Sunday 23rd Oct, 2016

A club kid in Paris in the early 00s and inspired by great artists of the time Dan Ghenacia, Ivan Smagghe, Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano, Djebali was ultimately drawn into life, first gracing the decks of a club in 2001. Since then he has evolved into an accomplished house producer, launching his self-titled imprint in 2011 and making his Circoloco debut on the Terrace at DC10 Ibiza.

Developing a taste for deep and groovy house, Djebali cut his teeth at some of the finest hangouts in Paris, first backed by Terence:Terry: at the hyped After Party Is Not A Crime nights, before making numerous appearances at Rex Club and holding a residency at the Freak n’Chic Batofar parties between 2008 and 2010. Further afield, Djebali has brought his bounce and charisma to the likes of the forever legendary Bar25, Circoloco DC10, Space Ibiza, Harry Klein, Sankeys, Vertigo Costa Rica, Gipsy Moscow… alongside influential names including Seth Troxler, Tania Vulcano, Visionquest and Christian Burkhardt.

On the production front, Djebali caught the attention of none other than Jay Haze. Totally charmed by Djebali’s warm and fluid style, his first EP ‘Fanfare’ was released on Jay’s label Tuning Spork in 2008. Releases on Freak n’Chic followed, the inaugural label of quality Parisian house talent, delivering his 4 track ‘LAX EP’ to wide critical acclaim. With ‘Sorry, I Missed The Sky’, Djebali further cemented his signature smooth, organic house sound.

2011 saw the launch of ( djebali ), a limited vinyl series of only his music, produced, arranged and mixed exclusively on analogue gears. Currently on release 07, the independent creative outlet can boast this is house music as fresh as it comes, hot from the studio straight onto ( djebali ) wax. Also appearing as a remixer for Jozif on Culprit LA and Inland Knights for Homecoming Music, there’s reworks to look forward to later this year for Jef K’s Silver Network, Politics of Dancing and Turquoise Blue.

Pushing the scene forward in his hometown, Djebali has brought the likes of The Mole, Premiesku, dOP, Maayan Nidam and Bill Patrick to Paris for his residency party Ideal Juice at Social Club, with more to come including the highly talented Martinez Bros. As always he continues as an international player with gigs taking him as far afield as Womb Tokyo to Kazantip, whilst summer 2013 will see Djebali relocating once again to the White Isle, sure to be found at his beloved DC10 Ibiza.

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