Diego Montinaro aka Sandiego was born and raised in the suburbs of Milan, Italy.
In 1987 at the age of 11 his interest for music occurred with Michael Jackson’s album Bad. Inspired by Jackson’s melodies and Quincy Jones production, he started to face the black music sound, moving towards jazz, funk, boogie, disco and soul.
In 1993 he was already an expert of second hand vintage vinyls, collecting rarities. He started making beats with Akai S950 sampler and Atari 520 ST com..