Albert Giorgio Giovanni Fiorentu Dj Lindo is an Italian and Latin music producer (Salsa and Bachata).
Albert Giorgio Giovanni Fiorentu aka Albert Lindo or DJ. Lindo is an Italian DJ. and producer of Latin music (Salsa and Bachata).
Born in Udine, Italy in 1989, he started his career as a dancer in 1997.
In 2008 he graduated as a dance teacher. In 2011 he moved to Austria (until today) and in 2014 he started working as a dance teacher at the school Conny & Dado in Graz.
In the same year he started his career as a DJ and in 2017 as a producer.
In 2019 (after the first 2 unfortunate productions) the first world production “The Phantom” is released, helped by the pianist and composer Marco Ronca.
In 2020 he obtained his second diploma as a dance teacher and also launched his new single “No Te Detengas” always with Marco and in collaboration with several recognized artists.
Between the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, 4 new productions will be ready, a bachata and three salsas (a romantic salsa, a hard salsa and a Cuban salsa) with the collaboration of many recognized artists.
Currently Dj Lindo is part of the record label located in Milan (Italy) Alosibla Music Group and Downbridge Publishing, which each year presents the famous compilation.
Did you know the origin of the DJ…
The 9th of March is World DJ Day, thanks to the initiative of the ‘Worl DJ Fund’ and the NGO ‘Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy’. But, do you really know the history of these music mixing artists?
For 16 years this day has been celebrated as a tribute to this sector of music that is so in vogue in our time, which take advantage of his ‘birthday’ to donate what they charge these days to charitable causes.
The initiative was carried out in 2002 by the ‘Worl DJ Fund’ and the NGO ‘Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy’, and has been active for over a decade. But the history of the DJs has a few more years.
For those who still do not know what is behind the acronym DJ, a ‘disc jockey’ is a musician who creates, selects and plays before an audience music of his own or composed by other artists. There are several types, including radio and club DJs.
The first DJ in history
It was Ron Diggins, a British radio engineer who in 1947 built the famous Diggola, considered the first “mixing table” in the history of music. This home-made portable table included two turntables, lights, microphones, an amplifier and a dozen speakers. And it was made on a coffin wood base.
If we mention Ron Diggins, many of us won’t know who I’m talking about, because this British and radio engineer is considered the first DJ in history.
Many others before Diggins moved in with their records and equipment to cheer on the soldiers but he was the creator of “La Digolla”.
He himself built the first mixer in 1945, although it wasn’t until 1947 that the invention became official.
It was a portable table made of wood, worthy of any party room, it included two plates, lights, microphones, an amplifier and a dozen speakers.
As a curiosity, the wood with which Diggins made the first mixing table in history was casket wood.
Six weeks was the time it took the engineer to build the famous portable table.
Ron Diggins’ dream was to travel all over the UK with his van and “La Digolla”, so he could play his favorite songs.
This pioneer during his professional career was severely criticized by countless musicians who did not approve that the DJ would mix songs without their consent.
Diggins retired in 1995 after playing at 20,000 parties.
In his hard beginnings, traveling kilometers and full of criticism, he would never imagine what he had done, he had invented a profession. A job that would be paid for, more than he could have thought.
The first Disc Jockey in history, died at the age of 90 and in his long life he made 6 “Diggiolas” Some of them were auctioned off at more than $40,000.
“I haven’t invented anything, I just put the same things to a different use, that’s all.
On his 90th birthday, the first disc jockey confessed that, when he started to tour cities and towns with his invention, he received hundreds of criticisms from musicians who did not approve of him mixing their songs without their consent. Diggins retired in 1995 after playing at 20,000 parties.
The big DJ explosion
In the 60s and 70s, with the expansion of the discotheques in Europe and the USA, the creation of a specific technology for this figure of the music began, like the mixer ‘CMA-10-2DL mixer’. It was also the time of the birth of ‘hip-hop’ and ‘disco’ music.
In the 80’s we get the first big names, considered cult DJs, as Larry Levan who played in the ‘Paradise Garage’ in New York, or Frankie Knuckles, with its mixtures of ‘disco’ and ‘synth pop’ led to music ‘house’ in the ‘Warehouse Club’ in Chicago. At the same time, in Detroit, techno was born.
They were years of great impact for the DJs, who saw the birth of their first magazine specifically for professionals, the ‘DJ Times’ in 1988 and held for the first time an exclusive event for DJs of electronic music dance, the ‘Winter Music Conference’ in 85 in Florida.
The DJs of the digital era
The arrival of the ‘rave’ movement in the 90s radically changed the image of DJs and these artists began to project themselves as superstars or ‘Diva DJs’ who establish particular sounds and brands.
These new ‘DJs’ have arrived to our days, taking advantage of the technological innovations of the digital era, and there we have famous names such as the French David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto or Bob Sinclar, who travel the world with their mixes.