DJ Anthony Pappa
Long renowned for his passion, dedication, flawless mixing and marathon DJ sets, Anthony Pappa has just been voted 75th in the world's best DJs by Dash Berlin World (ahead of current superstars such as Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Afrojack and Arman van Helden). His unique trademark-defining “track selection, journey build, & precision mixing skills” coupled with his overall way of making things just 'pop' has seen him become one of Australia’s most successful DJ exports.
Originally from Melbourne, Anthony's DJ career began at the age of 15 where he won the DMC mixing championship. At the age of 20, frustrated by being halfway around the world from where the music he loved was happening, he moved to London to follow his passion.
It wasn’t long before Anthony's talents were picked up by a core group of the UK’s biggest DJ’s who together forged a strong squad of players who would shape the sounds which have been constantly evolving and pushing boundaries over the last two decades.
With a history of 30 years in the electronic music industry (clubs, festivals, parties) and having world renowned B4Bookings Agency by his side, as well as standing alongside fellow DJs the likes of Davide Squillace, Marco Carola, Slam & Paco Osuna to name but a few, Anthony's forged constant touring & success throughout South America, Mexico, Europe & Australia. In one year alone, his touring schedule included just over 100 performances at various clubs and festivals all over the globe. He never disappoints his fans.
Alongside DJing & continuing to build a reputation for his un-parallel mixing skills, set programming plus the ability to adapt to whatever club environment he finds himself in, Production was & is still is key to Anthony’s success. His musical knowledge of chord structures and melodic phrasing ensures everything is mixed in key and every track is seamlessly blended & mixed together.
Key tracks produced include his massive collaboration with King Unique called “Vamoosh” released on Bedrock and long time classic Freefall “Skydive” on Stress Records which was UK/European number 1 hit single in the charts.
With numerous club anthem singles, remixes plus 6 mix compilations (2 at 200,000 + in sales) he's been released on labels including Sony/BMG, Platipus Records, System Recordings, EQ (Grey), Darkbeat Recordings ‘Darkbeat 10th Anniversary Collection’ and most notably on Boxed Global Underground Nubreed series.
Anthony has mixed compilations for Renaissance and was the first DJ to be selected for the Global Underground Nu Breed series which saw him play over 70 cities around the world and amass sales of over 50,000 copies of the release. He's also created mixes for the cover mount CD for DJ Mag’s coveted Top 100 DJ’s edition receiving high praise from all the big hitters and industry professionals alike.