Patrick Alavi

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Patrick Alavi
Birth name Patrick Alavi
Also known as Alavi, Turbofunk, Knabberbox (With Manuel Tur), 12 Angry Men (With Demon, Lifelike, Crusz, Nicholas and others)
Born Frechen, Germany
Genres Funk, house, electronic
Occupation(s) Songwriter, Record Producer, Remixer, Sound Engineer, Electronics engineer, Singer, DJ
Labels roXour
Website patrickalavi.com

Patrick Alavi is a German musician and DJ specialising in funk and electronic.

Career[edit]

History[edit]

In 1996 Alavi released his first EP as Dj Alavi on Sonic House, a Sub Label of the German Techno Label Atomic Silence.[1]

In 2001 Alavi was signed by Bad Boy Bill for his labels Moody Recordings and International House Records.[2][3]

That same year Alavi signed 2 EP's on the French label Vertigo on which also Romain Tranchart from Modjo released his first EP as Funk Legacy.[4]

In 2004 Kris Menace signed Alavi for two EP's on his Label Work It Baby. The track "Power" later was re-released in the UK with new mixes on Azuli Records.[5] The track "Come To Me" reached No. 3 in the UK Buzz Charts.[6]

In 2005 Alavi founded his own label called Roxour on which he released music by Benjamin Theves ( "Texas" licensed to Kitsuné with a Remix by SebastiAn),[7] Tepr ("En Direct De La Côte" licensed to Wall of Sound (record label) with a Remix by DatA), Flairs and others.[8]

In the same year his track "The End" peaked at No. 1 in the Uk Buzz Charts presented on Pete Tong's Radioshow on BBC Radio 1.[9]

In 2007 his track "Gotta Move" under the project name "Turbofunk" (released on Data Records in the UK and N.E.W.S. Records in the Benelux) reached No. 79 in the Dutch Singles Charts[10] and No.1 in the UK Buzz & Hype Charts.[11] The track contains a sample of "Dancing in the Street" by Peter Jacques band.

Remixes[edit]

In addition to his own material Alavi has created official remixes for Artists such as Gossip,[12] Shinichi Osawa[13] and Laidback Luke.[14]

Compilations[edit]

His tracks have appeared on Compilations by Ministry of Sound, Modular, Hed Kandi, Virgin, Universal Records, Kontor and many other labels worldwide.[15][16]

Support[edit]

Alavi has received radio airplay from DJs such as Pete Tong,[17] Annie Mac,[18] Kissy Sellout,[19] Rob Da Bank,[20] Zane Lowe,[21] Fergie,[22] Scott Mills,[23] Dave Pearce[24] and Judge Jules.[25]

Inspiration[edit]

Alavi has also inspired other Djs and Producers, especially with his Basslines.[26][27][28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dj Alavi". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Alavi – My Last Touch". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Alavi – 1992". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vertigo". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Patrick Alavi – Power". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pete Tong – 20051028". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Benjamin Theves – Texas". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tepr – En Direct De La Cote". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Pete Tong – 20050520". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Turbofunk Chart Positions". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Turbofunk Biography "Turbofunk Biography" Check |url= value (help). playlists.net. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Gossip". Amazon. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Shinichi Osawa". Amazon. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Laidback Luke". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "Patrick Alavi – Appearances". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Turbofunk – Appearances". discogs. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Pete Tong – Airplay". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Annie Mac – Airplay". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Kissy Sellout – Airplay". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Rob Da Bank – Airplay". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Zane Lowe – Airplay". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "Fergie". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Scott Mills – Airplay". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  24. ^ "Dave Pearce". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  25. ^ "Judge Jules". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  26. ^ "Interview with Miguel Campbell". ugroove. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Interview with Bingo Players". facebook. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "Ableton Project – Patrick Alavi "Power"". YouTube. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 

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