Being a product of his era, Italian DJ/producer Francesco Dogliani gained an affinity for the digital movement and developed a passion for all things electronica early on. He first dipped his toes into the digital music realm with DJing – quickly crafting his own style that drew on his previous musical education, and inspiration from 80’s/90’s British pop music, as well as 90’s Italian dance music. His signature sound incorporates his love for different musical styles mixing an array of vocal tracks with diverse instrumentals, melodies, and effects.
Under the musical alias “AYKO”, Francesco went from small gigs in his hometown of Turin, Italy, to playing in the mecca of underground music and clubs at the time in London, UK and then Ibiza. AYKO has played in some of the world’s most prestigious clubs such as Space and Sankeys, as well as hosted the ‘Meganite’ party at Privilege nightclub in Ibiza.
Since then AYKO’s focus has shifted to producing, releasing 5 EPs and remixing Mauro Picotto’s tracks ‘Ayala’ and ‘Fly’ and then collaborating with him on the track ‘Elisir of Love’, released on Sony Music.
In 2021 AYKO also launched his own record label, Langhewood Records. Since then he has released numerous original releases, working with many singers, including Scottish singer Jodie Knight and having his tracks remixed by DJ’s such as Leandro Da Silva. AYKO has also attracted successful tracks on his Langhewood label, discovering many up and coming artists.