Biography

• Graffiti Artist Since 1993
• Turntablist Since 1997
• Diploma of Animation Design 1998
• Electronic Musician Since 2000
• Alien Army member Since 2001
• Music Composer Since 2002
• Skratch Kombat Italian Champion 2003
• DJ Competitions Judge Since 2004
• Music Producer Since 2005
• DMC World DJ Team Champions 3rd place 2008
• Ableton Italian Artist Since 2009
• Video Mixing Since 2010
• Music Product Specialist Since 2013
• DJ & Ableton Instructor Since 2015
• Red Bull 3Style Italy Runner-up 2016
• MidiTablism / Controltablism inventor 2016
 

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John Type is a DJ Producer based in Italy, official releases on Irma RecordsArtist Intelligence AgencyUniversal Records. Inventor of MidiTablism, Italian DJ champion 1st place at Skratch Kombat 2003, 3rd place at DMC World DJ Championships 2008, runner-up at Red Bull 3Style Italy 2016. Member of Alien Army DJ crew, Ableton Artist, videos for Mixars and Pioneer DJ. In over 15 years of his career he has performed in various clubs and festivals in EuropeAsia, and the United States.

When the turntable becomes a musical instrument.

Since childhood he shows an extraordinary artistic flair: plays the piano, sings in a choir and draws illustrations. In the early 90’s embrace the Hip Hop culture becoming a graffiti writer in 1993, while in 1997 start his musical career as a turntablist. In 2000 he approaches to electronic music with beatmaking and the art of sampling. In 2001 he joined the band Alien Army, with which he released his first productions and early experiences of tour in Europe. Since 2004 is part of the jury in the competitions of ITF, DMC and Killa Skratch Kombat. In 2007 he founded the band John Type Ensemble, formed by bass, drums, keyboards, horns and turntable as the main instrument. The band performs live, the songs of Lunatic Decadence, his first solo album released in 2009 on Irma Records featuring international artists such as D-Styles and Mike Boo. Additionally since 2008 he collaborated for five years with Negrita, one of the most successful bands in Italy, working on two platinum selling albums on Universal Records and several tours around the worldWith cutting-edge techniques and extraordinary musical culture, is a leader of scratching and mixing, in 2016 he became known in the international scene as the inventor of MidiTablism. His extensive knowledge on technology and electronic musical instruments, led him to work for Vestax, italian artist for Ableton and video performances for Mixars and Pioneer DJ. Now in 2018 he has just released a new single on the american label Artist Intelligence Agency and launched a new mixtape series called Beat Visions with the freshest sounds of Electronic Hip HopFuture Bass and Trap Beats.

John Type è un DJ Produttore con uscite ufficiali su Irma RecordsArtist Intelligence AgencyUniversal Records. Inventore del MidiTablism, campione Italiano Skratch Kombat 2003, 3° classificato ai DMC World DJ Team Championships 2008, medaglia d’argento al Red Bull 3Style Italy 2016. Membro di Alien Army, Artista Italiano per Ableton, video performance per Mixars e Pioneer DJ. In oltre 15 anni di carriera ha suonato in svariati club e festival in Europa, Asia e Stati Uniti.

Quando il giradischi diventa uno strumento musicale.

