DJ Sava

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DJ Sava
Birth name Constantin Sava
Born (1973-04-03) April 3, 1973 (age 44)
Buzău, Romania
Genres Pop, dance, electronic
Occupation(s) Record producer, DJ
Years active 1990s–present
Labels Cat Music
Associated acts Raluka, Connect-R, Andreea D, Misha
Website http://www.djsava.ro djsava.ro

Constantin Sava (born 3 April 1973 in Buzău), known simply as DJ Sava, is a Romanian electronic musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music.[1][2] He started mixing in the early 1990s and eventually became the official resident DJ of a local club called "No Limit".[3] Ten years later, DJ Sava went on a small promotional tour of the Romanian seaside clubs; in 2005 he signed a management contract with a small record label,[4] which promoted his first two singles: "Gone Away" and "Remember".[5][6] In 2007, DJ Sava came to prominence following his debut album Love Drops, which was a commercial success in Romania,[7] spawning two successful singles: "Sunshine" and "The Reason".[8][9]

Biography[edit]

1973–2004: Early life[edit]

Constantin Sava was born 3 April 1973 in Buzău,[10] Romania and he began showing interest in music as a child.[1] He started DJing professionally in the early 1990s and eventually worked as a resident DJ for ten years in a local club called No Limit;[2] subsequently Sava went on a small promotional tour of Romanian seaside clubs.[3] His musical activity intensified between 2000 and 2004, when he was given the opportunity to mix music in one of largest clubs in Costineşti.[4]

2005–2008: Career beginnings[edit]

Throughout 2005 DJ Sava recorded with Elena Pavel, a teenage Romanian singer. Initially, they made a couple of demo tracks.[5] Shortly afterward, they released a single called "Gone Away",[4] which subsequently helped Sava in signing a small record deal.[11] The following year, Sava was searching for another female singer with whom to record his songs. His second single, which bears the name "Remember",[4] features the voice of Dana Nicula, making her singing debu. The related promotional campaign consisted of a music video.[6]

DJ Sava's debut album, Love Drops, was released in Romania in late 2007.[7] Compiled under the auspices of Cat Music, the record contains the two singles promoted before, but also some new tracks with vocals provided by Connect-R.[12] The album, whose cover was made by Vali Bărbulescu, also contains a series of remixes made by the artist himself.[13] Simultaneously, Sava began promoting a new single called "Sunshine".[14] A collaboration with Connect-R, the song was incorporated in a music video shot in Moldova.[15] The record met favorable reactions from the public and gained high ranks in the Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek and Italian charts.[8] The two artists continued their collaboration in 2008,[16] when a new song called "The Reason" was released and received a video directed by Botea.[4][9][17]

2009–2010: Recent activity[edit]

Since the spring of 2009, Sava has been collaborating with the Romanian electronic music singer Raluka in order to record some new tracks.[18] Their single "September" has received favorable reactions from both the public and press.[19][20] In the wake of this success, the two continued their collaboration and after "a few days of producing" a new song was released in Romania.[21] Called "I Like (The Trumpet)", the record was compiled in the studio Rappin On,[22] owned by singer Connect-R, who also recorded some background vocals on the song;[23]

During the same year, DJ Sava continued his promotional campaign in Romania, supporting a series of concerts in some of the best known clubs;[24][25] simultaneously, the musician opened a concert for Tiësto in Chişinău.[26][27] In late 2010 DJ Sava released a new single in collaboration with Raluka and Connect-R, called "Love You".[28][29]

Artistry[edit]

