Biography

TAO YOSHI

Strictly innovative Italian Dee Jay & Producer

Lorenzo De Vigili alias Dj Tao (Yoshi)
You do not judge a book by its cover… You judge a DJ by his Musical History

It all began in Africa ……

Lorenzo started his metamorphosis from Human to DJ in 1979, following the jet stream of unique rare northern Italian fantastic clubs : Discoteca Baia degli Angeli (Gabicce Italy) and Cosmic (Lazise Verona Italy) that played electro, funky, disco dance (Giorgio Moroder . Kraftwerk . Kebekeletrik . Manu Dibango, Guem and Zaka Percussion) with special deep atmosphere that served musical cocktails, modified by equalizers, drum machine (dj Daniele Baldelli) and live percussion (dj TBC).

They where the Italian pioneers of technical mixing.

 

The 80’s …

Dj Lorenzo > Tao , started to give friends enjoyment and emotions with dance music in private garages and basements. Then started to organize school parties and then became one of the first organizers of Italian AFRORADUNI in his home town BOLZANO (South Tyrol) because no clubs and disco party culture did exist there at that time.
From here he then started to expand in northern Italy , Austria and Germany.
In 1989 TAO did travel to the U.S.A. to dive into the just starting House Music Scene. He went to play in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Bermuda island (Gallileo Cruise Boat).

Following the Cruise boat experience, Tao surely prefered the “Space Boat” trip (UFO shaped Club in lago di Garda) !

After a new experience, touring in Miami and then Jamaica, with DJ NESH, he came back to Italy and decided to create the first local Sound System in his region,  YAHMAN (TAO-NESH-PAN) Sound System, and started playing with new reggae style …
No more peace and love songs , but original Jamaican Dance Hall…

 

The 90’s

1990 saw the opening of the absolutely first alternative-trendy club in his region, (Manarin Disco, Cavalese Trento).

DJ Tao, together with DJ Enrico Sartini, will soon be the creator of the very first “One Night” (House party)  and the famous “After Hour” parties (matinée) which introduced public relations staff  (Athanatos Global Message Group), Ibiza animation , art director , security and party flyers. The start of a new era… “ATHANATOS One Night”,  was born !

Tao invented the SPERIMENTALE definition of music & sound…

He was, from that time on, recognize as one of the pioneer of the House Scene History playing in the best alternative trendy clubs and the biggest “Party-Convention”

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When he was at the top of the House Scene, he decided to experiment new sounds, not scared to loose his previous connections, he opened the first underground techno club in 1994 : CYBER GARAGE (Brescia) with dj Leo Mas and Pippo dj and the fans actually followed him.

The Cyber Garage experience (and later the Cyber Zone in Verona) was actually the place of the new trend for music, and, indeed,  many clubs did follow its steps more than 10 years later with the techno minimal movement.

Afterward he played at the Street Parade in Zurich, Bologna, Reggio Emilia  and South Tyrol. Then, he finally played at The Love Parade in Berlin, in front of 2 millions ravers. After this “commercial/legal” parade experience, Tao did prefer the Free Party Rave World,  working with the most important Tekno tribes (Spiral Tribe , Mononom, Desert Storm, OQP, Mutoid Waste & Co !…) with his Sound System and learning so much from them…

The Third Millenium

To celebrate the entry in the new millenium, Tao did organize one of its most fantastic Party “Castel Firmiano” in Bolzano… Everybody who was there still remember this amazing entry into the future with its stunning spacial structures (UFO, Robots, Mutants…) and futuristic settings  (in association with AAA) !

In 2001, Tao played and organized THE FIRST Afroraduno djs stage @ ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH REGGAE FESTIVAL (Most important European reggae festival taking place in Osoppo, Italy, at that time), he invited some of the most important international afro djs like : Baldelli . Loda . Meo . Ebreo . Pery . Bogi . Nesh .Pan.

Cosmic Sound (a mix of electro, afro, ethno music), the fusion of World and Galaxy noise, launched Tao’s global music vision and projected him as …. The leader 4 the future.

Tao never stopped to modify and experiment with different sounds, rhythms and beats to produce rare and non commercial tracks and discover new musical frontiers.
Amazed by the energy and spirit of the Psy Trance scene, emerging at that time, he easily dived into it, organizing more and more successful free parties using the “extended” name of TAO YOSHI….

