Gigi D'Agostino

Gigi D'Agostino

Real Name:
Luigino Celestino di Agostino
Profile:
Born: 17 December 1967 in Torino (Italy)
Gigi D'Agostino's real first name is also known as Luigi.
The name Luigino can also be used as a diminutive form of Luigi.

Gigi D'Agostino's logo is based on this Japanese character: 舞
Translation: dance / dancing
Pronunciation: mai

Gigi D'Agostino's career as a DJ and a producer:

- Mediterranean Progressive (1992 to 1997)
Gigi D'Agostino is known as one of the pioneers of Mediterranean progressive music, which consists of minimalistic sounds, Latin and Mediterannean melodies.
In 1994 Gigi D'Agostino launched the NoiseMaker label, under the direction of the Italian house producer Gianfranco Bortolotti.
The BXR Noise Maker label was created by Media Records to release Mediterranean progressive music.
From 1993 to 1994 Gigi D'Agostino was a member of the group Voyager (9).
From 1993 to 1998 Gigi D'Agostino was a resident DJ in the Italian disco named Ultimo Impero (Airasca, TO).

Cooperations: Daniele Gas, Michele Generale, Mauro Picotto, Cataldo Valente, Andrea Remondini

- Italodance (1998 to 2005)
In the beginning of 1998 Gigi D'Agostino's music became more melodic and he started using vocalists for his songs.
His music became more like Italodance and he stopped making Mediterranean progressive music.
In 1999 Gigi D'Agostino was quite famous with Italodance hits like "L'Amour Toujours", "The Riddle", "La Passion" and "Another Way".
In the same year Gigi was awarded with the "Best Producer in 1999" award at the Italian Dance Awards.
In the year 2001 he was awarded with the "Best DJ-Producer of the Year" award at the Red Bull Awards in Italy.

Cooperations: Carlo Montagner, Diego Leoni, Paolo Sandrini

- Lento Violento (since 2003)
Since 2003 Gigi D'Agostino started releasing Lento Violento tracks, this music style started to get its shape around 2006.
Gigi D'Agostino created a lot of aliases to differentiate his new music style from his older Italodance work.

Cooperations: Luca Noise, DJ Pandolfi, Diana J, Davide Marani, Manuel Negrin, Ruben Paganelli, Stefano Di Carlo, DJ Maxwell, Federico Romanzi, Mr Dendo, Moto Remoto, Daniele Mondello, Gianpiero Viani, Rapporto Distorto, LuHa MsM, The Love Family

At this moment Gigi D'Agostino is still experimenting with alternative music styles in the Electronic genre.

Radio programs:
Il Programmino di Gigi D'Agostino
- From April 2003 to January 2004 on RIN - Radio Italia Network
Il Cammino di Gigi D'Agostino
- From September 2005 to July 2009 on m2o - musica allo stato puro
Quello che mi piace
- From October 2009 to December 2009 on m2o - musica allo stato puro

Contact information:
SMS: +393336467662
E-mail: gigi@gigidagostino.com
Sites:
Aliases:
In Groups:
Variations:

