LUIGI MADONNA

 

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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. Born and raised in the Neapolitan town of Campania, Luigi Madonna was exposed to dance music from an early age. In the early stages, US House DJs like Louis Vega, Frankie Knuckles and David Morales were particularly influential to Luigi, who played his first DJ gig as a youngster in 1996.

As Madonna was beginning to develop his style and seeking a sound to reflect his soul, the rise of minimal techno arrived at the perfect time. The sound struck a chord with Luigi, influencing his selection as a DJ and inspiring him to delve further into the world of production. His impressive debut EP came on Structure Records in 2008, announcing an exciting artist with a knack for these playful grooves. In the following years, Madonna graced labels like Sleaze, Overdrive Music, Analytic Trail and MKT, adapting his signature traits to create something fresh and original for each label. A major release then came on Loose Records, the acclaimed imprint of Rino Cerrone, which launched Luigi's career on the international circuit and paved the way for him to sign to two of the most important labels in techno’s rich history, Richie Hawtin's Plus 8 and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode.