Enrico Sangiuliano (ITA): “24 hours of non-stop pure madness”

Enrico Sangiuliano and Marceline 2017
We met at an ADE network event in 2014. That same year Italian DJ/producer Enrico Sangiuliano told met the story of his first gig. “For the first time I realized the real meaning of the word ‘amazing’.”

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During an ADE network event in 2014 organized by Tom Hades by chance Enrico Sangiuliano and I ran into each other. We had a great chat and during the following three years we traditionally ran into each other during this international dance event. Already in 2014 though, Enrico told me the story of his first gig. “For the first time I realized the real meaning of the word ‘amazing’.”

“My first gig was at the Street Rave Parade 2003, Bologna, Italy. Over 150.000 crazy people were around, it was 24 hours of non-stop pure madness in town.”

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Main truck

“I was seventeen and my playtime was planned from 9-11 AM on one of the main trucks. When I looked up, there were about 10.000 people in front of me! For the first time I realized the real meaning of the word ‘amazing’.”

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Supercharged

“Of course, I was a bit nervous, but at the same time I felt supercharged! I had chosen some tracks on beforehand at home, but I didn’t preselect the whole set. Most of the tracks that I played were my own productions. I made them myself at home with my Playstation! Therefore, I more or less knew what set I wanted to play.”

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Support

“Fortunately, a lot of my friends were present at the event to support me. One of them stood behind me in the booth. If you watch closely, you can see him in the old picture.” (laughs)

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Peak time

“The fact that I got to play at the Street Rave, was thanks to a well-known Italian party organizer and DJ named Cirillo. He had previously heard me playing at a small illegal party in a dry riverbed. He was so enthusiastic that immediately after he asked me to perform at that huge Parade, during peak time! Since then, that moment he booked me for the biggest raves in Italy. Now he’s also one of my best friends.”

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“I think that my first gig on that truck went incredibly well. People got completely crazy. I will never forget those emotions.”

This article is originally published on October 31st 2014 on DJMag.nl. 

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