International DJ, charting producer, in-demand remixer and Beatport Music Awards nominee Olivier Giacomotto is a proven player in the electronic music scene. He first got into production in 1999 working as a production assistant at Townhouse Studios in London, later relocating back to France with enough experience to start a career as a music composer.
Since then, Olivier has found his path in techno, house, electro, tech-house and deep house, releasing on acclaimed labels such as Suara, Get Physical, Noir Music, Definitive Recordings, Plus 8, Great Stuff and Knee Deep In Sound and collaborating with dance heavyweights such as John Acquaviva, Kiko Umek and Popof.
Outside of the studio Oliver, is known for his exhilarating DJ performances that combine a heavy dose of groove and funk and, has had the pleasure of headlining some of the world’s most iconic venues and events such as; Privilege (ES), Rex Club (FR), Ministry of Sound (UK), Womb (JP), Fabrik (ES), Pacha (BR), Fusion Festival (DE), Weekend (DE), X2 (ID), Zona (RU), Sensation White (CO) plus many more.
Alongside his partner John Acquaviva, Olivier currently co-runs independent label Definitive Recordings. Launched originally in 1991 by John Acquaviva, Richie Hawtin and Karl Kowalski, Definitive represented the housier side of the electronic empire that Hawtin and Acquaviva started with Plus 8 Records in 1990, and after a brief hiatus, John Acquaviva re-launched Definitive in 2005 with Olivier as his main artist and partner, seeking and presenting the latest emerging sounds and talent to the world via a reputable, consistent, and trust-worthy platform.
As well as boasting a number of excellent releases under his own name, Olivier has composed several songs for mainstream artists and regularly sells tracks to appear on top-selling video games and Hollywood box office movies. In 2016, Olivier composed the soundtrack to his first full length feature film – the award-winning horror movie ‘The Red Man‘ – further highlighting his adaptability and raw talent for music production.
This achievement combined with a relentless work ethic for touring has meant 2016 was one of Olivier’s most active and successful years to date. He performed more than 80 shows at clubs such as Ministry Of Sound (UK), Magdalena (DE) and Rex Club (FR) and continued to put out a number of top-quality releases, including an EP and several remixes under the alias of Cold Miles – a collaborate venture featuring Kiko. Releases on Definitive, Suara, Get Physical, Tronic and Noir were all met with the same praise, with the latter releasing, ‘Reste’, a track which reached the Top 7 in Beatport’s Overall chart.
With a number of high-profile forthcoming releases on labels such as Suara, Noir Music and Toolroom, 2017 looks set to be another big year for the ever-ambitious Olivier Giacomotto.
06/05/17 C U NXT SAT @ The Grand Factory (Beirut, Lebanon)
07/05/17 Marvellous (Paris, France)
13/05/17 Ethics (Austin, US)
24/06/17 Primary (Chicago, US)
01/07/17 Garorock Festival (Marmade, France)
08/07/17 Unterholtz Festival (Pforzheim, Germany)
13/07/17 5uinto (Asa Sul, Brazil)
14/07/17 Sacadura 154 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
15/07/17 Playground Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
05/08/17 Belvedere Club (Santa Catarina, Brazil)
11/08/17 Motel Kamenec (Kaluza, Slovakia)