Monthly archives: September, 2010

Book – Stromae – Artist Management

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Paul van Haver, better known as Stromae is a singer-songwriter of Belgian-Rwandan origin. He has distinguished himself in both hip hop and electronic music. He first became famous with the song “Alors on danse” which remained at number one for several weeks in numerous countries throughout Europe.

He was born in Brussels to a Rwandan father, whom he only got to see three times in his life, and a Belgian mother. At the age of eleven Paul van Haver already showed an interest in music and attended ‘l’Académie Musicale de Jette’, where he studied music history and learned to play the drums.

In 2000 he appeared as a rapper called Opmaestro, though he later changed his stage name to Stromae (a syllablic inversion of “Maestro”, a practice called verlan). It was with this name that van Haver became successful.

 At the age of 18, he founded a rap group called “Suspicion”, along with rapper “J.E.D.I.” in Eichof. They produced the song and music video “Faut que t’arrête le Rap …”, though later, J.E.D.I. decided to leave the rap duo.

 In order to finance his private school education, van Haver worked part-time in the hospitality industry, but his school performance wasn’t up to standard. It was only later, when he registered at l’Institut National de Radioélectricité et Cinématographie, that he released his first album “Juste un cerveau, un flow, un fond et un mic…”.

 In 2008 he signed a 4-year record deal with “Because Music” and “Kilomaître”. In 2009 Paul worked a young trainee at the musical radio station NRJ in Brussels. Vincent Verbelen, Music Manager, was impressed by the talent of Stromae’s first single ‘Alors on danse’ and decided to air it for the first time on NRJ. The response from listeners was one of extreme enthusiasm and Stromae’s career was launched. Sales quickly rose to number one in Belgium in just a matter of weeks.

Vertigo Records, a label of Mercury Records France (Universal Music Group) signed him for a worldwide licensing deal soon after this.

By May 2010 the track Alors on danse had reached number one in France, the Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Romania and the Czech Republic.

On 2 September, a remix of his hit Alors on danse has been made by Kanye West and himself.

 Of his music and its influences he has said:” I was in a little group doing rap music. I thought that rather than copying the French sound, I ‘d focus on a more American style but give it a European spin. And then I rediscovered 90s Eurodance. For a long time we were ashamed of that sound but in fact there’s a lot to discover, it has its roots in everything from house to salsa. I also really admire Jacques Brel– he has been a huge influence on me– but also all sorts of other stuff, Cuban son, and the Congolese rumba which I heard as a child; that music rocked the whole of Africa.” The critic Molloy Woodcraft:” He combines 90s electro synths and beats with a laidback delivery to mesmeric effect.”.

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Book – DJ FINAGZ – Artist Management

Family Production Agency – Book DJ FINAGZ

Mixing & Scratching every genre of music from Rock,80’s, dancehall, pop,
electronic,mash-up’s, hip hop and anything in between is where Fingaz brings
heat. Consistantly amazing the masses with his versatility and dextrous DJ skills his
consistent performances in over 150 cities in 40 countries all over the globe have
proved just that. Tearing the dancefloor apart scratching, cutting and dropping
bombs that have everybody going crazy is what he does best!.
DJ FINGAZ provides everything needed to inject pure energy into your club event for
an unbelievably affordable price. DJ FINGAZ is now taking dates.
*Any event, any size, you can have Celebrity DJ- DJ FINGAZ there! He’s DJ’d
for and performed with some of the biggest A-List names in the music and
entertainment industry- XZIBIT, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, KRS-1, Snoop
Dogg Tyrese, Black Eyed Peas, Audrina Patridge, Ginuwine, Will
Smith, Z-Trip, Common, De La Soul, Game, Wu-Tang, The Roots and
so many more!.
DJ FINGAZ has Headlined at some of the hottest spots in over 40
countries all over the globe! such as….
Playboy Mansion (LA)
Club Bamboo (Bucharest, Romania)
Myhouse (Hollywood)
Kameleon (Budapest ,Hungary)
VIP Room (Paris, France)
Opera (Hollywood)
Le Zénith (Paris, France)
The Circus (Helsinki, Finland)
Rain @ Palms (Las Vegas)
The Joint @ Hard Rock (Las Vegas)
Stodoła (Warsaw, Poland)
CREAM (Montreal, Canada)
Harry O’s (Salt Lake City)
Stingeree (San Diego)
Les Docks (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Bikini (Barcelona, Spain)
Club ORANGE (Kula Lumpur, Malaysia)
La PALOMA (Barcelona, Spain)
The Palladium (Bilbo, Spain)
Club ZOO (Belgium)
Bozzini (Netherlands)
Future Primitive Sound (San Francisco)
Dance Delight (Tokyo, Japan)
Mountain Dew Ice Village (During the 2002 Winter Olympics) Salt Lake City
Urban Assault tour with Kurupt, Luniz, Tech N9ne (New Zealand, Australia)
Hip Hop al parque (Bogata, Columbia)
Soul Book (Tokyo, Japan)
Club Plush (Taipei, Taiwan)
Copacabana Club (Zurich, Switzerland)
Dance Factory (Dresden, Germany)
Club Mint (Taipei, Taiwan)
Club Centro (Auckland, New Zealand)
The Rocket (London)
Ministry of Funk (London)
Move Club (Dassau, Germany)
Taboo Club (Berlin, Germany)
Xtreamz (Bahrain, Middle East)
Dance Factory (Dresden, Germany)
Trap (London)
Prince’s Trust /Nokia Urban Music Fest. (London)
Catwalk Club (Barcelona, Spain)
Jamboree (Barcelona, Spain)
Plan B (Sydney, Australia)
Quest (gold coast Australia)
the Prince (Melbourne Australia)
and Many more!
Featured in the Press:
MTV (Taiwan)
MTV (US)
MTV (Germany)
Vibe
944
Skinnie
Source
Ryme
Urb
San Diego Union Tribune
Stealth (Australia)
HHC (London)
XXL
Trace
Launch.com
The Weekly
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
City Beat (Australia)
GQ (Taiwan)
Dance Delight (Japan)
YRB
Urban Timez
Additional Information
Featured in the video game SCARFACE avail. on Xbox & PS
SD Music Awards Winner “Best DJ” 2006
Lifeswork Music Awards Winner “Best DJ” 2009
Featured DJ on BET rap city The Basement
Official Tour DJ for XZIBIT

