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Vincenzo‘s serious interest in music began as a teenager, listening to Hip Hop and other styles of black music. Later, in the late 80‘s, when Acid House reached the europe, he was infected by the sound and energy of this new type of club music. He started out his dj career playing at small clubs and private parties and soon Vincenzo found himself involved in the Hamburg club scene.
Steve Bug, who lived in Hamburg at that time, noticed Vincenzo‘s talent and invited him to play at the party-series „Reduced“ at Hamburgs cult club F.R.O.N.T.. Alongside his djing, Vincenzo started producing music and in the end of 1995, he released his first single together with Sandro Catallo, called „Brunchbox EP“ on Steve Bug‘s label Raw Elements. His first solo track „Enchantment“ followed on the first Raw Elements compilation.
Together with Duffer Swift, Vincenzo released on labels Stickman/Canada and on Stoopidness (a sub label to phono) under the name „Cascade“. In addition, Vincenzo released a number of singles on Raw Elements. In the end of 1997, Vincenzo left Germany to spend time in New York City, where he teamed up Alexi Delano (Svek).
1998 was the year of Vincenzo‘s solo album debut. The record was called „1-800 Vincenzo“ and was released on Dessous Recordings. It gained world wide attention and established Vincenzo as an internationally respected producer. Two tracks on the album were released on separate ep‘s, „Peace Is Not The Word To Play“ including a remix by I: Cube and „King‘s Last Ride“ featuring a rework by Ian Pooley.
In the summer of 1999, Vincenzo teamed up with DJ Rasoul, a shooting star house dj from san fransisco, for a collaboration under the name „Days Drive By“. Vincenzo also began producing music together with Nottingham‘s John Buckby a.k.a. Schmoov, as well as djing worldwide.
In 2001, Vincenzo compiled and mixed the successful first „Strip Joint Grooves“ compilation. The great success underlined his dj talent once more and many international bookings followed across. Together with Elmar Schubert, Vincenzo delivered the second „Satin Soul ep“ for San Fransisco‘s „Transport“ label. Meanwhile, his solo ep „Different Cities, Different Songs“ on Dessous Recordings had turned into a club hit, played frequently in house clubs worldwide.