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Better known by his stage name The Magician, Belgian DJ and producer Stephan Fasano, will be at Zorlu PSM Main Theater on September 15th!
Belgian DJ and producer Stephen Fasano left Aeroplane in 2010 and decided to continue his music career as a solo artist. Half Italian Fasano was born in the late 70s, and spent his childhood in a poor industrial area of Belgium, listening to his father’s collection of pop and disco music. Grew up listening to very popular pop singers like ABBA, Supertramp, Michael Jackson and Giorgio Moroder, Fasano began to be interested in music after his uncle left him his italo-disco music recordings.
In 2004, he met Vito de Luca, who owned a record shop, the duo got along with each other because of their mutual music tastes and decided to collaborate. In 2007, they formed Aeroplane and instantly got recognition. In 2010, before releasing the album “We Can’t Fly” they travelled around the world and performed. Not long after, Fasano decided to take the road solo and continued his journey with his project “The Magician”.
Initially finding fame through his monthly series of free download mixes, filled with rare Italo-disco nuggets which he named "Magic Tapes," he released his debut EP, Twist, on Kitsuné in collaboration with Yuksek as Peter & the Magician. Another EP, Memory, and the single "I Don't Know What to Do" followed. He came to much wider attention with his hugely popular remixes of pop acts like Lykke Li, Chromeo, Clean Bandit, and Wolf Gang, and in 2013 was signed to Parlophone. His debut single for the label was "When the Night Is Over," which entered the Top 30 in Belgium, but it was his next, 2014's "Sunlight," which gave him his first big hit as a headliner. Featuring vocalist Olly Alexander of British electro-pop trio Years & Years, the summery, infectious single went to number seven in both the Belgian and the U.K. charts. The same year, he founded a digital label, Potion, named after his club night of the same name. "Together" and "Shy" followed as singles in 2015 and 2016. He signed with Sony in 2017, the year Julian Perretta teamed up with him for "Tied Up."