Being around since the early 90’s, Francesco Pico’s name is often heard in the dance scene. He released and remixed numerous tracks for labels such as Global Underground, Manual Music, AudioTherapy (Dave Seaman), Urbantorque, Briquerouge (David Duriez), Odori (Swag/ Chris Duckenfield), Extrema Music, Outside The Box (Eelke Kleijn), Proton and last but not least his own label: Magnitude Recordings. His tracks are played by many like Sasha, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Eelke Kleijn, Anthony Pappa, Jimmy v M just to name a few. As a DJ he also managed to build a nice career; playing all the big venues in the country and some abroad and being a regular guest at many national and international Radio stations.
“Francesco Pico has always been fascinated by music with a story.
The feeling at the end is determined by the beginning and the further structure of his music set.
Separate sounds on themselves may sound insignificant, but put together in the right order they become so meaningful, it is capable of releasing your deepest emotions. A feeling that simply cannot be described. Just be patient and you will be rewarded. That’s the beauty of his music.
This is exactly why it is hard to talk about a certain Francesco Pico style. Everything goes as long as that certain emotional feeling is achieved. Francesco has a very recognisable groove and vibe, and he also has the ability to let the music roam freely, always trying to tell his story. In the end, Francesco is always capable of creating a danceable vibe.
Place and setting are always a fact a deejay should be aware of. Francesco knows like no other how to adapt to these circumstances, and is continuously working hard to adjust his groove and style in order to give the crowd his distinctive thrilling and stimulating mix”.
Francesco has been working in the dance scene since 1991. Before that, music has always been a significant part of his life. He already managed to make a name by releasing quite a lot of his own productions. He has also remixed numerous productions, so it is fair to say his work is quite impressive. His productions and remixes have been released by labels like: Global Underground, Audio Therapy (Dave Seaman), Urbantorque, Outside The Box (Eelke Kleijn) , Proton Music, Manual music, Extrema music, Odori (Chris Duckenfield), Briquerouge (David Duriez), Good:as, Onestar (Erick E) and his own label: Magnitude Recordings. His releases were admitted in the play list of many famous deejays, and reviews in several magazines were very positive on his work.
In 2007, Francesco launched his very first artist album “Imagining Sounds”. Its first single “All by yourself” was a huge success. His biggest supporter of this track was dj Sasha. The world-renowned dj used “All by yourself” in his Essential mix, which was broadcast in August from Ibiza’s “Amnesia”. The track has also been used as closing track on Jimmy van M’s “Balance 10.1” album.
Later that year Francesco has been picked up by the world famous British label “Global Underground”. A few tracks have been released on albums like GU:MIXED2, 5YGU, Afterhours IBIZA II and Electric Calm 4 but also as EP on the GU:Music label. He also made a few remixes for Global Underground of tracks by Alex Dolby, The Remote and Eelke Kleijn.
In June 2009 Francesco’s second album “Imagining sounds part 2” has been released on Eelke Kleijn’s Outside the Box imprint. It again got huge support by great names like Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren. Also part 2 received some very good reviews: “With Imagining Sounds 2, Francesco Pico delivers a praiseworthy second album that can easily take on the competition with releases from the biggest names in the field of proggy music. The sequencing is brilliant, the sounds are crisp and clear, and the entire album oozes with atmosphere. Recommended!”[365mag].
2011 marked the release of his third artist album ‘Absolutely Flabbergasted’ on the Manual Music label, which one again was a huge success, receiving massive support- and positive reviews from the major players- and press in the scene.
The 3rd Single of the album ‘You Changed My Way’ released in 2013 became a huge success. The Dousk Remix got in all Top and Hype charts and got many many views on Spotify and Youtube.
Around this time, Francesco also made a small side step into the more electro pop side, co-producing the “Illuminations” album by English singer and songwriter Patchy.
After this there was a period of silence in which Francesco was struggling with his health, energy level and anxiety problems.
2018 is the year of the comeback, Francesco was back with a series of releases on e.g. Manual Music and his label Magnitude Recordings, which was re-established with Manual Music!
His releases immediately proved to be a success and Magnitude also quickly grew into a highly respected label in the Progressive House scene featuring many great talents and established artists.
2020 Francesco also thought it was time to celebrate with a 15 year anniversary of the label. He did this in style with his first officially released mix-compilation album featuring only tracks from the label.
This while in the meantime and also during his absence he had started making his 4th Artist album “Perpetual E-Motion’ which was released in Episodes EPs 1 by 1 in a period of almost 2 years.
In June 2023, the entire album will be released as a continuous mix as we are used to from Francesco.
Till this very day Francesco remains busy in the studio on various projects, and releases / remixes from his hand see the light of day on a regular basis. Also DJ-ing in and around the country on a regular basis, It’s pretty safe to say that Francesco Pico has become a household name in the electronic music industry. A fact that nobody can deny.