Corrado Rizza (IT)
Rizza was born in Rome, Italy and was working as a DJ from the early 80's in some of the main clubs of Rome/Italy and in US: from Histeria and Gilda, in Rome to Lavo in NY and Delano in Miami.
At the end of the 80's he was one of the first Italo house producer with his band the Jam Machine and after he found Livexpress Production with Max and Frank Minoia, he created in 1991 the label Lemon Records with Gino Woody Bianchi and Dom Scuteri and he produced club hits such as "Give me rhythm" by Black Connection, "Satisfy your dream" by Paradise Orchestra, "Nothing has been proved" by Strings Of Love, "Everyday" by Jam Machine, "Tomorrow" by Daybreak feat. Karen Jones, "In the Heat" by Global Mind, etc.
In his career has collaborated as producer and remixer with artists and djs such as: Marshall Jefferson, Arthur Baker, Eric Kupper, Paul Oakenfold, Full Intention, Black Box, Miguel Migs and many more. In 1996 he had a Gold Record after he mixed with Gino Woody Bianchi the compilation Hit Mania Dance 96 for 70.000 copies sold in Italy.
His productions were included inside important compilations of big djs and labels such as Pete Tong,Tony Humphries, Joey Negro, Judge Jules, Norman Jay, Ministry of Sound, FFRR, Renaissance, Cafe' Mambo, etc. He realized as director the documentary: "Beat Parade" (2009) and "Strani Ritmi" (2014). He produced few albums such as: "No Big Deal" by Jive (JVC Records - Japan - 1997), "Harmonoize" by Kitchentools - (Virgin Records - Italy - 2001) and many albums by Jingle Jungle Boyz including inside the compilation Hit Mania Dance, the most famous Italian dance compilation that he coordinated for few years that yearly sold one million of copies for over a decade. He has written also soundtracks: "Verso Sud" by Pasquale Pozzessere and "Anche i Commercialisti hanno un anima" by Maurizio Ponzi and books: "Beatles Dolce Vita", "Piper Generation, "I Love The Nightlife" with the dj Marco Trani and "Anni Vinilici"
In 2019 Corrado Rizza directed and produced a documentary movie called Larry's Garage about the dj Larry Levan from the Paradise Garage in New York City.