References: CLR, Drumcode Rec, Italy
Well documented as one of the brightest new stars in techno, Joseph Capriati has made his name within the scene via a consistently high quality studio output and energetic party-starting DJ style. Already a key artist on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label and event roster; installed as a resident for Marco Carola’s well-received Music On events at Amnesia, Ibiza and having made a succession of high profile festival appearances through the European Summer, Joseph Capriati is now globally recognized as an in-demand headline act across Europe, Asia, North & South America and beyond, as an ambassador for techno in emerging markets such as South Africa, India and Honduras.
Inspired by the success of his track “The Gallery” and collaborations with Cari Lekebusch (Drumcode) and Paco Osuna (Plus 8), Joseph’s focus for 2012 has been relocating and rebuilding his studio in preparation for the release of his second artist album, scheduled on Drumcode for early 2013. Limiting his output to just a handful of projects including his epically proportioned “Solar System” single and the soulful vocals and jackhammer grooves of his “Congenial Endeavor” collaboration with Adam Beyer, both for Drumcode.
Elsewhere, Joseph has found the creative space to deliver remixes for Cari Lekebusch (H-Productions), Ben Sims (Drumcode), Mark Broom (Material), Luigi Madonna (Analytic Trail) and Sinisa Tamamovic (Mindshake); completing his studio schedule with high profile projects that bring his trademark groovy, emotive sound to record labels across the techno and tech house spectrum.
Born and raised in the southern Italian city of Caserta, less than 30km from Naples, it was natural for a young, music-loving Capriati to be drawn to the big city to fulfill his musical curiosity. Inspired and energized, Joseph made the leap into production; slaving away on a home PC and hi-fi speakers, honing his skills for three years and eventually creating his first important records like “C’est La Vie” and “Microbiotik” which found their way on to two of the most influential Neapolitan techno labels; Analytic Trail and Globox Records. From this moment on Joseph was made. What followed was an explosion in profile at home and abroad. From his first high profile gig at Naples’ infamous 5000 capacity Golden Gate venue in October 2007, the young Neapolitan has not looked back; spreading his wings and travelling all over the globe.
Now located out of Barcelona, Spain Joseph has settled into a good rhythm for his life. Whether it be having the confidence to release a debut album containing ambient tracks and Drum & Bass; or the discipline and creativity displayed to convince Adam Beyer to release two multiple-track EP’s on his Drumcode label; or the versatility and insightfulness that characterizes Josephs DJ sets and enables him to connect with crowds across the world; whether he be tearing up an after party in a dark basement with a pitch perfect mix of tech house, or thundering out a peak-time mix to crowds in the desert at Monegros Festival, or upstaging the Drumcode Total event at Berghain with an impromptu four-hour back-2-back closing set with his hero and now close friend, Adam Beyer. So the future for Joseph Capriati is simple. Keep on doing what he loves and do it with a passion and commitment that has proved so potent a driving force to this point.