Biography

Since 1996, Dirk Swartenbroekx (Belgium) is making funky records under the name of Buscemi, one of his favorite actors. His style is deep. Difficult to categorise: you can here elements of bossa, jazz, house, brazilian grooves, afrobeat, balkan, drum ‘n bass en dub… Dancemusic with a warm feel is maybe the best description of the sound of Buscemi. Buscemi has released till now… 7 full solo-albums (Mocha Supremo, Our Girl in Havana, Camino Real, Retro Nuevo, In Situ, Nite People and Sol y Suave), 2 albums with Italian pianoplayer and composer Michel Bisceglia (Jazz Works – for the famous Blue Note label, Vertov Luomo con La Macchina da Presa) and one album with the Italian Singer Rocco Granata (Rocco Con Buscemi). Also there were 2 jazz-compilations he did for Blue Note, one mix album he did for Ministry Of Sound together with Kenny Dope Gonzalez of Masters At Work (Ritmo De Bacardi), one mix album with Squadra Bossa (Welcome to the Party) and one double album with remixes he did for artists worldwide (Late Nite Reworks Vol 1). Also there is a 3cd-compilation released in 2013 (Club Sodade) with Buscemi's greatest hits. Buscemi’s skill at turning his hand to basically anything is born out by the way he manages to combine a wide range of musical styles. Buscemi’s groove is worldwide acknowledged and his fame as remixer too. The man produced already more then 75 mixes, he reworked tracks for bands as Madredeus, Suba, Nicola Conte and Calexico.Dirk Swartenbroekx still explores his exquisite worldwide taste for beautiful girls (as seen on his record sleeves) and additional warm music. He is now much in demand as DJ (eclectic, warm and deep stylee! – afro, bossa, house, deephouse, electro, balkan beats, dub, drum ‘n bass, hits!…), but can also be booked as a complete live-band with his act Squadra Bossa. Succesfull dj- and live-gigs took place in more than 30 countries. (Canada, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Turkey, Switzerland, Romania, Malta, Italia, Ireland, Israel, VS, South-Africa, Denmark, Germany, England, Hungary, Finland, France, Mexico, Japan, China…)

Main Live DJ Dates:
>>> Austria: Club Meirei – Flex – Passage – Leopold Club (Vienna)>>> Argentina: Bossa Ball tournaments in Buenos Aires and MAr del Plata>>> Belgium: Rock Werchter – I Love Techno – Axion Beack Rock – Ten Days Off – Pukkelpop – Dour Festival – Food – Le Botanique – Vooruit – Dranouter – Lokerse Feesten – Gent Jazz Festival – Marktrock – Leffingeleure…>>> China: Bar Rouge (Shangai) – World Expo (Shangai)>>> Canada: Montreal Jazz Festival – Fez (Toronto)>>> Denmark: Club Rust (Kopenhagen)>>> Finland: Sokos Club (Helsinki)>>> France: Le Batofar (Paris) – L’Aeroneff (Lille) – Palais De Tokyo (Paris)>>> Germany: Popkomm (Koln) – Moffat Cafe (Munchen) – Ministry of Sound Tour (Isle of Sylt, Frankfurt) – Kino International (Berlin)>>> Hungary: La Citadella (Budapest) – TV Tower (Pecs)>>> Ireland: Ultralounge Club (Dublin)>>> Israel: Tamarz Lounge (Tel Aviv)>>> Italy: Ex Deposito Locomotive (Palermo) – Akab (Rome) – Nabilah (Napoli)>>> Japan:La Fabrique (Tokio)>>> Malta: Hilton Hotel (Portomaso St Julians)>>> Mexico: Exteresa Festival (Mexico) – Ixtapa (MTV Latin America) – Aca Sound Fest (Acapulco)>>> Namibia: Club London (Windhoek)>>> Portugal: Fragil (Lisbon)>>> Romania: Transylvanian Film Festival (Cluj Napoca)>>> Russia: Cafe Roset (Moscow) – Soho Lounge (Moscow)>>> Serbia: Refract Festival 2005 (Belgrade)>>> Spain: Asparragus Festival (La Coruna) – Jerez de la Frontera (Club) – Barcelona (La Paloma) – Salamanca (City Festival)>>> South Africa: Oppikoppi Festival (Pretoria)>>> Switzerland: Montreux Jazz Festival>>> Thailand: Bed and Supper Club (Bangkok) – Hilton hotel (Bangkok)>>> Tjech Republic: Akropolis (Prague)>>> Turkey: Club Babylon (Istanbul)>>> The Netherlands: Nighttown (Rotterdam) – Lowlands Festival – Beurs van Berlage (Amsterdam) – Melkweg (Amsterdam) – Tivoli (Utrecht) – 013 (Tilburg)>>> UK: The Crypt (London)>>> USA: Artscape Festival 2005 (Baltimore) – 18th Street Lounge 2008 (Washington) – Burning Man Festival 2006 (Black Rock Desert)

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