Donato Dozzy has emerged as one of the leading contemporary producers and is widely acclaimed in the international techno circuit for his distinctive atmospheric, hypnotic take on techno music. In 1999, he striked a residency at the famous Brancaleone club in Rome, where he developed his skills as a DJ.
Since then, Dozzy has quickly developed as a producer and a DJ, playing at many of the most important events around the world, such as Dekmantel, Primavera Sound and holding a residency at Berghain from that would allow him to play extended sets and explore the trippier sides of ambient techno.
¨The Professor¨ (a nickname he earned from a combination of completing his Doctorate in Politics at the University of Rome and his outstanding knowlegde of music), is not one to fill his calendar with too many international shows during the year, and, it seems he picks them well, so it is an absolut honour to have him close off the 10th edition of MUTEK Barcelona with an exclusive 3 hour set.
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Leading Italian techno producer and DJ Donato “Dozzy” Scaramuzzi, has been discreetly plying his psychedelic trade over the past two decades, cementing his status as one of electronic music’s most respected purveyors of tripped out, “voodoo” techno. Never one to get behind the hype machine and its rhythmic allegiance du jour, this holder of a doctorate in Politics has long impressed his considerable “cult of Dozzy” with hypnotic DJ sets (going back to the mid-80s) showcasing his exhaustive knowledge of electronic music history. Given his early exposure to disco, dub, reggae and acid techno, it’s no surprise Dozzy’s singular soundscapes dish out a percussive pasticcio of slow-burning ambient and transcendent techno. Since 2005, he’s committed to doling out extensive production work as well as launching two imprints – the now-defunct Dozzy Records and the short-lived though influential ambient/techno pillar Aquaplano. He’s also maintained a frenetic DJ schedule while pursuing a number of highly lauded side projects: the gritty, evocative minimalism of Voices From the Lake, with frequent collaborator Neel (Giuseppe Tillieci), and Dozzy’s recent reinterpretation of Chris Madak’s Vaporware piece, entitled “Plays Bee Mask,” which taps into the Italian maestro’s yearning to take a more abstract, cosmic sonic turn.