DJ GINO CAPORALE
DJ GINO CAPORALE:
Gino Caporale has spent most of his life behind the turntables or a mixing board. He began his career at the young age of 15 after stumbling upon his uncle’s turntables and mixed beats. Once he got his hands on the vinyl, he was hooked. In the early ‘80s, Gino first honed his skills in local nightclubs, like Cachet. He moved on to larger and higher profile venues, like GWizz and Christine’s, where… his true talent and ability were able to flourish while working alongside other influential DJs like Robbie Tronco and Mark Milano.
Drawn to Freestyle genre, Gino introduced this kind of dance music to Philly with a style and sound all his own. As demand for his talent grew, Gino moved into radio with a nationally syndicated show featuring his dance mixes. He also worked as Billboard’s dance reporter in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, while at the same time becoming on of the top 50 DJ’s in the US to make Billboard’s dance music chart. Having established his name and reputation in Philadelphia, Gino traveled the East Coast playing guest spots in nightclubs from NY to DC.
Gino’s passion for music naturally progressed into producing, remixing and editing. Once in the studio, Gino became one of the pioneering contributors to the sound of Freestyle and set a standard for the best beats in that genre. Working side-by-side with producer Adam Marano, Gino produced several hit records on the Billboard charts for a variety of Freestyle artists such as Collage and Denine. Not one to limit himself, Gino also created several top-selling remixes for a variety of music talent such as Depeche Mode, De La Soul and 69 Boys, whose remix was used on the soundtrack for the film Bad Boys.
Gino’s current style includes music of all genres, such as house, dance, drum and bass, and he is currently planning guest spots throughout the East Coast and Canada. Gino’s presence can be felt across the Internet and around the world with his weekly Club 418 Mix Show, Z889’s Mix @ 6, podcasts and updates via Facebook and Twitter. Gino’s instinctive ability to read a crowd whether in a club, through the radio or with a mix continues to extend to the dance music community and beyond.