Ian Carey

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Biography

  • Ian Carey, DJ since 1993, Producer since 1998 selling over a million records....
    For those not in the know, Ian Carey is and has been over the past couple years a key player in the house scene in the USA and Europe. His recordings and remixes have been released on labels such as Élan, Defected, Universal UK, AM:PM, Ministry of Sound, Warner Brothers Germany, Hed Kandi, Azuli, Tommy Boy Records, East West Germany, Houseworks Switzerland, Oxyd Records Italy, Slip N Slide Records UK and countless others… His first vocal production, with Jason Papillon as Soul Providers, "Rise" was a crossover hit around the world. When asked, Ian and Jason both say they had no intention of making a mainstream record; it just worked out that way. Since then Ian and Jason have made many underground anthems (such as "Try My Love", "I Don't Know", and "Let The Sunshine In") staying true to their soulful sound and not compromising their music to fit the mold of current radio trends. Ian grew up in a small town in Maryland, USA about 2 hours from Washington DC. He had been exposed to music at a young age, as his father (RIP) was a live sound engineer and ran a sound reinforcement company and had engineered for such groups as Kool and The Gang and The Duke Ellington Orchestra and his mother played guitar and sang as a hobby. By the time he was 7 or 8 years old he was able to mic a stage for a concert and when possible, Ian would travel along with his father during the summer vacation making tour stops and seeing America from east to west. Throughout grade school Ian never got very good grades, but when he reached high school he realized the only way to get out of the small town he lived in was to go to college, he decided to put a little more time into school and at graduation he got many scholarships and went on to “study” at University of Maryland in Baltimore. This is where he discovered dance music. Ian had already been apart of the graffiti-writing scene in Baltimore, Maryland, and through that he met hip-hop DJs throughout the city. This was Ian’s next passion; he put down the spray can and bought some turntables. For the first few years of Djing he was playing mostly hip-hop and went on to do a Tuesday night hip-hop party in Baltimore’s Club Midnight. At this point he started working in Music Liberated record store as a buyer and sales rep. This is where he was properly introduced to house music. At the same time hip-hop was coming out of the underground and becoming more materialistic and more poppy, so Ian needed to find something else to give him that underground feeling. He started fingering through the house music bins in the store and he was hooked, a new passion! Soon after, he met Jason Papillon, Ian’s partner in the project Soul Providers. Jason and Ian would go every Saturday to Paradox in Baltimore to hear DJs such as Teddy Douglas, DJ Spen, DJ Karizma, Tony Humphries and Joe Clausell. At this point Ian knew that house music would become his life, and decided to put his audio knowledge to a use and start producing records. At a certain point in 2003 Ian got really fed up with the house music scene in America and decided if he were to continue on his journey it need to be in Europe where the house music scene still thrives. So after some convincing, his wife quit her day job, and they went all in, sold their house and moved to The Netherlands, where Ian now resides. Since then he has been busy producing under different projects and names including his lates project Saturated Soul, a collaboration with Eddie Amador. Ian now has some solo productions under his belt including "The Power" on Defected/Fluential Records. He has also been very busy with remixes. With Jason as Soul Providers they have remixed records by King Britt/Ursula Rucker, Silverstone, Hardsoul and E-Smoove (AKA Thick Dick). On the solo tip, Ian has remixed records by Kid Crème, Danny Marquez and Ferry B., Dina Vass, Stonebridge, Cindi Lauper and Blue Chakra, for labels such as Defected, Élan, Hed Kandi, Soulfuric and Houseworks. DJ wise, Ian is very busy in The Netherlands and abroad, he has played in countries such as Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Poland, The Ukraine, Austria, England, Spain, Canada, and the USA.. Currently very busy DJing in The Netherlands and all around Europe, Ian is available for DJ dates and bookings worldwide. Ian continues to pay his dues and give whatever it takes to help the house music scene make its way out of the dark...Stay tuned for new productions, remixes and dj gigs, and be a witness to Ian's magic as he rise, rise, rises to the top!
