The brainchild of singer and songwriter Valerio Jovine — though he received a whole lot of help from his brother, Massimo (most widely known as the bass-playing JPM in the band 99 Posse) — Jovine formed in Naples, Italy, in 1998. An individual of theirs, “Cambia la Storia,” was included on a compilation released by BMG soon after their inception, and quickly the music group, with help from bassist Cico Quintavalle and DJ Danilo Vigorito, surely got to focus on its debut full-length, issuing Contagiato in 2000. 2 yrs later they moved into the studio once again to start planning their next work. Inspired from the noises of reggae, Jovine tapped in to the skills of guitarist Francesco Spadafora, trumpeter Michele Acanforo, bassist Alessandro Aspide, and drummer Guido Amalfitano, spending more than a year on the highway, touring around Italy and Switzerland, before liberating Ora in 2005. In 2007 Senza Limiti, another reggae-inspired recording, though dub, electronica, and jazz affects were also noticed, came out.