Dance music, one could easily argue, has never known better days.
Technology becoming widely available and affordable means that
electronic music production is demanding less sweat and blood,
hence becoming a straightforward process anyone can have a go at.
Well, one could easily be wrong: less sweat, sure; not as much
blood, perhaps. But it still, probably more than ever before,
requires a decent doze of that beat-making X Factor: the Boom
Factor, if you like.
Ivan Klass is a good example for someone who’s been blessed with
that special gift. Having gathered hands-on experience in every
aspect of the international dance music industry over the past two
decades, Klass has enough Boom Factor to tear the roof off any
major club around the world - and so his music does exactly that.
Previously compared to the likes of Deep Dish, Stonebridge, Zero 7
and Digitalism, Klass’s work has included collaborations with main
players like USURA, Alex Party and Livin’ Joy amongst many others,
as well as numerous digital downloads chart-topping solo projects.
Originally from the inspired canals of Venice, Italy, Klass's journey
into dance music supremacy has begun in 1988, when he got oh-so-
hooked on Chicago House music. It was not long before he
started experimenting with making those magic beats himself, a
path he decided to explore all the way by achieving academic
degrees in various related areas such as sound design,
programming and audio engineering.
Following a much expected move to London in the early 90’s, Klass
has enhanced his production career whilst establishing Sharkarts
enterprises - a label, Publishing and Distribution company and home
to the uber-successful compilation series ‘Café de Ibiza’.