The Magician (musician)

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The Magician
Birth nameStephen Fasano
OriginNamur, Wallonia, Belgium
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
Years active2010–present
Labels
WebsiteOfficial website

Stephen Fasano, better known by his stage name The Magician, is a Belgian DJ and record producer from Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. He is best known for his 2014 single "Sunlight", which peaked at number 7 in both Belgium and the United Kingdom as well as his remixes for Lykke Li "I Follow Rivers" and Clean Bandit "Rather Be". His monthly mix tapes called "Magic Tape" feature new dance music from an array of genres. He is known for doing magic tricks while performing.

Career[edit]

2007–10: Aeroplane[edit]

He was a member of music duo Aeroplane with Vito de Luca since 2007. In 2010, Fasano announced that he was leaving the duo to start his own solo project. de Luca continues to use the name Aeroplane.

2011–13: Twist[edit]

In 2011 he released his debut EP Twist on the hip French label Kitsuné in collaboration with Yuksek as Peter and The Magician. In October 2011 he released his debut single "I Don't Know What to Do" featuring Jeppe Laursen on Kitsuné.[1] In 2012 he released the single "Memory" again with Yuksek as Peter and The Magician on Kitsuné. In September 2013 he released the single "When the Night Is Over",[2] and also later released the single "On My Brain" on Party Fine Music.

2014–present: Breakthrough[edit]

In July 2014 he released the single "Sunlight" featuring vocals from Years & Years;[3] the song peaked at number 7 in Belgium. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2014. The Magician performed "Sunlight" along with Years & Years at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland as part of the Digital Show which was held at the O2 Academy Glasgow.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Twist
(featuring Peter)
  • Released: 21 June 2011
  • Label: Kitsuné
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
I Don't Know What to Do (Remixes)
(featuring Jeppe)
  • Released: 3 October 2011
  • Label: Kitsuné
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
Memory (Remixes)
  • Released: 12 July 2012
  • Label: Kitsuné
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
When the Night Is Over (The Remixes)
  • Released: 1 November 2013
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
When the Night Is Over
  • Released: 29 November 2013
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
Sunlight ( + The Remixes)
  • Released: 15 September 2014
  • Label: Potion / Parlophone
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
Together
  • Released: 22 June 2015
  • Label: Potion
  • Formats: Digital download, CD

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
BEL (Fl)
[4]
BEL (Wa)
[5]
AUS
[6]
FRA
[7]
UK
[8]
UK Dance
"I Don't Know What to Do"
(featuring Jeppe)
2011 [A] [B] Non-album singles
"When the Night Is Over"
(featuring Newtimers)
2013 [C] 44
"Sunlight"
(featuring Years & Years)
2014 7 11 20 184 7 3
"Together" 2015 20 [D]
"Shy"
(featuring Brayton Bowman)
2016 32
"Tied Up"
(with Julian Perretta)
2017 33 [E] 52
"Slow Motion"
(with TCTS featuring Sam Sure)
"Las Vegas"
(with Ebenezer)
2018 [F] [G]
"Build a Fire"
(featuring Clew & Prov)
[H] [I]
"Ready to Love" 2019
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles as Peter and The Magician[edit]

Year Title Album
2012 "Memory"
(featuring Peter)
N/A
2013 "On My Brain"
(featuring Peter)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "I Don't Know What to Do" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 55 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[4]
  • B ^ "I Don't Know What to Do" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 23 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[5]
  • C ^ "When the Night Is Over" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 26 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[4]
  • D ^ "Together" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 7 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[5]
  • E ^ "Tied Up" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 3 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[5]
  • F ^ "Las Vegas" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 15 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[4]
  • G ^ "Las Vegas" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 36 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[5]
  • H ^ "Build a Fire" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 27 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[4]
  • I ^ "Build a Fire" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 31 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[5]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ iTunes – Music – I Don't Know What to Do (feat. Jeppe) [Remixes] [Bonus Track Version] – EP by The Magician
  2. ^ iTunes – Music – When the Night Is Over (feat. Newtimers) [Radio Edit] – Single by The Magician
  3. ^ iTunes – Music – Sunlight (feat. Years & Years) [Radio Edit] by The Magician
  4. ^ a b c d e "Discografie The Magician". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Discographie The Magician". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "australian-charts.com – Discography The Magician". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 8, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  8. ^ "UK Charts > Magician". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2015". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  11. ^ "British single certifications – The Magician feat. Years & Years – Sunlight". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 February 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Type Sunlight in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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