DJ Ralf (IT), Behrouz, Arturo Garces

Antonio Ferrari, aka Dj Ralf, born in ’57, is a night clubbing icon since 1987.
His training is based on two decisive moments. Comes from the cross-section of rock music and in the first 80 years occupied the local alternative console in his town Perugia as “ Lacugnana “, “ Story Teller “ and “ Norman the President “.
A type of innovative club within which DJ Ralf was able to express their tastes in acting freely mix different genres together and coming out of the rigid styles of the time.
This was the first major step in his artistic and musical education, lived in Perugia at that moment in history was in full swing represents a landmark of culture and music on the national scene thanks to the intense night life and university.
In 1987 Antonio Ferrari decided to embark on a journey through the Big Apple cities in the world reference for fashion, music and art. The New York of that period swept the globe with a new trend: the House Music. This was the second decisive moment in the musical life of the rope-dancer DJ Ralf, who intoxicated by this trend made it his musical banner to fit your style. It was at that period, with two partners, gave birth to Ultra Violet, who was one of the parties primy totally focused on the Italian house music.
He has worked and still works in many famous discos either in Italy on abroad. To name a few: Cocoricò, where he is still resident, Adrenaline, Alterego, Area City, Divinae Follie, Echoes , Ethos Mama, Fluid, Goa, Guendalina, Hollywood (serata Pervert), Maffia, Matis, Mazoom, Metropolis, Magazzini Generali, The Bank, Muretto, Pervert, Pleigine, Red Zone, Tenax , Kama Kama, Villa delle Rose, Pacha, Amnesia, Privilege e Space di Ibiza, Cavo Paradiso di Mykonos, Crobar di Miami in occasione della Winter Music Conference, Ministry of Sound di Londra, Roxy di Amsterdam, Space di Ibiza, Vertigo di Londra, Drop Honk Kong, Drop Shangai, Bar Room di Miami, Club Liquid…and many others.
For Ralf the music elevates the spirit and frees the nervous tension becoming indispensable requirements of our daily lives.
Having been featured in Dj Mag; Rolling Stone, The Mucchio Selvaggio, Playboy, Time Out, GQ,Vanity Fair, Vogue to name few.
In 2006 born his label : LATERRA RECORDINGS.
First release with his colleague and friend Alex Neri, I’VE DONE IT, …..the others projects of LATERRA REC. are: KRADDA by Ricky Montanari & Lele Pasini ; TUNGUSKA / TOYS by Federico Locchi & Frankie Watch ; LU RAGNO_IMPOVERITO by Dario Lotti & Guido Nemola “electropizzica” Remix ( opera di Cesare dell’ Anna ); ETRURIA by Luca Agnelli; DJ SOSSA PJ by Sossa and Marco Scocchi; COLOMBA / MARCA LA RUTA by Sossa, Scocchi the first and by Adicto Sound the second; LAZY & SLOW / FUTURA IS BACK by Carlo Carità.
During the summer 2007 from July 10th till September 11th he presented his own party ALMA at Privilege. He took personally care of musical identity and he played together with Steve Bug, Timo Maas, Mathew Johnson, Ellen Allien and more……
After a stop LaTerra Recordings continuer its ascent with others intresting releases:
Obesaic from Sossa; Lelle and Mentiras from Federico Locchi and Uglh, a success;
Le Pale/ In Barca from Alfredo Hp; Simpatheia Ep from Pizeta; Come on and Get it from Memoryman aka Uovo and Sairlè and dodudo from Luca Albano and Zimon.
In June 2010 and 2011 during one of the most important electronic music festival Sonar in Barcelona on the world organized at the Hotel Omm in Barcelona, together with other Italian labels of considerable importance, the showcase Who Is Who Is Out.
Ralf in the meantime as well as being committed to 360 degrees with evenings around Italy and Europe decided to organize two Sundays a month Bellaciao his own night in his hometown Perugia.
Bellaciao is for five winters a success in music and entertainment;
has now become a regular event, which attracts people not only from Umbria but from whole Italy. Bellaciao on Monday sends Perugia in a state of oblivion. The evening comes from the usual patterns of traditional evenings: there is no PR, there are no vocalists and DJs are all strictly Italian, emerging and not, selected personally by Ralf.

In today’s world which has become infiltrated with DJs, you find a select few DJs like Behrouz who have managed to reach that top echelon, either through hard work and determination, support from fans and peers, and those that just have that God given gift to rock rooms (be it small or big) around the world for 10 or more plus hours, taking listeners on those unforgettable journeys of different genres of dance music ranging from deep house all the way to techno.

Welcome to Behrouz’s world… From his early days growing up in San Francisco, when San Francisco was considered at the time, the best city in the US for house music and still till this day lives up to its crowning title, you can find some of the best underground clubs. One DJ in particular was chosen to be the main resident DJ for two of the best known clubs at different times. Behrouz held a residency at DV8 for eight years and another eight years at 1015, and the man paid his dues by rocking both rooms each week to a packed house of clubbers ready to dance from open to close and where the motto was always “it’s all about music….”

