Freddy K

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Techno dj and producer since 1991 Founder of K1971 Label Management and boss of KEY Vinyl

The head of Key Vinyl, or for the backstage role he played at M_Rec, the label he helped run with best friend Max_M.

He started DJing at Sunday after hour events.. In 1993, aged 21, he launched his now famous Virus radio show, which ran daily from 8PM to midnight, and from midnight to 6AM every Saturday. Parties, a booking agency and record shop soon followed. A year later Freddy K signed to the legendary ACV, who released his first EP, Control. Rage Of Age, his debut album came in 1995.

After Virus peaked and having toured all over the world with ACV, Freddy K stopped DJing and retreated to the backroom. He spent the early millennial years working with Sandro Nasonte at Rome’s flagship record store, Remix. Together they set up the influential Elettronica Romana label, which released some of Donato Dozzy and Giorgio Gigli's first EPs. In 2005 Freddy K launched K1971, a label management enterprise that continues to support fledgling initiatives today from its base in Berlin. He moved to the German capital in 2009, setting up KEY Vinyl as a “techno label for DJs” two years later.

Moving to Berlin reignited Freddy K’s teenage infatuation with rave. He soon fell in with Homopatik, the former monthly gay event at ://about blank. He became notorious for his epic 10, 14 and 16 hour-long sessions there.
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Albums

ACVCD 008 Freddy K - Rage Of Age album art Freddy K Rage Of Age (Album) ACV ACVCD 008 Italy 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ACV 1035 Freddy K - Control EP album art Freddy K Control EP (EP) ACV ACV 1035 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
ACV 1040 Freddy K - Soundz EP album art Freddy K Soundz EP (EP) ACV ACV 1040 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
ELITE 038 Freddy K - The Night In Progress album art Freddy K.* The Night In Progress(12") Elite (2) ELITE 038 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
TOL 004 Freddy K - V E.P. album art Freddy K V E.P. (EP) Tools Records TOL 004 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
E.R. LTD 001 Freddy K - Magnetron EP album art Freddy K / Claudio De Tommasi Freddy K / Claudio De Tommasi - Magnetron EP (EP) Elettronica Romana LTD E.R. LTD 001 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
Key Vinyl Ltd 01 Freddy K - K's Game album art Freddy K & Ken Karter Freddy K & Ken Karter - K's Game(10") Key Vinyl Key Vinyl Ltd 01 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
LTD 002 Freddy K - Devo Andare 2017 album art Freddy K Devo Andare 2017(12") Key Vinyl LTD 002 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
KEYVINYLLTD003 Freddy K - 1995 album art Freddy K 1995(12", EP) Key Vinyl KEYVINYLLTD003 Germany 2020 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

CDACV2001 Freddy K - Il Suono Di Roma album art Freddy K Il Suono Di Roma(CD, Mixed) ACV CDACV2001 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
CDACV 2003 Freddy K - Virus album art Freddy K Virus(CD, Comp, Mixed) ACV CDACV 2003 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
CDHT001 Freddy K - Virus Vol. 2 album art Freddy K Virus Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Hot Trax CDHT001 Italy 1996 Sell This Version

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masaniello

masaniello

December 19, 2007
Alessio Armeni, aka Freddy K, was the creator of the radio program called "VIRUS" (aka as "VIRUZ", since Freddy pronunced all words with the "z" final) and the guru of all the "Virus Movement" in Rome.
The first day of broadcasting was on April, 24 1993 on "Effetto Radio Uno", 89.3 FM in Rome. Two years later the progam moved on "Mondo Radio" (90.9 FM), a very "hot" radio station in Rome, most focused on techno-progressive sound.
Initially, Freddy proposed a very acid and "dark" sound, detroit techno and many labels from London.
After, following the "mood" of big european rave, he proposed a very good hard trance, techno, hardcore and gabber selections.
Very followed was the "hit parade" on Friday (La Piramide del Virus) and the monday night hardcore selection, played by Walter One (Maniac Monday)
Freddy played as Dj in many many parties in Rome (especially in some one-night called "Virus Day" or every April 24 for the "Virus Birthday Parties) and many raves (both in Italy and rest of Europe).
Every raver, in Rome and not also, knows his name and he is still Dj-ing in very "techno" clubs in Rome.
corrente

corrente

December 5, 2007
Mr Freddy K il viruz himself, he has taken with him and together with his movement thousands of ravers .Through his radio program he proposed to a large and vast public the real techno music always searching abroad new releases from old school to new hardcore and gabber later. Such a shame no one now is able to do the same thing with a radio in Rome Italy .We suppose that many foreign artits and djs are known now just because their records were passed on his radio program every night. The same thing could be said for the many labels told hundreds of times on radio that made the history of techno music and now unfortunately forgiven ex acidferous,80 aum records,hot trax,acv,dance ecstasy ,dance mania,sounds never seen,sysmo,magnetic north.Are they enough ?

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