BIOGRAPHY

 

DJ, Producer, Promoter & Radio Host Sandro Valentino originally resides from Italy but has been permanently based just outside Manchester in the North West of England from a very early age. Originally a grade eight session drummer, his love for electronic music began in 1990 when he was inspired by the ‘Acid House’ sound of the late eighties, which at the time gave birth to the Acid House Warehouse Partys that were being illegally staged in and around a small Lancashire town called Blackburn where he grew up and lived throughout his childhood and into his late teens.

After being exposed to and inspired by the sound of ‘Acid House’ he purchased his first turntables and quickly learned the skills of being a Club DJ. Hundreds of mixtapes later he made a name for himself on the local and national club scene in the early to mid-nineties, then through a mutual friend he met his studio mentor Pete Gill aka The Love Decade in 1995 who’s top 20 dance hits of the early nineties ‘So Real’ and ‘Is This A Dream’ on Blackburn based Record Label ‘All Around The World’ introduced him to the world of music production and sound engineering.

Over the next 10 years, he dedicated all of his studio time to producing and remixing for many established artists and DJ’s when in the summer of 2006 ‘Hed Kandi’ selected his debut single “Sandro Feat Estel – Tocca La Musica” for their ‘Hed Kandi Beach House’ Compilation CD. Going from strength to strength his debut collab remix with then ‘Bora Bora’ Ibiza resident DJ Oliver Lang was “Vee Scott – Gimme Your Love” released on Universal Music. This was selected and playlisted on ‘Hed Kandi’s Disco Heaven’ Compilation in the summer of 2007.

Next up with DJ Oliver Lang his big break came and was asked to co-remix two singles ‘Seven Days in Sunny June’ and ‘Dynamite’ from Jamiroquai’s 2007 album titled ‘Dynamite’ which were released on Sony Music. Fast forward to 2019 and his productions and remixes have graced many established house record labels from across the world.

Sandro continued to branch out across the club scene as a club promoter and joined forces with close friend Keef Jacked from ‘Jacked’ to promote exclusive underground nights in and around the Manchester area booking some of the best global DJ talent including: Lenny Fontana, Allister Whitehead, Graeme Park, Marshall Jefferson, Jon Dasilva, Heller & Farley to name just a few.

Sandro with radio host partner Keef Jacked also present a monthly radio show called ‘Jacked Radio Show’ on Ibiza’s dedicated house music station ‘Ibiza Live Radio 103.7 FM’ which regularly attracts approx. 60,000 listeners worldwide and broadcasts across the web on www.ibizaliveradio.com

In the summer of 2017, Sandro founded his own music inspired clothing label ‘Eleven Eleven Clothing’ which is dedicated to the underground House and Techno scenes, designing T-Shirts, Snapbacks, Sweats, Hoodies etc solely aimed at clubbers, DJ’s, Producers and general music lovers. These can be purchased exclusively online at www.eleven-eleven.me

All in all, Sandro continues to produce and play music for some of the best house and techno labels/venues. The future looks bright for Sandro, who is currently producing new music in his studio and setting high production standards for the world’s best dance floors.