Sonny Fodera and The Manuel Portio: Keeping it in the SAE EMP family


22 Jul 2014

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Sonny Fodera and The Manuel Portio: Keeping it in the SAE EMP family

22 Jul 2014

Since graduating from the Electronic Music Production course at SAE Adelaide, Sonny Fodera has become one of the top House Music producers of his generation.

He’s released EPs on some of the hottest labels including Defected, Salted and Drop Music and played worldwide in some of the biggest clubs including Ministry of Sound as well as residencies in Ibiza and runs a successful record label, Beatdown Music.

Sonny’s lecturer, Adrian Whalland continues to teach EMP in Adelaide and is one half of The Manuel Portio along with another SAE EMP lecturer Joshua Pathon. The duo have just released an EP titled “Collection” on Sonny’s label Beatdown.

“It’s been incredible watching the rise of Sonny from this talented young kid to the producer he’s become today, he really backed himself to take it to the next level. The best part about my job as an EMP lecturer is the people I meet and Sonny is no exception, it’s great to know I might have helped him in some small way on his journey,” says Adrian.

“It’s an absolute trip to now be signing my music to his record label. The response to the release has been excellent and that is in no small way due to Sonny backing the release in”

Traxsource included the EP at No-3 in their Hype chart alongside name such as Dusky, Defected and Louie Vega. 

The EP is available now exclusive to Traxsource:

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