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Davide Carbone - S:amplify

DAVIDE CARBONE

Davide Carbone has been at the forefront of Australia’s electronic music scene since the late eighties. After winning an ARIA for best Australian Dance Release as part of Future Sound of Melbourne and playing at the iconic Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Davide relocated to England where he settled down and launched his own imprint BS1 Records.

Continuing on with successful releases, Davide wrote music for the BBC, Virgin, Discovery Channel, Samsung and more. Davide also composed the entire soundtrack for Get Amped 2, an MMO with twenty million registered users. As an artist Davide has worked on projects involving Sting, Kylie Minogue, Josh Wink, Moby and Carl Cox.

Davide now resides in Australia and runs samplify alongside Josh Abrahams as well as the music production institute School of Synthesis. Davide has composed for clients in the ilk of Ford and the Royal Australian Navy and wrote several finales for the Sydney New Years Eve fireworks show broadcast to one billion people across the world.

Davide also designed Carbon Electra, an award winning synthesiser featuring presets from several of the worlds top artists. He has recently been nominated for two APRA Music and Screen Awards.

JOSH ABRAHAMS

When it comes to music, Josh Abrahams has done it all. He’s created world renowned underground dance-floor fillers, written and produced international chart-topping hits (The Sunscreen Song, Addicted To Bass, Lovesong), composed and produced for both Hollywood and local film soundtracks (Moulin Rouge, One Perfect Day, Woody, One Last ride), and composed and produced for television (More Than A Game, Food For Life, twentysomething). He has worked alongside such artists as Carl Cox, Vanessa Amorosi, Kylie Minogue, Holly Valance and Russell Morris, and remixed hits for Guy Sebastian, John Farnham, Icehouse, Baz Luhrmann and TISM. Along the way Josh has amassed silver, gold and platinum albums, three APRA awards, an Independent Film award, and an AWARD award.

As a DJ Josh has played to crowds of thousands at some of Australia’s biggest music festivals, as well as to exclusive club crowds in New York. He has been musical director for theatre shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in the Spiegeltent in New York. In the field of television commercials Josh has worked on campaigns for Mars, LG, Portmans, Saab, and Vodafone to name a few.

In 2009 Josh teamed up with Davide Carbone to form s:amplify.

JAMES HEWSON

James is a sound designer, editor, drummer and producer who’s been working at s:amplify as our in-house young gun. He studied at Melbourne’s School of Synthesis and has worked on several projects including the sound design for ‘Robot Circus’ up and coming ‘Ticket to Earth’ video game. He has a natural ear and is very technically minded.

BRETT ROSENBERG

Arranger, composer, keyboardist, producer, Minties addict. Brett is a multi-award winning film composer.

His most celebrated score is for the feature film Half Light, starring Demi Moore, recorded at London’s Air Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, which was highly acclaimed, eventually earning Brett the Best New Composer award from the International Film Music Critics Association.

SHAUN KEYT

Shaun Keyt has spent the last two decades immersed in music composition and sound production. As viridian, he has released electronic music worldwide for over twenty years. Shaun has also been engaged as Composer and Sound Designer on numerous projects over many years. In these roles, he has combined his training in classical piano and and music theory with the skills of music production.

JUANITA TIMPANARO

Juanita Timpanaro is a singer, voice artist and song writer. She has co-written and performed TVC’s for Baileys, Portmans as well as providing vocals for other adverts such as Target. Juanita provides Top lines for DJ’s around the globe and written her own original compositions. Juanita’s voice has a distinct throaty, resonating roar, iced with a quirky, sweet vibrato.

LACHLAN DAVIDSON

Completing A.Mus.A on Saxophone in 1979, Lachlan graduated with distinction from The Victorian College of the Arts in 1983.

Performing solos with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, lead Alto sax with The Australian art Orchestra and the Daryl Mckenzie Big-band and many T.V. (Dancing With The Stars – all seasons) and concert performances (Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, John Farnham) also on many C.D’s and films.

EDEN ALTMAN

Eden Altman is a professional session guitarist, singer, composer and producer. He has been a frequent touring guitarist for Opiuo and Spoonbill and many others. Eden has composed television themes for popular free to air programs including Good Chef Bad Chef, The Car Show, The Boat Show, Ford 4 Life, Secret Meat Business and Miguel’s Tropical Kitchen.

MARTY LUBRAN

Early member of Hunters & Collectors. Marty Lubran is a player, co-producer and composer for television and Australian feature film soundtracks, including Love and Other Catastrophes and The Castle. His playing has featured on 3 number 1 charting Australian albums. He currently performs with Melbourne band The Vaudeville Smash.

CARL COX

Is there a more iconic, recognisable and successful DJ on the planet?

Carl Cox spends most of each year touring the globe, performing as one of the world’s top DJ’s. He spends a few months of each year in Melbourne, and during that time he is often in working with us at Samplify, writing his own music, creating top shelf remixes for world class artists, and writing the occasional screen soundtrack.

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