Alessandro Alfonso Fortunato Gaudino better known by his stage name Alex Gaudino, is an Italian DJ and record producer. In 1998, with the support of the well-known Italian record company TIME, Alex founded his own label, RISE Records, which quickly produced a string of hit records by artists such as The Tamperer, Black Legend and Robbie Rivera’s “Bang”, which earned him a nomination for Best European A&R at the 2000 European Music Awards, held in London. In 2005, Lil’ Love’s track “Little Love” was exclusively played by Pete Tong at Nikki Beach in Miami during WMC 2005. The record produced by Jerma was released on Positiva in the UK and reached the top of the UK Dance Chart. In 2006, Alex remixed with Jerma for Pete Tong & Chris Cox, Moussu T and James Kakande. Later in 2006, Gaudino signed a record deal with Ministry of Sound label in the UK. He later released “Reaction”, and “Head over Heels” on the label.
“Destination Calabria” was released on 4 December 2006 as a 12 inch single by Italian label Rise Records, and as a CD single, on 19 March 2007, by British label Data Records. The song was also successful in several other countries, including Australia, Belgium, France, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The track is a mashup, taking the instrumental from Rune’s “Calabria” and the vocals from Alex Gaudino’s and Crystal Waters’ “Destination Unknown”, both originally released in 2003. It was produced with the help of Maurizio Nari and Ronnie Milani (Nari & Milani), matching the saxophone riff from “Calabria” to Crystal Waters’ voice.