Alex Di Ciò – Historic Italian DJ Producer & Remixer
since the end of the ’70s he began to collect vinyl records and his vast repertoire counts today thousands of phonographic supports from many different genres.
In 1981 he began his intense career as a deejay, working in the most prestigious radio stations, clubs and discos in southern Italy, exploring and experimenting elegant sounds of black matrix, spinning Afro, Reggae, Brazilian, R&B, Rap, Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz Funk, Philly Sound, Disco Boogie and Electro Funk.
In the mid-80s Alex was a pioneer of primordial House Music and in the late ‘80s he was a precursor of the Acid Jazz movement.
Since the mid-90s he has assisted several musicians around the world arranging musical projects with a Funk flavor, performing remixes of rare Disco, Boogie, Funk, and Soul tracks, writing articles and reviews on important journalistic publications as a music critic.
In 2006 he received recognition as one of the best Italian DJs having worked alongside international artists such as Barbara Tucker, CJ Lewis, JB’s (James Brown’s band with Fred Wesley & Maceo Parker), Push, Incognito, the American rapper Coolio, Vanessa da Mata, David Morales, Bobby & Steve, Louie Vega, Yass.
Alex Di Ciò, a true legend of the sounds contaminated by the mixture of past and future, a charismatic figure protagonist in the scenario for over thirty years, marks his refined soundtracks with the brand Jus’ Groove.
His music’s warm sound, cultured and courageous has a recognizable imprint and his performances are full of great technical creativity and eclecticism, as he loves to perfectly merge the contemporary sounds and grooves of the classical tradition, always showing himself ready to characterize and personalize the musical choices, interacting with the “dancefloor”, dusting off and harmonizing even rare records from his vast repertoire that ranges from the ’70s to today, in a melting pot with gradual nuances never banal.
He currently works as a freelance DJ and Remixer for the record labels Jean Records, AceBeat Music, Italica Records, IRMA Records, Avitone Recordings, Far Out Recordings and also collaborates with prestigious international radio stations.
His last remixes of Gazzara of the song “Jazid Wonderland” on the IRMA Dancefloor label, “Right Here Right Now” from Alicia Myers (AceBeat Music) and the new single titled “The Mood” by Jody Watley feat. SRL (the new group of the American singer, Grammy Award winning Jody Watley) are enjoying considerable success all over the world.
In April 2016 the American SOULetter magazine reviews Alex as one of the top international DJ Remixers.
In July 2018 will be released is new mix titled “The Passion” from Jody Watley feat. SRL on the Avitone Recordings label that is a good mix of Contemporary R&B and Classic Soul with a little touch of Smooth Jazz that delight music lovers of all ages.