Betty Kang ~ The Balance series continues to evolve and always has the ability to deliver elements of surprise and intrigue with each release, none more so, than introducing the latest addition to it’s already impressive list of compilers, Desyn Masiello. Desyn is one of the very few DJ’s in recent years that has stood out and caught the ear of some of the worlds largest DJs (with Deep Dish, Sander Kleinenberg and Danny Howells nominating him as their 'future DJ Hero' in DJ Magazine's Top 100 poll). With many established DJs and newcomer DJs leaning towards a particular style and musical range many are pigeon holed into a 'genre' of music. Desyn, however, has managed to establish his own sound that crosses boundaries and makes difficult to categorize.
Desyn incorporates house classics, deep, tech, funky and progressive in his sets. His musical taste takes inspiration from everything and anything that he feels. "I listen and take inspiration from almost any type of music. Many tracks I find may not be instantly playable, so I use technology such as Pro Tools and Ableton live to re-edit tracks or update them so they will then fit into my vision of how the music should sound on the dance floor”.
2002 saw Desyn's career skyrocket; with Deep Dish's exclusive US booking agency, Bullitt, signing him up to their US roster. 2002 kept Desyn packed with tours and performances. Kicking off the year with a cover mount CD for DJ Magazine (WMC issue), headlining at Glastonbury, and performing notable 6-hour sets around the globe and guesting in venues such as Cream (Liverpool), Gatecrasher and Renaissance (Worldwide).
During a hectic 2003, Desyn embarked on a global tour supporting his Yoshitoshi 3 'In House We Trust' CD. Performing 80 dates in 100 days, in some of the world's largest venues, for some of the most renowned companies, sponsors and festivals around the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Malaysia, Asia, Middle East, North and South America. Having already released the highly acclaimed mix CD 'In House We Trust 3' (Yoshitoshi), and DJ magazines' WMC '02 cover mount, Desyn was steering his exciting new label Alternative Route (house and progressive) into the forefront of the scene. With his first signing (2001) being the mighty KC Flight 'Voices' and one of the most recent and successful releases being the colossal Chable & Bonnici 'Ride'. Other releases have included tracks from friends and producers, 16B, PMT, Creamer & K and DJ Vibe. The success of these tracks On Alternative Route are testament to Desyn's A&R ability to unearth superb originals, both new and old.
2004... Desyn's productions pointed the way to an exhilarating future. His first two singles with co-idiots Omid 16b and Leon Roberts, The Idiots 'Feel The Rush' and 'Keep it Real' (Sexonwax) were featured on Danny Howells' 24/7 Compilation. His first remix (Solar Plexus) is exhibited on Deep Dish's Global Underground (025). Desyn has completed remixes and edits for Yoshitoshi - Brother Brown's 'King's of Tomorrow', Eddie Amador's 'Psycho Ex-girlfriend' and the merging of 'Loudeast and Luzon'. The Idiots produced 'Dogman', remixed Danny Howell's, 'Spikes' (Sexonwax) as well as two remixes’ of 'Sharpside', Belgian Resistance (Renaissance). John Digweed requested Desyn join him on his 'End Of Summer Tour' around the USA. Having joined forces with The Collective Agency (USA) and Excession (UK), a nomination for BBC Radio 1’s “Essential Mix of the Year”, together with being handpicked to lead off the Original Series CD (OS_1) on Bedrock Desyn's profile continued to grow.
2005… A third record label “Symphonic” will be launched in July and run in conjunction with 4 international artists based around the world. With one of his best WMC’s to date, a Radio 1 “Live” Essential Mix and this outstanding “Balance 008” double mix compilation, we should be seeing Desyn further establish his name as one of the high, ranking, international DJs.
Desyn Masiello US Tour Dates
12.09.05 - Five - Washington, DC
12.10.05 - Bed - NYC
12.14.05 - Anu - San Francisco
12.16.05 - King King - Los Angeles
12.17.05 - Shine - Miami
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