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Miguel Alcobia aka Mr. Groove

Lisbon, Portugal House Deep House Progressive House +2

MR GROOVE had his first production released as BRING THE NOIZ. His "CONTROL" track was put out on the Portuguese label, KAOS RECORDS. Soon after that he started recording under his own name, MR GROOVE and his EP called "THE PIMPS" was released, with massive praise, including a 4 star review from the prestigious DJ MAGAZINE. A couple of years later he decided to set up his own label, and PARADISE RECORDS was born, with the intention of pushing Portuguese producers.

MR GROOVE & VERGAS established their first contact on a cold December afternoon. MR GROOVE was on a quest to find quality local producers for a compilation with strictly Portuguese artists called “A FINE PORTUGUESE SELECTION” and VERGAS was recommended by a mutual friend. VERGAS impressed MR GROOVE, not only with his material, but with the quality of ideas and production skills present on his tracks. In a joint venture with UNIVERSAL, the compilation was released and became a fantastic success, selling more than 250.000 copies in Portugal only. MR GROOVE vs THE FOX "DANCE PLANET" was the single chosen to push over the radio waves. The track became so huge that it won the best dance music production at the RADIO NOVA ERA AWARDS voted by the listeners.

Over the next few years, MR GROOVE played at some of the best clubs and parties around Portugal, while VERGAS played live. The chemistry between both was so strong that soon they become best friends and partners in music. They then produced several singles for PARADISE RECORDS and remixed some of the biggest mainstream Portuguese artists. As a consequence of that, they decided to do a more dance/pop oriented group who they call THE FUNKEYS. They choose MARIANA as the vocalist and soon a full album was ready. It went on to be played heavily on radio and appear at the most viewed TV shows in the land. They also performed at many live gigs of note, including for 36,000 people at the infamous RADIO CIDADE concert in Lisbon.

MR GROOVE & VERGAS then decided to make efforts to take their sound even further. Their next goal was to take their sound on the International stage. The duo invited ROBERT to perform in a song called “BE THE STAR IN MY LIFE”, and just one month later, the track was signed to the German label GROOVE YA (DRIZZLY MUSIC). The first promos are served and soon guys like DAFT PUNK, ARMAND VAN HELDEN, ROGER SANCHEZ, FRANKIE KNUCKLES and DAVID MORALES are all playing it in their sets. RESULT!!!! The track went on to appear on several compilations worldwide. For the follow up contact was first made with the amazing American singer DEANNA DELLACIOPPA, who performs on the "FUNKY GROOVE" track, also put out on DRIZZLY MUSIC. It went on to achieve even more success across the airwaves and in clubs around the world. As a consequence of that, a series of tracks are agreed to be written by the 3 in the future.

A new track is finished and played on a private New Year's Eve party for their friends. The reactions are more than great and “BLACK & WHITE” was born. Signed to YOSHITOSHI by ALI & SHARAM aka DEEP DISH and played at their WMC party at SPACE, the track soon captures the attention of the media being considered one of the top tracks of the conference that year. MR GROOVE & VERGAS get the recognition they deserve and the doors of other big labels are now open for them.

Under names like DEEP AREA, DISCO FREAKS, PURE FUNK, THE BOOGEYMAN, DR. BEAT and THE NIGHT RIDERS, their tracks regularly appear in the boxes and playlists of the best deejays and producers around the world, and one of their tunes, "MAD LOVE FOR YA", put out on SUBLIMINAL SOUL was chosen to be used in the final episode of the acclaimed HBO series SEX AND THE CITY, for use worldwide.

The duo is nominated by the readers of the prestigious Portuguese magazine DANCE CLUB for best national producers.

In October 2012 under his real name MIGUEL ALCOBIA, he starts a new deep house & tech house project which is getting HUGE support by the biggest names on the scene like JAMIE JONES, MACEO PLEX, MAYA JANE COLES, SETH TROXLER, TUBE & BERGER and many more!

MR GROOVE is also the proud owner of one of the best house music record labels out there: PURE FUNK RECORDS. The quality of the releases put this label under the eye of thousands of dj´s around the world. The label is regularly present in the media, blog´s and gets great support from record shops like BEATPORT.

