attn US promoters : CATIVO Booking Info


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Planning U.S. Tour for February 2005

CATIVO (Germany)


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Cativo first experienced music in the shape of Italian arias und folksongs from Naples, his father's hometown. Further steps of his musical self-definition were EBM, Industrial, and Techno. Between 1988 and 1995, groups like Front Line Assembly, Ministry, Joey Beltram, and KFMDM mainly inspired Cativo. Having worked in a record store from 1992 to 1995, Cativo gradually started to produce his first own tracks and to perform as a DJ . His good friend LELONEK (ANOKHA), living in London, got him in touch with Drum'n'Bass. The amazing energy of this special kind of dance music infected him with ease. As a matter of fact, Cativo reanimated the legendary "Noize Club" (named after the incredibly loud sound system) of his favorite club, Würzburg's Airport, being one of the biggest clubs in Germany.

In 1999, leading German electronic label Force Inc. signed him. His releases caught the attention of both European and American press, being praised for their uncompromising style and uniqueness. Cativo is looking back at some really busy years, yet even busier to come - the man of the german drum'n'bass scene. Apart from bringing out several productions and touring as a dj, founding his own label ASSIMILATE REC. he is managing a busy club night (list of guest djs for these events: hype, krust, bukem, grooverider, jonny l, Bad.Company., Optical etc.) He is a resident Dj for a club in Würzburg, Nürnberg and for the "Hoch10"- Events in Hamburg. Although CATIVO likes his beats and bass hard and heavy he is versatile enough to mix in lighter, melodious tunes to make his sets easy to digest. Not only the unique style of his sets but his high quality productions seem to hit the right spot as his tunes are being played regularly on air by legendary BBC Radio 1 dj John Peel. A successful proof of CATIVOS talent is his recently released mix cd 'The Incredible New School of German D&B'. Cativo is one of the leading heads of the "German D&B Movement" ,an outstanding DJ, known for his hard and driving sets excellent mixing of the newest trax from the UK, Germany & the US.