This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix!
In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you to and put you in touch with music whizzes, featuring their selections, collections and picks from all around the globe.
Be “Safe & Sounds” and wash your hands!
“I’ve been locked into my room last pair of weeks (yes in Italy lockdown started 2 weeks ago already) trying to put all the thoughts have been passing by my head into a set, it hasn’t been easy at all but finally i found my way for it and here it is a set a darker than my usual with a little message of hope for you all out there at the end of it”
Passionate listener of Mediterranean music, Alberto Ciotta alias Al-Jive Mestizo, approaches the art of djing around the mid-eighties.
During a long trip in South America discovers cumbia and the growing scene of Andean-Tropical electronics. Coming back, immediately takes part in the first edition of the Townlands Carnival Festival (Cork), in the summer of 2015 the alias Al-Jive mestizo was born.
His musical selections are constantly changing over the years but always maintaining world sounds influence while supporting solidal and environmental awareness. His musical proposal today is an eclectic mix of underground global sounds whose rhythms range from those ambient, chillout and downtempo to those faster aimed at a dancefloor audience.
“If there is anyone in the world today who wants to put up walls to divide people, there are also those who, like Al-Jive mestizo, want to tear them down with his musical proposal”
Festival guest at: Electric picnic (IRL), Body & Soul (IRL), Freekuency (P), Fora de Tempo (P), Festival International d’Art de Rue d’aurillac (F), Dox’Art (F), Goulash Disko (HR), Taka Tuka (H), 3000Grad (D), Sa Terza Metari (I), Wao (I). He has played alongside such artists like Rafael Aragon, Miret, JPatterson, Cigarra, Birdzzie, Venga Venga, Moonanaga, Kyem and many others.