MR GROOVE as also a BIG fan database which ranks him as the N º1 Dj in Portugal, Nº 53 in house and nº 6o in progressive house for THE WORLD:

Right now, MR GROOVE continues to work hard to please all his fans, and build his reputation as one of the finest dance music producers around there.

Bring The Noiz : This Is Control (Kaos)
Mr Groove : The Pimps (Kaos)
Mr Groove : Come Into My Arms (Paradise)
Mr Groove vs The Fox : Dance Planet (Paradise)
Mr Groove & Deep Area : I am Watchig You (Paradise)
Disco Freaks : Release Me All Night (Paradise)
Disco Freaks : Come on Yeeaahh (Paradise)
Deep Area feat Robert : Be The Star In My Life (Groove Ya)
Deep Area feat Deanna : Funky Groove (House Foundation)
Deep Area feat Deanna : Funky Groove 2003 Mixes (House Foundation)
Mr Groove & Vergas : Black & White (Yoshitoshi)
Pure Funk : Elektrik (Renaissance)
Deep Area : Mad Love For Ya (Subliminal)
Disco Freaks : Off The Ground (Harlem)
Disco Freaks : I am a Freak (Sheeva)
G&V feat Deanna : Wherever There Is Music (Oxyd)
Mr Groove & Vergas : Changing My Style (Plastic Fantastic)
Mr Groove & Vergas : Space Out (Subversive)
Mr Groove & Vergas : From The Speakers (Dtrax)
Mr Groove & Vergas : I Will Be Your Consciousness (Plastic Fantastic)
Mr Groove & Vergas feat Rachael Hawnt : You Make Me Happy (Subliminal)
Disco Freaks feat Shena : Do It Again (Loaded)
Dr Beat feat Simone K : What I have Been Looking For (Pure Funk)
The Boogeyman feat Dawn Joseph : I Promise You (Pure Funk)
The Night Riders feat Xan : I Do Not Wanna See You Again (Ultra)
Mr Groove & Vergas feat Shena : Altered State Of Mind (Dirty Soul)
Mr Groove : I Dont Know How (Juicy Music)
Dr Beat feat Lucy Clarke : In The Heat Of The Sunshine (Pure Funk)
Disco Freaks feat Rob Li : Take Me 2 The Sun (Freemaison / Loaded Records)
Mr Groove & Vergas : Just The Way I Like It (Yoshitoshi)
Mr Groove : Reverse (Baroque)
Mr Groove & Vergas feat Vanity : Fetish London (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove feat Dawn Joseph - Sometimes You Better Not Knowing (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove feat Malaya - It is Lifting You Higher (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove feat Corey Andrew - Connected (Big In Ibiza)
Mr Groove feat Nadja : Hoe-Curious (Kult Records)
Miguel Alcobia - Sing To Me (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove & Vergas feat Jillian - Are We On? (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove - Chervilo (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove & Vergas feat Inusa Dawuda - Let´s Do It (Champion)
Mr Groove & Vergas feat Rasta C - People Of The World (Vidisco)
Miguel Alcobia - The Sweetest Sin (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove feat Rae Ray - I Don´t Care About Tomorrow (Champion)
Mr Groove feat Anna Montgomery - Andromeda Show (Pure Funk Records)
Mr Groove feat Jacinta - A Better Way (King Street Sounds)
Mr Groove feat Sandy Huff - Believe (Pure Funk)
Miguel Alcobia - House Is My Everything (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove feat Kerrie Hoskins - Heart To Change (Hotfingers & My Music Poland)
Mr Groove & Vergas - Make Some Noise (Pure Funk)
Mr Groove feat Ann Bailey - Tell Your Story (Pure Funk)
Miguel Alcobia - Heavy Is The Bass In My Heart (Pure Funk)
Miguel Alcobia - Ladies (Pure Funk)
Miguel Alcobia - Big Hearts (Pure Funk)

To Be Released
Mr Groove feat Edward McEvenue - In Paradise (Pure Funk)
Miguel Alcobia - Die...Oh...Die... (Pure Funk)

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