DJ Pony is a DJ/Producer who’s been steering his own unique musical course for nearly 15 years now. His career began in 1998 when he co-founded Feel Good Productions (FGP) with partner-in-beats Julian Scanavino (aka Funky Farmer). At their Hillside HQ in rural Northwestern Italy they put on their first free “rave parties with a difference”. At these events they’d spin anything from funk to leftfield, reggae & dub to psy beats and “Asian mantra” to “Afro-rootz” in their own “organic-eclectic” style.
DJ Pony and Funky Farmer quickly established themselves on the international club circuit, promoting the Feel Good sound through their Funkadelica club nights and putting together compilations and releasing albums and EP’s that encapsulated and celebrated their own brand of ‘global electronica’ (see below for full list of releases).
All this work did not go unnoticed. In 2004 FGP won the Viva TV ‘Best International Act’ award and in 2007 DJ Pony was an award winner at MEI (Italian independent music meeting) in the alternative performance category for ‘Best Italian DJ Set’. In his own right he’s now a popular and regular DJ at Glastonbury (Shangri-La) and Boomtown Fair, as well as rocking Rainbow Serpent in Australia and the Winter Music Conference in Miami.
In 2010 Pony started the record label Green Queen Music with long-term collaborator Luca Gatti (aka Dr. Cat). Together they are already building up a respectable body of releases, helping define and hone their own unique musical philosophy (full release and label info at www.greenqueenmusic.com). Alongside this new enterprise he recently branched out with a new solo project under the moniker Pony Montana.
Whilst keeping faith with global vibes, more recently he’s turned his attention to vintage, electro and bass music that swings. And also, after a long hiatus, he’s revived Feel Good Productions with Funky Farmer and they are currently working on brand new material in the studio. Expect more news on that in 2016.
Pony is, and always will be, a celebrator of music rather than a promoter of any one style, so always expect the unexpected during his life-affirming, eclectic DJ sets, but be rest assured that it’ll always be worth shakin’ your tail feather to!
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