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DT676 – Pagano


UK-based Italian Pagano has a pretty serious CV. Playing a blend of Tech House, Techno and Progressive with his own reworks and edits of classics in good measure, Pagano has crafted a niche for himself that helped him become one of the most successful DJs and Producers to come out of the London club scene during the last decade.

“In seemingly no time, Francesco Pagano aka DJ Pagano has emerged as one of Italy’s finest DJs. An accomplished hand in the studio and behind the decks, Pagano’s really hit his stride of late, with his releases featuring in no less than 5 Beatport charts at the same time. But Pagano is no overnight DJ sensation. A keen studier of sound, the man is obsessed with finding obscure gems and unique cuts and layering them together in his own inimitable manner”

Pagano’s impressive selection of releases supported by the biggest DJs in the business and years of DJ gigs at the most important straight venues and gay events in the world have helped bridge the gap between the two scenes.

Today, he begins our 2020 Podcast series, listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here and Download it here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
An energetic and Rave-y influenced set to make you sweat.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Boogaloo by Richard Cleber & Mintech always delivers on my dance-floors.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
The groove is the main act and ultimately this podcast reflects what I’ve recently been playing live.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
EGG in London on New Year’s Eve and the OFF London launch night.

What have you got coming up?
A new collaboration E.P. with Belgium Techno veterans Filterheadz and “Chapter #2” of my new event OFF London at The Steel Yard on February 8th featuring Severino from Horse Meat Disco and Glitterbox fame and my favourite lads ‘Tuff London’ who have been smashing it this past year with releases on Toolroom, Elrow Music and Relief among others.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
What are your thoughts on tardigrades? Do you think they can dance?

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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