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DJ Icey, (born Eddie Pappa), is a DJ and electronic music producer, credited by Allmusic as having helped to “jump-start the increasingly fertile dance scene in and around Orlando, FL, during the ’90s”. E, the Incredibly Strange History of Ecstasy credits him as “the prime founder of the Funky Breaks and the Florida Breaks. 1999’s Rave America indicates that “the preoccupation with backbeats” characteristic of the Orlando sound was developed by DJ Icey. Rolling Stone writes that DJ Icey was “one of the original Florida DJs responsible for kick-starting the American progressive house and trance scene”.

DJ Icey, named for his love of air conditioning, was born in Florida. Known for marrying the diverse strands of Chicago Hip house and English break-beat house, he rose to prominence DJing for the now defunct Orlando club The Edge, a position he held from 1991 to 1996. In 1993, he created his own label, Zone, named in honor of the UK labels O-Zone and D-Zone. In 2000, CMJ New Music Monthly described him as “an expert in funky, sped-up hip-hop”, and by 2001, Billboard was listing him along with Crystal Method, DJ Micro and Überzone as “perennial figure[s] in the burgeoning funky breaks underground scene.”

DJ Icey released his own music under his name and City Wide Allstars, and also remixed music for Groove Armada, Paul Oakenfold and Kosheen.