Gabriele "Gabry" Ponte 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 1990s, his celebrity status was established, and he later went on to produce the Italian hits "Geordie" sung by Italian vocalist Stefania Piovesan as well as hits Time to rock and Got to Get and then "La Danza delle Streghe". Also to his credit are a number of remixes of popular dance 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 Danceandlove, nowadays one of the most important Italian dance independent labels. More recently he produced the band Tacabro, their first single Tacatà being 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 and was also ranked #144 in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ list in 2012.