Datacode was founded in 2006 by producer Joe Romano aka Dataworx, who is based in Canada and has been producing Techno, Progressive & Tech House for nearly two decades. His most successful projects include Dataworx, Solarscape and FPS among several others. Over the years his productions have gained worldwide DJ & Fan support from all the biggest names including: Tiesto, Mark Knight, Armin van Buuren, Adam Beyer, Markus Schulz, John Acquaviva, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Umek and many more! Also, several of his tracks were signed to labels Toolroom, Ministry Of Sound, Rockstar Games, Kontor, Definitive, 1605, Noir Music and many others.
In recent years Dataworx has been busy behind the scenes running his label Datacode, which has expanded into Sound Design and Sample Pack Production.
Over the years Dataworx has been fortunate to have produced several key tracks which went on to reach the No.1 spot in sales charts on most of the top online shops! One of his early collaborations: "Adam K & Dataworx – Pushin" released in the summer of 2007 instantly shot up the charts, hitting No.1 in Electro House and No. 1 overall on Beatport’s Main Chart!
Moving into 2008, continually tweaking and refining his sound Dataworx teamed up with Matteo DiMarr. The duo formed "FPS" and with only a handful of tracks, achieved massive support in the Techno / House scene, with: "FPS – Mist / Fallout EP" released on Toolroom Records and remained at No.1 in Tech House on Beatport for over one month as well as reaching Top 10 on Trackitdown, DJ Download, Juno, etc... also remixing the huge "Steve Mac & Paul Harris – You (FPS Remix)" which was a staple in the Beatport Top 10 overall chart and No.1 in Tech House, remaining in the Top 100 for over six months!
Clearly, things were heating up and in July 2008, Dataworx would achieve his biggest success to date: "Dataworx – Control". Only a handful of promos were sent out and early reactions were amazing! He never expected what this simple yet infectious tune would go on to achieve. "Control" was a case of the right song at the right time, as Techno/Minimal reached its peak in the global dance scene in 2008, this tune was on fire from the start. "Dataworx – Control" rocketed up the sales charts and quickly hit No.1 in Techno and then took the No.1 spot overall on Beatport! The track instantly became a favourite for DJs and clubbers worldwide, with licenses on over 40 CD compilations, film license and massive airplay on FM, Satellite and Internet Radio.
"Dataworx – Control" was nominated in Beatport's 2009 Music Awards, and was the second best-selling Techno track world-wide on Beatport in 2008. Also, in early 2013, “Dataworx – Rock Your Body” dominated the Top 10 charts. The gritty Techno track peaked at No.2 on Beatport’s Techno chart for one month!
Dataworx was fortunate enough to have gained the support from the world’s leading DJ's & Producers, which in turn allowed him to focus on building an impressive artist roster on his Datacode imprint. Datacode is proud to have signed singles / remixes from some of the leading producers in Techno / Tech House including: Umek, Jay Lumen, Marco Bailey, Spartaque, Koen Groeneveld, Matteo DiMarr, Adam K, Hector Couto, Ramon Tapia, Tomy DeClerque and many more!
- "Dataworx – Control" No.1 Beatport Overall & No.1 Techno Chart
- "Adam K & Dataworx – Pushin" No.1 on Beatport Overall Chart
- "Steve Mac & Paul Harris – You (FPSRemix) on Toolrom Rec. Top 10 Overall Beatport
- "Dataworx – Focus" signed to Rockstar Games racing game "Midnight Club Los Angeles"
- "FPS – Mist / Fallout" Mist No.1 on Beatport's Tech House Chart
- "Dataworx Digital" Label feature by industry legend Carl Cox on his Global Ep. Radio Show
- "Dataworx – Control" Nominated for Best Techno Track in Beatport 2009 Music Awards
- "Dataworx – Control" second best-selling Techno track on Beatport in 2008
- “Dataworx – Control” licensed for use in Flemish Independent Film “BULLHEAD”
- Dataworx & other production aliases featured on over 80 CD Compilations