A fixture in Italy’s electronic music and nightlife scene, Protopapa was born in Salento, came of age in Bologna, then moved to Milan, where he still resides. A sonic sponge who absorbs tracks from all genres and puts them together to create the perfect atmosphere, he trained as a B2B DJ with friends then evolved to warming up for today’s icons like Azari & III, Nicolas Jaar, Tom Trago, Bottin, Planningtorock, Miss Kittin, Siriusmo, Nathan Fake, and many more.
Protopapa has worked for fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Frankie Morello, Marco De Vincenzo, YSL, Tommy Hilfiger, and Sergio Rossi designing sounds for fashion shows and DJing at official Milan Fashion Week events. He’s also guested at Paris Fashion Week, DJing at Silencio and Glass Pigalle for official after-parties. Recently he was invited to play in Berlin at Griessmuehle with Slow Motion Record & Oscillator djs after Ivan Smagghe & Leo Young sets.