Spiller

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Spiller
Birth name Cristiano Spiller
Born (1975-04-03) 3 April 1975 (age 39)
Origin Italy
Genres Dance, house, funk, psychedelia, turntablism
Years active 1997–present
Labels EMI, Positiva Records, Nano Records

Cristiano Spiller (born 3 April 1975) is an Italian DJ.

He had a #1 hit in the UK, Australia and other countries with the hit single, "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)", featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor, released in 2000.[1] Groovejet sold over two million copies and was the first song to be played on an iPod.[2]

Biography[edit]

When he was a teenager, he was already introducing himself to the world of Italian house and dance music. In 1997, he released his first single, "Laguna". Billed as Laguna, in 1997 Spiller teamed up with fellow Italian producer Tommy Vee, to release the single "Spiller From Rio (Do It Easy)", which reached number 40 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] In 1998, he signed a music deal with the British record label, Positiva Records, a subsidiary of EMI UK, releasing his first solo single in the UK entitled "Batucada". In 1999, he released "Mighty Miami EP", a maxi-single including the instrumental track "Groovejet".

In 2000, the vocal version was released. "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" featuring the British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor (formerly of theaudience) peaked at #1 in the UK, Australia and many other countries, becoming one of the most successful dance records of the year and winning multiple awards. It was also the first song to be played on an iPod according to technology journalist Steven Levy and the BBC's TOTP2 Goes Disco!.[4] Groovejet sold over 2,000,000 copies worldwide.

In 2002, he released "Cry Baby" in UK. In 2003, Spiller decided to take control over his own productions and thus established his own independent label Nano Records, based in Venice, Italy.

In 2004 a single titled "Sola" was released by Positiva. In the UK the single was supported by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1.

In 2006, Spiller released "Jumbo", his most recent release to date, which peaked at #1 on the Buzz Chart.[citation needed] Spiller's new version of "Sola", featuring vocals by Theo (Freestylers) is due for release.

He remixed "Teen Drive In" by the Italian band Useless Wooden Toys, and made it into a national hit with the infamous riff "siete pro, siete pro, siete pronti per lo show!".

Other artists he recently remixed are Digitalism, The Supermen Lovers, Bottin feat. Jupiter, Riva Starr feat. Noze, released on prestigious labels such as Made To Play, Z Records, K7 and LaFessé.

His 2011 single, "Pigeonman's Revenge" is an epic instrumental house track with an hypnotic videoclip formed by Starlings directed by photographer James Mollison.

In 2013, Spiller released "URASTAR" featuring Nina Miranda (former singer of Smoke City).

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Laguna Vol. 1 EP (1997)
  • Mighty Miami EP (1999)

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[5]
AUS
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
IRE
[9]
NL
[10]
NOR
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[14]
"Spiller from Rio (Do It Easy)" 1997 40 Laguna Vol. 1
"Batucada"[15] 1998 Non-album single
"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)"
(featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2000 9 1 17 14 1 10 4 1 5 1 Read My Lips
"Cry Baby" 2002 40 40 Non-album singles
"Sola" 2004
"Jumbo" 2006
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • 2013 - Urastar

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records. http://www.imorecords.co.uk/house-2/house-artists/spiller-biography/ "Spiller Biography"], IMO Records' Retrieved on 29 March 2011.
  2. ^ first song to be played on an iPod first song to be played on an ipod'
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 137. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ BBCTOTP2 Goes Disco!
  5. ^ "Discography Spiller". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Discography Spiller". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Discographie Spiller". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Spiller / Single". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Discography Spiller". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Top 40 artiest: Spiller". Dutch Top 40 (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Discography Spiller". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Discography Spiller". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Discographie Spiller". hitparade.ch (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  14. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  15. ^ "Batacuda (Remixes) – Spiller > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  17. ^ "BPI Certified Awards Search" (insert "Spiller" into the search box, select "Keyword" on the "Search by" drop-down menu and then select "Go"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Top 50 Singles Chart: Chart #1234 (Sunday 5 November 2000)". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 

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