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MAX DURANTE

He began his professional dj career in 1987 in Rome.

That makes it exactly 23 years that he is behind the decks and makes us sweat.

Appreciated for his technique and for his ability to mix groove and experimentation, he is one of the greatest exponents of quality electronic music ‘’ MADE In ITALY ’’, beloved and respected both inside and outside Italy.

He is the ELECTRO/Techno master from Rome.

Considered by Dave Clarke one of the best Italian techno artist.

Technic, scratch and eclecticism :

these are the words to describe Max Durante, veteran DJ and music producer of the Italian electronic music scene.

He is one of the most highly appreciated Italian djs.

Respected for his mixing-technic …

His first impact with electronic music was in the 80’s with the Kraftwerks music.

Electro was Max’s first passion, this was his first step into the music.

Hip hop/electro was important in his dj experience, in the 1985’s he started scratching and cutting, and this has influenced his way of mixing today as a good turntablist too.

Considered one of the best European electronic dj, his dj sets are brilliant, and for this reason he has been named “the wizard of the decks”!!!

He started his dj profession after his radio experience in 1986 in a private local radio in Rome.

From 1987 he began to work in clubs, mixing ELECTRO and underground music, in the 88/89’s, especially acid house (another old passion of Max) and electro/ freestyle of Brooklyn.

From 1987 to 1990, he worked in particular in clubs in Rome : Histerya, Mithos, Bolido’ ( Black Out ), Luxuria , Nisida (this was his first club, he was the resident DJ in 1987).

From 1991 he dedicated himself completely to big parties (RAVE) mixing good technogroove ( UR / Plus 8 ).

Here he gained the experience for taking part in important Italian festivals / raves.

In 1991/92, together with the D’arcangelo brothers, he produced his first record projects on Hot Trax (acv sub-label), the first Italian techno label. Respected for his record productions and for his ability in the mix, he has produced more than 25 records and he has realized around 100 tracks on different international labels. He reached the first place in the DMC English chart with his parallel record project called MEKA on the Some Bizarre records, the legendary English label that has launched DEPECHE Mode, MARC ALMOND, Cabaret VOLTAIRE, etc…

He has collaborated and co-produced records with some of the best artists of the international electronic scene like Dj Hell, Anthony Rother, Keith Tucker (AUX88), Prefuse 73, Alexander Robotnick, etc…

In 1998 in the daily newspaper ‘’ NEUE ZUERCHER ZEITUNG ’’ of Zurich,

the Swiss journalist LILIAN FELLMANN wrote an article on MAX DURANTE :

‘’his hands are so fast that it is difficult to follow his movements, his scratches are balm for the eyes and for the ears ’’…

In 2000, the Italian music fanzine Orbeat, described his performance at the festival Distorsonie 2000 @ Link in Bologna : “his dj set with 3 turntables was amazing, keeping the crowd ’till 6.30 clapping all the time"

In 2001 With Anthony Rother he has co-produced a electro record

(NETZWERK EUROPA) on the PSI49NET that has become a cult record of this label.

In 2002 THE WIRE ‘’the English magazine of avant-garde’’ named him the most interesting DJ in Europe and the best artist during the BIOS festival in Athens (Greece).

In 2002 he co-produced with Dj Hell some new tracks of the Legendary 80’s group ‘’Tuxedomoon ’’, one called ‘’ Lether Bliss’’ was released on ‘’Gigolo Compilation 6’’ and on the SonarFestival compilation…

In 2002 under the nickname SIRIAD he co-produce with Alexander Robotnick

5 tracks for the Lp OH NO ROBOTNICK…

In 2003 he co-produced a great electro record with his friend KEITH TUCKER (AUX88) on the English label the ELECTRIX RECORDS.

This record has been named the best electro record of the year 2000 and it will remain an electro hit.

International DJ’s, such as LAURENT GARNIER, ROLANDO, TIGA, THE HACKER,

have simply defined this record as a marvelous record to have.

With this record he has obtained such a great success that he was invited to play in the legendary FABRIC club in London, where they still talk of his redhot session…

DJ Rolando (Los Hermanos/UR) – “Digital System is slammin’.”

Laurent Garnier (F-Com) – “Beautiful stuff on both sides – great release.”

Plump DJs (Fabric) – “Very competent electro – late night rather than mid-set.”

Tiga (Turbo) – “Amazing record…manages to stand out even in the over-saturated electro genre. Fusion Theme is a killer old-school techno jam. Digital System – electro hit. Love it.

The Hacker (Gigolo/Goodlife) – “I love it, especially Digital System – I play it and put it in my monthly playlist in Trax, the biggest French techno magazine!”

