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PAGANO

PAGANO
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PAGANO is one of my favourite DJs and Producers in the world and it is my absolute pleasure to welcome him to our Extra Dirty dance floor at our Mardi Gras weekend event on Sunday 3rd of March. 
 
BIO /

Emerging from the vibrant soundscapes of Italy and now based in the UK, Pagano has solidified his reputation for seamlessly fusing house and techno, adding his unique spin on iconic classics.

DJ Mag UK rightfully boasts, "Pagano has emerged as one of Italy's finest DJs. An accomplished hand in the studio and behind the decks... 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."

Over the years, his magnetic talent has garnered a series of high-profile DJ residencies at world-renowned clubs, including London's EGG and the iconic TRADE. His sets have echoed the halls of prestigious venues such as Amnesia, Ministry of Sound, Fabric, The Brooklyn Mirage (NYC), Space (Miami), Razzmatazz (Barcelona), Kitkat (Berlin), Paradiso (Amsterdam), and many more, sharing the stage with luminaries including Nina Kraviz, Nichole Moudaber, Christian Smith, Monika Kruse, Boris from Berghain, Mark Knight, Kaiserdisco, Coyu, Chus & Ceballos, Dennis Ferrer, Horse Meat Disco, Joey Negro to name a few. Pagano is also widely recognised as one of the main forces bringing a more sophisticated and underground sound to the mainstream LGBTQ+ scene. He has played at every major circuit party and queer club around the world: from Barcelona’s Circuit Festival to Amsterdam’s Rapido, from Brussels’ La Demence to Berlin’s Revolver / B:East in Europe, from NYC’s Alegria to White Party Palms Spring in the US, from The Week in Brazil to FFF in Tel Aviv, from massive bear club XXL to queer event Little Gay Brother in London.

With its mention by Mixmag as one of the "25 parties that changed dance music forever", the legacy of Trade intertwines deeply with Pagano's journey. A loyal resident DJ since its days at Turnmills, Pagano was one of the chosen few to grace the decks during Trade's legendary farewell event in 2008. His association grew stronger, continuing to play sold-out Trade parties across London and culminating in 2012 when he curated the coveted "Trade: The Dark Side" compilation. This ensemble peaked at #1 on the Beatport Releases chart.

Beyond his undeniable prowess behind the decks, Pagano is an accomplished producer. He has showcased his talent on globally recognized labels such as TRONIC, TOOLROOM, PACHA, NERVOUS, Cr2, 1605, MINISTRY OF SOUND, etc. In 2015, he took the independent route, launching KISM Recordings. His tracks have caught the attention of DJ titans from CARL COX, Adam Beyer, and Paul Van Dyk to TIESTO, Mark Knight, and Danny Tenaglia, consistently charting globally, including momentous positions on Billboard and Beatport. They've consistently ranked in the Top 10 on dance charts across the UK, USA, Germany, and Italy, including notable charts like Billboard, DMC, and Buzz, have been featured on major radio programs, including BBC Radio 1, and have dominated digital music store charts, securing a #4 spot on Europe's iTunes Dance Album Chart and achieving five #1 position on Beatport's House and Techno Top 100 charts."

The challenges of the pandemic didn't deter Pagano. He released three tracks on Mark Knight's TOOLROOM and TOOLROOM TRAX labels, garnering widespread support from artists like TENSNAKE and DAVID GUETTA and airplay on prominent stations such as BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM. Notably, 'Peace & Unity' hit the Top 10 on the UK COOL CUTS and UK UPFRONT charts. Additionally, he made his debut on CHRISTIAN SMITH's renowned Techno label TRONIC, releasing 6 tracks, notably including the celebrated 'Panta Rhei' and 'Transfigurations' EPs, both of which secured spots in the Beatport Techno Top 10. Simultaneously, Pagano curated a series of impactful live streams, notably joining DJ Mag's Top 100 Alternative Countdown and the BEATPORT Re:Connect series. His Tronic Thursdays livestream, set against baroque architecture in his hometown Catania, Sicily, garnered over 116,000 views on Facebook.

Over the past year, notable moments include Pagano's performance at Berlin's Love Parade reincarnation, Rave the Planet, and his appearance at official afterparties hosted by TRONIC and B:East Berlin. With performances spanning global cities from Tokyo to Paris and an upcoming TRONIC EP, Pagano remains deeply committed to his core passion: sharing cherished music with enthusiasts worldwide.

Instagram: @djpagano

Facebook: www.facebook.com/djpaganofanpage

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/pagano

👉 PAGANO plays Extra Dirty, exclusively in Sydney on Sunday March 3rd at Space Nightclub Sydney BUY TICKETS HERE

 

Written by : Mel Feisty Fitzpatrick