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Italy (Drumcode)

A prominent DJ worldwide with releases on some of the leading labels in techno, Luigi Madonna has absorbed the influence of his native Italy and those who have gone before him to create a modern, ever-evolving sound of his own. Once you have seen Luigi in action, it is no surprise that he has become such a popular DJ. He plays with infectious enthusiasm, commanding the booth with a strong-yet- graceful presence and a smile on his face. Reciprocating the energy he is shown by the crowd, he mixes with real flair, often opting for long and adventurous blends. The style has made him a favourite at many of the best clubs and festivals and had him invited to guest on high profile radio shows such as Dave Clarke’s White Noise, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode show and Marco Bailey’s Elektronic Force. But it is perhaps in the hidden depths of his hard drive that lies the real evidence of this truly versatile artist. Experimental music that may never be released acts as a breeding ground for the ideas found in his uniquely fluid techno. Listen to the Dub, Electro and IDM influences present in his track 'Gladiator', for example. It's testament to a profoundly talented artist who deftly balances a club-friendly sound with the spirit of innovation in everything he does.