Dario Faini

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Dardust
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Background information
Birth nameDario Faini
Also known asDRD
Born (1976-03-17) 17 March 1976 (age 46)
Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsPiano

Dario Faini, also known as Dardust or DRD, is an Italian songwriter, record producer and pianist.[1] He composed songs for several recording artists, including Marco Mengoni, Francesco Renga, Emma, Annalisa, Thegiornalisti, Giusy Ferreri, Levante, Elodie, Fabri Fibra, Ermal Meta and Rancore.[2][3][4]

In 2019, he co-wrote the song "Soldi", also produced by Faini with Charlie Charles, which won the 69th Sanremo Music Festival. Faini also conducted the orchestra during Mahmood's performance.[5] After placing second in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, "Soldi" also became a hit in Europe.

During his career, he also released a trilogy of instrumental albums, composed of 7 (2015), Birth (2016) and S.A.D. Storms and Drugs.[6] As a lead artist, he released the hit singles "Calipso" (2019), produced with Charlie Charles and performed by Mahmood, Fabri Fibra and Sfera Ebbasta, and "Defuera" (2020), with vocals by Ghali, Marracash and Madame.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ Alessio Lana (13 August 2020). "Dario Faini tra Dardust e Drd, le tre vite del re delle hit". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. ^ Sandro Giorello (10 July 2015). "Il lavoro dell'autore. L'intervista a Dario Faini" (in Italian). Rockit.it.
  3. ^ Lorenza Cappelli (23 January 2020). "Sanremo 2020, Dario Faini ci riprova. Ospite all'Ariston e tre canzoni". Il Resto del Carlino (in Italian).
  4. ^ "Dardust, le canzoni famose del pianista e produttore" (in Italian). Sky Italia. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Mahmood vince Sanremo 2019, l'ascolano Dario Faini ha scritto la canzone". Il Resto del Carlino (in Italian). 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ Massimilano Longo (27 November 2018). "Dardust: Sumblime anticipa il disco S.A.D. Storn and Drugs (Tracklist)". All Music Italia (in Italian).
  7. ^ Fabrizio Basso (17 July 2020). "L'anima Pop di Dardust si chiama DRD e si presenta con DeFuera" (in Italian). Sky Italia.
  8. ^ "Calipso: il nuovo singolo di Charlie Charles con Dardust, Fabri Fibra, Mahmood e Sfera Ebbasta". Rolling Stone (in Italian). 23 April 2019.

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