Sonny Wharton in KL, 20th May
COMO by TREC in Kuala Lumpur and Art Xtreme Medie present Sonny Wharton (Whartone Records/UK) on Friday May 20.
Sonny Wharton is a British house and techno DJ and record producer. In addition to his solo career Wharton has launched the record label Whartone Records which features a range of house music Djs and producers.
Sonny Wharton was born in mid-Wales, where he was encouraged to explore music by his father Alex Wharton. Alex Wharton performed in the singing duo the Most Brothers and later went on to produce the band The Moody Blues' first record “'Go Now'” scoring a No. 1 UK single and a No. 10 US hit in early 1965. Sonny's early dance music influences have been cited as Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim and X-Press 2 alongside live acts such as The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers. Wharton's debut release as a producer came in 2007 with the release of Meat-Cake which saw him collaborate with fellow producer Super Style Deluxe. Meat-Cake was released by The Payback Project label. Following support from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong and Roger Sanchez, Wharton has worked on remixes for other artists of varying genres, including Fatboy Slim, Utah Saints and X-Press 2.
As a DJ Sonny won a DJ Mag mix-tape competition for Renaissance. The award afforded him a chance to present sets in the Ibiza nightclub Amnesia. He was subsequently given a weekly residency at Manumission held at Privilege Ibiza (the world's largest nightclub), where he belonged to the island's large British dance contingent. This initial exposure in the Ibiza scene has led Wharton to play shows at other club venues such as Pacha, Space and Ministy of Sound in London alongside Armand van Helden for the club's 22nd birthday. Fatboy Slim endorsed Wharton as his “producer of the year” and included Sonny as a key support act on his sold out 'Eat Sleep Rave Repeat' UK Tour alongside Riva Starr. A regular on the festival circuit, Wharton has performed at events such as V Festival, Global Gathering and The Isle Of Wight Festival. Wharton's largest event to date was The Berlin
Love Parade where he played to a crowd of over a million people. Sonny has featured on three guest mixes for BBC Radio 1, following the support of Annie Nightingale. His music has featured on Channel 5's The Gadget Show television programme E4 Misfits (TV series) and MTV.
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