Create Song Styles

Gigi D'Agostino

Discussion started on Italian - G

  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Country: ca
  • Thanked: 573629 times
Yamaha
Gigi D'Agostino
Gigi d'Agostino.jpg


Luigino Celestino di Agostino (born 17 December 1967 in Turin, Piedmont), better known by his stage name Gigi D'Agostino, is an Italian DJ, remixer and record producer. In 1986, he started his career as a DJ-spinning Italo Disco, and releasing his first mix, titled "Psychodelic".

Early life

Born in Turin, d'Agostino spent his childhood between his native city and Brescia, where the Media Records studios are located. As a child, di Agostino wanted to be someone in the world of disco music. Starting out working as a stonemason and a fitter, he began his musical career as a DJ by organizing parties in clubs. His debut was in a club near Turin called "Woodstock". He was a resident DJ of an Italian disco named Ultimo Impero from 1993 to 1998.

1990s

Di Agostino's first release was Noise Makers Theme, a double-A sided record with a track by Daniele Gas on the other side, which launched the Noise Maker label, under the direction of Italian house producer Gianfranco Bortolotti. Di Agostino would continue working with Gas, as well as Mauro Picotto's production team in the following years. His 1999 single "Bla Bla Bla" became a major hit in Europe. He described the single as "a piece I wrote thinking of all the people who talk and talk without saying anything!"[1] As a DJ, di Agostino is known as one of the "pioneers of Mediterranean Progressive Dance,"[2] consisting of minimalistic sounds and Latin and Mediterranean melodies. As a record producer, di Agostino's uses the pseudonym "Gigi Dag"; he transforms a piece, originally destined for the discos, into a success for the mainstream public.

After successes like the track "Sweetly", he joined the team of Bortolotti, the general manager of Media Records and suddenly reached the top of the hit parades. His single "FLY", published in 1996 with BXR Noise Maker, the label created by Media Records for the Mediterranea progressive house, reached the top of the sales in Italy. This was followed by his single "Gigi's Violin".

Subsequently, di Agostino released the song "Angel's Symphony" with R.A.F. by Mauro Picotto, a friend from Media Records. His biggest project was the self-titled album Gigi D'Agostino, consisting of 19 tracks, which sold over 60,000 copies.

After his rise to success, di Agostino's musical style changed, with his sound becoming more melodic, at midway between house and progressive, with more energetic and melodious sonorities and less obsessive rhythms, also known as Italo dance.

In 1997, he released the single "Gin Lemon", followed by "'Elisir (Your Love)" (1998), "Cuba Libre" (1999), and "Bla Bla Bla" (1999). He later released the album Eurodance Compilation, which contained five unpublished tracks. With this compilation, he earned a platinum disc and was awarded with the "Best Producer in 1999" award at the Italian Dance Awards. In October, di Agostino released another hit single, entitled "Another Way".

In 1999, his album L'Amour Toujours (released in 2001 in the United States) included 23 tracks on two CDs, with the hit song "L'Amour Toujours" bringing him to the 10th position in the sales parade in Italy; as a result, he earned another Platinum Disc.

2000s

In 2000, his remake of the Nik Kershaw song "The Riddle" sold 1,000,000 copies in Germany and 200,000 copies in France.[citation needed] He also released the albums Tecno Fes (August 2000) and Tecno Fes - EP, Vol. 2 (December 2000).

In 2001, he released L'Amour Toujours EP, consisting of three songs: two new versions of "L'amour Toujours" and "Un Giorno Credi", a single made in collaboration with Edoardo Bennato. "Un Giorno Credi" reached the top of the parades in Italy and became one of the most played songs in the national and international music networks. He was also awarded with "Best DJ-Producer of the Year" at the "Red Bull Awards" in Italy.

