Gino Sonica

GINO is founder and executive producer of Sonica Festival and label manager of Sonica Recordings. Now a veteran about psychedelic music gatherings, he begins his active participation since 1990, immediately keen on acid-techno frequencies of that age. In 1993 he buys his first desks technics-1200, after having been collecting a large vinyl archive and, getting in touch with local insiders, Gino starts to collaborate for the production of several parties in Naples, his native land (Italy), with famous artists from London and Detroit underground scene. After a pause, gone-by 1996 to 1999, when he’s been only traveling throughout the South American as well as the Oriental cultures, Gino comes back to the psychedelic musical scene attending most of the best events around the globe. His dancefloor- driving experience melted with his professional know-how in event management led him to project and create Sonica Dance Festival in the year 2005, running 10 editions till last year 2018, when he decided to stop this production in order to undertake new projects out of Italy and to focus on his own music label.

Gino plays his natty dj-set in many international festivals and clubs around the world. His style is a harmonic fusion of psychedelic and cyber frequencies, and his musical research aims to constantly upgrade the psytrance music global trends. He is usually able to present two different dj-set, for open-air or indoor stages, dynamically shifting clever selections of contemporary acid sounds with pumping and rocking beats.

After releasing Chacruna on December 2008, his first VA Comp. on Echoes Records, Gino founded Sonica Recordings on May 2010, releasing Sonica VA Comp Vol II on June 2010; Healing Lights VA Compiled by Djane Gaby on May 2012 and Sonica VA Comp Vol III released on Oct 2012.

After few years, on September 2015 Gino compiled another great collection for celebrating the Sonica’s 10th Anniversary and since then he restarted to increase his focus on the label with the production of other two yearly compilations: “Vesuvius” at the end of 2016 and “Psychedelic Minds” on December 2017, considered one of the best releases of the whole year by the worldwide trance community.

Along the year 2018 Sonica Recordings released 2 new projects from well known artists and new rising talents such us the recent Fralien Eequences EP by Gaspard & Flooting Grooves and Product of Imagination EP by Anarkick, both giving a real touch of evolution into the psytrance music productions. Last February 2019 Gino just released his last compilation Global Aftermath now burning the dancefloors allover the globe and he’s getting ready to present new surprising artists and bombing releases from Sonica Recordings. Gino is also currently starting new collaborations, in terms of event production and management, with other international events and new rising projects. Many further details will be publicly announced soon through the network.