A club kid in Paris in the early 00s and inspired by great artists of the time Dan Ghenacia, Ivan Smagghe, Ricardo Villalobos and Luciano, Djebali was ultimately drawn into life, first gracing the decks of a club in 2001. Since then he has evolved into an accomplished house producer, launching his self-titled imprint in 2011 and making his Circoloco debut on the Terrace at DC10 Ibiza.
Developing a taste for deep and groovy house, Djebali cut his teeth at some of the finest hangouts in Paris, making numerous appearances at Rex Club and holding a residency at Freak n’Chic’s Batofar parties between 2008 and 2010. Further afield, Djebali has brought his bounce and charisma to the likes of (how do u say dead) Bar25, Space Red Box Ibiza, KamaKama, Harry klein Vertigo Costa Rica, Gipsy Moscow, alongside influential names including Seth Troxler, Tania Vulcano, Visionquest and Christian Burkhardt.
On the production front, Djebali caught the attention of none other than Jay Haze. Totally charmed by Djebali’s warm and fluid style, his first EP ‘Fanfare’ was released on Jay’s label Tuning Spork in 2008. Releases on Freak n’Chic followed, the inaugural label of quality Parisian house talent, delivering his 4 track ‘LAX EP’ to wide critical acclaim. With ‘Sorry, I Missed The Sky’, Djebali further cemented his signature smooth, organic house sound.
2011 saw the launch of ( djebali ), a limited vinyl series of only his music, produced, arranged and mixed exclusively on analogue gears. The first two releases received support from the likes of Jimpster, Burnski, Kate Simko and Sebo K, while the third release, comprising of two deeply hypnotic tracks, is just about to drop. On the remix front, with noteworthy labels like Monique Musique and Nordik Net already under his belt, Djebali has a number of forthcoming releases on Turquoise Blue and Limonada, as well as a rework for Inland Knights on Homecoming Music.
2012 looks set then to be another exciting year for Djebali, and what better way to kick things off than New Year’s Day with Circoloco, as he heads to Ibiza to rock DC10 once again.
10-Dec Djebali @ Dedicada, Comedy Club Paris (FR)
19-Dec Djebali @ 48h of Bass Culture, Le Pompon Paris (FR)
1 - Retrac - Lost Myself - Djebali lower east side remix - Indigo Raw
2 - Superlongevity - Perlon
3 - Phil weeks - Every day all day - robsoul
4 - Djebali - leggy brain - CDR
5 - Soulmate - Set fire to my feet - Chez damier set fire mix)
6 - Fine Squad - To ourselves - Djebali route66 remix - 9 AM
7 - De Signer - Suicide girl - Crazy P remix - Hot creation
8 - Deepshape - Atami - Maya Jane Coles remixes - Overall music
9 - Sishi Rosh - Back to 92 - Djebali club delight remix - Digital Delight
10 - Shonky - Le velour Ep - Real tone