German Producer, DJ Francesco Diaz has been making sonic house grooves for close to 20 years. During his time he has crafted a back-catalogue which includes releases like 'Don't You Want Me' and 'Ibiza' while delivering numerous sublime remixes like his rework of John Dahlback's 'Everywhere' and Dada Life's 'Cookies With A Smile'. It is through this consistent studio output that he has remained an evergreen presence amongst the playlists of the scenes biggest names which include Tiesto, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso.

After earning his stripes working as label boss for several recording imprints, Francesco stepped out from the shadows of the studio office to release his own productions. His debut single 'Say a Little Prayer' which featured pinpoint vocals of Karl Frierson, came out on Muschitunes in 2005 and was an instant hit. In the same year he released his second single 'Time to Turn Around' which notched up high praise and further saw the record spend 4 weeks at the top of Scandinavian Dance Charts, lending it's hand to his friendship with those infamous Swedes, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello.

Since then he has scaled the download charts of Beatport, and iTunes with dance floor monsters like 'Morphine', 'Crash', '1998', 'Into The Night' and 'Perfect Moment', captured the ears of the scenes elite with his remix projects for artists such as Eddie Thoneick, AnnaGrace and DJ Chus as well as chalked up the genre defining collaborations with Thomas Gold, Denis the Menace and Jerry Ropero. Over the years his music has been signed to imprints around the globe from Joia Records, Ministry of Sound, PinkStar Records, Vendetta Records, Time Records, Blanco Y Negro, Pickadoll and Kontor Records.

Lacing up his boots for his debut artist album back in 2010, Francesco paired with the Young Rebels for his first long player 'Mission Complete'. Released through Germany's famous fashion labels musical arm Wormland Music, an imprint Francesco himself oversees, Mission Complete weighed in with some standout collaborations from such studio friends as John Dahlback, the colossal talents of Thomas Gold and the soulfully wrenching vocal chords of Terry B! Alongside a strong collaboration frontline, the double CD album also contained a rare selection of handpicked remixes from the earth shattering sounds Deadmau5, Dada Life and the chart scoring talents of Avicii.

As well his debut artist album, Francesco also completed an extroadinary remix album titled 'Timeless' for legendary Greek composer and cultural icon Mikis Theodorakis; famed for his eternal classical pieces and film scores in movies such as 'Zorba the Greek' and 'Serbico' starring Acadamy Award winning actor Al Pacino. As part of the 85th Anniversary of Mikis' life, Francesco was invited by the iconic composer himself to modernize some of the most famous compositions ('Zorba', 'Honeymoon Song' etc) and craft them into an electronic soundscape fitting for a new era of music lovers.

Additional to his album projects the last 12 months have seen Francesco release a steady flow of tracks on a myriad of labels. From his collaborative work with Young Rebels on 'Hamburg' and 'Love' featuring the vocals of Shawnee Taylor, both tracks were released through Ministry of Sound, to his combined efforts 'Disco' and God Save the Queen' with Jeff Rock on celebrated Dutch imprint 'Spinnin', Francesco has maintained his trademark production quality throughout. By crafting robust, club rocking tracks unique in their design and infused with measurable shades of elements from Progressive, Electro and House music, Francesco has poised his music in a place that is as comfortable among the sets of Thomas Gold and Swedish House Mafia, as those of Pete Tong and Above & Beyond.

With his successes being anything but ephemeral, Francesco is driven and focused for what he himself sees as his biggest year from the studio to date. With a stream of new releases and an uninterrupted schedule of tour dates planned for the summer, Francesco is brimming with a new found love for his surroundings and a wave of bubbling excitement with is music going forward. Commenting on his recent move to Barcelona he says 'I feel moving to Barcelona has been the making of me as an artist. While Hamburg will always be my home, Barca is a multiplex of opportunities and ideas. There's a real musical energy which permeates through the streets and clubs here, coupled with being surrounded by an inspiring pool of new producers and DJs'.
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