Peppe Citarella (IT)


Peppe Citarella is an Italian DJ and producer. As a boy he listened to Stevie Wonder and Barry White and was influenced by Soul, R&B and Disco.
In the 90s he begins to explore Jazz, Garage, Old School Classics. He started dreaming of playing drums, but later Peppe was drawn to mixing. His sentimental upbringing created a unique identity, different from the typical Italian DJs.
As DJ Peppe he was building a reputation in Italy and began to blend music of Latin origin and Mexican heritage. After a couple of years of playing around the world, Peppe returned home to Italy, entertaining clubbers with his unique skills, programming American sounds on his sets.
2008 Peppe joins the "Qi Clubbing Family" becoming the resident DJ in the Prive area, one of the best Italian clubs. Peppe's experience took him to the largest international stages of the globe, as far as India. This journey influenced her first hit track "Tacalacateo" topping the Best International Dance Chart and "BillBoard '' Dance / Club Chart.
In 2012, Peppe produced "MamaAfrica" ​​with India and Paki Palmieri mixing tribal and soul beats which also became a popular hit on the charts. The "Citarella Dub Piano Mix" has gained popularity all over the world and especially throughout Japan. This brought Peppe the opportunity to collaborate with house music pioneer Tony Humphries on "Tony Records".
In 2015 a collaboration with DJ Spen was born, publishing Peppe Citarella's works on the labels "Quantize" & "Unquantize". International heaters like "Yangui ci Birr" with African percussion influences and a Ghanaian flavor. That track stayed in the Traxsource AfroHouse Top 100 for six weeks. The following year Peppe collaborated with "Vida Records" founded by Pablo Fierro ("Nawe") and "MoBlack Records" founded by MoBlack ("Ayo Néné").
In 2017 Peppe created the label "Union Records" and the first release was "Organ Ride", which entered the Top 10 of the Soulful House genre on Traxsource, within a few weeks. In 2018 his track "Moyubba" was included in the incredible compilation "Weaving Genres" Vol 2 of his sensational friend Def Mix, Hector Romero. This was on the world's # 1 House album. Peppe's collaboration with Peruvian percussionist Cristian Afrotronix and will also appear in the compilation "Defected Ibiza 2018"
In 2019 Union Records enjoyed incredible success in both the Afro House and Soulful House genres, with long-running and chart-topping tracks they have become one of the most respected labels in the industry. Peppe Citarella celebrates 10 years of publishing incredible music and his international journey has earned him an exceptional reputation around the world.

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