Dj/Producer

FABIO GENITO

Fabio has a open-source, eclectic sound and vision, inspired by nature, happenings, forms and state of minds, hard to define or categorize in any "genres" but deeply planted to the "roots"

Musician, free spirit and dj for more than 20 years (vinyl enthusiast and record collector), son of South Italy in the heart of Mediterranean Sea, Fabio Genito is one of the most respected artists of underground world musical scene. In constant evolution, continous research and traveling trough different countries and cultures of the world, he played in venues like CIELO Club in New York City, The Egg and East Village in London, Lotus in Honolulu (Hawaii), Tambor (Atlanta), Tulum Therapy Festival (Riviera Maya/Yucatan/Mexico), Sirocco Beach, El Hotel Pacha, Diesel Island and Es Vivè in IBIZA, The DELANO Hotel / DELANO Beach Club, the ICON (by PHILIPPE STARCK), the Vagabond (Louie Vega's Dance Ritual guest), the Mondrian, Clevelander and Pelican DIESEL Hotel in MIAMI Beach, Soundcloud rooftop in Berlin.
And the avantgarde startup Soundcloud.com dedicated him a beta release of its platform, naming it "Fabio" , as reward for his contribution to helping develop and rise the audio-social-network system from zero (in 2007) to 20.000.000 millions users of today (2013).
Fabio has a open-source, eclectic sound and vision, inspired by nature, happenings, forms and state of minds, hard to define or categorize in any "genres" but deeply planted to the "roots" : a analog/digital mezcla (as seen and heard in his live using vinyls ,advanced digital tools with analog instruments as well in his musical productions) of Afrocuban,funk,soul,techno detroit,tribal,house,jazz,tarantdeep, balearic moods and more, pushing boundaries to the limit but never leaving the South Mediterranean traditions, in a very personal , futuristic and hypnotic vision that he named : MediterraneanDeep.
He's a music designer, creative consultant and polyinstrumentalist influenced and inspired by artists, visionaries and human beings like :
Napoli Centrale (Enzo Avitabile, Tony Esposito, James Senese, Pino Daniele, Joe Amoruso and Tullio De Piscopo) , Ennio Morricone, Vangelis, Fela Kuti, Tito Puente, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Wes Montgomery, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Compay Segundo, Joao Gilberto, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Brian Eno, Sting, Keith Jarrett, Jay Dilla, Masters at Work, Kerri Chandler, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, Robert Moog, Manuel Gottsching, Kraftwerk, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Bob Marley, Ernesto Che Guevara, Karol Wojtyla, Dalai Lama, Daisaku Ikeda, Siddharta, Confucio, Ganesh, Chango, Elegua, Yemaya, Bruce Lee, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Nelson Mandela, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Junior Vasquez, Giorgio Gaber, Nikola Tesla, Steve Jobs, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Salvador Dali', Pablo Picasso ,Gio Ponti , Renato Dulbecco, Albert Einstein, George Benson, Philippe Starck, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Enya, Trio Mocoto, Deep Forest, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Erykah Badu, Sade, Tracy Chapman, Funkadelic, George Clinton, Parliament, James Brown, Ray Charles, Salsoul Orchestra, First Choice, Loleatta Holloway, Donna Summer, Blues Brothers, Cirque Du Soleil, Incognito, Jamiroquai, Mike Francis, Momix, Domenico Modugno, Claudio Villa, Renato Carosone, Frank Sinatra, Mina, Lucio Dalla, Adriano Celentano, Lorenzo "Jovanotti" Cherubini + Collettivo Soleluna, Alex Baroni, Rosario "Fiorello", Alberto Sordi, Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani, Federico Fellini, Gabriele Salvatores, Emir Kusturica, Pedro Almodovar, Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Chaplin, Pulcinella, Eduardo De Filippo..but mostly Antonio De Curtis also known as Toto' .
