Mauro Picotto represents techno on a level many artists can only dream of. DJ, producer, label owner, author, promoter; he fulfills many roles within the industry. But above all, he is an ambassador…

As the first Italian DJ to tour the world, he’s put his homeland on the global techno map. As the first DJ to mix live on the eminent BBC music show Top Of The Pops, he’s helped bring techno to the widest audience possible. As 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; Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, and Chris Liebing.

This 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. Galvanizing 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 realized… And the world beckoned.