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NUDE 003: Rocky Valente

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Rocky Valente is a charismatic whirlwind.

Raised on an African island, born in Lisbon, and based in Amsterdam, the DJ, Producer and Maxime 12 label owner deliver high octane techno sets. She is inspired by her diverse cultural background and passion for self-expression through music. Her powerful acid-spiked techno has galvanised festivals including Free Your Mind, Summerpark, Beachland, Dance Valley this year alone.

While her tracks have released on labels such as Outcode, Techno V, her own Maxime 12 imprint. The fresh and exciting talent has already shared stages with Boris Brejcha, Amelia Lens, Chris Liebing, Joris Voom, Kolsch, Stefano Noferini, UMEK and more.

In the studio, she crafts tracks for the dancefloor, infusing the same energy in her productions as her DJ sets. On stage, she creates a space for the crowd to express themselves and escape every day, as she does ‘The connection of certain moments in a techno set makes me feel alive…I live for that.’

Rocky Valente recently joined Pig&Dan’s ELEVATE family with her ‘Rebirth’ EP, which we premiered her ‘Background Story’. Today, she joins us on our new NUDE techno podcast as the third person following on from DYSART & A.S.H

Listen to the mix below.

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