Real Name: Anthony Pappa
escribed as “The DJs, DJ” Anthony Pappa truly is a master of his craft and one of the most respected and revered DJs on the international circuit. The combination of his genuine love for his art, his down to earth, lovable personality and his constant desire to push the musical boundaries at performances all around the world has made Anthony one of the most sought after DJs on the planet.
An Australian of Italian descent based in the UK, Anthony Pappa is a true internationalist, with a self-imposed mission to share his music with people all around the world. And since gracing the cover of DJ Magazine in 2000 as part of the celebrated “Nu-Breed”, Anthony Pappa has taken his rightful place at the top table of DJ royalty.
Running alongside that has been Anthony’s parallel career as a producer. As a classically trained drummer who can both read and write music, Anthony is rare amongst DJs in really understanding the music, and in the process of piecing it together. The man knows his way around a studio as well as a DJ booth, prompting DJ Pete Gooding to quip he’s “the best DJ, technically, I ever saw”. Anthony was the first man Global Underground turned to front up their Nu-Breed series, and several of Anthony’s mixes for Global and for Renaissance have clocked up +100,000 in sales.
After a couple of years focusing on his gigs at all the best clubs round the globe, 2008 saw Anthony turn his attention back to producing music. Setting up his own label, Red Light District, which was home to his first original track in quite a while – Outback - released in March; and in April, Anthony released his triple disc Moments album on Hi-Note which finally gave him the scope to dig into all four corners of his record box and demonstrate the scale of his appreciation for electronic music. The 2008 "Moments" Mix album tour saw him play over 70 cities around the world
The second album in the Moments Series was released in June 2009 to similar success, and although global album sales are generally in decline, it seems that Anthony's fans still want to buy his music and go to see him play as much as ever.
With that in mind, Anthony is clearly showing no signs of slowing down… first off he has been back in the studio working on some new material that will be released in 2010. The music promises not to be to pigeon holed which Anthony is really pleased about. "Im finding some really cool music across all styles at the moment, its seems to be a really cool time with more and more Djs & producers breaking that genre pattern"
2010 is definitely going to be a year of change for Anthony with his move to Coda Agency London and TeninOne Talent (USA). His gig diary is full for the first quarter of the year, including an extended tour of his homeland, Australia. In March, he will host his own night at the Shelbourne for WMC. On top of this, Anthony plans to release his 3rd instalment of the “Moments” series in the middle of the year.