Salvatore Ganacci

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Salvatore Ganacci
Salvatore Ganacci (right) together with a look alike at Airbeat One 2019
Salvatore Ganacci (right) together with a look alike at Airbeat One 2019
Background information
Birth nameEmir Kobilić
Born (1986-07-29) 29 July 1986 (age 35)
SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Associated actsSebastian Ingrosso, Major Lazer, Garmiani, Enya, Tommy Cash

Emir Kobilić (born 29 July 1986), better known as Salvatore Ganacci (Italian: [salvaˈtoːre ɡaˈnattʃi]), is a Bosnian-Swedish DJ, record producer and a co-founder of the THOR radio show on Sveriges Radio.

"Salvatore Ganacci" is a nickname which he is known to receive from his friends, because his "style of playing football is very Italian" and the name sounds Italian.[1]

Kobilić was born in SR Bosnia and Herzegovina but moved to and now resides in Stockholm, Sweden.[1]


In 2010, Kobilić began studying at Musikmakarna in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.[2]

In 2014, Ganacci released his first collaboration with Jillionaire of Major Lazer. Their debut single "Fresh", released through Universal Music Group, became an instant club hit.[3]

In 2015, Ganacci signed a record deal with Sebastian Ingrosso's Refune Music label.[4] He also released a video for "money in my mattress".[5]

In 2017, Ganacci performed at Tomorrowland Festival.[6]

In 2018, Ganacci performed at Ultra Music Festival[7] and the main stage of Tomorrowland Festival[8] with a remarked presentation, due to a strong show personality.[9]

In 2019, Ganacci performed at the main stage of Tomorrowland Festival[8] by inviting to his set Estonian rave-rapper Tommy Cash.

Also in 2019, the music video for Ganacci's single "Horse" was featured on the Adult Swim program Off the Air.

In 2020, the music video for Horse won the Best Music Video award and in the Best Concept category at the Berlin Music Video Awards festival. The music video for Boycycle obtained the second place in the Best Narrative category.[10]


Extended plays[edit]

  • 2020 - Salvatore Ganacci - Boycycle (OWSLA)[11]



Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Grammis Music Video of the Year "Horse" Won [18]


  1. ^ a b Fabrick, Mark (May 10, 2016). "SALVATORE DISCUSSES HIS ORIGINS AND INSIDE JOKES". Your EDM.
  2. ^ "Emir Kobilić | Musikmakarna".
  3. ^ "Jillionaire & Salvatore Ganacci ft. Sanjin - "Fresh"". Complex. April 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "Musikindustrin – MUSIKBOLAG Salvatore Ganacci i avtal med Refune".
  5. ^ Pell, Mike (July 20, 2015). "salvatore ganacci's 'money in my mattress' will be the weirdest thing you watch all day". MTV.
  6. ^ Asher, Ranjiv (July 24, 2017). "DJ asks Tomorrowland attendees to 'relax their $#%'?".
  7. ^ "Ultra Music Festival: Salvatore Ganacci". Ultra Music Festival.
  8. ^ a b "Tomorrowland Festival on MainStage".
  9. ^ "Salvatore Ganacci DJ Performance Tomorrowland 2018".
  10. ^ Berlin Music Video Awards (16 April 2021). "Winners of the Berlin Music Video Awards 2020".
  11. ^ Paredes, Josue (18 February 2020). "Salvatore Ganacci releases Boycycle EP". EDM Tunes. Archived from the original on 21 February 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  12. ^ Chung, Max (6 August 2021). "Salvatore Ganacci drops anime-inspired house single 'Fight Dirty' + must-watch music video". Run The Trap. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  13. ^ Barkin, Drew (13 July 2021). "Salvatore Ganacci drops first track of 2021 'Step-Grandma'". EDM Tunes. Archived from the original on 14 August 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  14. ^ Stack, Chris (18 April 2019). "Salvatore Ganacci releases hilarious new OWSLA music video". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 8 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  15. ^ Bagshaw, Bella (29 March 2019). "First Listen: Salvatore Ganacci offers up high-octane serving of 'Cake' alongside Big Beat compilation announcement". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  16. ^ Torodoksi, James (31 August 2018). "Interview: Tujamo Discusses Salvatore Ganacci Collaboration 'Jook It'". We Rave You. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Kill a Soundboy (feat. Nailah Blackman) - Single by Salvatore Ganacci on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Här är årets Grammisvinnare". Grammisgalan. 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2020-02-07.

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