Passionate listener of Mediterranean music, Alberto Ciotta alias Al-Jive Mestizo, approaches the art of djing around the mid-eighties. During a long trip in South America discovers cumbia and the growing scene of Andean-Tropical electronics.
Coming back, immediately takes part in the first edition of the Townlands Carnival Festival (Cork), in the summer of 2015 the alias Al-Jive mestizo was born.
His musical selections are constantly changing over the years but always maintaining world sounds influence while supporting solidal and environmental awareness.
His musical proposal today is an eclectic mix of underground global sounds whose rhythms range from those ambient, chillout and downtempo to those faster aimed at a dancefloor audience.
“If there is anyone in the world today who wants to put up walls to divide people, there are also those who, like Al-Jive mestizo, want to tear them down with his musical proposal”
Festival guest at: Electric picnic (IRL), Body & Soul (IRL), Freekuency (P), Fora de Tempo (P), Festival International d'Art de Rue d'aurillac (F), Dox'Art (F), Goulash Disko (HR), Taka Tuka (H), 3000Grad (D), Sa Terza Metari (I), Wao (I) among others.
He has played alongside such artists like Rafael Aragon, Miret, JPatterson, Cigarra, Birdzzie, Venga Venga, Moonanaga, Kyem and many others.
Since 2016 co-founder/Art Director/Production Manager/resident Dj of the project Le Cirque Du Freak Out (IRL/F);
Since 2018 resident Dj of the collective Nostruckture (F/D);
Since 2018 Founder/Art Director/Production Manager/resident Dj of the project Noite Mestiza (P);
May 2019 First release (remix in collaboration with Dj Kyem) with the label Zolotaya Orda (RUS)
Since 2020 resident Dj of the collective/label Salgari Records (I)
10/04, PLUG Night TBA @ Fridayhappiness, Algarve, Portugal
17/04, Tropical Groove/Noite Mestiza TBA @ Fridayhappiness, Algarve, Portugal
24/04, Noite Mestiza TBA @ Fridayhappiness, Algarve, Portugal
01/05, Noite Mestiza TBA @ Fridayhappiness, Algarve, Portugal
13/06, TBA, Italy
06-10/08, Fora de Tempo Festival 2020, São Gião, Coimbra, Portugal
Al-Jive Mestizo’s tracks