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Mason (band)

Mason is the stage name of the Dutch music producer duo Iason Chronis (born 17 January 1980) and Coen Berrier (born 17 April 1979). They had a number one on the UK Dance Chart in 2007 with their track Exceeder. Exceeder had originally been an instrumental and had received a vinyl only release in the UK in 2006. The new version of the track, Perfect (Exceeder) featured vocals from Princess Superstar and reached number 3 on the national British chart in January 2007. The number was a big hit in The Netherlands as well. Mason has been very popular with Ministry of Sound featuring on many of their annual compilations.

Mason has released music on numerous electronic music labels, such as Great Stuff Recordings, and Pickadoll Music, and remixed artists such as Moby, Robyn and Gabriella Cilmi. In 2008 they launched their own label 'Animal Language'. In 2011 the duo released their debut album 'They Are Among Us', which featured collaborations with Roisin Murphy, DMC, Sam Sparro, Kurtis Blow and Aqualung. They also had chart success in Holland and Belgium with their song 'Runaway', which was a modern version of Runaway by Eruption

Biography

Mason consists of the producers Iason Chronis and Coen Berrier. They perform their live show together, but Iason Chronis is the DJ face of the duo.

Iason Chronis was born in Amsterdam to a Dutch actress and Greek sculptor. He began learning the violin at age 6. In 1987, he sang in the 8th version of the Kinderen voor Kinderen choir, and would continue to do so until the 12th version in 1991. In his teens, he practiced DJing using his grandmother's turntables. At a later age, he took a four-year course in Music Composition and Performance, for which he received an award from the Dutch Royal Family. He uses his violin skills during his DJ-sets. During his tour with Tiësto in 2004, he played the violin during a live performance of Lethal Industry.

Coen Berrier has been a singer and guitar player in numerous bands throughout his teens, and was also responsible for "Husan" by Bhangra Knights, which reached number 7 in the UK pop charts in 2005. Berrier and Chronis met at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, where they formed the temporary pop act Systex.

Mason plays live shows as well as dj sets, and performed at Sensation White, Dance Valley, Nature One, Creamfields, Global Gathering and many clubs and festivals around the world.

Discography

Albums

  • Mason presents: Animal Language Refurbished (Animal Language 2012)
  • Mason – They Are Among Us (Animal Language 2011)
  • Mason presents Animal Language (DJ Mag covermount CD) (Mag 2010)
  • The Amsterdam Tapes vol.1 (Newstate 2008)
  • 5 Years Electronation (NEWS 2007)
  • Top Of The Clubs 34 mixed by Mason (Kontor 2007)

Singles

  • Bass Friend (Cheap Thrills 2012)
  • Get It Together (Fools Gold 2012)
  • Doorman / Scaramouche (Animal Language 2012)
  • Animat (Spinnin' Records 2012)
  • Solarium feat. Marcos Valle (Ego / Hysterical 2012)
  • The Kickoff / Chihuahua (Animal Language 2012)
  • Superimposer (Animal Language 2012)
  • Le Big Bob (Animal Language 2012)
  • Little Angel feat. Aqualung (Animal Language 2011)
  • Boadicea feat. Roisin Murphy (Animal Language 2011)
  • Runaway (Ministry Of Sound Australia 2011)
  • Runaway / Let’s Get Ferretic (Animal Language 2010)
  • You Are Not Alone (Animal Language 2010)
  • Corrected feat. DMC & Sam Sparro (Animal Language / Ministry Of Sound 2010)
  • Syncom / The Badger (Animal Language 2010)
  • Ignite / Who Killed Trance (Animal Language 2009)
  • Artex / Intimate Expresse (Pickadoll 2009)
  • At The Hippo Bar / Affra (Animal Language 2009)
  • Frontrow Chemistry / Capibara (Animal Language 2009)
  • The Ridge (Oliver Koletzki remix) (Great Stuff 2009)
  • The Amsterdam Tape (Blanco Y Negro 2009)
  • Kippschwinger / Amsterdam Tape (Animal Language 2009)
  • The Ridge (Great Stuff 2008)
  • Bermuda Triangle (Ego 2008)
  • Quarter (Great Stuff / Vendetta / Sound Division 2007)
  • Wheb Farners Attack (Malente) (Unique 2008)
  • The Screetch (Great Stuff 2007)
  • Perfect (Exceeder) (Ministry Of Sound / Sony BMG 2007)
  • The Benedict Files (Aleph 2006)
  • Bigboy Exercises (Middle Of The Road 2006)
  • Exceeder (Great Stuff 2006)
  • Exceeder / Follow Me (Middle Of The Road 2006)
  • The Screetch (Middle Of The Road 2005)
  • Helikopter EP (Electrix 2004)

