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Stevie Fitz has had a passion for music since he can remember. From an early age, he was blessed with the ability to appreciate the many different varieties of music available to the ear. He would listen and appreciate a tune for what it was no matter the genre, a policy he still adopts to this day.Stevie feels that his two music-loving sisters were a huge influence during his upbringing, exposing him to the sounds of The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Armatrading and The Cure (to name just a few). He can still hear Radio One's Mark Goodyear resonating from their bedroom, counting down the Top 40 singles on a Sunday afternoon when Mark first began hosting the infamous show. And it was during this time that Stevie started to focus on one particular sound from all of the different sounds in the music he had been exposed to, the electronic sound of the synthesizer. Bands such as Depeche Mode, A-Ha, Gary Numan, Japan, The Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, Visage and Eurhythmics gracing the airwaves with their big electronic synth sounds were music to his ears.Whilst at secondary school he began to show his musical flare, mastering the trombone and having a play with keyboards and drums whenever he got the chance. But it was when Stevie left school, he found the road to electronic heaven in the form of local nightspot The Inn on the Park (affectionately known as "The Pav") that regularly played host to Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Parkes & Wilson and John Kelly who graced the turntables of the 1500 capacity club during the early 90s.Mesmerized by the mixing talents of these DJs and the music they were playing, he invested in a pair of 1200s spending all of his spare time improving his DJing skills. It was not long before he was playing in various clubs around the island, including Raffles Dance City and The Venue, warming up for various guest DJ's including Mike Cosford, Tom Wainwright and Trevor Rockliffe. A trip to Thailand at the end of 1996 for three months saw him land a residency at "Sante Fe" on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, playing four times a week to a full house which in turn led to a guest slots at the Backyard Club and infamous Full Moon Parties on Koh Phangan.Already, the idea of producing tunes was firmly embedded in his mind and it was not long after returning from Thailand he began investing in equipment for his home based studio. Stevie soon began composing music and learning the various ins and outs of music production.In November 2001, he secured his first exclusive licencing agreement with Japanese publishers Toryumon under the alias B.O.L.T. He went on to secure many more licencing agreements with Toryumon under various solo and collaborative aliases including Tech House Project, The Loop Rebels, Ear 4 Vision, Stefano Kerami and C.O.U. Muzik, all of which had music licenced for either digital download, ringtones, website promotion or corporateadvert ising.The collaboration with long time friends Sasha Le Monnier and James Leaman who make up the C.O.U. Muzik collective have also had signings with top digital labels Source of Gravity Digital, Gravitation, Bellarine, Ascension, Pangea, LuPS, Nightshade Music, Segment Records, Uxmal Records and Fiberlineaudio with remix work coming their way from various DJ/producers including Matt Rowan, Jeff Devas, Sean McClellan (KVK), Tim Mills, Darin Epsilon, Matias Popoff, Native, Jacco @ Work, Nosmo v Kris B, Maxi Valvona, The Chrono Logic and Lemonchill.As well as this, he continues to have success in his own right with original releases on the mighty Rebeat, InsomniaFM Abstracts, USB Digital, USB X-Files Records, LuPS, Fever Sound Records, Endemic Digital, Planet Ghost Music, Ear Time Records and Xport Music together with remixes for Stan Kolev, H@K, Simon Firth, Hibrid, Adamzmix, The High Rollers, Ivo Nikolov & Kris V, George Goldman & Vivian Lady and DJ Denise & Loryn already under his ever growing belt.

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