June 30th JOHN ACQUAVIVA at @infrarougebeijing Save the Date China - Beijing #johnacquaviva#techno#housemusic - Pioneer of Electronic Music - Techno Music - House Music / Founder with Richie Hawtin the emblematic Berlin Techno label PLUS8 & Definitive Recordings, one of the Founders of Beatport will be in BEIJING at InfraRouge Beijing dont miss it!!! As a quick refresher course, John Acquaviva began his international career in 1989 with Richie Hawtin by founding one of the world's best known and influential techno labels, Plus 8 Records. In 1993, Acquaviva and Hawtin also founded Definitive Recordings and the label is now celebrating 15 years of legendary club and underground anthems. An acknowledged pioneer of new music and ideas, John was one of the first people to take notice and embrace electronic music’s digital future at the dawn of 2000 by championing Final Scratch. And following that success, John took another enormous step to help launch Beatport.com.
His international career has spanned 2 decades now, having DJ’d professionally for almost another decade before that. Throughout thousands of parties millions of people have heard him play and continue to keep him in demand. Get in line or get on the guest-list if you can, and get into the sound and vision of a new generation.
2018 has been - in a word - turbulent. But, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I wouldn’t be still standing if it weren’t for you, Dad. You taught me that when things get tough, it’s more important than ever to keep your head down and put your nose to the grindstone. You taught me that life’s difficult moments will ALWAYS pass; they may pass like a kidney stone (or in my case, a few incisions) but they will pass. Thank you for being in my life. Thank you for the time we had together. Thank you for teaching me to be a man, to live selflessly, and to love unconditionally. Thank you for supporting all of my endeavors, from music to DJing to photography to track and beyond. Thank you for being you, and thank you for loving me. I miss you more every day, but I hope I am making you proud. I love you forever. (Photo: Speculator, NY 2011. My favorite picture I’ve ever taken of all time. Featured in ”Labyrinth,” Fordham Prep’s literary magazine, spring 2012 volume IV)