Gianluca Vacchi (IT)
Entrepreneur; social media star; DJ; producer; Gianluca Vacchi is a man who triumphs whatever he puts his hands to. His athletic, hedonistic, daredevil playboy antics on social media made him a star whose charisma people were naturally drawn to, and after amassing an enormous following he decided to follow his dreams in music. Having made his passion and commitment for music clear by announcing the launch of his DJ and production career, he has quickly become a major force in the music industry — and he’s only just getting started. Heir to a huge packaging and processing company, Gianluca’s hedonistic, fun-loving antics have made him a huge star on social media in recent years, with over 11 million Instagram followers glued to his fantasy lifestyle. Describing himself as a ‘global entertainer’, he began working in the family business at 25 and after 20 years of excelling in business, he decided to make a change. "At 45 I realised that the world didn't have anything to give me anymore. I'm not interested in accumulating money at all any more, I'm only interested in what's moving my curiosity." That’s when the real fun started. Whether he’s performing a dance routine to one of his favourite tracks, hanging out with his celebrity friends, showing off his impressive physique and love of tattoos, looking sharp in his flamboyant outfits or performing outlandish feats on one of incredible collection of motorbikes, there’s never a dull moment in his life. His positive, fun-loving attitude and natural charisma have made him a huge force on social media, and his pursuit of his passions means that music was an inevitable path for him to follow. Especially after being invited to feature in the huge music video for the massive hit “Mi Gente” by his good friends J Balvin and Willy William. Partnering with Spinnin’ Records — the world’s biggest dance music label — he brought the mighty “Trump-It” and “Viento”, showing a real talent for choosing the right collaborators and creating anthemic tracks with memorable hooks together. His flair and electric personality were perfectly personified in these first two singles, making them the musical embodiment of the fun-loving vibe that he stands for. With over 40 million plays for these first two efforts, it’s clear that he’s heading for very big things indeed. Now signed to the massive Universal Latin-America — one of the most successful artist rosters in the history of Latin-American music — his status as a recording artist is being catapulted into the stratosphere. Many exciting collaborations are planned with his highprofile celebrity and musician friends, with his first single for the label, ‘LOVE’, featuring Latino star Sebastian Yatra and production from “Despacito” hitmakers, Andres Torres & Mauricio Rengifo. With the release of “Sigamos Bailando”last year, in collaboration with Latin pop superstars Luis Fonsi and Yandel, he is being recognized globally as one to watch. His VIBRA summer residency at Ibiza’s prestigious Amnesia in 2018 made him part of the island’s illustrious history by bringing Ibiza its first ever electro-Latin party. Featuring live acts and DJs spinning alongside Vacchi himself, the events were packed with spectacular production, dancers, pyrotechnics and more. It was just another exciting step in Vacchi’s incredible empire-building in dance music. His DJ career has been rapidly building, with gigs everywhere from the Amsterdam Dance Event to Dubai, and tours of South American and Europe. The start of 2019 marks another highlight for him: his own residency in Las Vegas. With high-flying friends including Cristiano Ronaldo and Zac Efron, Vacchi counts some of the world’s most talented names amongst his acquaintances and it’s going to be seriously exciting to see what he cooks up with their help. For the time being, you can look forward to many more party-starting anthems from this legend-in-the- making, from dancefloor bombs to radio hits and all in-between. Team Vacchi is going to be unstoppable in the years to come.