Amsterdam Dance Event

19/20/21/22/23 Oct 2016



It was like every fiber of his body soaked up the music and he knew after that night what his destiny was: to be that guy on the podium, making people feel the same as he just experienced. Some years, much practicing and a lot of money spent on dance records later, Cristiano became that guy.

In 1992 Cristiano’s musical career started. As DJ Gius he was offered a residency in an Italian club and in the following years many other clubs, like Pachito Club, Elixer Vitae, Escape, Station and East Side were added to his curriculum. In 1992 Giusberti also started working as an A&R manager for 'Route 66 Music Market for DJ's' and four years later also for ‘Arsenic Sound’. That’s where a new chapter in Cristiano’s life emerged: next to playing music, he started producing it. Again, his musical talents didn’t stay unnoticed: in 1999 he achieved worldwide fame with his DJ Gius remix of the track ‘Kernkraft 400’ by the German techno/electro project Zombie Nation. It was an important year for Giusberti: he also joined ‘Alternative Sound Planet’, that is part of one of the biggest record companies in the world: The SAIFAM Group. After finishing two tracks for the ‘Titanic’ label in October, Cristiano needed a cool and catchy alias for his production work. In Italy, ‘techno’ was a generic name for the different styles in dance music. It sounded good together with ‘boy’: Technoboy was born.

Technoboy gave a name and face to a musical style that took the dance scene by storm. Hard, energetic and banging dance music, but always supplied with a touch of Italian class and style: there couldn’t be a better name for it than hardstyle. In 2001, after almost a decade of performing as DJ Gius, Cristiano stepped into a plane to Holland, the dance capital of the world, where he played his first gig as DJ Technoboy. He injected his beats into the crowd and within a couple of years, the whole country was infected by the Italian hardstyle virus. And not only Holland: Technoboy made people in countries like Germany, France, Italy, South-Africa and Australia shake their hips, stomp their feet and clap their hands. He was a headliner at every major hardstyle event on the globe: famous Dutch parties like Mystery Land, (45,000 visitors), Hard Bass (12,000 visitors), Decibel Outdoor (20,000 visitors), Qlimax (25,000 visitors), Defqon.1 Festival (30,000 visitors) and Sensation Black (40.000) and parties like Tomorrowland (Belgium), Sonic (Switzerland), Planetlove (Ireland) and Airbeat One (Germany) are on his résumé. In 2009, X-Qlusive Technoboy was added to this list and this night, where everything revolved around Cristiano Giusberti and his music, was a crown on his career and a night he and his fans will never forget.

With more labels than any other hardstyle artist under his belt (Dance Pollution, Red Alert, Titanic Records, Bonzai Italy, Green Force and BLQ), Cristiano released an uncountable amount of tracks under more than 30 different aliases, such as Pacific Link, The Hose, Giada, The KGB's, Citizen, TNT, Hardstyle Masterz, Tuneboy, 2 Best Enemies and, of course, Technoboy. He did remixes for the biggest names in the hardstyle scene, mixed CD’s and has a discography that one easily could fill a book with.
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