Valentino Kanzyani biography
It could well be said that alongside fellow countrymen Laibach, Elvis Jackson and Umek,Valentino Kanzyani is one of Slovenia’s biggest musical exports. As well as spinning techno and house on three decks across the world to huge crowds and acclaim he has released a barrage of dancefloor anthems for labels such as Primevil, Yoshi Toshi, Intec, Wet Musik, Tronic, Primate, Consumer Recreation and his and Umek’s jointly run Recycled Loops and Earresistible imprints. If anyone can lay claim to putting Slovenia on the techno map then the name Valentino Kanzyani ranks high as one of it’s biggest propagators.
Already a big name DJ within his native Slovenia, in 1995 a club called ‘Ambasada Gavioli’ opened and Valentino Kanzyani became known as the man behind one of Slovenia’s most famous venues. During a three and a half year period he booked and played with literally every DJ from around the globe but as the new millennium approached he left to concentrate on his own DJing and production work. It was after going into the studio with his old friend, Umek that Valentino was to release his first record as Recycled Loops on Primevil in the summer of 1999. Thus, Valentino Kanzyani’s name was soon to be heard in DJ sets all over the world and similarly his DJ gigs went supernova as he joined the jet set elite of globe-trotting record spinners.
Following the success of their initial release Umek and Valentino set up Recycled Loops as a label and have never looked back. Now having released some 12 records the duo also co-run Earresistible for their more house inspired production work whilst Valentino Kanzyani’s single-handed production skills have graced labels as varied as Intec with the ‘House Soul EP’ and Tronic (‘Burros Eslovenos’) to Yoshi Toshi with the massive ‘Flying’ whilst he has most recently remixed Carl Cox’s new single, gaining Essential Selection status from Pete Tong.
Earresistible evolved due to the pair’s shared passion for tribal house and elements of this and Valentino’s techno side can be witnessed on the expertly mixed CDs ‘Rock The Discotheque’ Volumes 1 and 2 (Matrix Musik) and the 40 odd remixes he has carried out on labels such as 23rd Century, Premier Sounds, 20:20, Urbana, Shine, ZYX, Intec, Wet Musik and the list goes on…
Valentino’s DJing has taken him to every corner of the world. His three deck skills are second to none and as a result he’s toured the world steadily for the past few years taking in Brazil, Colombia, Japan, USA, Australia, Singapore and every corner of Europe, whilst on radio he has been heard across the globe’s airwaves culminating an Essential Mix on Radio 1. From 10,000 plus strong crowds at the world’s biggest festivals to intimate club gathering’s Valentino Kanzyani now finds himself in the premier league of trans-global Deejays. With a new DJ mix CD due out on Carl Cox’s Intec in 2005 the next twelve months look set propel him even further into the stratosphere.