In 2001, as the pure party spirit did not exist any more in Italy, he moved to Asia and discovered Koh Phangan, mystical amazing Thai island, Paradise for Psychedelic Trance ravers at that time, and the new alternative to the ever-growing Goa.

He stayed there for a few years, as resident dj @ Paradise Waterfall Party in the Jungle, and the famous Vinyl Club on Haad Rin Full Moon beach and also played at Jungle Experience Warm Up  and @ Black Moon Culture.

Now…

The future is … TAOTEK … (The SONIC Project)

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After all these years of partying and enjoying music, TAO is now sharing his life between Italy, Ibiza and Thailand…

And, as the Psy Trance spirit is fading away from the dance floors, everywhere, with more and more influence from the Ibiza scene importing House/Deep House/Tech style, Tao enjoy going back to his Funky- House – Tech roots (afro funky cosmic tribute).

… and Alien Psy Technology … (The Live Set Psytrance Project)

Alien Psy Technology

While working on his new project “SONIC” (modern tribute to the early years of the Cosmic Sound), Tao still enjoys mixing High Teck/Psytrance Music (scheduled for Sonica 2015)  and keeps in mind a side project of organising a Psy Trance Party in Koh Phangan, in the Free Party Spirit, to remember the young generation what the magic spirit of Koh Phangan was like before

Studio Music Lab :

QRoom, Bolzano Italia

TAORoom, Koh Phangan Thailand

Clubs and Party locations :

Après (Bolzano, Italy)
Danny Club (Bolzano, Italy)
Miro (Bolzano, Italy)
Phoenix (Bolzano, Italy)
Puka Naka (Bolzano, Italy)
Roemer Keller (Bolzano, Italy)

Electronic Eye Party (Bologna, Italy)
Free Techno Party (Bologna, Italy)
L. 57 (Bologna, Italy)
Link (Bologna, Italy)
TPO  (Bologna, Italy)

Cyber Garage (Brescia, Italy)
Dylan (Brescia, Italy)
Il Convento (Brescia, Italy)
Mazoom (Brescia, Italy)
Rimbalzello (Brescia, Italy)
Robot (Brescia, Italy)
Space Boat (Brescia, Italy)
T-Rex (Brescia, Italy)
Wah Wah (Brescia, Italy)

Il gatto e la volpe (Ferrara. Italy)

U Curtiggiu (Lampedusa Sicilia, Italy)

Terenzano Club (Lecce, Italy)

Country Club (Milano, Italy)

Bagnoli  (Napoli, Italy)

Big Bang! (Pordenone, Italy)
Rototom (Pordenone, Italy)

Hypnos (Torino, Italy)

Ali Baba (Trento, Italy)
Charlie (Trento, Italy)
Judas Club (Trento, Italy)
Manarin (Trento, Italy)
Paradise N1 (Trento, Italy)
Robin Hood (Trento, Italy)
St. Louis Afro Temple (Trento, Italy)
Waikiki (Trento, Italy)

Aida (Venezia, Italy)
Area City (Venezia, Italy)
Arena (Venezia, Italy)
Asia (Venezia, Italy)
Bjork/MGM (Jesolo Venezia, Italy )
Go! Bang (Venezia, Italy )
Musiko’ (Venezia, Italy)
Tek Club (Venezia, Italy)

Alter Ego (Verona, Italy)
Berfi’s (Verona, Italy)
Cyber Zone (Verona, Italy)
Le Cupole (Verona, Italy)
Lido (Verona, Italy)
Modo (Verona, Italy)
Saloon After Hour (Verona, Italy)

Love parade Berlin (Germany)
Street parade Zurich (Switzerland)
Street parade Bologna , Reggio Emilia, South Tyrol (Italy)
Guest Star @ universita carnevale party (Venezia, Italy)
Guest Star @ cisart-transart (Bolzano, Italy)

Opera’ (Switzerland)
Legend (London, England)
Samothraki Party (Greece)
Free Party (Ibiza, Spain)
Don Det Party (Cambodia)
Media Luna (Colombia)
Afro Party (Austria, Germany)
Blackmoon Culture (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
FULL MOON PARTY (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
Illusion Trance Party (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
Paradise Waterfall Party (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
Pirate’s Bar (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
Reggae House, Bom’s Bar (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
Vinyl Club (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
Reggae Pub (Koh Samui, Thailand)
Ting Tong Bar (Pai, Thailand)