Neil Pantos was born in 1982 and raised in Malta’s capital city Valletta.
From the early years of his teens, he found himself drawn towards art, he went on to attend the Malta Institute of Arts, where his passion and flare for
creativity opened up new boundaries which grew and flourished as time went by.
After being exposed to electronic music and the local dance scene,
Pantos would never be the same again. A love for all things, Electronica
was born. A good friend and local DJ, Antoine Vassallo was the man
responsible for his introduction to it all. He would sneak him into
parties and hide him behind the DJ stand since he was too young to be
allowed there. Pantos liked what he saw from that angle, he knew that the DJ stand would become that place where he would feel most at ease.
Recognising Pantos’ potential, Antoine left him his collection of
records. This would be a defining moment for Pantos and went on to
feed what has become an endless obsession for him.
Choosing to look further afield, Pantos travelled to Australia and spent
a couple years exploring what it had to offer. During his stay, Pantos met up with a local producer who worked with him at the studio.
Returning to Malta with anew attitude and a hunger for music, he continued building up on what he had been working on at his own studio.
He enjoyed playing for a music conscious crowd which meant he had
to keep on top of his game at all times. He played at
warehouse parties and various underground clubs on the island. Neil went on to promote, organize and play at a series of successful events featuring various International acts such as Sacha, Todd Terry, Nic Fanciulli, James Zabiela, Davide Squillace (Circoloco Malta), Ramon Tapia, Michel Cleis, Mirko Loko (Cadenza Malta), XPress-2 and many more.
Shortly after he established his name in the local dance scene, Neil took his music to new heights in the production studio where he released a couple of tracks with Celestial Recordings, Mind Ability Records and Brake Horse Records as well as visiting and playing at new destinations such as Ibiza, London, Berlin, Venezuela, Tunisia, Sydney & Melbourne.
The future’s looking bright for Neil Pantos. Having a mind full with bursting ideas, we sure know that whatever direction he chooses to take, rest assured he will be noticed.
We are always reminded of the reason he got into his profession. To give people
pleasure and see them vibe from what he chooses to play.
Tracks and playlists liked by Neil Pantos