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DT791 – Dillon Marinez


San Diego born and raised DJ/Producer, Dillon Marinez, today releases his latest EP ‘Wormhole’, out now on Dirtybird.

Curated by Claude VonStroke, the compelling two-track project presents a dynamic soundscape showcasing the sonic duality of one of Dirtybird’s newest rising stars. The chaotic, high-energy sound of its titular track ‘Wormhole’ is instantly mesmerizing, while its companion ‘Facelift’ is a deep, rolling burner.

Regarding the EP, Dillon Marinez said, “My first [Dirtybird] Campout inspired both tracks. Claude’s set especially was full of some thick stabby bass which was right up my alley. This sound gave me an idea for each lead and the rest flowed naturally.”

Releasing music on Dirtybird marks a full-circle moment for Dillon, as he has previously named Dirtybird’s artists Justin Martin and Shiba San as major sources of inspiration for his music.

Today, he joins us on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Dedication to Dirtybird’s sound and it’s influence on my style.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Way Back – dark techno with a growling lead.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I added a few originals and overlapped them with other Dirtybird artists’ tracks. The DB sound is the common ground and meshes well to me.

Tell us about your next EP?
Wormhole, the title track, is a crowd shocker. To me it’s a good reset but keeps the crowd moving and on their feet. Facelift is a roller that actually started as a bass solo/jam on my keyboard.

What have you got coming up? 
I have a release coming out on Space Yacht in June. It’s part of a compilation, Tech House Vol 4.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
If you’re a creator, just have fun and enjoy what you do. Comparison is the thief of joy.


L.O.O.P. – I Wish
Claude Vonstroke – Eye I Eye
Mindchatter – Language (Walker & Royce remix)
Green Velvet – Thoughts (Rebuke Remix)
Steve Darko – Way Back
Dillon Marinez – Get It
Dillon Marinez – What You Say
Busta Rhymes – Harder (Shermanology Remix)
Steve Darko – Whistle Work
Dillon Marinez – Wormhole
Dillon Marinez – Facelift
Robin M – Love Story

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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