AMNESIA 3 MIXTAPE | By Alfredo 1989


by alfredo 1989

Label: Amnesia
Cat No: AM31989

Status: LANDED

balearic Tape



Alfredo Fiorito is a DJ who was born in the town of Rosario in Argentina. He has been credited as the "Father of the Balearic beat". After emigrating to Spain and arriving on the Balearic island of Ibiza in September 1976, Alfredo became a DJ at Amnesia, where his eclectic DJ style had a major influence on dance music's explosion on the island and beyond in the late 1980s.

Alfredo took various jobs following his arrival on Ibiza, including candlemaker, delivery driver and fashion designer. He also worked as a barman in a popular bar near the harbour in Ibiza Town called Be Bop. The bar was equipped with a couple of turntables and a mixer, and in 1982 Alfredo began to DJ.

While Alfredo was building a reputation at Be Bop he was asked to DJ for a party at the outdoor terrace club called Amnesia in the nearby village of San Rafael. During this time Amnesia was regarded as the most underground venues on the island. Alfredo's first appearance at the club was in 1983 at a private party, and at first his sets, an eclectic mix of house, disco and pop, were not well received. Nevertheless, Alfredo persisted and in the next year he began to draw crowds, eventually leading to a six-year residency at the club. Gradually, Ibiza's fashionable crowds began to relocate to Amnesia from the neighboring Ku-club (now called Privilege).

Alfredo is regarded as having a significant influence on dance music's explosion on the island of Ibiza and the wider world.