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Ian Carey is and has been for many years a legendary key player in the house scene worldwide.
Ian grew up in a small town in Maryland, USA about 2 hours from Washington DC. He had been exposed to music at a young age, as his father (RIP) was a live sound engineer and ran a sound reinforcement company and had engineered for such groups as Kool and The Gang and The Duke Ellington Orchestra and his mother played guitar and sang as a hobby. By the time he was 7 or 8 years old he was able to mic a stage for a concert and travel along with his father during summer vacation making tour stops all over America from east to west. In high school, Ian played drums and was even in the school marching band.
Ian discovered dance music while he was in college. Already a part of the graffiti-writing scene in Baltimore, MD he met hip-hop DJs which led him to his next passion; he put down the spray can and bought some turntables. He started djing and played mostly hip-hop. He also worked at a record store as a buyer/sales and that was when he was properly introduced to house music.
His friends recommended his first setup. He bought a Pentium computer that ran at 100MHz, an Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler, E-mu Orbit, Planet Phat and the Proteus 2000. With that, he made His very first vocal production (with Jason Papillon as Soul Providers) "Rise". It was a crossover hit and went gold in the UK.
It wasn't long before Ian decided to move to Europe as it was more convient to be closer to where the dance music scene thrives.
His signature "funky bassline" sound grew, developed and eventually propelled the demand for his top-notch productions, especially remixes. In one single week, Ian held 8 mixes on the Upfront Club Top 40*.
Clubbers, djs and fans who demanded to know more, created an influx of interviews from people like MTV. The most exclusive to date - an impressive 8 page spread (and 2 hour DVD) exploring the intimate details of his production techniques in the very prominent Future Music Magazine.
Ian spends most of his time gigging, running GFAB and in the studio. But, he keeps his friends and fans updated with his agenda via Myspace and Facebook. With millions of plays from clubbers and fans on YouTube, his calendar is always booked.
He's made hits like "Say What You Want" on Nero Records, and his very current rework of his former project Soul Providers Rise into the smash "Keep On Rising" Ian gets respect from guys like Roger Sanchez, Pete Tong and many others.
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