DJ Pagano is originally from Italy but now a proud Londoner, Pagano is arguably the most successful DJ and Producer to come out of the London gay scene during the last decade and has been recently described in the most important club-culture publication in the world ‘DJ Mag’ as”mind-blowing”. 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.
As a producer, Pagano has completed a number of releases on many prestigious 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 and many others.
Pagano’s productions have been supported during their DJ sets and Radio Shows, by a variety of DJs including big names 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 and many many others.
Throughout the years Pagano’s original productions and remixes have reached the Top Ten of the official dance charts in the UK, USA, Germany, Italy including the Billboard, DMC and Buzz charts and have been played in the dance music programmes of radios as important as the British BBC Radio 1. The majority 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.
Resident DJ at events such as Rapido After in Amsterdam, Alegria in New York City, La Demence in Brussels, Matinée’s Circuit Festival in Barcelona and Trade in London, Pagano has played at many of the world’s most iconic events and clubs including: Amnesia – Space and Privilege in Ibiza, Space in Miami, Space Of Sound – Kluster and WE Party in Madrid, The Week in Sao Paulo, Hell & Heaven Festival in Brazil, White Party Palm Springs, Miami’s White Party, Miami’s Winter Party Festival, Pines Party in Fire Island, The Pavilion in Fire Island, The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown, Disney’s Gay Days/Wonder World in Orlando, San Diego Pride, New York City’s legendary ‘Dance On The Pier’, Industry – Magnitude and Sanctuary in San Francisco, Circus – Black & Blue and Divers/Citè in Montreal, Coda in Toronto, Living in Mexico City, Arq in Sydney, Ministry Of Sound – EGG – Fabric – Room Service – Beyond – Fire – Crash – Area in London, FFF at Haoman 17 in Tel Aviv, KitKat and GMF in Berlin, GreenKomm and Sexy in Cologne, Scream and Queen in Paris, Discoteque in Moscow, Gay Village – GiAM/Gorgeous and Muccassassina in Rome, the list goes on…
In 2015 Pagano felt it was time to launch his own independent record label in the U.K., and so he came out with the KISM Recordings concept. The idea was to create an unrestricted platform to showcase the evolution of Pagano’s sound and of the sound of the producers that Pagano champions during his DJ sets. The KISM Recordings style is a mixture of House, Tech House and Techno. Some of the artists already involved in the first couple of releases include Filterheadz, Jason Chance, Twofalls, Kostas Maskalides, Angel Heredia, Obi Baby and obviously Pagano himself.