Sunday 23rd Oct, 2016
John Acquaviva
John Acquaviva

With an unparalleled legacy in the annals of analog and digital electronic music John Acquaviva can boast and list pages of accomplishments in just about every aspect of the music world. But let’s not talk about the past right now. Surging to the very top of the production and DJ world in the past handful of years with a steady stream of club anthems and chart topping tunes, including 6 beatport overall number 1's as an artist or with his definitive label, his productions have won over and set the mood for an entire generation of clubbers and clubbing worldwide. Not satisfied with just his own work, Acquaviva has also relaunched the seminal Definitive Recordings imprint, taking it to its highest levels ever, fostering new artists, DJs and producers such as Olivier Gaicomotto, Kid Dub, Robot Needs Oil/Greg Kobe, to mention but a few.

The tireless Acquaviva has been on a perpetual on worldwide tour, trying to keep up with all the requests over his career. He has been featured at some of the key Spring and Summer festivals over recent years, including BENICASSIM, Global Gathering, Kaballah in Brasil and Bpm festival in Playa del Carmen as well as key summer dates anchored with his personal and label monthly residency at Bora Bora in Ibiza as well regular appearances in Detroit's Grasshopper for the coming year 2013

As a quick refresher course, John began his international career in 1989 with Richie Hawtin by founding one of the world's best known and most influential techno labels, Plus 8 Records. In 1993, Acquaviva and Hawtin also founded Definitive Recordings. An acknowledged pioneer of new music and ideas, John was one of the first people to take notice and embrace electronic music’s digital future at the dawn of 2000 by championing Final Scratch. Following that success, John took another enormous step to help launch Beatport.com, the biggest and most important dance-music download site in the world.

Having been on the international dj circuit since the founding of Plus 8 and Definitive Recordings, on perpetual world touring ever since, John achieved his commercial pinnacle In 2006, with Acquaviva reaching #22 on the DJ Mag 2006 list. His international career has spanned well over 2 decades at the very highest level now, throughout thousands of parties with millions of people having heard him play and dance the night and day away keeping him in high demand. John has had both personally and or with his label 6 number ones and narrowly missed a 7th when his track Sofa King made together with Olivier Giacomotto peaked at number 2 overall beatport chart.

In december 2012 John Acquaviva released an Official Music Video for the underground track "Good Music" made together with Alex D'elia, Nihil Young and the USA based singer Dan Diamond. 2013 will have John release studio releases and beatprt EP's with Olivier Giacomotto featuring Dan Diamond, a project with the renowned 303 Lovers label, Simon Doty and a host of others so stay tuned and logged on to keep track.

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