Born in Italy, raised in the UK, and sometime resident of the jungles of South East Asia, Rocco Universal (real name Patrizio Cavaliere) has been crate-digging and playing records for two decades. His passion for all kinds of good music spawned an enthusiasm for analogue synthesisers and retro production techniques which he’s been diligently honing in the studio in recent years.
His sound threads influences from disco, italo, Chicago house and Detroit techno into tracks that effortlessly layer thick baselines and rich melodies. It’s these same raw, tripped out disco, house and techno flavours that characterise his dynamic DJ sets too.
2016 sees the release of his debut releases under the Rocco Universal moniker on highly acclaimed labels Leng and ISM.