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    Selected discography

    Releases: The Mobtown Sound Elan Records 2002 Drop Da Vibe Houseworks 2004 Drop Da Vibe Elan Bleu Recordings 2004 Illicit Funk Elan Records 2004 Nonstop Houseworks 2004 Give Up The Funk Stereoseven 2005 Nonstop Executive Records 2005 Prince Uptown So True Recording 2005 Say What You Want Beside Music 2005 Say What You Want Nero Recordings 2005 Say What You Want Executive Limited 2005 Say What You Want Vendetta Records 2005 Say What You Want Nero Recordings 2005 The Power Cassagrande 2005 Lose Control GFAB Records 2006 Say What You Want Spinnin' Records 2006 Say What You Want Kick Fresh Recordings 2006 Say What You Want Spinnin' Records 2006 Lose Control Tumbata Records 2007 Love Won't Wait GFAB Records 2007 Remixes: Bounce, Shake, Move, Stop! Positiva Set Me Free Elan Records 2001 Let The Sunshine In Elan Records 2002 Find Another Way Spinnin' Records 2003 Why? Houseworks 2003 100% Muve Recordings 2004 3 AM Sound Division 2004 3 AM Feel The Rhythm 2004 3 AM Vendetta Records 2004 538 Powermix Spinnin' Records 2004 Afrocatalans Defected 2004 Armed And Extremely Dangerous Philly Groove Records 2004 Bargrooves - Mimosa Seamless 2004 Beso Elan Bleu Recordings 2004 Cause I Know Elan Records 2004 Circulo Dos Chifres Elan Records 2004 Defected ITH - Eivissa '04 ITH Records 2004 Disco Kandi 05.04 Hed Kandi Records 2004 Doing My Own Thing (Remixes) Effet Parallele 2004 Got To Release Cassagrande 2004 Got To Release Defected 2004 Gotta Have House Works 2004 Houseworks 5 Muve Recordings 2004 I Don't Know Elan Records 2004 Inspiração Elan Records 2004 Madhouse 11 Universal TV 2004 Mash Chapter 3 Le Bien Et Le Mal 2004 Newtown Isla Del Sol Music 2004 OXA Ibiza Party 2004 Oxa 2004 Pool House Party RLPMix Records 2004 Ritmo De Bacardi Volume 5 Ministry Of Sound (Germany) 2004 Street Parade - House & RnB Mix Elevator Music 2004 The Weekend Kontor Records 2004 You Belong To The Night Perla Recordings 2004 538 Powermix 2005 EMI Catalogue Marketing 2005 8 Seasons Prs Square 6 Summer Le Bien Et Le Mal 2005 A Taste Of Kandi: Volume 1 Hed Kandi Records 2005 Afrocatalans Global Net Records 2005 Black Sugar / 3AM Defected 2005 CD Pool House 52 DJ Promotion 2005 City Life Boss 2005 Clubwork 1 Zip Music 2005 Crazy Oxa 2005 Creme 21 - Der Club Vol. 2 Le Bien Et Le Mal 2005 Dance V Festival 2005: Sunrise Mid-Town Records 2005 Dee Jay Set Volume 13 Global Net Records 2005 Disco Kandi 05.05 Hed Kandi Records 2005 Disco Kandi HK 53 Hed Kandi Records 2005 Do It 2 Nite Kontor Records 2005 Do It 2 Nite Spinnin' Records 2005 Do It 2 Nite Tinted Records 2005 Do It 2Nite Edel Records (Germany) 2005 Feelin' Love (Ian Carey Remixes) Soulfuric Deep 2005 Floorfillers 4 Universal Music TV 2005 For DJs Only - Club Selection Universal Music (Italy) 2005 Freek U Spinnin' Records 2005 High Again (High On Emotion) Manifesto 2005 High Again (High On Emotion) Manifesto 2005 Housexy Ministry Of Sound 2005 I Feel Me Hit! Records 2005 I Want You Badabing Records 2005 I Watch You Data Records 2005 I Watch You Hussle Recordings 2005 I Watch You Data Records 2005 I Watch You D:vision Records 2005 I Watch You Data Records 2005 I Watch You Vendetta Records 2005 Ibiza Annual 2005 Ministry Of Sound 2005 In The Mix - 2005 Manifesto 2005 Kingshouse Vol. 6 TBA 2005 Little Café Sure Player 2005 Love & Happiness Elan Records 2005 Milk & Sugar On A Mission Ministry Of Sound /M&S 2005 My House Is Your House V.01 New State Recordings 2005 OXA House 2006 Oxa 2005 OXA Ibiza Party 2005 Oxa 2005 Plastik Funk Tastik Vol. 1 - 2005 Casa Rosso Recordings 2005 Play Me With Your Sound Stealth Records (UK) 2005 Put 'Em High Clubland Records GmbH 2005 Round And Round Sure Player 2005 Soul Soothing Sunshine (Remixes) Confidence Recordings 2005 Sunshine On My Mind O2 2005 The Annual 2006 Ministry Of Sound 2005 