Melissa's next single 'Back to us' was released on Black Vinyl (UK) and licensed on Hed Kandi's beach house vol 4. End of May 2005 D'Stephanie's collaboration with realbasic's Shik Stylko and Melissa which resulted in the single 'won't fall' - released on Refunkt with seperate mixes and a MOD remix -became toptune of the month in IDJ magazine. June 2005 D'Stephanie and Philippo released their first ep 'Future warrior' on Jazzanova's Sonar Kollektiv label with a remix from Daz I Kue from Bugz in the Attic fame. This one became a huge hitsingle on StuBru (Belgium's comparitive to radio 1 in the UK) and the summeranthem of Pukkelpop- one of Belgium's biggest festivals .The track also made it the 8th best song of the year in Belgium and got licensed for Stubru's De maxx compilation. In september 2005 Stephanie released her 'rock the disco' and 'funk up my day' ep feat. Philippo and Melissa on London's most funky breakz label Jalapeno. This one received some wicked reviews in In the mix Australia- BBC radio- Nocturnal magazine- 247 magazine- IDJ- DMC- update- Keep on- Discoid Italy- Frencbreaks.org- Deepvibes.de- faizemusic.com plus airplay on Juice FM- Vibe FM- Galaxy FM- Essex FM- Sky Digital- STUBRU and FM brussels dayprogrammation- FM 4 Austria and the list goes on and on...This one got licensed to Stubru's Switch compilation. Januari 2006 Stephanie and Wunmi release their runaway Child ep on Chez - a funky broken beat track by the likes of Domu- Alex Attias- Jazzanova- David Borsu and dj's worldwide ...
Remixes by Dave Hernandez and AEB from people records were released in May 2006 July 2006 D'Stephanie returns to a Belgian label Format with C'mon and give it / Freedom fighter ft. Philippo which became a floorfiller in the Londonclubscene October 2006 her debutalbum Droppin' it! is released on Format- including old tracks like Rock the disco- Future warrior- If we..- Funk up my day and Won't fall plus 5 brand new tracks where from the first single Rum n Bass ft. Melissa and TRoy form Broadcite records UK has become allready a massive hit on Belgian's national radio and the full album gets support from Juergen from Jazzanova- Dom Servini (wah wah records)- Raw deal- Gareth (Askew recordings)- Bruce Q from the legendary Liquid Fusion club and recieved mass media inthe benelux. Background Ever since her first appearances at the tender age of seventeen- rocking various parties for the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts (known for it's world renowned fashion department) in the early nineties- Stephanie has held her ground firmly.For seven years on end she hosted the 'Tunes from the missing Channel 'Show where she started to spin Jamaican and African inspired dance music on Antwerp's most notorious Radio Centraal.From 1993 thru 2004- Stephanie held various well respected club residencies and 7 gigs at Belgium's most famous '10 days off' festival. At the renowned Cafe d'Anvers she spun at the groundbreaking Gap Club- Positive Educations and Nu Skool Friday nights where she invited DJ's such as Gemini- A guy called Gerald- Express 2- Patrick Pulsinger - Dj Food and many more...
Antwerp crowds also witnessed her do her thing at Excursions in Dance saturday nights at Surplus hosted by '5 voor 12' from 10days off at the side of Darren Emerson- Stacey Pullen- DJ Krush- Ninja Tune- Daft Punk etc. On Thursdays- for a while- she rocked Brussels very hi-tech Cybertheatre- introducing live instruments into her dj sets and worked at Mission Control- an underground recordshop owned by Nick Callingaert (Detroit). In 1999- dj Stephanie was spotted by ID Magazine (UK) as dj of the month and became one of the quintessential factors that made the Fill Collins Club (ran by Peter Decuypere - I love techno and Fuse legend) the hippest in Antwerp and beyond. After the club was sold- she moved on to maintain her momentum at Club Geluk (till end 2003)- Antwerp's finest underground club. Besides her residencies she got invited at several clubs and party's in Belgium- Holland- France- Germany- Spain- Italy...On top of all that she blesses the very stylish Flemish monthly Ché Magazine with often controversial record reviews and provides a regular dj top 10 for Out Soon and Plastiks. In January 2004 Stephanie took a break from residencies to keep a free spirit and to get more creative with her music and dj carreer.
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