Mauro Farina
is for me the best music producer and singer in the whole world :-) I have began listening and loving italo with
his music
since the beginning of my italo love, in the mid 80's. Thrue all these years I have enjoyed all the time with his music work.

At the beginning of the 90's I've got some photos from his headoffice and today I want to share with others those photos.
I hope you will like them as mush as I do :-)) Please make click on each photo to enlarge it.

 

 

 

Read below some other interesting stuff about Mauro Farina and Giuliano Crivellente
* M. Farina & G. Crivellente music story (from "The Golden Years 1981 - 2000 Compilation" Book, released by SAIFAM)
* Live chat via IRC
* Mauro's Corner (several old issues I have saved)

 

MAURO FARINA & GIULIANO CRIVELLENTE MUSIC STORY

Mauro was born in Brescia, a little town of 200.00 beteween Milan and Venice in the heart of North of Italy. Since he was young he showed an unweavering interest in music. When he was 6 years old he already knew all the Beatles songs and the first record he bought was "I want to hold your hand"!!! Mauro recieved his first guitar from his parents when he was 8 years old, and he quickly taught himself how to play it. At the age of 11 years he founded his first group called ALBATROS.

He was the youngest member of the band which consisted of 3 guitar boys, 1 keyboards boy and 1 drummer.

Mauro played the rythm guitar and he was the main vocalist. The repertoire of ALBATROS included covers of Beatles songs like "Hey Jude", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Get Back" and covers of CCR songs like "Suzie Q" and others.

In 1969 ALBATROS were deeply influenced by the wild WOODSTOCK scene and they started to perform some tracks of Crosby Still Nash & Young, Santana etc.

They would play concerts in the countryside near Verona where Mauro went to live with his parents at the age of 9. Of course Mauro also attneded school, and after secondary levels he decided to study mathematics at the age of 18 he went to university to study mechanical engineering. But his main passion was always and only music!!!

Giuliano was born in Verona, the famous town of Romeo and Juliet. He was a very sensitive and introverted child whose foremost interest was playing the piano. He started very young, and learned to play with the help of his father who played the piano as well.

Giuliano's father had a strong influence on him and he pushed Guiliano to develope his knowledge of music. At the age of 11 Giuliano started studying at The Music Academy of Verona which he attended until the age of 19.

At the beginning he played only calssical music but thanks to groups like The Beatles, Animals and especailly Emerson Lake & Palmer he started to like and perfomr pop music. At the age of 16 a well-known band in Verona asked him to play the piano as an additional musician.

From that moment on, Giuliano understood that the pop music would be his future. At the age of 17 he founded a trio that payed pop and jazz, and at that time he was considered one of the most talented yound piano players in the Italian music scene.

With his trio, he started to tour Italy. People were curious about this young virtuoso who played beautiful melodies with a great touch in a natural way.

At the age of 19, after finishing at the Music academy, some Italian producers of pop music invated him to play piano and keyboards in studio session with important Italian artists.

That was the first time Giuliano stepped into a recording studio... and it was love at first sight!!

At the age of 19 Mauro knew he was ready for a hightended musical challenge. He joined in with a band of talented musician that were in search of a male vocal lead, and CARAVAN, the best italian dnace group of the 70's and 90's was born.

CARAVAN's great music, great style and freshness made them successful for 15 years. With Mauro, CARAVAN's carde of talented musicians performed numerous shows, for many years, all over Italy. No other Italian dance group has come close to their drawing power. In 1980, they did 310 shows in the best Italan clubs, and hundreds of thousands of people saw them and danced to their music.

CARAVAN was the first Italian group to reproduce "live" the songs of Bobby Orlando, Sylvester, Patrick Cowley, K.C. and The Sunshine Band, Moroder and many others. Along with Mauro, on the stage were young performers who later became big names in the music industry - producers such as Roby Arduini (Capella, Paul Sharada, 49ers) and Mario Natale (arranger of Italian artists Milva, Fiorello, Ami Stewart and many others), and excellent musician such as G. Panarello (Ric Fellini & Family Number One). The outstanding experiences with CARAVAN would permanently influence Mauor's music life.

While CARAVAN was playing in all the hot clubs in Italy, Giuliano, a piano and keyboards player, started to colloborate with many Italian artists in recording studio sessions and appeared as a special guest on many albums of pop Italian artists.

One day, an owner of studio in Brescia asked Giuliano to find some energetic musician to start an album project in a dance-funk style. It was 1975 and the sound of CARAVAN was growing in a big way, so Giuliano decided to go to a concert that the group was giving in a castle in the countryside of Verona. There were 15000 pumped up fans of CARAVAN at the concert who were dazzled as the group opened the concert playing the famous Pink Floyd song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".

Giuliano was impressed by the great ability of the group, but was especially taken by the flexible and dynamic voice of Mauro, whose range included Led Zeppelin rock ballads and the spirited funky tracks of KC and The Sunshine Band.

At the end of concert Giuliano went to meet the group and invited Mauro to record one of his songs in studio. That day started the extraordianry colloboration between Mauro And Giuliano. Together they wrote more than 1000 tracks, produced more than 1500 titles, and sold more than 10.000.000 albums and several millions singles.
The golden years were beginning.

Mauro & Giuliano started towork together, recording tracks writtne by Giuliano and performed by Mauro as lead vocalist. All these tracks were sung in Italian and recorded on mid-tempo pop and ballad styles.

These tracks found their way to the most important Italian companies, and soon Mauro & Giuliano signed a 3-year artistic contract. During those three years they wrote many Italian pop songs under the name of DALTON and participated in the prestigious and famous Festival of San Remo. While spending the majority of his time in the recording studios, Mauro continued to perform live with CARAVAN.

In 1979 Mauro has discoverd the sounds of two artists that greatly influenced his "dance creativity" and later also Giuliano's: BOBBY ORLANDO & PATRICK COWLEY. Their incredible and powerful sounds hypnotized Mauro. He listend to the songs of these two Americans many times, as he tried to catch the strong energy that their sounds delivered. Inevitably, Mauro had included songs like "Menergy" and "Technological World" by Patrick Cowley and "She Has A Way" of Bobby Orlando in the live repertoir of the CARAVAN. Wherever hte group performed these songs, they met with enthusiasm and success and made people dance.

When they started collaborating, Mauro shared this music with Giuliano and caught his interest. Giuliano was taken by the sound of the keyboards, the play and arrangment of the synthesizer, and the power of the kick and snare. Both Mauro and Giuliano became enhusiast of this kind of music. As a result of their shared interest, they decidet to produce their first dance track.

They booked studio in Torino where they performed and recorded a track with CARAVAN. The track was titled "You And Me Tonight" and it was the first Farina & Crivellente production!!

It was 1981. Giuliano & Mauo established the FACTORY SOUND STUDIO and S.A.I.F.A.M srl! At the beginning, the studio was open to anybody who wanted to book it and to any producer who wanted to record thei song.

Giuliano played all the keyboards, Mauro programmed the sequencers and electronic drums, and performed many lead and background vocals. In 1982 they met SANDRO OLIVA, a sound engineer, and the three gelled into a dynamite team. Mauro would plack out initial melodies with his guitar and Sandro would pitch in with some suggestion, then Giuliano would add in a keyboard overlay, intergratign powerful phrases and strong bass-lines, while the frenetic sequencers recorded everything on a demo-tape.

During 1992, using this creative process, Mauro & Giuliano formed the ideas, wrote the melodies, and polished the songs that become their dance hits!!
In the meantime they started to colloborate with many other producer like CLAUDIO CATTAFESTA & GINO CARIA. KEN LASZLO's first producion was written by SANDRO OLIVA and recorded in FACTORY SOUND STUDIOS. It was titles "Hey Hey Guy".

