DJ SCOTTO of NASA needs little introduction, his claim to fame is as a founding father of the USA Electronic Music scene, with his contribution of founding America's first Rave club called NASA, which stands for Nocturnal Audio + Sensory Awakening ™ and for his mega festival concept RAVESTOCK ® at WOODSTOCK 94.
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With over 25 years dedicated 24/7 to dance music culture and production
and an impeccable track record for picking quality hits, Dj Scotto just produced the NASA 20th anniversary concert July 21 2012 in NYC, and re-branding the PARTY MONSTER concept with a multi-city tour with the original PARTY MONSTER crew including Dj Keoki and the writer of the book and movie, James St. James to "rave" reviews. Scotto is also re-branding his trademark festival RAVESTOCK ™ for in the upstate NY/mid-atlantic states area in 2014. details on ravestockfestival.com
More about DJ SCOTTO:
Scotto was born in Washington, D.C., then raised in suburban Baltimore,
he started an all ages event at Six Flag's Power Plant Megaclub, Dj'ing and throwing parties at age 17 when all his peers were picking up guitars. Soon He moved to NYC in 1988 and was engulfed in NYC nightlife, club kids, and all the new technology emerging. Within a year he became a NYC nightlife stable,
a creative pioneer and founding father of the USA EDM scene. Shortly after his residency at The Red Zone club, Scotto toured with DEE-LITE as "Groove Is In The Heart" was number one and while in London, became exposed to the legendary Hacienda and the blossoming acid house warehouse parties, later called Rave parties, then settled into The legendary Limelight club NYC in 1991 as a club creative director. In May 92, Scotto produced Manhattan's first Rave, at the famous Studio 54 space (called the Ritz then), featuring MOBY. While Scotto was installing the light system for the Opening week at the Webster Hall club,
he met DJ DB (an A&R rep for Profile Records) during an Aids benefit, and In July 92, Scotto moved his Rave the Ritz events to the non-alcohol afterhours Shelter club that he found, and brought in a team of DJ's including Moby, Dmitry of Deelite, Soul Slinger of Liquid Sky and many others to form NASA. NASA became the 1990's version of Studio 54 (NASA was portrayed in the cult film "KIDS" that helped NASA coatcheck girl CHLOE SEVINGY's acting career take off) NASA went on to co-produce North America's first two mega Rave tours featuring performances by MOBY, along with PRODIGY, ORBITAL, APHEX TWIN and a little known producers named Richie Hawtin & John Acquaviva. In 1994, SCOTTO approached the WOODSTOCK 94 producers and they added his festival-in-festival concept RAVESTOCK ®
to the south stage all Friday night and Sunday night. Scotto has produced and designed literally 1000's of events worldwide since then and is extremely amazed and in constant awe of the newfound interest and explosion of popularity of EDM culture & festivals, and feels blessed to still be able to contribute creatively in various mediums.