Valentino Kanzyani

Valentino Kanzyani

Slovenia born DJ/producer. Has worked solo and in collaboration with others, such as Umek with whom he founded Recycled Loops, they have closed the label in 2008. He is running his own label now Jesus Loved You.


As a founding father of Slovenian techno, Valentino Kanzyani has been involved in the country’s dance scene since the mid 1990s. A celebrated DJ first and foremost, Valentino built a solid reputation for himself whilst he was resident spinner of Ambasada Gavioli - Slovenia’s most famous electronic music club. His fame grew when he started spinning on three turntables as standard.

Joining forces with fellow countryman and techno champion Umek, Valentino saw his first release in 1999 under the moniker Recycled Loops. Due to the success of their joint EPs, Valentino Kanzyani and Umek set up Recycled Loops as a record label, which further helped establish Valentino as a major player in Eastern Europe’s techno scene. A number of world tours, festival appearances and big club gigs followed.

Whilst Valentino’s sound has evolved over the years, he is committed to protecting the art of the DJ with real integrity. Valentino set up his label Jesus Loved You in 2005, for instance, just as digital downloading was becoming the main dissemination channel for the music industry. Instead of joining the trend, Valentino decided to release his label’s music mainly on vinyl as a way to support the true original format of the DJ. And it is his love for vinyl that has seen him flourish today, to become one of most respected underground vinyl djs around.

Through 2012, Valentino released a series of Eps on Cadenza in the build up to his debut artist album ‘Love & Gratitude’. The latest EP as well as a continuous mixed cd which includes all tracks from the project was released in April 2013. The project showcases Valentino Kanzyani’s underground house vision and it also represents a new chapter in Valentino Kanzyani’s career – as part of Cadenza’s booking agency.

In the past few years he released several exciting projects like his “Love & Gratitude” Album on Cadenza, after that his track “Bobby on Drums” has been released on the m_nus MinMAX compilation.
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Valentino Kanzyani Discography Tracks


Valentino Kanzyani Love And Gratitude (Album) Cadenza Switzerland 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Valentino Kanzyani Under Pressure EP (EP) SuperBra Switzerland 2000 Sell This Version
Kanzyani* Why Not...E.P. (EP) Primevil UK 2000 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani First Level Completed E.P. (EP) Primate Recordings UK 2000 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani House Soul (Remixes) Intec Records UK 2001 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani House Soul EP (EP) Intec Records UK 2001 Sell This Version
Umek / Valentino Kanzyani Umek / Valentino Kanzyani - Volume One On One Torta UK 2002 Sell This Version
EAR 004 Valentino Kanzyani Pornorama(12", W/Lbl) Earresistible Musick EAR 004 Slovenia 2002 Sell This Version
Valentino* Flying Yoshitoshi Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani Learning How To Do It Consumer Recreation Slovenia 2004 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani La Sala Loca EP (EP) Recycled Loops UK 2004 Sell This Version
MN001 Valentino Kanzyani vs. Alexander Koning Valentino Kanzyani vs. Alexander Koning - Injection(12") Mad Nurse MN001 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
TR-029 Valentino Kanzyani Burros Eslovenos EP(12", EP) Tronic TR-029 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani Intecnique Album Sampler Intec Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani Warders Of Our Own Prison EP (EP) Intec Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani iPray Jesus Loved You Slovenia 2005 Sell This Version
INTEC51 Valentino Kanzyani Warders Of Our Own Prison EP(CDr, EP, Promo) Intec Records INTEC51 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani Paradox Hz Trax Slovenia 2006 Sell This Version
Valentino Kanzyani Seasons EP (EP) Vezotonik Slovenia 2007 Sell This Version
WOW7 Valentino Kanzyani & Marko Nastic* Valentino Kanzyani & Marko Nastic* - Twisted Movement / Unexpected Cure(12") WoW! Records (3) WOW7 France 2007 Sell This Version
CIRCLE015-6 Valentino Kanzyani Zvijaca(12") Circle Music CIRCLE015-6 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
JLY011 Valentino Kanzyani Nueva York Remixes EP(12", EP) Jesus Loved You JLY011 Slovenia 2008 Sell This Version
JLYLTD006 Valentino Kanzyani Prizmas & Boomerangs(File, MP3, Single, 320) Jesus Loved You JLYLTD006 Slovenia 2008
Valentino Kanzyani Kopa Blanka EP (EP) Recon Light Serbia 2009 Sell This Version
JLYSPE001 Valentino Kanzyani & Tomy DeClerque Valentino Kanzyani & Tomy DeClerque - 33 EP(12", EP) Jesus Loved You JLYSPE001 Slovenia 2009 Sell This Version


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January 29, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
He's definitely the man who never changes with his quality of music. He's still got that unique, elemental, linear building style of sound, just in a different way. No matter if we're talking about his edgy and pumping Techno, his raw sounds of Minimal, or his deeply psychedelic and tribal visions of Deep and Tech House, he's still a genius. His "Love & Gratitude" album is fairly the top of his work so far.

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