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DT713: Piero Pirupa


One of Italy’s most accomplished exports, Piero Pirupa’s stock is one that continues to rise. 

Recognised throughout the upper echelons of the industry as a stand-out commodity, a far-reaching appeal paired with a distinctive taste in rolling tech-house makes him one of the more formidable forces in dance music right now. A champion of groove-laden rhythms and infectious vocal construction, Piero Pirupa’s musical stamp falls between House and Tech House fused together with some Deep Tribal and Techno vibes.

Consistently creative in his approach to production, Piero’s separation from an over-saturated tech-house pool is no coincidence. His 2019 track ‘Braindead’ dropped on Gorgon City’s Realm and immediately hit the #1 spot on Australia’s Shazam chart; its subsequent inclusion on Triple J’s playlist put Piero on the radar of the majors and led to a four single deal with Island/Universal and forms a clear statement of intent for 2020 and beyond. 

In addition to his own productions, Piero is recognised as one of the scene’s most respected tastemakers and in April 2020, he will be re-launching NONSTOP – one of the scene’s most successful independent labels – with a track called Haus Style. Since 2015, the imprint has been a representation of his love and passion for underground house and techno, and has notched up notable releases from the likes of Max Chapman, wAFF, Dennis Cruz, Skream, Carlo Lio, Paul Darey, Joe Red, CJ Jeff, Shaf Huse, Chus & Ceballos, Paolo Martini, Kinnerman, The Deepshakerz, Wade and many more. Refreshed for 2020 with a brand new team behind him and a truly global platform, expect NONSTOP to follow the same impressive trajectory as Piero himself in the coming months.

Italian favourites Piero Pirupa and LEON combine on Toolroom to deliver their latest collaboration, ‘Get On’ on 11th September 2020. Today, Piero Pirupa joins on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words… 
Favorite current tracks & music I’d play if clubs were open.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
My favourite track from the mix is Joshwa (UK) – Reputation, forthcoming on my label NONSTOP – it’s a banger!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The ingredients consist of a mix of different styles – from deep house to house, from tech house to breaks.

What have you got coming up?
I’ve signed a lot of new tracks lately which will plan to release soon, and 2021 will be a very busy year for me with music forthcoming on Spinnin, Good Company, Sola and Nothing Else Matters.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
I want to thank all the readers and I hope they like this podcast. I also hope that the situation will get better for everyone and we will be able to go back to clubs and festivals again soon! We are missing the parties so much!


1) Endor – Fur – Defected
2) Shermanology ft Agent Sasco – Breathe – Hot Creations
3) CASSIMM – Loca Loca – NONSTOP
4) LEON – T-House – Hot Creations
5) Piero Pirupa X Reblok ft Coppa – Cold Beats – Unreleased
6) Marco Anzalone – Goosebumps – Glasgow Underground
7) MUUS – Freak – NONSTOP
8) Joshwa (UK) – Reputation – NONSTOP
9) Anthony Attalla – Another Love (Mendo Remix) – Incorrect Music
10) Andrea Oliva – Freaks – Sola Nauts
11) Piero Pirupa & LEON – Get On – Toolroom
12) Seb Zito ft Alex Mills – 2020 – Seven Dials Records
13) Piero Pirupa – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Spinnin’ Deep

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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