For DJ and producer Ilario Alicante, all the recent successes come back down to one thing: he started as a clubber, still considers himself a clubber, and he will always maintain that vital link with the dancefloor. Ilario’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. His Living Near Africa EP struck a particular chord, finding its way into the record bags of Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin. Ilario’s bookings all over Europe, North and South America escalated, leading to the most significant achievement of his budding career: receiving invitation to join the celebrated ranks of Sven Vath’s Cocoon agency. Ilario Alicante is now the Cocoon Heroes’ rough diamond, and despite his youth he radiates positivity and a deep understanding of his craft during his appearances around the world at the most important clubs, events and festivals.