who was spinning at the time until I did my research after. But walking into this huge cauldron of sound was the catalyst that led to the 'next-level' attention to music that I've had since that mind-altering experience "
The drug had intensified and soon after graduating he was the right person at the right time to take on a weekly summer residency in 2000 at Double Six in Bali, Indonesia – already a clubbing destination amongst the more European Trance fraternity and sound that dominated the island. DEMI began to learn very quickly the responsibility and role of a resident in such a huge open-air venue. A proper residency which did not mean playing the same club once in a while; it meant playing extended sets in the same venue 3-4 nights every week. From the first second to the last moment; finding the perfect way to leave the punters positively charged with a sonic palette that stretched far beyond the formulaic sound of hard trance that was dominating the dancefloor at the time. Performing regular extended sets three nights a week at Double Six helped DEMI hone in on his skills and set his own sonic blueprint of funk and emotion as he developed a loyal following on the island who took to this uplifting deliverance of his musical landscape. The path was set for this young infectious personality to follow.
2001 -2006: THE SOLO PATH
Fast forward to 2002 and on a whim, Demi submitted a mix tape into one of the UK’s leading music publications Mixmag who along with international club brand Cream, ran a competition to find a new resident for their super-club. He was shortlisted to compete in the London regional finals. DEMI went on to win this and feature in the finals at the infamous Nation in Liverpool. Shortly after, a far bigger prize awaited Demi when his demotape fell into the hands of US DJ Danny Tenaglia during his milestone visit to London in 2002. And on the back of listening to the tape from the then relatively unknown DJ, his instincts led to an invitation for DEMI to come and spin at his world famous Be Yourself parties in NYC. Danny was to subsequently invite DEMI to play alongside him on no less than 7 of his shows over the years in London, Miami, Ibiza, and notably during his infamous NYC residency at Vinyl/Arc. A living legend, who appeared to see many shades of himself during his own early years through this effervescent child of the dark night. Indeed a pivotal moment in DEMI’s career and Danny continues to extend the invitation to him where possible as a mutual respect and friendship continues to grow.
DEMI’s infamous Deeper Substance & Substantially Deeper parties exposed his savvy work as a promoter; bringing talent from across the globe to some of London's intimate underground venues every month. The renowned Rhythm Factory venue was the location for the final show in 2004 and saw Demi and his team feature Groove Armada with a surprise cameo appearance by Gramma'Funk (lead vocals on some of their biggest worldwide hits to date) The subsequent birth of Deeper Substance Records was borne of a desire to further develop and manifest his ultimate goal. A succession of releases with various different collaborators between 2005-2007 were to catch the attention of his piers furthermore and featured on various high-profile label compilations. Remix work under several guises followed with credible labels such as Sunday Best and Sexonwax Recordings and a notable remix of David Bowie's classic song "Let's Dance" (initially intended as a club tool for Demi's sets) was featured on an official compilation release of commissioned remixes of some of Bowie's hit songs. The increasing buzz around this young man subsequently led to a tour schedule that allowed the world to see and experience his unique vibe and approach to mixing, with regular dates in some of the world's most iconic venues and events, and global residencies, including Stereo in Montreal and Boa/Sonic in Toronto.
2006-2010: THE COLLECTIVE EXPLOSION
The solo path was to take a slight and unexpected detour towards a new project with fellow sonic rogue warriors Omid 16B and Desyn Masiello. Friends drawing inspiration from their rich musical heritage, and coupled with their beloved SexOnWax and Deeper Substance music labels, SOS was born of a desire to create synergy.
With a common goal to move people, the innovative pair exist in an exciting digital era where live remixing, personal edits and inimitable shows all allow for differentiation. Their sonic mélange of sultry house, dark but emotive electronica and tech-tinged beats has earned them a reputation for putting on an unmissable show with their icy-hot approach to DJing in the 21st century!
Their 4 year sonic message to the masses included:
2006 >> 3 hour Radio One Essential Mix which broke protocol from the 2 hour format
2008 >> Their debut compilation was the critically acclaimed three-disc mix for EQ’s acclaimed Balance series, entitled Balance 13; This timeless piece demonstrated musical synergy at its force, and forever etched its mark on dance music's legacy.
2010 >> Their energy-fuelled quarterly residency held at Ministry of Sound in London since 2007 inspired SOS to embark on their follow-up project which featured one mix recorded live at the venue whilst the second CD showcased brand new productions and unreleased remix material from SOS & Omid 16B. Their sonic blueprint was previewed to the world in February 2010 on a double-CD compilation for Ministry Of Sound. The album saw critical acclaim from the music press and was named ‘Compilation of the Month’ in both DJ Magazine and Tillate. DJ magazine were to give the trio the prestigious front cover feature in their 2010 New Year issue.
2011 - PRESENT DAY: BACK TO THE STUDIO; INDIVIDUALLY & COLLECTIVELY
The recent downtime taken since the intense touring of the previous years has allowed Demi to focus and channel all his love and devotion towards original and remixed recordings. The studio output has been a considered process of developing an extension of himself, inspired by almost a decade of touring and the more recent years spent with the prolific Omid 16B in their shared studio. His much eagerly anticipated debut EP "Blood, Sweat & Tears" on Alola Records is due out end of Summer.
2011 saw Demi absorb himself into a project totally in sync with his philosophy to the true art and craft of the DJ. With an extensive back catalogue of electronic music and renowned as a pioneering deep house label formed in the early 90's by his SOS compadre Omid 16b, Alola Records was the platform to put the focus firmly on Demi to deliver his own interpretation of history for a new generation of music listeners. "Sounds like Alola - Volume 2" a true testament to Demi, who provides a sensational compilation in response to Omid’s confidence. Piecing the past, present and future together with a hotbed of sonic riches from the Alola Records back catalogue, the world finally captured a true glimpse of Demi's off-centre and intensive approach to how he weaves his way through the sonic spectrum
More recently, the revolutionary heads at Native Instruments have featured a sample pack of sounds of one of DEmi's forthcoming original works for the launch of the F1 controller for the upgraded Traktor 2.5 software. Other packs featured include the likes of PanPot, Subb-an & Florian Meindl. Native Instruments have also released 2 tutorial videos using snips of the track itself called 'No1Else', forthcoming in late 2012.
There is also the small matter of an SOS artist album which has had a collection of sketches and sonic experimentations amassed already over the years and continues to evolve in the highest possible manner with partner in crime Omid 16B. Sponsored and armed by industry giants such as Pioneer and Native Instruments, Demi's journey continues to give what you need, not what you expect.