THAT´S MY STORY
SUCH A GRUVer!
Düsseldorf based producer and DJ Mario da Ragnio is considered one of the most uprising artists emerging from Germany’s underground scene. With his
releases on renowned labels such as
UPON YOU (GER) | INMOTION (NY) | MOAN (IT) | HANGOVER (IT)
BREAK NEW SOIL (GER) | KLING KLONG (GER) | ZOO LAB (IT) | TAKE AWAY (IL)
and massive steady support by the world’s elite DJs – as a solo artist or executive producer behind various talents – the ambitious Rhinelander with Italian roots
is right on target standing his ground in the world of electronic underground music.
With a competent hand for impulsive grooves, experienced technical skills, constant hard work and a proper portion of fire he tempts fate.
Looking back on a varied musical history, he made his first production experiences in the early nineties on an old Amiga-Computer. Additionally as a dj he got resident jobs in the most diverse hotspots of his region, which sharpened his abilities to service any audience from intimate underground spots to crowded festivals almost intuitively.
Beyond his constantly growing tour diary, the smart southerner spends a majority of time in his music studio. Here he works, samples and layers, he is doing mixdowns and masterings and that all is not only for his own repertoire. He´s also busy as an executive producer behind a lot of other talents and collaborates on diverse projects.
Besides his releases on labels like
INMOTION MUSIC, HANGOVER, ZOO LAB, ADMAIORA, KING KLONG, YELLOW TAIL, CIRCLE MUSIC, SOULFOOLED, SAVE ROOM, TAKT etc. it’s first and foremost his own solo releases on MARCO RESMANS label UPON YOU RECORDINGS or GREGOR TRESHER´S label BREAK NEW SOIL and also Italian MOAN RECORDS that shine bright in his discography.
And yet they’re steadily supported by a variety of established key players such as LAURENT GARNIER, MARCO CAROLA, RICHIE HAWTIN, MARCO FARAONE, ADAM BEYER, MONIKA KRUSE, GEL ABRIL, STACEY PULLEN or DJ T etc.
Whether as a producer or behind the decks – having an eye for his audience and a broad musical knowledge in his pocket, he refines his very own formula of dancefloor functionality. Even though his story apparently has just begun – Mario da Ragnio is living proof that talent, ambition, passion and patience pay off even in fast moving times like these where it is becoming harder every day to stand out from the electronic music masses.
(Text: Sven Palzer | BPM Affairs)