Dionigi – 30 minute guest mix on Brain Food – 11.30pm to 1am – 2nd of November
Dionigi was artistically born in 1990 during a performance at the Alter Ego, a well-known club in Verona (Italy). Marco Dionigi’s particular style was immediately noticed by the renowned Art Director Andrea Oliva, who was enchanted by his electro-beat and experimental sounds, with clear allusions to the 1980s electro wave movement.
Thanks to the peculiar sounds of his style, Dionigi soon became one the most appreciated Italian DJs. The pieces created in his own studio with the inspiring name of Ursa Major (founded in 1991) developed into instant successes on dance floors nation-wide. Meanwhile, Alter Ego turned into one of the main nightclubs in Italy.
In 1993 Dionigi created a new sound called Slow Motion by merging BPM bass with hypnotic melodies and top resonances of new age/ethno dark wave. This is also the year of the foundation of “Tube Records”, a label that expanded Dionigi’s success across Europe with the unforgettable tracks: Anaconda, Heaven Flute, Le Serpent, Way Out, The Hard Rocks, Seregenti, Manta, Freefall, I’m Not Invisible, Le Tambura, The Ghost, Very Interesting, Cross, If You Wanna Party and Holiday in Africa. Under the artistic direction of Andrea Oliva, Dionigi started a collaboration with the Mazoom Club, where for seven years he basically invented the trendy Friday night event called “Love Afterhours.”
Dionigi experimented with the first Vestax CD Player thanks to the birth of laser technology through compact discs. Dionigi enthusiastically jumped into the computer era by releasing sophisticated pieces that were immediately sought out by the most famous clubs in Italy: Mazoom, il Muretto, Kinky, Ecu, Area City, and Cocorico.
In 1994 the successful partnership with the father of all Italian DJs: Daniele Baldelli, the creator of the Cosmic Sound – a friendship that will inspire important electro-funk projects for several years and countless pieces of music such as Cosmicdiba and Dibadub (Gomma Records, 1999); the celebrated, particularly in Canada, Funkadiba – The Future Funk (Jaywork, 2003); the Alien Picnic album (Jaywork, 2002).
The Dionigi-Baldelli team created their own label “Pedivelle Records” which immediately attracted attention with the track I Must Feel Better and the second brilliant album Those Lights (Marco Dionigi). They were noticed by “Eskimo Recordings” and were invited to remix pieces by famous artists, among who Holger Czukay, Alicia, Bridges, Spirit, Bronx Irish, Kevin Harrison, The Dream Syndicate, Richard Bone, Torch Song and Arpadis – all tracks are included in the Cosmic Rock album produced by “Eskimo Recordings”.
Dionigi currently collaborates with “Prismatikone Records” with the new branch “Quantistic Division” where he is the A&R Manager.
Check out Dionigi’s music below then listen to Brain Food this Thursday night for his EXCLUSIVE guest mix!