This was huge success with hundreds of thousands of copies sold all over the world! Mauro worked on this track as background vocalist and sound engineer in collaboration with Sandro, and added some ideas for the keyboard arrangements. Giuliano played the keyboards with CLAUDIO CATTAFESTA. GINO CARIA played all the percussion and programmed the drum. To record the famous introduction, simulating a conversation between two friends, the telephone at the Factory Sound Studios was connected with the internal line at the reception desk. Everyone enjoyed the wild time in studio, and the funny and crazy production process! Interestengly, the song itself was released long after it was recorded. None of the distrubutors believed that the song had any potential. Time showed hot wrong they were.

During one of the CARAVAN shows in 1982, Mauro met a hip Italian deejay called PIER FEROLDI who soon became a good friend of his. Pier had a deep knowledge of the international dance music scene.

Mauro and Pier soon became interested in producing a record together with the help of ROBY ARDUINI of CARAVAN. Under the name of HANANAS, Roby, Mauro and Pier produced a dance cover of "From Here To Eternity" (the big hit of GIORGIO MORODER).

This track had a lot of success in the most important Italian Clubs and was licensed in many countries all over the world! Thanks to this first dance hit, yound Italian producers like GIANFRANCO BORTOLOTTI (the actual owner of MEDIA RECORDS), and GIACOMO MAIOLINI, the actual owner of TIME RECORDS, contacted FACTORY SOUND STUDIOS. Everybody wanted to colloborate and produce with Mauro & Giuliano!

During 1982 Mauro & Giuliano started to work with many Italian distributors like GONG MUSIC, DISCOMAGIC, DISCOTT, and BEST MUSIC. During the next few years (1982-85) these crews produced many upbeat tracks to keep Italian people dancing - songs like BRAND IMAGE "Are You Loving", LOVEABLES "It's Beautiful", FAMILY NUMBER ONE "Lara De Bahia" and many many others.

Farina & Crivellente were becoming very famous. During this time they wrote songs for many top Italian dance artists like PAUL SHARADA "Move Your Feet" and "Dancing All The Night", CHRIS LANG "Old Calipso Tune", DEBORAH HASLAM "Let Me Trouble", and MIKO MISSION "Toc Toc Toc" and many more.

In parallel, Mauro & Giuliano formed a new enterpreise called TIME RECORDS with GIACOMO MAIOLINI. With the help of Giacomo, Mauro & Giuliano became the preeminnet "masters" of Italian Dance Music! No other company has ever gad the same success as TIME RECORDS had from 1983 to 1987! In 4 years they wrote and produced an incredible number of dance hits which were played constantly by deejays throughout Italy!!! During those years the dance Artists of Time Reocrods became immensely popular. There are so many artists and songs written and produced by Mauro & Giuliano it's quite impossible to name all of them! Here are only some examples of the numerous productions that were dance hits during that time:
ATRIUM "Funny Dancer" - "Doctor Jackill & Mr. Hide"
ALEPH "Fly To Me" - "Fire On The Moon" - "Big Brother"
VIRGIN "Tell Me Why"
ALBERT ONE "Secrets" - "For Your Love"
MAX COVERI "Run To The Sun" - "In The Night"
RIC FELLINI "Welcome to Rimini" - "Souvenir D'amour"
JOE YELLOW "Love At First Sight"
FRED VENTURA "Imagine"
GIPSY & QUEEN "Love"
DANNY KEITH "Love Me Again" - "Keep On Music"
SOPHIE "Broken Tale"
ROSE "I Wanna Be Your Love"
RICKY MALTESE "All The Night"
VANESSA "Be My Love" - "Crazy For You"

In the meantime they built a second studio to increase their ability to record all their ideas. During 1985 they become friends with MARCO BRESCIANI & PAOLO GEMMA, two deejays producers. With them they created a group that became one of the most important European dance groups in the world: RADIORAMA. Many of the tracks that they wrote and produced for RADIORAMA reached the top of the charts in countries like Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Benelux, Scandinavia, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Spain etc. Songs like "Desire", "Vampires", "Aliens", "Yeti", "ABCD" and others have been played by deejays almost continuously, crowning "Farina & Crivellente" "Kings Of Italian Dance"!!

THE JAPAN ERA

In 1986, Giuliano & Mauro founded a new record company with FLORIAN FADINGER! In 1986 Florian was in Italy with one of his talents, a world famous artist OFF. Florian was taking care of the promotion of "Electric Salsa" and, during a very important show, Mauro and Giuliano met him.

A great friendship immediately developed between the three. They all shared idea of creating a new kind of dance style with a new unique flavor. The result was newly created record company called ASIA RECORDS. All three were enchanted by Asian ideas, and especially Japanese culture.

They liked the energy of the Japnese people, and they were intrigued by the Japanese lifestyle, which was kind of mix of technology and spirituality, of skyscrapers and temples. They were influenced by all of these things when they created "Japanese High-Energy". Yes, these three European guys invented a music style that still is the main music for Japanese teens today.

The "Japan Era" started with some tracks composed for another Italian Company called FLEA RECORDS. They released songs like ROSS "Don't Stop" and MALCOLM J. HILL "Take A Chance" that caught on in a big way in Japan and all the rest of Asia!!! These two tracks entered the Japanese charts as the Japanese people were fascinated by this powerful and energetic sound.

The most important Japanese record companies started to release all the tracks written and produced by Mauro, Giuliano & Florian. Their company became a tremendous success in Japan. They were so popular that the FCF (Farina, Crivellente, Fadinger) trade-mark was soon inprinted on bottles, umbrellas, shirts, balloons etc. Even cars were painted with the faces of the three producers... an unbelievable success. More than 8,000,000 albums and many millions and singles were sold from 1986 to 1991. Some tracks like "Boom Boom Dollars" by KING KONG or "Help Me" by MELA or "Power Of Magic" by ALPHATOWN are still routinely played today by deejays, and appear in currently released compilations.

Importatn additional colloborators of Mauro & Giuliano during that period were LAURENT G. NEWFILED, CLAUDIO ACCATINO & FEDERICO RIMONTI, ALBERTO BINDELLA & CLARA MORONI. Laurent was from France and had travelled to Italy when was he was young. In 1985 he started as a sound engineer in FACTORY SOUND STUDIO replacing SANDRO OLIVA. He also played the guitar, performing in a lot of FCF tracks. CLAUDIO ACCATINO & FEDERICO RIMONTI owned a studio called LIVE MUSIC.

Mauro wanted to combine forces with them because they showed a perspective talent for "High Energy" arrangments for Japanese listeners. With them , FCF worked on very famous tracks like "Gunfire" by MARK FARINA, "Chica Cubana" by LAURIE & TATJANA (the version by Tatjana also blasted through the European sales charts selling hundred thousands of singles) and many many others.

ALBERTO BINDELLA (he is still working with Mauro producing many artists like KEN LASZLO, WILDSIDE etc.), worte and produced a lot of melodic tracks that Japanese teens loved like "Help Me" by MELLA, "Out Of My Heart" by LAURIE, "Stop Me Baby" by MIKE HAZZARD etc.

CLARA MORONI was a talent with an incredible voice, and performed many of the high-energy tracks, supporting many artists during the recording session. She was the female singer during the TV shows of MARK FARINA, and performed with him on a lot of records.

THE JAPAN ERA 2

During 1987 - 1988 Mauro, Giuliano and Florian received theri first three gold discs (by the end of Japanese era they would win a total of eleven gold discs and three platinum discs). A large part of their production was geared towards the Japanese market. At the same time, they continued colloborations with Italian artists like MIKO MISSION, STYLOO and others. Mauro, under name of MARK FARINA, entered the Italian sales charts with his track called "Take Your Time" and performed on many TV shows. In Japan, the song "Boom Boom Dollars" by KING KONG won the Dance Music Awards as the best dance track in entire Asian continent.
The album "The Best Of Radiorama" was released all over the world.
The track "Tell By Your Eyes" by DR. ZIVAGO sold around 200,000 copies in Japan. It is difficult to name all the hits that were produced by Mauro, Giuliano & Florian through their labels ASIA, BHF, NEW MEAL POWER, RADIORAMA, FCF, a and ITALIAN COMPANY during 1987 - 1990. This perdio was so fruitful and busy that they decided to open a new studio (the third one) and they hired two young men who would play an inportant role in future music productions at S.A.I.F.A.M.

