MANIPOLATO (aka Latino Pellegrini) is a DJ/Producer, musician and the founder of Defora Records. Active as a DJ since the late 90's in the New York club scene, he was also the founder member of the lower east side crew "A65" with Greg Oreck (Thugfucker). Manipolato's first EP Medications was released on vinyl by Red Menace Records in 2003, with a dope remix by Gus Gus. His discography is also filled with collaborations under various names (So Not/Sombre/Bassline Junkies/DZ Love/Filer) and remixes for artist such as Elisa, AlleyO with Anna Cavazos, Ricky Leo, MÖRRIS & SÖMMER, DZ Love and Sound Shapes. Behind the decks Manipolato delivers a unique blend of Techno, Deep House, Tech House and Old School Grooves. Currently based in Milan, Manipolato is an active figure in the local club scene (A Dose of/Telescope/65MQ/ODD/Port Royal/Scream Kollektiv/Naked Mind/Mood) as he continues to produce and to perform in clubs worldwide.