Vikthor is a hotly tipped techno DJ hailing from Italy’s Naples region and whose talent was spotted early by Carl Cox.
His energetic style of driving techno fuses dark and intense atmosphere with pounding percussion and captivating synth lines.
After first making a name for himself on the Italian club scene, he quickly became known for his invigorating DJ sets at many of Italy’s most important clubs.
Following a natural progression towards making his own music, Vikthor’s first official release came via Eric Powell’s Bush Records, and shortly followed by an EP on The YellowHead’s Reload, they were the first of his many hits. This success has led him to pick up support by many of techno’s most influential DJs including Spektre, Popof, Sian, 2000 and One, Ramiro Lopez, Arjun Vagale, Fatima Hajji, Marco Bailey, Pan-Pot and Adam Beyer.
His career took a major boost following the success of the track “Twilo” by Elio Riso, as it was rated as one of the top tracks of 2018, and Carl Cox used it to open his set at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Carl Cox fell in love with the remix, and being a veteran of the industry with an ear for talent, he could tell instantly that Vikthor was something special. This led to Carl labelling Vikthor as one of the next generation of techno stars, and signed him to his label Intec.
After the success of releasing on Intec, Vikthor’s career has continued to snowball and pick up momentum at an astonishing pace. His collaborative track with Elio Riso called “Soul & Trip” was remixed by Carl Cox and DJ Mag labelled it as one of 2020’s best tracks. In the same year he also made his return to Bush Records, and released his debut album Low Profile.
Not taking his foot off the gas, he has started 2021 with a bang and joined forces with Spain’s Oscar Aguilera for a four-track collaborative release on Monika Kruse’s iconic label Terminal M.
Continuing his meteoric rise, in May 2021 he also launched his own label VKT, which is a platform for him to release his own tracks, but also provide a platform for likeminded others who Vikthor has been supporting in his DJ sets.
One of the most exciting young talents in techno, it seems clear he is living up to the prophecy of Carl Cox to become a future techno ruler for the next generation.