Johnny Di Martino (aka Johnny Mix) and Fabio Serra started to colloborate with Mauro Farina in the creation of many tracks, and they formed a production staff called THE FACTORY TEAM.

Johnny was taking care of all the mixes, replacing Laurent G. Newfield and became the main sound-engineer of all the S.A.I.F.A.M.'s studios. All tracks produced had his mixing-touch. Fabio was taking care of all the keyboard and guitar arrangements with Mauro. Fabio also started to compose some tracks with Mauro & Giuliano. Actually Fabio & Johnny, with Mauro, menage and coordinate all the S.A.I.F.A.M. studios, and are responsibile for all the internal producers that are working in the structure. With their great experience they could be considered the "alter ego" of Mauro.

Surely, without the tremendous support of Fabio & Johnny, S.A.I.F.A.M. couldn't have consistently release so many big and successful tracks!

1990 - 91 THE EUROPEAN HITS

Even if the Japanese market was the main interest fot Mauro & Giuliano, they heard a very catchy style of music that was being played by UK deejays... HOUSE MUSIC. Mauro received a cassette from a DJ friend which included all the music played in clubs located in IBIZA. He relished the amplified rythmic grooves and new full precussions. He loved the thousand of samples that were mixed with original melodic lines.

He decided to experiment with some Italian deejays, while Giuliano was carrying on the "Eurobeat" for the Japanese market. After many days spent in the studio trying out new sounds, the first house tracks were born. Introduced were tracks like "Ibiza" by DON PABLO'S ANIMALS or "Manila" by THE CORPORATION and others.

However, the first big success arrived in March 1999 with "Moments in Soul" by J. T. AND THE BIG FAMILY. This track was released under a new label called BHF in joint venture with three great Italian producers: BISIACHI-HORNBOSTEL-FERRUCCI.

The track was top 3 in the UK and secured a place in many European nad Internatinal sales charts, and sold hudreds of thousands of copies. After this track the name of S.A.I.F.A.M. became very popular with House-Music lovers all over the world.

In April 1990, while "Moments in Soul" was at the top of the European charts, another great house track was becoming successful as well... "Venus" by DON PABLOS'S ANIMALS. Some colloborators of Mauro (Ricky Stecca & Max Artusi) came up with a remarkable and creative idea. Their famous gimmick was to sample the guitar of the Shocking Blue '70s hit "Venus" mixed with house grooves topped with James Brown sampling.

The track had an incredible power driving anymore hearing to move their body! DON PABLO'S ANIMALS entered the UK charts, reaching the 2 position during the first week of release! Mauro & S.A.I.F.A.M. were in the top ten UK charts and in the top 20 European charts simultaneously with 2 tracks!!

The success went on month by month. In June 1990, another big hit by SL LINE "Another Day In Paradise" was rising in the European charts. In Semptember 1990, MXM hit it big with "Nothing Compares 2 U". During 1991 an incredible series of hot tracks took off, including "Ride Like The Wind" by BLUE JAM, "Foreign Affair" by J. T. & THE BIG FAMILY, "Life" by FORTE, "Waste Your Time" by RED FOX and many many others. Through labels like BHF, MEAL POWER and INTERDANCE tracks were written and worked on by big producers like VISNADI BROTHERS, and DJ CIRILLO and released.

In the meantime Mauro & Giuliano introduced another great song that became incredibly famous in Japan: "Tell By Your Eyes" by DR. ZIVAGO. This track was translated into Jpanese and sold over 5000,000 pieces. From 1986 to 1991 Mauro & Giuliano wrote, produced and menaged more than 700 songs, selling millions of copies and became one of the most important production teams of the dance world!!

1992 THE SPOP AND THE BIG CHANGES

After 6 years of very hard work, Mauro & Giuliano decided to take a break. Florian went back to Germany, to Munchen, where in co-partnership with Mauro established S.A.I.F.A.M. MUSIK GERMANY. During 1992 the main itnerest of Mauro Farina was updating all the studios with new equipment, and building new studios (UNIVERSAL STUDIOS). He then met FABIO TURATTI and started a new colloboration that is still going on. Fabio is a great musician. He studied guitar for many years, becoming one of the best classical guitarist of the Academy of Music of Verona.

Together with Mauro since 1993, he has produced beautiful songs and important dance artists and currently he is one of the main S.A.I.F.A.M. producers. While the new studio was under construction, Giuliano begin to consider writing and producing songs for kids. After so many years of dance, he wanted to change his musical character and start a new musical adventure! For this reason, Mauro & Giuliano closed ASIA RECORDS. Mauro, with the Factory Team, created two new labels: 21st CENTURY RECORDS & ONE WAY RECORDS. The first release under 21st CENTURY was a success: "Forever Young" by DJ SPACE'S. The track entered the Spanish sales charts immediately and was released in 27 different countries.

For the debut of the label ONE WAY, Mauro got in touch with one of the most important Italian dance artists: DEN HARROW. A track called "Take Me" was produced in 4 different versions and became immediately club-hit! Another great colloboration of those years was with IAN LEX (aka Rino Facchinetti). He produced a top track written by Mauro & Giuliano "Just Over The Time". This track was also very successful and was releasedin numerous countries. A lot of new songs were writtne and many big new artists were produced and promoted. The story was becoming again, dance, always dance, forever dance. Then in 1994 Mauro met BRONSKIE BEAT!!!

A NEW GOLD ERA 1994 - 95 - 96 (BRONSKIE BEAT - D. J. MIKO)

Mauro and Bronskie Beat decided to start their great colloboration remixing the hits the Ha group. In Semptember '94 new version of "Smalltown Boy", "Hit That Perfect Beat" and "Tell Me Why" were produced by Mauro, Factory Team and Steve Bronskie at the Factory Sound Studios. After that, they decided to produce a whole album.

The production of the album "RAINBOW NATION" started in October '94 and was ultimately finished in February '95.

It was a great experience for all of them. The album testifies to the deep and strong feelings they created. The energetic power of " I LUV THE NIGHTLIFE", the sad atmosphere f "FOREVER AND A DAY", the wonderful "KICKIN UP THE RAIN", and the magic "SLOW DOWN" demonstrated the talent of all the people involved in this project.

Another great hit produced by Mauro, Factory Team and Ricky Stecca was the dance cover of a track by 4 NON BLONDES called "WHAT'S UP" done by D. J. MIKO. This production made it to sales charts all over the world - Italy, UK, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Japan, Australian, Southeast Asia, and the USA.

The record solf over 1,000,000 copies. With this track the reputation of MAURO FARINA & FACTORY TEAM became again so hgih that many big international artists went to DFACTORY SOUND STUDIOS to perform with MAURO and his team. During '95 the remixed and produced artists including AMOS ("Sweet Music" and "Only Saw Today").
These tunes remained at the top of the Italian sales charts for many weeks. Other important remixes were REAL 2 REAL - "Can You Feel It" (released all over the world by EMI UK-POSITIVA); THELMA HOUSTON and her incredible "Don't Leave Me This Way"; TWENTY 4 SEVEN "Leave Them Alone" and many others. In 1996 they entered the French charts with T. H. EXPRESS "I'm On Your Side".

Tommie Jenkins was also produced by Mauro & Factory Team, and had fabulous success eith the song "Let Me Be Your Love" written by Mauro & Alberto Bindella. Another "era" of great song begun!

