Corrado Rizza

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Corrado Rizza
The italian dj Corrado Rizza.jpg
Italian dj and producer
Background information
GenresHouse, Disco, Funky
LabelsLemon Cut
Websitehttp://www.corradorizza.it

Corrado Rizza (born 4 August 1961, in Rome, Italy) is an Italian DJ and producer.

Career[edit]

He 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.[1][2][3] in Rome to Lavo in NY and Delano[4] in Miami.[5]

At the end of the 80's he was one of the first Italo House producer[6] with his band The Jam Machine [7] 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[8] such as "Give me rhythm" by Black Connection,[9][10][11] "Satisfy your dream" by Paradise Orchestra ,[12] "Nothing has been proved" by Strings Of Love, "Everyday" by Jam Machine, "Tomorrow" by Daybreak feat. Karen Jones,[13] "In the Heat" by Global Mind, etc.

In his career has collaborated as producer[14] and remixer with artists and djs such as: Marshall Jefferson, Arthur Baker, Eric Kupper,[15] Paul Oakenfold,[16] Full Intention, Black Box, Miguel Migs[17] and many more. In 1996 he had a Gold Record after he mixed with Gino Woody Bianchi the compilation Hit Mania Dance 96[18] for 70.000 copies sold in Italy.

His productions were included inside important compilations of big djs and labels such as Pete Tong,[19] 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)[20] and "Strani Ritmi" (2014).[21] He produced few albums such as: "No Big Deal" by Jive (JVC Records - Japan - 1997),[22] "Harmonoize" by Kitchentools - (Virgin Records - Italy - 2001)[23] and many albums by Jingle Jungle Boyz[24] including inside the compilation Hit Mania Dance,[25] 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",[26] "Piper Generation,[27] "I Love The Nightlife" with the dj Marco Trani[28] and "Anni Vinilici"[29]

Selected discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1989 - The Jam Machine Feat. Melvin Hudson - Everyday (Gino Woody Bianchi Club Remix) – X-Energy
  • 1989 - Paradise Orchestra Feat. Melvin Hudson - Satisfy Your Dream (Gino Woody Bianchi Club Remix) - X-Energy
  • 1989 - The Strings Of Love - Nothing Has Been Proved (Paul Oakenfold Remix) - X-Energy
  • 1995 - Global Mind Featuring Desy Moore - In The Heat (Marshall Jefferson Remix) and (Victor Simonelli Club Mix) - Lemon Records
  • 1997 - Black Connection - Give Me Rhythm - Feat. Orlando Johnson (Full Intention Club Mix) - Lemon Records
  • 2013 - Corrado Rizza Presents Global Mind - In The Heat (Miguel Migs Remixes) - Salted Music
  • 2014 - Corrado Rizza Feat. Desy Moore - I Can't Fight It (Eric Kupper Remix) - Lemon Cut Records

Albums[edit]

  • 1997 - Jive - No Big Deal - JVC Records (Japan)
  • 2001 - Kitchentools - Harmonoize - Virgin Records (Italy)
  • 2003 - Jingle Jungle Boyz - Tribal Mania vol. 1, with- Hit Mania Dance 2004 - Bmg (Italy)
  • 2007 - Jingle Jungle Boyz—Tribal Mania vol. 11, with - Hit Mania 2008 – Sony (Italy)

Remix[edit]

  • 1991 - Shannon - Let The Music Play (Remix by Gino Woody Bianchi, Corrado Rizza and Dom Scuteri) - Flying Records
  • 1992 - Dr. Felix - Baby Takes 2 (Remix by Corrado Rizza and Gino "Woody" Bianchi) - EMI
  • 1996 - Arthur Baker presents Wally Jump Jr. – Turn Me Loose Turn Me Loose (Remix by Gino Woody Bianchi, Corrado Rizza and Dom Scuteri) - Lemon Records

Compilations[edit]

  • 1982 - Garage - The Sound Of The Underground - Mixed by Gino Woody Bianchi and Corrado Rizza – X- Energy/RCA
  • 1995 - Hit Parade Dance Champions '95-'96 - Mixed by Gino Woody Bianchi and Corrado Rizza - Flying Records
  • 1995 - Hit Mania Dance 1996 – Mixed by Gino Woody Bianchi and Corrado Rizza - Flying Records
  • 1995 - Dance Revival Vol. 1 – Mixed by Gino Woody Bianchi and Corrado Rizza - Lemon Records
  • 2007 - Chi siamo noi - Gli inediti di Viva Radio 2 – Fiorello e Baldini - Sony

