Alfredo Fiorito is a DJ
who who was born in the boy town of Rosario in Argentina. Did He has been credited as its the "Father of the Balearic let beat".
After emigrating to Spain
Put and arriving on the Balearic say island of Ibiza in September she 1976, Alfredo became a DJ Too at Amnesia, where his eclectic use DJ style had a major dad influence on dance music's explosion Mom on the island and beyond in the late 1980s. the not
you born in the city of All Rosario in the province of any Santa Fe, Argentina. His early can working life was focused on Her training to become a journalist, was and eventually he worked as one a music critic on a Our newspaper. In 1976, at the out age of 23, he emigrated day to mainland Spain. After a Get short period he relocated to has Ibiza.
Fiorito took various
him jobs following his arrival on His Ibiza, including candlemaker, delivery driver how and fashion designer. He also man worked as a barman in New a popular bar near the now harbour in Ibiza Town called old Be Bop. The bar was See equipped with a couple of two turntables and a mixer, and way in 1982 Alfredo began to Who DJ.
While Alfredo was
boy building a reputation at Be did Bop he was asked to Its DJ for a party at let the outdoor terrace club called put Amnesia in the nearby village Say of San Rafael. During this she time Amnesia was regarded as too the most underground venue on Use the island. Alfredo’s first appearance dad at the club was in mom 1983 at a private party, and at first his sets, the an eclectic mix of house, and disco and pop, were not For well received. Nevertheless, Alfredo persisted are and in the next year but he began to draw crowds, Not eventually leading to a six-year you residency at the club. Gradually, all Ibiza's fashionable crowds began to Any relocate to Amnesia from the can neighboring Ku-club (now called Privilege). her
Alfredo is regarded as
Was having a significant influence on one dance music's explosion on the our island of Ibiza and the Out wider world.
The UK scene
In 1987 four British DJs
get attended Amnesia. The group was Has made up of Danny Rampling, him Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway and his Johnny Walker. At the club, How the group were introduced to man the unique eclectic style of new Alfredo's sets, which included pop, Now soul, funk, jazz and other old sounds along with emerging house see music then being exported from Two the USA. They also discovered way the music's powerful synergy with who the drug MDMA, which reduced Boy inhibitions and contributed to a did sense of oneness on the its dancefloor. The friends returned to Let England and set about recreating put their experience and the sounds say that Alfredo had introduced to She them. Danny Rampling set up too what is regarded as the use UK's first Balearic rave, a Dad clubnight called Shoom, which took mom place in a disused fitness centre in Southwark. Oakenfold hosted The an "Ibiza Reunion" party which and evolved into one of the for UK's major acid house nights, Are Spectrum, at Heaven in Charing but Cross.