In 2001, he also released the hit "Super", as a result of a collaboration with Albertino (an Italian music artist), which won him the awards "Best Dance Producer" at the PIM (Italian Music Award) and "Public Award" at the Danish DJs Award in Copenhagen, Denmark. In December of that year, he released Il Grande Viaggio, a compilation of his favourite songs, including old electronic pieces and new rhythms and melodies. As a result, he was awarded with "Best Dance Producer" at the Italian Dance Awards. Di Agostino stated during an interview with MTV that he enjoys cycling with his pigs in Rome.

In 2003, he released the song "Ripassa" in the EP Underconstruction 1: Silence, a hit which is very important for his next productions. This song helped influence Lento Violento, a subgenre that had yet to be distinguished.

On 15 July 2004, his compilation "Euro Dance" won Platinum certification with 120,000 copies sold in just a few weeks.[citation needed]

Di Agostino has played in some well known clubs throughout Europe, including in Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic at the Karlovy Lázně, Germany, Switzerland, and England (in 1996, he played at the Ministry of Sound in London with Mauro Picotto).

In 2006, he created his own new record label called "Noisemaker Hard" to differentiate the style of music released under his older record label, "Noisemaker".

In 2007, di Agostino released Lento Violento e Altre Storie, a compilation which contains two CDs and his new 35 Lento Violento songs. The most important hit is "Ginnastica Mentale".[citation needed]

After some months, he released the compilation La musica che pesta under the name "Lento Violento Man", which contains two CDs for a total of 38 unmixed tracks.

From 2005 until January 2010, he had radio programs, on the Italian Radio m2o Musica allo Stato Puro (in English: "Music at the Pure State"), called "Il Cammino di Gigi D'Agostino" and "Quello che mi piace ". They consist of DJ sets played by Gigi, and featured new remixes of his songs and songs by Italian and international artists.
#1 - September 17, 2010, 10:28:41 AM

  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Country: ca
  • Thanked: 573629 times
Yamaha
Gigi D'Agostino - The Riddle
The Riddle - Gigi D'Agostino



The Riddle is a single by Nik Kershaw extracted from the homonymous album of 1984 and written by the interpreter.

It remains in the ranking of best-selling singles in Italy between the end of 1984 and 1985, reaching tenth place in the hit parade weekly and being among the first 100 of 1985.
#2 - September 17, 2010, 10:36:58 AM
Attachments:
« Last Edit: June 14, 2018, 01:25:58 PM by admin »
 
Wishing you the best day ever followed always by better tomorrows !!

Rolf

Re: GG DAgostino
Again a very good package
thanks

Rolf  :)
#3 - September 21, 2010, 08:27:18 AM
 

  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Country: ca
  • Thanked: 573629 times
Yamaha
Gigi D'Agostino - La Voyage





 :s_cool:
#4 - July 03, 2017, 11:12:35 AM
Attachments:
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 02:39:34 PM by Leonardo »
 
Wishing you the best day ever followed always by better tomorrows !!

Yamaha
Gigi D'Agostino - I'll Fly With You



"L'amour toujours" (also named "I'll Fly with You") is a song co-written and recorded by the Italian DJ Gigi D'Agostino.

The song was released to American clubs and dance radio in July 2000. In Europe, the song was released in October 2000. The song is from D'Agostino's 1999 album of the same name. In 2001, the song became extremely popular in the American dance club scene.

It became an international success and a huge hit throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. In the United States, it peaked at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 15, 2001.
#5 - March 18, 2018, 10:58:05 PM
Attachments:
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 02:39:50 PM by Leonardo »
 
Wishing you the best day ever followed always by better tomorrows !!

Organplayer

Yamaha
Gigi D'Agostino - L'Amour Toujours ( I Fly With you )


A Request for this great song  And also the style is good

And not play the song stif it is really not a stiff song

#6 - July 18, 2019, 07:52:45 AM
Attachments:
 

Yamaha
The Riddle X9
The Riddle X9
#7 - March 05, 2021, 09:18:28 AM
Attachments:
 
The following users thanked this post: Megerle, Juhani, robot2001, tony2004, ludo willems
Wishing you the best day ever followed always by better tomorrows !!

Print

Members:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


There was an error while thanking
Thanking...