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Dead Air Guest: Diego Martinelli

By Uchi -  Isabella Douzoglou posted Oct 20, 2011 at 10:42 PM

We have with us a good friend of mine, or for lack of a better explanation, the curator of the underground Music Scene in Miami.

His first booking was at age 19, since then he has brought a multitude of international underground music acts to Miami, being responsible for the debut of artists like Modeselektor, Cassy, Audiofly, Mandy, Booka Shade, Damian Lazarus  & Jamie Jones (Crosstown Rebels), Matt Tolfrey (Leftroom), Maya Jane Coles, Steffi, Konrad Black, Matthias Tanzman, Davide Squillace, Inxec, Bodycode, and many more.

Around the world he is regarded by many in the industry as Miami’s ambassador for underground dance music culture.



In December 2007, he organized one of the largest events held at Pawn Shop, with Richie Hawtin, an event that many in Miami consider the turning point in the evolution of our Techno scene.

He is the co-creator of the global festival brand Flying Circus, being one of the most sought out  large scale underground dance events of WMC week, and now festivals everywhere around the world.

The idea of his passion project and livelihood, SAFE, was conceived in 2003, but the first event didn’t occur until 2007.



Ghostly international, Get Physical, Rekids, Leftroom and Supernature, are some of the record labels that work with Safe Exclusively in this city. Matthew Dear, which of whom will be Playing for SAFE this Saturday at The Electric Pickle, is one of many globally renownd artists that work exclusively with Diego.

On October 30th, SAFE will present Steve Lawler at the Pickle.  Lawler became a mentor and longtime friend of Diego, after they met in 2002.  Since then, Diego is the co-creator and producer of Steve Lawler’s widely heralded “Lights Out” events.

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