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Paolo Ortelli 1978 (a.k.a. Spankers, a.k.a. Paul from Paul & Luke) Deejay/ Producer / Remixer House - Electro House - Progressive House.
Attracted to dance music from a very young age, Paolo Ortelli starts working at just 16 years of age behind some of the better known dj-booths in Italy. His experience in some of the leading radio stations in the country, such as Studio Più, Viva Fm (where he created and presented the programme “Superdance FM”, showcasing his deejaying and commedian talents) , HitChannel 102,5 & Radio Deejay, is fundamental to his artistic growth. In 2002 he is noticed by Gianfranco Bortolotti, owner of Media Records, which is one of the most well known and appreciated labels in the world, producing talents such as Gigi D’Agostino, Mauro Picotto and Mario Più (just to name a few). Bortolotti provides Paolo with a friendly and dynamic work environment: with “Gigi D’agostino” Paolo produces the hit song “Ripassa” and, only a short time later, his remix for the song “Sunlight” by “Dj Sammy” is released. As a freelance he works with “Molella”, producing the remix for “Gemelli Diversi” ‘s “Mary”, winner of “The best remix of the year 2003″ at the Italian Dance Music Awards. In 2005 his first single under the name “Paolo Ortelli”, sung by Alyxa and titled “Candy Toy” is released by Melodica Records. From 2008 on, Paolo continues to progress towards success as a producer working in collaboration with his partner Luca de Gregorio (a.k.a. Luke Degree). Together they work at projects such as “Spankers”, “Paul and Luke”, and “Paolo Ortelli vs Degree”, known the world over for the hit songs: “Sex on the beach”, “Chupa Rico”, their remix for “Stereo Love” by Edward Maya, the remix of “Elegibò” by Relight Orchestra, “Billie Jean”, “Feel Me”, “The Riddle” , “Sweet Feeling”, the remix for Bob Sinclar “La la song”, the remix for Get Far “The Radio”, which finds success on the American Billboard chart, the remixes for the most famous italian pop singer Vasco Rossi “Gioca Con Me” & “Colpa del Whisky”, “Fuck The Police” Moreover Armin Van Buuren’s “Not givin’ up on love”’s remix, the remakes of the songs “Con te partirò” and “We are the champions” which reached the high positions of many important charts in the dance scene and that are played by some of the most important international djs, Paolo’s collaboration with the top Russian dj Rudenko, “Imagine” and the latest smash Hits made in collaboration with Pat-Rich (The producer of I Know You Want Me by Pitbull) and Luke Degree “Montecarlo Party” (the first official song of the Principality of Monaco ever) , “Carnaval The Paris 2013″ , “Rockin’ It” and “Like Ya Hollywood”. The “Spankers” project, of which Paolo is particularly fond, is born in 2009. Singers such as Big Ali, Snoop Dogg, Coolio, Lil Jon, LMFAO, Rj, Pitbull, John Biancale, the japanese star SKY-HI from AAA and the venezuelan singer/actress Barbara Clara participate in the project. More than 80 licence deals signed on the first three singles, more than 50 chart scores worldwide. “Sex on the beach” #1 in Japan, Czech Republic, Israel and South Korea achieved more than 10 synch deals including CSI Miami, Jersey shore and The Australian movie “The kings of Mykonos – Wog Boy 2′′. The video for “Everyone’s a DJ” achieved more than 3 million views on the Kontor Tv Youtube Channel, the video for “Sex On The beach” 50 million overall so far. Paolo & Luke are 2 times official remixers for the german project R.I.O. in 2011 ” Turn this Club Around” & “Animal” and once for Rj feat Pitbull “U Know It ain’t love” , LIL JON feat. LMFAO - "Drink" , the 2012 Summer Anthem WTF "Da Bop" ...And...More recently:
WALLPAPER - "GOOD 4 IT"
BOB SINCLAR - "WORLD HOLD ON"
BOB SINCLAR - "SUMMER MOONLIGHT"
WALT DISNEY - "MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE"
SELENA GOMEZ - "SLOW DOWN"
Thanks to the mentioned songs, remixes and collaborations, Paolo is now the official dj of Jimmy'z Monte-Carlo and he makes appearances and tours in some of the most important clubs in the worldwide panorama: among them Fabrique (Moscow) , We Are Family (now Home Sweet Home-Moscow), Z-Top, Club Gold, Platinum club etc in Russia, Radmir in Ukraine, clubs Ageha & Vanity (Tokyo), Dyana, Giraffe (Osaka) and the renowned F-Bar in Japan, Super Paradise in Mikonos (Greece), Amnesia in Rabat, Marocco, Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo and many others in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Slovakkia , Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Austria, Albania, Slovenia, Czech Republic, South Korea…etc. Paolo’s ambition for the future is to keep searching for new collaborations and contaminations.
.. To be continued…Stay tuned!!!