Biography of Kikko Solaris
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Producer-DJ and one of the pioneers of electronic music in Italy, he spent his childhood in Rome (at the age of seven, he already collected promos in vinyl, thanks to the friendship of his father with the Italian famous Renzo Arbore).
Kikko Solaris is considered one of the purest talents coming out from the Italian electronic scene of these last years. He has distinguished himself for a class and a depth who have proclaimed him one of the most careful and innovating reality of the Italian panorama.
He started spinnin' records in the early eighties alongside lots of worldwide known names in the sphere of house music. Besides his interest in DJing, he also played punk and rock, also electronic sounds on his DX7 IIFD keyboard and Atari STFM 1040 in a 80's band. The fact had a major impact on his musical choices and widen his horizons from than on, confirming his great talent and passion for anti-conformism.
Being an impressive technician on the turntables, combining every possible sound in an awesome way, he is also known by his unique productions.
Known and appreciated by the best international clubs, from Ibiza to London, Amsterdam and Paris, he created, together with the talented musician-composer Luigi Barone, "The Solbaron" crew, a project for DJ-producers which won the ElettroWave 2003, the electronic session of the Arezzo Wave Love Festival (the most important Music Festival in Italy!). After the single "Tab-Lab", appreciated by the best Italian and foreign producers for the originality and the sounds contained in it, the last single by The Solbaron "Seven" (Ondanomala Records) was appreciated by the best international producers.
For 6 years he had the direction of the "Club Culture" session of the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Cultures - Zo in Catania, in console with the best Italian and foreign DJs. Every Tuesdays on Radio Sis best FM in Sicily, the present sound by Kikko Solaris is an eclectic mix of deep and electro tunes, nu-jazz sounds, funk and broken beat.
Solaris is collaborating with J-Wave 81.3 FM Tokyo, best Radio station in Japan (around 5 Million listeners)
He's resident DJ and co-organizer @ Mercati Generali in Catania (Best club around the world on “The Guardian” on June 25th and Jan 26th, 2008).