The name, "Ninu Nina" stems from the alien language spoken by Robin Williams in "Mork & Mindy" ( a popular 1970's comedy show).

Deep Dark and Mac

Originally  from Milan, Italy, Federico Maccherone- a record label founder and DJ moved to NY to work for Spike Lee and his advertising agency: Spike DDB. With a background in advertising he quickly found a niche creating campaigns  and managing artists in the music industry. He was exposed to the music biz early on when as a teen he encouraged his friend Dodo Martino ( co owner of Digital Lovers) to dj. It wasn't until he discovered the NY techno scene where he finally found a place he could play and hang with like minded individuals with the same love of music. MAC was born there, in the environment where music comes first and love blends in. MAC finally had the chances to express himself through his music with a unique deep and groovy sound giving clear evidence of his love for what he does. Here is a special  summer mix for our Ninu Nina audience-  http://soundcloud.com/mac-dlr/mac-summertime-mix

Greatest inspirations or influences?

  • Larry Levan,
  • Moodyman,
  • Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts,
  • dOP,
  • Soul Clap,
  • and Seth Troxler

Favorite labels?

  • Liebe Detail, Supplement Facts, Dial,
  • Oslo, Spectral Sound and
  • Double Standard Records, Crosstown Rebels

Best collaborations so far?


YMEE and Collaborating with Francesco Leali who will be moving to NY this summer for the Clockwork launch. We like to consider it as a suave journey exploring the deep and darker music scene movement that surrounds us, collaborating with some extremely talented musicians and working with new and revolutionizing labels. More info to come, so stay tuned!

Favorite tracks for the summer?

Art Department “without you”

Plans for the summer?

I am collaborating with Francesco Leali and Digital Lovers Records for the Clockwork project here in New York, spinning at some awesome parties and working hard to finalize and release the new and first EP for Clockwork.

Favorite venues in NY?

Loft and rooftop parties ; therefore, Blkmarket and ReSolute

Upcoming talent, other dj's/producers we should hear about?


Memorable event/ party so far?

I believe that there’s always a better party tomorrow!

Favorite websites/blogs?

Teknocolor Dream Independence Weekend

Pingg's Designer Series