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John Acquaviva
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- admin - 2015-06-30 17:20

"Life has never been better for us with all this technology and I think we're only now beginning to put it all together," beams John Acquaviva.
Of course, John has always thought far ahead of everybody else ever since releasing 'Elements of Tone' as States Of Mind, alongside fellow Ontario-dweller Richie Hawtin on their own Plus 8 label in 1990, but it's in the past few years that he has truly become a technological evangelist.
He was one of the first DJs to adopt and develop Finalscratch, while his involvement with Beatport has helped make it the world's most successful dance music download site.

Yet it's not just in the virtual world where John has been a mover and shaker - he's easily capable of doing that to a physical dancefloor too.
Following his Acquaholic residency in Ibiza in 2006, this year John has been taking his 'Electronic' concept to clubs such as The Rex in Paris and London's Ministry of Sound, showcasing underground producers like Woollion and Tommy Four Seven.
"I'm always looking for that next song, person or label to make an impact," John says. "Working with new people has really refreshed my sound and perspective."