Shows / Perspectives
Home City:Los Angeles & Chicago
Music Style:Deep House, Progressive House
Next Episode: Wednesday, May 21 2014 04:00PM EDT
Internationally acclaimed DJ, producer, radio host, and label owner Darin Epsilon is often referred to as a leader of the Progressive & Tech House scene. His Perspectives radio show and podcast, along with his frequent guest appearances on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio (siriusxm.com), allow him to reach tens of thousands of listeners on a regular basis. His SoundCloud page (soundcloud.com/darinepsilon) alone has over 400,000 total plays and receives a whopping 10,000 plays per month. He launched his record label Perspectives Digital (perspectivesdigital.com) in November 2010 as an extension of the brand, further solidifying his influence and presence within the global dance community. To top it all, he was named one of the winners in John Digweed & Beatport’s DJ Competition during the summer of 2011.
As a gifted student of music from an early age, former record shop employee, and former director of a college radio station, Darin draws inspiration from his nearly encyclopedic knowledge and genuine appreciation of electronic music. He cites a variety of important influences in the past decade, from the early Leftfield and Future Sound of London albums, to the iconic Global Underground compilation series, to the sweeping sounds of Paul Oakenfold circa 1999, to Sasha & Digweed’s mind-blowing Delta Heavy tour in 2002.
DUSTY KID (aka Paolo Alberto Lodde) was born in the first half of the decade of the 80’s. As a new “enfant prodige” he immediately showed his natural attitude for the variegated “music world”. At 10, after just one year of private lessons of the basic notions of piano and violin, he was admitted directly to the 6° year of the piano course in the conservatory of his native city. Following the accademic experience, his tasks moved gradually from the austere classical world to the electronic system, free from binds and traditional old-fashioned diktats. DUSTY KID started to manipulate synthesizers, samplers and sequencers, and he realized that one passion was growing and growing: the ardor for arranging and producing his own compositions. He released his first single “I Found A Reason” at 19 on the English label Lowered Recordings, and then he produced various singles and remixes for Mutiny UK, Robbie Rivera and Trinity Hi-Fi. The first official single under the aegis of the pseudonym DUSTY KID was “The Summer of Love”.
But it’s during 2004 that Dusty Kid creates the project Duoteque with DJ Andrea Ferlin and releases numerous EPs on Boxer Recordings and the tracks were immediately included in the DJ sets of some of the most important names, like Richie Hawtin, Tiefschwarz, Ricardo Villalobos, Domenic Eulberg, Sven Vath and Magda.
After the Duoteque experience Paolo decides to take his own way and to release his own productions as DUSTY KID.
Perspectives - April 2014 - Dusty Kid
- Big Strick - Armed & Dangerous - [7 Days Entertainment US]
- Byetone - Opal - [Raster-Noton]
- Johannes Heil - Calling Pt. 1 - [Kanzleramt]
- Melchior Productions Ltd presents Family Of Love - Soon - [Aspect Music]
- Minilogue - Endlessness - [Make A Beautiful Corps]
- Erika - Early Warning Starfield (Donato Dozzy Spiral Synthi Mix) - [Interdimensional Transmissions]
- Steffi - Attacke - [Bleep]
- Oasis - Oasis Seven - [FXHE Records]
- Actress - Caves Of Paradise - [Honest Jons Records]
- Dusty Kid - Escape - [Isolade]
- Dusty Kid - Kore (Vedana) - [Boxer Recordings]
- Gez Varley presents Tony Montana - Political Prisoner - [Studio !K7]
- Mike Parker - Reduction - [Geophone]
- Kangding Ray - Wars - [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
- Rone - Parade - [Infin�]
- Dusty Kid - This Hug - [Boxer Recordings]
Perspectives - April 2014 - Darin Epsilon
- Worakls - Flocon de Neige (Original Mix) - [Hungry Music]
- The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Navitas Bootleg)
- Eelke Kleijn - A Tale Of Two Lovers (Original Mix) - [Eskimo]
- Guy Gerber & Dixon - No Distance (Original Mix) - [Rumors]
- Teddy Sambuki - De Mars A Venus (A Ldric Remix) - [Miocene]
- Planet Of Sound - We Are Together (Jody Wisternoff Remix) - [Armada]
- Nick Devon - Walking Man (Original Mix) - [Union Jack]
- Booka Shade feat. Fritz Kalkbrenner - Crossing Borders (Club Mix) - [Blaufield]
- Dorsia - Ghana (HNNY Remix) - [LOFT Records]
- Wanklemut feat. John LaMonica - Wasted So Much Time (Kolsch Remix / DE Edit) - [Poesie Musik]
- Deep Dish - Quincy (Original Mix) - [Virgin]
- Ida Engberg - Devil Dance (Original Mix) - [Crosstown Rebels]
- Sahar Z & Chicola - All Dat Funk (Original Mix) - [Sudbeat]
- Sam Ball - Jack Daw (Original Mix) - [Form]