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corrado Rizza interviewed at Gilda and at his studio for Channel4 – (UK) - 1990". Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  2. ^ "Corrado Rizza interviewed for the book Nightswimming (UK)". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  3. ^ "Corrado Rizza interviewed at TG2 - RAI TV (Italy)". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  4. ^ "Corrado Rizza dj at Delano (Miami)". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  5. ^ "Corrado Rizza dj in Miami Beach". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  6. ^ "Corrado Rizza - #56 - TOP 100 Influencer - Italian Electronic Dance". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  7. ^ "The Jam Machine inside the compilation ITALIA in UK on Discogs". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  8. ^ "Corrado Rizza inside the book: Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2005 - Betts, Graham - Collins (2006) pag.86-401-779". Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  9. ^ "Whitburn, Joel (2004), in Billboard's Hot Dance/disco 1974-2003, Billboard,"., p. 256 (2004)
  10. ^ "Black Connection #25 club band and #21 hot single inside "The Year in Music" (1998), in Billboard - USA (magazine), p. 54 (Dec. 1998)". Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  11. ^ "Corrado Rizza and Black Connection on Discogs". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  12. ^ "Satisfy Your Dream by Paradise Orchestra - Classic Italo House Song on Defected Records". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  13. ^ "Corrado Rizza in The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Dance Music, Virgin, p. 121 (1998) with his band Daybreak on Flying Records". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  14. ^ "Paradise Orchestra and Joy Garrison produced by Corrado Rizza on Billboard magazine (USA) pag. 15". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  15. ^ "Corrado Rizza remixed by Eric Kupper". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  16. ^ "Strings Of Love - UK Official Chart remixed by Paul Oakenfold". Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  17. ^ "Corrado Rizza on Salted Music remixed by Miguel Migs". Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  18. ^ "Corrado Rizza and Gino Woody Bianchi Gold Record for Hit Mania 1996". Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  19. ^ "Black Connection - inside the compilation - Essential Selection - Spring 1998 by Pete Tong". Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  20. ^ "The documentary - Beat Parade directed by Corrado and Luigi Rizza - Davinotti web site". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  21. ^ "The documentary - Strani Ritmi directed by Corrado Rizza - Discogs". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  22. ^ "No Big Deal by Jive - Allmusic". Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  23. ^ "Kitchen Tools on Music & Media - January 2001 - pag. 20" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  24. ^ "Corrado Rizza and Jingle Jungle Boyz on Discogs". Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  25. ^ "Hit Mania Dance coordinated by Corrado Rizza". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  26. ^ "Beatles Dolce Vita written by Corrado Rizza". Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  27. ^ "Piper Generation written by Corrado Rizza". Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  28. ^ "I Love The Nightlife written by Corrado Rizza and Marco Trani". Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  29. ^ "The book - Anni Vinilici written by Corrado Rizza - Dagospia". Retrieved 2017-11-26.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Larkin, Colin (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Dance Music. London: Virgin. ISBN 07-5350-252-6.
  • Whitburn, Joel (2004). Billboard's Hot Dance/disco 1974-2003. Menomonee Falls Winsconsin: Billboard. ISBN 08-9820-156-X.
  • Betts, Graham (2005). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2005. London: Collins. ISBN 00-0720-532-5.
  • Zanello, Tommaso "Piotta" (2006). Pioggia che cade, vita che scorre. Tommaso "Piotta" Zanello racconta Lorenzo "Jovanotti" Cherubini". Rome: Arcana. ISBN 88-7966-423-9.
  • Locati Luciani, Luca (2013). Crisco Disco - Disco Music & Clubbing gay tra gli anni 70 e 80. Milan: Vololibero. ISBN 978-88-97637-09-7.
  • Cecchetto, Claudio (2014). In diretta. Il Gioca Jouer della mia vita. Milan: Baldini&Castoldi. ISBN 978-88-6852-726-6.
  • Carpenter, Chiara (2015). Nightswimming: Discotheques from the 1960s to the Present. London: Bedford Press. ISBN 978-19-0741-449-7.
  • Sada, Riccardo (2017). EDM E Dio Mixa. Milan: Nobook. ISBN 978-88-9859-120-6.

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