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      25.09.2001 00:15
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      Mauro Picotto, best DJ in the world? Quite possibly. Most unknown top DJ? Certainly. It is a travesty that the name Mauro Picotto isn't up there with Judge Jules, Tall Paul and Seb Fontaine among todays youth. Anyone who likes House/Trance music should try to grab a Mauro Picotto album at your local music store. Picotto is the third best thing to come out of Italy behing Pizza and Pasta, he really is that good. Unlike some trance records which become repetitive halfway through due to the same tune, Picotto's tracks stay fresh. His magical style enbles Picotto to make some of the best dance tunes ever such as Komodo, Iguana, Lizard and new single Like This, Like That. If listening to these tunes does not attract you to trance then nothing will. As well as being a successful DJ, regular at God's Kitchen and all round superb music maker, Picotto also owns BXR records, one of the biggest record labels in the genre. Picotto manages to create tunes effortlessly and then spin them together resulting in an infectious track that can't fail to work its way into your blood stream. Picotto is one of the best DJs on the scene at the present time and is not to be missed. If you are thinking of buying one of his albums I recommend The Double Album which is his finest offerings so far packed into two Cds.

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        30.08.2001 00:27

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        Mauro Picotto, best DJ in the world? Quite possibly. Most unknown top DJ? Certainly. It is a travesty that the name Mauro Picotto isn't up there with Judge Jules, Tall Paul and Seb Fontaine among todays youth. Anyone who likes House/Trance music should try to grab a Mauro Picotto album at your local music store. Picotto is the third best thing to come out of Italy behing Pizza and Pasta, he really is that good. Unlike some trance records which become repetitive halfway through due to the same tune, Picotto's tracks stay fresh. His magical style enbles Picotto to make some of the best dance tunes ever such as Komodo, Iguana, Lizard and new single Like This, Like That. If listening to these tunes does not attract you to trance then nothing will. As well as being a successful DJ, regular at God's Kitchen and all round superb music maker, Picotto also owns BXR records, one of the biggest record labels in the genre. Picotto manages to create tunes effortlessly and then spin them together resulting in an infectious track that can't fail to work its way into your blood stream. Picotto is one of the best DJs on the scene at the present time and is not to be missed. If you are thinking of buying one of his albums I recommend The Double Album which is his finest offerings so far packed into two Cds.

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        22.08.2001 16:19
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        i has a green lixard his anme is pat postman pat as a cat cl d jess i had a gfilr friend called jess# she was nice ooo suit you sir fast show is good thats also has a jessie in it who u calling a jessie ya northern person i'll hit ya with my stick wha?!?!??? ? !? 1? ! ?!? i am nothern o yeah wa aye man like scousers i stela stuff buy buy o bye bye doh 75 words o k will this do?? ? ? obviously not whats this about again? o yeah his musak is pritty cool and cool

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          13.07.2001 00:28
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          Genius, a word synonymous with intellectuals, it is sometimes used to describe the talents of football players and the like. So genius would be a word rarely attributed to a DJ. Well Mauro Picotto is a genius. There is no other way of putting it; he is without a doubt one of the finest DJs the world has ever seen. Look beyond that scary face and the large orange classes, its all in the music. Mauro Picotto is better known as the Lizard man and for good reason. His really well known and famous tunes have been attributed with the names of lizards. These stunning tracks are namely Lizard, Iguana and the amazing Komodo or Save a Soul, as it is also known. Mauro Picotto originates from Torino, Italy, which makes him one of Italy’s finest DJs alongside Mario Pui'. Picotto is 34 years old and despite being recognised as a true great only quite recently, he has had a long career as a DJ. Among Picotto’s successes is the fact that he is the label manager of BXR records and probably the greatest producer of tunes that have been made in Media Records. He has one many awards including Best International DJ, Best Producer of music and radio hit of the year for Komodo, which, as it happens, I am listening to now and it is truly deserving of this award. Picotto has recently released The Double Album that contains all his own hits as well as a few future successes. Picotto’s music varies from track to track but is mainly classed as trance although there are definitely other beats throughout some tunes, which veer off to techno, house or even hardcore at times. The music manages to infuse through your head like no other and the rhythms and beats have a funny way of getting deep inside you. I have a few Mauro Picotto CD’s – Metamorphose is Mauro Picotto in the mix and does not include that many of his own tracks. The Double Album as mentioned earlier is a collection of all of Mauro’s be
          st tunes from Proximus to Komodo. I also have Proximus on a single with 7 different mixes so you could say I am addicted to his music. He also has a CD presenting Nukleuz but I do not have it. Right, so his music is great and he looks a little weird, just like every DJ then? No! If only I could include a music file in this op it would make things a lot easier. Ahh well, you’ll just have to do with me trying to convey some of his best tunes before you rush out and buy The Double Album. Komodo/Save a soul is perhaps Mauro’s best-known tune. It starts off fairly normally with a thumping beat. Then the high notes come in accompanied by a nice drumming. The speed is fairly slow for a trance track but it infuses you just the same. It is very relaxing then the voices come in singing their soft song. This is kind of unexpected for this sort of track. After the heavenly voices the tune builds up again in a crescendo of sound. The track changes from this point on and becomes quite enthralling. It really is a get up and dance tune and a great one at that. Proximus is a great tune in my opinion so much that I bought it on a single, which has no less than seven different mixes on it. This is a medley with Amedeas and is much more of a chillout song than the others but is still fairly upbeat and strong. The relaxing middle bit however has been used and abused for various TV adverts, which takes the shine off it for a while. Listen to it and you tend to picture the advert, which is not a very good one and can be annoying. Proximus quickly picks up the pace after this and storms right through to the end. Lizard is another good tune with a cool rhythm and some shouty “It’s coming to get ya!” words added in for a change. Lizard is faster than Komodo but isn’t quite as good despite the stunning synth’d tune that kicks in halfway through. A real crowd-pleaser is how this t
          rack could be described and that would not be far wrong. Iguana is my favourite Mauro Picotto track. I just can’t resist the deep synthesiser that provides the rhythm and everything seems to fit together perfectly. The voice over the music adds to the feeling and the whole track is fresh and jumpy. It speeds up and is added to by a really good noise now and again. The track is varied which stops it getting repetitive and at one point drops the beat altogether for something calmer. If you are into this type of music you have probably already heard of Picotto, if not go buy the album and spend some quality time listening to these tunes. They really are great, free from the usual repetitiveness of this music. Mauro Picotto is a really class DJ and if you want to catch him in action he is at God’s Kitchen, Global gathering towards the end on July with 75 other world class DJs, 6 arenas and 25000. It will be amazing.

