Mattia Prete

Mattia Prete grew up in Lecce, and was obsessed with a DJ controller his parents bought him before hewas even a teenager. That obsession grew and within a couple of years he was playing anywherehe could, from birthday parties to beach parties. It was techno that most fascinated him, though,and eventually took him to Berlin. The German techno capital is now where he run this ownparties, has his own studio and manages two forward thinking labels in Aurora.techno, which builds bridges between scenes and sounds all over Europe, and jazz-o-tech, which fuses jazz experimentation with techno soul into fresh new sounds by artists like Sunil Sharpe, Tensal and Vsk, and also includes the This is Techno Jazz party in Berlin. As a DJ, Mattia Prete cooks up meditative and mesmerising atmospheres that are always built onpowerfully propulsive grooves. He has a widescreen sound and uses silence as a tool to augmentthe dynamics of his music. He is also a DJ who likes to take risks, having learnt how to do so afterhundreds of hours as a resident at Amigdala, one of Rome’s most revered parties. As part of the Beat Movement project, he has toured Europe’s finest from Tresor and Griessmuhle in Berlin, to Street Party Pristina in Kosovo, Lärm in Budapest and Moog Club in Barcelona.