TODAY AND THE FUTURE

At the present the S.A.I.F.A.M. Group consists of five different companies: S.A.I.F.A.M. - ARSNEIC, LA MATTA/UNION - DANCE POOL - S.A.I.F.A.M. MUSIK GERMANY. S.A.I.F.A.M. Group owns 6 different recording studios and 37 lables. Mauro supervises all production at all studios. The primary producers are: FABIO SERRA & JOHNNY MIX (THE FACTORY TEAM), FABIO TURATTI (UNIVERSAL STUDIOS), ROBY ARDUINI & ANTONIO PUNTILLO (UNION STUDIOS), PAOLINE NOBILE & ANDREA BOARI (ARSENIC STUDIOS), ALBERTO BINDELLA, ROBY GABRIELLI, with Mauro's input of course!

GIULIANO left S.A.I.F.A.M. in 1998 and dedicates all his time producing music for kids through his own company called MELA MUSIC. For the occasion of THE GOLDEN YEARS, he wrote and performed in studio with Mauro the track called "A SIMPLE SONG" where he played the piano and did the background vocals. This has been the past performance of Giuliano in the Factory Sound Studio. Even though they are great friends, they will now follow different careers. Mauro is working on S.A.I.F.A.M. USA joint-venture project with JEFF JOHNSON (INTERHIT RECORDS). Mauro's intention is to open a branch office of S.A.I.F.A.M. in Los Angeles, and start to produce compilations for the American market. Thanks to the out-standing work for the great stuff, S.A.I.F.A.M. is considered one of the most important Indenpendent dance music companies in the world.

With 400 titles and 40 compilations released every year, S.A.I.F.A.M. is selling millions of copies entering several international charts. During 1998-1999 some of the most sold tracks were: "free" and "Rejoice in Love" by BACON PAPER, "Stardust with Dust" by GROOVY 69, "O'Fortuna" by SPIRITUAL PROJECT, "What's Up 2000" by D. J. MIKO, "What A Lonely Night" by KEN LASZLO , "Harmonic Groove" by KILL JOY, "Zombie Nation Remix" by KERNKRAFT 400 and, of course, many many more.

During these fabulous 19 years Mauro & Giuliano have dedicated a great part of their life to the dance music world, but the story will go on, hopefully for many years to come. Thanks to he hundred thousands of people that love the music... even if they are only "SIMPLE SONG"!!!!

CHAT with MAURO FARINA ( November 17th, 2001 )

 

