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Dufflebag Recordings - Los Angeles
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WALLY CALLERIO - BIO
producer and DJ, part entrepreneur and purist, Wally Callerio has kept
true to his house music roots since immersing himself in the West Coast
scene of the early ’90s. Since then, the Los Angeles-based artist has
gone on to internationally release more than 100 original tracks and
remixes; launch his critically acclaimed Dufflebag Records imprint; and
develop the burgeoning digital distribution site, digibag.com.
Callerio first started mixing records at age 14, his foray in
underground house dates back to Doc Martin’s “Unlock the House” sessions
in the early ’90s. One-off gigs at house parties and short stints at
local clubs help the young artist evolve his sound, which would feature
melodic vocals paired with funk-jazz influences and deep, chunky
In 1997, Callerio took stock in his own sound and
created the self-styled imprint, Dufflebag Records. His first two
original EPs, “Déjà vu/Whispers” and “In Your Arms/Thisgo,” received
critical fanfare from artists and audiences alike. The success led to
slew of collaborations with other global house artists including DJ
Sneak, Doc Martin, Natural Rhythm and Vibezelect, to name a few.
Records’ success followed Callerio into the new decade, earning him
studio time for some of the industry’s most respected labels. In
addition to releasing original tracks on imprints such as 5.1 Surround
(L.A.), Shaboom (U.K.) Classic Recordings (U.K.) and WAX Recordings, Doc
Martin—Callerio’s original influence—began licensing them for his label
and making creativity come full circle.
In 2010, Dufflebag Records has gone on to release more than 75 tracks on 26 pieces of vinyl.
as a new decade and new era in house music begin, Callerio is
repositioning his sound and label. The past few years have been marked
by the artist’s collective mindset, which has focused him on developing
and stockpiling music for his forthcoming digital distribution site,
digibag.com. But the time for reflection is over, he says.
obviously can’t hold back anymore. I have a ton of good music I want to
unleash on people right now—good ole fashion, soulful, funky, dirty
house,” he says.
Callerio jump-started his game in 2009 by
releasing 15 original tracks and remixes on labels such as Phil Weeks’
Robsoul, DJ Sneak’s Oomph and Magnetic, Chuck Daniels’ Private Parts,
1200 Warriors’ 1200 Traxx and San Francisco’s own Motion Music. The
2009 relaunch of Callerio’s Dufflebag Records also marks the
release of 9 new original tracks, along with fellow artist including,
Amp fiddler, Parris Bennet, Myka 9, Allensworth, Nadine Loren, Lili De
La mora and Josh One.
What’s behind his ever-evolving vibe? As always, it’s all about the vocals.
am trying more musical, crossover house while trying to keep that
underground feel,” he says. “I want people to walk away whistling a
melody or singing a vocal that sticks with them.”
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