Kocleo’s journey began very early on in his life. When he was just 13 years of age, he was already messing around with turntables and mixers, learning the tricks and trade of DJing from his brother. Kocleo took part in a DJ contest and was awarded the ‘Best DJ’ in the Nottalba competition promoted by Francesco Zappalà, considered by many an Italian Legend and the first Italian to have been awarded (Runner-up) in the DMC ‘Battle for World Supremacy’ in 1990.
A couple of years later, Kocleo decided to move to Rome from his little town in the south of Italy in order to explore his passion for music production and sound design. Fast forward to 2016 and he has since emerged as one of the few most exciting talents to come out of Italy, releasing non-linear house and techno cuts on labels such as Sasha’s LNOE, Steve Bug’s Audiomatique, Morris Audio, Culprit, New York’s Nervous Records, Definitive Recordings, Integrity Records to name just a few.
He has received regular support from DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Groove Armada, Pete Tong, Âme, DJ T., Joris Voorn, Danny Tenaglia, Vince Watson, James Zabiela, Alex Niggemann, The Magician, and many others.
His recent EP “San Lorenzo” is out on Tensnake’s label True Romance. He is also a solid performer with high familiarity in playing with vinyl records and using analog and digital gear: his live and DJ sets are a mix of electronic, house, and techno.
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