The electronic music community of Italy and beyond mourns the loss of Stefano Greppi. The DJ and producer was 49 years old and passed away of a “sudden illness,” according to AltaRimini.
Greppi hailed from the Talamello comune of Rimini, cutting his teeth as a DJ in Novafeltria nightclub Jolly Disco in 1987. Big Shot Magazine notes that his career came into its own when he began playing clubs in Riccione in the ’90s, going on to perform throughout Europe.
In 1999, Greppi debuted as a producer with two remixes of Luxor‘s “Back To Love” via Airplane Records. In the years that followed, he released on such labels as Goldmin Music, Schermate Recordings, Alternate Route Recordings and Plastica. His music was supported by the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, Raresh, Anthony Pappa and Danny Tenaglia.
“You left us so young my friend,” wrote MOSHIC in a Facebook post. “A great DJ and producer. I released MOSHIC and Asi Kojak – ‘Do U C The Sound’ on your great label, Screen Records. We had great times in Italy and you always wore a big smile on your face. Rest in peach Stefano Greppi. I’m sure you can see the sound now!”
“Rest in peace Stefano Greppi,” wrote Harry Lemon. “Producer, DJ, good man. My contemporary. I will miss you.”
The funeral service for Stefano Greppi will be held on Wednesday, December 16th at the parish church of Talmello. The wake will take place the night before at 8:30 PM.