PAOLO BALDINI DUBFILES
Paolo Baldini was born in Pordenone, Italy, in 1975. He is considered one of the most important producers of the Italian music scene.
With his first band (B.R.Stylers) he stood out in the Italian reggae scene thanks to the massive use of electronics and UK-inspired sounds, reminiscent of acts like
Revolutionary Dub Warriors and Zion Train, and which will be one of his distinctive features for a long time. In 2006 Baldini joined the longest-standing Italian reggae band
Africa Unite, of which he produced two albums ("Controlli" and "Rootz"). The collaboration with band leader Madaski generated the
Dub Sync project, of which Baldini is both producer and bass player. Over time, his approach and technique became increasingly analogue and inspired by the legends of Jamaican dub like
King Tubby and Scientist.
From 2010 onwards, Baldini is the producer of the most important Italian independent rock band,
Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, of which he produced three albums ("Primitivi Del Futuro", "Nel Giardino Dei Fantasmi" and "Inumani") which form a trilogy blending rock, reggae and world music. From their very beginning, Paolo Baldini also is the producer of the Italian reggae band
Mellow Mood, which is best-known collaboration at an international level.
In 2014 Baldini debuts with his solo project DubFiles, which centers around his work as a dubmaster. The album is released by the Italian label
La Tempesta and features several international artists like Mellow Mood, Forelock, Richie Campbell, Sr. Wilson, Andrew I and Dub Fx. Baldini subsequently toured Italy, France and Spain.
In February 2015 he travels to Jamaica to record what would become his second album, entitled "DubFiles at Song Embassy, Papine, Kingston 6". Dozens of artists from the Papine ghetto, the majority of whom are unknown to the mainstreampublic, transforms Baldini's riddims into a tribute to Jamaica's most spontaneous and multi-faceted genius.