DJ Activator aka Manuel Tessarollo was born in Bassano del Grappa (VI),Italy. His career as a DJ began in the summer of 1995, Early in his career he started as a resident DJ at J&J-Orbital(Fe),Italy. For the following 5 years Manuel performed as a special guest on some major events and clubs in the north east of Italy like: Fabula, Strauss Tour, Sonar, Under Construction, Energy Club, Ecu and Fuse.
At the end of 2000 Manuel decided to focus all his time and energy on what he loves to do best; producing his own music.He produced many tracks which were released under many different pseudonyms. When he first started producing he collaborated with his friend and collegue Roberto Fellini(Rishni) and after much success with him he decided to build his own studio called “Oldbridge” in Bassano del Grappa.
In December 2002, the artist name DJ Activator was born when Manuel sent 2 banging tracks to one of the Italy’s hottest labels called “Activa Records”(Edinet Publishing Group). At that time he needed an appropriate artist pseudonym for that label and the inspiration was immediate, what could be better than Activator?
At the moment DJ Activator is the A&R for Edinet and he’s planning all the releases of these labels:Activa, Explosive, Kattiva, Fuck off, Akustika, Dsl. Since the beginning of his production career he created a lot of famous aliases like: Outlaw, Prozact, Megaphone, Ultrasonic, Spy-Kore, Overdrive, Knockout, T-78, Manuel Es and of course Activator.
He was one of the originators from Italy who contributed making hardstyle famous in the world, due to his massive productions and powerfull DJ sets played in several big clubs around the globe such as Matrixx (NL), Metropolis(F), Oxa (CH),Bionic (UK),ZAK (D) etc.) and big hardstyle events like: Defqon1, Q-Base, Xqlusive, Hardbass, Decibel, Strike One and so many more.
Nowadays, DJ Activator is really satisfied with his job, but is still working hard everyday to make himself better and better to keep his sound underground and original as possible but mainstream at the same time. Overall his main purpose is to be loved by fans for his own music and spread it all around the world!