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DJ, producer, and face of the Italian minimal house legendary parties"The better days"& “Kisses From Venice”is one of the hottest new names around. Expert DJ and talented,his plucky gigs are a combination of unique grooves and selected organic sound. Fausto Messina was born in Milan in 1970. While growing up there, he had a love for soccer, but an even bigger love for electronic music. It was in Milan that he started his career in the nineties (in the heyday of the fashion city’s boom years) at exclusive hot spot, “Banhof”. Now residing in Venice, he’s the six year resident of “Marina Club” and “Capannina Beach” both located in Venice party capital, Jesolo. He’s a regular guest at Treviso house clubs “New York Jazz Revolution”,“Area City” and “Havana”… “Capannina” soon became the setting of his popular brand of sunset-aperitivo parties known as “The Better Days”. With the magic combination of it’s house set (influenced by everything from acid to electronica to deep, from minimal to techno), open air location and spectacular Venetian sunsets, “The Better Days” has grown to become the most important, unforgettable beach party in all of Venice. Guests of the party often make comparisons to the bliss and ambience found at the famous “Circo Loco” parties held at “DC-10” in Ibiza, or to those of Cavo Paradiso in Mykonos. Messina currently produces under Italian underground house label “Black Moon Records” and “Sunplay”.Summer 2005 saw the release of “Don’t Trust Me”alongside “Irregular Piece” which has been playlisted by the likes of John Digweed (Gokskitchen on the Essential Mix 31/07/05)and Deep Dish, David Guetta (playlist club fg 22/01/2006). April 2006 released “S..remate mix”, immediately played by the legendary Dj Hernan Cattaneo. May 2006 released “Kusse von Venedig” and “Zimmer Frei”PROJECT; hot traxs ready for the hot summer season.Selected & mixed a compilation The better days 14 tracks that will rock the summer 06 including:3channels,zimmer frei, alex under,jona,dark mountain group. It,s ready to come out with Bananas E.p. on prestigious Italian labele from Florence called Sunplay. Bananas E.p. including on a side:Bananas (Messina & Ballarin bed&breakfast mix), on b side Drop(Messsina & Ballarin @ the frigobar)….. As his musical influences, Messina currently lists everyone from Luciano’s minimal-house sound from Berlin to the sophisticated sounds of Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, Alex Under,Oliver Lieb, Matthias Tanzmann and Timo Maas, among others. The “Kisses from Venice” party (his newest project), is months old; it was born to marry the innovative European sound of “The Better Days” with the fantasy, fashion and style that is the Italian club scene, and to bring it to the world. After “La Paloma”, Barcelona and “Jet Set”, Moscow, as well as venues across Italy, Messina will be bringing KFV for the first time to Toronto, this November 10th to “The Hooch” @ Gypsy Co-op, followed by pending dates in North America.E.E.