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I grew up to the records of my parents: Hendrix, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa. At the age of twelve playing the drums entered my life and I would spend hours playing to my idols – from jazz to rock. Later I discovered the dancefloor and met with Rap, Funk Disco, House and finally with different Styles of Minimalhouse and Techno I’ve been spinning in clubs since over 10 years now. What keeps me going are the magic moments on the dancefloor and all the small stories surrounding the party. I like to freak out, to lose ground together with friends, to flow with the Music. Foolish, eccentric and always with a waggish style – nevertheless soulful.
And then there are the Vinyls that could be Pop too, that trigger euphoria. Keep it Sexy and let it shine Disco. It all happens intuitively, I like to surprise the crowd and myself. The feeling for the moment let’s it all be there. A good party should end when the public and the DJ embrace each other.
Over 4 Years Sacha Winkler alias Kalabrese was the Drummer of the Zurich Hip Hop-Group Sendak. They recorded 2 Longplayers and have been toured all around Switzerland. Since 1997 Sacha Winkler is spinning as Kalabrese. His funky euphoric sets are an indispensable part of Zurich nightlife. 2001 he had had a much recognized debut as producer with the 12” Airolo. Following the legendary ping-pong set together with Ricardo Villalobos at the Vision in 2002, “Kiss the sun” was added to the sampler of the same festival the following year. Mid February of this year Kalabrese released his first title on Perlon, and the labels #37 has become a runner: the first 1800 copies of „Chicken Fried Rice“were sold out in short time. The 12’is a kind of tribute to a Thai-Food-Deliver-Service from his hometown. The tunes are relaxed, sexy, funky. Fragile voices versus massive bassmelodies. Kalabrese only sings because he didn’t find a singer yet. The guy at Perlon hope, that he’ll never find one.
1995: EP with Sendak EP (Xtra-Rec.)
1996: LP Sendak with Sendak (X-tra Rec.)
1997: LP Moving On with Sendak (MV)
2001: Kalabrese Debut12’: Airolo, (Stattmusik Rec.)
2003: 1 Track: Kiss The Sun to the Vision-Sampler (MV Rec.)
2003: 1 Track: Nightrain for the Swiss-Electronique 03-Sampler
2004: Chicken Fried Rice 12’ (Perlon 37, Neuton)
Kalabrese [dj] at run presents: Kalabrese after party 02.09.2006