Mauro Picotto | True Techno 56
Mauro Picotto is one of Italy’s most celebrated music exports. The legendary producer and DJ has been responsible for some of electronic music’s most enduring anthems.
Mauro Picotto’s journey to legendary status began over 25 years, 700 releases and 7 million unit sales ago when he became the first Italian finalist in the world DMC championships in 1988. As a DJ, Mauro he has performed the broadest possible range of peaktime sets, from Berlin’s famed Love Parade to Turin Winter Olympics via Timewarp, Tomorrowland, MTV Festival, Awakenings, Sensation, Mayday, Ultra Music Festival, Space Miami, Ibiza and thousands more.
Mauro expressed an early vision that is now common place within electronic music: his ability to bring the underground to the masses, to fuse melody, hooks and harmony with industrial strength drum dynamics, his innate understanding of widescreen DJ selections that cover the whole spectrum created a reputation that positioned him in all corners of techno.
He was the first DJ to mix live on the BBC TV show ‘Top Of The Pops’, and he’s helped bring techno to the widest audience possible. Also the man behind Meganite – one of Ibiza’s most successful and longest running nights – he has recruited some of the world’s most respected underground DJs as residents, including Adam Beyer, Marco Carola and Chris Liebing.
His forthcoming album, ‘From The 80s Til Now’ perfectly encapsulates the range of his production, from the Italo-electro bounce of Reignite, progressive atmospherics of the 2023 version of modern classic Ayala, to the crossover melodies and radio sheen of tracks like Restless and All Yours.
From the 80s til Now is out 21 April on Alchemy