Remixes

  • Sharam Jey – Put Ya! (Mason Remix) (Disco Fisco 2012)
  • Petite Noir - Till We Ghosts (Mason Remix) (Bad Life 2012)
  • Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas - Steve Jobs (Mason Remix) (Dim Mak / Ultra 2012)
  • Nobody Beats The Drum - Blood On My Hands (Mason's Na Na Na Na Remix) (Basserk 2012)
  • Disco Of Doom – Alice Cooper (Mason’s Schools Out Rework) (Discobelle Records 2011)
  • Zoo Brazil – Tear The Club Up (Mason Remix) (Refune 2011)
  • Jesse Rose – Non Stop (Mason Remix) (Made To Play 2011)
  • Nelsen Grover - Awake (Mason Remix) (Animal Language 2010)
  • Glenn Morrison – Tokyo Cries (Mason’s Smallroom Mix) (Blackhole 2011)
  • Evil Nine – Stay Up (Mason remix) (Gung-ho 2010)
  • JCA & TAI – Yalla Yalla (Mason remix) (Great Stuff 2010)
  • Rex The Dog – Prototype (Mason’s Animal Language mix) (Hundahaus 2009)
  • Tommy Trash – Stay Close (Mason mix) (Ministry Of Sound Aus. 2009)
  • Martin Solveig – One 2 3 Four (Mason’s Dark Disco Mix) (Mixture 2009)
  • Moby – Im In Love (Mason’s Glowsticks-Mix) (Mute 2008)
  • Robyn – Cobrastyle (Mason Vocal / Dub mix) (Konichua 2008)
  • Gabriella Cilmi – Save The Lies (Mason Vocal / Dub mix) (Warner 2008)
  • Hadouken – Declaration Of War (Mason Vocal / Dub mix) (Atlantic 2008)
  • Noisia – Gutterpump (Mason Remix) (Skint 2008)
  • AKA the Junkies – Konijntje (Mason Remix) (Magnetron Music 2008)
  • DJ DLG – XESS (Mason Remix) (Pickadoll 2007)
  • Mazi & Duriez – This Is Not A Follow Up (Mason Remix) (Brique Rouge 2007)
  • Freeform Five – No More Conversations (Mason Remix) (Universal 2007)
  • Unknown – Style Attract Play (Mason Remix) (Factory 2007)
  • Groove Rebels – Breakpoint (Mason Remix) (Hammerskjoeld / Media 2007)
  • Unknown – Breathe (Mason Remix) (Boss/ Ministry of Sound 2007)
  • Don Diablo - Blow your speakers (Mason Remix) (Ministry of Sound 2007)
  • Cygnus X – The Orange Theme (Terry Toner & Mason remix) (Be Yourself Music 2007)
  • Kid Dusty – Constant Rising (Mason Remix) (Python 2007)
  • The Age Of Steam - Disco Mafia (Mason Remix) (CR2 2006)
  • Joseph Armani presents Corkscrew – Elbow (Mason Remix) (Craft Music 2006)
  • Ordinary Boys – Lonely At The Top (Mason Remix) (B-Unique 2006)
  • Patrick Alavi – Quiet Punk (Mason Remix) (King Kong 2006)
  • Beatfreakz – Superfreak (Mason Remix) (Data / Ministry of Sound 2006)
  • Crime Club – The Beast (Mason Remix (Tiger Records / Kontor 2006)
  • Monoloop - Hypersentual Love (Mason Remix) (Sugaspin 2006)
  • Loft 17 - So Ready (Mason Remix) (Molto 2006)
  • Don Diablo - Never 2 Late to die (Mason Remix) (Sellout Sessions 2006)
  • Malente - Revolution (Mason Remix) (Unique 2006)
  • Don Diablo - Blow your speakers (Mason Remix) (Sellout Sessions 2005)

External links

  • http://www.discogs.com/artist/Mason
  • http://www.dj-mason.com/
  • http://www.myspace.com/musicofmason
  • Mason's manager -
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