Stiv Hey (IT)

Born in Milan, Stiv Hey's passion for electronic music sparked while immersed in the Italian techno scene of his hometown. Having decided that this was where his future lay, Hey spent the next two years honing his production skills—studying sound design, audio engineering, and music theory—until he was prepared to release his first EP in 2012. That first EP, Walking, immediately received support from techno titans Dubfire and Marco Carola, while Hey's tracks "Squermus," "Shifted," and "Mindshake," would garner play from Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, and Adam Beyer, respectively. The time Hey spent mastering production had clearly paid-off, however he wasn't finished gaining an edge on the music industry yet. In 2013, Hey devoted himself to traveling through Europe, where he attended a number of parties and festivals within the electronic community. Using this experience to analyze the scene, Hey gained a better understanding of dance music, as well as the relationship between DJ and audience. In 2014, Hey took this knowledge and returned to the studio. That year, Hey signed two EPs with Dubfire's SCI+TEC imprint, and another on major German label, Trapez. Producing new material on a near-weekly basis, Hey decided to take his creativity to the island of Ibiza, where he spent the summer rapidly expanding his network and fan base. By 2015, Hey made his debut in the United States with an appearance at the Miami Music Conference. Still maintaining a strong presence in Europe, Hey went on to play a number of important venues in major cities, including a sold-out show at Plazma Club in Bulgaria, where Hey's performance earned him "Special Guest" status at the nightclub. Compounding his achievements, Hey closed-out a 7-hour show on Mauritius Island (where he received a 15-minute applause from the audience), executed his first China tour with astounding success, and completed his third India tour—altogether soaring his Asian profile. In 2017, Hey's mix for It's All About the Music (a live-stream curated by Music On and Ibiza Global Radio) featured Hey's punchy, melodic class of tech-groove sexy music and was extremely well-received. Relocating to Barcelona, Hey is currently developing a party brand series titled, "Memories," which European fans can be on the lookout for in Winter 2017.
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