Twice as Proper is a New York City underground techno events series. Craft & Shadi co-created the movement "Twice as Sweet" in 2007 which then became "Twice as Proper Sessions". With over 270 events it has been recognized in NYC and the international underground techno scene. 2020 marks the 13th year for the event series, and with quite an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings in venues across Manhattan, Brooklyn, nationally and abroad. There is a sense of community with excitement and different to expect from the events always maintaining the music at the highest quality. In 2010, Twice as Proper hosted 8 events in Playa del Carmen (Mexico) while keeping regular NYC events alive as always. 2011 was breakthrough for the two founders bringing tours in 5 countries, international radio shows, podcasts, music productions, TV coverage and interviews and recognition. Nowadays the event series is internationally recognized and focused on less frequent shows hosting larger event productions both in NYC and abroad showcasing top quality artists alongside outstanding local acts. 
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Born in NYC, Craft is an international techno producer and music composer based in Brooklyn with strong roots in Rome, Italy. He began DJing in NY in 1994 and producing original music in 1999. His discography now includes over 100 releases in vinyl and digital formats across 15 EP’s, 2 concept albums and countless remixes on over 40 labels based in a dozen countries. In 2014 he composed a musical score for a Mexican gangster movie contributing 4 theme tracks. In 2018 he produced music for a modern theatre production and performed it on tour in Abruzzo, Italy and other similar theatre shows around NYC.


Craft co-founded the NYC underground techno event series “Twice as Proper” in 2007 counting over 270+ events in warehouses, basements, rooftops and clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The series eventually extended to Detroit, Washington DC, Barcelona, Terracina, Mexico City and Playa del Carmen showcasing international artists alongside local techno and ambient acts. In 2012 he co-found “Feed The Raver” show and was the radio host for 6 seasons airing regularly on Saturdays in the UK and online. Craft is founder of the Party People™ line of shirts, hoodies, accessories and stickers represented by enthusiasts around the globe since 2007.

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Born in Cairo, Egypt....raised in NYC from age 12, where he met up with his mentor and friend Daniele Ciocio (Dj Craft), who helped him manipulate vinyl ...and sound through a mixer. Flash forward to December 1999, Twilo, Sasha and Digweed & Mitsubishi = Lifelong Sound Obsession.
Along the way residencies at Mark Cafe With the Buyrum Crew, leading up to gigs with the likes of Jeff Mills, Eddie Richards & Silicone Soul and many more good friends and amazing musician party people like Lance Jordan, Amos Damon ( Dj Fame), Adam Collins, Francis Harris, Connie, Elon, Taimur & Fahad, Steven Letigre, Matias Jofre, Sleepy & Boo, Derek Marin, K1w1, Deepak Sharma and many more over the span of many New York City Venues such as Sullivan Room, Bar 13, Cielo, Rebel, Le Souk, Porch, Crudo, Boom, Stay, VDP as well as gigs in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico & Egypt PLUS Afterhours everywhere.. Currently Shadi is actively Running The New York City Based Underground Techno Events and Movement "Twice As Proper" With his Musical Partner Dj Craft Who together co-created the movement "Twice as Sweet" which was then renamed "Twice as Proper Sessions" with an impressive over 270 events and counting with quite an illustrious list of guest DJ bookings.


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