Gatto Matto has been a DJ since 2004, though he is first and foremost an avid dancer and lover of music. He had the privilege of joining the legendary Green Sector collective in early 2005. Since then he has become an accomplished and multi-faceted psy and progressive DJ who can play any time slot day or night, though he specializes in transforming twilight into sunrise. Since 2007 he has been a resident DJ and organizer of Synchronize, the renowned San Francisco club that has the honor of being the longest running weekly psy event in the country. In 2009 he joined the Space Elevator team to bring a psy stage back to Burning Man.
Gatto discovered psychedelic trance first at the Burning Man festival in 2001 and began attending underground psy parties in Los Angeles the following year. After the many ecstatic and transformational experiences he had while dancing to LA’s psy DJs and international acts coming through town, he decided to become a DJ himself with the intention of creating similar kinds of experiences for others. He has an extensive collection of music, a very keen ear for track selection, top notch ability to mix music together harmonically, structurally and emotionally, and an intuitive sense of how to weave a story together across different styles. His gigs cover a lot of terrain including black rock desert, the mojave, the mountains of California, various beach and outdoor locations, underground and club events, and has played abroad in Mexico, Europe and central Asia.