The Weekend Eye Industries 2005 Universal Sound (Remixes) Funktion Recordings 2005 Unreleased Projects Volume 1 Egoiste 2005 Watch TV (Ian Carey Remix) Use The Music 2005 Wax-Wars ITH Records 2005 Yes (The Remix) Catch 22 Recordings 2005 2006 Sampler Loaded Records 2006 2007 Future Hits Wagram 2006 Barcelona (Me Lo Paso Muy Bien) Royal Flush Records 2006 Be My Friend Kick Fresh Recordings 2006 Big Tunes X-Rated Ministry Of Sound 2006 Borderline Kontor Records 2006 Borderline Kontor Records 2006 Borderline Universal Music TV 2006 Borderline Motivo Productions 2006 Borderline Absolute Sound 2006 Borderline Kontor Records 2006 Bounce, Shake, Move, Stop! Positiva 2006 Break Free (Remixes) Brickhouse Records 2006 Can't Sleep euphonic 2006 Can't Sleep Anjunabeats 2006 Can't Sleep (Remixes) Anjunabeats 2006 Clubland Vendetta Records 2006 Dance Nation Ministry Of Sound 2006 Disco Kandi HK 63 Hed Kandi Records 2006 DJ Set Vol. 30 Global Net Records 2006 DJ Zone 30 - Special Session 06 Time Records 2006 Do It 2nite Manifesto 2006 Dream Dance 41 Sony BMG 2006 Electro House Vendetta Records 2006 Escape Juicy Music 2006 For The Love Of House ITH Records 2006 Friday Night Cayenne Recordings 2006 Friday Night Cayenne Recordings 2006 Friday Night Cayenne Recordings 2006 Friday Night Vendetta Records 2006 Funky House Sessions 06 Ministry Of Sound 2006 Godskitchen: Global Gathering Virgin Records 2006 Has Your Man Got Soul Rise 2006 Has Your Man Got Soul Milk & Sugar Recordings 2006 Has Your Man Got Soul (Remixes) Vendetta Records 2006 Hed Kandi Classics Hed Kandi Records 2006 Hed Kandi Presents Disco Kandi Hed Kandi Records 2006 House 2006 TBA 2006 Housexy - Sounds Of Summer Ministry Of Sound 2006 I Can't Get Enough Data Records 2006 I Can't Get Enough Data Records 2006 I Like It (Remixes) Housesession Records 2006 Jam Burning TBA 2006 Jazz Samba Atal 2006 Jazz Samba Atal 2006 Jazz Samba Atal 2006 Jetsetter Loaded Records 2006 Jetsetter Sony BMG 2006 Juicy Miami Juicy Music 2006 Kiss Does... Funky House Wonderland Music 2006 Live In St. Tropez Muve Recordings 2006 Ministry Of Sound - The Annual Universal Music (Italy) 2006 Ministry Of Sound - The Annual Universal Music (México) 2006 Ministry Of Sound: The Annual Universal Music 2006 Most Precious Love King Street Sounds 2006 Most Precious Love Defected 2006 Moving Too Fast Data Records 2006 Moving Too Fast Badabing Records 2006 Moving Too Fast Data Records 2006 Moving Too Fast Tanga Records 2006 MTV Gate2Ibiza 2006 TBA 2006 My MTV Toolroom Trax 2006 My MTV Royal Flush Records 2006 My MTV Toolroom Trax 2006 OXA House Parade 2006 Oxa 2006 Oxa House Parade 2006 TBA 2006 Positiva Past & Present EMI Music (France) 2006 Prepare For The Night Le Bien Et Le Mal 2006 Sex & House (Vol. 4) Magnifique Music 2006 Sex & House (Vol. 5) Magnifique Music 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Data Records 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Data Records 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Spinnin' Records 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Data Records 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Data Records 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Absolute Sound 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Ministry Of Sound (Australia) 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Ultra Records 2006 Street Paradise 2006 Magnifique Music 2006 Summer Sampler 2006 Boss 2006 Summer Sessions 2006 Milk & Sugar Recordings 2006 The Mix Summer 2006 Hed Kandi Records 2006 Valley Of House Big Love 2006 Yes (Ian Carey Remixes) Hed Kandi Records 2006 You Came Into My Life Ma Jolie Musique 2006 You Came Into My Life Not On Label 2006 Big City TBA 2007 DJ Set Volume 46 Global Net Records 2007 Funktion Recordings Digital Mix Funktion Recordings 2007 House Passion 3 Atlantis Records (Italy) 2007 Hypnotized Hed