Ciudad de México
Born in the wild, crowded city of Mexico, Giovanni lived his first 20 years listening to every kind of music, when Depeche Mode marked his first contact with electronic beats. His interest grew as he listened to pioneer DJs such as Sasha and Digweed, Oakenfold and Danny Howells.
Persuaded by their sounds, he started to study sound engineering, but soon came aware that his spot was behind the decks. After playing pretty much every club in the city.
Giovanni was noticed by the DJ agency Fast Forward Promote in 2004. Since then, he's been sharing the DJ booth with artis like Damian Lazarus, Sander Kleinenberg ,Roger Sanchez, Sandra Collins,Benoit and Sergio, Chris Fortier, Jimmy Van M, Sean Cusick, Tim Skinner, Kasey Taylor, Anthony Pappa, Inkfish, Blue Room Project, Steve Porter, Marko Pasos, Audiofly, Christopher Lawrence, Dave Ralph, Miguel Puente , Dirty Vegas (Paul Harris), Francis Davila, Gepri, Inxec, Kosmas Epsilon, Ferry Corsten, Bloody Mary, Lee Curtiss, Matt Leutwyler, Gui Boratto, Donovan, Robbie Akbal, Gog,Chloe Harris,Marko Pasos, Gummiz, Steve Bug, Nicolas Jaar, Andre Kraml, Soul Clap ,Lee Foss, Art Department ,Sierra Sam, Marcus Vector , Hamid, Robert James, Richy Ahmed, Eric Volta,Lee Brinx.
It was year 2006, when his friends from Inkfish invited him to open for them in a small European tour. Giovanni played solid warm up sets for Inkfish in countries like Norway, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
It was 2010 when Bastard Love (Donovan) and Black Ass (Gio Rugerio) decided to team up, and give birth to this idea.
2 friends who share endless crazy histories, 2 DJs who have grown up together, promoting for parties and DJing in the world's most populated city: Mexico.
Having performed together and individually at some of the world's most influential cities for the last ten years, building a taste which is focused on the deeper soul of quality electronic music, driven by emotion and kept authentic through very diverse musical backgrounds, delivering both sound and attitude with quality.
2 guys who always do what they want to do, playing the music they love, making an effort to share it with their own Difficult People.
DP's love for music has been supported all over the country and beyond, with gigs in major festivals and clubs such as Flying Circus, BPM, Lo * Kee, Half Baked and Watergate, while throwing some of the best underground parties in Mexico, to support the sounds and artists who inspire and motivate them.
“We are here just for the sounds”
Gio Rugerio DP’s tracks