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DJ Icey

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DJ Icey (born Eddie Pappa), once referred to as the “King of Funky Breaks” (Mixmag April 1998) is the multi platinum Moonshine Records recording artist responsible for defining Funky Breaks and Florida Breaks.

Born and raised in Florida, DJ Icey first got interested in music in his teens. He was especially fond of early 1980s new wave synth pop, industrial, and hip-hop music. The boom in club music during the late 1980s hooked him and when he began DJing early in the 1990s, he usually played out acid house and funky breaks. He gained his first residency at The Edge a large club in Orlando, Florida, where he is also credited with getting The Chemical Brothers their first US show on July 4, 1993.

Beginnings

Icey states that as a child he was mesmerized by electronic music ever since hearing the synthesizer breakdown on The Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein”. “My mom had that album and I would play that middle part over and over wondering how they made that sound,” Icey recounts. “I was little and thought it was so cool”. He went on to study ballet.

Rising to prominence out of the fertile Orlando, Florida electronic music scene, which has spawned such acts as AK 1200, Kimball Collins, Jimmy Van M, Chris Fortier, Jay Skinner and Baby Anne, Icey first cut his teeth at the legendary Edge nightclub in the mid-90s. When the Edge closed in 1996, DJ Icey hit the road and has continued to tour across the United States ever since.

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  • lordinfamous

    Escape <3 [2]

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • SoUnDWaVeS-

    Luv your style Icey, you rocked your live DJ set at Whiskey Bar, Portland, Oregon-2012!!!

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ctc0000

    icey and trashy used to battle here in B'ham!

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • SickFCUK

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    13 Feb 2010 Reply
  • RexRedwood

    Oh yeah, and "Rikkitikkitavirickeythedragonsteamboat!" :p

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • RexRedwood

    "I didn't know this girl, but she walked up like she knew me. She wrapped her arms around me and began to give it to me! I need you! I need you! I need you!" I'll never forget Icey complimenting me on my dancing at a club one night. That was the shiz :D

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • HARRYBALZONA069

    Why don't they have any tracks from Essential Elements: The Breaks Elements Best DJ Icey out there!!!

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
  • darksmiley_ver2

    really good I like this, some of the best I've heard in a while!

    7 Aug 2009 Reply
  • wiiL_rulez_d00d

    Escape <3

    10 Jul 2009 Reply
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    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • FinnishStardust

    Escape is the best! <3

    28 May 2009 Reply
  • dre110570

    Dj Icey Selections, Baught it at Uncle Sams in Miami Beach in 98, lost it to a friend. Got it again last year I will never loan it out again I have most of his cd's but selections is the best.

    26 Jan 2008 Reply
  • nitrusoxyde

    Joystick 4 Lyfe :D

    11 Jan 2008 Reply
  • DJYAHEL

    Totally unique sound. Let your body rock!

    9 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Twiz0r

    amazing artist...

    15 May 2007 Reply

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