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{{Infobox musical artist
| name            = Soul Button
| image_size      = 230px
| caption          =
| background      = non_vocal_instrumentalist
| birth_name      = Christian Legno
| alias            = Soul Button
| birth_date      = {{birth date and age|df=y|1976|5|19}}
| birth_place      = [[Lecce]], Italy
| origin          = Lecce, Italy
| instrument      =
| genre            = {{hlist|[[House music|House]]|[[techno]]|Ethereal Techno]|[[tech house]][[progressive trance]]}}
| occupation      = {{hlist|Disc jockey|record producer|remixer|electronic musician|composer}}
| years_active    = 2000–present
| label            = Steyoyoke Recordings, Steyoyoke Black, Inner Symphony
| associated_acts  = {{hlist|[[John Digweed]]|[[Steve Downes]]}}
| website          = {{URL|soulbuttonmusic.com}}
| image            = Soul-Button.jpg
'''Christian Legno''' (born 19 May 1976), known professionally as '''Soul Button''', is a DJ and record producer from [[Lecce]], [[Italy]]. He is best known for his emotive, thoughtful and uplifting live performances, thus finding his own genre, "Ethereal Techno". He is also the founder and owner of three labels: Steyoyoke, Steyoyoke Black and Inner Symphony.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://plus.inflyteapp.com/interview-soul-button/|title=Interview: Soul Button|last=Marno|first=Kyle|date=2019-04-23|website=InflytePlus|language=en-GB|access-date=2019-05-24}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://thetechnokittens.com/people-behind-scene-soul-button-label-owner-steyoyoke-dj-producer/|title=THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENE {{!}} SOUL BUTTON, LABEL OWNER (STEYOYOKE), DJ & PRODUCER|last=tknicola|date=2016-05-26|website=The Techno Kittens|language=en-US|access-date=2019-05-24}}</ref>
== Biography ==
Christian’s passion and love for electronic music started when he first listened to [[Kraftwerk]].
Growing up in a country where everyone only listened to Italian [[pop music]], Christian stayed true to his taste in music.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.312audio.com/ethereal-sense-interview-soul-button/|title=Ethereal Sense: An Interview with Soul Button|last=JohnC|date=2016-11-04|website=312 Audio|language=en-US|access-date=2019-05-24}}</ref> At the age of 16, he created his first beats with the drum machine, [[Roland R-8]], which was a [[gift]] from his father.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.tokamusik.com/soulbutton-interview|title=Soul Button 14 Fakts Interview: "The main melody of my track Swift Minds was recorded by my cat..."|website=www.tokamusik.com|access-date=2019-05-24}}</ref>
He continued to develop his skills by sampling every noise he heard and eventually producing hard [[Techno|techno music]].
In 1995, he moved to [[Bologna]] to study electronic engineering while pursuing his dream for music.
Christian started promoting underground techno alongside other techno ravers and launched the techno collective called ‘Tekno Mobil Squad’ (1997).<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.discogs.com/label/150198-Tekno-Mobil-Squad|title=Tekno Mobil Squad|website=Discogs|language=en|access-date=2019-05-24}}</ref>
He released his first vinyl ‘Look After Your Own Shit’ (2000) under the stage name ‘Leg-No’ which was a stepping stone towards his music career.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.discogs.com/Leg-No-Look-After-Your-Own-Shit/release/543708|title=Leg-No - Look After Your Own Shit|website=Discogs|language=en|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref>
From 2000 to 2006, Christian toured around Europe where he showcased his skills as a DJ to a wider audience.
In 2006, he moved to London to grow his presence in the industry.
However, facing financial struggles led him to stop making music for some time and he began working for a UK company producing beats for Hip Hop rappers and R&B vocalists.
Christian's industry network quickly flourished as soon as he released his first Hip Hop album ‘Dope & Hope’(2007) in collaboration with artists such as Ghetto Priest, Spex Mc from [[Asian Dub Foundation]], Cole Williams, [[Maya Azucena]], [[Promoe]] and many others.
After deepening his knowledge and now having gained a vast array of experience in the music industry, it was only natural for the culmination of his own label.
In 2012, he launched deep house label “Steyoyoke Recordings”.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.6am-group.com/steyoyoke-7-year-anniversary-ep-world-tour|title=Soul Button's Steyoyoke Label Celebrates 7 Year Anniversary With V/A Release and World Tour|last=Sgalbazzini|first=Marco|date=2019-02-18|website=6AM|language=en-US|access-date=2019-05-24}}</ref>
[[File:Soul Button logo.jpg|alt=The official Soul Button logo|left|thumb|The official Soul Button logo]]
With this project now coming to light, Christian decided that it was also time to produce under a brand new artist name. He was driven to find a title that portrayed a strong concept and with this, Soul Button came to life.
