Episode 37 – Shadi (Twice As Proper)
This week we are happy to welcome Shadi of the NYC based organization “Twice As Proper.” He came on the show and gave us a dose of some of the latest tracks he has been playing out. To find out more about “Twice as Proper” events, make sure you check out the following links at the bottom of this podcast. Also, make sure to check out the merchandise on their site where most of you will feel that it gives a great representation of the underground dance culture. Pick one up today at Twiceasproper.com
SHADI (Shadi Elrazaz) Born in Cairo, Egypt….raised in NYC from age 12, where he met up with his mentor and friend Daniele Ciocio (Dj Craft), who helped him manipulate vinyl …and sound through a mixer. Flash forward to December 1999, Twilo, Sasha and Digweed & Mitsubishi = Lifelong Sound Obsession.
Along the way residencies at Mark Cafe With the Buyrum Crew, leading up to gigs with the likes of Jeff Mills, Eddie Richards & Silicone Soul and many more good friends and amazing musician party people like Lance Jordan, Amos Damon ( Dj Fame), Adam Collins, Francis Harris, Connie, Elon, Taimur & Fahad, Steven Letigre, Matias Jofre, Sleepy & Boo, Derek Marin, K1w1, Deepak Sharma and many more over the span of many New York City Venues such as Sullivan Room, Bar 13, Cielo, Rebel, Le Souk, Porch, Crudo, Boom, Stay, VDP as well as gigs in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico & Egypt PLUS Afterhours everywhere..
Currently Shadi is actively Running The New York City Based Underground Techno Events and Movement “Twice As Proper” With his Musical Partner Dj Craft Who together co-created the movement “Twice as Sweet” which then merged with Los Franzetti’s “Proper Sessions” resulting in “Twice as Proper Sessions” with an impressive over 200 events and counting in the past 5 years alone with quite an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings.
Twice as Proper is a New York City Based Underground Techno Events organization. Shadi & Craft co-created the movement “Twice as Sweet” which then became “Twice as Proper Sessions”. With an impressive over 200 events and counting in the past 4 years alone, it is now well established in the NYC minimal techno scene. With quite an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings in venues across Manhattan & Brooklyn, there is always something exciting and different to expect from the events. In 2010, Twice as Proper also hosted 8 events in Playa del Carmen (Mexico) during the winter, while keeping regular NYC events alive as always. 2011 rides on this wave, as last year was fantastic for the two artists, bringing International tours in 5 countries, international radio shows, podcasts, music productions, TV coverage, soundcloud recordings listened to in over 71 countries, new fans and friends. Craft & Shadi have been a DJ duo since 1994 on those legendary Technics 1200’s. Then followed the years of CDJ technology and mixers with effects, always keeping it dark, deep, dirty real serious. They now often perform live mixes with the ultimate Xponent controller, with many built-in live effects. They go on with explosive sets, chopping’ up loops and samples, all while in the mix. The result is always “Massive”. Craft & Shadi promise to rip it Proper. No crap.