Gaudi

Recently nominated for the "World Music Awards" with his chart topping album 'Dub Qawwali', Gaudi's eclectic style and versatility has kept him at the forefront of his field throughout a notable and prolific career; this latest accolade confirms the London-based Italian-born music producer/solo artist's credentials as a force to be reckoned with in the international music scene. There is a natural sensitivity to Gaudi's music which enables him to unify different forms of sound from around the world and represent them in his own personal style, while at the same time, most importantly, keeping the heart, integrity and significance of the cultural roots. His music, which is an organic fusion of Dub, Electronica and Worldbeat is rarely off the playlists and regularly being performed live in the UK and internationally. No newcomer, Gaudi has been stretching the boundaries of music since the start of his career in 1980 and since then he has cultivated his obsession with music by constantly searching and experimenting with new forms of sounds and grooves. ...show more

Recently nominated for the "World Music Awards" with his chart topping album 'Dub Qawwali', Gaudi's eclectic style and versatility has kept him at the forefront of his field throughout a notable and prolific career; this latest accolade confirms the London-based Italian-born music producer/solo artist's credentials as a force to be reckoned with in the international music scene. There is a natural sensitivity to Gaudi's music which enables him to unify different forms of sound from around the world and represent them in his own personal style, while at the same time, most importantly, keeping the heart, integrity and significance of the cultural roots. His music, which is an organic fusion of Dub, Electronica and Worldbeat is rarely off the playlists and regularly being performed live in the UK and internationally. No newcomer, Gaudi has been stretching the boundaries of music since the start of his career in 1980 and since then he has cultivated his obsession with music by constantly searching and experimenting with new forms of sounds and grooves.

A classically trained pianist and Theremin player with a fascination for anything that could produce sound distortion, Gaudi began his career as composer and producer experimenting with analogue synthesizers, filtered vocals and tape echoes; Even back then he created a sound that was very much his own: a sort of crossover between Roots reggae-dub and the early 80's "no-wave" movement. (see cult labels "Ralph Records" and "99 Records"). After been featured on many records as keyboard player, producer and songwriter, in 1986 Gaudi began his first solo reggae project as a singer and signed his first major record deal with Polygram/Mercury for his first 2 solo albums "Basta Poco" and "Gaudium Magnum". After several years of massive national media exposure, promotion and intense touring (alongside reggae legends such as The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Ziggy Marley, Michael Rose, Yellowman, Sister Carol, Mutabaruka, I-Three, Freddy Mc Gregor, Maxi Priest), Gaudi, with his need for constant artistic evolution left Italy and moved to London, where access to a growing international and more groundbreaking music industry would allow him to continue to develop both artistically and professionally.

After reaching no.1 in the UK charts in 1996 with his remix of Cool Jack's "Jus' Come", Gaudi confirmed his credentials as a top remixer and since then has remixed some of the most important names in the business, most notably: Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker, Zion Train, The Upsetters, Africa Bambaataa, Apache Indian, General Levy, Simple Minds, Fatboy Slim, Scissor Sisters, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, 1 Giant Leap, Lamb, Trilok Gurtu, Ojos de Brujo, Artful Dodger, The Orb, Shpongle, among others... (see "remix" page on www.gaudimusic.com for a full list). Studio works with reggae legends such as Lee Scratch Perry, Horace Andy and Dennis Bovell, and "hip-hop pioneer" Grandmaster Flash, have further confirmed the talent of this fearless electronic producer. With 12 solo albums to date, 250 music productions, 90 remixes and more than 100 compilations featuring his tracks, Gaudi has been pretty regularly present in the UK and USA iTunes Charts with his last 4 albums all gaining respectable chart postitions: "Bass, Sweat & Tears" (Interchill Records) reached no.2 Europe & no.31 USA , "gaudi:testa-CONTINVVM" (Em:t Records) no.3 Europe, "Re:sonate" (Fax Records) - done in collaboration with 'ambient legend' Pete Namlook - no.14 Europe and no.48 USA, "Dub Qawwali" (Six Degrees Records) -featuring "Pakistan's Premier Ambassador of Qawwali Music" Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan reached no.2 in USA, no.4 in the UK, no.1 on Amazon's Electronic Music section. ...show less