Glo3 (Trust, Austria) – “My favourite is definitely Digital System – gritty, funky, old school Detroit-tech. Excellent. B2 is nice as well.”

The track Digital System ( ELECTRIX ) is also on the MISH MASH compilation mixed by the famous German duo TIEFSCHWARZ on Four Music records.

Summer 2003 he remixed an old track ( 1980 ) ‘’ Mosku Esta Helado ’’

of legendary spanish band Esplendor Geometrico, released in the 2004 on Spanish labels : Geometric rec. the cd and on Starwhores rec. the vinyl.

On July 2006 he released ‘’ High Heel Shoes ’’ a nasty Lp on legendary label ‘’Some Bizzare Ltd.’’ under the name of MEKA ( from ’ mechanical ’ and the Japanese anime culture of super robots called ’ Mecha’ ).

Some Bizzare is the seminal label set up in 1981 by Stevo Pearce that has brought the world some of the best selling pop music as well as incredibly inventive and unique industrial and dance tracks of the era.

From Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and The The to Einsturzende Neubauten and Cabaret Voltaire…

In 2007, his techno record (human turntable 2) on the TRUCKSTOP76th, was well received. Dave CLARKE played this record several times and has named it one of his favorite techno records of the year, inviting all those who make techno to take it as an example.

In 2009 his tracks ATLANTIDE from his techno ep ‘we come from the past vol. 1’ (analog dust netlabel) and K1 theme (max durante’s Re-costruction mix) from his electro ep ‘beat rocket vol. 1’ (prodamkey netlabel) was well received from the electronic community. Many DJs and RADIO show played this tracks, DAVE CLARKE played several times this tracks on his RADIO show and during his sets.

MAX DURANTE is the best Italian electro/techno DJ/producer, he is the true ELECTRO pioneer since the 80’s and one of the creators of the true italian techno, he is one of the hinges of the 90’s, of the rave generation, he is a myth of the 90’s. He has performed in the best Italian RAVE from 1990 to 1994.

From 1994 to 1998, Max was busy performing his DJ shows around Europe.

His sound and his presence have been fundamental for the Italian electro/techno scene. He has regularly played in the best clubs and in the best European festivals since 1992.

His shows are famous in Europe and thanks to his technique and to his performances, the press has named him:

‘’THE WIZARD OF THE DECKS’’ The Magician of the consol

INTERVIEW

q1.. How did it all start for you?

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my music

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) eh

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?After more than 20 years of experience in the music business, I am still on the wave and I still have many things to tell through my music.

I am happy about this and now I am also able to produce new fresh talents through my new netlabels.

In the future when I will bored doing music maybe I will become an a&r manager of new talents or maybe I will go on the moon to discover new forms of sounds and new places to rock!!!

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?After more than 20 years of experience in the music business, I am still on the wave and I still have many things to tell through my music.

I am happy about this and now I am also able to produce new fresh talents through my new netlabels.

In the future when I will bored doing music maybe I will become an a&r manager of new talents or maybe I will go on the moon to discover new forms of sounds and new places to rock!!!Who is your ideal music partner?

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?After more than 20 years of experience in the music business, I am still on the wave and I still have many things to tell through my music.

I am happy about this and now I am also able to produce new fresh talents through my new netlabels.

In the future when I will bored doing music maybe I will become an a&r manager of new talents or maybe I will go on the moon to discover new forms of sounds and new places to rock!!!Who is your ideal music partner?With everyone I get a good feeling and a similar musical taste…

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?After more than 20 years of experience in the music business, I am still on the wave and I still have many things to tell through my music.

I am happy about this and now I am also able to produce new fresh talents through my new netlabels.

In the future when I will bored doing music maybe I will become an a&r manager of new talents or maybe I will go on the moon to discover new forms of sounds and new places to rock!!!Who is your ideal music partner?With everyone I get a good feeling and a similar musical taste…I collaborate with many artists, for example with D’Arcangelo, K1 , aux 88 or anthony rother to produce an entire EP or just tracks and I was invited also by alexander robotnick, tuxedomoon and dj hell, to design their sounds.

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?After more than 20 years of experience in the music business, I am still on the wave and I still have many things to tell through my music.

I am happy about this and now I am also able to produce new fresh talents through my new netlabels.

In the future when I will bored doing music maybe I will become an a&r manager of new talents or maybe I will go on the moon to discover new forms of sounds and new places to rock!!!Who is your ideal music partner?With everyone I get a good feeling and a similar musical taste…I collaborate with many artists, for example with D’Arcangelo, K1 , aux 88 or anthony rother to produce an entire EP or just tracks and I was invited also by alexander robotnick, tuxedomoon and dj hell, to design their sounds.Next will be an alien ;)

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?After more than 20 years of experience in the music business, I am still on the wave and I still have many things to tell through my music.

