DJ Antoine

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DJ Antoine
DJ Antoine live 2013 3.jpg
DJ Antoine live at Pahlazzo in Germany (2013)
Background information
Birth name Antoine Konrad
Born (1975-06-23) June 23, 1975 (age 39)
Origin Basel, Switzerland
Genres House
Occupations DJ, record producer
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Tom Dice, Mad Mark, Patrick Alavi, Timati
Website http://www.djantoine.com/

Antoine Konrad (born June 23, 1975), better known as DJ Antoine, is a Swiss house and electro DJ and producer, from Sissach, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland. He had a number of successful single and album releases in Western Europe, in particular Switzerland and France.

Musical career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

His career officially took off in 1995, when he opened his club called House Café in the city of Basel. This club is the benchmark for the progress of the whole scene in Basel and the cult-parties are still in fond memories. After a short tip into the Swiss hip hop scene, DJ Antoine had quickly switched genre. In 1998, he released his first album “DJ Antoine – The Pumpin’ House Mix”. In 2001, his album “Houseworks 1” won the first gold award. After that, things started to move very fast. Until this day, DJ Antoine has sold just over 51 CDs, strongly establishing his music and himself in the music and clubbing scene. Since 2003 he has been hosting his own weekly radio show, which is broadcast by radio stations all over the world.[1]

International breakthrough[edit]

In 2006, DJ Antoine achieved his international breakthrough with the album “DJ Antoine – Live in Moscow” and the single “This Time”. Ever since, he has been a highly demanded act in popular and trendy clubs all over the world. Gigs in New York, Chicago, Miami, Montreal, Moscow, Dubai, Bangkok, Oslo, Vienna and Cairo have turned into a regular but exciting part of his everyday life. Acknowledging his international success, All Around The World Records, the electronic music label owned by Universal Music UK, Blanco y Negro Spain, Happy Music France, EMI Music South Africa, Ultra Records USA and Kontor Records Germany signed the single “This Time” in 2009.

He has won many awards in recent years. 2001 he won the Ericsson Dance Music Award for the best and most successful artist of the year 2000 in the category „House / UK Garage / Progressive House“. In 2008, DJ Antoine created a stir with his sociocritical album “DJ Antoine –Stop!”, on which he openly spoke out against juvenile violence, calling for more civil courage. In spring 2009, the record was priced with the Swiss Music Award for “Best National Dance Album”. The following year, he defended that title with his CD “DJ Antoine – 2009”, receiving the Swiss Prix Walo for the work. In 2010 he achieved his biggest success in Switzerland so far: For his album “DJ Antoine – 2010” he was awarded with a platinum record. This platinum record was also nominated for this year Swiss Music Award in the category “Best Album Dance National”.

In the studio DJ Antoine works with his long-term business partner Fabio Antoniali also known as Mad Mark. Well-known musicians such as Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy, Pitbull, Cyndi Lauper, Robin S., Roberto Blanco and Ivana Trump have had their tracks exclusively remixed by the two artists. In 2010, DJ Antoine produced songs for Timati, Snoop Dogg, DJ Smash and Bob Sinclar. That same year, house legend Mr. Mike joined the team as a vocalist, also accompanying the DJ to selected performances.

Another highlight of his career is now the first collaboration with Timati and Kalenna Harper (Dirty Money) for the hit single "Welcome to St. Tropez", which was released in Germany and Austria by the dance label Kontor Records.

Labels like Maurice Lacroix, Perrier-Jouët „Belle Epoque“ champagne and the Swiss custom tailor SuitArt have all worked with him. For VIP-Events, DJ Antoine has had the chance to work with nameable partners such as Sony Ericsson, Campari, Moonlight, Edo Popken, Chrysler, Dodge, Maybach, Cadillac, Moet Hennessy, J. Lindeberg, Paco Rabanne and the German TV station Pro7.

Alongside his work as a DJ, Antoine Konrad manages his own production and booking companies Global Productions GmbH and Global Bookings. For his VIP-Events, he regularly creates extensive and individual concepts, in tune with the clients and guests needs and wishes. His exclusive event concepts represent lifestyle and luxury and he inspires his customers with his ideas. His team currently consists of ten employees, all based in Switzerland. Antoine has sold over 1,000,000 CDs,[citation needed] and runs his own labels, Houseworks and Egoïste. He has gained popularity all over Europe and also overseas in Canada and the United States.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 2008: Stop!
  • 2008: 2008
  • 2008: A Weekend at Hotel Campari
  • 2009: 2009
  • 2009: Superhero?
  • 2009: 17900
  • 2010: 2010
  • 2010: WOW
  • 2011: 2011
  • 2011: Welcome to DJ Antoine
  • 2013: Sky Is the Limit

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gimma
Winner of MTV EMA for Best Swiss Act
2012
Succeeded by
[to be determined]