Decoded Magazine presents Mirko Di Florio

This is what feels the Italian Dj/Producer Mirko Di Florio. Born In Italy he realised since he was very young that there was something special between music and him, in fact he started to play the piano at the early age of 4 years. Growing up he got closed to the house music world and quickly he played in local Clubs having always more success. But playing wasn’t enough for him, he wanted to make his own music. With his knowledge of piano wasn’t so hard to make his first track and after some time he developed a collaboration with Matt Tolfrey.

In 2013 he released his first track “Feet” on Leftroom Records and in 2014 he released “The Return” on the most important release of the label “The Extended Family part 3”. 2015 has been very busy for Mirko, he enjoyed some cool festival like Sonar, where he played for “Ten years Of Leftroom” but most important is the collaboration with Darius Syrossian for DO NOT SLEEP IBIZA that saw him playing alongside Darius, Sante and Sidney at VISTA CLUB and SPACE IBIZA. Also he find the right sound for Hector Couto’s label Roush and he released a strong Ep called “HEAD UP” that is supported by some big DJ’s like Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Carl Cox, Richy Ahmed, wAFF, Patrick Topping, Cuartero, Darius Syrossian, Nathan Barato, Pirupa, Leon, Nice7 just to say someone. He also released “Run The Ride” on his friends Pirupa, Leon and Nice7 label D-Floor and in september his new ep “THAT PLACE” on the Amnesia dj’s Mar-t and Luca Donzelli’s label WOW!

By the end of 2015 Mirko joined Too Long Crew and got a new residency in Milan, also he has been involved in a UK tour that saw him playin at Rainbow venues, Lightbox, South. In the end he started also a new collaboration with Milan club Amnesia. 2016 has seen Mirko touring around Europe and playing in some of the best clubs like Space Ibiza, Rainbow Venues in Birmingham, Loop Newcastle and playing at some festivals like Sonar and Hu1. He also joined Do Not Sleep Crew in Ibiza for the second season at Space. 2017 started very well for Mirko who signed a big Ep “ COCO CLUB” on the mighty Lee Foss’ label , Repopulate Mars, which is having great support from most of greatest Dj’s like Jamie Jones, Patrick Topping, Leon, Richy Ahmed, Steve Lawler and more.

Mirko talks about his mix

“In the mix I did for the Decoded Mag I tried to send positive vibrations and happiness to people. I used some of the tracks I love, moving to different genres, from tech house, acid house to classic house. I also used some unreleased tunes from artists I think deserve attention like Ben Hensley, Unknown7, Marco Anzalone and some unreleased tracks of my own including my latest release “Electric Brain” with Jamie Jones on Emerald City Music.”

He reflected on his time like so many of us in isolotaion and his home country of Ital

“Facing the quarantine it’s not an easy thing, especially here in Italy where we are completely in lockdown with the permission to go out strictly for necessary reasons. Anyway we can use this time to develop our skills, to learn something we always wanted to know. In my case I’m producing a different style of music and improving my cooking skills. Technology also helps us not to be alone, it’s very easy to keep close to our beloved, I know it’s not like going out with friends but at least it is not complete isolation. By the way we should also think to help people who is living in harder times than us, we are facing a bad situation but we are lucky compared to who face war or poorness each day of their life”


Damion Pell
About the Author

Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.