Mauro Picotto’s new album is a glimpse into both the global tracks and underground techno sides of the artist’s career to date. A producer and DJ, Mauro is apparently one of Italy’s most celebrated music exports. As the first DJ to mix live on Top Of The Pops, he’s helped bring techno to a wider audience, while as the man behind Meganite in Ibiza, he has recruited DJs including Adam Beyer, Marco Carola and Chris Liebing.
From ‘The 80’s Til Now’ 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’.
Also included is a seven-track Meganite DJ mix, compromising all-new and exclusive music that showcase his longstanding Ibiza residency.
Mauro Picotto’s journey 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. Galvanising this success the following year with a win on a live broadcast Italian DJ competition called The Walky Cup, his national crown as a premiership DJ was realised.
Early chart appearances as R.A.F and co- writing for European house acts during the early-90s led him to become a partner in Media Records, while his reptilian trilogy in 1998 elevated him; ‘Lizard’, ‘Iguana’ and ‘Komodo (Save A Soul)’ fused trance with techno.
As a DJ, Mauro has been invited to perform the broadest possible range of peak-time sets from Berlin’s Love Parade to Turin Winter Olympics via Timewarp, Tomorrowland, MTV Festival, Awakenings, Sensation, Mayday, Ultra Music Festival, Space Miami, Ibiza and more.
Established in the early 2000s and apparently still going strong to date, both his Meganite events and Alchemy label are both melting pots for evolution and development.
Meganite at Privilege is one of Ibiza’s techno parties and has since gone on to take over clubs and arenas across Europe and the US while Alchemy has delivered cuts from the likes of Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati, Paco Osuna, Popof, Sasha Carassi, The Advent, Steve Rachmad, Nicole Moudaber and many more.
‘From the 80’s til Now’ is out 21 April on Alchemy.