John Lui

Catania artist Marco Pettinato, aka John Lui, began his career as a musician/producer forming the band “We Love Mamas” in 2009. After a year of playing concerts throughout Sicily, “We Love Mamas” won the Heineken Jammin Festival contest as an emerging band. With his band, John Lui also had the honour of performing as the opening act for renowned artists such as NERD, Black Eyed Peas, Cypress Hill and Massive Attack. From there, John fully immersed himself in the music scene after opening Durbrum, his recording studio and playing as the guitarist for X-Factor Italy. In 2017, John worked closely with Roy Paci of Aretuska, producing his latest album “Valelapena”, with Dani Castelaar (Paolo Nutini’s music producer). In 2019, after connecting with KEO Communication, John played a Lo-fi Hop Hop show, sampling of the 70s-80s-90s video games at the Etna Comics International Festival. During COVID-19 quarantine, the idea of Lo-filez, his most recent album project was born. Through John’s collaboration with KEO Communication, he released “Lo-filez Vol 1", in July 2020 and “Lo-filez Vol 2” in January 2021 with High Scream Records. John’s background is built on the foundation of curiosity, passion, and the desire to understand new aspects of music and the video game world. For him, video games are the “most complete form of art of our times”. 4 dimensions of alternative reality, where the fourth is precisely the possibility of choosing and independently decide what the “journey” will be. All this builds the base for the artistic experience that arises from John Lui’s projects to be as subjective as possible. And for this always authentic...


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