Following a four-month search that began with over 9,000 applications from aspiring DJs the panel selected the 29-year-old from the eventual three finalists.
Lollino said: “To win a competition like BURN Residency is amazing. I learnt so much from the mentors, the other competitors and the whole experience. BURN Residency has really given me the help and support to become a better DJ and already given me lots of opportunities for the future!”
The Italian DJ went from sleeping in his music studio, to qualifying for the BURN Residency Bootcamp in May this year after impressing the judges and the audience with his 100% vinyl DJ set in the Italian Mix off.
Originally from Torino, Lollino has been DJing for eight years and as part of winning the competition, he has won a prize of €100,000 to help progress his DJing career.
He said: “I started mixing as an amateur when I was 16, inspired by a couple of turntables given to me by a former local DJ. I was so fascinated that I spent an entire year on them, trying to figure out how to use them.”
He was selected from 26 aspiring DJs, following an initial application process through to regional mix off events. The winners of each event were then selected to spend up to three weeks during June at ‘bootcamp in the world’s dance music capital, Ibiza.
During this time, the competitors attended lectures, workshops, technical master classes and participated in numerous production and performance challenges. Head Mentors have included high profile Ibiza figures such as Carl Cox, John Digweed and Dubfire with guest mentoring from the likes of five-time DJ Award winner Luciano and house music master Miguel Campbell.
Following the Bootcamp, three finalists were selected, Lollino, Mira Joo and Ayman Awad. The finalists then went on to complete a 10 week long Ibiza DJ Residency.
Previous BURN Residency winners have gone on to be signed.