<MAURO FARINA> PRATICALLY THE MUSIC IS CHANGING A LOT. YOU CAN SEE THE CHARTS ALL OVER THE WORLD
PEOPLE NOW IS LOOKING FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT STYLES LIKE TRANCE, TECHNO,HOUSE ETC. HERE IN SAIFAM WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP ALIVE THE ITALO DANCE IN ANY CASE BUT WE DON'T WANT ANYMORE TO RELEASE MANY TRACKS BUT WE PREFER TO CONCENTRATE OUR DANCE PRODUCTION ONLY ON FEW ARTISTS TO TRY TO HAVE
A GOOD AND COMPETITIVE PRODUCTIONS!!! IN MY OPINION THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP ITALO DANCE ALIVE AGAINST TECHNO, TRANCE ETC. ETC
<Andre> Mauro,which one is your newest title to sing by yourself ?
<MAURO FARINA> SOORRY FOR THE LONG MESSAGE
<Zeljko> No probelm at all ! :-) Can we expect maybe new compilation Eurobeat Gold Vol. xxx???
<Andre> it´s okay
<MAURO FARINA> I'M WORKING ON MY ALBUM NOW. EUROBEAT GOLD WILL KEEP GOING ON SURELY. WE ARE WORKING ON NEW KEN LASZLO AS WELL...IT WILL BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH ON 21ST CENTURY LABEL
<Zeljko> and a new Radiorama ?
<MAURO FARINA> WE HAVE IN MIND TO RELEASE WITHIN 2002 AN ALBUM CONCEPT WITH SOME OLD TRACKS LIKE "FLIGHT AND FANTASY" OR "FRIENDS" ETC + NEW TRACKS IT COULD BE A DOUBLE CD AT THE MOMENT WE ARE STILL CONSIDERING THE RACKS TO INCLUDE...OBVIOUSLY THERE WILL BE NEW ONES AS WELL.
> I understood what you wrote about your new strategy , but do you understand that your real fans are very sad now ? Artist like Mabel or Prezioso have success you could procuce such songs very easily
<MAURO FARINA> NO THEY MUST NOT BE SAD BECAUSE OUR MAINLY STRATEGY IS TO SAFE ITALO DANCE
> thats nice
<Zeljko> Mauro, till now i done some eight interviews with italo disco stars and i have tryed to contact you but with no success, may i ask you now for your promise ? Your are my best producer, singer ever, all the way since 1986.
<MAURO FARINA> THAT'S WHY WE WANNA KEEP HIGH THE QUALITY OF THE TRACKS
<MAURO FARINA> THANKS ZELJKO
<Andre> A big compliment to your songs of Mister Max, Mister Tom and especially the last Alpha Town are very great
<MAURO FARINA> THANKS ANDRE...AS CONCERNING EUROBEAT
<Andre> :)
<Zeljko> Mauro, please could you tell me where is Simona Zannini and what she are doing today ?
<Andre> i know
<MAURO FARINA> WE ARE STILL PRODUCING GOOD TRACKS...EVEN IF I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT KIND OF STYLE IS NOT SO POPULAR IN EUROPE AND USA
> Troy Matthews wrote something about a new MORGANA album, is this right ?
<MAURO FARINA> I THINK SIMONA IS OUT OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS WE HAVE SOME NEW GOOD TRACKS OF MORGANA SO WE THINK TO RELEASE HER ALBUM AS WELL, BUT WE ARE STILL THINKING ABOUT THIS
> You release many compilations now - also with tracks of other labels like TIME, ENERGY - why don´ t you put songs like Ken Laszlo on thios CDs to make this music more popular ?
> good idea ?
<MAURO FARINA> ON JANUARY IT WILL BE RELEASED A DOUBLE CD CALLED "EURODANCE ANTHOLOGY 1" IT WILL INCLUDE MANY TRACKS FROM TIME, DISCOMAGIC, ZYX.......AND SAIFAM AS WELL I'M SURE YOU WILL LIKE IT AND THE GOAL OF THIS ALBUM IS TO KEEP ITALO DANCE POPULAR AS YOU ALL WISH
> what about the next italo party in the netherlands ? Will you participate ?? I saw your video message at the last party.... then I will be there too !!!
<MAURO FARINA> I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH MARCELLO A COUPLE OF TIME AGO.......I PROMISED HIM TO BE IN AMSTERDAM AT THE NEXT PARTY....
> oh yes please................................
<MAURO FARINA> IT DEPENDS ON THE DATE....BUT I WILL TRY TO DO MY BEST TO BE WITH YOU
> thank you !
<Zeljko> How is Guliano Crivellente ? I have video tape from your last concert there and i am enjoying a lot
<Andre> that´ great
<MAURO FARINA> GIULIANO IS STILL WORKING WITH ME WRITING NEW TRACKS AND SOMETIMES PRODUCING IN STUDIO, IN ANY CASE HE LIKES TO HAVE QUITE TIME TO STAY IN RELAX AS WELL.....FORMALLY IS NOT TOTALLY SPENDING HIS TIME IN SAIFAM
> what about IAN LEX ( Facchinetti ) ? A new production would be great - he has a nice voice...........
<MAURO FARINA> HE, HE HAS..........I SAW HIM SOME MONTHS AGO............AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY TO RE-WORK TOGETHER.... IT COULD BE IN A NEXT FUTURE
<Andre> the best voice has Mauro i mean :)
<Zeljko> I agree with you Andre
<MAURO FARINA> THANKS....BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF BETTER VOICES I BELIEVE
<Zeljko> No one is better that you Mauro
<MAURO FARINA> NOW I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU DO YOU THINK THAT ITALO DANCE WILL SEE A BETTER TIME IN A NEAR FUTURE??? OR YOU THINK THAT IT WILL REMAIN ONLY FOR FEW FRIENDS??
> ITALO was popular, is popular and will be popular in the future.............. evertime I play italo music many people are asking what this ? they like it in the evening i will have a big party only playing italo music of 2001 Mabel, Prezioso
<MAURO FARINA> ANDRE, DANI99 AND ZELJKO...??????
> Neja
<Zeljko> Defintely italo will stay popular and out there there is many many italo fans, and as we can see new production is fukll of italo sounds but in a modern way so ital ois stil lalive :-)
<Andre> here in Hannover the d.j. plays your italo style because they has hear the music and the people likes too
<MAURO FARINA> THE OLD ITALO OR THE NEW ONE??
<Andre> i hear the music since 1986 i will hear it in all of the time people here in Berlin really liked BANDIDO - Vamos Amigos great song
<Andre> all
<Zeljko> Both Mauro i think. Thanx to the internet as well
<MAURO FARINA> IN ANY CASE I THINK THAT ITALO DANCE
> old and new tracks are good JOE YELLOW - Wild Boy was a masterpiece
<MAURO FARINA> NEEDS TO BE SUPPORTED BY PEOPLE LIKE YOU BECAUSE AS YOU CAN SEE
> but also TEXTURE - Over The Night
> ( my favourite hit !! )
<MAURO FARINA> LAST TIME I WAS IN THE CHAT THERE WERE A LOT OF GUYS BECAUSE , IN MY OPINION
<dani99> hy mauro. i'm an OLD italo-fan. since 1983 ...
<MAURO FARINA> TWO YEARS AGO THERE WERE MORE ITALO FUNS COMPARES TODAY
<dani99> best music all the time. i wan't miss it !
<MAURO FARINA> CIAO DANI!!!!
> I believe many people did not know about this chat this time
<dani99> i bought e mp3 player for my car only because of italo-disco :-))
<MAURO FARINA> GREAT
<Zeljko> Thomas Ttue fans knew about this chat
<MAURO FARINA> YES THOMAS YOU ARE RIGHT BUT YOU ALL SHOULD TRY TO DEVELOP A KIND OF "HYPE" AROUND ITALO MUSIC
> yes, but many people did not visit the saifam site because they were angry because ot the last months strategy
<MAURO FARINA> YOU CAN DO THIS
> I try to promote italo with my website www.thomasspiegel.de
<MAURO FARINA> THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND OUR REAL GOAL...
[Sat Nov 17 12:33:04 GMT+01:00 2001] Soeren has no profile.
<MAURO FARINA> BRAVO THOMAS!!!
> maybe you want to visit it ?
<MAURO FARINA> I WILL SURELY VISIT....IT'S MY PROMISE!
> thanks a lot
<Zeljko> I am trying to promote italo as well on the best way i can do, i think that's for now my interviews on www.italoworld.com and karine.sanche.free.fr
> yes, these interviews were great
<MAURO FARINA> GOOD ZELJKO, IF YOU LIKE YOU CAN ORGANIZE SOMETING WITH ME AS WELL! LET'S TRY ALL TOGETHER
<Zeljko> I WAS WAITING FOR THIS ALL MY LIFE MAURO !!!!!! TAHANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
<MAURO FARINA> TO KEEP UNITED OUR ITALO TEAM IT WILL BE A PLEASURE ZELJKO..GET IN TOUCH WITH TIZIANA...SHE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE CAN DO THE INTERVIEW
<Zeljko> I was already trying to do that Mauro but she is very busy i think
<MAURO FARINA> ...OR IF YOU PREFER A LIVE CHAT DON'T WORRY, WE WILL DO IT SEND AN E-MAIL TO MY ATTENTION NEXT WEEK
> what about the idea to co-produce songs with other labels, you as a writer for Mabel or Erika or T42 or More or Neja or Whigfield could be perfect !!
<MAURO FARINA> AND WITHIN DECEMBER WE WILL WORK ON IT
> because you are the best !
<Zeljko> Oh god ! I am all shaking :-) OK Mauro, i will send you mail very soon
<MAURO FARINA> THOMAS, SOMETIMES, IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO COOPERATE WITH OTHER LABELS OR ARTISTS BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT INTERESTS...I PERSONALLY ALWAYS TRIED TO BUILD 2SYNERGY" TOGETHER WITH OTHER LABELS OWNERS...BUT
> but you have good friends like MAIOLINI, ACCATINO and many more
<MAURO FARINA> IT IS VERY HARD TO FIND OUT A DEAL SURE, BUT GIACOMO HAS LEFT THE ITALO MUSIC AND ACCATINO IS MAINLY WORKING FOR JAPAN IT SEEMS THAT THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED TO KEEP ALIVE ITALO I TRY TO CONVINCE SOME OTHER LABELS TO PRODUCE TOGETHER NEW TRACKS....BUT I DIDN'T RECEIVE GOOD FEEDBACK.....UNFORTUNATELY!!! WELL..NOW I NEED TO SUSPEND THE CHAT BUT I WILL BE IN AGAIN AROUND 15-15:30
<Soeren> Hello Mauro, can you understand German ??
<MAURO FARINA> I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN AT THE A.M. TIME.....
> thank you for beeing here !
<dani99> bye mauro. nice time & thanks for your music! dani from switzerland
<Andre> Mauro i want to know about the concert in Den Haag
<MAURO FARINA> NO SOEREN SORRY......
<Zeljko> Thank you Mauro a lot !!! Big ciao from your huge fan Zeljko from Croazia
<MAURO FARINA> THANK YOU ALL..WE SEE YA THIS AFTERNOON...CIAO!!!!!!
<Andre> can i buy a video from the concert
<dani99> bye all italo-fans !
<Zeljko> ciao to all Mauro and italo fans
<Andre> ciao thomas and all italo fans

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During some months in 1999 and 2000 I have saved few old issues of Mauro's Corner, the article published on S.A.I.F.A.M. site. I think this could be interesting for some to see what Mauro was doing back in the 20th century :-)

MAURO's CORNER - JUNE 1999 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Dear Friends,

I hope you all are doing well! It is my great pleasure to start writing my own column called "Mauro's Corner" for our DANCE DIMENSIONS web-magazine. It will be great opportunity to keep in touch with you and to let you have some insite information on what is going on in our studios!!! Every month I will make this "appointment" with you and I promise you to give a lot of details regarding our releases, artists, producers etc. etc. etc!!!!

Well, let's see what is happening in Factory Sound Studios with those crazy guys of the Factory Team!!!

Good news for all the old High Energy fans!!! Do you remember the track called "Ever & Ever" by VENICE???? Yeahhh, it will be remixed by me, Fabio & Johnny in June and it will be released on 21st Century label!!! I got a "great idea" in my mind concerning some other old tracks, but I will tell you about it in near future!!!!!

We are also preparing a new release for KEN LASZLO. It will be a song written by me and Crivellente few years ago! Speaking of old tracks, here is another preview : JENNY (the female vocalist of KEN LASZLO's ("Whatever love", "What a Lonely Night" etc. etc.) will release a single on 21st Century label, called "Hot Love"!!! Yes, it is the remake of her big 80's hit released on ASIA RECORDS (by JENNY KEE, do you remember it??????).

Well, for now, let's switch gears and talk about "Macho"!!!! Have you heard of track: "Let's Talk About Macho" by X-RATED and released under STOP AND GO label??? For your information behind this project is a well-known Italian Dance Group called DATURA!!!!! These great guys started to work with S.A.I.F.A.M. and you bet they will produce a lot of BIG HITS!!!! X-RATED will be realeased in JAPAN by POLYDOR, in EAST EUROPE by UNIVERSAL, in SOUTH AMERICA by TOTAL MUSIC, in SPAIN by CONTRASENA....... and this is only the beginning ! I believe that the track will enter International charts soon. Let's keep our fingers crossed!!!!!!