I am happy about this and now I am also able to produce new fresh talents through my new netlabels.

In the future when I will bored doing music maybe I will become an a&r manager of new talents or maybe I will go on the moon to discover new forms of sounds and new places to rock!!!Who is your ideal music partner?With everyone I get a good feeling and a similar musical taste…I collaborate with many artists, for example with D’Arcangelo, K1 , aux 88 or anthony rother to produce an entire EP or just tracks and I was invited also by alexander robotnick, tuxedomoon and dj hell, to design their sounds.Next will be an alien ;)I have collaborated with many people; now it’s time to collaborate with myself.

I still have many things to say through my own sound.

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?After more than 20 years of experience in the music business, I am still on the wave and I still have many things to tell through my music.

I am happy about this and now I am also able to produce new fresh talents through my new netlabels.

In the future when I will bored doing music maybe I will become an a&r manager of new talents or maybe I will go on the moon to discover new forms of sounds and new places to rock!!!Who is your ideal music partner?With everyone I get a good feeling and a similar musical taste…I collaborate with many artists, for example with D’Arcangelo, K1 , aux 88 or anthony rother to produce an entire EP or just tracks and I was invited also by alexander robotnick, tuxedomoon and dj hell, to design their sounds.Next will be an alien ;)I have collaborated with many people; now it’s time to collaborate with myself.

I still have many things to say through my own sound.Where are you playing next ?

q1.. How did it all start for you?Everything started in 1982 when I played with my commodore 64, I was fascinated by its 8 bits sound,

My influences come from robots and their movements, from the breakdance, from the KRAFTWERK, Arthur Baker and Afrika Baambata…

After watching the legendary film / documentary like Wild Style and Beat Street, I was attracted by the figure of the dj.

In 1985 I started to practise the technique of the scratch and to learn the technique of mixing, and from there the dj culture entered my life, everything was so spontaneous, and the art of djing become my mission.

After one year I made a broadcast program in a small local radio, and in the same period I was invited to be part of a hip hop crew of my city ,and after having learnt the technique and the knowledge of the art of the dj in 1987 I was contacted by a small club of my district.

I started to play in this club and from there I started to understand that my passion was becoming my profession.

The electro was my firt passion but I felt the demand of a faster beat.

So in 1988 I started to program acid house, to melt this musical style with electro rhythmic and in the 1990’s strictly techno beats.

With the advent of the rave party I started to become very famous in my city and my career became’ more and more’ important and from there I became one of the creators of the Italian techno and in the 1991 I started to create my own music, the sound made in Rome, with strong acid and electro influences.

In 1992 I created my first record.What style of techno do you play & why that style ?Early techno style, something new with a strong influence of Chicago and Detroit.

My netlabel Analog Dust represents this kind of techno a fusion of old and new style together for a modern vison of techno old school.

I love the warm and fat analog sound, I like to play techno and also a bit of the modern minimal tech but no the minimal house, I mean minimal but with techno elements on top, fat loop and nasty bassline.

If you need music for dance, to move your body, the music must be repetitive, deep and hypnotic, your body must feel the energy and the groove of the beats and that’s what I call techno and if you put a touch of funkyness of electro it will be an explosive formula!What’s your greatest achievement ?Transforming my passion into my profession ;)

and being able to communicate through my musicWhat’s your worst set played and your best set?Uhmm let me think, sorry but to be honest I don’t remember a worst set, the stage is my life, djing for me is like walking in the street, it’s a natural process and all my sets are great sets and in every set I do my best I am behind the desk since 87, that’s more than 20 years

and always it’s like the firt time. I am full of energy, my sets are brilliant I am a dj, a real performer scratch, cutting and nasty technic are my weapons nobody can hit me ;) ehWhere do you see your career going ?After more than 20 years of experience in the music business, I am still on the wave and I still have many things to tell through my music.

I am happy about this and now I am also able to produce new fresh talents through my new netlabels.

In the future when I will bored doing music maybe I will become an a&r manager of new talents or maybe I will go on the moon to discover new forms of sounds and new places to rock!!!Who is your ideal music partner?With everyone I get a good feeling and a similar musical taste…I collaborate with many artists, for example with D’Arcangelo, K1 , aux 88 or anthony rother to produce an entire EP or just tracks and I was invited also by alexander robotnick, tuxedomoon and dj hell, to design their sounds.Next will be an alien ;)I have collaborated with many people; now it’s time to collaborate with myself.

I still have many things to say through my own sound.Where are you playing next ?I am just finishing now my new productions in my studio.

Now I will be preparing my Tour round Europe to promote my new productions on analog dust

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