Sin dall’infanzia mostra uno spiccato senso artistico: suona il pianoforte, canta in un coro e disegna illustrazioni. Nei primi anni ’90 si appassiona alla cultura Hip Hop, diventando graffiti writer nel ’93, mentre nel ’97 inizia la sua carriera musicale come turntablist. Nel 2000 si avvicina alla musica elettronica con il beatmaking e all’arte del campionamento. Nel 2001 entra a far parte della band Alien Army, con cui pubblica le sue prime produzioni e le prime esperienze di tour in europa. Dal 2004 fa parte della giuria nelle gare di ITF, DMC e Killa Skratch Kombat. Nel 2007 da vita alla band John Type Ensemble, formato da basso, batteria, tastiere, fiati e giradischi come strumento principale. La band esegue dal vivo i brani di Lunatic Decadence, il primo album da solista pubblicato nel 2009 su Irma Records con la parteciapazione di artisti internazionali come D-Styles e Mike Boo. Inoltre dal 2008 collabora per 5 anni con la band Negrita, partecipando alle registrazioni di due dischi di platino su Universal Records e svariati tour in giro per il mondo. Con tecniche sempre all’avanguardia ed una straordinaria cultura musicale, è leader nello scratching e nel mixaggio, nel 2016 si fa conoscere nella scena internazionale come l’inventore del MidiTablism. La sua vasta conoscenza sulla tecnologia e gli strumenti musicali elettronici, lo hanno condotto a lavorare per Vestax, testimonial italiano per Ableton e video performance per Mixars e Pioneer DJ. Ora nel 2018 ha appena pubblicato un singolo con l’etichetta americana Artist Intelligence Agency e lanciato una nuova serie di mixtape dal nome Beat Visions con le sonorità più fresche dell’Hip Hop ElettronicoFuture Bass e Trap Beats.

“Once again, hats off to John Type. Keep up the really good work”

“This is one of the first examples of this style of routine that we’ve seen done well”

“Miditablism is a style that combines classic turntablism with modern DJ tools”

“John Type is taking the art of digital Djing and classic scratching to the next level”


In Action

MidiTablism (Ableton Link Routine 2017)

RedBull 3style (Italian Finals 2016)

 

MidiTablism (Cue Point Mapping 2016)

10 min Showcase (Live in Milano 2017)


Latest Releases

Here We Go (Single) Label: Artist Intelligence Agency (United States)

BEAT VISIONS vol.1 (Mixtape) 30:00 min (Future Bass / Trap / Future Beats)


Discography & Videography

Official Releases

2001 – Alien Army – Dalla Savana Alla Frutta (VHS)
2003 – Alien Army – Daily Nightmare (EP – track 2)
2003 – Alien Army – The End (Album – tracks 2, 9, 10, 12)
2004 – Alien Army – The End Tour (DVD)
2008 – Tayone – Photographie (Album – track 4)
2008 – Negrita – HELLdorado (Album – tracks 1, 2, 5)
2009 – John Type – Lunatic Decadence (Album)
2009 – Acusmatic Group – S’Apercevoir (John Type Remix)
2010 – John Type – Sunflower Lola Remixes (EP)
2010 – Thank You For The Drum Machine – Grind You Down (John Type Remix)
2010 – Zurda – Aca Y Ora (Album – track 1)
2011 – Negrita – Dannato Vivere (Album – tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12)
2011 – Negrita – Per le vie del borgo (John Type Remix)
2012 – Negrita – Negrita Live (CD + DVD)
2014 – NothingElse – Time Travelling Space Cadets (Album – track 2)
2015 – Alien Army – The Difference (Album – tracks 2, 12, 15)
2015 – Alien Army – Oh Yeah Remixes (EP – track 1)
2016 – Alien Army – Quattro (Album Soft Release – tracks 2, 3, 4)
2016 – Dj Skizo – D.A.V. (Album – track 3)
2016 – Alien Army – Quattro Turbo Deluxe (Album – tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
2016 – Bundamove – Rollover (John Type Remix)
2018 – John Type – Here We Go (Single)

Compilations

2009 – Chill Out Café Volume 11
2011 – Portofino Cocktails
2011 – Local Patriot
2013 – Battle Of The Year Italy Soundtrack
2013 – Best Of Dance Tracks Ibiza
2014 – Lounge Jazz In Berlin
2015 – Coffee Shop Radio: Electronica
And many more…

Mixtapes

2008 – Red-i & John Type – Wax Control
2010 – John Type – Typetronic Dj Set
2014 – John Type – Funktronic Mixtape
2018 – John Type – BEAT VISIONS vol.1

