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Andrea Oliva

Andrea Oliva’s current status as an established international headline act is the result of an entirely organic journey. Having taught himself to DJ at the age of 16, Andrea then started working in a record store where he built his extensive collection of upfront promos and white labels from Europe and beyond and he soon secured bookings at some of Switzerland’s best clubs leading to residencies at Terminus and Pravda. 2012 & 2013 were an important years for Andrea, landing regular headline slots at ANTS in Ibiza - Ushuaia’s premiere underground party - something he maintains through to this day. Indeed the ANTS brand has itself gone on to tour the world and Andrea´s sets, which are synonymous with the ethos of the party, have rocked stages far and wide from Miami to Dubai, Mexico to Argentina and Croatia to the UK. 2016 was something of a landmark year for Andrea. As a DJ, summer 2016 was arguably Andrea’s busiest yet; he became one of seven all-night guests to regularly take over the Space Terrace for Elrow, made his Music On debut and played some of Europe’s biggest dance music festivals - all whilst maintaining his famed ANTS headliner commitments. His skill for crafting stand out sets attracted the attention of Pete Tong, who helped Andrea to make his Essential Mix debut with a set recorded live from Ushuaia. Meanwhile, his underground credentials have been further bolstered with his debut EP on Desolat, ‘Get Down’. Displaying a skill for creating tougher-edged tech to full effect, tracks from the EP were regularly heard being played out by high profile DJs, with label boss Loco Dice hammering ‘Elephant’ in particular. This was followed by a killer release on Hot Since 82´s “Knee Deep” imprint entitled “Scream” - a track that became a summer anthem and was credited as one of Pete Tong´s Essential new tunes as well as one of his top 10 tunes of 2016. And to finish off the year Andrea unleashed the mighty ‘Vermona’ on Cuttin Headz, another Ibiza anthem with label heads the Martinez Brothers keeping it on constant rotation at DC-10 and virtually every DJ on the circuit hammering it far and wide. 2017 shows no signs of slowing down for this Swiss Italian talent - releases are penned on Relief, Rejected, Kaluki, Snatch, Subliminal and 7Wallace throughout the year in addition to a debut Boiler Room session and key dates at clubs and festivals worldwide.