One of the biggest DJs to emerge from his Italian homeland, Mauro Picotto has come a long way since growing up in a stonemasons family in the small town of Cavour. Picotto burst onto the dance scene nearly 15 years ago with ‘Lizard (Gonna Get You)’, a UK Top 30 that began a reptilian trilogy of hits, completed with ‘Iguana’ and ‘Komodo (Save a Soul)’. Since then he’s released more than 600 productions and sold more than six million tracks, as well as gigging some of the biggest festivals in the world, from Love Parade to Creamfields, and even the Winter Olympics in his homeland.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am, Thursday February 9. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).