Afro, Soulful, House Music
IN THE MIX
Massimiliano Marinacci was born in Rome and grew up in a family of musical artists: his mother is a harpist, his uncles play the saxophone and his grandfather is a pianist and a composer. His love for music started very early on as he fell in love with hip hop, soul, and rap cultures. With an ABC crew, at 18 years of age, his love and curiosity for music flow into a musical research.
He was a resident DJ at Koolparty with an historical figure of italian clubbing, Andrea Torre. Subsequently, he worked at the console of the Alibi Club, a focal point of Roman nightlife offering selections of House along with Jazz and Afro-American music. He performed in various locations in Piemonte (Torino), Sardinia (Porto Rotondo, Sassari, Oristano) and in South Italy (Magazzini Fermi) . In Rome, he continued on his quest, working at the Muccassassina one-night, at historical club The Akab, in the cave room playing deep soulful house.
His elegance in the garage selection brought him to prestigious locations in Rome: Villa Miani, Villa Dafne, Majestic, Casina di Macchia Madama, Hotel De Russie, Boscolo Hotels, Villa Brasini and the super-exclusive party of high-fashion designer Fendi and at Drive In festival with some of the best producers of deep house music like Kiko Navarro, Julius Papp, Harley&Muscle, Luis Radio, DJ MFR etc. He performed in a number of clubs including La Maison, La Suite, Shilling, La Rambla, Janga beach, Gusto, Neo Club, Deeper club, Saponeria, Loft, Jazz Cafè, Ex Magazzini, Radio Londra, Room 26, EUR Convention Center terrace (Palazzo dei Congressi), The Place where he opened the concert for the well-known international artist Pino Daniele and for the highly- regarded roman group Franky and Canthina Band.
His music has been released on King Street Sounds, Nite Grooves, Unquantize, MoBlack Records, Solid Ground Recordings, Sunclock, Double Cheese Records, Merecumbe Recordings, Cabana Recordings, Union Records, Retrolounge Records, House Tribe Records…and working with some of the most known R&B and Soul singers as Carla Prather, Wendy Lewis, Fatimah Provillon, and Southafrican rising star Hazel, African Griot from Senegal Badara Seck, with Italian House crew Spellband, italian producer Peppe Citarella, and with some talents of Jazz and Soul like Paolo Pavan, Giancarlo Ciminelli, Franco Marinacci, Peter De Girolamo. He has performed at Amsterdam Dance Event Festival in 2015 and 2016 playing at MoBlack Records Party. His tracks charted by The King of House David Morales, The London duo Rhemi, MoBlack, Luke Solomon, and were remixed by N’Dinga Gaba, Justin Imperiale, Groove Assassin, Doug Gomez, Abicah Soul, Luyo. many of his productions are regularly played on m2o in the broadcast of the Italian Dj Massimiliano Troiani “Soul Cookin”