SUPERCHUMBO aka Tome Stephan
Nervous is excited to do an event at System, the sound is incredible there!!!!
We have SUPERCHUMBO aka Tom Stephan out for the event with a warm up set from Ace Alvarez.
Celeda will also be doing a Live PA.
Anthony Lamont will be hosting and the Nervous dancers will be in full effect!!!
The world’s first intro to Superchumbo was nothing less than an uprising. “The Revolution” first burst through club speakers in 2001, bringing with it a battlecry for a new generation of sonic soldiers: “It’s time for the revolution,” sang Victoria Wilson- James. “Get down on your knees.”
With that simple lyric – plus a sexy new sound that encompassed percussive wallops, globular synths, a respect for house traditions, and a dark sensibility that bordered on industrial – the dance world had a hit, and a new “it”-producer.
It became quite clear quite quickly, however, that Tom Stephan, the New York native/London resident behind Superchumbo (or “super-leaded” in Portuguese – yes, as in gasoline), was more than just one track, or one sound. The consummate music lover, sonic explorer, and dedicated DJ has continually evolved in the years since “Revolution,” seeking out new sounds, remixing superstars, and playing around the globe, all while building on the foundation he first laid down as a punter in the after-hours clubs of New York: Groove, sex, and always more than a bit of darkness.
Tom was a student at the London International Film School in 1991 when a night out during a visit home landed him on Junior Vasquez’s dance floor at the legendary Sound Factory. “I had never heard music like this before; sounds like DJ Pierre, Cajmere, X Press 2. It was all new to me and I became a househead overnight,” he says. “I still pick up the things that resonate with me around the world and put them through my New York filter: The soul of the sound I love is there”
Bolstered by support from Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, and Pete Tong (who named it the “Track of the Year”), “The Revolution” kick-started both Tom’s production and DJ-ing career. He took residencies at Substation and Crash, and hatched his own night, Roach, at Turnmills. Now, the in-demand DJ travels the world and is a regular at venues like Ministry of Sound in London, Pacha in NYC, Amnesia in Ibiza, and ageHa in Tokyo.
By 2002, Tom had already collected enough stellar material for a best-of: “Get The Lead Out: The Best of Superchumbo,” which also provided a roadmap of what he had dubbed the “lead-head” sound. That flinty groove got a full-time home when Tom launched his own label, ChumboMundo. Although primarily a home for Tom’s productions, the imprint has also released material from like minded producers like Tokyo’s Toru S, Chicago’s Lex Da Funk, and Holland’s Fierce Ruling Diva.
“Wowie Zowie,” Tom’s debut artist album for Twisted (2005), sounded like the soundtrack to a haunted nightclub circus. It featured collaborations with sex kitten Samantha Fox and club personality Alan T, and bore big-room hits like “Irresistible,” “This Beat Is,” and “Dirtyfilthy.” Mixed compilation “Let’s Go Chumbo!” (2007) went down a road more minimalist and metallic, showing the artist’s broadening tastes. And in 2008, Tom indulged his flare for the theatrical on “Asseteria: Live From New York,” a compilation inspired by the Sunday night/Monday morning party of the same name, featuring a full cast of costumed go-go girls and gender-benders.
Tom’s latest originals – “Turn That Shit Up” (for Southern Fried) and “Lights Out” (with Pete Gleadall for Nervous) – reflect his newest inspirations: the electro sound of the UK and the new Dutch sound. “It’s got a sexy Latin feel on the bottom and tons of squeaky electro energy on the top, and it’s structured in a very fast paced way,” he says. “That’s what I love about it.”
Tom also has a unique ability to layer underground sounds over unexpected material in a way that makes seamless sense. His now-classic remix of Missy Elliot’s “Get Your Freak On” kept the smoldering funk of the original but injected a dose of grimy dancefloor energy. His resume also includes re-rubs of Goldfrapp, Pet Shop Boys, and Kylie Minogue. Forthcoming takes on high-profile, of-the-moment releases – Major Lazer’s “Keep It Going Louder”, the renowned track “Great Dj” by the Ting Tings and Gossip’s “Heavy Cross” – show him manipulating staccato pop and Beth Ditto’s Joplin-esque wale into perfectly jerky, funky bites that keep the unique vibes of the originals while adding his own.
From Queens, New York , Jonathan "Ace" Alvarez became an aspiring House DJ and Producer. Growing up in New York, Ace was surrounded by a diverse culture of music of such as hip hop, dance, and latin music that infused A creativity which led young Ace to where he is musically today.
Roots inspired by an Argentine family and culture, latin music was always an integral part of his house hold and lifestyle in general. Going out in the Club scene of NYC in the late 90's , was an experience that would later shape the musical foundation for Ace Alvarez. Tunnel, Exit, Discotheque,Sound Factory, Roxy, and Twilo were among the dance floors that inspired the hunger to learn more about the sound and culture of music.
In 2009, Ace Alvarez hit the scene rocking out parties in Trendy hot spots in New York.Not only spinning the parties, but also coordinating and promoting the successful events. Now Ace has become a house hold name among the NY House scene spinning in New York/New Jersey hot spots such as Revelry, Pure, Red, Dream, Kantera, Roam, Silk and the Harrahs Pool in Atlantic City. And among legendary New York City clubs such as Arena's Asseteria and the famous Pacha NYC.As Well As Miami's Popular Venues Mekka And The Ice Palace (Karu & Y) And Currently Holding His Residency At NY Hot Spot Liquid Vibe.
His unique energetic and intense sets brings a tribal latin infused atmosphere. This has created a buzz in the local after-hours house scene.With Alvarez's tech house and tribal latin rhythm, he's able to fill the dance floor. "Watching the crowd dance to my music and having a great time gives me a feeling of euphoria."
While in the booth, Ace's style provides us with an intense and relentless vibe, contributing with his unique DJ style and sound. Outside of the booth he is as humble and down to earth as they come, just like the rest of us he really enjoys a great party, hitting the dance floor and bar with his fellow peers.
He has played alongside international superstar DJ's and producers such as Deadmau5,Chriss Vargas,Peter Bailey & Richie Santana. Releasing episodes on his Abduction Podcast (available on iTunes), creating Re-edits and remixes of the hottest track's out, and learning the production side of the business, the Kid from Queens seems to have a promising future.