Franco Cinelli (AR)
Franco Cinelli was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1978. He’s one of the most well known techno DJs & Producers in Argentina. Being just 14 years old, he started his djing career. Interested in drums, he began to research the creation and development of music thru computers and samplers. In 1995, inspired by the sounds of Detroit, he made his very first tracks. His DJ sets are a harmonic blend between different styles rounded by a flawless mixing technique. He made many dancefloors shake from Mexico City to Ushuaia in the deepest south of the American Continent, including events like MUTEK Argentina & Mexico.
Since his first European tour in 2003 Franco's passport collected many new stamps and visas, giving him the opportunity to show his definition of music at important clubs and outstanding festivals such as Watergate Berlin, Weekend Berlin, Harry Klein Munich, Privilege Ibiza, Gazcolder Gallery Moscow, Lightbox London, Vreemd Amsterdam, Concorde Atlantique Paris, Planetarium Vienna, Cityfox Zurich, Irokocontent Salerno, Rizzla Party Catania, Electrosplash Festival Benicassim, Elettrowave Festival Livorno and Shining Festival Munich.
In 2005 after a bunch of early CDs and vinyls Franco released together with Bruno Pronsato the outstanding "Picaro EP", highly renowned by the press and scoring rank 7 on the top 50 charts of prestigious Groove magazine from Berlin. This was followed by a series of remixes of his track "Sense", edited by the Barcelonean netlabel Sinergy Networks and reworked by artists such as L.O.D. or Pep Gaya. A year later Franco began to explore new approaches for his sets combining vinyl and laptop, adding a completely new artistic turn to his live performances. 2006 was also the beginning of the deep friendship between him and Esperanza Records from Spain which soon became his home label. This was the moment where requests for edits and remixes from a huge variety of Minimal, Techno and House labels increased to a first climax, granting his name the status of a point of reference for many European DJs and promoters. The following year Franco's agenda as producer and remixer was highly demanded, bringing up excellent records for imprints such as Hello.Repeat?, Esperanza, Adjunct, Hometown, Weave, Sunset, Produkt, Claque Musique and International Freak Show. Together with Munich based DJ and producer Dario Zenker the project Maria Fresca was born resulting in a spectacular transcontinental collaboration for Ilian Tape and Harry Klein Networks.
But where others rest on their laurels Franco starts with serious work, releasing five EPs in 2009, four EPs in 2010 and five EPs in 2011 - so far! - on labels like Traut Muzik, Esperanza, Ilian Tape, AirDrop, Bass Culture, Harry Klein Records and Aux-Rec and a even higher number of reveled remixes becoming essential ingredients for many DJ mixes such as Marco Carola's Time Warp Mix, D’Julz Rexperience Mix for Rex Club Paris and one of the most important annual CD compilations - Cocoon Amnesia Ibiza Mixes - in this cases picked by Dorian Paic for the Cocoon Heros Mix. In 2010 never sleeping Franco conquered in his debut tour in Japan Tokyo and Fukuoka, several other stops brought him throughout Europe. After a first tour in Spring 2011 Franco will return once again to Europe with stops in a rom of Europe's leading clubs. And one of the tunes we heard already all summer long will for sure be a companion while Franco stands behind the decks: his already epic remix of Cassius's 'Sound of Violence'.