Mixing & Scratching every genre of music from Rock,80’s, dancehall, pop,

electronic,mash-up’s, hip hop and anything in between is where Fingaz brings

heat. Consistantly amazing the masses with his versatility and dextrous DJ skills his

consistent performances in over 150 cities in 40 countries all over the globe have

proved just that. Tearing the dancefloor apart scratching, cutting and dropping

bombs that have everybody going crazy is what he does best!.

DJ FINGAZ provides everything needed to inject pure energy into your club event for

an unbelievably affordable price. DJ FINGAZ is now taking dates.

*Any event, any size, you can have Celebrity DJ- DJ FINGAZ there! He’s DJ’d

for and performed with some of the biggest A-List names in the music and

entertainment industry- XZIBIT, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, KRS-1, Snoop

Dogg Tyrese, Black Eyed Peas, Audrina Patridge, Ginuwine, Will

Smith, Z-Trip, Common, De La Soul, Game, Wu-Tang, The Roots and

so many more!.

DJ FINGAZ has Headlined at some of the hottest spots in over 40

countries all over the globe! such as….

Playboy Mansion (LA)

Club Bamboo (Bucharest, Romania)

Myhouse (Hollywood)

Kameleon (Budapest ,Hungary)

VIP Room (Paris, France)

Opera (Hollywood)

Le Zénith (Paris, France)

The Circus (Helsinki, Finland)

Rain @ Palms (Las Vegas)

The Joint @ Hard Rock (Las Vegas)

Stodoła (Warsaw, Poland)

CREAM (Montreal, Canada)

Harry O’s (Salt Lake City)

Stingeree (San Diego)

Les Docks (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Bikini (Barcelona, Spain)

Club ORANGE (Kula Lumpur, Malaysia)

La PALOMA (Barcelona, Spain)

The Palladium (Bilbo, Spain)

Club ZOO (Belgium)

Bozzini (Netherlands)

Future Primitive Sound (San Francisco)

Dance Delight (Tokyo, Japan)

Mountain Dew Ice Village (During the 2002 Winter Olympics) Salt Lake City

Urban Assault tour with Kurupt, Luniz, Tech N9ne (New Zealand, Australia)

Hip Hop al parque (Bogata, Columbia)

Soul Book (Tokyo, Japan)

Club Plush (Taipei, Taiwan)

Copacabana Club (Zurich, Switzerland)

Dance Factory (Dresden, Germany)

Club Mint (Taipei, Taiwan)

Club Centro (Auckland, New Zealand)

The Rocket (London)

Ministry of Funk (London)

Move Club (Dassau, Germany)

Taboo Club (Berlin, Germany)

Xtreamz (Bahrain, Middle East)

Dance Factory (Dresden, Germany)

Trap (London)

Prince’s Trust /Nokia Urban Music Fest. (London)

Catwalk Club (Barcelona, Spain)

Jamboree (Barcelona, Spain)

Plan B (Sydney, Australia)

Quest (gold coast Australia)

the Prince (Melbourne Australia)

and Many more!

Featured in the Press:

MTV (Taiwan)

MTV (US)

MTV (Germany)

Vibe

944

Skinnie

Source

Ryme

Urb

San Diego Union Tribune

Stealth (Australia)

HHC (London)

XXL

Trace

Launch.com

The Weekly

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

City Beat (Australia)

GQ (Taiwan)

Dance Delight (Japan)

YRB

Urban Timez

Additional Information

Featured in the video game SCARFACE avail. on Xbox & PS

SD Music Awards Winner “Best DJ” 2006

Lifeswork Music Awards Winner “Best DJ” 2009

Featured DJ on BET rap city The Basement

Official Tour DJ for XZIBIT

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