Venue: Fusion, Sunderland (formerly Infusion)
20/04/2014 – Easter Bank Holiday Sunday
Occupying the recently refurbished Fusion on Park Lane, Loft: Sessions are inspiring to bring to Sunderland the very best in Deep, Tech and Underground Artists, Launching our first session is a man who in 2013 was named by Mixmag as one of their ‘Hot Six’
Welcome Defected's Sonny Fodera.
Sonny Fodera continues to scale the mounting hierarchy of house talent whilst making it look easy. He has had an impeccable 2013 with releases on a slew of today’s biggest house labels including a debut album, Moving Forward, on the reputable Cajual Records.
Renowned for his smooth technical mixing, last year saw Fodera play at some of the world’s greatest clubs such as Air, Ministry of Sound, DC10, Booom! as well as a residency at Ushuaia Tower.
Sonny’s journey as a producer begun at the tender age of 16 when he was making Hip Hop, but it was not until the likes of Derrick Carter, Inland Knights and James Curd visited his homeland that his passion for four-four took firm shape. Fast forward in time and the budding 27 year old has stood shoulder to shoulder with his inspirational heroes of whom now all credit him for his dexterity both behind the decks and in the studio with Fodera receiving praise from some of the genres most established veterans, from Cajmere to Derrick Carter all the way to the ‘Godfather of House’ Frankie Knuckles.
According to Fodera, last year’s highlights were “playing with David Morales and Simon Dunmore at Defected’s party at Ushuaia Tower, DJing at DC10 in Ibiza, getting signed to Defected and also releasing an album on Cajual Records”. These are all remarkable feats for any artist his age and require immense work ethic and passion, traits which Fodera has in spades. When asked about the biggest challenges a new producer faces Fodera states it is “getting signed to the right labels”, however looking back on his discography only proves this is a challenge he continues to pass with flying colours having had releases on the likes of Defected, DFTD, Cajual Records, Farris Wheel Recordings, Guesthouse, and of course his very own label Beatdown - all within the last year.
Support from local heroes, Chris Cue, Lafawn, Chris Bungoni, Rob Rain and Azz Johnston.
Get ready Sunderland, Sonny is coming to town....
Physical Tickets Available From: Port Independent