Originally from Italy but now a proud Londoner, sexy bear Pagano is one of the most successful DJs and producers to come out of the London gay scene He was even described by DJ Mag as “mind-blowing”. I know! He was! So guess what…. XXL has GOT HIM for Pride!
So while you gird your loins and groom your fur, ready for his sure-to-be sensational set on Saturday June 25th, familiarize yourself with this Pagano fact-file! We love a fact file, makes us feel so educated. If you don’t care for facts though, just have a gander at his photos. CRUMPET.
1. As a producer, Pagano produced tracks for labels worldwide such as MARK KNIGHT’s label TOOLROOM Records (UK), Cr2 (UK), UMEK’s label 1605, Stefano Noferini’s DEEPERFECT (Italy), My Digital Enemy’s ZULU (UK), DJ Chus’ label STEREO PRODUCTIONS (Spain), HOTFINGERS (Italy), TWISTED AMERICA (USA), NERVOUS (USA), The Cube Guys’ CUBE Recordings (Italy) TOMMY BOY (USA), KULT (USA), S2G (Germany), PACHA Recordings, MINISTRY OF SOUND & more
2. Pagano productions have been supported by a variety of DJs such as: Carl Cox, Umek, Danny Tenaglia, Nicole Moudaber, Mark Knight, Chus & Ceballos, Roger Sanchez, Cristian Varela, Stefano Noferini, Route94, Skream, Format:B, Tiesto, Chuckie, Wally Lopez, Paul Van Dyk, Fergie, Cevin Fisher, Bob Sinclar, Quentin Harris, Danny Rampling, Abel, Ralphi Rosario, Dj Vibe, Dubfire, Sister Bliss, Prok & Fitch, Alex Kenji, Hoxton Whores
3. Pagano’s original productions and remixes have reached the Top Ten of the official dance charts in: UK, USA, Germany, Italy. Including the Billboard, DMC and Buzz charts and have been played in the dance music programmes of radio stations like BBC Radio 1.
4. Most of Pagano’s single and compilation releases have stormed the sales charts in all the major digital music stores worldwide including a #4 in the iTunes Dance Album Chart in Europe and two #1 in the Beatport House and Beatport Techno releases TOP 100 sales charts. CHART TOPPER!
5. Pagano has his own independent record label: KISM Recordings. The KISM Recordings style is a mixture of House, Tech House and Techno. KISM featured artists
Filterheadz, Jason Chance, Twofalls, Kostas Maskalides, Angel Heredia, Obi Baby …and obviously Pagano himself!
6. Finally, Pagano’s years of DJ gigs at the most important straight venues and gay events in the world, have helped bridge the gap between the scenes!
• Don’t miss Pagano’s set, between 2am-6am, on Saturday 25th June for XXL London Pride at Pulse (1 Invicta Plaza, South Bank, SE1 9UF), 9pm-9am. £9 members, £16 guests.