I’ve been into music all my life, creating cassette mixtapes since I was a kid, as I loved to share my music tastes with friends, which also brought me to run a radio show for a couple of years at a pirate radio in Palermo, back in the ’80s. Back then, my DJ name was DJ Sonic.
In 2009, at a regional Burning Man festival, I put my hands on a Traktor console powered by Funktion Ones, and a new world opened up to me. I have been DJing live a lot since then, mostly at Burning Man festivals and gatherings, but also occasionally at clubs and private parties, adopting as a DJ name the “playa name” Burningmax, that I’ve been using since 2003, also for my other artistic ventures.
With a couple of exceptions, as I also use other monikers for “special projects”: Morphinauts and Agnixam.