Farfa is an abbreviation of farfalla which in Italian means butterfly. This is what he was baptized with by his friends and many others who have had the privilege of experiencing the mystical sensation of one of his sessions where he ingeniously drifts from one mix into another. His incredible technique together with his inimitable selection of music have made him one of the most prominentDJs in the international techno-house scene.
He was born in Florence where he began as a DJ in 1984, he has worked in the best clubs of Italy and worldwide. His international fame took off in 1994/5 when leading music magazines like Dee Jay Magazine, Up Date and Melody Maker (which dedicated 2 pages to him) began to publish articles about the Farfa Phenomenon. The English magazine Muzik chose Francesco as their DJ-face to promote their first issue. His sessions are played regularly on Italia Network, a national radio station which only plays house and electronic techno and Rai Stereo 2 have also asked him to do several special programs for them. From October 2005 he is also having his own program on Ibiza Global Radio, regulary broadcasted every Saturday night and followed by loud of enthusiastic funs thru internet. His talents as a producer began to evolve in the beginning of the 90s when, together with Joy Kiticonti – his inseparable work-mate in the studio at that time – did several remixes for people like Caspar Pound (Rising High), Charly Hall (Drum Club) and Dino Lenny. His participation in the Trip do Brasil project with Jose Padilla and D.J Cam, edited by Sony France, truly confirmed his international fame as a producer. On 1997 he started Audioesperanto a very avant-guarde label on which he released 4 tracks. After that, he found his home at Serial Killer Vinyl, an independent label based in Barcelona which is releasing all his productions. For SKV he mixed the compilation Florida 135 vol.2 along with Tony Verdi, Music Public Property and Travel Mate. On 2003 Universal Love was played by the most relevant DJs from club scene and broadcasted worldwide on radios. It is now considered as a classic, Laurent Garnier is including it in his sets. On 2005 Human Bridge his first solo album was released on SKV and on Glitter, the hype label of Do It Yourself in Italy. The album resumes Francesco..s global idea of music .. from House to Techno, passing thru a kind of sweet Trance and Electro .. Nice for relaxing, amazing to dance! Acidazzo was the first single got a very good reactions and very satisfactory sells. Supported by djs as Nick Warren, John Digweed, Dave Seaman, Deep Dish, etc. it was also included in Pete Tong Essential Selection. Acida 220 , the vocal version of Acidazzo, includes a David Tort remix, released at beginning of 2006. The next single is called Changing Shapes, it will be released on June 2006 and includes remixes by David Ferreiro and Chus & Ceballos. On December 2002 Francesco Farfa did an Essential Mix for Pete Tong program on Radio 1-BBC which aroused big responses from the audience. In 2003 he was approached by the famous Italian tv-director Alberto D..Onofrio to shoot an episode of the series DJ TRIP, still broadcasted on SKY TV ( a satellite tv channel) .
Francesco does not like to be labeled as a Techno or House DJ since he considers music to be a universal property at everyones disposition. If you ask him to define his style, he will answer: I am very spiritual, subliminal… I like to take people into a trip – a musical one …without barriers and prejudices.