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Biography Ciro, this is his real name, using the Black Legend pseudonym, conceived, produced and released in 1999 on Time/Rise Records, the single “You See The Trouble With Me”, that in no time turned into a self growing success. In June 2000, after getting licensed almost in every country of the world, Black Legend reaches the n°1 spot of the UK’s official singles sales chart, selling about 2 million copies worldwide of the single alone gaining a collection of gold and platinum discs and, of course, becoming one of the new millenium disco & house classics and one of the all times Ibiza’s anthems.
He was already an internationally renowned and respected DJ and producer way before the Black Legend success that started in 2000. During his 25 years high profile activity in the dance music biz, he has built a huge discography, releasing original productions and remixes under many pseudonyms (to name a few: Q, J-Reverse, Jackie Reverse, Cocobongo, Escape From Forio, The Messengers, Club Junkees and of course Black Legend). On the remixes side he worked on projects like Byron Stingily “You make Me feel” (BMG), Le Negresses Vertes (Virgin), Hanry “Choo Choo” Romero “What Happened” (Slip n Slide), Michael Gray “The Weekend” and Sunblock “I’ll Be Ready” and “First Time” (Universal) just to name a few. In more than one occasion his remix became the main version that entered the charts worldwide, like for “Shimmy Shake” by 740 Boyz (Warner) back in 1994 or for “Another Day In Paradise” (WEA) in 2001. No wonder then if his works are often featured on specialized top radio shows (like Pete Tong’s BBC Radio1 Essential Mix) and on the “most wanted” worldwide charts and top DJs playlists.
BLACK LEGEND Black Legend Project Dj and Producer
2014 was the year of the return to his first love. After dedicating himself to 3rd party pop productions and remixes, Ciro decided to go back to his roots and, under the Black Legend Project alias, got full time dedicated to producing and remixing house club tracks with a strong club appeal. It only took him a few months of work to start invading the new house music scene and becoming a Beatport and Traxsource charts regular with a new wave of releases on top indipendent labels. In 2017 he lands on Defected Records with his new single called “Mr DJ (Something I can Dance To)” opening the way for a steady collaboration with this historic label.
2018 starts with delux remixes such as the one for Alex Gaudino ft Polina on Time Records and the release of Black Legend’s new single Xpress Yourself on Low Steppa’s might Simma Black imprint.
When outside of the recording studio Ciro keeps spreading quality house music around the globe. His DJ sets sound has been defined by the most as a blend of funky and tech house, but in his opinion the rule is “No rules” while he faces the crowds with enough skills to bend his sound to rock the deepest as well as the hardest dancefloors he may encounter. No need to say he has performed all over the civilized world, from Rome to Ibiza to London to New York to Miami to Amsterdam to Paris to Jakarta to Tokyo. Catch him with his “Legendary Radio Show” every Saturday afternoon on Ibiza Radio 1, live from Ibiza at www.ibizaradio1.com
Some of Black Legend’s top clubs he performed: