DJ style: “House/groovy.”
Best known for: “‘Stellar’!” Fave tune of 2018: “Fisher ‘I’m Losing It’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Ferdy.”
The behind-the-scenes work that Daddy’s Groove have put in almost defies dancefloor logic. Producers and DJs Carlo Grieco and Peppe Folliero have long been a part of David Guetta’s much-vaunted production team, they’ve co-produced for big names like Axwell and worked alongside properly huge names like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. That the Napoli-based duo have the musical Midas touch is beyond doubt, but there’s a lot more to them than just creating perfect dance-pop for others.
As a duo that cross boundaries between house and electro, Daddy’s Groove are an increasingly in-demand DJ duo with several hands-in-the-air moments at their Pacha Ibiza gigs this summer, and further afield at clubs and festivals across Europe and Asia. And their own releases, notably their early 2018 hit ‘Latido’ with Ferdy, powered many a festival moment this summer thanks to their unrelenting carnival grooves.
With friends in high places and some of the best musical know-how in the business, Daddy’s Groove look to be setting the dance music template for a long time to come.
Words: ANDY BUCHAN