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Anyone who maintains a profile at the level and length of time Aydin has is truly world class. He has an ability to adapt his style, to stay relevant without compromising his sound. A true house don! Mark Knight, Toolroom.
ATFC’s picture hangs in the House Music Hall of Fame. OK, so it’s on a rusty nail in the toilet under the stairs at the end of the hall, but the point is that it’s there; a proud testament to one man’s ability to both devastate dance-floors with his explosive, peak-time sets and deliver sickeningly slick productions at an awe-inspiring rate.
This heavyweight of House was born to Anglo-Turkish parents who immediately named him Aydin Hasirci; Ottoman Turkish for “He who blends 2 records skilfully, is a purveyor of slammin’ yet soulful house music whilst simultaneously being a master at whipping up a delicious Spaghetti Carbonara”. Longwinded yes, aspirational most certainly but also quite a burden to lay on a newborn baby. Happily though the young Aydin blossomed into exactly what his parents had prophesised and now occupies a unique position within the occasionally rich and often beautiful world of dance music.
I’ve been playing Aydin’s tracks for a long time and he never disappoints! He’s constantly evolving and giving sure fire dance floor anthems as well as crossover hits. On top of that, he’s a nice bloke too! Roger Sanchez
The complications surrounding the young Aydin’s name didn’t end here though. Deciding he needed a more instantly recognisable moniker to carry him through what was destined to be a lengthy embrace of the 4/4 beat, the juggernaught known as Aydin the Funki Chile – or more succinctly ATFC – was set into motion.
Several years, some children, a shed-load of singles and more than a few adoring fans later – 80% of which are, naturally, female – ATFC is one of those rare things within the dance music community; an established, successful name the mention of which doesn’t have the haters screaming ‘Sell out!’ from the rooftops or start to maliciously plot his downfall. Three UK Top 40 hits, Beatport and Traxsource No.1’s and Pete Tong describing one of your tracks as “verging on genius” do not come without substance to back-up the unquestionable style, although the last in this list can allegedly be encouraged with a few glasses of Babysham and a back massage. In fact, the Radio 1 selector must have been heavy plied with both these luxuries, as in January ’09 ATFC was handed the keys to world’s biggest stage with his very own essential mix, resulting in raised fists and weak knees around the world.
Don’t think for one second however that he’s just some kind of studio geek, locked away from the outside world, listening to the same four bars of music thousands of times before spewing forth an eruption of magma-hot house music. Ok, he is like that, but he’s also pretty comfortable behind the digital ones and twos, belting out tunes to thousands of smiling faces and stomping feet. In his time he’s rocked Global Gathering UK, Dance Valley, Holland, Zoukfest, Kuala Lumpur and Summadayze Australia, not to mention regularly dropping bombs at Pacha, Ibiza; no mean feat when you consider the airspace above Ibiza Town is deemed a no-fly-zone for all but the most dashing pilots.
ATFC does dance music how I like it the best. Always classy, with a good punch, yet soulful. He´s one of the only guys nowadays who can handle a good vocal… I´m a fan! Mousse T
I’ve been playing Aydin’s tracks for a long time and he never disappoints! He’s constantly evolving and giving sure fire dance floor anthems as well as crossover hits. On top of that, he\’s a nice bloke too! Roger Sanchez
Aydin is the kind of guy who stays true and genuine to his own sound and never tries to follow a trend or search for fake fame or success. The kind who is fighting for his own strong conviction. A real house music lover Bob Sinclar
I’ve played Aydin’s records for the last 15 years. He always has the groove and delivers the bombs! Plus he’s a top bloke. Nic Fanciulli
When we started The Cube Guys project, ATFC was one of world class producers in terms of quality and sound. When we finally met personally we realized that he’s a real Old Skool super funny guy with a superb upfront vision of what true House Music is! The Cube Guys
ATFC is not a football team, in fact it’s one man who stands alone in his quest for keeping the funk alive & kickin and he’s been doing so for over a decade. He is Aydin The Funki Chile! Seamus Haji, Big Love.
ATFC is not a football team, in fact it’s one man who stands alone in his quest for keeping the funk alive & kickin and he’s been doing so for over a decade. He is Aydin The Funki Chile! Hector Romero -Def Mix
I was fan of ATFC before I met him so when we had the chance to work together it was amazing. We are now working on more productions that I can´t wait to finish! Recently, Aydin used my talent when he had a hip replacement so now that he is good, he wants to kick my ass…mothafucker David Penn
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