& Love Drone
Gerardo Cinquegrana “Tali Freaks” was born in 1976 in Singen, Germany and moved to Italy with his family at the age of six. He grew up influenced by his father's music knowledge and from the age of nine studied the piano for 4 years. In 1992, aged 16 he started DJ'ing in a small club in Capri, the start of his DJ career. He started producing music with his own equipment in 1994 and then after a few years he was offered to go to work for a record company in Naples, Bustin Loose Records, runned and owned by the actual Planet Funk.
Gerardo has worked with & remixed people/bands, just to name few, such as Don Carlos, Adam Freeland, Alex Neri, Phunk Investigation, Hugh Harris, Gaudi, Angelino (Sueno Latino), Simon "Looplad" Duffy (Planet Funk), Simple Minds, Gerald Casale by Devo, Tyrone "Vizionary" Palmer.
Love Drone is the moniker under which Ettore Castellano approaches electronic music, blending techno, deep house, progressive and downtempo from a tiny island located in southern Italy.
While in his teenage discover of heavy rock, mostly Seattle 90's movement, he also stumbled upon something that changed his musical perception: Daft Punk's Homework back in 1997.
Since then, when not on guitars, he dusts off a microKorg to hitch a ride on electronic tunes.