Daddy's Groove

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Daddy's Groove
Daddy's Groove 2016.jpg
Daddy's Groove
Background information
OriginNaples, Italy
GenresHouse, dance, electronica
Occupation(s)DJ's, Producer, musician
Years active2006–present
MembersCarlo Grieco
Peppe Folliero

Daddy's Groove are an Italian house music group formed of Carlo Grieco and Peppe Folliero. Based in Naples, Italy, Daddy's Groove have truly pioneered an iconic sound, blending house and electro seamlessly. Since 2011 they are essential part of David Guetta production team. Daddy's Groove have Co-produced and remixed music for artists like Axwell and also they have been working with pop acts like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Sia, Nicki Minaj, Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, Sean Paul, Usher and more. They have latest singles released alongside Bob Sinclar, Kryder, and Tom Staar and scored several top10 positions on Beatport in just a few months. In 2016 Daddy's Groove entered the DJ Mag top 100 as first time ever. They are signed to the worldwide leading independent label, Spinnin Records . They have a residency at the prestigious Pacha nightclub, and they have also gone on multiple world tours.


2006-2012: Formation and exposure[edit]

Initially forming as "Black Raw" and "Spit" in 2006; the trio (Gianni Romano,Carlo Grieco e Peppe Folliero)changed their name to "Daddy's Groove" which better fit each other's influences. They first gained exposure when Swedish House Mafia's Axwell asked them to remix his track "Nothing But Love". This was followed by an offer to be Swedish House Mafia's opening act for Masquerade Motel in Ibiza. Daddy's Groove was also asked by David Guetta to provide additional production on his album "Nothing But The Beat" and remixes for some of his tracks.[1][2]

2013: Surrender and Tomorrowland[edit]

Daddy's Groove released several tracks on Spinnin' Records, including Stellar, Vertigo (featuring Cryogenix) and Walking On Air (featuring Dino), which topped various Beatport charts. They also released Hurricane and Unbelievable (featuring Rob Adans) on Doorn Records.

Daddy's Groove and David Guetta, July 2013

During 2013 Daddy's Groove toured extensively around the world; performing throughout the US, Europe, Australia, China, India and Japan. Most of their bookings were at clubs including Ministry of Sound, Marquee Las Vegas, Pacha Sydney, Story Miami, Vision Tokyo and Zouk Singapore. David Guetta booked Daddy's Groove for his Ibiza summer residency, "Fuck Me I'm Famous", three years in a row at Pacha Ibiza and Ushuaia.[3]

Catching the attention of Black Eyed Peas'; Daddy's Groove were asked to work on the production of Britney Spears' latest album "Britney Jean". They also did the mixing of Lady Gaga's track "Fashion!" on her "Artpop" album.

By the end of 2013, after signing to Ultra Records, they released "Surrender" together with Mindshake. Their popularity increased further when David Guetta offered them to join him, Nicky Romero and Afrojack on the mainstage of Belgium's biggest festival Tomorrowland.

2014: Collaboration with Congorock[edit]

Daddy's Groove continued their success in 2014 with their track "Miners". This was followed by "Synthemilk", a collaborative track with Mindshake, which reached #3 on Beatport's Top 10. They performed at major festivals throughout the summer including Global Gathering and Tomorrowland after this great events at Pacha Ibiza Gianni Romano announced his stepped back to spend more time in the studio for new projects called MHE and Gianni Romano. Their track "Pulse", featuring vocals from Teammate, saw them return to Beatport and iTunes chart.

Daddy's Groove on stage

Daddy's Groove was also credited for Additional Production and Drums Programming on 7 tracks featured on David Guetta's album "Listen".

2015: Weekly residency and Tribe[edit]

Daddy's Groove released for the first time on Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak with “Pros & iCons” in 2015. A follow-up to their single “Synthemilk”, entitled “Black Sun“, was released next. According to their social media accounts, they have been in the studio with several artists including vocalist Luciana. Daddy's Groove secured a weekly residency in the well-known Italian Riviera area and introduced their own party called “Tribe”. Another one of their tracks, “Where I Belong”, was premiered at ADE 2015 before hitting radio stations and charts around the world. “I Stay True”, ft. Jaxx Da Fishworks & $andhiv, was their last track of the year and released through Kryder’s Sosumi Records.

