Having come up through the ranks at a startling rate, Australian Sonny Fodera is now leading from the front. Over the last couple of years, the man originally turned on to the dance by Derrick Carter has fomented his own groove driven brand of house that now resonates around the world. His most complete artistic statement to date came in the form of his excellent debut full length, ‘Moving Forward’, in 2014: featuring a heavyweight selection of collaborators and coming on Green Velvet / Cajmere’s taste making Chicago labelCajual Records, it paired plenty of bouncy bass with lush synths, fresh vocals and feel-good melodies that veered from the dance floor to the beach and back again.
Keeping up the pressure in 2014, that LP was followed up with compilations on Deep Down and Defected that foundSonny adding his remix flair to a bunch of classics, and after that came sophomore effort ‘After Parties & Aeroplanes’. Again a collaborative affair featuring the likes of Doorly, Gene Farris and Cajmere, it was a more jacking, sharp-edged treat designed for maximum dance floor impact, but was also stuffed with unforgettable vocals that agin saw Sonnystepping up his game.
As well as these high impact works, Sonny has also turned out a consistently excellent string of EPs on labels like Suara,Defected and Farris Wheel Recordings, as well as his ownBeatdown, that continue to win him ever more fans around the globe. Never was this more true than with ‘Let Go’, a collaboration with Cervendos that sat pretty in the Beatport Deep House Top 10 for no less than 12 weeks in 2014. Though inspired by peers such as Dusky and Claude Von Stroke, Sonny has his very own modern house sound that is refreshingly out on its own and puts to good use the music technology and electronic production courses he took at theUniversity of Adelaide as a youth.
As a result, of course, Sonny is a hugely in demand DJ. It was his smooth technical skills in the booth that first won him the affections of Green Velvet, and nowadays he weaves his tight, seductive sets featuring all colours of the house spectrum everywhere from Footwork, Toronto to Warung in Brazil, Cielo in New York City to Pacha, Sankeys, DC10 andUshuaia Tower in Ibiza as well as We ARE FETVL and many others. The future is just as bright as the past for Sonny, who was born in Adelaide, Australia, and has lived between there, Ibiza, the USA and the UK since, though he is currently settled in London. It means he is fully focussed on the next chapter, which already promises to be a thrilling one for his fans, with a new album due on Cajual, as well as more EPs on influential labels Visionquest and DirtyBird.
Venuto fuori attraverso i ranghi ad una velocità sorprendente, l’australiano Sonny Fodera è ora diventato un vero leader. Nel corso degli ultimi due anni, l’uomo originariamente inserito nel circuito dance da Derrick Carter, ha lanciato il suo groove portandolo come brand nella house music che ora risuona in tutto il mondo. La sua più completa affermazione artistica fino ad oggi è venuta dal suo ottimo esordio al Moving Forward, nel 2014 con una seria di collaborazioni con veri pesi massimi e l’uscita sulla Cajual Records di Green Velvet / Cajmere, con cui si è contraddistinto per un miscuglio di bassi potenti con synth lussureggianti, una voce fresca e delle piacevoli melodie che ha virato dal dancefloor alla spiaggia e viceversa.
Mantenendo la pressione nel 2014 è seguito un LP e due compilation su Deep Down e Defected che hanno