Vitaliano De Vita
Lover of “minimalism” as the expression of communication both musical and visual, the main theme which links unquestionably his choices as far as music and design are concerned.
Professional graphic designer since 1997, he works on several projects (for famous agencies and on his own), but he cultivates at the same time a passion for electronic music that originated in the mid-80’s with groups like Depeche Mode and New Order, and that grew in the 90’s thanks to the sound of djs Paul Daley, Darren Emerson and the progressive-house music of the moment; a passion that matures under the influence of dj-producers Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Steve Bug, Ricardo Villalobos and Loco Dice.
As a dj, Vito succeeds in gaining little by little some space and respect into a hard setting such as the Neapolitan musical scene, crowded with legends, promising young artists and big bluffs: he manages in sharing the turntables with guest stars as John Acquaviva, Davide Squillace, Gaetano Parisio, Andy Weatherall, Marc Henning, Sasha Dive, Format B, Wighnomy Brothers and becomes “resident” in two memorable underground clubs of Naples, the Velvet (whose console through the years has been occupied by giants as Luciano, Villalobos, Jeff Samuel etc.) & Rising South.
Lately, even the first gigs abroad have come! At the Underground(2006)and Sankeys (2014) in Ibiza, in 2007 and 2008 in Madrid and Toledo.
From 2009 is resident for Orbeat Regeneration Phunk and other important parties (Electrocasbah, Woo!, Auditors) sharing the turntables with artists like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Marc Antona, Leon, Kabale und Liebe, Kaiserdisco, Danilo Vigorito, Onur Ozer, Cassy, Rhadoo & many others, and in the best italian clubs like Old River Park, Ciclope, Arenile, Duel, Ribbon etc..
In October 2010 creates (with some of his friends/djs) his own monthly party called "The hole of the Tigers" with the goal of putting music quality in the center of the club scene working on simply concepts: Music, Soundsystem, Club & People.. No more is required for a successful party and quickly "Tigers Parties" become the benchmark for naples underground movement.
As far as his sound is concerned, he doesn’t like to place and label it, but if a tag is needed, he would define it minimal tech-house with gradients of techno and dub proposed and mixed each single time in different proportions according to the vibes felt on the spot.