Ivan Minuti is an Italian DJ and the Entertainment Manager for the Four Seasons Hotel at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). He's an electronic music producer and the co-founder of Clicbeat, a start-up providing bespoke music soundtracks services for luxury hospitality and retail worldwide. Raised in native Milan, he came to Dubai in 2011 where he first joined George V, the hospitality group behind the popular successful Buddha Bar. Ivan’s DJ residency led him to lead the opening of the Siddharta Lounge, an open-air restaurant and bar facing the Palm Jumeirah. Under the creative guidance of DJ Ravin, one of the greatest lounge music icons, Ivan redefine his skills for downtempo music.
In addition Ivan was the resident at Embassy London, glamour night club located in one of the most vibrant city’s luxury destinations and the prestigious five star Grosvenor House. A couple years later he become the musical mastermind of one of the most successful Dubai venues: Roberto's DIFC, an iconic Italian restaurant and lounge. Here Ivan performed over more than six hundred gigs in less than two years, gaining popularity and boosting his reputation as one of the most respected Dj in the Middle East.
Ivan’s sound has been defined as "something more sophisticated" a dynamic, warm house music plenty of percussive rhythmic, bright vocals, enhanced by aesthetic atmospheres and groovy bass lines. Within a collection of almost five thousand albums built over two decades (approximately 70K tunes), the 34 years old Italian is considered one of the greatest music connoisseur of his generation.
As DJ he performs as a freelance DJ on yacht parties, private and corporate functions for brands such Bottega Veneta, Patek Philippe, Ferrari, Armand De Brignac, Louie Vuitton, only to mention few. As music consultant he usually partners with fine dining restaurants as sound designer: his wide range database goes from bossanova to nu-jazz, from nu-disco to melodic house passing by ambientand soul music.
The idea about the start-up music service came right after Ivan joined Qbara, design awarded Middle Eastern Restaurant, an authentic culinary institution in U.A.E. As the Director of Entertainment for J.A.S. Hospitality, he curated the music for several of the venues around the city. Nowadays Ivan Minuti is performing on the terrace of Luna Sky Bar, an elegant cocktail bar located on the rooftop of Four Seasons DIFC, the financial heart of the city, overlooking the tallest world's building Burj Khalifa.
Curiosity: Ivan started his career at bar Giardino D'inverno at the Dorchester's hotel Principe di Savoia in Milano at the age of twenty; hiking over 791km and completing in July 2015 the whole French path of the Camino di Santiago de Compostela. Ivan is passionate about cooking: a Risotto master to be honest.. and a vintage Fiat 500 from 1975 owner. Ivan is happily married to his wife the photographer Oana Maria Minuti. His favorite quote is "Love is All" from 1966 Beatles's song "Tomorrow never knows".