Guy Gualtieri, known professionally as Gual, is an American DJ and electronic music producer. He is known for his light-hearted and humorous approach to dance music. Guy began performing as a teenager back in the 1980’s playing guitar in local rock bands and experimenting with music production using a Korg Poly-800 synthesizer and a Panasonic dual cassette boom box with overdub capability. Primitive, yes, but allowed him to express those creative ideas that tend to get suppressed in young people groomed to think like the society into which they are raised.
In 1985, after reading the back cover of the debut album by Boston, Guy discovered that guitarist Tom Scholz had an engineering degree. Aspiring to be like Tom, he entered The Pennsylvania State University engineering program hoping to learn something about music recording. Staying true to his passion for making music, he practiced and played his Fender Strat relentlessly, eventually joining a band and finding his way into the local bar scene. As his abilities and technical skills continued to develop throughout college he’d go on to be in and out of several different bands before graduating, getting a job processing electronic vibration data on NASA’s Space Shuttle program, and making an important move to South Florida.
What ended up being the most important part of that decision wasn’t the job he found – it was the sounds he was finding on his own and the new signature style he was creating in his own spare time. The purchase of a Korg M1 in the 1990’s literally changed the course of his entire existence; he began to express himself in all kinds of vibrant new ways that challenged himself as an artist while providing stunning Electro-based audio-entertainment that could be enjoyed by all. He became Gual. He had always been Gual of course – but for the very first time, he’d truly found his real identity in music. He recreated himself as an artist, he refocused his goals – and set forth to conquer the dance-floors and charts.
Taking his new sound and skills straight to the stage, Gual spent his nights performing and thrilling crowds all throughout the South of Florida during which time he went back to school and earned masters degrees in engineering and business administration. For over a decade, he’s become an essential part of the Electro circuit and an undeniable resource of wild entertainment from the lefts to the rights. Possessing an ability like no other to read the audience in front of him and adapt his set in real-time to bring out the maximum potential in any party – Gual’s deep understanding of production, layering, mixing, and how to innovate the Electro genre through his own insightful perspective on the experience of sound have led him to countless events and nights at the clubs spent spinning highlight after highlight from the DJ booths.
Gual’s unique mix of throwback sounds and modern-day approach are a true reflection of his personality - a little off-beat, a little straight-forward, and 100% just-for-fun. His tracks “AEIOU” and “Can You Feel It” are good examples of this sound and have an undeniably widespread appeal through the blend of sincere melodies and flashy Electro structures designed to move the mind, body, and soul as one. Spinning in the genres of Funky House, Future House, and Nu-Disco his live sets are endlessly inspired, because they’re a true reflection of the artist he’s become; every day he gets to perform for the party goers out there is another chance to win over a crowd with stunning sounds they’ll never forget. Gual continues to bring the party straight to the people where it belongs to this very day – and you’re invited to fully join in on the fun and excitement as he surges through the rest of this year and beyond.