The Lollino approach to DJing connects direct to the roots of authentic dance culture. After years of proving himself in the booth in the clubs of his elegant northern Italian hometown of Turin, he was tapped as resident for the European branch of Detroit’s iconic Movement Festival, as well as the city’s renowned Kappa FuturFestival. Cultivating his craftsmanship across Europe, from Berlin to Ibiza, Lollino eventually earned the respect of the ultimate craftsman himself Carl Cox.
The biggest recent step forward for Lollino took place in Ibiza, where he competed in the BURN Residency competition, receiving mentorship under the magnificent Carl Cox, proceeding to win the competition and become an official BURN ambassador. He has now been welcomed into the Artist Alife / Ask My Management Agency as recognition of his talents, and he’ll further establish the Ibiza connection with the launch of his own radio show – “People Like Us Radioshow Presented By Lollino” on Ibiza Sonica every Wednesday in partnership with BURN Energy Drink.
Lollino now resides in the electronic music capital of Berlin, starting his year with a slot at its massive HYTE NYE party where he played alongside Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler among others. However, he says Turin is still his home, and he’ll remain a fixture at the city’s festivals, as well as holding down his residency at its Chalet Club and his radio show on Italy’s national M2o Radio FM.
“Turin has an amazing underground scene, to some it’s known as the ‘Berlin of Italy.’ Nearly every weekend I had opportunities to play extended sets for as long as 10 hours, and equally there’s always important DJs visiting that I’ve been blessed to play alongside. I’m a DJ thanks to Turin, and I’ve been able to grow up in the center of the dancefloor.”
The passion that Lollino brings to DJing is evident in the energy he projects from behind the decks, as someone who never stands still, and still gets goosebumps every time he puts a record on. Positive vibes are important above all else, as a techno craftsman who puts a focus on the steady grooves.
“Versatility is important, to be able to adapt to the energy of where you’re playing. But creating those good vibes in the crowd is what matters most. Energetic, groovy techno.”
Like any good dancefloor craftsman, Lollino has cultivated a solid footprint with his studio work, with a sound that draws on his special affinity with analogue production gear. Most recently ‘Tripping’ on Desolat Music received support from label boss Loco Dice himself, while his remix of‘Rakuten’ was featured on John Digweed’s most recent compilation that showcased his Bedrock label. He has also developed a studio partnership with fellow auteur Stefano Genta. The duo perform together live under their Soundside alias, and are preparing for the imminent launch of their own Morning Glory label.