Francesco de Bellis is an italian DJ and producer based in Rome.
He has been active since the middle of the 90s; in 1996 he founded an experimental dance project with strong electro flavors and videogames references, MAT101, together with Mario Pierro aka Rotla. The duo’s first album, Goodbye Mum, is still a sought after classic. Later on, MAT101 evolved in a new project, Jolly Music, ranging from psychedelic to soul, from electro to hip hop.
After 10 years he started his solo career as Francisco and Mr. Cisco, with releases on Klaxson, 2020Vision, Eskimo and Slow Motion, to name a few. His sound could be described as advanced Italo Disco, groovy house style Chicago and old school funk, and he’s known for being a great collector and throwing all sorts into his mix.
In 2013 he created the label Edizioni Mondo, focusing on the downtempo, balearic and organic sound of house music. Furthermore he and Marco Passarini, with whom he shares several projects, were significantly involved in the success of the legendary Rome club Branca.