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            20.05.2001 07:50

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            Mauro is a soaring up the DJ league tables and will soon be well known all over the world & the UK. - Advantages: Own unique style - Disadvantages: doesn't make enough tunes

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            29.03.2001 04:24
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            Now that I can use my computer I thought I’d share my views and feelings on the artist Mauro Picotto – one of the most promising DJs and producers to come from Italy so far. It may well be true that he hasn’t quite made as huge an impact in the UK, but already we’ve heard the masterpieces like Lizard, Komodo and the quite incredible Proximus! I’ve been downloading many songs from Napster, by Picotto, but this has only helped me to make decisions in actually buying the CDs from him, and various other artists that work with him. I don’t really now that much about Picotto himself, but all I can say is that the music he makes is some of the greatest I have ever listened to! I’ve got around 3 different CDs (either mixed, produced or associated with MP), which are available to buy from online stores – I found it very hard to locate any Mauro Picotto music in the likes of HMV, Virgin Mega-store and other offline retailers. I won’t bore you with details of the albums I have, but I’ll tell you about the best songs that he’s done! Mauro has worked with other DJs, including Mario Piu, and he’s remixed some Blank & Jones’, and many other artists. Ok, so some people think that dance or house music is boring, repetitive, and sometimes tuneless, but I can assure you that there have been some classics that Picotto has made. Lizard. One of the first tracks I heard by Picotto, and definitely one of the best – it’s on a lot of dance compilation CDs, but I’m sure you can find it on one of his own albums. Lizard us an excellent tune, a really atmospheric delight using some very impressive electrical sounding equipment – there’s some vocal inclusion; ‘it’s comin’ to get ya!’ and the build up to what must be the Lizard sounding effects – brilliant stuff. Kind of like an air choir sound. I love the way the music starts off, q
            uite ordinary then builds up to the main section. Brilliant sequencing on Lizard, as well as every other track! There’s lots of pitch bend, and a real heavy bass sound too. Not my personal favourite, but one of the most successful Mauro Picotto house/dance tunes, which adds certain uniqueness to the industry. Next! Ultimahora Ibiza. Another great track, with lots of great sounds, very rhythmic and excellent bass sounds. This music is really energetic, and very, very well produced! The song title is interesting, and has totally confused my spell check! Again, it’s about waiting for the best parts in the song, and you’ll find it going round in your head for a long time! This is a great Ibiza type song, I recommend you either download, or find it somewhere! It’s a bit on the repetitive side, but the beat is superb. Proximus. WOW! This has to be one of the best ‘songs’ I’ve heard this year, it certainly ranks in as one of the best dance tracks in my collection (although my collection isn’t that vast!). I reckon this has to be one of the best Picotto tunes around, and is equally as good as the likes of Komodo and Iguana! The music is so euphoric, and really makes you feel alive! The tune is amazing, and although it doesn’t last all that long, the vocals are superb. The start to Proximus is particularly impressive, and gives an indication that the rest of the song will be tuneful, not just your everyday standard dance track. My favourite song this year! I don’t know when it was out, but maybe it’ll be more popular soon! I urge you to track this one down. Komodo. Another ‘animal’ orientated tune, with more of that excellent air choir/popcorn sounding Komodo dragon effects! You’ll know what I mean if you hear it! Very fresh music, very lively and extremely good to listen to, Komodo is an absolute classic mix of atmospheric movement sounds – the sound effects
            really do help you visualize a Komodo walking, in time to the beat, across a kind of luscious tropical/desert type of place. Are there any Music DVD I can get? There are many versions of Komodo, and it’s proved extremely popular within the clubs, but you don’t here much of his music here yet do you? Lots of different versions - get the Picotto mix – it’s the best one. Iguana. A very long tune, with that familiar rhythm, - picture yourself as the Iguana running really fast in a very rhythmic way, occasionally stopping to catch it’s breath – the air choir sounding, breath noise popcorn type effects kind of show this perhaps? Anyway, there are many mixes of Iguana, some from Blank & Jones, and some from various artists. Again, the original is the best, lots of vocal inclusion, but I can’t really say what the words are! It sounds like someone is saying ‘Cactus rice’, but that doesn’t make much sense! Hey anyway, another classic tune that is an exemplary piece of dance music. Superb! Iguana is in stages as with all the others, but it’s more integrated in a way perhaps! Arabian Pleasure. Slightly different to the rest of his productions, but it’s very good nonetheless. I think it’s a joint effort with Mario Piu, and lasts a full 6 minutes (although it depends on which version you have), and sounds stunning on vinyl. It takes a while to get into it, but I like the overall feeling and energy from the song, lots of beat, but a little more subtle, it reminds me of the Desert, with loads of animals – like the Iguana, like the Lizard and Komodo – kind of like the introduction to all the songs. There’s a really good mix with vocals on it, but I’m currently listening to the non-vocal, more jumpy version! You may notice a didgeridoo sounding instrument as well as some very oriental, African kind of sounds – great kind of compilation! There have b
            een a lot more songs and tunes, and Mauro Picotto has and does work with a lot of other artists it seems, but there’s a definite something that makes his music stand out from the rest – there are many more great tracks including Underground, Pulsar, Save a Soul (Kind of the same as Komodo), Pegasus and Planet, as well as many joint efforts like Imperiale (Mario Piu combination also), and many others. Overall, I’d recommend the music to anyone whether you like house or dance music or not, because the songs are really quite impressive! I look forward to such classics like ‘Elephant or ‘Giraffe’, but really, it’d be good to here some more tunes! I think perhaps a ‘Gorilla’ could be interesting! Bug - get bug. Also get anything you can that has anything to do with the album Metamorphose - it's great! Excellent DJ and producer of music, and should be even more popular and well known in a couple of years, so keep an eye or ear out for some of the songs mentioned! I have to award 5 stars here! Here’s more than just a Lizard Man, but that’s a great name to have! Cheers D1A1