'Shadows’ was his first official [[Extended play|EP]], which he released in 2012.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/release/shadows/892925|title=Shadows from Steyoyoke on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.discogs.com/Soul-Button-Shadows/release/4646188|title=Soul Button - Shadows|website=Discogs|language=en|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref><ref>{{Citation|title=Soul Button: Shadows - Music Streaming - Listen on Deezer|url=https://www.deezer.com/en/album/65787772|language=en-GB|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref>
‘Play Again’, followed in January 2013 and quickly climbed [[Beatport|Beatport’s]] deep house chart; it remained in the TOP 10 for five weeks, thanks to the monumental tracks ‘The Keepers’ and ‘Come To Me’.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/artist/soul-button/256621|title=Soul Button Tracks & Releases on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-24}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/release/play-again/1006174|title=Play Again from Steyoyoke on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.discogs.com/Soul-Button-Play-Again/release/4646231|title=Soul Button - Play Again|website=Discogs|language=en|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref>
‘In My Stride' featuring acclaimed vocalist [[Steve Downes]] from [[Defected Records]], was his follow-up release in June 2013.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/track/in-my-stride-feat-stee-downes-original-mix/4382781|title=In My Stride feat. Stee Downes (Original Mix) by Soul Button on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref><ref>{{Citation|title=In My Stride (feat. Stee Downes)|url=https://open.spotify.com/album/5WfQlK0dobahBnoWdSPaWs|language=en|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref>
‘In My Stride' instantly gained support and was charted multiple times by [[Hot Since 82]]. This was definitely a turning point for Soul Button as he received numerous requests for remixes, interviews, podcasts and events.
‘Swift Minds' feat Kara Square was released in June 2014 <ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/track/swift-minds-original-mix/10140139|title=Swift Minds (Original Mix) by Soul Button, Kara Square on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.discogs.com/Soul-Button-Swift-Minds/release/5940883|title=Soul Button - Swift Minds|website=Discogs|language=en|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.shazam.com/gb/track/124568240/swift-minds-whomi-remix|title=Shazam|website=Shazam|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref> and was later remixed by Solee from Parquet Recordings. After the release ‘Chasing Thoughts’ together with Talul,<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/track/chasing-thoughts-original-mix/6061815|title=Chasing Thoughts (Original Mix) by Soul Button, Talul on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref> Soul Button released his newest EP ‘Wraith’ in December 2015, featuring acclaimed American vocalist Terry Grant.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/track/wraith-original-mix/7336522|title=Wraith (Original Mix) by Terry Grant, Soul Button on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref> The EP climbed the [[Beatport]] chart, reaching #7 in the Deep House release chart.
For months, the single was listed as the first track on the popular playlist of the mobile company ‘[[Orange S.A.|Orange]]’ ([[France]]) on [[Deezer]]. “Wraith” became the most successful melodic masterpiece track of his career.
From 2015 to 2017, Soul Button continued to tour worldwide to cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Cairo, Beirut, Dubai, Sharm El Sheik, Florianopolis, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, to name a few.
[[File:Soul_Button_performing.jpg|alt=Soul Button performing|left|thumb|Soul Button at [[Faraya]] in [[Lebanon]] on 14 August 2018 - CUNXTSAT]]
In May 2017, his new EP ‘Master Of My Fate’ was released on Steyoyoke.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/track/master-of-my-fate-original-mix/9220508|title=Master of My Fate (Original Mix) by Soul Button on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://5mag.net/tracks/new-releases/soul-button-master-of-my-fate/|title=Soul Button: Master of My Fate|last=Matthew|first=Terry|date=2017-06-12|website=5 Magazine|language=en-US|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref> Featuring four tracks, his latest coup is an exercise in the beauty of dissonance. With ‘Master of my Fate’, he demonstrates that he’s not afraid to push his artistic boundaries and take his signature style to new and unexpected places.
The EP was first in the Deep House [[Beatport]] chart for more than one month.
In 2018, Soul Button turns another corner with his new EP titled ‘Reverie’.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.beatport.com/track/reverie-original-mix/10087408|title=Reverie (Original Mix) by Soul Button on Beatport|website=www.beatport.com|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref><ref>{{Citation|title=Soul Button - Reverie (Original Mix)|url=https://soundcloud.com/steyoyoke/soul-button-reverie-original-mix|language=en|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref> Composed of three vibrant tracks, it reached the #4 spot in the general [[Beatport]] chart, becoming one of the most significant tracks in his repertoire.
In June 2018, Soul Button was invited by [[John Digweed]] for his Transitions 718 podcast.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.mixcloud.com/johndigweed/transitions-with-john-digweed-and-soul-button/?play=fb|title=Transitions with John Digweed and Soul Button|last=Digweed|first=John|website=Mixcloud|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref> A few months later, he had the privilege to perform live at Playaskool, [[Burning Man]] 2018.
His newest EP, ‘Metamorphosis’, will be released in July 2019, followed by his very first album “Imagine To Be Free”.
