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Biography

GIANLUCA DI CHIAPPARI AKA DJ TRUMAN, WAS BORN IN THE ETERNAL CITY OF Rome IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES. A CLUBBER AT ONLY 14, DJ TRUMAN GOT SOON INTO PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR) FOR THE LEGENDARY CLUB PIPER AND FOLLWED IT UP WITH MORE TRENDY ROMAN CLUBS SUCH AS ACROPOLIS AND ALIEN. THE VOCATION AS A DJ CAME AFTER MEETING WITH JUSTIN BERKMANN (FOUNDER AND ORIGINAL RESIDENT DJ OF MINISTRY OF SOUND, LONDON) IN 1995. AS A PRACTICING CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT, DJ TRUMAN GOT MORE INTO DJING AS YEARS WENT BY UP TO THE STAGE THAT IS NOWADAYS HIS MAIN BUSINESS. IN 1996, WORKING UNDER HIS FIRST DJ NAME, DJ UFO, HE BUILT HIS CRAFT IN CLUBS WHERE THE PROMOTION GROUP CLUB 69 ORGANISED PARTIES AND 1998 BECAME RESIDENT DJ OF LA VETRINA ON SATURDAY NIGHTS AND AT THE SUNDAY AFTER-HOURS CALLED HARLEM, BOTH IN ROME. IN 2000, DJ TRUMAN SET UP A RECORD LABEL CALLED UFORECORDINGS, WHICH HE USED TO GET RECOGNITION FOR HIS PRODUCTIONS AND SO HE STARTED TO WORK ALL ROUND ROME IN CLUBS SUCH AS ALIEN, PIPER, HULALA, SUPPER CLUB, SAPONERIA AND MANY OTHERS. IN 2001 REALIZING THERE WAS ANOTHER DJ CALLED UFO, THIS ROMAN ARTIST DECIDED TO CHANGE HIS NAME AND CLOSED HIS LABEL DOWN. DJ TRUMAN SOON AFTER STARTED HIS INTERNATIONAL CAREER, WITH APPEARENCES AT PACHA FUNKY ROOM IN IBIZA AND IN 2002 HE STARTED HIS BODY AND SOUL INSPIRED SUNDAY TEA DANCE @ LA SUITE CLUB IN ROME AND CALLED IT SOUL PLEASURE. IN 2003, HE PLAYED THE OFFICIAL OPENING PARTY OF THE MIAMI WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE AT THE BEACH, SO IT IS SAFE TO SAY HIS NAME CHANGE WAS NOT SUCH A BAD THING AFTER ALL. DJ TRUMAN ALSO PLAYED @ LAO IN MARESIAS (SAO PAULO) IN NEW YEARS EVE 2005, AND GET BACK IN IBIZA DURING THE SUMMER AS A GUEST OF HIS FRIEND & RESIDENT DJ @ PACHA’S FUNKY ROOM, MATT CASELI. NOW HE’S SPINNING AROUND AND STARTED UP A TV PROGRAM ABOUT PROFESSIONAL DJ AND NIGHTLIFE. OFFICIAL DJ OF MASTERS TRUMAN TOGETHER WITH DANYOO AND POEDO FROMFUNKY CRUNCHERS”.