Kandi Records 2007 Kontor - Top Of The Clubs Vol.34 Kontor Records 2007 Kontor - Top Of The Clubs Vol.35 Kontor Records 2007 Lautundspitz Volume Two TBA 2007 Love Won't Wait Remixes GFAB Records 2007 Miami WMC Sampler Housesession Records 2007 Rejection Defected 2007 Rejection (The Club Remixes) Mixture Stereophonic 2007 Rejection (The Club Remixes) Mixture Stereophonic 2007 Remix Edition Vol. 1 ZooGroove Records 2007 Shine Hed Kandi Records 2007 Shine Spinnin' Records 2007 Shine Hed Kandi Records 2007 Someone Like Me Oxyd Records 2007 Straight Up Sound Division 2007 The Disco Boys - Volume 7 Kontor Records 2007 The Mix: Summer 2007 Hed Kandi Records 2007 Tycoon 6 Pack Vol. 17 Tycoon Records 2007 Ultra.Weekend 3 Ultra Records 2007 Production: Got To Release Defected 2004 Give Up The Funk Elan Bleu Recordings 2005 House On Fire TBA 2005 Shapeshifters Pr House Grooves New State Recordings 2005 Friday Night Vendetta Records 2006 Ibiza Summer Edition Kick Fresh Recordings 2006 Love Won't Wait Net's Work International 2007 Co-production: Crazy Elan Records 2005 Appears On: Montebello Groove Vinylicious Moving On Oxyd Records 2000 Rise AM:PM 2000 Rise 541 2000 Deep Inside Your Love Elan Records 2001 Faith Vol. 1 Clockwork Recordings UK 2001 I Don't Know House Tempo 2001 If I Had A Choice Tommy Boy Silver Label 2001 If I Had A Choice Spinnin' Records 2001 Renaissance - The Masters Series Renaissance 2001 Rise Ocean Trax 2001 Set Me Free Elan Records 2001 Indian Summer Black Vinyl Records 2002 Let The Sunshine In Elan Records 2002 Hotel Arena Tonight Black Hole Recordings 2003 3 AM Defected 2004 Afrodynamix Houseworks 2004 Defected ITH - Eivissa '04 (Part 2) ITH Records 2004 Disco Inferno Session Recordings 2004 Got To Release Defected 2004 Gotta Have No Label 2004 Gotta Have (Remixes) Houseworks Model Edition 2004 I Don't Know Elan Records 2004 Now I'm Free Egoiste 2004 Spandex Net's Work International 2004 Spandex Spinnin' Records 2004 Be My Friend Data Records 2005 Do It 2 Nite Spinnin' Records 2005 High Again (High On Emotion) Manifesto 2005 If You Should Ever Be Lonely Code Red Recordings 2005 Los Mejores Deejay's Del Mundo El Dance Recordings 2005 Soul Soothing Sunshine Net's Work International 2005 The Mix 2006 Hed Kandi Records 2005 The Weekend (Ian Carey Remixes) Spinnin' Records 2005 2007 Future Hits Wagram 2006 Be My Friend Data Records 2006 Be My Friend Data Records 2006 Clubbers Guide 2006 Ministry Of Sound 2006 I Can't Get Enough Data Records 2006 I Can't Get Enough Rise 2006 Ibiza Summer Edition Kick Fresh Recordings 2006 Jetsetter Loaded Records 2006 Jetsetter Loaded Records 2006 Most Precious Love Defected 2006 Most Precious Love Defected 2006 Moving Too Fast Data Records 2006 Moving Too Fast Net's Work International 2006 Moving Too Fast WEA International Inc. 2006 Sampler 2007.1 Legato Records 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Data Records 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Spinnin' Records 2006 Somebody's Watching Me Big Star Records 2006 Sunshine Vendetta Records 2006 The Flavour The Vibe Moist Music 2006 The Vibe World Club Music 2006 Them & Me & You Litmus Recordings 2006 You Came Into My Life Spinnin' Records 2006 Amnesia Festival: Live In Moscow World Club Music 2007 Baby Baby Universal Music (Sweden) 2007 Baby Baby Universal Music TV 2007 Bounce, Shake, Move, Stop! Positiva 2007 I Can't Get Enough disco:wax 2007 I Can't Get Enough Vale Music 2007 Love Won't Wait GFAB Records 2007 Love Won't Wait Vector Records 2007 Love Won't Wait Net's Work International 2007 Love Won't Wait Kontor Records 2007 Love Won't Wait Remixes GFAB Records 2007 Rejection Vendetta Records 2007 Rejection Defected 2007 Rejection D:vision Records 2007 Shine Hed Kandi Records 2007 Shine Sound Of Urban 2007 Unreleased Remixes EP GFAB Records 2007 V De Vendetta Records V:2 Vendetta Records 2007