Davide Carbone

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Davide Carbone
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Davide Carbone, 2011
Background information
Also known as David Carbone, DC
Born 1971
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Occupation(s) Producer, Composer, DJ, Sound Designer
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Carl Cox, s:amplify, Future Sound of Melbourne, Josh Abrahams, School of Synthesis
Website samplify.com.au

Davide Carbone (born 1971, Melbourne, Australia) is an ARIA Award-winning Australian music producer, composer, sound designer who began his career as a DJ in the underground dance-music scene of the late 1980s.

Carbone has enjoyed a diverse career within the music industry. He has released several records, composed music for TV, film, theatre and video games and created sound design for TV, film, video games and synthesizers.

Biography[edit]

Carbone was born in 1971 in Melbourne and started as a DJ in the Melbourne nightclub scene. In 1990 he started an electronic music show called Rhythmatic on Australian radio station 3RRR. Carbone formed the techno group, Future Sound of Melbourne (FSOM) with Josh Abrahams and acid house DJ Steve Robbins. They released 12" singles on the Shock Records imprint, Candyline Records. Future Sound of Melbourne also released tracks on Belgium's underground dance-music label, Two Thumbs Records, with the Thomas Heckmann remix of their track "Welcome" featured on the inaugural IF? Records compilation Zeitgeist. Future Sound of Melbourne won the ARIA Award for "Best Dance Release" for their Chapter One album in 1996.[1]

In 1998, Carbone relocated to Bristol, England where he started drum and bass record label BS1 Records. The label was responsible for launching the career of artists such as TC. Carbone performed at the 1999 Roskilde Festival in Denmark.[2] Carbone also released several drum and bass singles through BS1 Records, 31 Records and React. His single El Dorado debuted at No. 5 in the UK dance singles chart in 2002. In 2004, Carbone moved to London where he produced the sample pack Davide Carbone's Drum & Bass Masterclass for Loopmasters. Released in 2006, the sample pack garnered critical acclaim from the music press including an MTM (Music Tech Magazine) recommended award.[3][4] During his period in London, Carbone composed several pieces for TV, film and Video Games. His music appeared on Discovery Channel and the Japanese video games Get Amped 2, Get Amped Tournament Edition and Cosmic 21. Get Amped 2, an Massively multiplayer online game (MMO) has over twenty million registered players. Carbone also joined UK music production house Delicious Digital where he composed over one hundred pieces of music, some of which featured on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Two and the promo video for House of Saddam which was awarded a 2009 gold Promax Award.[5]

In 2009, Carbone returned to Melbourne, Australia where he formed s:amplify with Josh Abrahams. Under this new moniker Carbone teamed with Carl Cox to co-write and co-produce Cox's artist album All Roads Lead to the Dancefloor,[6] released in 2011. This trio also provided remixes for Moby, Miguel Bosé[7] Josh Wink and Gilles Peterson, among others. Recently, as part of s:amplify, Carbone provided complete sonic and music branding packages for 774 ABC Melbourne, Melbourne TV network Channel 31, Melbourne public transport company Metro Trains Melbourne, Macquarie University in Sydney, Tahiti Toursime,[8] and Fiji Airways for which the rebranding package that included Carbone's music was awarded with the Rebrand 2014 Best of Award. [9] s:amplify have also composed music for Tourism Australia,[10] Alienware,[11] Ford,[12] Jaguar Cars,[13] and the International Cricket Council.[14] s:amplify have also produced several tracks for various artists including the recent cover version of Wuthering Heights by Robyn Loau.[15]

In 2011, s:amplify were featured on the front cover of the April issue of Music Tech magazine[16] and released two sound design packs through Loopmasters which have received several positive reviews.[17] s:amplify also provided the sound design for the Japanese synthesizer KDJ One[18] and were appointed musical directors for the City of Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks show.[19] The 2011/2012 12-minute NYE Fireworks show on Sydney Harbour showcased 24 Australian songs including original composition from Carbone and Abrahams.[20] Carbone and Abrahams were again appointed musical directors for the 2012/2013 Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks show where they worked alongside Kylie Minogue to produce the 12-minute soundtrack for the show which culminated in a music composition that featured exclusive content from Kylie.[21] Carbone and Abrahams also created the 30-minute soundtrack for the highest commemorative status given to an Australian event since the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the International Fleet Review. Carbone worked closely alongside the Royal Australian Navy Band to create the soundtrack.[22] Carbone along with Abrahams was again appointed musical director for 2013/2014 Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks show where he worked alongside creative director Reg Mombassa and composed several pieces including the orchestral finale which was attended by 2 million people and broadcast to over a billion people worldwide. [23] [24]