Last thing: there is a track called "Crazy Party" (CAPTAIN HOOK), written by me, Turatti and Paolino Nobile (aka DJ SCOTT) that started to work very well in Italian Radio Stations!! It's a kind of mix between AQUA & VENGABOYS style!! Let me know what is your opinion. I think, the song is very funny and has some "good potentials" for all dancefloors!!!!

Well, now it's the time to come back to studios...............
THERE IS PLENTY OF WORK TO DO!!!

DOMO ARIGATO!!!!!
MAURO FARINA

MAURO's CORNER - JULY 1999 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Dear Friends,

I just got back from Miami, Florida. I was there because of Midem America...... The business has been great like the sun and the beach....... I really love to stay in Ocean Drive!

Let's talking about music, I get some important news for you: Me and Factory Team are working on new Patrick Victorio release. It will be an original song written by me and Serra.

With Turatti I am also working on a cover-remix of one of my favourite tunes: "Do You Wanna Funk" by the "Mitico" Sylvester, what a great track it is! We are arranging it with strong sequencers and a powerful kick. I am sure that you will like it!!!

Me and Turatti we worked also on a new track that we both have written. It is called "In the Middle of the Sun" performed by a new female artist POW-WOW. She is very nice and her voice is very special ! Don't forget to listen to the sound sampler when it is posted on our web-site!!!

Now I wanna tell you something about our main project for you all! Yes only for our web-friends!!!!! We have decided to release a TRIPLE CD COMPILATION !!! with all the best tracks of Farina & Crivellente. Expect some rarities you will NOT find anywhere else! This edition will compile the best tracks we ever released (in our opinion of course). You will find there tracks released between 1982 until 1999 plus an original track that will be entitled "The Last Melody" and released only for this compilation. It will be a simple ballad dedicated to all our friends with a special part that will include mine and Giuliano's voices.

I really would like to thank you for all the effort you gave our music and this album will celebrate you and us!!!! There will be also a little book with photos and a short story of me and Giuliano music activities. We will release only 1.000 copies of this special compilation and it will never be re-printed!!!! This is collector edition! The tentative title for it is "The Golden Years" (Farina & Crivellente)" ....but I am ready to hear your suggestions through our Message ChatBoard !!!

Okay...that's all for the moment. Have a great summer time and let's keep in touch!!!!

HASTA LUEGO !!!!!!!!!!!!
MAURO FARINA

MAURO's CORNER - August 1999 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Dear Friends,

Are you enjoying summertime???? I hope so!!!!

Here in S.A.I.F.A.M. all the studios are closed........Johnny of Factory Team went to Waikiki, Serra is in Canada , Turatti in France and so on.. All the guys will be back on 23 August and then the music life will roll on again!!!

By the way, I got some news for you:

Before leaving for holidays, we recorded new Radiorama song. I really hope you will like it. The title is "One More Time" but it could be changed. We will release it in September (obviously on 21st Century label). We also did a very powerful remix of a 70's track. The famous hit "I Feel The Earth Move" (do you remember Martika ???) Well, I hope you will like the job me and FACTORY TEAM did on this one. Another great track (thanks to the suggestion of our big friend Troy), called "Dust In The Wind" has been remixed in dance style. Please listen to it!!!

Now, I would like to talk again about our big project "THE GOLDEN YEARS", the triple CD compilation that will include the story of FARINA & CRIVELLENTE music. We have decided to include with the compilation a special booklet with many pages (around 80-100) containing plethora of photos and little biography of me and Giuliano!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BOOKLET WILL BE INCLUDED ONLY IN A LIMITED EDITION OF 1.000 PIECES AND IT WILL BE SOLD WITH THE COMPILATION ONLY THROUGH INTERNET!!!!!

It simply means, that you will NOT find the booklet anywhere else (like shops or distributors!) We decided to make this "a special thank you gift" for our internet friends. I hope you will like this idea!!

In the middle of August 1999, we will start to accept your pre-orders for this one-in-a-life-time compilation. DO NOT pass this opportunity. When the 1.000 copies are sold, they are gone FOREVER. The special ORDER SECTION will be up soon, so please monitor the Main Page of our website.

Also, through our web-site, you will be able to get a new compilation called "VIVA CARTOONS"!!! It includes 18 ULTRA HOT tracks, all recorded in "bubbledance" style. Don't miss it!

Now some news regarding our new productions:

In September we will release new JESSICA JAY.......a fashion cha cha-dance remix of "Sway". The famous hit of 50's... We recorded 4 different versions. We are going to write also a new original track for WIENNA and KEN LASZLO. However, the new production of KEN will be post-dated to 2000.

Now some chart-news regarding our tracks:

SPIRITUAL PROJECT "O fortuna" entered the national charts (20° position) in SOUTH AFRICA. During incoming weeks, we will produce an album featuring trance-progressive style. Another good new from JAPAN. "Sky High" by DJ MIKO (included in his "The Last Millenium" album), took 42° position in FM ZIP, the most important Japanese radio charts! During these days we shooted a little video for TV NAGOYA , just to thank all the staff of TV NAGOYA and FM ZIP for their effort. DJ MIKO "What's up 2000" reached the 1st position of the national radios charts and the track has been considered one of the 20 best dance-tracks of the year!!!

I REALLY HOPE TO START AGAIN A NEW "EUROBEAT" AGE IN JAPAN.......VIVA TOKYO!!!!

CIAO CIAO!!!!
MAURO FARINA

MAURO's CORNER - Semptember 1999 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Ciao Everybody !!!

Did you all have good summer vacation???

Here in SAIFAM we have been closed for a couple of weeks and finally we had a little bit of relax but now......WE'RE ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!! Here the news of the month:

First of all I have an important announcement to make to all our American fans !!! Beginning in October we will start a special cooperation with a great friend Jeff Johnson from Los Angels (his is the ex managing director of the Dance Record company called INTERHIT). With Jeff we will start to produce compilations in different styles with catching US market in our mind. With invaluable help of Jeff we will try to catch the taste of the American folks. This is very exciting and even if we know that it will be a hard work, we are committed to put a lot of effort to reach the musical heart of that Great Nation!! The first compilation will be released in the beginning of October. It will be called TRANCE EXPRESS VOL.1 and it will include some huge trance and techno tracks already well known in Europe like BACON POPPER "Free", SPIRITUAL PROJECT "O' fortuna" and many others. Obviously you will find all the details here on our web-site. Tiziana and our big big big big friend Kris will do their best to keep update all of you on our next steps into this "new adventure"!!!!

As of "work in progress" we have news for you! Two new dance compilations will be ready soon: DANCE ON THE WEB - Volume 6 and SUPERDANCE 2 ! As of WEB 6 you can be asssured that we have compiled a huge and interesting tracking-list. You will love it! Regarding SUPERDANCE 2 we have listened to all suggestions you made and we have decided NOT to mix the tracks included in this compilation. You will not only find all the extended versions but also truly A FANTASTIC MEGAMIX produced by THE GREAT SAVINO. Bravo Savino you did a great job and I wanna thank you and all the special team of I VENTI D'AZZURRO!!!

Talking about the new productions, me and FACTORY TEAM , we are working on a remix of SIMON & GARFUNKEL "Bridge over troubles." In my opinion this is a wonderful song. It will be difficult to keep the same "atmosphere" using dance arrrangement, but we will do our best!!!!

With TURATTI we are working also on a new track for CAPTAIN HOOK. This "bubble gum dance" style is getting popular everywhere. Just for your information our recently released "bubble" compilation VIVA CARTOONS is going to become gold disc in some territories. It has been already released in ITALY - POLAND - BULGARIA - TURKEY - ARABIA - EGYPT - INDIA - ARGENTINA - BRAZIL - MEXICO - VENEZUELA - CHILE - PHILIPPINES - MALAYSIA - SINGAPORE - THAILAND and KOREA!!!!

This is it for now! Keep visiting our web site and giving us your suggestions. Stay tuned with S.A.I.F.A.M.'s music!!!!

