TY1, previously known as Tayone, born Gianluca Cranco – is recognized as the top DJ of the Italian Hip Hop scene.
Since his debut, in 1992, his innovative approach to dance and hip hop music, with a special focus on scratch art has won him numerous accolades such as his victory in the first edition of the ITF (Italian Dj Championship) in 1997. After many successful years of being DJ and producer mastermind behind the main Italian Hip Hop artists, TY1 has now kicked off a new artistic cycle, with an elaborate production combining contemporary sounds ranging from electro, funk, hip-hop, dance & pop sounds with a truly engaging mix. Eclectic pop with an electronic streak is how the press defines it. His album “Hardship” has been released worldwide on May 27th 2016 by Universal Music Italia. TY1 x Smoothies ft. Richie Loop - Nuh Fear - has been released by Flex Up Records on October 2017. Last release the official Remix of the hit "Giovane Fuoriclasse" by Capo Plaza. TY1 is currently working on new songs together with the main artists of the Italian Hip Hop and Dance scene. Stay tuned!