Simone Bocchino

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Simone Bocchino
Also known as Aki Bergen, Neuroxyde, DJ Satomi
Born (1978-09-18) September 18, 1978 (age 38)[1]
Rome, Italy
Genres Deep house, techno, electronica, italo dance
Years active 1997–present
Labels Steyoyoke, Neurotraxx

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.

Career[edit]

Bocchino started off by gaining respect within his local music scene and in 1997 met Andrea Prezioso, who became his “precious” mentor for a few years and helped instigate Simone's first production. In that year, he and Prezioso wrote a single, Simon Templar - Electricity. From there, a newfound focus and clarity created an unstoppable momentum and in 2002 heopened 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 successful singles Waves and Nuclear Sun.[2] In 2007 he won a 'Gold Disk' in France and shortly afterwards, Starlight Music was born. It became one of the most researched and respected labels, boasting collaborations with artists such as Shara Nelson from Massive Attack, D.O.N.S. and Dubfire.

Simone's next big step was to surge forward even further and tailor make a new label that mirrored his passion and musical requirements. Neurotraxx was born and pretty soon, the labels tracks were circulating worldwide, opening the doors of success even wider, making way to collaborate with likes of Dannii Minogue, Ralphi Rosario, Oscar G, Miguel Migs, Goldfish, Noir, Rah Band, Honey Dijon, and Moonbeam. Simone also extended himself by giving lessons/lectures on mixing and post-production at universities and several other renowned musical schools. 2014 had enabled him to expand his horizons even further, with 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 10 million times on YouTube since it was uploaded on 1 December 2007.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Greatest Hits[5]

Singles[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dj Satomi – Waves". ufoufos.com. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "DJ Satomi". Last.fm. 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". amazon.de. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 

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