Gabriele "Gabry" Ponte (born 20 April 1973) is an Italian DJ best known for his membership in the Italian dance group Eiffel 65. With Eiffel 65's rise to fame in the late '90s, his celebrity (or semi-celebrity) status was established, and he later went on to produce the Italian hits "Geordie" (a cover of Fabrizio de André's song by the same name) sung by Italian vocalist Stefania Piovesan, as well as hits "Time to Rock", "Got to Get" and "La Danza delle Streghe" (English: "The Dance of the Witches"). Also to his credit are a number of remixes of popular songs such as Gianni Togni's "Giulia". In 2005, Ponte announced he would be separating from Eiffel 65 to pursue solo work. In 2006 he founded and still manages Dance & Love, nowadays one of the most important Italian dance independent labels. He produced the band Tacabro, their first single Tacata' was released in 2012. In 2012 Gabry Ponte released his single "Beat on My Drum" featuring Pitbull and Sophia del Carmen, which peaked at #11 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs. In 2014 his single "Buonanotte Giorno" became a summer hit in Italy as it hit #1 on iTunes. In the same year he entered the Top 100 DJs list from DJ Mag at #61.