While being a resident at 1015, Behrouz was snatched by the Deep Dish boys who recognized his talent, while they had a monthly residency with Behrouz at 1015. They chose him to be on their labels Yoshitoshi and Shinichi and added him to their booking agency roster. And from there on, Behrouz didn’t let them or his fans down. It’s been an uphill road which has lead him to become a top notch producer as well. His remix of “Safe From Harm” topped every dance chart and hit #1 on the Billboard’s Dance Chart. His single “What We Do In Life” being chosen to be included in the classic Yoshisque CD compilation and his single “Azab”, being played by all the major DJs and used in many compilations such as Carl Cox’s Fact-Australia CD series, to his 2008 smash hit being crowned by Pete Tong as an Essential New Tune, Behrouz ft The FPI Project, “Rich in Paradise”. 2009 was a big year in the studio for Behrouz releasing hits including “Feeling Good”, “Time Travel” and “Lost in Translation”. 2010 has been one of Behrouz’ busiest years to date. In addition to his endless gigs around the world and new productions, he has also developed Pure Behrouz as a two hour SIRIUS|XM radio show, airing every Saturday night. As well, keep a look out for an abundance of new studio work and his newest compilation Pure Behrouz: San Francisco on Nervous Records in early 2011. Behrouz is truly the DJ’s DJ.

Raising the bar and forging ahead with a unique sound that many have proclaimed as eclectic house with soul, Behrouz’s fame spread to the White Island known as Ibiza and eventually the powers that be from Circo Loco at DC10 asked him to be a guest DJ which lead to him to play for the club for over three years, rocking the room at the peak era of the Circo Loco legendary parties and being chosen to do the closing parties for Circo Loco at DC10 for two years and eventually touring for them all over Italy. At the same time Space Ibiza handpicked Behrouz to do their renowned closing party and he has continued the tradition for the past five years, playing sets with fellow peers and friends such as Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, and Pete Tong, to name a few. Adding to the Ibiza roster, Behrouz was also a resident at Pacha Ibiza for two years in a row for the Yoshitoshi parties and as of 2007, Behrouz has become the resident DJ for the famous Made In Italy parties at Amnesia and abroad. If that’s not enough, gaining notoriety throughout the industry quickly led to Behrouz being nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2004 Dancestar Awards held yearly in Miami during the Winter Music Conference, nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2004 DJ Awards in Ibiza and being nominated for Best Resident DJ at the 2005 Club World Awards for his famous Pure Behrouz residency at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.

Embarking on world tours, taking him from Dubai to Brazil, to legendary rooms like Womb in Tokyo, Twilo and Vinyl in NY and festivals like Dance Valley and the Cream festival in Spain, and playing long sets eventually led to the creation of the Pure Behrouz concept that has taken Behrouz’s signature sound to a new level. The whole meaning or direction of the Pure Behrouz night starts with Behrouz playing from open to close, taking his audience on that famous journey of different genres of music, which only a select few can dare to embark upon. As many can attest to, the Pure Behrouz nights have been compared to listening to four separate DJs playing in a club, all in one night. In this day and age where most DJs can play no more than a standard two hour set on their lap top, with Pure Behrouz, you get a pure journey of music, not on a lap top, but through love, vinyls that are handpicked by Behrouz himself around the world and upfront music that most likely you may never get the chance to hear from another DJ. Step into the world of Pure Behrouz!

Arturo Garces

With a solid collection of tracks, Arturo’s music has helped define the unique and emerging Silicon Valley sound. This approach blends the driving, beat-laden beauty of techno with the soulful, deep melodies of house.

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Arturo Garces has been surrounded by dance music his entire life. The son of a serious collector of funk, soul and disco records, Arturo grew up listening to the roots of house music. These early influences are evident in his works as a DJ and producer today.

Interested in making his own music, Arturo got hold of a sampler in 1995 and hasn't looked back since. He has releases on both established & strictly underground labels (Robsoul Recordings, Cross Section, Magnetic Recordings, Oomph, Smoke City Music, Subliminal Soul, Jump Recordings, Solid Trax, Sneak Classics, Liberate, Plush, Trax Café, Audio Abuse, Do Box, Council House Recordings). Arturo has new projects and remixes coming out on Magnetic, Underground Therapy Muzik, Robsoul, Solid Trax, The Factory, Beat Bum Music, & a track featured on Fabric #62 mix by DJ Sneak (Light it Up - Jump Recordings).

A DJ since age 15, Arturo has played throughout the U.S. & regularly spins in the Bay Area. He was a resident at Funky Tekno Tribe's monthly, "Organic", and was a member of FTT's "2000 Generations Tour". Other DJs on the tour included DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Barry Weaver, Graeme, Hector Cardenas, Jeno, DJ Mea, DJ Sneak, DJ Rap, Mark Farina, John Acquaviva, Dean Coleman, Supa DJ Dimitry, Mr. C, and Evil Eddie Richards.

Today Arturo is the label manager for San Jose's house imprint Jump Recordings, Beat Bum Music, and techno label Resource Records. With a talented roster of producers such as E.B.E., Hipp-E, Uneaq, TBF, DJ Jaz, Chris Jackson, J-Funk, Lurob, Rob Brown, & Kenneth Graham to name a few. Also for the last 6 years Arturo has been a part of the infamous "Get Down" party, a Tuesday night weekly. With his hard work, dedication and passion for dance music, Arturo is definitely one to watch.

Francesco Signorile

Francesco Signorile began his career in 1992 working for a few local radio stations in his hometown in Italy. Two years later at 17, he was already spinning at the best Club in PAXI (Greece), Disco Phoenix. He was also the first DJ in Puglia to play Virtual Sound Music and he became the youngest DJ ever to spin at the best after-parties around his region. Francesco Signorile played every Sunday in Jubilee and Jubilee Beach in Puglia and many other big clubs around the country including Tribeka Disco Club in Puglia, DIVA in Puglia , Vogue Disco Club in Puglia, Mamma li Turchi in Puglia , Celophane in Riccione , ECU in Rimini , 06 in Rome , Peter Pan in Riccione , Giardini d'Inverno in Teramo , Plastic in Milan and so many others .....that he can barely remember them all! He had to put his DJ career on halt a few years ago, but recently decided pursue his passion again once again! Thank god!!

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