The journey of Andrea Oliva from his initial introduction to dance music to becoming a fast rising DJ talent is an organic one. From first hearing the sounds he would grow to love as a 13 year old, to taking this and learning to DJ at 16, to then working in a record store and building a collection of the most upfront promos and white labels from Europe and beyond, to soon securing bookings at Switzerland’s top clubs – leading to residencies at Terminus and Pravda that ultimately led him to the front door of Cadenza Records and a pivotal residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza for ANTS.
Andrea’s passion for music also saw him team up at an early age with local club kid and owner of Basel’s Nordstern – Agi Isaku – a connection that he has maintained through to this very day. They went on to throw sold-out ‘Banditz’ parties across Switzerland and the reputation of both these and Andrea’s legendary all night DJ sets soon took him across the continent and all the way to Ibiza when he was first invited to DJ at Space. It was here also that he debuted his first release in 2004 on Swedish imprint Joia Records and, as he began to forge his own sound, he started releasing tracks on Viva Music, Saved Records, Be As One, Hideout, and Cadenza.
His production reputation began to build as did his studio and the support for his music. In 2012, releases included his ‘Click Off’ EP (Cadenza) and ‘Scene&rsquo