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Francesco Diaz

Hamburg, Germany


2004 Wormland Gold, 2005 Wormland Gold, Catwalk Records
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House evangelist Francesco Diaz holds a respected position among the house community. After more than 15 years splitting his time between the confines of studio environments and global dance floors, the German dj/producer is something of a veteran to the scene. Perhaps most noted for the successes in his back catalogue which include releases like ‘Don’t You Want Me’ and ‘Ibiza’, Diaz has also picked up acclaimed support from the likes of Radio 1 Pete Tong, Judge Jules and Roger Sanchez for his remix work on tracks like John Dahlback’s ‘Everywhere’ and Dada Lifes ‘Cookies With A Smile’.

In recent times Diaz has scaled download charts with massive dance floor monsters like ‘Morphine’, ‘Crash’, ‘1998’, ‘Into The Night’ and ‘Perfect Moment’. Whilst squeezing time into to compile and mix Ministry of Sounds 2009 edition of ‘Clubbers Guide to Ibiza’, an honour he shared with Swedish anthem machine John Dahlback.

After earning his badges working as label boss for several labels, Diaz stepped out from the shadows to release his own music. His debut single ‘Say a little Prayer’, which featured the sharp vocals of Karl Frierson, came out on Muschitunes in 2005 and became an instant hit. In the same year Diaz released his second single ‘Time to Turn Around’, which landed him high praise and further saw the record spend 4 weeks at the top of Scandinavian Dance Charts and led to his friendship with both Axwell and Steve Angello at Joia Records.

The later years provided to be something of a rising point for the Hamburg artists has he continued to put out even more good music. From his numerous remix projects for standout artists such as Eddie Thoneick, DJ Chus meets Pete Tha Zouk and AnnaGrace through to his collaboration work with the likes of Thomas Gold, John Dahlback, Dada Life, Denis the Menace, Eddie Thoneick, Jerry Ropero and Young Rebels, the popularity of Diaz’s music soared.

Today the sound of Diaz stands celebrated in all its glory, unique in its design and infused with measurable shades of elements from progressive, electro and house music genres. It is these handcrafted sounds which are full of sonic grooves, shakin’ bass rhythms and all drenched in trademark melodic drifters that have established Diaz a legion of fans ranging from Tiësto and D.O.N.S. to Axwell and Sebastian-ingrosso/">Sebastian Ingrosso.

Raved by dance media such as Raveline and DJ Magazine, whilst having powered up numerous European charts over the years, it is no surprise then to find his music on imprints around the globe in Ministry of Sound, Joia Records, , Vendetta Records, Time Records, Blanco Y Negro, Pickadoll and Kontor Records

Away from the studio Francesco’s music has elevated him to astounding heights and led to him extensively touring countries such as Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Ibiza, Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Columbia.

Today Diaz finds himself at the helm of Wormland’s music division, an offshoot project from the famous German fashion label. His eclectic taste for all things considered “true dance music” has led to him creating three labels under the Wormland brand; Wormland Gold, Wormland White and Wormland Black with each division representing the varying styles in electronic music.

Additionally 2010 has seen Diaz begin work on his debut artist album Francesco Diaz & Young Rebels ‘Mission Complete’. Scheduled to be released through Wormland music the exciting project will see a collection of new material from the German artists and feature a string of collaborations with artists who have influenced Diaz over the years. Also as part of the 85th anniversary of legendary Greek composer and cultural icon Mikis Theodorakis, Diaz was given the esteemed honour by Mikis himself to reproduce some of his most famous compositions and craft them into a modern soundscape fitting for a new generation. A much-loved national institution famed for such hits as ‘Zorba’ and ‘Honeymoon Song’, as well as his scores in the films ‘Zorba the Greek’ and ‘Serpico’ staring Academy Award winning actor Al ‘Pacino.