Part of NUfrequency and A&R / Label Manager of Rebirth Records
Shield is probabily known as owner and mastermind of Rebirth Records, but his journey began away back in 1998 when he started the collaboration with Bacci Productions, remixing artists such as Shawnee Taylor, Darryl D’Bonneau, Debbie Pender, De’Lacy and Lisa Hunt for the legendary american label Easy Street. In 2001 Shield started working as A&R and promoter for Oxyd Records. In 2006 Shield set up his own record label, Rebirth Records, which has surely grown up over the years into one of the most respected Italian independent labels.
A series of high impact releases alongside a focused and strong A&R and promotional work, have helped to enhance the reputation and credibility of Rebirth, resulting in the label being constantly present in the Top 5 of the most charted labels on the seminal Resident Advisor site. With an ethos centered around the foundations of house music, Rebirth has rapidly built a reputation, always refusing to conform and follow trends, but creating instead a own unique sound, combining the ‘soul’ of a song and the warmth of a melody with a contemporary sound !
As one half of NUfrequency (alongside Cristiano Massera), Shield was responsible for producing the timeless songs ‘Go That Deep’ (featuring the amazing the legendary Shara Nelson) and ‘Fallen Hero’ (featuring Ben Onono) both included in the first album ‘Connected’.
Shield also produced a few re-edits of house classics such as ‘Tears’ by Frankie Knuckles and ‘Club Lonely’ by Lil’Louis or ‘Voodoo Ray’ by A Guy Called Gerald, that made jumpin key djs like Pete Tong, Michel Cleis, Laurent Garnier, Seth Troxler, Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer, Locodice, Luciano, X-Press 2, Deetron, Ashley Beedle, Rolando, Wolf & Lamb, Sebo K...
His collaboration with Robytek gave life to the singles ‘Pump It’ featuring Foremost Poets in 2009, the strong ‘Dowtntown Soul’ in 2011 and an official take on Adeva’s gave classic ‘In and Out of My Life’ played a lot by djs like Tony Humphries, Cassius and Jazzanova. In 2012 the release of ‘Way Of Life’ EP on Luciano’s label Cadenza.
In 2013 the release of a brand new Robytek Vs Shield track called ‘Brass’ and an edit of Jesse Futerman ‘Betrayal (Love Is Misery)’ played by Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 Music.
In 2014 Shield and Robytek are responsible for the edit of ‘The Infamous’ by Butch & C.Vogt, one of the biggest tracks of the summer, and most played in Ibiza.
In 2015 Shield reworks ‘Free Bass’ by Joey Negro with Corrado Bucci.
In 2016 his re-edit of Alison Limerick’s classic ‘Where Love Lives’ will be officially released on Sony Music.
In 2017 will be released ‘NOW’, a new song in collaboration with Robytek and Sal P & Dennis Young (from the New York seminal band Liquid Liquid) !
Shield played gigs in Germany (Tresor and Salon Renate in Berlin), New York (Output), Paris (Djoon and Badaboum), Uk (The Egg, Ministry Of Sound and Turnmills in London), Ibiza (Pacha, Eden, Cafe’ Mambo and Cafe’ Del Mar), Miami (Nikki Beach, Shelbourne, Do Not Sit On The Furniture and Club Sin), Poland (Piekarnia and Utopia in Warsaw), Czech Republic (Radost and Duplex in Prague).
Selected discography Shield