Born in Udine - italy in 1968. In the middle of the '80s, he was drummer in a local hardcore punk band, Tomahawk.
Since the end of the 80s started his experience as MC and Selecter, spinning hiphop, funk, dub, jungle d'n'b vinyls.
In 1991 he grounded one of the most important militant rap-crossover band in Italy: Ariadigolpe.
As frontman and militant rapper, writing furious rhymes about the growing Berlusconi's Regime, he released 2 albums, a 7" live e.p., various compliations and performing hundreds of concerts all around Italy, in Switzerland and in Slovenia.
Ariadigolpe played in all the most important Centri Sociali, squats, events and venues, as main band or supporting other great italian and international bands like 99 Posse, Assalti Frontali, Casino Royale, Murphys Law, CPS, just to mention some of them.
In 1997 he left the band to focus on his other passion: photography.
In sommer 1999, Japo left Udine for Berlin, Mecca for artists and avant-garde musicians. Alongside his work as a photographer, he has developed his career as a DJ playing in many venues, mostly alternative spaces and underground clubs in Berlin, Italy and London (Eimer, Escschloraque, Kulturfabrik, Yaam, Rototm Sunsplash, SO36, RoterSalon, 1001, Farbfernseher, Far East Film Festival and many more).
J.A.P.O.'s dj musical spectrum is very eclectic: from '50s/'60s jazz (which was introduced by his father) to '70s/'80s reggae & dub, '70s funk to afrobeat, from '80s hardcore, wave & punk to traditional workers and political chanson, through diffrent forms of contemporary music like hiphop-rap, jungle, electronics (the first cassette he conscious bought was THE MAN MACHINE by Kraftwerk, 1978) and minimal-tech-house.
J.A.P.O.'s djsets reflect this open musical view, sometimes as a patchwork, sometimes straight in one genre, but everytime refined and to the point.