DARKBEAT

DARKBEAT

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Fatos Qerimi a.k.a Dark Beat was born on 25.01.1982 in Gostivar (Macedonia). He first started with electronic music in 1998-99 when he first was given the chance to play mu... read more
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Biography

Fatos Qerimi a.k.a Dark Beat was born on 25.01.1982 in Gostivar (Macedonia). He first started with electronic music in 1998-99 when he first was given the chance to play music as a guest of a friend of his in one of the radios of Gostivar, where he than had the chance to have his own every-day show named Master Mix, lasting 2hrs, from 20:00 till 22:00 .Genres that he used to play at that time where Chicago House, Detroit House. After a while Dark Beat with his talent and good communication skills managed to be a well known DJ in the area. Continuing with the same tempo, Dark Beat starts performing in different clubs of the city like: Eldorado, The Deep etc. and then like the resident DJ of these clubs.

However the attendance of many electronic listeners in the parties organized by Dark Beat, persuaded him to get deeper and seriously into electronic music. After that he bought his first decks (techniques 1210 mk2 sl).

Later on he was given the chance to take part in the biggest project, organizing tournaments in all cities of Macedonia, named Bang Box, which encourages pioneers of electronic music and also develops the Techno Culture all over the country. In fact in this project were involved big names of underground scene of Macedonia like: Nikolla Rizov, Pass-N.G.R,Dejan Tevdo, Vasko Netkovski, Flooder, Alexander Vidinovski, Goran Kan, Alexander Tanchevski, Dj Machki, Saso Recyd, Koshtan, Maci and also Dark Beat.

Since then Dark Beat continues to perform regularly in all cities in Macedonia, like: Shkupi, Tetovo, Kavdarc, Gjevgjelia, Struga, Dibra, Prilep etc and later on, in Kosovo and Albania.

Music has changed and so has Dark Beat. Genres that he performs now are very different from what he used to perform till 2004-05. Since then he alternated from Detroit Techno to minimal electro in combination with progressive. What makes Dark Beat different from other local DJs is the fact that he adapts the music according to the environment, atmosphere, location etc. But based on the genres mentioned before, leaving it all to the moment, without making any preparations or play lists before, everything becomes spontaneous, or if it could be so called unexpected!

Genres (styles) that he plays are very similar to: Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Stephan Bodzin, James Holden,Steve Bug etc.