Carbone has tutored at various universities and colleges including the City Literary Institute and RMIT University. In 2012 Carbone founded the School of Synthesis in Melbourne which was set up to offer high end intensive courses in advanced music and audio production.[25]

Under the samplify moniker Carbone was nominated for best soundtrack for his work on the award winning short film 'Woody' at the 2013 APRA Screen Music Awards.[26] His most recent work at samplify includes production of the top selling sample pack 'Carl Cox - My Life in Music' which was awarded 10/10 by Computer Music Magazine quoting 'One of the most essential sample packs we have ever heard'. [27] Carbone has also designed the soon to be released 'Carbon Electra' [28] a virtual analog synthesiser that has been in development at samplify for several years and features factory presets Carbone and Abrahams and artists including Mike Huckaby, DJ Pierre, Freemasons (band), Kosheen, D-Product and Dom Kane.

Discography[edit]

  • "Melodia" / "Alien 8" (1992) Candyline Records
  • "Beyond E.P." (1992) Candyline Records
  • "Shiva Ratri" (1993) Two Thumbs
  • "The Avatar E.P." (1994) Candyline Records
  • "System X" (1995) Volition
  • "Chapter One" (1995) Volition
  • "Dicted" (2000) BS1 Records
  • "Do You Copy?" (2000) BS1 Records
  • "Direct" (2001) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "El Dorado" (2002) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Friday" (2002) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "In Your Mind" (2002) BS1 Records
  • "Innocence" (2002) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Check It Out" (2003) BS1 Records
  • "Chinatown" (2003) BS1 Records
  • "Dum Dum" (2003) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Escape" (2003) BS1 Records
  • "Get Down" (2003) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Heavies" (2003) BS1 Records
  • "Secret Levels" (2003) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Frisco Disco" (2004) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Hold My Breath" (2004) BS1 Records
  • "Let It Roll" (2004) Defunked
  • "Lift You Up" (2004) BS1 Records
  • "Lovin' Me" (2004) Rubik Records
  • "Low Til I Smoke" (2004) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "My Thing" (2004) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Soul Salaam" (2004) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Thousand Miles" (2004) Industry Recordings/React Music
  • "Totally Distracted" (2004) Defunked
  • "After Dark" (2005) BS1 Records
  • "Enamorada" (2005) 31 Records
  • "Keep on Pushing" (2005) Renegade Records
  • "Pull Your Body" (2005) 31 Records
  • "Ready With This / Six Hills" (2005) Intrinsic Recordings
  • "Strictly Rollin" (2005) BS1 Records
  • "Liquidiser" (2006) BS1 Records
  • "Misty VIP" (2007) BS1 Records
  • "Unusual Sound" (2008) Levitated
  • "Cienfuegos" (2009) BS1 Records
  • "Radionuclide" (2009) BS1 Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1996: 10th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Roskilde Festival 1999". Roskilde Festival (Roskilde). Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Davide Carbone Drum & Bass Masterclass MTM review". Loopmasters. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  4. ^ samplify.com.au/projects/davide-carbone-s-samplify
  5. ^ "Promax Awards – Promax BDA Europe 2009". Clear Cut Sound. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "DMC World". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Terra Noticias". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Youtube Tahiti Tourisme". Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Rebrand Awards 2014". Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Canning, Simon (31 May 2010). "The Australian". The Australian. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "PC Authority". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Youtube Ford". Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Motor Report". Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Future Brand". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Robyn Loau". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Music Tech Magazine Interview". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "MTM s:amplify review". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Engadget". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "City of Sydney". Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "Sydney Morning Herald". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "The Daily Telegraph". Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Royal Australian Navy". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Sydney NYE Biggest Ever Show Sydney Morning Herald". Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Sydney NYE Fireworks Finale". Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "A Different School of Thought". Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  26. ^ "2013 APRA Screen Music Awards". Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Carl Cox My Life in Music Review". Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Carbon Electra Announcement". Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

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