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Gadjo Bio

Gadjo hails from Hamburg Germany where, like Boris Dlugosch, Moonbootica, Kid Alex, Disco Boys and Knee Deep, he has been a mainstay on the local scene for several years.

He rose to worldwide prominence in the summer of 2004 when his track So Many Times was championed by Erick Morillo during the summer season in Ibiza.

Alongside vocalist Alexandra Prince, Gadjo released his first single Besame Mucho in 2002, a Latin house track that enjoyed widespread success. The follow up was Punk City, a joint effort between Gadjo and Syke (of Skye’n’Sugarrstar) under the moniker De-Ranged; the single was signed to Norman Cook’s Southern Fried Records.

Gadjo and Prince teamed up once again in 2003 to record So Many Times and it was originally released in the summer of 2003 on the small but well-respected German house label MuschiTunes. The track found its way into the playlists of several DJs but did not take off until Morillo started slotting it into his sets at Pacha and Space. He placed it at the top of his personal charts and it soon found its way into the hands of other top DJs including Roger Sanchez, David Guetta, Tom Novy, Seb Fontaine and Steve Angello.

Morillo went one step further and licensed So Many Times to his own Subliminal imprint. The track got bigger and bigger, reaching #1 in the French, Spanish and German dance charts and rating similarly high in the Italian, Australian, South African, British and Portuguese charts, resulting in Gadjo playing gigs at some of the finest venues in the world including Pacha, Cream in Liverpool, Amnesia in Paris and MAD in Lausanne.

So Many Times peaked when the track received a Best Track nomination in the 2005 House Music Awards. Gadjo has remained busy ever since, completing a swag of remixes including David Morales’ Better That You Leave and a remake of Basement Jaxx’s Do Your Thang which entered the UK Cool Cuts Charts at #1.

2007 was a year full of surprises as Gadjo launched his own record label and booking agency, Torntape Booking & Artists/Torntape Records, while Erick Morillo signed him to Subliminal Records in 2005.

Additionally, his remixes of Firouz’s Warchild and Future Funk’s Wildberry Tracks on Ambassade France and his 2008 single It’s Alright on Caballero Recordings have seen his reputation soar.

Despite his success, Gadjo’s main love remains his DJ gigs. “I like these hymns like So Many Times a lot,” he explains. “But I also like those pushing and uplifting sounds of progressive and tribal house. Because of that I always try to mix the big hits of tomorrow with these cool and pushing sounds.”