OPTICK (FWD AGENCY)
It all started in '94 when he discovered that he could entertain his class mates by playing the music he loved. His music career from that moment started to go in the right direction. In 96' as he was 16 years old, he started his own radio show, on Radio 21 in his home town, Miercurea Ciuc. Optick also established a residency in the biggest club in the region. In 2000 after finishing the army service, he moved to Bucharest where he got the job he always dreamed of, working in the main Radio 21 station. Coming to Bucharest resulted in the discovery of his true passion, playing house music. Soon he developed the idea of promoting house music on a radio show, called Obsession. The show became very popular across the country in a short period of time. Radio 21 gave him the opportunity to meet lots of foreign DJs. Eventually he invited them to play for his show. Artists like Paco Osuna, Lee Buridge, Corvin Dalek, Tommy Serano and Azzido Da Bass have all appeared as guests during his airtime. Doing warm ups for big names that played in Romania was a result of his hard work and dedication. He had the pleasure of playing with Tommy Serano and Azzido da Bass, Lee Buridge in Colours Club in 2001, Misja Helsloot [Nl] and Marc Van Dale [Nl] on 2 big events Amsterdam Zone Party in 2002, James Zabiela and Jan Carbon in La Mania Club in 2002, Satoshi Tomiie in 2002, John Creamer and Lee Buridge in 2003 Hysteria Party, warm-up for Omid 16B La Motor Club in Mamaia in 2004, and many more. Since 2000 he performed in the most prestigious clubs in Romania getting a very good feedback from the crowds. In 2004 after the Nights.ro Awards he was voted as one of the top 5 DJs in Romania. In 2001 he started his residency at the biggest outdoor house event in Romania - Liberty Parade [www.libertyparade.com playing each year in front of 20.000 people The guest in 2003 was the US Chris Fortier and in 2004 Marco Bailey. Since last year he started hosting the radio show Nextlevel [www.nextlevel.ro], where he once again promoted for his love of house house music. He hosted many international DJs and also local Romanian up and coming artists. Since last year Optick approached music production starting with some remixes for Romanian artists Miki, Gica Petrescu, Activ and Voltaj. Due to the success of the 2 remixes he did with the help of his friend Avi, for the Romanian band Voltaj - Eu cu mine, the Roton label decided to put them on the album CD and Vinyl. Nowadays, he spends a lot of time producing original material, hoping to succeed in launching his first single and album this summer. That does not come in the way of his very busy DJ traveling all over Romania on gigs every weekend.
PAGAL (FWD AGENCY)
Pagal is at the moment one of the most prolific and appreciated Romanian DJ’s considerably contributing to the local clubbing movement and electronic music stage.Borned in Bucharest on 19th 1978 Motoc Andrei Radu felt attracted to music even since he was in high-school , when he used to frequently visit Budapest for participating at rock music concerts. Enthusiastic and rebel young man, Pagal even joined a rock band, as a bass guitar player, opening shortly a tattoo shop together with a friend.
Short time after, while he was doing the PR for Zerillo’s Club, Pagal started to discover electronic music, followed in 1999-2000 by his debut as a DJ.He had his first residences in Web Club, Karma and Club Bizar in Constanta.The summer of 2000 finds Pagal at the mixing desk in clubs like La Mania and Club 21.Gathering more and more experience, between autumn 2000 to 2003, Pagal gets residences in all the after-hours clubs in Bucharest. In 2001, Pagal takes part at the In Deep and Dance Days organized at the seaside in 1st of May’s period.
Very soon after this he obtains Residences in Oxxo, Celentano Beach and other beaches in Mamaia.In the same year,Pagal becomes a resident at the parties organized by Il Divino Club, Space and after-hours at MCM and Colours Club.2002 finds Pagal involved in promoting and organizing the events in Voodoo Club. During the summer he is resident at Kudos Beach Mamaia. Being in a full ascend as a DJ, Pagal takes part at all the Liberty Parade events being both the trucks and on the stage where he played for a 10 000 people audience.
Having a very-well known name on the stage, Pagal takes part at all the parties organized by the brand The Mission playing for hundreds of clubbers and also at Studio Martin. At the Nights.ro Awards’ second edition (the awards given for the activities in the electronic music industry in Romania) Pagal is voted second best DJ.In the same year he plays in clubs in Amsterdam and Sicily. Good pals with the top dj James Lavelle he is reminded and gets official thanks in the brochure attached on the Global Underground #26 CD (December 2003). The artist’s performances and mixing skills get clearly improved, his notoriety making so that the party and residency offers to considerably increase.
Unforgettable parties follow at Kristal Summer Club and La Mania and after-hours at Kogal and Kudos. At the Nights Awards for that year Pagal is placed 3rd.2005 is full of surprises for Pagal as he performs at Kecel Festival in Hungary and Space Club Belgium. From 2004 until the current days Pagal’s notoriety and quality of the performances raised very much, invitations from clubs in the country getting more and more. The successful recipe for after-hours also brought Pagal the “Best DJ” award in 2006 at the Nights.ro Awards, for his activity during the previous year.
His visit card reunites successful parties and events where he performed with some world known and appreciated artists like: Nick Warren, Lee Burridge, James Lavelle, Steve Lawler, Deep Dish, Hernan Cataneo, Dave Seaman, Anthony Papa, Hybrid, Chris Fortier, Layo and Bushwacka.
Talking about production, Pagal made a remix for the Romanian hip-hop band’s Parazitii track “Violent”.Bringing into discussion the artist’s newest project, he remixes a track named ”Scream” signed by N-EatGroove and Rocca appeared at Bogdan Popoiag’s (UNU’) label, “Mutralina”.