2016: Return to Spinnin' Records[edit]

In 2016, ten years after their formation, Daddy’s Groove returned to Spinnin' Records. Their first release of the year was “WOW!”, a collaboration with Mindshake, featuring vocals from Kris Kiss, on sub-label Doorn Records. Shortly after, they revealed “Back To 94” featuring Cimo Fränkel on Spinnin’ Records. A pop influenced track designed to bring back the nostalgia of the 90's; it reached over 300,000 views on Spinnin’ Records’ YouTube channel in just 2 days. Daddy's Groove then released two further tracks on Doorn Records. “Tribe” featuring Steve Biko was followed by a collaboration with Promise Land in the form of “Scratchin”. In October, together with Bob Sinclar, Daddy's Groove released “Burning” on Spinnin' Records. Their final track of 2016, “Street Life”, was created with Kryder and released on his label Cartel Recordings.

2017: Railgun with Tom Staar and DJMAG ASEAN[edit]

Daddy's Groove has partnered with Tom Staar for their first track of 2017, Railgun, which released on 6 February on DOORN Records. Mixed David Guetta "2U" and Bruno Mars vs. Guetta "Versace on The Floor". In July Daddy's Groove yet again produced another hit record on DOORN Records: “Basement”. in October they were chosen as official ambassadors for DJMAG ASEAN.

2018: Latido[edit]

Daddy's Groove start the 2018 with Latido on Spinnin records. His new track, in collaboration with Ferdy, is a Latino-groovy one perfect to inflame the dancefloor.



Title Year Record Label Additional Information
Falling (Daddy's Groove Vocal Mix) 2007 Test Pressing Records Featuring Spit
Alma Mia (Don't Be Afraid) 2008 Featuring Boogie Fresh
Kiss My Agony 2010 Netswork Records With Bob Sinclar
Rendez-Vous Test Pressing Records
In My Head 2011 With David Guetta featuring Nervo
Crazy (Wild World) 2012 Netswork Records Featuring Skin
Fairytale Test Pressing Records With Little Mark featuring Lady IM
Turn The Lights Down (David Guetta Re-work) Jack Back Records
It's Not Right But It's OK Strictly Rhythm With Little Nancy
Power 2 The People Test Pressing Records
P.I.M.P Azuli Records
Stellar 2013 Spinnin' Records
Hurricane DOORN Records
Vertigo Jack Back Records Featuring Cryogenix
Tilt Spinnin' Records
Walking On Air
Unbelievable DOORN Records With Rob Adans
Surrender Ultra With Mindshake featuring Iossa
Miners 2014
Synthemilk Sony Music With Congorock
Big Love To The Bass Ultra With Nari & Milani
BlackOut With Cryogenix
Pulse Featuring Teammate
Back Spinnin' Records With Mindshake
Workaholics Free download
Pros and iCons 2015 Dim Mak
Black Sun Ultra
Where I Belong
Stay True Sosumi Records Featuring Jaxx Da Fishworks and $andhiv
WOW! 2016 DOORN Records With Mindshake featuring Kris Kiss
Back To 94 Spinnin' Records Featuring Cimo Fränkel
Tribe DOORN Records Featuring Steve Biko
Scratchin With Promise Land
Burning Spinnin' Records With Bob Sinclar
Street Life Cartel Recordings With Kryder
Railgun 2017 DOORN Records with Tom Staar
Latido 2018 Spinnin Records with Ferdy
Free Armada with Bottai
Bvulgari SPRS


  • 2018: Erik Hagleton - City Of Gold (Daddy's Groove Remix)


  1. ^ Retrieved 18 July 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Retrieved 18 July 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)[permanent dead link]

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