Simone Bocchino

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Simone Bocchino
Also known asAki Bergen, Neuroxyde, DJ Satomi
Born (1978-09-18) September 18, 1978 (age 41)[1]
Perugia, Italy
GenresElectronica, Dance
Years active1997–present
LabelsUniversal, Sony Music

Simone Bocchino (born 18 September 1978), also known by his stagenames DJ Satomi, Neuroxyde, and Aki Bergen, is an Italian sound engineer, composer and producer, who at age 14 used his passion for the European techno movement as inspiration to start exploring the international club scene.


Bocchino started off within his local music scene and in 1997 met Andrea Prezioso, who became his “precious” mentor for a few years and helped instigate Bocchino's first production.[citation needed] In that year, he and Prezioso wrote a single, Simon Templar - Electricity. In 2002 he opened his first professional studio. In 2003, he signed with Ipnotika Records and the next year wrote Castle in the Sky. This song was highly successful and has been included in many compilations.[1] He later produced the singles Waves and Nuclear Sun.[2] In 2007 he won a 'Gold Disk' in France and shortly afterwards, Starlight Music was launched, featuring collaborations with artists such as Shara Nelson from Massive Attack, D.O.N.S. and Dubfire.

Bocchino's next step was to launch a new label, Neurotraxx. Bocchino collaborated with artists including Dannii Minogue, Ralphi Rosario, Oscar G, Miguel Migs, Goldfish, Noir, Rah Band, Honey Dijon, and Moonbeam. Bocchino also extended himself by giving lessons/lectures on mixing and post-production at universities and several other renowned musical schools. In 2014 he undertook a string of new projects alongside Steyoyoke Recordings in the pipeline.[1][2][3]

Simone's debut single, "Castle in the Sky", has been viewed over 14 million times on YouTube since it was uploaded on 1 December 2007.[4]


Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
2008 Greatest Hits[5]
  • Released: 14 November 2008
  • Label: Sunflower Records, Ipnotika
  • Format: CD, digital download


  • "Castle in the Sky"
  • "Waves"
  • "Nuclear Sun"
  • "Wonderland"
  • "Fantasy"
  • "Superstar"
  • "Save Me"
  • "Lost in Space"
  • "With You"
  • "Hung Up"
  • "Little Chance"


  1. ^ a b c "Dj Satomi – Waves". 1 January 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "DJ Satomi". Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Discogs". Simone Bocchino Discography at Discogs. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  4. ^ "Castle in the Sky - DJ Satomi". YouTube. 1 December 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Greatest Hits: DJ Satomi". Retrieved 17 June 2013.

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