Giuseppe Maffei, better known as Z.I.P.P.O, has found the freedom to express his inner chaos and inspiration in the small town of Locorotondo, Apulia.
Old school hip hop, funky, jazz, blues and soul acted as the catalyst for the DJ to create his personal mixing style, resulting in an eclectic and versatile production: as owner of a record store, he has access to a large, ever-growing source of new sounds to sample, just as some of the original DJs he is inspired by (Larry Levan, Dave Mancuso, Frankie Knuckles).
His at times hypnotic, at times uplifting techno gained international recognition in 2014, with the release of the highly appreciated ‘Symmetrical therapy‘ for German label Figure. ‘Collected Works pt.1’ for Involve Records contributed to build a reputation as one of the most promising techno DJs. Besides advacing in his musical journey of self dicovery, he collaborates with the producer Kaelan in the retro-futuristic duo 3KZ.
His label Fides publishes his works, collaborations and new projects alongside promoting erotic illustrators, photographers and designers.