Ian Carey Biography
Unhappy with the house music scene in America, Carey moved to the Netherlands from the US in 2003 and then on to Spain in 2006. In 2008, his Top 10 single "Get Shaky" (released as The Ian Carey Project) achieved Double Platinum certification in Australia, Gold certification in New Zealand and a top ten sales chart position in the United Kingdom and Belgium. The song also won the award for Best Dance Video at the MTV Australia Awards 2009. Carey plays mostly in Europe, but at least once or twice a month in the states.
Ian Carey has been a part of the worldwide house music scene for a number of years.
Carey grew up in a small town in Maryland, USA, about 2 hours from Washington DC. He had been exposed to the music business at a young age, as his father was a live sound engineer and ran a sound reinforcement company and had engineered for such groups as Kool & The Gang and The Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Carey became involved with dance music while in college. He had already experimented with the graffiti-writing scene in Baltimore, MD, where he met a number of hip-hop DJs, which led to him becoming involved in DJing. He was also introduced to house music while working at a record store. The success of Carey's first self-produced single "Rise" later influenced him to move to Europe to pursue a career in dance music production. His song "Get Shaky" reached the top ten and was world champion Czech Republic's official goal song at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Cup in Germany.