SUCH A GRUVer!Dusseldorf based producer and DJ Mario da Ragnio isconsidered one of the most uprising artists emergingfrom Germany’s house scene. With releases onrenowned labels such as Break New Soil, Soulfooled,Moan, Inmotion, Circle Music, Moon Harbour, KlingKlong, Yellow Tail, Save Room and steady support bythe world’s elite DJs – as a solo artist or executiveproducer behind various talents – the ambitiousRhinelander with Italian roots is right on targetstanding his ground in the world of electronic music.With a competent hand for impulsive grooves,experienced technical skills, constant hard work and aproper portion of fire he tempts fate. Looking back ona varied musical history, he made his first productionexperiences in the early nineties on an old Amigacomputer. Additionally as a dj he got resident jobs inthe most diverse hotspots of his region, whichsharpened his abilities to service any audience fromintimate underground spots to crowded festivalsalmost intuitively.Beyond his constantly growing tour diary, the smartsoutherner spends a majority of time in his musicstudio. Here he works, samples and layers not only forhis own repertoire, but is also busy as an executiveproducer behind artists such as Arado or Sebbo andcollaborates on diverse projects with Oliver Klein,Wollion and Stu Patrics to name a few. Besidesreleases on labels like InMotion, Kling Klong, YellowTail, Circle Music, Soulfooled, Save Room, Takt andMoon Harbour it’s first and foremost his own soloreleases on Gregor Tresher’s label Break New Soiland Italian Moan Records that shine bright in hisdiscography. And yet they’re steadily supported by avariety of established key players such as RichieHawtin, Adam Beyer, Monika Kruse, Marco Carola, GelAbril, Karotte, Stacey Pullen, Soul Clap or Paco Osuna.Whether as a producer or behind the decks – havingan eye for his audience and a broad musicalknowledge in his pocket, he refines his very ownformula of dancefloor functionality.Even though his story apparently has just begun –Mario da Ragnio is living proof that talent, ambition,passion and patience pay off even in fast movingtimes like these where it is becoming harder everyday to stand out from the electronic music masses.