Under the alias JAZZAFFAIR COLLECTIVE (experimental electronic/jazz convo, born in the late 90's, featuring infamous italian musicians like Vincenzo Saetta, Peppe Timbro , Antonello Rapuano, Umberto Aucone, Roberto Fallarino and Antonio Pasquariello) he produced various singles like "When The Harmony Smiles" (tribute to Weather Report, Joe Zawinul and Jaco Pastorius, licensed by EMI Music for the infamous compilation "Montecarlo Nights - Nouveau Beat Vol. 4") , "Felicidad da Bossa" , "Love and Fame", "Funkaffair" and "Somethin' For Your Mind" , also appearing on prestigious premiums and compilations like "Maserati - Trident Lounge" , " The Music from Fashion Week", "Hydrogen" , "Generation Cocktail" (Andrea Gelli) , "Soul Heaven 10 Years / mixed by Louie Vega " (Ministry of Sound) , "Louie Vega's Dance Ritual" , "Club Pineta - Pacifico Lounge" , "Papeete Beach Lounge", "A Lounge Supreme Vol.3 and 4 by Marco Fullone" , "Sirocco Beach" , "KM5 Ibiza" , "Jockey Club Salinas / Ibiza" , "Puro Beach / Mallorca" .
He's been supported by media like : RMC Radio Montecarlo Network (thanks to Marco Fullone) (being the OFFICIAL DJ for RADIO MONTECARLO SUMMERTOUR 2005 touring with Nick The Nightfly & MC Nights Orchestra, Toquinho, Giovanni Allevi, Mario Venuti, Simona Bencini,Sarah Jane Morris and others), and then Sirius Xm (biggest american satellite broadcasting network) / Ibiza Sonica / Ibiza Global Radio/ RTL 102.5 (thanks to Luca Dondoni) / RMC 2 / Italia Network / InMyRadio/ España Network / RIN / NatGeo / Mediaset / SKY / Enjoy TV / Franklin & Marshall Radio.
The italian magazine "Blow Up" defined him "one of italian house music ambassadors in the world" alongside Pasta Boys, Claudio Coccoluto and others.
He also appears on "I Love The Nightlife" , infamous italian book/documovie by Corrado Rizza , about disco music and vinyl years, mentioning him among the most respected dj's. To be also mentioned are his featurings with prestigious mediterranean musical scene artists like Davide Cantarella, Vincenzo Bavuso, Pietro Ciuccio, Riccardo Bondini.
As sound & recording engineer he worked with various artists like Barbara Tucker, also known as "The Queen of House Music" .
He got fans like Gegè Telesforo (infamous italian jazz artist) , Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, Carlos Santana's trumpeter Bill Ortiz and legendary jazz/fusion guitarist Jonh McLaughlin.
As solo producer & remixer he got many releases out on record labels like gotsoul ("Burning Man"), Deeper Shades ("Papawenda" , hit in South Africa) , All About ("Brooklyn Bound") , SOLE Channel ("Fire La Chocha" remixes), Tribe , Offering, MixedSignalz, and most of all Vega Records , New York based label run by Grammy Award Winner "LITTLE" LOUIE VEGA (Masters At Work, already producer/remixer for Curtis Mayfield, Tito Puente, George Benson, Roy Ayers and Hector LaVoe "El Cantante" nephew) who signed him under Vega Records with hits like "Limoncello EP" , "Marenostrum EP" and "Universal Language EP" (including "Unity" featuring Kaye-Ree, the nu-soul persian/ german singer and rising star), giving him the spark "to be heard" worldwide.
His records & productions got the support of big names like Gilles Peterson, Todd Terry , Danny Tenaglia, Sven Vaeth, Osunlade, Glenn Underground, Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell , King Britt, Danny Rampling, Ron Trent, Tony Humpries, DJ Spinna, Vinny Da Vinci, Dennis Ferrer, Behrouz, Tedd Patterson, Jellybean Benitez, Danny Krivit, Hector Romero, Frankie Knuckles, Marques Wyatt , Mr.V, Brian Tappert, Antonio Ocasio, Phil Asher,Jojo Flores, Lars Behrenroth, DJ Pippi and italian masters like Ricky Montanari, Ralf, Claudio Coccoluto, Francesco Zappalà, Sauro Cosimetti and Pasta Boys.
Fabio is A&R Manager and Co-Founder of VALENOSTRUM IBIZA, record label, brand and studio conceived and established in Ibiza with legendary dj Pippi, one of "balearic sound" creators, formerly Pacha Ibiza resident dj and considered one of the founding fathers of what the island has become today.
Valenostrum it's a new sound concept which gets together the spanish flamenco tradition, worldmusic and Mediterranean vibes to contemporary electronic music , in various forms and the first two releases "YaSta!" and "Gozando" received warm welcome in the industry, reaching the peak in the most important underground charts of the world.
He's been producing (released and unreleased) tracks for artists like ALTON MILLER , MICHEL PETRUCCIANI , SIMON & GARFUNKEL, PINO DANIELE , ENZO AVITABILE , AL GREEN , STEVIE WONDER, FELA KUTI, CANDEIA, KAYE-REE , Mr. V, ANANE and recently for the infamous italian popstar PAOLA IEZZI (Paola & Chiara) , remixing her single "Xcept You"(already nr #1 in the "iTunes Dance Chart / Top Albums Italy") .
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