DJ Antoine live at Pahlazzo in Germany (2013)
|Born||23 June 1975|
|Genres||Electro, House, Progressive House, Electro House, Hip house|
|DJ, record producer|
|Tom Dice, Mad Mark, Patrick Alavi, Jay Sean, Timati|
Antoine Konrad (born 23 June 1975 in Sissach, Basel-Landschaft), better known as DJ Antoine, is a Swiss house, electro DJ and producer, from Basel, Switzerland. He has a number of successful single and album releases in Western Europe, in particular Switzerland and France.
His career officially took off in 1995, when he opened his club, House Café, in the city of Basel. This club was a benchmark for the progress of the musical scene in Basel and its cult-parties are still in fond memories. After a short trip into the Swiss hip hop scene, DJ Antoine quickly switched genre. In 1998, he released his first album "DJ Antoine - The Pumpin' House Mix". In 2001, his album "Houseworks 1" won him his first gold award. After that, things started to move very fast. To this day, DJ Antoine has published just over 50 albums, strongly establishing himself in the music and clubbing scene. Since 2003 he has been hosting his own weekly radio show, which is broadcast by radio stations all over the world.
In 2006, DJ Antoine achieved international breakthrough with the album "DJ Antoine - Live in Moscow" and the single "This Time". Ever since, he has been a highly demanded act in popular and trendy clubs all over the world. Gigs in New York, Chicago, Miami, Montreal, Moscow, Dubai, Bangkok, Oslo, Vienna and Cairo have turned into a regular but exciting part of his everyday life. Acknowledging his international success, All Around The World Records, the electronic music label owned by Universal Music UK, Blanco y Negro Spain, Happy Music France, EMI Music South Africa, Ultra Records USA and Kontor Records Germany signed the single "This Time" in 2009.
He has won many awards in recent years. In 2001 he won the Ericsson Dance Music Award for the best and "most successful artist of the year 2000" in the category "House / UK Garage / Progressive House". In 2008, DJ Antoine created a stir with his sociocritical album "DJ Antoine -Stop!", on which he openly spoke out against juvenile violence, calling for more civil courage. In spring 2009, the record was priced with the Swiss Music Award for "Best National Dance Album". The following year, he defended that title with his CD "DJ Antoine - 2009", receiving the Swiss Prix Walo for the work. In 2010 he achieved his biggest success in Switzerland so far: For his album "DJ Antoine - 2010" he was awarded with a platinum record. This platinum record was also nominated for this year Swiss Music Award in the category "Best Album Dance National".
In the studio DJ Antoine works with his long-time business partner Fabio Antoniali also known as Mad Mark. Well-known musicians such as Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy, Pitbull, Cyndi Lauper, Robin S., Roberto Blanco and Ivana Trump have had their tracks exclusively remixed by the two artists. In 2010, DJ Antoine produced songs for Timati, Snoop Dogg, DJ Smash and Bob Sinclar. That same year, house legend Mr. Mike joined the team as a vocalist, also accompanying the DJ to selected performances.
Another highlight of his career is now the first collaboration with Timati and Kalenna for the hit single "Welcome to St. Tropez", which was released in Germany and Austria by the dance label Kontor Records.
Labels like Maurice Lacroix, Perrier-Jouët ,,Belle Epoque" champagne and the Swiss custom tailor SuitArt have all worked with him. For VIP-Events, DJ Antoine has collaborated with companies such as Sony Ericsson, Campari, Moonlight, Edo Popken, Chrysler, Dodge, Maybach, Cadillac, Moët Hennessy, J. Lindeberg, Paco Rabanne and the German TV station Pro7.
Alongside his work as a DJ, Antoine Konrad manages his own production and booking companies Global Productions GmbH and Global Bookings. For his VIP-Events, he regularly tries to create extensive and individual concepts, in tune with the clients' and guests' needs and wishes. His exclusive event concepts want to represent lifestyle and luxury and seek to inspire his guests. His team currently consists of ten employees, based in Switzerland. Antoine has sold over 1,000,000 CDs, and runs his own labels, Houseworks and Egoïste. He has gained popularity all over Europe and overseas in Canada and the United States.