The strong force in Desyn Masiello's sound enables him to stand out from the crowd. With many established DJs and nucomer DJs leaning towards a particular style and musical range many are pigeon holed into a 'genre' of music. Desyn, however, has managed to establish a sound that crosses boundaries and making his sound impossible to categorize. “I listen to as much music as I can as often as possible… all different types and genres.... From everything I hear I take what I think is the most suitable and meaningful to me; through DJ’ing I join the music into an orgasmic experience for the listener. Orgasmic is a somewhat strange way to describe what I do - but its descriptive. You see with my sets, at first I excite, building them up slowly, teasing you on the way… banging you hard at the end making you explode!”
Desyn Masiello incorporates house classics, deep, tech, funky and progressive. His musical taste takes inspiration from acid house, funk, soul, disco, rock, Indie, Brazilian, carnival, reggae, dub... the list is endless. "Many tracks I find may not be instantly playable to the new generation of dance, music, fanatics. So I use technology such as pro tools to re-edit tracks; they will then fit into my visions and slot into my sets”. Examples of Desyn’s edits that are played (by himself as well as fellow DJs/Producers) have been of Yellow, Blondie, the Eurythmics, The Beatles, Depeche Mode and James Brown.
Desyn's love of house music began in 1989. Born and raised in London he was exposed to the acid house movement at 16. Having bought his first set of turntables in 1990 and working for 9 years as a “computer techie” his passion and real love in life was DJ’ing. Quitting his “techie” job in 2000 for a string of gigs for Sony, a residency at THE BIG MOJO (London) Desyn was heading for his international DJ career.
2001 saw Desyn’s calling skyrocket; with Deep Dish’s exclusive US Réserver agency, Bullitt, signing him up. 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, performing his notable 6 hour sets around the globe and guesting in venues such as Cream (Liverpool), Gatecrasher, Renaissance (Worldwide) and repeat dates in Privilege (Ibiza).
During the hectic 2003 Desyn embarked on a global tour supporting his Yoshitoshi 3 “In House We Trust” CD. (Venues provided). 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. Other highlights throughout 2003 included Sander Kleinenberg selecting Desyn Masiello to DJ alongside him at his EVERYBODY night, Ibiza, as well as to join along side him at his party with Sasha, in the Hague.
2003… having already released the highly acclaimed mix CD “In House We Trust 3” (Yoshitoshi), and DJ magazines’ cover mount CD “WMC”, Desyn was steering his firmly established, international label, Alternative Route (house and progressive) to first place. With the first signing (2001) being the mighty KC FLIGHTT '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. 2003 saw the launch of Desyn’s second label SEXONWAX co-owned with 16b. The label has already gained international reputation for superb releases from dance legends MR C and Danny Howells (with a second single forthcoming). Having been hard at work in the studio with recognized producers, 16B and Leon Roberts (UBU), the trio otherwise known as “The Idiots”, have made several superb hits.
Desyn’s productions are pointing the way to an exciting future. With his first two singles, The Idiots “Feel The Rush” and “Keep it Real” on Sexonwax both already featuring on Danny Howells' 24/7 compilation; his first remix (Solar Plexus) is exhibited on Deep Dish’s Global Underground (025). Desyn Masiello 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” (all to be released Mid 2004); The Idiots produced “Dogman”, they have remixed Danny Howell’s, “Spikes” again on Sexonwax; forthcoming also, are two Idiots remixes of “Sharpside“, Belgian Resistance on Renaissance (June 2004).
With Desyn Masiello’s 5th WMC under his belt and a Far Eastern tour completed Desyn will be heard from all sides of the world this year. Together with a new mix CD on its way, a Radio 1 “Hot Mix” and “Essential Selection” forthcoming, several productions, accapellas and remixes: Desyn Masiello is certainly one to watch out for in 2004!