In 2019 Soul Button will release a new album and go on a tour in North America.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://whenwedip.com/2019/02/interview-soul-button/|title=Soul Button talks about his upcoming North America tour, his labels, his new album and more • When We Dip|date=2019-02-28|website=When We Dip|access-date=2019-05-25}}</ref>
[[File:Soul_Button's_performance.jpg|alt=Soul Button's performance|center|thumb|Soul Button at The Grand Factory in [[Beirut]] on 13 April 2019]]
== Discography ==
=== Extended Plays ===
* 2019: Soul Button - Metamorphosis [Steyoyoke]
* 2018: Soul Button - Ojas EP [Inner Symphony]
* 2018: Soul Button - Reverie EP [Steyoyoke]
* 2017: Soul Button - Master Of My Fate EP [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Soul Button - Wraith EP [Steyoyoke]
* 2014: Soul Button - Swift Minds EP [Steyoyoke]
* 2013: Soul Button & Sasch - Unfold EP [Steyoyoke]
* 2013: Soul Button - In My Stride feat Stee Downes EP [Underground Audio]
* 2013: Soul Button - Play Again EP [Steyoyoke]
* 2012: Soul Button - Shadows EP [Steyoyoke]
=== Singles ===
* 2019: Strinner & Soul Button - Oracle (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2019: Soul Button & Arude - Opia (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2019: Ceas & Soul Button - Sphere (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2019: Soul Button - Cadence (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2019: Soul Button & Never Lost - Dark Engrave (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke Black]
* 2019: Soul Button & Modeplex - Ardor (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2019: Clawz SG & Soul Button - Catharsis (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2018: Soul Button - Meridian (Original Mix) [Inner Symphony]
* 2018: Soul Button & Clawz SG - Implicit Bias (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2018: JOBE & Soul Button - Umar (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2018: Soul Button - Aura (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2018: Soul Button & Nick Devon - Sage (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2017: Mashk & Soul Button - Pensées (Original Mix) [Inner Symphony]
* 2017: Soul Button - Placid (Original Mix) [Inner Symphony]
* 2016: Dahu & Soul Button - Covenant (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2016: Clawz SG & Soul Button - Synthesis (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2016: Soul Button & Clawz SG - Chime (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Soul Button & Animal Picnic - Icosian (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Nick Devon & Soul Button - Modus (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Ran Salman & Soul Button - Aquarius (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Soul Button & MPathy - Tremors (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Soul Button & BLANCAh - Rising Silence (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Soul Button & Nick Devon - Fading Light (Original Mix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2014: Soul Button & Talul - Chasing Thoughts EP [Steyoyoke]
=== Remixes ===
* 2019: Nick Devon - The Moon (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2019: Hushkin - Goliath (Soul Button Remix) [Inner Symphony]
* 2018: Nick Devon - Everything Has A Beginning (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke] 
* 2018: Alberth - Equinox (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2018: Soul Button - Indra (Simon Sizer Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2018: Nick Devon - Everything Has A Beginning (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke] 
* 2018: Alberth - Equinox (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2018: Clawz SG - Jewel (Soul Button Remix) [Inner Symphony]
* 2018: Tenderheart - Divinity (Soul Button Remix) [Inner Symphony]
* 2018: JOBE - Orcus (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2017: Erly Tepshi - Hard To Love (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2017: Anders. - Très Bien (Soul Button Remix) [Inner Symphony]
* 2017: Rauschhaus - Ray Of Hope (Soul Button Remix) [Inner Symphony]
* 2017: Dahu & MPathy - Sonder (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2017: Clawz SG - Solace (Soul Button&#x27;s Aurora Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2016: Dizharmonia feat. Kled Moné - Emmanuel (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2016: BLANCAh - Vulture Dance (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Habischman - The Moment (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Aaryon - Hex (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Aki Bergen - First Glimpse (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2015: Andrea Arcangeli - Cuore (Soul Button Remix) [Parquet Recordings]
* 2014: Patrick Podage - Take Me There (Soul Button Remix) [Spirit Soul Records] 
* 2014: Ran Salman - Fractured Memories (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2014: Dahu - North (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2014: François Ier - 1515 (Soul Button Remix) [Champ’Caine Records]
* 2013: Soul Button - Shine feat La Phoenix (Oxia Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2013: Mario Aureo - Passion (Soul Button Remix) [Yippiee Records]
* 2013: Bartok - Cherries (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2013: Sasch - Lazy Strings (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2013: Domyan - Follow (Soul Button Remix) [Exzellenz Music]
* 2013: Antonio Olivieri - Dynamo (Soul Button Remix) [Steyoyoke]
* 2013: Andlee & Benn Finn - Neon (Soul Button Remix) [Karera Records]
=== DJ Mixes ===
* 2018: Quintessence, Vol. 2 Continuous DJ Mix
* 2014: Steyoyoke Mix- DJ MAG (Russia)
* 2014: Authentic Steyoyoke #003
== References ==
== External links ==
* {{Official website|https://soulbuttonmusic.com}}
* {{SoundCloud|Soul Button=https://soundcloud.com/soul-button}}
* {{Discogs artist|Soul Button=https://www.discogs.com/artist/2744093-Soul-Button}}
* [https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/1697966 Soul Button on Deezer]
* [https://tidal.com/browse/artist/4554843 Soul Button on Tidal]
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[[Category:Italian DJs]]
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[[Category:Italian record producers]]
[[Category:Italian composers]]
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