Born in the UK and based in Verona, Italy, dj/producer and record collector Patrick Gibin started his label Blend it! records in 2011 releasing the first of his Black Aroma edits EPs under the moniker of TwICE. Volume 9 of this vinyl-only series is in the making and like the previous Black Aromas, it includes a versatile mix of slow and uptempo jams.
With the Collective Blends project Patrick has released EPs featuring musicians from his hometown Verona along with globally renowned artists like the multi-talented vocalist Erik Rico, the one-time Sonar Kollektiv regular Clara Hill and the legendary Kaidi Tatham.
These releases include rich and organic house/broken-beat groovers adding a proper dose of inspiration from P-Funk, RnB and Boogie music. Supported and played by Antal, Hunee, Tama Sumo & Lakuti, dj Deep amongst others.
He has also contributed to the Sounds Familiar 45's project with a limited rare groove/funk 7” called ‘Taste the Aroma’. Reflecting his impressive downtempo collection, Patrick delivered in 2016 a 90 minutes mix of strictly slow jams for the Altered Soul Experiment limited edition cassette series. Blending the sonic warmth with the visual nostalgia of cassette tapes, the ASE cassettes aim to materialize the passion and knowledge behind each artists selected and to provide a unique platform to record rare and special material that could only be found through years of digging. Featured artist are Volcov, Red Greg, Skymark, Ge-ology, Marcellus Pittman and Antal.Patrick is also one half of the Flying Machines project along with his friend Native : the 4th release of this in-demand series will be out late 2017.
Patrick is founder and for 10 yrs resident dj of club ROOTS Corte Radisi in Verona, a seminal and unique venue set in a 500 yr old villa that opens only for special private parties and music lovers.With its unique custom-made soundsystem, the venue is considered to be one of the hottest spots in the world by Theo Parrish, Sadar Bahar, Lee Collins and Marcellus Pittman to name just a few.Together with long time friend Volcov, he is involved in a new project in Verona called GO~TO (Avant Classic Sessions).The duo will be hosting a monthly party @ Colorificio Kroen, an uncommon location recovered from an old paint factory, where they will be expressing their 360 degrees vision on modern dance music.
Patrick’s sets reflect his eclectic taste, spanning many genres, styles, and tempos, calling upon new and old sounds carefully crafted into original and exciting blends, creating that great vibe you want on a dancefloor.