Growing up in a musical family, John Vilotti was embedded with harmonic tendencies early on when he learned to play the piano as a kid. Mostly self-taught, he realized he was drawn to dark, melancholy sounds of classical composers and began writing and composing piano music of his own. As he grew older, his pursuits in music fell to the side with school and work becoming a priority. In his mid-twenties, he was exposed to techno, house & other forms of electronic music that re-ignited his urge to produce and be involved with music again. He quickly developed an obsession with the darker, melodic styles of house and techno with a nostalgic passion that took him back to the classical soundtrack of his childhood. To John, electronic music is just a modern version of classical music using the advent of technology. He believes both electronic and classical music can explore the full range of human emotions and in either context a single composition or track can enable a listener to go on a journey that other music styles fail to evoke. It is this acute musical understanding where he continues to pursue his passion for music.
Within just a few years, John has garnered attention from both the local scene and established veterans throughout Southern California’s electronic music community. He held down a monthly residency at Bourbon St. Bar & Grill’s ELEVATION event and is currently a resident at San Diego’s Tech-House & Techno event – TECHNICHE at Rich’s in Hillcrest. Along with key guest appearances at a growing number of venues and events, John Vilotti has become a modern conductor for electronic music’s new compositions.