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One of the best representatives of the Italian techno sound. In more than 30 years he’s shared the stage with Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Sven Vath, Paul Van Dyk and many many others.
Carlo Andrea Raggi, aka Cirillo, is one of the best representatives of the Italian techno sound. In more than 30 years his career has taken him around the world travelling side by side with the biggest names in terms of techno music: Carl Cox, Danny Tenaglia, Fatboy Slim, Sven Vath, Paul Van Dyk, Timo Maas, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice and many many others. He has participated in some of the most infamous musical events including Love Parade, Ravecity, NRG, Evolution, Mayday, Universe, Love Nation, Union Rave and Odissey. The last such event was in summer 2004, at the Heineken Jamming Festival, in Italy, where he was joined by the Cicoloco Crew and artists such as Massive Attack, Fatboy Slim and Timo Maas. In Ibiza he is resident dj of Circo Loco at DC10, the party that has been defined as being number 1 in the world. He has become unmissible for all of the DJs and people of the island. With the Circolco World tour he has played in the world’s largest capitals, throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. His DJ sets have taken place in some of the biggest world clubs, such as Amnesia, Space and Pacha in Ibiza, Limelight, Shelter and the NY Arc in New York, Roxy in Amsterdam, Omen and Dorian Gray in Frankfurt, Palazzo in Bingen, Tribehouse in Dusserldof, E-Werk and Columbia Hallee in Berlin, Heinzkaftwerk, Babalù and Pacha in Munich, Park Cafè in Wiesbaden, Ministry of Sound and The End in London, OXA in Zurich, Warehouse in Tokyo, Zouk in Singapore, Drop in Shangai and Hong Kong to name but a few, all are well remembered by everyone for their great energy, perfect technique and high musical quality. In Riccione, Italy, Cirillo is resident inside the Cocoricò, club that he has launch in the 1990.
Cirillo is also a successful producer. His releases and remixes have travelled around the world thanks to the multiplicity of the musical genres of his productions: techno, progressive trance, acid and house. His individual productions are known as well as the famous musical collaborations he has taken part in. For example let’s remember the collaborations with Lenny Dee AKA Lenny Desiderio; PCP, aka Mark Arcadipane; with the Datura, Italian known duo formed in 1991 by Ciro Pagano and Stefano Mazzavillani; with DJ Ricci Cirillo has produced a series of hits, like the first single from summer 1991 “Nu Style”, “Yerba del Diablo” and “Eternity”; Save the Vinyl Project from Logic Record; Eye Q Record first Sven Vath label. Not forgetting The Pogo, the first name of the Italian group Sensoria, of which the alias was used for hardcore and techno productions, on which Cirillo occasionally collaborated. Cirillo’s last huge success was the tune “Accelerator”, made together with Ricky Montanari for Anodyne Records, it became an essential part of the summer 2002 soundtrack. And now, after 30 years o career, togheter with Athletic Duo will coming out on label LED the relase “Por Obaluae”, with the remixes of Andrew Grant, Renè and Sossa, Luca Baldini.