CURTIS GABRIEL (GB)
It was a chance find of a Richer Sounds catalogue on the floor of his hometown of Sheffield that kick-started the DJ journey of a 12 year old Curtis Gabriel. After winning around his parents who had never seen him so passionate about a hobby, Curtis’s music soon became the only extra- curricular activity he needed. Practising after school every day for a year, Curtis landed his first gig at a popular bar in Leeds (sinking back down to earth with a bump the next day with double maths in the morning!). Fast forward to 2015 and Curtis, with the help of a gift from his late grandfather, operates a slick studio set up and has enjoyed his first taste of international success this summer. His first Traxsource overall Chart #1 hit was his remix of ‘song of the season’ Sweet Female Attitude’s ‘Flowers’; a collaboration with industry golden girl, Defected resident Sam Divine, which has fast become a defining track of Ibiza 2015, with the mighty All Around The World Recordings. Since bursting onto the scene in mid 2014, Curtis has racked up releases with respected underground labels including Simma Black, Xylo, Love Harder, Glyph and CR2, of which ‘If You Can’ (originally signed to D-Vine Sounds) featured on their Ibiza 2015 Compilation.
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