Corrie Beatport

Biography

Heavily involved in dance music from a very young age, this Italian export was hot to spin. At 12 years old Corrie was sneaking into clubs in his native Italy and by 14 was burning the midnight oil; mixing Kraftwerk with Sparks and Giorgio Moroder creating a blistering soundtrack for his future. On moving to London in 1985, Corrie quickly established himself on the house and techno music scene.

By 1987 he was host to ‘Roma’ at Oxfords in London’s West End. Frequented by London’s stalwarts, such as Jean Paul Gaultier and the late Leigh Bowery, the nite was known for its cutting edge music and eccentric antics of the crowd. Corrie joined the Sunrise crew in 1990, playing at big raves out in the countryside; from there he got a residency at Labyrinth , the infamous seedy public house on 4 levels turned into a magnificent ‘warehouse – type’ club in Dalston. It was there, with his regular late sets that he established himself as an upcoming talent on the house and techno scene.

All throughout the nineties, he managed to build up a solid reputation in his own right; playing his distinctive sound in some of the most famous venues worldwide including Tresor (Berlin), E – Werk (Berlin), Ptuch (Moscow), Twilo (New York), Roxy (Prague), Guvernment (Toronto), The Cave Club (Salzburg), Turnmills (London) , Heaven (London), The End (London), Fabric (London) and his own trans – atlantic Fix nights (USA, Canada, Holland, Uk).

European tours include a season as support DJ with trip hop queen Nicolette which visited numerous festivals and events including: Lowlands in Holland, Expo 98 at Lisbon harbour and T in the Park, Scotland. His first own production dates back from 1994, delivering three singles for No Easy Love Records, three singles for the legendary Zoom Records under the name of Aquanauts, one mixed cd and various remix works.

Joining the Tag Records crew in 1998, after securing a job in London’s based cutting edge record store, he then started building up his own recording studio. The past year kept him busy again in his studio, with his releases on Presslab, Wiggle, and Bosh Rec., and currently working on three different projects; also behind the counter at Blackmarket Records and of course – spinning his ecletic set of deep, tech, funky, house grooves.