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Gaudi's album CONTINVVM (aka Gaudi:Testa1105), created in collaboration with percussionist and Sound-therapist Antonio Testa, was released worldwide in late 2005 by legendary UK label Em:t Records.. Continuum is a concept album mixing experimental electronica with natural ambient percussive elements. The album reached no.3 in the iTunes European Electronic chart and has become a bit of a collectors album due to it's rarity. Em:t sadly closed down in 2008.

Alongside his solo work Gaudi was also involved in a memorable studio collaboration with dub legend Lee Scratch Perry and highly respected producer Dennis Bovell. His role, with fellow producer Charlie Redseal, was in the programming of new drum parts for the remakes of three iconic Bob Marley tracks (written by Perry): "Kaya", "Sun is shining" and "Funky reggae party".
2006 was kicked off with a great collaborative album between Gaudi and one of the legends of ambient electronica Pete Namlook; the result of their collaboration, "Re:sonate", combined Pete's 'trademark' lengthy meandering structures and spacey pads with Gaudi's dub vibes and unique 'home-grown' sounds, producing an end result that is both very Namlook and definitely Gaudi at the same time! Recorded at Klanglabor Hodeshof, Germany, in November 2005, it was released worldwide on 23rd January 2006 by FAX Records...
This year of collaboration also saw Gaudi working with London electro-dub duo 'Sounds From The Ground' - the resulting track "Palmprint" was featured on their album "High Rising" (Waveform Records). Gaudi's first compilation "Sub Signals vol.1" - a selection of prime dub cuts from a pedigree stable of artists, was released by Interchill Records in November 2006. Work also began on the production of the debut solo album from Ashtech, "Walkin' Target", (also co-written by Gaudi) which includes 4 tracks featuring the inimitable voice of 'Cheshire Cat' from legendary production team Leftfield. Walking Target was released worldwide in May 2007 (Interchill Records) with great positive feedback.
A very special project of Gaudi's "Dub Qawwali" featuring the amazing vocals of the 'Pakistans premier ambassador of Qawwali music' Nusrat Fate Ali Khan... in dub.. was released in August 2007 by Six Degrees Records. It received massive critical acclaim worldwide reaching no.2 in iTunes USA Chart, no.4 in the UK and was the no.1 seller in Amazon's Electronic Music section for a period. It also earned him a nomination for the BBC's World Music Awards 2008.
In 2008, alongside a busy tour schedule, Gaudi returned to Italy for 4 months to take on the role of 'vocal coach' for the hit TV talent show "X Factor"; he worked with the vocal groups category and emerged victorious with his group 'Aram Quartet' winning the show. He was asked back for the second series; it was another successful one with his group 'The Bastard Sons of Dioniso' winning the "critic's award" and their track 'L'amor Carnale' (co-written and produced by Gaudi) reaching no.1 in the Italian charts; Their debut EP also earned Gaudi his 4th Gold Disc. Subsequently, Gaudi produced their successful debut album "In Stasi Perpetua" which was released by Sony Music in November 2009. Gaudi returned to Italy again in the autumn for the 3rd series of XFactor where this time his female vocal trio "Yavanna" took 3rd place.

Gaudi's album 'NO PRISONERS' (feat. Michael Franti, Dub Gabriel, Elisa, Dr. Israel) was released in March 2010 by Six Degrees Records. The tour that followed was hugely successful with practically all of the 68 performances sold-out to very enthusiastic maximum capacity crowds.

 

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