The project JESTOFUNK was born in 1990 founded by Francesco Farias, Alessandro “Blade” Staderini and Claudio “Mozart” Rispoli.
Together they released several hits such as “I’m Gonna Love You” (1991) which at the time was a sort of revolution in dance music since for the first time funk was incorporated with house in a perfect fusion.
The first single was followed by “Say It Again” (1993), contained in the first album “Love In A Black Dimension”, which also included the great worldwide success “Can We Live” (1994), skillfully interpreted by Cece Rogers.
This kept them busy for many years with the production of music and albums like “Love In A Black Dimension” (1995), “Universal Mother” (1998), including the hit single “Special Love” Feat. Jocelyn Brown lucky single that was later extracted and remixed by Steve Silk Harley and “Seventy Miles From Philadelphia” (2003) which involved many artists such as Cece Rogers, Jocelyn Brown, Freddy Mcgregor, Cinda Ramseu, Robert Lopez, Eric Marienthal, Fred Wesley and many more.
Whilst Jestofunk maintained a heavy worldwide touring schedule with bands such as War, Massive Attack, Gran Mother’s Funk, Jovanotti, Candy Dulfer, Fred Wesley’s Jazz Funk, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, 4 Hero, Asian Dub Foundation, Freak Power, Fun Loving Criminals, Morcheeba, Steve Coleman, James Taylor Quartett, Temptation, Tito Puente, Courtney Pine, Marla Glen, Earth Wind & Fire and many more.
Jestofunk began a world tour starting from Italy and moving throughout Europe, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein finally arriving in Australia, where the group played to crowds in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Two years of contentment followed in which the group received a Gold Record and their music became appreciated all over the world.
In 1998 Jestofunk released a new double single titled “Stellar Funk” and in 1999 they released the album “Live Jestofunk”, which was recorded during their shows and for which they received a Platinum Record in Austria and Switzerland.
The latest release Jestofunk “The Anthology” (2006) contains all hits and the most important rmx’s like “Happy” Bob Sinclair rmx, “Big Lover” Planet Funk rmx, “Mama Blues” At Jazz rmx, “Disco Queen” Full Intention rmx, ”Can We Live” Murk Boys and Farley & Heller rmx, “Special Love ” Joey Negro and Jazz’n’groove rmx.
Totally, they have sold 1,000,000 of copies around the world and they won a Gold Award for their career.