Gigi D'Agostino Discography

Albums

ZYX 20405-2 Gigi D'Agostino Gigi D'Agostino (Album) RTI Music, BXR ZYX 20405-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
REC 255134-4 Gigi D'Agostino L'Amour Toujours (Album) NoiseMaker, Media Records REC 255134-4 Hungary 1999 Sell This Version
ZYX 20714-2 Gigi D'Agostino L'Amour Toujours II (Album) NoiseMaker, Media Records ZYX 20714-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SUB 037 Gigi D'Agostino & Daniele Gas Gigi D'Agostino & Daniele Gas - Experiments Vol. 1 (Maxi) Subway Records SUB 037 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
MXX 00009 Gigi D'Agostino & Daniele Gas Gigi D'Agostino & Daniele Gas - Creative Nature Vol. 2 Metrotraxx MXX 00009 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
NM 001 Gigi D'Agostino / Daniele "Gas" Maffei* Gigi D'Agostino / Daniele "Gas" Maffei* - Noise Maker Theme / Catodic Tube(12") NoiseMaker NM 001 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
SUB 029 Gigi Di Agostino* & Daniele Gas Gigi Di Agostino* & Daniele Gas - Creative Nature Vol. 1 Remix(12", Single) Subway Records SUB 029 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
SUB 046 Gigi Di Agostino Noise Maker* The Mind's Journey(12") Subway Records SUB 046 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
NM 002 Gigi D'Agostino Sweetly (Single, Maxi) NoiseMaker NM 002 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
AS-265 RAF By Picotto* & Gigi D'Agostino RAF By Picotto* & Gigi D'Agostino - Angels' Symphony (Maxi, Single) BXR, Flying Records AS-265 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
BXR 1005 Gigi D'Agostino Elektro Message / Gigi's Violin (Single, Maxi) BXR BXR 1005 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
ZYX 8508-8 Gigi D'Agostino New Year's Day (Maxi, Single) BXR ZYX 8508-8 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
JB 004 Cappella / R.A.F. By Picotto And Gigi D'Agostino Cappella / R.A.F. By Picotto And Gigi D'Agostino - I Need Your Love / Angels' Symphony(7", Jukebox) Media Records JB 004 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
BXR 1022/1/2/3 Gigi D'Agostino Gin Lemon E.P. (EP) BXR, Media Records BXR 1022/1/2/3 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
BXR 1021 Gigi D'Agostino Music (Rmx) (Single) BXR BXR 1021 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
BXR 1019 Gigi D'Agostino Music: An Echo Deep Inside (Maxi) BXR BXR 1019 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
BXR 1023 Gigi D'Agostino Gin Lemon (Maxi) BXR BXR 1023 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
ZYX 8896-12 Gigi D´Agostino* Elisir (Maxi, Single) BXR ZYX 8896-12 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
ZYX 8989-12 Gg D'Ag* Cuba Libre (Single) BXR, Media Records ZYX 8989-12 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
ZYX 9133-8 Gigi D'Agostino The Riddle (Maxi, Single) ZYX Music, Media Records ZYX 9133-8 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
ZYX 9030-8 Gigi D'Agostino Bla Bla Bla (Single, Maxi) BXR ZYX 9030-8 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
ZYX 9245-8 Gigi D'Agostino La Passion (Maxi, Single) ZYX Music, Media Records ZYX 9245-8 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
W/BXR 001 1/3 Gigi D'Agostino Tanzen E.P. (EP) W/BXR, Media Records W/BXR 001 1/3 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
NUK P 0182 Gigi D'Agostino / Tony H Gigi D'Agostino / Tony H - Noise Maker Volume Three Nukleuz NUK P 0182 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BIG 5064-12 Gigi D'Agostino Another Way (Maxi, Single) ZYX Music, Media Records BIG 5064-12 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

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Kemechev

Kemechev

January 24, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
King of the catchy dance music of the late 90's, Gigi D'agostino knew its music and how to get people to listen. With an arsenal of melodic voices, powerfull and very entertaining bass loops and a bunch of up-beat and "hip" samples, this guy gave clubbing in the 90's a sountrack of its own! Don't be fooled for the post-90's Gigi D'agostino music; he, somehow, just wasn't able to revive the 90's experience and, lamentably, the sound he worked on for so long wasn't atractive anymore when the 00's begun anyway. So, you can be a snob and say Gigi is a cheesy and vulgar trance/dance artist, but any good music listener should appreciate the great sense of melody this guy had... Maybe poorly executed for the contemporary ears, but very well constructed for the pop music genre of all times.
Jarren

Jarren

September 4, 2009
edited over 5 years ago
People tend to misunderstand Gigi, mainly because he's seen as a dance artist yet he makes blatantly cheesy pop.

I think you should listen to the man's music regardless of preconceptions.

Enjoy the early classics like Noise Maker Theme, Marimba, Fly, Giallone and his remix of Android for what they are: First class Mediterranean Progressive with a large slice of dark trance.

But don't dismiss the more recent poppier sound, or you miss out on a feast of fun and catchy pop music.

Yes, that's right. Pop music. Listen with your heart, not with your too-cool-for-school ego...

EDIT: I have recently been investigating his Lento Violento style, and this is a radical departure for him. Highly recommended!
ecclefechan

ecclefechan

October 31, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
While I'd agree that much of what he's done in the past 5 years has been really bad, it wasn't always that way. Listen to "Sweetly", "My Dimension" or his remix of 2 Culture In A Room - Android. These are all inspired moments; unique, powerful and beautiful in their own way.
Reggie_Miller

Reggie_Miller

February 26, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
I'd say one of the worst producers I've ever heard. Proud creator or perhaps ambassidor of the "Gino beat", Gigi's music can be found playing out of poorly modded Celica's and Civic's. Think Final Fantasy soundtrack at 160BPM with a vocodered voice. Simplistic and EXACTLY carbon copied tracks produced poorly with tinker toy sounds.

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