Dj Simi was born and raised at Napoli (Naples, Italy)The first time he saw a dj was at 12 years old. Passion at first sight. Inmediately manifestates an interest for hiphop and particularly for scratch and turntablism. At his 18ths starts to go more for professionalism. His passion for music doesn’t know limits, with years passing by he starts to work in studio and take out his art with different music styles, hiphop, techno, house, deep, newjazzfunk, lounge & soundtracks for cinema and documentaries.His capacity to use turntables, samplers,softwares, cd players, synthetizers, comes for his big interest for the “sound”, that leans him to realize a series of projects, different between them but together in an unique style.A style that has been influenced in time of every global music style, starting from the primitive roots of every corner of the world.He has performed with lots of international dj’s, in all Italy,and in the world.This are only some clubs where he has played::
Angels of love parties,DeepNMorning,Syncopate,Colazione da tiffany,The Base,Echoes,CocoricÚ,PeterPan,ECU,MadameButterfly,Il Muretto,AlterEgo,LíAltro Mondo Studios,Neapolis Festival,Tag,Magazzini Generali,TodayClub999 (Italy),
Ministry of sound,Emporium,TheEnd,Heaven,Movida,Egg(London),
Pacha,KU,KM,Penelope (Benidorm Spain),
Space,Pacha,El Divino,Ushuaia (Ibiza),
Tank,Bourbon,Dragonfly,Favela,WeLoveSound Festival (Sydney),
The Room (Budapest)
KuDeTa,Liquid,Double Six,Castway(Bali Indonesia),
Drama Club,Beatpatrol Festival (Vienna)
In 1998 he made an italian Hip-hop project called LA FAMIGLIA,selling more of 30000 copies and writing the history of this genre in Italy.After 10 years the 2 albums of LA FAMIGLIA keep to inspiring all the new italian hip-hop artistes and playing in live in all Italy and part of the Europe(Some squares:Milan 30000 people,Turin 40000 people,Tirana 200000 people.Some theaters Sanremo,Livorno,Venezia,Napoli,Roma.Some tv channels: Rai,Mediaset,Tele+,Tmc.
In 2000, together Fabio “Masterkeys” creates a series of projects that start to go into the history of the club culture(their productions† are released in labels of worldwide importance like INTEC/23RD CENTURY of Carl Cox, YOSHITOSHI of Sharam, SCI-TEC of Dubfire)In 2002 both artists create a label with the name of DECK proposing an exclusive sound of cult in dancefloors of all around the planet , receiving support and consence from the dj star system.
Always together MasterKeys,he did another great musical experience making the album of the SURFERS,called Indigenous Legend,genre chill-jazz-funk-ambient,released on Undiscovered UK Records.A journey thru different kind of music from all the world,with many italian musicians.Another project from 2004 is ETHNO LIGHT.There are 2 albums for the italian national tv channel RAI.The tracks are created for original soundtracks for a movie and for many documentaries.
In 2006 DJ Magazine asked Carl Cox to choose one DJ to ëface offí against, for a special covermount CD. The British techno superstar selected DJ Simi, above all others.Then in 2008, came Simiís debut release on Dubfireís SCI+TEC label. The two tracks Errore di Sistema / R1 hit the shuffle techno vibe right on the head and proved Cavagnuolo was just as capable of producing dark Detroit and Berlin inspired bleep thrillers, as he was at creating Chicago-led floor fillers.
His new project is KENPO RECORDINGS,a new label started in 2010. Simi find a sound solid,dub,with mechanic loop influenced by techno,and a warm deep sound,all conceived straight for the dancefloor.