Line-up /Vincenzo (DESSOUS/GERMANY – 4 Hour Set)
Lister Cooray (Fluidlife/ The Associates)
Luke McD (Smash Bang)
Tom Pandzic (Balance)
An artist who has such talent, style and longevity is a rare creature nowadays... and Italo-German Vincenzo Ragone, known to the House world as Vincenzo, is indeed one of these special creatures! Hard to track down and often a man of the night, Ragone has been casting his deep and truly one-of-a-kind takes on House and Techno out into the ether for well over a decade. Vincenzo was a true child of the Acid House explosion, and one of an original cast of Hamburg based Djs and Producers, hanging out and collaborating with friends who would later become some of the trend setting icons of the present - notably Poker Flat's future ringmaster Steve Bug offered him some crucial gigs at the revered 'Reduced' parties at Hamburg's 'Front' Club! From here on the star in the making went on to produce his first ever productions for the Raw Elements label, alongside Sandro Catallo in 1995, and then released his first ever solo tracks with the label in '97.
Numerous solo and collaborative releases followed, notching up studio time in New York with Alexi Delano (aka A.D.N.Y), leading to the A.D.N.Y & Vincenzo project. Clearly picking up a heavy dose of those soulful, US House flavours that would never wash away... His year spent living in New York proved Vincenzo had real International appeal, and increased touring to play gigs in House Clubs stateside, as well as globally, confirmed this musical passion was meant to be.
His relationship with the funky yet stripped, Deep House movement continued through his enigmatic 'Strip Joint Grooves' series on Dessous, and also through further collaborations with San Francisco's Dj Rasoul, Nottingham's John Buckby aka Schmoov, Marc Schneider (aka Snider) and many, many more. He has worked with some of the most important producers and labels within his field of expertise, yet he maintains a humble existence, not wanting to over -play his part in the grand scheme of things. In fact, he shouldn't be so humble, as his records, both old and new, are consistently played and charted by a spectrum of Djs that most producers could only dream of... No surprise then that his most recent EP for Dessous, 'The Resident,' picked up big support from Steve Bug, Laurent Garnier, Josh Wink, Ian Pooley and Sasse to only to name a few: proof once more that this traditionally-underground impresario of House is here to stay, and continues to share his unique sound with the world.
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