Federico Gidaro, aka Virtus, was born in Rome on November 22, 1986, and from an early age he expressed his interest in music. He studied accordion at the Luciano Fancelli's school and also he attended for a short period the Elio Polizzi's school specialized in movie music. Currently he is engaged in studies of musicology at the Faculty of Arts and Fiolosofia Torvergata University in Rome.
His approach to reggae music has begun in the summer of 2004 thanks to the friends of his origin country in the south of Italy (St. Andrea Apostolo dello Jonio - Cz). Since 2005 starting out the first self-productions along with the first performances. In the winter of 2006 started the collaboration with the Pakka Sound (of which he was a member until 2009) with whom he could perform in historic locations of reggae roman such as the CSOA Global Village and the CSOA Intifada.
In 2008 he participated in the compilation Southyard # 1 (of the homonymous Southyard Records) as author of the song "Mi gyal" and as a composer of "Bless The Ladyes riddim" on which they sang important italian singers like Fido Guido, Mama Marjas, Kalafro Sound Power and Treble (ex Sud Sound System). In 2009 he released his first album in free download (www.virtusdisco2.altervista.org) containing old songs rearranged and new productions played and composed by VirtuS (except for Early Morning riddim and Bullet Era riddim produced by MacroMarco).
A new work, "Waiting Fi di Album" (available in free download), is released at the end of 2011: a new album completely sung in patwa (jamaican creole language) with instrumentals made by italian and international producers. Some of the singles included in the album like "Bun 'till a Morning" and "Raggamusic inna mi life" are pressed on vinyl (7") also with some of the most important names of the reggae scene like Yami Bolo, Million Stylez and General Levy. Thanks to this album VirtuS starts the "Waiting fi di Tour" spreading his music all over Italy and Europe (France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal).
In 2012 the sites Reggae.fr includes VirtuS among the "upcoming artist and revelations 2012".
Currently he is also undertaken to produce as a singer and beatmaker in a new label called REDGOLDGREEN spreading his music through live concerts backed by Miss B-Ranks (selecta outta Gal Dem Crew).
Virtus Official Bio