Roberto Valerio (a.k.a Rico Val), is an DJ/Producer from Naples, Italy. Influenced by his brothers who were dancers performing to the sounds of Italian house and electro, he gained an early appreciation for the electronic music coming out of Europe. During his first trip to Ibiza in 2004, Rico made the decision to dedicate his life to music. Rico then began traveling to UK, Ireland and Ibiza on a regular basis fine tuning his DJ skills while performing consistently at local after hours. This work eventually brought Rico to New York City to study at Dubspot under his teachers Abe Duque and Raz Mesinai,and perform at venues like Cielo and National Underground.