BEST DEEP HOUSE
AND TECHNO ARTIST
Manuel De La Mare
Manuel De La Mare an Italian music producer and dj that combines elements of Italo dance, filtered and deep house, techno beats, and minimal melodies. Beatport bestowed him the award of ‘Best Remixer 2011’, a suitable follow up on his nomination for ‘Best Deep House and Techno Artist’ back in 2010.
Tuscan born producer/dj, Manuel De Le Mare has spent the past 24 months delivering money-shot releases and remixes, whilst marrying a lifetime of passion and dedication to his love of DJing. This ability within his musical sphere has pricked the interest of global artists like Mark Knight, John Acquaviva and Feddle Le Grand who have all requested his studio talents, whilst leading Beatport to bestow him the award of ‘Best Remixer 2011’, a suitable follow up on his nomination for ‘Best Deep House and Techno Artist’ back in 2010.
as one of the Italy’s forward thinking music creative’s Manuel formulated his own sound by fusing together elements of varying genres which have long been the aural identity of his native country. Combining Italo dance, jackin’ filtered and deep house, rolling techno beats and crossing minimal melodies, Manuel has been able to construct a unique musical presense that is both eclectic and flexible, yet robust and cutting edge – a characterise very much found with his studio releases.
Owner of recording imprints 303Lovers and Hotfingers, Manuel started his story in the small Italian town of Barga, before moving south to Pisa where he spent much of his adolescence studying music and learning to play instruments such as the guitar, keyboard, flute, clarinet and sitar. After changing between a several local rock bands, Manual had a chance meeting a young Alex Kenji. The pair hit it off instantly and before long were locked away in each other’s studios trading ideas, working on concepts and producing a flurry of underground club sluggers which would ignite their passion for electronic music.
Whilst his remix work was soaring, his solo productions were also making waves with the right people in the scene, mostly of these original releases was his collaboration ‘Ytaca’ with Alex Kenji which was picked up by Pete Tong and selected as an Essential Track on his legendary BBC Radio 1 show. More recently Manuel’s remix of Bellini’s classic ‘Samba De Janeiro’ claimed and held the #1 on the Beatport chart of an incredible 4 weeks.
Now a doctor in Music, Cinema and Theatre under his belt, Manuel’s progression from being an unknown artist to becoming one who circumnavigates the globe performing and releasing his music to thousands of fans has been incredible short. Making it understandable why he’s able to count amongst his biggest supporters international doyens’ such as Bob Sinclar, Richie Hawtin, Paul Van Dyk, Carl Cox, Pete Tong and many more.
With his music growing in stature on ever release, the demand with his bookings has not been far behind. Already a familiar face at global venues like Ministry of Sound in London, Womb in Tokyo, Sanctuary in Dubai and Fabrik in Madrid, Manuel has managed to procure a global fan base that has enabled him to perform his music throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, as well as North and South America.
His sound stretches somewhere between house and techno, whilst respectfully treading the line between commercial and credible underground. It is this quality which has led to him having already amassed label credits with some of the scenes finest imprints; Universal, Toolroom, Ministry of Sound, Tiger Records, Spinnin, Definitive and Stealth.
The strength of his own recording label, which he runs with Alex Kenji and Luigi Rocca, is a testament to his intelligent foresight within his music. In a little under five years, 303Lovers and Hotfingers have both respectively find themselves being earmarked by major players like Richie Hawtin, Mark Knight, John Acquaviva, Joris Voorn, Sebastien Leger, UMEK and Tiësto, Pete Tong, Bob Sinclar, Roger Sanchez, David Guetta as a solid source of good quality electronic music.
Keep pace with the last few years, Manuel had an impressive schedule already. First up was his Beatport award for Best Remixer of 2011,followed collaboration with Mark Knight on ‘Snapshot’ which was released through Mark’s own Toolroom Records.
Later in his list followed two original singles in collaboration with Robbie Rivera – I Love Ibiza and Phaze, which were unleashed on the label Juicy Music .Not to forget his remixes for Fedde Le Grand,ATB,Sander Van Doorn, Fragma and Darren Emmerson (Underworld).
The 2013 year continued developing Manuel`s know-how by setting his dance-ruling presence at ones of the most important spots all around the world. It concerns Miami with its huge event Ultra Music Festival,Amnesia and Space,Global Gathering and a residency at The Hard Rock Hotel.
Apart from the studio work, Manuel was cookiing a 303lovers Tour in 2015 at the hottest locations like Pacha London, Lakedance Festival Netherlands, Japan and various clubs in Europe, Ministry Of Sound London, W Hotels, Revelin Dubrovnik.
Now entering 2016 he has prepared lots of collaborations with John Acquaviva, Luigi Rocca and remixes for new artists coming out on his own label 303lovers.