Federico Gardenghi, 15 years old, is the youngest professional DJ and producer in the world.
He started to be fascinated by house music when he was 4, and when he was 6 he received as a Christmas present his first very basic DJ controller.
His debut in front of many people was when he was 7 for the New Year’s Eve 2012 where he touched for the first time the CDJ 2000 nexus, and despite he never played with a real console before that moment, Federico used the equipment as a professional.
‘’I learned how to use it by watching tutorials in English that my dad downloaded for me… I did not understand English, I was just looking at the movements of the DJ’s hands”.
In 2013 he was the youngest DJ having his own full page on the DJ Mag and in 2014 he played alongside Carl Cox in Ibiza and Mr. Cox posted this on his socials.
He started to be requested in many clubs and festivals all over Europe.
In 2016 he played in front of 1 million people at the Street Parade in Zurich and that same year he reached one of the highest connection number ever reached by a DJ during a Facebook live stream (it has now over 2 million views)
His videos totaled more than 10 million views.
In 2017 he played and headlined a lot of events all over Europe and played in Malta as ‘opening’ for Fatboy Slim,
He performed in ADE @ Armada Invites alongside Erick Morillo, Kevin Saunderson and many more.
In 2018 he sold out the 80 percent of his gigs and he made his own set in Armin Van Buuren’s Studio @Armada.
He has been supported by international DJs such as Lost Frequencies, Armin van Buuren, Loco Dice, Fedde Le Grand, Stephan Bodzin, Max Chapman, Roberto Capuano, Luigi Madonna, Lexlay, Merk & Kremont, Matthias Tanzmann, George Privatti, Nakadia and many more.
In October 2018 he signed a discographic contract with Armada.
Federico said in one of his many interviews that his dream is to bring techno music into the main stages and to let all the world know how tech house and techno are wonderful.
For 2019 NYE Federico played at the HYTE event in Berlin along great DJ’s such as Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin and Stephan Bodzin.
In January 2019 he released in Italy his first and autobiographic book ‘’ABBI FEDE’’ and in May he released with Armada his first track ‘’LOCO’’, which went straight into the top 20 ‘’GREAT BRITAIN NEW CHARTS’’ and has been played by David Guetta.
Federico is attending the second year in the High School and during the weekend he is traveling to follow his passion.
His 2019 ‘Loco’ tour has started … follow him on his socials