According to his own statements,[30] DJ Sava's music was heavily influenced by a number of international artists including John Creamer, Tiësto and David Guetta.[4] Commenting upon the release of "I Like (The Trumpet)", the reviewer in the Romanian newspaper Libertatea described the song as having "a fresh sound and a very interesting beat".[31] Other Romanian websites wrote that "[the record] has a unique sound compared to other club music productions" and stated that "ever since the first listening, I Like (The Trumpet) succeeds in imposing itself as a different song as style, which however keeps the same popular club style".[32]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Note
2008 Romanian Music Awards Best DJ Sunshine Nominated
[33]
Romanian Top Hits Best DJ Hit Sunshine Won
[34]
2009 Romanian Music Awards Best DJ The Reason Nominated
[35]
Romanian Top Hits Featuring – The Best Hit The Reason Nominated
[36]
2010 Romanian Music Awards Best DJ September Nominated
[37]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Gone Away" (feat. Elena) (2005)
  • "Remember" (feat. Dana Nicula) (2006)
  • "Sunshine" (feat. Connect-R) (2007)
  • "The Reason" (feat. Connect-R) (2008)
  • "September" (feat. Raluka) (2009)
  • "I Like (The Trumpet)" (feat. Raluka & Connect-R) (2010)
  • "Love You" (feat. (feat. Raluka & Connect-R) (2010)
  • "Money Maker" (feat. Andreea D. & J. Yolo) (2011)
  • "Free" (feat. Andreea D. & J. Yolo) (2012)
  • "Cocktail" (feat. Misha & J.Yolo) (2012)
  • "Tenerife" (feat. Misha) (2013)
  • "Aroma" (feat. Raluka & Connect-R) (2013)
  • "Aer" (feat. Raluka & Connect-R) (2014)
  • "Bailando" (feat. Hevito) (2015)
  • "Te Strig" (feat. Misha & Connect-R) (2015)
  • "Amor a Monaco" (feat. Misha) (2015)
  • "Love in Dubai" (feat. Faydee) (2016)
  • "I Loved You" (feat. Irina Rimes) (2016)

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Despre Dj Sava". djsava.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on June 11, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "DJ Sava și Raluka în concert la Youtopia". agenda.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "DJ Sava mixează în deschiderea concertului Tiesto din Chişinău". adevarul.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Noutati » Dj Sava". e-zine.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Dj Sava feat. Dana Nicula - Remember". youtube.com (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "DJ Sava si-a lansat albumul de debut". beatfactor.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Muzică nouă - Biografie Connect-R". connect-r.eu (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Clipul oficial The Reason - exclusiv pe vibefm.ro". vibefm.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Biografie DJ Sava". time4music.biz (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Standard Vision prin label-ul Music Vision castiga teren in sfera radiourilor on-line!". comunicatemedia.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Biografie Dj Sava". beatfactor.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Biografie Dj Sava". time4music.biz (in Romanian). Archived from the original on June 27, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Muzică nouă - "Sunshine" DJ Sava feat. Connect-R". hiq.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on September 3, 2008. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Muzică nouă - Videoclip DJ Sava - "Sunshine" Feat Connect-R". muzica.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  16. ^ "DJ Sava feat Connect'R - The Reason". radio21.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Videoclip DJ Sava feat. Connect-R – 'The Reason'". monden.info (in Romanian). Archived from the original on January 3, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Interviu Musichat: Dj Sava şi Raluka". musichat.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  19. ^ "See: Topuri Anterioare, ediţia 49 din 2009". mediaforest.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  20. ^ "O zi din viaţa lui Connect-R". libertatea.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  21. ^ "DJ Sava şi Raluka susţin: "I Like (The Trumpet)", la "Poveştiri de noapte"". acasatv.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Premieră: Dj Sava Raluka – "I Like (The Trumpet)"". muzica.ubix.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Dj Sava & Raluka – I Like (The Trumpet)". targovetul.info (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Dj Sava & Raluca Live in Turabo Society Club pe 7 Mai". muzica360.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Video DJ Sava @ Club Cocktail". clubcocktail.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on May 13, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  26. ^ "DJ Sava Mixează în deschiderea concertului Tiesto din Chișinău". info-ziare.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Dj Sava a mixat alături de Tiesto!". djsava.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on June 21, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  28. ^ "Single nou Dj Sava feat. Raluka & Connect-R – Love You". monden.info (in Romanian). Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  29. ^ "New single! DJ Sava ft. Raluka & Connect-R – Love you". divercitycafe.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on November 15, 2010. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  30. ^ "Exclusiv! Interviu Dj Sava". divercitycafe.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on April 16, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  31. ^ "Ascultă noua piesă DJ Sava & Raluka - I Like (The Trumpet)". libertatea.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  32. ^ "Dj Sava & Raluka – "I like (The trumpet)"". inhibitii.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  33. ^ "Câștigători Romanian Music Awards RMA 2008". divercitycafe.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  34. ^ "Romanian Top Hits 2008 Clasamente- Romanian Top Kitsch". observatordebacau.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  35. ^ "Romanian Music Awards 2009 – Craiova". barfitoarea.ro (in Romanian). Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  36. ^ "Castigatorii Romanian Top Hits 2009". monden.info (in Romanian). Archived from the original on October 4, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  37. ^ "Nominalizari Romanian Music Awards 2010". divercitycafe.ro (in Romanian). Archived from the original on July 10, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 

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