DJ Sebas Arcabascio is becoming more + more noticed for his talent of mixing various genres of music together. His collection of 19 mix sets has used over 48 different DJ's + spanned over 10 various styles or genres of music.
Sebastian Anthony Arcabascio, also known as DJ Sebas Arcabascio was born on August 17th, 1972 in Southeastern Michigan. The youngest of three brothers, His oldest brother Mike Arcabascio died after only being born for two weeks due to a weak lung. The next to be born was Mike Arcabascio named after his older brother in memory. Vito Arcabascio + Antonina Arcabascio were both born in Sicily, Italy.
His true luv is 'Trance without a doubt” says Arcabascio...He quotes as saying “It just does something 2 me”…. Well whatever it is that it does we all can see it’s evident in his mixes.
In late 1998 at the age of 26 a close friend gave Arcabascio a cd that would forever change his view of music + life forever. The cd was ‘Tranceport’ + the artist was Paul Oakenfold. After listening to that cd Arcabascio wanted to explore + learn more about Electronic music + the art of mixing.
In early 1999 he started mixing various genres of music via CDJ mixing software [Sonic Foundry]. He soon realized by mixing various DJ sets together from various genres of music that he could create a unique genre of music.
In the summer of 2000 he went to Europe for two months to study Architecture, while in Europe he was exposed to European Techno Music + Discotech Clubs for the first time. The two months he spent in Europe would become invaluable + become the foundation for his style of mixing.
His early influences were from such DJ’s as: Armin Van Buuren • The Chemical Brothers • Franky Bones • John Digweed • Paul Oakenfold • Paul Van Dyk • Pete Tong • Seb Fontaine • A young Tiesto + Underworld. Without a doubt, his ear for taking so many styles of music, Trance, Progressive Trance, House, Deep House, 2 Step, UK Garage and NY Dance, to name a few, has made his sets requested on radio stations in Europe. It's only been 4 years; we can't wait to hear what's next!
To continue learning + exploring new artist + genres of music…As long as I luv music I’ll continue making CDs for my fans + myself….If the luv doesn’t fade then neither will my desire…..
My dream job would be a Radio DJ or promoter of music + artist….I know that I have an ear for music + talent, but my strength’s aren’t in live mixing per say, but more in the recording phase, editing tracks or re-mixing a track. I love exploring + discovering new upcoming talent + defining different variations of genres of music…
To keep doing what I luv to do on my spare time….That would be listening to new music, finding new artist, researching new equipment + staying humble yet determined in my goal of someday doing this for a living….I live music without a doubt, I want to be evolved in some aspect with either a famous DJ, Record Label , Radio Station or Annual Event to say I have made my dreams come true!
• Armin Van Buuren
• Bad Boy Bill
• Basement Jaxx
• Cass + Slide
• Chemical Brothers
• Dave Ralph
• David Forbes
• Erick Morillo
• Franky Bones
• George Acosta
• Ian Van Dah
• John Digweed
• Josh “The Funky 1”
• Kennith Thomas
• Layo + Bushwacka
• Mark Farina
• Misstress Barbara
• Paul Oakenfold
• Paul Van Dyk
• Pete Tong
• Rui Da Silva
• Sander Kleinenberg
• Sasha + Digweed
• Seb Fontain
• Erotic - 1999 [Trance]
• Set Me Free - 2000 [Trance]
• Awaken Me - 2000 [Trance]
• Alpha + Omega - 2000 [Trance + House]
• Korean Symbols - 2001 [Trance + House + 2 Step]
• Timeless - 2001 [Trance + House + 2 Step]
• Jump Start - 2002 [Trance + House + NY Dance]
• Fluid - 2002 [Trance + House + NY Dance]
• Equilibrium - 2002 [House + Deep House + Electronica]
• Cum Ful Circle - 2003 [Trance + Deep House + Electronica]
• Euphoria - 2003 [Trance + Deep House + Progressive]
• Surreal - 2003 [Trance + Deep House + Progressive]
• Back 2 Basics - 2003 [Trance + Deep House]
• Respect - 2003 [Tech House + Trance + NY Dance]
• Promo CD - 2003 [Various Genres]
• Deutschland - 2004 [Trance]
AFFILIATIONS + RADIO STATIONS CURRENTLY BEING PLAYED ON:
DJ Sebas creates all of his mix sets + CDs, via CDJ midi interface + Sonic Foundry Acid 4.0. He also designs his own CD covers using Adobe Photoshop. How he creates his mixes is somewhat unique. He starts by listening to various DJ sets varying from Genre to Genre, most of the time he likes to use about 3 or 4 different DJs on his mixes.
After listening to about 20 to 30 sets ranging from 1hr to 1.5hrs each. He then cuts out the segments [Using Cool Edit 2000] from each set that he feels he connected with; they sometimes average about 5min to 8min each. After all the splices are cut he then takes them into Sonic Foundry Acid 4.0 and put all of them together to make one complete set.
In all in he has created 16 mix sets and used over 48 different DJs and mixed together: Trance . Progressive Trance + House . House . Deep House . UK Garage . 2 Step . NY Dance . Electronica + Tech House . Funky House.