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Butterfly (Alfredo De Nicola) was born in Milan on 23 of July, 1982. Always inspired from music he got fascinated very soon by all was concerning trance music deciding to start his carrier since he was very young. Playing in several venues and night clubs in Milan's area, he got since the early begin a solid reputation where he distinguished himself for its own originality and the liveliness of his music.
In 2001 he became one of the most known Djs of the city of Como gaining the participation to one of suisse major dj contest as MATRIX where Butterfly won among other 40 partecipants. From that moment he became resident Dj of MATRIX and thanks to this and to his quintessential skills in selecting and playing music his popularity grew quickly out of the Milan area and this gave him the chance to export its music all over North-Italy and Switzerland.
In 2005 he release his first co-production with Daniel Maker called “NAVIGATOR” which has been released on vinyl, becoming soon a hit and getting played by all the most famous djs worldwide giving to Butterfly the possibility to get known by large audience in many different countries and his fame grew up so fast to allow Butterly to perform in the most important Techno-Trance events all over Europe becoming a special guest in ENERGY, GOLIATH, SONIC, THE MYTHOS and even at the famous OXA in Zurig.
In 2008 he started a discographic project with Davide Bomben and his Venice based trance imprint RMS RECORDS who gave Butterfly the chance to reach the first positions of european djs charts and radioshows.
Beside his releases in 2009 he also decided to records a physical compilation called "Destination Arena" and to presents it during the ENERGY event at the Hallenstadion in Zurig during the Street Parade. Here he did such a great performance, playing an awesome set which immediately got the attention of Arnold Meyer of Glamourama and Energy's manager, who got so impressed by Butterfly's skills to perform and produce and using words as the nice ones which follow to describe his sound “an exciting and unrepeatable sound that exalts and involves” and he announced him as DJ-resident with other internationally known artists as TIESTO - DAVID GUETTA - SVEN VATH - SIED VAN RIEL.
In 2010 produces with Dave202 the track "DUST IN THE AIR", that immediatly enters several european trance compilations and reach the Tiesto's playlist, entering the international market with great attention and success.
We're looking forward to know what Dj Butterfly in going to propose us and we're already sure it will be something that will surprise us as always.
In 2011 Butterfly produced “WILL BE” with Dave202 and Virtual Vault. This production took off immediately with an overwhelming success. It entered even the Armin Van Buren 2011 playlist in his well-know program “ A STATE OF TRANCE”. The track was frequently played in Mexican radios and trance-venues where it becomes track of the month in September of the same year. Thanks to Paul Adam’s Mexican radios obtained a Live set of Butterfly. This was a turning point that made Butterfly known worldwide. As DJ Resident at the Swiss Energy He produces “Destination Arena” a year on year success ( already at the 3rd edition) that enclose the best tracks in the summer trance scenarios. It is a boost in both the shops and the digital market.
At the end of 2011 there was the launch of the project “TRANSFORMATION”carried out together with Dave Schiemann and some skilled remixer, such as Andrea Montorsi, Steve Baravelli and Trebbiano. The one of Andrea Montorsi prompted in the British-based BBc Radio 1 and was a hit at the very beginning.
It is a good start, folk!
In 2013 his new track HARD LOVE is remixed by the famous producer CHRIS REECE (EDX 's producer) and the track became the official anthem of Motion Open Air Festival (with Tiesto , Steve Aoky , Arty , Rh3ab) and he compiles official cd Motion. He also started a monthly podcast called #ElectroLife# in 1Mix Radio followed and loved by many listeners.His latest project in 2014 is called NEXT, a tune already remixed by Fabio XB from Armada, Flava&Stevenson (Swiss Music Awards 2014), Steve Baravelli and Luca Teseo.And this is only the beginning of a new bright chapter in his career, stay tuned for more info!
•ELECTRO E PROGRESSIVE HOUSE•
Motion Anthem 2013
• RELEASE •
Dust in the Air