Paco spent his childhood in Africa. His early musical experiences were influenced by Funk, Soul & traditional African music. At the age of 15 he moved back to France and started to get involved in underground dance music. Three years later he became resident Dj at ʻExitʼ, pioneering house music and Techno in Brittany.
While traveling around Europe in the mid nineties, he started to promote parties and got invited to play in big events & festivals with the likes of Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills, Josh Wink and Carl Craig.
In 1998, he created Paris Open House Parties with Lorenzo Buitoni. Every month over 1500 people used to gather at lʼElysée Montmartre, Le Bataclan, The Showcase, Zig Zag or Maximʼs to enjoy his innovative selection of Deep House, Techno and Disco tracks alongside some of the best deejays and producers. He forged Open Houseʼs musical identity and remains itʼs resident Dj and artistic director. He also played in most clubs that made the french scene (Rex Club, Badaboum, Studio 287, Batofar, Terrassa, Redlight…), released a mixed cd for the Open House Parties @ Elysée Montmartre in 2001 and produced tracks for Kaîlash Recordings with Fabric’s resident Arnaud Le Texier.
Paco has a reputation of being a very experienced and much respected professional. His skills led him to play in many places including Brasil, Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland, St-Marteen, Guadalupe, Canary Islands, United States, Holland, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, Prague, and Portugal.
Aside with PACO is David Matarasso, known as S.M.A.L.L. He discovered House music in 2000 in California, as he was playing on the famous Hip Hop Radio Station in San Diego, Z90. He came back to France with an explosive mix of Hip Hop, Deep House and funky minimal flavors in mind, ready to burn Paris. He became one of the main residents Djs at the famous Sunday parties “TERRASSA” with David Duriez and Phil Weeks, and a regular guest in Paris’s most quality House music clubs, Batofar, Studio 287, Nouveau Casino or Redlight.
In 2005, he crossed new boundaries for a 6 month tour in Asia. Based in Shanghai, he did the opening of the “BARBAROSSA” with a one year residency and the Big Opening of “SPACE- IBIZA”. Representing the underground scene in china, he played as a Resident Dj at Fabric, V.I.P Room, Space and crossed the continent from Shanghai, Canton, Beijng to Malaysia. This allowed him to becoming one of the top Djs in Asia and led him to get the residency for the famous Underground “BAICAI” parties in Beijing, playing alongside with Locodice, Paul Ritch, Shonky, Anthony Collins and Nima Gorji.
His talent and unique personality led him to regulalry play at the Rex Club, Zig Zag, Badaboum and Sundae Parties in Paris and to travel around the world from France to Belgium, Germany, Spain, Ibiza, Mexico, the USA, Australia, Tahiti, Moorea or New- Caledonia.
S.M.A.L.L has already done releases for Brique Rouge, RZ Muzik, Catwash Records, Esperanza, Monique Musique, Mixx Records, Overall or District Raw.
S.M.A.L.L & PACO have been deejaying together for quite a while now, and their complicity led to a strong way of moving a dancefloor. Their Deep House duo, Politics Of Dancing is gaining bigger and bigger audience, as their productions on Politics Of Dancing Records delights the dancefloors of DC10, Panorama Bar or Amnesia, in the hands of Apollonia, Ricardo Villalobos or Tuccillo. They are actually working on several projects with System2, Tuccillo, Franck Roger, John Dimas, Mr KS, Djebali, Djul’z and Hector Moralez. Their tracks « Battle Groove » and « Listen To My Spiel » are featured on the Kehakuma Space Ibiza compilation mixed by Javi Bora and « Battle Groove » was mentioned by Deep House London as one of the DC10 anthems of the summer 2014 in Ibiza.
They run their label nights in some of the most popular and underground parisian clubs (Rex Club, Badaboum, Zig Zag and Malibv) and already have planned Politics Of Dancing parties in England, Italy and Belgium. In one night, those two long time friends are capable to transport you from the funkiest Chicago classic to the deepest underground House tune. Together, they can turn any audience into fulfilled clubbers.