Martijn van Dijk
For me music is all about emotions. Without them, music would be useless. Therefore I like being able to capture the moment and incorporate it into my track or set that i'm working on. Using it as an outlet. No compromises, no obligations.. just honest emotions.
Martijn van Dijk better known as Alessandro Diga, is a dutch artist living in Breda. His music can be characterized as pigheaded, innovative, bold, vivacious, but most of all melodic. In the past years Diga produced music in different directions, but always melody predominated.
This enabled him to release tracks on labels such as: Manual Music, Inlab Recordings, Perspectives & Cinematique. Which resulted in arrived artists like Nuno dos Santos, Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Roland M. Dill, Pig & Dan, Hernan Cattaneo, Laurent Garnier & Moonbeam playing his tracks.
Throughout the years, Alessandro Diga gained a lot of musical experience. Starting with playing the trumpet and the bugle, on a very young age. In his early teens he mastered the guitar and played in a (punk)band. After these musical wanderings, he got sucked into the electronic music scene.
Being towed by his brothers, Alessandro Diga visited a wide range of festivals in the summer of 2007. Which resulted in developing a deep passion for electronic music. After years of hard work and solitary confiment, the reward consisted of releases on various labels and being featured on various compilations.
His first EP named 'Meltdown' (2010), was released by Outside the Box Music. A dutch label by Eelke Kleijn. He received a lot of support by well known artists. The title track made it to the beatport top 100, and was played in 538 Dance Department. In 2011 Alessandro Diga participated in 'De grote prijs van Nederland', and made it to the semi-finals. Not winning this competition encouraged him even more to improve his productions and live-sets.
Diga's releases did not go unnoticed, and gave him the opportunity to play at clubs and festivals. Examples are; Sysophos (Berlin DE), Barkode (Amsterdam NL), Westerunie (Amsterdam NL), Lakedance (Aquebest NL), Fort de Vechten (Bunnik NL), Club Poema (Utrecht NL).
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