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              03.02.2001 01:12
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              I'm not the biggest fan of house music, but I have recently been listening out for Mauro Picotto - if you've heard anything by him then you'll know he is one of the most up and coming new DJ's in the music business and is about to, in my opinion, 'hit the big time'!! Born in Italy, Picotto seems to have taken a lot of ‘Mediterranean’ and African theme for his songs. I have just bought the superb ‘Nukleuz’ presents Mauro Picotto (which isn’t the one listed on Dooyoo.co.uk – it has a green cover) and I have to say that it is quite brilliant! A double album full of quality tunes like Komodo, Iguana, Pulsar, Underground and Save a Soul – my personal favourite! Although some of the tracks are very similar to one another there is a definite uniqueness to his music. I have managed to download some songs like ‘Arabian pleasure’ from Napster.com that particularly good (featuring Mario Piu) – excellent timing, superb rhythmic beat and an interesting didgeridoo sound! Brilliant vocals and very authentic instrumental combined with top-notch sequencing! Mauro Picotto’s songs are a refreshing change from the standard ‘thud, thud, thud’ that has become so commonplace lately! If you thought Norman Cook was good then get listening to Mauro Picotto – not because of any similarities, but because he is so much more experimental and produces far better music! If you have heard of Lizard, then you may well have forgotten about the artist who made it – Mauro of course! This, one of his most successful tunes to date is sub standard compared to his new stuff! Although the song did give him the reputation of ‘The Lizard Man’!! Here’s a list of all the tracks on this excellent CD ‘Nukleuz presentz… Mauro Picotto – The Lizard Man’ (it was released last July by the way and costs arou
              nd £16.99) 1. Save A Soul 2. The Dolphin 3. The Vision 4. Iguana 5. Make a Dream 6. Hypnobounce 7. Oasis 8. Something about U 9. See the light 10. Sparkless 11. Sturm Und Drang 12. I need your lovin’ (like the sunshine) 13. Tuareg 14. Imagine 15. Sweet Dream 16. Ultimahora Ibiza 17. Techno Harmony That’s just CD one! As you may have noticed from some of the song titles – not all of these are by Picotto, however he has either produced them, made them, mixed them or has had something to do with them! CD two is much more of the same, with the best tracks being Pegasus and Komodo. It seems he has a fascination with Lizards, but hey if it helps him to make great sound tunes then great!

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