Spettro | (Get Physical Music, ELEVATE, Little Helpers)
Few artists can straddle the fine line between house and techno and still stay true to form. “I definitely have a split personality,” says Spettro of his obsessive dedication to both genres. His roots come from the golden era of house, 1994-1996, but for the latter half of his 20-year career he has steadily worked on producing a proper techno sound. Enter 2017, Spettro released his first techno EP on Pig & Dan’s critically acclaimed ELEVATE imprint, gaining support from big techno artists such as Alan Fitzpatrick and Arjun Vagale. This relatively new love affair doesn’t warrant ditching the old faithful, however. As a DJ, Spettro continues to take listeners on a journey through dub, disco-tinged house, deep house, deep tech, and of course, all shades of techno. And as a producer, all his tracks have one thing in common — dub.
Even though he experienced success early on in his career — 2002-2005, with releases on some of the biggest house labels of that era (Tango, Big Chief, Double Down, Brique Rouge, Simple Soul, and Amenti) — Spettro feels he’s just now stepping into his own as a producer and well-rounded DJ. Like a fine brandy that took years to mature, his new techno sound has taken years to develop, and all the while, he’s been constantly refining his bread-and-butter house sound. But being a late bloomer brings some of the sweetest fruit to bear, and in 2015, he released the hit house single “Get Tropical” on prominent Get Physical Music, with support from Sandy Rivera and almost every house DJ on the planet. Then, in early 2018, he released a super dubbed out house EP on world-renowned Little Helpers with Angelo V., which rapidly gained global exposure by legendary DJs such as Jay Tripwire, Doc Martin, Marques Wyatt, and Pezzner. Other notable achievements include remixes for iconic British labels Crosstown Rebels and Bedrock (as Extended Play).
In an industry where a trademark sound makes artists easy to label and market, Spettro produces music that reflects the music he plays as a DJ. Spettro means “prizm of light” in Italian, and there is no mystery why he chose this name — his sound truly encompasses the full spectrum of house and techno.