Video Mixes

2010 – John Type – Mashup Sessions
2011 – John Type – Pixel Beat
2012 – John Type – Live Set 2012
2013 – John Type – Electro Disco Mashup
2015 – John Type – Hip Hop Video DJ Set


Scratch Routines / Songs

2001 – Mussorgsky
2001 – Bob Alone
2002 – Magnetikal Chemistry (w/ Alien Army)
2003 – Oh Baby
2003 – Bossa Of Me
2003 – Apache
2003 – Four Wheels Drive
2004 – Moonrain
2004 – Typical Stranger
2005 – Midnight Sunrise
2005 – Your Time Is Gone
2005 – Hallucinations
2006 – Phrase Violence
2006 – Sbrengee
2006 – Apocalypse Ready
2006 – Moonlight Sonata
2006 – Deep Stratus (w/ Freshtempo)
2007 – Sunflower Lola
2007 – Nocturna Delirium
2007 – Sayin’ Wassup
2007 – The Breaks
2008 – Here We Come (w/ Intellivision)
2008 – Mission Impossible (w/ Intellivision)
2009 – Night City Walk
2009 – Panoramic Toccata
2009 – Full Moon Fuga
2009 – Explosive Sonata
2010 – The Revenge Of Typical Stranger (w/ Ensemble)
2010 – Black Belt Jones (w/ Ensemble)
2010 – Axel F (w/ Ensemble)
2010 – Knight Rider (w/ Ensemble)
2010 – Chips (w/ Ensemble)
2011 – Starsky & Hutch (w/ Ensemble)
2011 – A-Team (w/ Ensemble)
2011 – Magnum PI (w/ Ensemble)
2011 – Batman (w/ Ensemble)
2012 – Escape From New York (w/ Ensemble)
2012 – Profondo Rosso (w/ Ensemble)
2013 – Scratch That Funky Music
2014 – Danger Zone (w/ Alien Army)
2014 – Oh Yeah (w/ Alien Army)
2014 – Bruce (w/ Alien Army)
2015 – Everchanging
2016 – Imagine
2016 – Dominate (w/ Alien Army)
2016 – Bubble Slide
2016 – Controltablism Experiment
2016 – Vinyl Pitch Sequencing
2016 – Ableton Controltablism
2017 – Imma Play Jason (w/ Alien Army)
2017 – Drippin (w/ Alien Army)
2017 – Make Me Itch (w/ Alien Army)
2017 – Crazy Hip Hop (w/ Alien Army)
2017 – Ableton Link MidiTablism

Mashups (Audio / Video)

2008 – Boom Bap Storming
2009 – Stay Thunder Enough
2009 – Ghost’n’Dance
2009 – Smack Axel Tonight
2010 – Sweet Breaker
2010 – Roxanne Going
2010 – Beggin’ Gone Religion
2010 – Sunflower Hearts
2010 – Hold in the 80’s
2010 – Electric Jean / Billie Feel
2011 – I Gotta Myself
2011 – Sweet Light Of Mine
2011 – Heymerica I Go
2012 – Thrill Fifth Tonight
2012 – Soup Kiss
2012 – I Want You Easy
2013 – Freak Channel
2013 – Move The World
2013 – Silicone Good Pressure
2013 – Makossa Breakn’
2013 – Icarus Message
2013 – Thrillbusters
2013 – You Can Tune
2013 – Stronger Den
2014 – Touch Up
2014 – Empire Of Us
2015 – Back To Reality
2015 – Sound Of The Drip
2016 – Ohh Fish Episode
2016 – No No Pink
2016 – Next Wiggle
2016 – King Of The Beat
2016 – Mo Break Mo Party
2016 – Pay For Milli
2016 – Runaway On
2016 – Maniac Beat Busy
2016 – Axel Rockit
2016 – Tell Ya Vida
2016 – Killing Rock You
2016 – Lafyette Destination
2016 – Rox Hours
2017 – All Thief In Love


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