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 - Wally Callerio

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With over 20 years under his belt behind the decks and in the studio, Wally Callerio is no stranger to the world of house music. Part DJ, producer, and label mainstay, Wally Callerio’s list of accolades include over 100 original tracks as well as countless remixes released on over 40 labels internationally. With each release his global following continues to grow organically along with him.Callerio’s musical journey began in the early 90‘s on the West Coast. He explains, “...I just loved music and listening to it. Djing was a way for me not only to listen but manipulate what I was hearing.” A man of music above all, Callerio hasn’t forgotten his underground roots. Melodic vocals and chunky basslines are still the cornerstone behind his sound; and if you’ve had the opportunity to listen live, you know that each of his sets tells a unique story of their own.In 1997, Callerio launched Dufflebag records with the simple goal of allowing it’s artists full discretion and creative disposition over their music. Since then, the label has experienced it’s share of successes with releases from artists such as: Manjane, Alyshakid, Corduroy Mavericks, Jt Donaldson, Lance Desardi, as well as numerous releases with R&B legend Jon B. under his moniker Jah Ques. 2013 marks the label’s 16-year anniversary. What’s next? “For one, a number of new changes and projects” Wally explains. Recent studio works in the pipeline include upcoming projects and releases on Beatdown Music, a duo with the up-and-coming Sonny Fodera on Cajmere’s Cajual Music, and an assortment of dancefloor solids on Dufflebag.This year also holds a number of new enterprises for Callerio and his label. Callerio’s continued success and collaborative efforts have recently caught the attention of UK’s iconic Defected Music. Personally solicited by Defected A&R Luke Solomon and label headman Simon Dunmore, you will now also be able to look forward to Callerio’s own releases on Defected Music.With music as his driving catalyst, this year Callerio looks to grow his repertoire and expand his endeavors even further. 2013 marked the official release of the critically acclaimed Unconscious Therapy House Music documentary. One of the more recent attempts to explain one storyline of the debated history of House, Callerio served as Musical Supervisor as well as a featured artist for the film which also featured a who’s who shortlist of the genre’s legends such as: Frankie Knuckles, Masters at Work, Derrick Carter, and Mark Farina.With upward momentum on his side and a heavy musical arsenal ready for release, Callerio is ready to lead with his musical vision. Simply put, “I don’t try to predict the future of house, I just try to give it my imagination and push with my music. I try to inspire people into making and playing the right stuff...”

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