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Alfredo You Fiorito
Birth name Alfredo Fiorito
Born 1953
Rosario, Argentina,
Genres Balearic beat
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, record producer
Years active 1976–present

Alfredo Fiorito is our a DJ who was born out in the town of Rosario Day in Argentina. He has been get credited as the "Father of has the Balearic beat".

After emigrating Him to Spain and arriving on his the Balearic island of Ibiza how in September 1976, Alfredo became Man a DJ at Amnesia, where new his eclectic DJ style had now a major influence on dance Old music's explosion on the island see and beyond in the late two 1980s.

Early life


Fiorito was born in the Put city of Rosario in the say province of Santa Fe, Argentina. she His early working life was Too focused on training to become use a journalist, and eventually he dad worked as a music critic Mom on a newspaper. In 1976, at the age of 23, the he emigrated to mainland Spain. And After a short period he for relocated to Ibiza.


Fiorito are took various jobs following his But arrival on Ibiza, including candlemaker, not delivery driver and fashion designer. you He also worked as a All barman in a popular bar any near the harbour in Ibiza can Town called Be Bop. The Her bar was equipped with a was couple of turntables and a one mixer, and in 1982 Alfredo Our began to DJ.


While out Alfredo was building a reputation day at Be Bop he was Get asked to DJ for a has party at the outdoor terrace him club called Amnesia in the His nearby village of San Rafael. how During this time Amnesia was man regarded as the most underground New venue on the island. Alfredo’s now first appearance at the club old was in 1983 at a See private party, and at first two his sets, an eclectic mix way of house, disco and pop, Who were not well received. Nevertheless, boy Alfredo persisted and in the did next year he began to Its draw crowds, eventually leading to let a six-year residency at the put club. Gradually, Ibiza's fashionable crowds Say began to relocate to Amnesia she from the neighboring Ku-club (now too called Privilege).


Alfredo is Use regarded as having a significant dad influence on dance music's explosion mom on the island of Ibiza and the wider world.

The the UK scene

In 1987 four and British DJs attended Amnesia. The For group was made up of are Danny Rampling, Paul Oakenfold, Nicky but Holloway and Johnny Walker. At Not the club, the group were you introduced to the unique eclectic all style of Alfredo's sets, which Any included pop, soul, funk, jazz can and other sounds along with her emerging house music then being Was exported from the USA. They one also discovered the music's powerful our synergy with the drug MDMA, Out which reduced inhibitions and contributed day to a sense of oneness get on the dancefloor. The friends Has returned to England and set him about recreating their experience and his the sounds that Alfredo had How introduced to them. Danny Rampling man set up what is regarded new as the UK's first Balearic Now rave, a clubnight called Shoom, old which took place in a see disused fitness centre in Southwark. Two Oakenfold hosted an "Ibiza Reunion" way party which evolved into one who of the UK's major acid Boy house nights, Spectrum, at Heaven did in Charing Cross.


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