FunctieDJ, producer
Born in Tricase (Lecce), in the deep south of Italy. Even as a child, he was always listening to diverse types of music: rap, classical, reggae, dub, and 60's rock and roll. Hailing from this small village, he and his friends created a little musical world onto themselves,
spending almost every day playing records in his basement and at private parties.

Upon moving to Milan to study in 1997, Massi embarked on an academic career, eventually earning his diploma in theater-dance and choreography at the Scuola d' Arte Drammatica 'Paolo Grassi" in 2001. All the while, he was discovering the fashionable and alternative city's club scene, his imagination captured by experimental electronic music such as Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Autechre, and Mira Calix. Naturally, these avant-garde sounds eventually found their way into Massi's original choreography.

After school, it was off to the Europe's underground capital of Berlin. Massi continued his studies in contemporary dance here, but also participated in the explosive techno nightlife, particularly at the now-legendary Ostgut. Massi's interest in electronic music was peaking and in 2003, he began pursuing DJing with a passion.

He has been spinning at some of the most popular underground venues in town and in Germany, such as Club 103, SO36, Week-End, Maria, Cookies, NBI, Tape club, Berghain/Panorama Bar, Schwutz, Tresor, Wilde Renate, About Blank, Paloma bar, Möbel olfe, Robert Johnson (Frankfurt) as well as abroad in France, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, UK, Sweden, Norway, Israel, etc..

Massi describes his style as an eclectic mix of house and disco. One might call it current, yet classic.

DJing has since led to production and today Massi has let his obsession with analog synths run wild. You can usually find him holed up in his apartment studio working on his latest productions. But he's not always alone. Massi has since been collaborating with luminaries around town such as Gui.Tar, Snax, Lemercier and the Lala by, Molly Nilsson, Daniel Wang and Discodromo. The two members of Gui.Tar and Massi have merged to form [sic!], and they have completed a new e.p.
Since november 2010 he's also been collaborating with the brasilian Rotciv and together they started a new project called "The Rimshooters".
Together with Jules Etienne, Massi also released a new ep on Apersonal Music, under the name of the Egyptian Nipples (May 2013).
Last but not least, together with nd_baumecker, the new dj-team Drei Fragezeichen is born.
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Laatste optreden was op zaterdag 6 april 2019: Klubnacht, Berghain, Berlijn
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