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The reason I create, and the reason I assume we all do, is out of, or in the pursuit of, love. What makes each of us unique is our relationship with this pursuit. For some, it’s fueled by sadness and conflict, while for others, by passion and enthusiasm. For me, for Savile, it’s that I have nothing else. No other thought nor pursuit has held my heart as house music has. The movement of the floor and the relentlessness of the bass bin are my kiss and my muse.

Consider me lucky. I grew up in a desolate factory town in Michigan, where success was working 40 hours with steel and a double-wide trailer with two kids. Fortunate to have a dial-up internet connection, I stumbled into forums and file sharing with boundless hunger and downloaded my way to an education in music. I've since thought of nothing else as my future.

After working within the strict confines of hip-hop and pop music for several years, I found house music and its pursuit of freedom and escape to be an entirely refreshing perspective; one without the borders or preconception to which I had become accustomed. I began with rudimentary experiments in ‘house’ and ‘techno’ around 2007, and between filing applications for art school and temp jobs, I started to find my footing amongst the melody of Chicago and the percussion of Detroit.
I soon realized art school wasn't the proper step, and shortly after abandoning that avenue I signed my first single to Norman Cook’s Southern Fried Records. Just a month before the release, I packed everything I owned and moved to Chicago, the city of house music, where I began splitting my time between 40 hours in the kitchen and long nights on the dance floor.

One year later, I’m still working full time, still juggling the passion and the pursuit. Along the way, I’ve shared the booth with the likes of Damian Lazarus, Lee Burridge & Danny Howells, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Hot Natured, and the venerable Derrick Carter. I’ve played Chicago’s Smartbar, Spybar, Vision, and legendary underground spaces. I was featured with Amon Tobin & Eskmo on a Ninja Tune release this past spring, and have pending releases on Moodmusic imprint Wazi Wazi and Detroit’s Hej Records, among others. My productions have grown increasingly dense, with the Detroit-influenced percussion and organic synth work leading me through a myriad of thick and thoroughly reverberated avenues. I sometimes joke with my friends that my sound is as if "Radiohead were making house." Maybe.
I know there are still many moves to make. The “to-do’s” and the “done’s”grow and shrink in parallel. If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt curious as to who I am, or who Savile is, for that matter. This changes every day. What I know is that through the creation and the playing of music I’ve touched a high that I cannot replicate. The love is there. My hope is that you can get a taste of it, too.
Sincerely,
Gianpaolo

Savile   Gianpaolo Dieli, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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