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Ivan Minuti

Dubai - United Arab Emirates Indie Dance / Nu Disco Deep House Tech House

Born in Milan (Italy) Ivan Minuti's teen years coincided with what is perhaps the most fertile era in electronic music: not only did the era see the rise of bands such as the Chemical Brothers, Moloko, Underworld and Massive Attack but it also saw the first true superstar Djs such Laurent Garnier and Richie Hawtin.

It was in 96’ when, after having taken the first steps in Djing, Ivan realized that the world around him had just begun the transition from an analog to digital dimension; this was the start of the internet for everyone and consequently the explosion of file sharing and wild downloads.

Anticipating what would have become common practice in the following decade, he began building his own database of samples and records favouring electronic grooves with artists such as Four Tet, Apparat and James Lavelle each inspiring him. “They were musicians expressing themselves as Dj, communicating different moods through their music productions” Ivan says. All these elements helped him to define his sound, which is now enriched by funky and disco grooves.

Over the time his dj set has become a sophisticated and eclectic experience, with a multitude of mid-tempo sounds, balearic, soul, cosmic and nu-disco evolving to classy up-tempo deep and tech-house.

After moving to the United Arab Emirates, where now he live and got is Dj residency, he’s ready to release his debut album (along with the producer Andrew Sands) under the name “Assault And Battery”, a work that looks back to the path that led him to be one of the most promising talents in club scene.

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