Alexander Robotnick aka Maurizio Dami is an Italian music producer. He makes his debut on the Italian music scene as the founding-member of Avida and releasing a 7''track "La bustina" published by Materiali Sonori in 1981. In 1983 he then attains international popularity under the pseudonym "Alexander Robotnick" and his track "Probl?mes d'amour", published first by the Italian label Materiali Sonori and then by Sire-Wea , becomes a "cult track" of dance music. He gains a reputation in the 80s as the creator of ambient music for special events and fashion exhibitions. He also composes sound-tracks for films and theater works and In 1987 he turns his interest to World Music.
n Summer 1995 he conceives and organises the I Ambient Music Festival in Florence at Anfiteatro delle Cascine.
In 1996 with Nazar Abdulla and Rashmi Bhatt he creates "The Third Planet" , a multi-ethnic band that blends traditional music from Kurdistan, Algeria and India with modern sounds.
From 1997 to 2001 Maurizio Dami develops several projects of innovative World Music.
With "The Third Planet" he produces 2 albums "Kurdistani" and "The Third Planet" published by CNI (Italy) and licenced by Blue Flame (Germany). The band gives numerous concerts in Italy whilst one of its tracks features in "Nirvana Lounge".
In 2000 he establishes a record label of his own, Hot Elephant Music, to give expression to the different experiences with music developed sofar in his artistic career. In the same period, in collaboration with his friend Ludus Pinsky (Lapo Lombardi) he explores new sounds and technologies, resulting in the production of Underwater Caf?. He also produces E.A.S.Y. vol1 (Elephants Are Sometimes Young).
In 2002 he turns back to the "Electro" style that so strongly and succesfully characterized his musical d?but and, on that wake, produces "Oh no...Robotnick" in collaboration with Max Durante and Teomad releases "Melt in Time", the third album by The Third Planet.
In April 2003 he can finally get hold of a professional lap-top and sets of to undertake DJing, an activity he had never considered before because Robotnick never liked vynil (but he does like audiocassettes a lot). His d?but as a DJ at Spartacus Club in Aix-En-Provence proves to be a success and it encourages him to do more DJing. As of June 2003 Robotnick has been djing in a number of clubs around Europe
Robotnick is getting into his 8th year of DJing. His DJ-Set now covers different styles of dance music. Beside Italo-Disco and New Wave from the 80s, he plays the most interesting tracks of contemporary electro-house and progressive-house.