Half-Italian Maurizio „Mauro“ Schmitz who was born in Bonn (Germany) discovered his passion for electronic music in the early nineties. After developing his DJ skills in 1996 he was asked to be resident DJ at the afterhours of „Labor“-Club in Munich and just a few months later he had numerous gigs all over Germany plus various residencies in his hometown Bonn. From 1999-2007 he lived in Hamburg where he was resident DJ at „FrequenzBerater“, one of the most famous event series in the north of Germany, presenting international DJs within a high-level production.
Maurizio runs his own monthly club night since 7 years, called „mauromusica“ in Bonn and actually is working for the brand „Cocoon“ in Frankfurt, where he combines his DJ life with a regular day job. Cocoon’s platform pushed Maurizio to an international level by being frequently booked as support act for Sven Väth as well as for official „Cocoon“-events. He released his own mix compilation „timemachine vol.1“ and co-produced some tracks that have been released on „liebe*detail rec.“, as well as he released under the project name „Topcats“ on „Yellow Tail Records“. Maurizio prefers to play long sets to present his „open vision of electronic dance music“: Starting a night with ambient and deeper house tracks, his selection also includes minimal techno and pure peak-time tracks later at night. Generally, his style could be described as some kind of „psychedelic house music“ with timeless character…