ARRIVEDERCI!!!!
MAURO FARINA

MAURO's CORNER - October 1999 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Ciao My Friends!

I am writing from Amsterdam where I am attending AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT!!

I have to admit, I really love this city. Beatiful rivers that are everywhere. Every time I am here, I enjoy my stay indeed!!!

Ad rem! Let's talk about S.A.I.F.A.M. news!!! First of all great news for all the TECHNO fans. We are releasing a strong TECHNO compilation mixed by the two leading Italian TECHNO deejays: MOLELA and CIRILLO. The compilation is called TECHNODOME (Molella versus Cirillo). This CD is featuring two MEGAMIXES. First of them is done by MOLELLA and second one by CIRILLO We give you the opportunity to be part of this "deejay fight" and choose your favourite mix. This is why we called this compilation: TECHNODOME! We are planning on having quite heavy marketing TV and Radio compaing here in Italy. We are confident that all the web TECHNO fans will get this one! Check it out. I am sure if you like this style you will not pass such opportunity !

Speaking of other fourthcoming compilations. YES! We are planning a lot of new releases!!! After DANCE ON THE WEB - volume 6 and SUPERDANCE 2, we will release following compilations:

THE BEST OF DELEGATION (The great UK-USA Group that performed unforgettable 70's hits). The compilation include all their big hits digitally remastered to perfection! - (November '99)

DANCE MACHINE. This compilation will feature TOP DANCE hits taken not only from SAIFAM catalog but also from other international dance labels. - (November '99)

SUPERDANCE HITS VOL.1 This compilation will include all the best SAIFAM's dance covers. It is being compiled and produced as joint-venture with our big friend JEFF JOHNSON of INTERHIT. (November '99)

THE GOLDEN YEARS We know that many of you are excited about this 3CD compilation. We will release this project around January 15, 2000.

Last thing: I got in touch with my big friend STEVE BRONSKI of BRONSKI BEAT. We are thinking of producing together a new album. WE REALLY WOULD LIKE TO GET A NEW "SMALLTOWN BOY" HIT. I love to work with this big artist and lovely friend of mine. I will keep you posted on this project!

That's all my friends......I will go and have a beer in one of the thousands coffee bars here in Amsterdam!

HAVE A GOOD SURFIN ON THE SAIFAM NET!!!!!!
MAURO FARINA

MAURO's CORNER - November 1999 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Ciao Boys & Girls!

We are approching 21st Century. Have you planned how you are going to spend your last day of this Millenium?

Here in SAIFAM some guys will go to London, other will be celebrating in Paris. Some of us will also be visiting Australia. I by myself don't know yet where I will be. However, I am sure this will be the night to remember !!!

Talking about SAIFAM music, as usual, I get a lot of news for you. Let me start with some charts news. This is for techno fans! Our version (DJ GIUS REMIX) of ZOMBIE NATION's "Kernkraft 400" entered the Italian charts. Hey folks, don't forget to order the CD single released through our techno label SPECTRA. Another great news! Our cover version of MAMBO N° 5 by LB PROJECT entered the BILBOARD MAXI DANCE SALES (we are talking about US CHARTS) at the 1° POSITION!!!! Yes my friends !!! Our first release under our label REPLICA RECORDS in joint with our friend JEFF JOHNSON reached immediately the top of the charts... IT'S A GREAT BEGINNING for SAIFAM/MEGAHIT !! Jeff is preparing the tracklisting of a new dance-compilation. It will be great and I will keep you updated on it. In the meantime we made available to be ordered through our web site, TRANCE EXPRESS VOL.1. The first compilation techno released by our newly established label SAIFAM/MEGAHIT and already is being distributed in US, don't miss it!!

Now some info about our studios and ongoing new productions.

Me and FACTORY TEAM are working on some dance remixes of the new track of SAVAGE GARDEN ("I Knew, I Loved You"). It is really a nice ballad that will be done in dance style. Also Me and Fabio Serra have written a new original track called "Rain" that it will be released under HOUZY label featuring great new artist LUNA. She has truly an incredible voice and the track has been arranged in 3 different versions. Me and Fabio Turatti are remixing in dance style, a very melodic ballad "When you say nothing at all" originally by BOYZONE. This track will feature PATRICK VICTORIO as leading vocalist.

UNION TEAM is working on some other huge dance remixes like "More Than This" (originally by the great Brian Ferry) and "Kiss Me" (I love this great group called SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER).

Last new: Our compilation TECHNODOME entered the Italian charts. This is another GREAT compilation for all the technoguys and technogals mixed by the two most important Italian Djs CIRILLO & MOLELLA. The compilation can be ordered through our web-site and includes incredible techno tracks by groups like: ZOMBIE NATION - SALTWATER - THE LUNCH - OUTA SPACE. Simply, 20 HOT TRACKS TO LISTEN & DANCE TO!!!

Well, that's all for now........don't forget to stay tuned with us!

A BIG CIAO FROM YOUR "MACCHERONI" FRIEND
MAURO FARINA


MAURO's CORNER - December 1999 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Hola Friends,

So this is it! We finally arrived to the end of Millenium ! The 31st of December of 1999 will surely be the craziest and hottest night of all in our life. Are you ready??? Here in SAIFAM we are in mystic athmosphere. "It's a kind of magic", but we all are ready to enter 2000 with hope in our hearts that the new millenium will bring us a lot of "creativity" as we have had in the last 15 years!!!

Talking about the music: our music! Let me brief you on what is happening in our studios!! THE FACTORY TEAM is working with me and GIULIANO CRIVELLENTE in the production of the last song that will ultimate our "GOLDEN YEARS" album. At this point the track is "TOP SECRET" and it will be dedicated to all our great fans and dance lovers all over the world! We together are working also on two original tracks written by me and Fabio Serra, both of them will be released under 21st CENTURY, but we are still deciding which SAIFAM artist will perform them.

Concerning FABIO TURATTI and his UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, he remixed two old big hits of our french friend artist MICHAEL FORTUNATI. The two tracks are "Give Me Up" (will be released under ONE WAY RECORDS in December) and "In The Night" (will be released on ONE WAY RECORDS as well in the beginning of 2000).

In UNION TEAM, our faboulous ROBY ARDUINI & TONI PUNTILLO have finished a very simple and funny song called "Dolly Girl" performed by ZIPPERS, the crazy guys of "BUFFALO BILL". The track will be released on INTERDANCE LABEL next January.

In ARSENIC STUDIOS, me - PAOLINO NOBILE & ANDREA BOARI (the man that remixed the hit by ZOMBIE NATION), have produced a very strong club track called "Plutonic". It has been released under our new "techno" label called BLQ. We will post the sampler soon, so listen to it. It is really HOOOOOOOTTTT!!!

Last but very important thing: we have compiled a new great "dance & pop" compilation called EXPRESS 2000, that includes a lot of big hits of '90s with artists like JENNIFER PAGE - SASH - BACON POPPER - MOLELLA & HEAVEN 17 - GALA - PLAYAHITTI - 2 UNLIMITED - COOLIO - ROBERT MILES - DJ MIKO - WHIGFIELD and many many others...it's a double cd that includes ONLY!!! international BIG hits. You will love it!!!!!

WE SEE YA ALL IN NEXT MILLENIUM !!!

Have a lovely Christmas and a fantastic HAPPY 2000 YEAR!

MAURO

MAURO's CORNER - January 2000 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Ciao to everybody,

I hope the last day of the 1999 was full of festivity for you all ! Where have you been????

I personally really enjoyed my Christmas Holiday and now here in SAIFAM we all are ready to start a faboulous 2000!!! Here the usual news regarding what's happening in our studios:

FACTORY STUDIOS and FACTORY TEAM, during this month will work on the new KEN LASZLO single. Ken, would like to invite a special female guest (like he did with Jenny). At the moment this new female voice is "top secret"....but be sure that it will be a great duet!!!!

