Nov 27, 2017 Arttu Närhi
John Acquaviva has made a name for himself across Europe and North America, commanding attention with his genre defining style. A talented and enthusiastic performer, John’s career burgeoned alongside the infamous Detroit techno scene in the 80’s. It was there where he met and worked with another DJ superstar, DJ Richie Hawtin.
The duo became known as a notorious team behind the turntables, but also in the boardroom! In 1990, they founded Plus8, the iconic Detroit based techno record label and an important company in the industry’s history. John has also been involved with music tech companies Final Scratch and Beatport, and has been a key player in digitalizing the industry. In the league of DJ’s, he has probably had the greatest impact on 21st century DJs’ performances.
Plus8 is known for its artists producing soulful, slow tempo techno with a funky twist. We can expect the night to be a good one with a finisher like John. The doors to the afterparty are open from 9pm onwards. John Acquaviva’s set begins on the Donna Summer Stage at 11:45pm, finishing after 01:30am.
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