"My mom had that album and I would play that middle part over and over wondering how they made that sound," Icey recounts. "I was little and thought it was so cool". He went on to study ballet. Rising to prominence out of the fertile Orlando, Florida electronic music scene, which has spawned such acts as AK 1200, Kimball Collins, Jimmy Van M, Chris Fortier, Jay Skinner and Baby Anne, Icey first cut his teeth at the legendary Edge nightclub in the mid-90s. When the Edge closed in 1996, DJ Icey hit the road and has continued to tour across the United States ever since.
In 1997, Icey was discovered by BBC Radio 1 DJ and longtime A&R kingpin Pete Tong and became the first American producer signed to Tong's U.S. label. Icey was also the first American DJ selected to record a prestigious "Essential Mix" for U.S. Release. Career as a Producer Icey runs two Indie labels dedicated to producing breakbeat.
His first label, Zone Records, released it's first 12" single in 1994 titled "Energy Tracks Volume 1", which was quickly followed by the hard to find "Encyclopedia Funktanica". Both of these records gained a cult following and contributed to Icey's rise in popularity worldwide. Zone Records continues releasing more than a dozen records a year and Icey's second label, Tree Records, follows very closely behind with slightly more eccentric productions. Having performed at respected nightclubs all over the U.S.
and with over 200 12" singles under his belt, DJ Icey continues to raise the bar for the breakbeat genre as well as the electronic music scene. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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