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“I am a producer who DJs, or a DJ who produces. Never been 100% clear on that one…”
Conan’s turntable and production journey started by playing Hip Hop, Electro, Disco and Soul in the early 1980s, but in 1987 he heard the classic 80’s gem by Ten City, “That’s the way love is”. This resulted in him fully embracing House music as his foremost genre.
Conan’s first release landed in 1993 under the alter ego “Logue”, followed by several exclusive white labels under the same pseudonym. In 1998 the light started to shine much brighter for Conan Liquid, releasing his first major hit under the name of O.S.O.T.A entitled “Sunny’s Theme” which was signed to New York House giants Strictly Rhythm.
In 1999 Conan joined forces with Dan Smith of Danism fame and formed Liquid People. Conan continued with his solo projects in the studio and behind the turntables but put most of his time into the soon to be massive “Liquid People” outfit.
Conan has captivated dancefloors across the world with his solo and Liquid People projects which have been championed by the best in the business including Masters at Work, Todd Terry, Pete Tong, DJ Spen, Frankie Knuckles and Tony Humphries to name just a few. With an extremely impressive discography featuring tracks on many major House labels including Tropical Disco, Big Love, MN2s, Defected Records, Strictly Rhythm, Z Records, Africanism and Catch 22.
Conan has also remixed tracks for many artists including Radiohead, Talk Talk, Blondie, Grace Jones, Talking Heads, Todd Terry, Dave Lee and Tears for Fears.
Recent releases have been endorsed by the likes of Kenny Dope, Louie Vega, Todd Terry, DJ Spen, Dave Lee and many other major artists and DJs.
Crates Motel Records is an outlet for his own tracks, re-edits and remixes covering multiple genres including House, Disco, New Wave, Hip Hop, Reggae, Boogie and Soul with his Period Authentic Mixes and Reel to Reel Re Re Re Edits.
As much as he has rubbed shoulders with some of the world’s most famous, he is most in his element behind the mixing desk or turntables entertaining the masses. After over 30 years as a professional DJ and a producer he has played on pretty much every continent and continues to play all over the world.
Only a few DJ/Producers can say they have remained at the top of their scene for over 3 decades. This man can.
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a song by English pop rock band Tears for Fears. It was written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, and Chris Hughes and produced by Hughes. The song was first released on 18 March 1985 by Phonogram, Mercury, and Vertigo Records as the third single from the band’s second album, Songs from the Big Chair (1985). “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a new wave and synth-pop song with lyrics that detail the desire humans have for control and power and centre on themes of corruption.
Music critics praised “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” in their retrospective reviews, with some including the song in their respective decade lists. It is regarded as the group’s signature song, along with “Shout” (1984). It garnered success on charts internationally, peaking at number two in Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom and at number one in Canada, New Zealand, and on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was certified gold by both Music Canada (MC) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
Nigel Dick directed the music video, which received promotion from MTV. It shows bassist Curt Smith (who sings lead vocal) driving an antique Austin-Healey 3000 sports car around Southern California intercut with shots of the band performing the song in a studio. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. The group re-recorded the song as a charity single for the Sport Aid campaign. New Zealand singer Lorde recorded a cover of the song, which was included in the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).