Roberto Mantovan is a physicist, runner, and music enthusiast. Under the pseudonym Robidat, he performs as a dj since 1991, date of purchase of his first vinyl (FUSE, plus8 #013). Since then, he never abandoned the turntables, djing in Italy and Europe with some good friends like Adriano Canzian, Wolfgang Flür (ex Kraftwerk), Daniel Meteo, …. Djsets from Robidat are ONLY VINYL, with a powerful mix of percussive techno, house, and oldschool acid sounds, without forgetting the most exciting novelties from the electronic music scene. Robidat establishes 51Beats “an electronic experience” in 2008, an independent label based in Milan, which is devoted to discover new talents in the electronic music scene. In 2010 Robidat compiles the 2CD “Gravity and Quantum Mechanics”, nominated in 2011 at “QWARTZ Electronic and New Music Awards 7” in the “best compilation” category. To celebrate the 15th years of 51Beats, Robidat compiles the 3rd episode of “Gravity and Quantum Mechanics”, which is available as a limited edition CD.



PODCASTS (older)


@Euphonics (London) “…51beats label boss Robidat with an energetic vinyl only mix. Since establishing a few years back, 51 Beats has quickly emerged as one of Italy’s most eclectic labels, and is just as likely to host discerning techno from The Analogue Cops as it is acid business from Acid Castello and more obscure beats from up-and-comers such as Tracya & Crayon Mortel.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: From Old School to High School #4 on TSINOSCHI BAR “Robidat, un dj vecchio modello che esce dall’ondata degli anni ’90, di quelli che ancora sanno interpretare al meglio la situazione che gli si pone di fronte e far proprio il dancefloor grazie a una valigetta ricca di dischi eccellenti, accuratamente selezionati senza trascurare nemmeno un B-Side.

MALINCòNIA reviewed by Rockerilla Marzo 2014 “..un’esplorazione intimista che va oltre anche il più estremo e futurista mixaggio beat su beat…” and discussed on: clongclongmooelektrobongsoundshivadrizz’s notes, Philipp Weigl blogwikibit

Intruders TV(PAris, FR)  interview

Robidat compiled the first 51beats compilation:“Gravity and Quantum Mechanics” (double CD) – also Reviewed on Rockerilla, The work has been nominated in 2011 at the QWARTZ ELECTRONIC AND NEW MUSIC AWARDS 7 (Under the Honorific Chairmanship of Alva Noto) | NOMINATION  AS  BEST COMPILATION | You can order the 2CD package here

July 2013 – Robidat in the Official ART Q Festival selection Board

2013-12-11 – Robidat @ META:DETROIT su “Leggo”

PROGETTO M.A.M.A: Metodologie Abilitanti per la MusicA

March 2014 Radio Latte e Miele

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