Ian Carey. He is a multi-platinum artist and has won the top 10 multiple times around the world. He has sold millions of records in various formats. He has over 50 million views on YouTube. He has performed in over 50 countries, produced the greatest national anthem, and runs his own record company, GFAB Records. His records, record company associations and partners read like a VIP list for the Miami Winter Music Conference industry party. Ian Carey is a DJ with a rich heart.
Throughout the years, Ian Carey has been a legend in the global home furnishings industry.
Ian grew up in a small town in Maryland, USA; He is about a 2 hour drive from Washington, DC. He was exposed to music at a very young age because his father (RIP) was a live sound engineer and ran a sound reinforcement company. His father designed for bands like Kool and The Gang and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Also, his mother playing the guitar and singing are a hobby. When he was 7 years old, he already knew how to play the microphone on stage, and he traveled with his father during the summer holidays, traveling all over the United States from east to west. In high school, he played drums and even participated in the school’s military band.
Ian discovered dance music while in college. Already part of the graffiti creation scene in Baltimore, Maryland, he met hip-hop DJs who led him to his next passion. So he put down the spray can and bought some record players. He started playing as a DJ, mainly playing hip-hop. Later, he worked as a sales / purchasing representative at Music Liberated in Baltimore, where he was very familiar with home music.
His friend recommended the first setup from him. You bought a Pentium computer at
100MHz, Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler, E-mu Orbit, Planet Phat and Proteus 2000. From this, he produced his first vocal work (with Jason Papillon as soul provider) “Rise”. This is a cross-border hit and won a gold medal in the UK.
Soon after, Ian decided to move to Europe because it was closer and more convenient where dance music predominated. The rising sound of his iconic “trendy bass line” finally drove demand for his top-notch work, especially mixing. In a week, Ian celebrated 8 remixes at the Upfront Club Top 40 * in the UK.