Me and Fabio Serra wrote and produced the new DANTE track called "Flying Away" and the new MORGANA titled "A Sign". Both singles will be released very soon on 21ST CENTURY RECORDS.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS of the fabioulous TURATTI are working on a new remix of MICHAEL FORTUNATI "Into the night". The track will be released on January on ONE WAY label.

Obviously, in the beginning of the month and after holidays there are not so much news but let me tell you a bit about our new great Euro Compilation! We are going to release "THAT'S EUROENERGY VOL.4" ! It will include 13 "hot" tracks and it will be out at the end of January. Do NOT miss it !!!!

We are getting closer and closer to finish our "millenium" project called THE GOLDEN AGE ALBUM. I told you previously that there will be a special track written by me and Giuliano Crivellente: "A Simple Song" . Here is the lyrics:

When there's no more time to know
Feeling you still have to grow
In a moment realize
You're the light in my eyes

Babe please don't be so shy
You can keep my love alive
For a moment you hide
All the tears that you
Wouldn¹t cried

Baby don't forget the words I'm singin'
Baby don't forget the way we are

Stay with me just for a while
with my melody you¹ll smile
Cos' when the sun shine so bright
You're my simple song
You're my light

...a simple song for you

MAURO

MAURO's CORNER - February 2000 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Hola amigos,

I hope you all doing great! Here are the February news for the SAIFAM tribù!!!

With FACTORY TEAM I'm going to start some new interesting productions like the new DJ MIKO's.....a great remix of an old great rock song "Ruby Tuesday" by ROLLING STONES. I really hope we can have a strong success with it. Speaking of DJ MIKO. He has been voted as one of the best act of '99 in Japan!!! Yes my friends! Tt seems that our artist is becoming very popular in Japan and in the mid of February (11-12-13-14), DJ MIKO and Tiziana will fly to Tokyo to participate in a very important TV show there!

With TURATTI and his UNIVERSAL STUDIO, we have planned a production for a new Artist called AKA using a very strong kick and bass (in the BACON POPPER style) with a guitar sample of SIMPLE MIND ("Don't You"). I highly recommend this track to all the DJS playin TECHNO. Surely it will be a dance-floor hit!

Me, ANTONIO PUNTILLO & ROBY ARDUINI (UNION TEAM) are working on a new track for our "blonde" JESSICA JAY!! After the big success of "Chilly Cha Cha" and "Summer Nights" (both tracks were very popular in Asia. "Chilly Cha Cha" has been even translated to a Chinese language), we decided to change a little bit the style. This new track will be more dance (a kind of mix between Aqua & Vengaboys style with a progressive bass-line).

Now some news regarding our new CDs releases:

First of all for all our EUROBEAT-lovers in the end of February we will release "THAT'S EUROENERGY VOL.4" including many "hot" euro-tracks by such artists as RADIORAMA - PATRICK VICTORIO - BASEMENT THREE - WIENNA - WILDSIDE - LUNA - PLASTIKA etc. As usually the tracks have been selected by me and my great "macho" friend TROY!

Speaking of "macho"! Don't forget to take a look at our "MACHODANCE" compilation !!! You can't miss it. This CD includes original '80s versions of big dance hits like "YMCA" and "Macho Man" by VILLAGE PEOPLE, "The Best Disco In Town" by RITCHIE FAMILY, "I Am What I Am" by GLORIA GAYNOR, "Gimme Some" by JIMMY BO HORNE, "Hula Oop" by PLASTIC BERTRAND and many many other huge artists.....unbelieveble!!!!!

Last thing: THE GOLDEN AGE (Farina & Crivellente story) will be a little delayed. We are still working on the booklet (will contain many news, infos & photos). The TRIPLE CDs set + the booklet will be released around mid of March. We apologize for this delay, but hey! It will be a "great" release for all our fans!!!!!!

HASTA LUEGO

MAURO

MAURO's CORNER - March 2000 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

How are you?

Here in SAIFAM everything is fine...and the studios are busy as ever!I have a lot of good news for you!!

First of all, let's talk about Compilations: Did you have a chance to listen to "TRASGRESSIVA" on our web? The tracking list is very "hot" for all the lovers of the dancefloors. It entered the italian sales charts reaching the 14th position. Not bad for the first week of appearance!

Another strong compilation went out: THAT'S EUROENERGY VOL.4. Don't miss it!!!

Here the studio's activities:

FACTORY SOUND STUDIOS: Finally we finished the production of the new KEN LASZLO!! A very melodic dance track performed by Ken and Morgana. Yes! Together in a fantastic duet...the track is called "Maybe a lonely night". I would like to know your opinion on it, please!!!! The track is already posted in our NEW RELEASES section! In March Me and the "The Faboulous Factory Team" will work on 6 NEW EUROBEAT TRACKS for Japan market!!! Please "euro-japan fans" let's keep tuned on BBB label......new releases are coming!!!

As concerning the "hard man" FABIO TURATTI is going to remix a 70's hit. We received the original accappella fof the 70 hit Canadian group called L.I.F.E. The track that we are going to remix is the huge "You Are All Played Out"....I am sure we will do a great work. This track will be a little bit house......(see the great "Sex Bomb" by the "evergreen" Tom Jones).

Also many news for all the "techno fans"!!!! many releases on BONZAI, RED ALERT, DANCE POLLUTION & HOUZY....my favourite tune is "Dynamite" by DJ GIUS...a very explosive techno track!!!

Speaking of Japan again, at the end of March, I will fly to Tokyo where I will stay for couple of days. The next MAURO'S CORNER will be written directly from a Japanese computer. I will let you know all my "japanese dreams"!!!

DOMO ARIGATO
MAURO

P.S. Flo....you must change your car!!!!!!!!

MAURO's CORNER - April 2000 (copyright S.A.I.F.A.M. srl)

Ciao my friends,

Today is 30th March and I'm writing you from my room in Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. What incredible city it is!

During my stay I visited all my music Partners like EMI-TOSHIBA, AVEX MUSIC, JVC, POLYDOR, NICHION, FARM, WOOD RECORDS and I am counting on giving all the fans of "High Energy Music" some good news very very soon!!!

During my stay in Tokyo I took some time off to visot few original places like: ROPPONGI (the Tokyo's ultimate zone full of clubs, parties, lights and incredible night life), SHIBUYA, AKASAKA, SHINGIUKU. Everywhere I went, I had a great deal of good time. Just to give you an idea how Japanese are, I knew that the day SONY put out the PLAY STATION 2, one million customers run into the store to buy this wonder :-) !!! This thing is really shocking me !!!

Well, let's chat a bir about SAIFAM's music. I have some good news for you: With FACTORY TEAM we are releasing two new great tracks on ONE WAY label: ANGIE "Toy Boy" (yes it is the '90 SINITTA's hit remixed in a dance version by a very nice UK girl called ANGIE). Also new release from T-ZONE "Turn the beat around" (the famous track performed by GLORIA ESTEFAN and remixed into two new versions) will be released as well.

During April, with FACTORY TEAM, we will prepare the first album of THREE GIRLZ with the great "regia" of our big uk friend RICKY HANLEY. Ricky has already produced 10 wonderful tracks in a His London-based studio. Now Me and Factory Team will add four new remixes to include in the album. Everything will be ready around June and the album will be released in Japan (September). We will shot a video as well. We have chosen "Mambo K2" track for this video clip. We anticipate this project to be a huge success. Don't miss it !

I have another BIG new for you all. In April, when I will back, I will join you LIVE in ChatRoom. I am very excited to have the opportunity my meet LIVE many of you, my "fantastic friends". We will talk about anything you are interested in for 1 hour. I will be all ears for you. Do you like the idea??? Kris, our great friend and Webmaster is working on preapring the Chatroom for this event and will post detailed information about this event. See You (actually hear you) there.

Well my friends, that's all for now. Don't forget about me!

DOMO ARIGATO
MAURO

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